Monday, September 28, 2009

Some free diaper giveaways!!


So, upon entering this new cloth diapering world I've come across some ways in which to enter to win free diapers! I finally decided that I would blog about the giveaways periodically because 1) it helps my chances of winning and 2) it will be a good resource for any of my friends who do (or will) cloth diaper their kiddos- because they can enter to win too. Here goes :)

1) Diaper Discussions is giving away a Hybrid Pocket AIO diaper. This diaper looks pretty cool since it is an all-in-one diaper (no stuffing required) but that you can actually add an insert if you need extra absorbency. They come in lots of cool colors too! Click here to get to the giveaway!!

2) The Cloth Diaper Whisperer (Through Kelly's Closet) is giving away two (2) BabyKicks One-Size Bumboo Pocket Diapers with two (2) Joey Bunz Inserts. I hear that the inserts these diapers come with are incredible as they are super absorbent yet trim too (they are made with hemp). The diaper is new to Kelly's Closet but seems like it would be an incredible diaper as it is made with snaps (durable) and one size (cost effective). I'm excited to possibly win and try this diaper!! Click here to get to the giveaway!
3) Cloth Diaper Tips is giving away six (6)!!! bumgenius 3.0 cloth diapers. That is incredible!! These are the diapers that we bought first to use with Owen and which he wears most often (we only have two other kinds that I bought to see if I like for the twins). These diapers are awesome in so many ways and have really held up well. Click here to get to the giveaway!

4) The First Time Around blog is giving away a lot of things. Click on the links to get to the giveaways. 1) See Kai Run: the winner wins a pair of these great shoes of their choice from the See Kai Run website. 2) Wet happened? Wet bag: the winner gets a free travel size wet bag. These are great to put dirty cloth diapers or anything wet in while out on the go. You can also go to the company's website- Let's Go Strolling. 3) Fuzzi Bunz os diapers: the winner receives three of these diapers! Company's website: Fuzzi bunz 4) Snap-Ez Eco diaper: the winner receives one of these diapers! They look pretty cool. Company website: Snap-Ez

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Correction #2

My loving husband informed me that photobooth is actually two words. Photo booth. There.

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My loving husband informed me that the last video was not taken on imovie but on photobooth. Apologies to any confused Mac users :P.

Owen on imovie

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Aunti T (Tiffany) watched Owen last night and took some pretty cute videos of Owen on imovie (the camera attached to our computer). Thought I'd share one. Shout-outs to Tiffany for watching Owen for us :).

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Updates!


I had an appointment with my perinatologist on September 15 and have some fun ultrasounds to show from it! Sorry I didn't get them up earlier ;). The nurse who took these photos was a different nurse than the last two times and this nurse tends to prefer the profile shots over faces, feet, arms, and legs. I find that I do also :). The first two pics are of baby A and the third is baby B. I think you can really tell a difference in their noses and faces in general in these pictures. The doctor said that he couldn't be more pleased with how they look and how they are growing! I was so thankful to hear that! I also am super thankful to have good insurance as I found out that every appointment I have with the perinatologist cost $2500+!!!! I can't hardly even believe it! I am supposed to have that appointment ever 4 weeks or so in addition to regular appointments. The perinatologist (or Paleontologist as Becky calls him) has to fly in from Salt Lake City- so that is a part of it!






As of this Thursday I am 24 weeks!! The time has just flown by! I am starting to feel very, very big (still a long way to go) and more tired- but thankfully good overall! I think my belly looks similar to the 24 week illustration below which is a bit scary because as the illustrations progress it starts getting pretty huge!!


Owen has been growing up so much and it seems like every day he is turning more and more into a little boy. He loves his toy cars which now have life and sound as everything in the house is a possible runway. He crawls into my lap often signing "please" with a book in hand. His understanding has grown a ton and I am amazed at how much he understands.



