Saturday, September 11, 2010

a new car ...

seat .. people .. not an actual car .. we're too poor for that ;)

paylou got her a new car seat today which i am super excited about! it's just like her brother's now but a different color. i took some pictures [ shocking i know ]

apparently sawyer wasn't pleased that he didn't get a new car seat .. but that was quickly fixed with a bottle of yummy neosure. he was good with it.

payton's car seat was a mess and her head would kinda go flying around the place when she would fall asleep in it. we had to get rid of that thing asap. i sat in the back with the babies on the way home from harris teeter tonight and it was MUCH better.

we had our LAST eye exam last week!! i am SO happy we don't have to go back for a year. we do have to keep an eye out for a couple of things but hopefully they wont have any problems or need glasses. i'm just glad the ROP is gone. i prayed and prayed and prayed. probably to the point of the Lord asking me to stop praying about it hah .. i'm sure he gets a little tired of hearing from me .. i think i talk to him at least 3972063720 times a day.

the twins got their first of two flu shots last week .. they did great .. no crying .. no screaming .. no tears. GO BABIES GO! i need to get one soon .. which there will be crying .. screaming .. and tears .. i'm pretty sure of.

we have liz with the CDSA coming on friday and bringing the physical therapist to evaluate the babies. i really like liz a lot .. i'm hoping the PT will be just as nice.

friday when i got home from work .. jarrod left pretty quick since he needed to leave work early to go with me to JMA to take the twins .. so i ate some lunch and then grabbed sawyer out of his bouncey seat. the boy had poop all down his leg and all in the seat. omgosh i haven't ever seen that much poop in my life!! it was all in his fat rolls on his legs and just caked on his hiney .. it was a hot mess. i just put that boy in the tub and cleaned him up that way. since they are on simply thick .. their poop is always .. how do you say it .. like gel. so it's really gooey .. hah .. okay .. enough amanda. needless to say .. i thanked jarrod for leaving me with that ;)

i get paid next friday which i am SUPER excited about. there's a couple of things i want to get the twins. i did order a smocked crab outfit for payton .. so i've got to order something for sawbug. i didn't see anything i loved for him. it's hard to buy for one and not the other .. so i'll make it up to him this coming weekend :D

i think we have decided on a pirate theme for sawyer on his 1st birthday and hello kitty theme for payton for her 1st birthday. i've already done a lot of research and found everything for both themes. i can't wait! it'll be in february .. during RSV season .. so i'm not quite sure if we should wait to have a party-party with everyone until after RSV season is over with. a lot of people don't know or understand RSV .. but it's a whole other world for parents of preemies. we will keep the babies at home during the months of RSV .. some places i've heard Oct-March and some Oct-May .. so i'll see what JMA tells me. they will be getting the synagis shot monthly to help fight it though. i know some people wont understand the importance of them not getting sick .. even if someone has a runny nose they will not be allowed near the babies. i don't feel bad about this because it's my job to keep my children healthy .. not to sound mean .. but that's that way it is and it's not worth the twins having to be hospitalized if i can prevent that. i will do anything and everything in my power to prevent that.

now a lighter note ;)

the twins are both still sleeping through the night and usually wake up in the mornings as i'm leaving. i usually get a couple of smiles .. which makes my morning (:

i have lots more but it's almost time for bottles and bedtime. talk tomorrow <3

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

i was tagged (:

1. what's your favorite form of exercise?
does anyone really have a 'favorite'?! i would have to say shopping.

2. are you an early bird or night owl?
not really either .. if i'm busy in the AM then it doesn't bother me .. but waking up early with nothing much to do stinks.

3. what's the greatest lesson you learned from your parents?

4. did you choose the right major in college? if no, what would you change?
i went for a semester to go to nursing school but i was working full time and then i became preggers! it was too much for me. i had to work.

5. what kind of driver are you? slow & cautious? calm & assertive? aggressive? road rager?
oh, you don't want to go there with me. people make me SO mad. i'm a good driver .. that's the kind that i am :D

6. can you feel changes in the weather? stiff joints, crazy hair, changes in your skin?

7. what's your best & worst memory from high school?
best : winning homecoming queen.
worst : being cheated on.

8. if you're sad, what's the one thing that can make you happier?
other than my babies and hubby .. the beach.

9. what's your least favorite food?
sushi. ew.

