Friday, May 31, 2013

Family Update

Its time for a major family update..

Tom-Daddy is finishing up his 15th week in the academy. He is told they will graduate end of July/beginning of August. Theyre very last minute with planning it..they need to work it around the bosses schedule. He is doing really well..2nd in his class. A few weeks back, he got to drive the squads around the runway at O'Hare airport. That was a pretty fun week for him! We are soaking in this time with a normal schedule, especially now that we live together! We celebrated our 7 year anniversary by moving that day. I still want to go out to eat and acknowledge day soon!

Erin-I have had the most uncomplicated twin pregnancy and I am thankful as each day passes. I may suck at getting pregnant, but my body can cook some healthy babies. I had cervix checks at 16, 18, 20 and 22 weeks. I was a little worried between the 20 and 22 week check this past week. Ive been feeling more pressure/pains but luckily, my rockstar cervix is going strong at just under 5cm. Im finally gaining some weight..up about 12 lbs now. Im feeling big and get out of breath pretty easily. Im staying active with the boys and going to try and enjoy our adventures now while theyre still simple! I go back to the OB in 2 weeks and start growth ultrasounds at 26 weeks.

Trevor-Trevor is loving our new place. We have a fun backyard and he is in love with a park a few blocks away. He has done so well with all of the changes weve had the past few months. When we were driving back from Wisconsin and heading to our new home, he asked, "Where are we going, Mama?" I said, "Home!" His response was.."WHO'S HOME?" He loves feeling the babies move and suggested Wreck it Raplh and Gavin for names. :) I submitted an application for him to go to a preschool for all program next year. Im really hoping he gets in. The school is blocks from us and looks amazing. He is very smart and social and would love the routine, I think. His allergies have been pretty bad this year. Hes on a few daily medications and some days he is so irritated and it greatly affects his mood. We saw a new allergist and suggested allergy shots. We are totally on board, but need to find one closer to home as they are weekly. Trevor ran into a shelf at buybuybaby about two weeks back. Poor guy needed 2 stitches in his eyebrow and sported quite the black eye. He was amazing through the process and didnt flinch. 

Gavin-This boy is trouble! He has grown up so much in the past few months. He is talking a ton! He repeats most things you say and my favorite is love you. He says hi, Mama, Dada, blankie, ninny, all done, please, baby, hello, baba, choo choo, vroom vroom, etc. It amazes me how much he understands. He shakes his head yes as a response to most things. He follows commands. If you take his diaper off, he will pee/poop within 30 seconds. He is addicted to his blanket and pacifier. He just cut his first 2 molars and after weeks of bad sleeping, slept through the night 2 nights in a row! He is nuts about Trevor. Gavin is the most affectionate baby, always willing to kiss, hug or snuggle. His hair is getting curly at the back and I adore it. He is a climber! Hes very mischievous and has the cutest giggle. He is still very tiny and I will have stats at his 15 month appointment next week. Ive been chunking him up with pediasure in addition to food! His new cheese face is hilarious and just like Trevors at this age.

Baby A-Baby got a perfect report at my 20 week scan. Hes a bit bigger than B and is currently head down. At 22 weeks, we couldnt get any good face shots. He had his hand up and Baby B's feet in his face. He has no name but does have a car seat and coming home outfit. :)

Baby B-We are pretty sure we know his name but wont make a final decision until we decide on A's. He is breech and enjoys kicking his brother in the face. He was measuring exactly as he should at 20 weeks. They saw a spot on his heart and assured me its nothing to worry about. Of course, I worried. We got fabulous face shots at 22 weeks. I think he looks like Gavin. 

Other life happenings..were loving our new neighborhood and of course, loving our time together. We really plan to soak it in until Tom graduates and has a wacky schedule for months. We will go to the cottage every few weekends. No other major plans have been made, since I know everything can change in an instant. Ill have to do a little house tour soon. Have a good weekend, everyone!


Jordyn said...

will you announce the twins names before they're born or wait?

Congratulations again on the whole family doing well! So happy all the boys are healthy and that you're family is united once again!

Kelly said...

I am so glad that life is going so well and the boys are adapting so well to moving!
Can't wait to hear the boy's names...excited to see what you guys chose!
Have a great rest of your weekend!

Jodi said...

thanks for update. Your life is always so interesting :)