The little sneaky got a couple tomatoes we picked in the greenhouse when I wasn't looking (okay I admit I was not paying attention while reading the paper) and I felt a little wetness and looked up and he was happily smashing the tomatoes together with juices and seeds squirting everywhere. I laughed.




The tomato video and then just fun video. Ahhh look at how big he is getting!! But he sure is cute!!
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Haha when I watch these videos again I realized that I sounded a little grossed out after he threw the tomato in the trash. Well, what you can't really see is that I had just swept and the tomato had hair and dirt all over it which just stuck to his wet hands. It was actually really gross in real life. The second video although he's super cute and happy he keeps pooping- which is funny, but not what I was going for :). Well, here you get to see a little bit of real life!!

There has been a lot of outreach opportunities also with the church which we are really thankful for. Matt has been tag-team teaching a "Strengthening Your Relationships" class on Tuesday nights which has been offered to the community. We advertised in the paper and through fliers. It is a class designed to basically give a biblical foundation for relationships and help people to strengthen them (hence the title :). It is geared to believers and unbelievers alike with a strong gospel focus. It is really exciting as people have been coming and it has been a long anticipated event for our church.

We are also going to have two "community days" in October where on Oct 4 we are offering to do any household chores people may have and on Oct 10 we are passing out free firewood which we will cut and split. A Master's College team is coming out for Outreach Week which we are really thankful and excited for. They will be here from the 3rd through the 10th and help us with community day and with getting the wood to give out.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt!!

Matt said he had a great birthday on Tuesday and we had a lot of fun celebrating. I'm so thankful to have celebrated four of his birthdays with him!! We had a quiet evening- Matt barbecued steak and I made him his favorite cake- crazy cake with buttercream frosting (with a little Oreo crumbles on top)!!



I always forget not to turn the camera when I take video!
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Ultrasound Pics!!

Twin B's foot

Twin B's right arm

Twin B's left Arm

Twin B's face

Twin A's face

Twin A's arm

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Little Girls!!

So, I'm sure anyone who would read my blog has already heard that we found out that it looks like "most definitely" both little babies are girls! My doctor flew in from Salt Lake City and I was his first appointment and he was a bit late so another lady (I'm not sure exactly what her title would be) who was real sweet started the ultrasound. First things first she wanted to find out the sex. So she went to Twin A and said, "That looks like a girl"; then on to Twin B and, "That looks like a girl too!" She said it so quickly and looked so quickly that I wasn't sure if that was the final call or not. I was so shocked because I just wasn't expecting two girls! I asked again and then maybe another time and she gave me a good look and yep, definitely looks like girls ;)! The doctor arrived and confirmed that judgement and that was that! I really appreciated having such an experienced doctor there who really knows what he is doing. He had dealt with many, many multiples. He confirmed everything that my regular ob/gyn had said which comforted me quite a bit. We were told one of the little girls (Twin A) has part of what goes along with her kidneys (I obviously wasn't quite sure what he was talking about) is more dilated than it should be. I could go away on its own but if not she may need to be on antibiotics when she's born and possibly have surgery. The doctor said that this problem would be the one I would pick if I could pick problems and the it is nothing for me to worry about now. It will not harm her a bit now and will just be something to work on if it is not resolved later. He said everything else looks great!

After the appointment Matt and I went to Hagen Dazs to celebrate and enjoyed our little secret for about 30 min until we started calling friends/family :). As the reality of what we'd been told started to sink in we kept getting more and more excited. We went by a nearby baby store to do our first girl shopping as part 2 of our celebration but stopped short as onesies were $48!! (Welcome to Jackson!) I'm just so thrilled and thankful at the idea of having two sweet little girls and think that it couldn't be any more perfect. Matt also said today that he's sad they are going to grow up and get married. I kind of smiled and asked if he is sad Owen will get married one day (he has always talked about that with excitement) and he said not as much. Something about daddies and little girls!!

I do have ultra-sound pictures but don't have the time now to put them up- but they will come soon!