Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Videos of the girls talking

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Haircuts etc.

The girls finally got haircuts. So here are the befores and afters:

Gwen:
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Naomi and I both donated our hair to Locks of Love!

Then one day the girls decided it was time to have a snowball fight! I guess middle of summer is a good time to pretend that right? I have been keeping it very cool in the house, even sometimes too cool for myself but I can't stand to be even a little bit hot right now so its usually chilly. Thus, snowball fight!
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Poor sweet Naomi has had some evil reactions to bug bites lately. We kept assuming it must have been a spider, but I think she might just be allergic to mosquitos. Brian is freaking out more than I am saying that she needs to go to a doctor, but each and every bite has almost entirely healed up. So I am not worried.

This was the worst bite! It swelled up a lot and had a blister on top. It was more red than you can actually see in the picture, but it went down the next day.
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We thought this was a separate rash, but I am pretty sure it was just another bite.
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You can see how swollen it is here.
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I am off of bed rest now. I got off on Friday of last week. Now that I am at 36 weeks I am allowed to have the baby whenever. Of course now that I am off bed rest it doesn't feel like she is going to come anytime early. Brian is more excited than I am and keeps reminding me that he can leave work in a moment if I call to tell him I am in labor. The only reason we have survived with the bed rest is because my mom flew out and has been keeping up with the house. Brian says he has been way outdone because she pretty much finished up my "list of things that have to be done before Bianca" and then some. She has found somet things that weren't even on my list, like replacing 90% of the light bulbs in our house because they were burnt out! Oops, I had missed that one! Although it is still Brian's responsibility to paint the living room and sod the backyard. Other than that we are all ready. I am the other hold up in that I need to get some sewing done!! I want to make blankets for Bianca and Gwen for their room. And then I have one more curtain to make to complete their room.

I decided to go ahead and throw Gwen a birthday party this Saturday. I know if I don't do it then I'll keep postponing it and the baby will just be on time and not early. If I throw the party then she will probably come on Saturday right?

Someday we will get some pictures of all of the rooms we have completed, but I have yet to get to that. Soon!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A few more flower clips and tutus

These are some of the only things I can do sitting or laying down. So you may see more and more of these!


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I know these are almost the same but her facial expressions I love!
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Naomi is making a weird smile because she wants to be sure her lack of tooth is showing.
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Flower Clips

I finally got the clips I ordered to make the flower clips for the girls. And here is our result! I have about 10 more I can make but I will be taking it quite slow even though they only take about 2 minutes per clip.
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You can also see that Naomi lost her first tooth yesterday. The tooth fairy came and everything! She told me something about the tooth fairy that I didn't know. Apparently the tooth fairy turns your tooth into sweet dream dust. She was excited to get a dollar for her tooth because she thought she was getting a tooth brush! haha.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bed rest

I have been put on bed rest. I don't know yet if it will be for the rest of the pregnancy or just for a few weeks. Friday night I was feeling contractions and they were painless but I could tell they were coming a lot. So we went to the hospital where we found out the contractions were coming every 4 minutes and I was already dilating. I was able to go home and keep taking the terbutaline to stop the contractions. Tuesday I saw my doctor who recommended a modified bed rest where I can get up to get the girls food and minor things like that but to be in bed as much as possible. At least I get that! It was a very boring and frustrating weekend to say the least! And that is only the beginning with Brian actually being home all weekend. Its very hard to look around and look over my list of things that I need to do and not be able to figure out how I am going to get them done. We have all of the basics in order but there are some aesthetic things and just things that would make life easier if they were done before the baby was born. So for now just know that I am bored and frustrated!