Saturday, February 28, 2009

Baby Shower

Here are a few pictures from today's shower.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

25 weeks!!

Wow, Did I ever think I would be typing this blog and posting my 25 week belly picture?! It is so nice to finally be able to breathe a little and know that all will be ok... I remember oh so vividly just 13 weeks ago, when I thought I would never get through the 1st trimester with this pregnancy and now I am only 3 weeks away from the 3rd trimester! Wow. I am thrilled!

I even was able to pack up the doppler from last night. Now that the boys are moving like crazy and at 25 weeks, if I am really worried about them, I will need to call labor & delivery instead of frantically trying to find their heartbeats. That $25/month doppler was without a doubt my saving grace so many days. To hear that thump, thump, thump; absolutely priceless.

Here is the belly picture: ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Although all I do is complain...

I am writing this post to first bump that picture down! My goodness, I should have looked in the mirror! I have been having issues with my hair lately, Dustin got his cut tonight and I need to follow suit. I have this growing belly, which I know is what you are all looking at, not my hair...

I am finally starting to get all the comments from strangers. At the eye doctor, the lady says to me, "Oh! You must be ready to have a baby any day!" No... I am due in June. BIG EYES... I reply, I am having twins. Lady, "You are going to be so BUSY!" Really? You are a brainiac. We know we are going to be busy. We don't need everyone and their uncle reitirating that to us every two seconds. It is kind of rude first of all... And second, to anyone who has ever dealt with a loss, do you know what the JOY contains of having TWO babies? We prayed feverishly for ONE and God has blessed us with twins. I don't really care how "busy" we are going to be!

And yes, I complain, a lot. Not because I am not grateful, because I am, more than my fingers could ever type. I am one of few, a Mother of Multiples. I get to feel TWO babies growing in side of me. We are going to raise TWIN boys. The thought of it excites me more than I could explain. And yeah, I whine. I am tired. I am trying to do too much. I can't tie my shoes anymore or see my feet. I am getting my first pregnancy stretch marks, despite using the "pregnancy" lotion. My hips hurt. I have heartburn. I am still puking. My back hurts. My feet hurt. I can't walk up the stairs without running out of breath.

But, I wouldn't trade it for a second. And just because I complain does not mean that I am ungrateful. Tonight, the boys were kicking up a storm, and I put Dustin's hand on my tummy and they kicked at him for a while. The glimmer in his eyes and he played with his sons for the first time, it brought tears to my eyes. The fact that we are giving this gift to each other and to the world, it blows my mind.

Before I go, I ask for special prayers for Dustin's uncle, Damon. He has always been a great uncle and very close to Dusty, he is having a bypass surgery tomorrow on his leg and we pray for success. He is young, the youngest Grieser, and has dealt with diabetes for many years all ready.

Hopefully, this isn't full of too many errors. For whatever reason, the spell check isn't working, nor are my eyes. I haven't slept for about 20 hours... and haven't slept for more than 2 hours since Saturday night. Oh! I know! How much longer can I do that?! Until Dr. Roberts says ENOUGH! I see her again on Friday, Feb. 27th.

Sleep Tight. Kiss your babies, rub your tummies.
Lots of Love,
The Mommy and the twins in my tummy

Sunday, February 15, 2009

24w, 1d - belly picture

Hello Blog Followers-- I am sorry I didn't post these yesterday, at 24w, 0d. I have been so exhausted. You can ask Dustin, I sleep all the time. We came home from birthing classes yesterday, I fell asleep on the couch from 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m., then, I went to bed from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. I am WAY more tired now than I EVER was in the first trimester. I napped again this afternoon, and apparently stole all the blankets. (Sorry Honey...) I wish I wasn't so tired to do more, I guess I will just wait until I get that "nesting" burst of energy right before the babies come.

We enjoyed birthing class, like Dustin, I was a little sorry NO ONE else talked. We were the only ones to ask questions, etc. It was kind of disappointing in that regard, but the instructor was really good, she had twins via C-Section at 37 weeks. I bet she maybe weighed 105 lbs., I really wonder where those babies hung out for nine months! I knew a lot of what she was talking about, but I did learn some new things. I was really impressed with the birthplace. I just hope we can deliver there and not the University, but we will do whatever is best for the boys.

The babies are kicking all the time now, it is so fun. They love to hear other babies laughing, they go crazy! We haven't been around our nephews lately because they have had the flu, but I can't wait to see them and see what the boys do when Ethan & Owen laugh. We were just listening to videos on You Tube and definitely the craziest they have ever been. I actually can feel the difference now, and last night, after a bad dream about zombies, Max kicked me for probably an hour!

Notice that Dustin posted the boys names. Zach is baby A and Max is baby B.

Enjoy the pictures and hopefully most of you get a nice vacation day tomorrow. I don't have school, but with the amount of sleep I have been craving, I doubt I will even notice the break.

Big Hugs & Love to All, Sara

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Child Prep Classes

Well, these weren't nearly as bad as I thought they were going to be.

