Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Point Dinosaur Museum

Brian took both girls to the Dinosaur Museum! He met his brother Tim there for support but it seems like the girls had a blast

Naomi: I love Dinosaurs from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Gwen at Thanksgiving Point from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

TRex is my favorite Dinosaur from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A little bit of Texas

I just have a few Texas videos to share. Our first video is all of the cousins lining up and getting their Christmas surprise from Mamu and Papu. Brian's mom made each of the grandkids their own giant pillow with their name in glow in the dark paint. They loved them! Then the rest of the videos is from the family's trip to Battleship Texas in Galveston. There were a lot of videos taken but these were the ones with the girls in them and they don't make me move around to much so you don't get sick from watching them.

Glow In the Dark Pillows from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Battleship Texas from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Gwen's Light Dancing from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Gwen's Monster Walk from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Christmas Presents 2009

I was finally able to get these videos uploaded to blogger! One of these is like 12 minutes long so I don't expect everyone to care to watch it, just my family.

Opening Christmas Presents 2009 from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Opening Dollhouse from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Playing with Dollhouse from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Playing with Laptop from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Stockings and forgotten present from Carrie Ruggles on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our daily life right now

So here is our schedule:

The girls get up about 8am. I wake up and walk downstairs with a pillow and fall back asleep on the couch until about 10am. They eat granola bars and cheerios and watch Dora. I wake up every half hour to Gwen screaming Dora when a new episode starts. haha. At 10am I will make us all waffles - its one of the only sure things that will stay down. I'll stay up a little bit talking to the girls and making sure they eat ok and get some water into them. At around noon I will usually fall back asleep for an hour or sometimes 2. These "sleeps" are very light and I can hear everything the girls are doing. When I wake up from this next nap I never know what to do. The girls should eat, I should eat, but everything sounds gross. We usually just grab a peanut butter sandwich. By this point the house is a disaster area! Once I get something else in me I can usually eat another little thing after a little bit. Brian comes home around 6 either bringing dinner with him or coming home to make us something. He is always shocked at the mess the girls make. Naomi has been very good at cleaning up the living room once we eat dinner before she goes to bed. We have to talk her through it step by step but she does almost all of the work. Sometimes Gwen will pitch in when the work looks fun. Some evenings I am well enough to get up and pitch in with some of the work like laundry or putting the girls to bed. But most days I just lay there while everything gets done around me. Shouldn't that feel nice? Just sitting there while people do stuff for you? It doesn't! It feels awful!

I went to my first doctor appointment on Monday. I am going to Dr Watts recommended to me by my friend Janine. He seems great so I am excited about that. The visit went well until the ultrasound. I was under the assumption that I was about 10-11 weeks along. The ultrasound showed I was only 8 weeks along. That was quite the bummer for me because I was hoping and hoping that at 12 weeks the morning sickness might subside this time. (Though it was very wishful thinking because the last 2 times it went until at least 20 weeks) So I am majorly bummed that I have more time with this morning sickness. I still have hope but its definitely been dashed quite a bit. Anyway, that puts my due date at around August 21st. We saw the heartbeat which Naomi kept saying looked like the baby was talking.

Naomi was hilarious throughout the appointment. As we left the house she asked me where we were going to put the baby in the car. Poor thing thought the baby was coming home with us that day!! I wish! She did not get the concept that we weren't bringing the baby home until we were leaving. The doctor explained to her why we weren't bringing the baby home and I did many times but she was pretty determined. During the exam I had both of the girls holding my hand so they stayed up by my head. Naomi was so upset that she couldn't go watch what the doctor was doing because she wanted to make sure he didn't hurt me. After we saw the ultrasound and she started to understand that the baby was inside my belly a little better, she thought for awhile and then asked if we could just go visit where the baby is so we could snuggle it a little bit. Naomi desperately wants it to be a little boy. Brian is desperate for another girl because he just loves them and thinks boys would be too hard to handle. I don't really care either way. The doctor made a joke about being ready for another little girl so maybe he has some special intuition. Naomi seemed to think maybe it might be a girl after the ultrasound - she said the heartbeat sounded like a girls' heartbeat.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Baby Names Mind Map

I know its early since I really don't even know how far along I am, but at this point what else can I do but think up names....?

So here are some of the boys name I am liking at this point.

Max Owen
Trevor Marshall
Marshall Oliver
or Owen as a first name

Girl names are easier for us. We have sort of been drawn to Bianca so I have up it with a lot of middle name options, but the middle names are also options for first names mostly.

Bianca Miriam
Bianca Grace
Bianca Mae
Bianca Sophia

Anyway, those are a few to get us started. How about a few opinions...

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So we are well behind on Christmas posting. I will be posting video of the girls opening their presents as soon as I can edit it to a proper time frame.

We spent our Christmas in Houston, TX this year with all but one brother from Brian's family. It was fun, especially for the girls who love being with all of their cousins! It was not as warm in Texas as I would have hoped!

The trip was slightly tainted for me, as I'm sure most of you have heard, I am pregnant. We just found out about a week before we flew down to Texas. The only reason I found out was because I was starting to feel nauseous and I recognized the feeling. The entire trip was tainted by the morning sickness! I spent many days just lying down on my air mattress. haha. Its still not as bad as the last two pregnancies but that by no means makes it good. I do get a tiny break at night at around 8pm til midnight. I'm sure the excitement for having a new baby will come soon, but for now I'm just trying to get through this portion. I see lots of sleep in my near future.

Naomi is excited and keeps asking when we get to go pick up the baby. She remembers getting Gwen from the hospital, but thinks its as simple as putting in a call to make sure that baby is ready. haha. Hopefully I'll be off my sick bed soon and back to some normal functions of life. Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and Happy New Year!