10. as a past wedding guest, what's the one thing that annoyed you? how did you change it at your wedding?
hm .. never really been annoyed .. or at least i haven't noticed anything in particular.

11. what movie can you quote along with the best?
splash, the little mermaid hah

12. what's your favorite thing about blogging?
hopefully the twins will read it one day!

13. if you could live in another decade what would it be and why?
i would have to agree with hannah .. the 90s.

14. where has the best meal of your life been and what was it?
no clueeee.

15. what's your guilty pleasure tv show?
jersey shore. geeez.

Monday, September 6, 2010

lovely babies (:

nichole sent me some pictures that she took yesterday of the twins! we'll get to see the rest in 1-2 weeks!! i LOVE them .. she does amazing work!

i updated but then my mac froze and i had to shut it down .. i am way tired to re-write it all. let's just say .. i know why they call it 'labor day' .. because all i did was labor!

i'll update more tomorrow. we have paylou's eye appointment at 2.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

'ello friends.

yes .. it's been a few days since i've updated but we've been rather busy. i had to take payton to see dr artman last week because she had a _____ pearl. it's a long word and all medical sounding so i didn't quite catch the first part of it. but it's like thrush and nothing to worry about. whew. however i had to take both babies by myself to the doctor's office. that.wasn't.easy. we were late and thankfully dusty came out to the car to help me! and she even wore gloves hah .. that girl makes me smile.

liz from the CDSA came out to meet us and the twins to set up our evaluation of the babies. she was super cool and i just love her to pieces. they are coming on september 17th and bringing the physical therapist to take a look at them both .. and especially payton. i'm glad she's coming with liz. i want to get all the help either baby needs asap so we're tackling it head on. i was filling out the chadis questionnaire for their 6 month well check and they are doing everything they should be for the most part. they aren't grabbing for objects yet .. i believe that's the only thing that neither are really doing as of yet. i'm super proud of them. they are such blessings.

i got my paycheck on friday and by sunday it's gone. not a cent left. we went shopping and both got some new shoes and i got some jeans .. FINALLY. i got a pair from hollister and prayed while trying to fit those hips in those jeans. but they fit and i was happy (: otherwise jarrod would've had to be stuck with me for the rest of the day being ill and upset over the fact that i never eat much and still can't get all my fat into some jeans. needless to say .. he didn't have to endure that for the rest of the weekend. we had a great time at crabtree. people go NUTS over the twins .. especially at that mall for some reason. many, many people stopped us and i had to say "please don't touch!" about 10 times .. but everyone was really cool about it and didn't take offense to it. a couple of people said "well they both look like their daddy! mommy you don't get any credit except for having them!" .. thanks .. appreciate that hah. it does make me smile though that they look like their daddy (: maybe they'll get my brains .. oh Lord .. we're going to be in big trouble then. ;)

i got two pairs of earrings .. because of course i needed those .. and jarrod got two UNC t-shirts, me a UNC dress and the babies matching UNC onesies. we wore those for our family picture (: i can't wait to see the end result.

so after all of that .. and loading my starbucks card for the week .. i'm back down to $0.

i got 2 more weeks to go then we'll go at it again :D i have lots on my list of 'needs'

today nichole came over to take some pictures of the twins and brought along sarah! i've known her from myspace and facebook for years so it was pretty sweet meeting her in person! i was so excited to meet nichole .. her work is absolutely ahhh-mazing! i can't wait to see the pictures and nichole looked precious with her little baby bumperoo (: we had a wonderful time with them and neither baby used the bathroom on her stuff! yay!

sarah, me and nichole

jarrod's parents came by to see the babies for a little while today [they come every sunday] and then we headed to target after they had left. i have been asked now twice in one week if the twins are identical. i'm just going to start saying 'sure are!'

we got home and ate some dinner and now here we are! i received an invitation to carolina conceptions annual baby reunion but we aren't going to be able to go because it's in october and it's at the marbles children's museum. that will be in the dead of RSV season .. and also they can't be around other babies/kids yet. ''/ i really wanted to go .. but the twins' health is so much more important! i also heard about wakemed's NICU having a reunion later this month .. so we might go to that. i'm going to see what nurses will be there and that will probably determine if we go or not. since it wont be in RSV season yet .. and it'll be outside .. we might be able to get away with attending. i'll look into that and make sure it'll be alright.

aunt jen [PREGNANT aunt jen] is coming september 20th to visit. i can't wait to see her and the little peanut!

well .. i think that is about it for now.