The lady who taught the class, Christine, was very nice and definitely knew what she was talking about. I felt kind of bad for her a couple times because you could tell that she wanted some interaction from the class and it just wasn't happening. Ah well, still quite informative none the less.

I think I got out of the lactation classes, so woo-woo for me. That just sounds wrong. Lactation. Ugh.

Pretty sure that Sara will post some 24week belly pick-sures tomorrow at some point. She's been passed out ever since we got home from class.

Take care.

Monday, February 9, 2009

23 week, 2 days Belly Pictures

Here are the weekly belly pictures. I love how my little bump is growing with these boys inside!

Be sure to read Dustin's post from Friday night. I am the luckiest momma in the entire world.


Friday, February 6, 2009


Hello All,

How is everybody tonight?

It's truly amazing how big Sara's belly is getting and how beautiful she looks as a pregnant Momma. It's so much fun watching her tum-tum grow knowing that the boys that look so peaceful and serene in the pictures will soon be here ravaging our house and tearing up my grass that I have worked so hard to get growing. :-)

I had a great discussion with my cousin Heather tonight. It was really nice hearing from you, if you read this! She was telling me what a blessing her children are and how much fun she has with them. It put a lot of things in perspective for me as far as what I am looking forward to. It's easy to sit here and look at things technically and try to cross every T and dot every I, but what she helped me realize is that having kids is more than that. It's an opportunity to love and care for something far greater than you could have ever comprehended before.

Maybe it was the way I grew up (which wasn't entirely bad at all, so please don't read that into this!) but I've really only known one way my whole life; my own way. That has its good and bad traits to it, but being forced to open up and realize that instead of living my life for me (and sometimes Sara - wink wink...) I will now be living it for somebody else. It's definitely a good thing, and gives us both something to look forward to every day instead of the daily grind of working, coming home, bitching and moaning about work, going to sleep so we won't be tired at work and then praying that the weekend brings some solace. That's a pretty shitty way of going about life, isn't it?

I've always been very selfish. I'm an only child; it's the only way I know and I am sticking with that reasoning. ;-) I can feel myself transforming and being more open to a family life. I've always known that I have wanted children - that has never been an issue, but it has always been very, very difficult for me to let other people into my own little circle. When I first met Sara, one of the first things that we talked and agreed upon was that we wanted kids and a family. Knowing that the family life that I have always envied from afar is going to be happening in my own house is very eye-opening and inspiring. All the things that I didn't have when I was growing up, the love from certain people that I never got are nothing but motivators to make sure that our family will be the one that people are jealous of.

I truly can't wait to meet my boys in person. I get kind of choked up even when I type that. It's one of those deals that you never think would happen to you. When I rub Sara's belly at night (she likes that - she says it's relaxing, it's not some sicko-perverted-fetish-freaky thing so get your mind out of the gutter) there is an overwhelming sense of pride and optimism that I have yet to be able to duplicate with any other thing. Suddenly material possessions feel pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

I still like the Camaro a lot, though...

Long story short is that I am still pretty damn excited about this whole deal and I want to thank each and every one of you for reading our silly little blog and joining in on our story. I think it will be pretty fun to show the boys when they get older all of the sarcastic and humorous (?) remarks and posts we made when they were still in Ma's belly.

Anyhoo, forgive my rambling. It's about 11PM, Sara and Alex are asleep upstairs and I am not tired so I thought I would "treat" you all to a little something-something on a late Friday evening.

Have a good weekend.


22w, 6d Appointment

I went to the doctor this morning in Zimmerman with my regular OB and I have zippo to report. It was actually boring!! I am thankful nothing is wrong, but we're talking absolutely NO excitement.

Vitals were great, my blood pressure was 117/68. My urine was clear, nothing funky growing in there. Dr. Roberts listened to the heartbeats, both strong! I gained 5 lbs. since my last appointment, for a total of 13 lbs. so far.

I go to the doctor again in three weeks for another check-up and the one hour gluclose screen to check for gestational diabetes. We have another ultrasound on March 18th to check for growth.

I still have the whooshing, and nothing really helps that. But since my blood pressure is so stellar, she is definitely not concerned.

The boys have been kicking like crazy and obviously, growing even crazier.

I will post a belly pic tomorrow and I guess really nothing else, since the twins are behaving like such good little boys!

Love, Sara

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Another Ultrasound Update

All went well.

Baby A is 1 lb 5 oz, Baby B is 1 lb 2 oz. Both are progressing perfectly and are very healthy. The doctor gave us two thumbs up as he walked out the door.

We had our third different ultrasound tech and third different doctor and we can't be more impressed with the UofM Fetal Center on the Riverside Campus. They have all been wonderful - eagerly explaining every question we have and setting all our fears aside when they are checking out different aspects of the boys. I doubt that any of you that work there are reading this, but if you are; thank you.

Anywho, pictures!

Baby B with one hand in front of his face:

Baby B with his hands in front of his face:

Baby A on the left, head of Baby B on the right:

Profile of Baby A:

I will try to post some more shortly. We have a few more that didn't come digitally that I have to scan and then post.

Thanks for reading!