xmlns:fb='http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml' Friday Night Wife: May 2013
Four years ago I taught 2nd graders and had for five years. For now the Lord has me staying home with my babies. I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I have been married for 8 years to my best friend who just happens to be a football coach. We have four precious baby girls who keep us very busy. I love to spend time with family, craft, bake, cook, watch football, and whatever else comes up. I am hoping to start up a baking business with cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. I hope you enjoy reading about our life as much as I am enjoying blogging about it!



My Girls

My Girls

Adda B.

Adda B.

Ella Sue

Ella Sue

Chloe & Claire

Chloe & Claire

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Last year at this time I had two girls!  Last year at this time I had no idea I would be pregnant with TWO more girls!  I feel so very lucky that God choose me to be the mommy to these girls!  I feel so lucky that I will get to show them Jesus each day.  Some days more than others, I'm sure!    For some reason He thinks I'm good at this mom thing and I will try each day to be a Godly Mommy to all four of them!  I hope they will see exactly what I saw in my Momma growing up!  My Dad sent me a text yesterday morning that made me cry.  It made me feel even more lucky and grateful that God choose me!   

Happy Mother's Day!  Who would have known the wonderful Mom that our little Jocelyn Suzanne would grow up to be.  You have done well with Adda and Ella!  You have a great challenge ahead of you, but I know you will do well with Chloe and Claire.  Just acknowledge everyday that you can't, but The Lord can!  Adda, Ella, Chloe, and Claire are blessed to have such a wonderful Mom!

Chloe and Claire-31 weeks pregnant
 Ella Suzanne-15 months old
 Adda Elizabeth-Almost 4 years old

These Naughty Twins!

I went to the doctor on Friday for an ultrasound and found out that in the past four weeks these girls have both flipped and are breech!  I was so shocked and disappointed at the same time.  They were both head down last time and I was so excited and thankful!  More than anything I want to have these two babies vaginally.  If they are not head down (or at least baby A) by 35 weeks they go ahead and schedule a c-section.  Then when you go in on your c-section date they do one more ultrasound to check.  I'm assuming that if they aren't breech at that point they would just induce me and let me do it vaginally instead.  I think once you have had a baby vaginally and know how easy the recovery is you for sure don't want a c-section.  If you talk to someone who has had both, more than likely they will say vaginally all the way!!!  It's a 24 hour recovery rather than a week recovery.  The thought of having to recover from my gut being cut open, with two new babies, learning how to breastfeed two new babies, and having an almost 4 year old and a 17 month old really doesn't sound like a fun plan at all!  So...I'm asking for your prayers!  Please pray with us that these babies will turn back around and be head down.  Please pray that their birth will be a vaginal birth!  Obviously we want what is best for the babies at that moment but my desire is to have them the way I had Adda and Ella!  The doctor said I had plenty of fluid for them to flip back around so I am praying and trusting that God will turn these two naughty little girls around!

 Here they are together.  These are their heads.  Chloe (A) is on top of Claire (B).  They are not exactly breech which would be directly center of your stomach between your two sets of ribs.  They are diagonally breech from the right set of ribs to the left!  Chloe with her feet to my left set of ribs and Claire with her feet to my left hip.  Chloe (A) would hardly let us get any picture of Claire (B)! 

Chloe's profile!  In one month they both doubled their weight and grew in length about 3 inches!  This is fantastic news, but we just want them head down.  Chloe is 4.5 lbs and 17.1 inches long.  
The front of Chloe's face.  
Claire's profile!  If you can tell above her forehead is a knee and leg.  That would be her sister on top of her.  She is 4 lbs and 16.4 inches long.  Almost the exact difference between the two of them from 4 weeks ago. 
 The front of Claire's face!

After the sonogram we met with our doctor and he said they are REALLY big for 31 weeks.  I said I was glad that I would rather them be bigger than itty bitty!  He quickly replied that it was good but not for the mommy carrying them!  Ugh!  This totally justifies my hugeness!  He also said there was no need to keep measuring my belly because I was for sure measuring well over full term.  I read today that it's like carrying 4 naval oranges at 31 weeks, so...that means I am carrying 8 naval oranges!
  This looks more like 12 oranges to me!!!  Yikes!

Please pray for Chloe and Claire to turn to the head down position.  I am going to the doctor weekly now and will likely have a sonogram each time.  Let's pray we will see them head down on Friday morning at 8:50 am!  Thanks for praying with us!  We love you all!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Many Changes

We have had many changes around our house since my last post.  Which the last post was so long ago that inevitably there should be lots of changes!!!

Here are some of the changes:
*I'm almost 31 weeks but measuring about 42 weeks.  Last night I woke up at 12:30 to vomit in my mouth because the babies took a wrong turn and started playing tag on my stomach causing my dinner to come right up.  After I coughed and gagged for a few minutes I brushed my teeth and went back to bed laying on my left side this time.  I fell back asleep and woke up a few hours later to sharp pains in my ribs from them playing tag in my rib cage!  I have read where people say they can feel every ounce of the babies towards the end and I totally understand what that means.  I can feel every inch of them in my belly!

The girls feeling the babies kick one morning last week!  My stomach looks like waves in the ocean at times they are moving so much!
 Belly shot last week at almost 30 weeks.  Bathroom is a mess, no judgement!

* Ella is almost 15 months old.  She is so busy and talks up a storm.  Adda talked early but Ella is even ahead of her with some things.  I'm sure it has to do with there being much more conversation going on at all times.  When my parents where here this weekend she told my mom about 50 times "I want phone!"  I try not to let her play with my phone much and my mom was letting her play with hers.  She is pretty good about vocalizing what she wants and following directions.

 Two of her favorite things: milk and the red football.  She goes straight for the red football when she sees the toy box.  She also likes the "baball" but prefers the football.  This morning she had a little trouble deciding what had to be put down to be able to drink the milk!  Such a determined look on her face!

* Adda is becoming an independent woman.  We started a sticker chart for her a few weeks ago.  Most everything on it are things that she can do on her own like: putting shoes on, getting in car seat and buckling, washing herself in the shower, brushing her teeth, helping with chores, etc.  We did have to add to most of them two very important words, "without whining!!!"  Sometimes I tell her she sounds like a puppy with her whining!  It makes me want to shut my head in a freezer door over and over!  I guess it's part of her age and even more part of being a girl!  SOOOO dramatic, and such a short fuse!

Such a cheeser!  Here is the sticker chart!!!  You might notice that one row is already full.  She is a pro at going potty all by herself!  We are working on the flushing!  She is always in such a hurry to finish and wash her hands for 10 minutes that she forgets to flush!  Hey, we'll take what we can get!  For filling the row she was able to go get orange sherbet from Braums!  Anything orange is a great prize for her!

* Gonzo is finished with track!  HALLELUIAH!  It was a very long and very busy track season.  Spring football has started!  There really is not an off season at all!  It's always the same every year that he gets stressed that they aren't very good because they have lost a few really good defensive players to the offensive side of the ball and somehow they manage to make it happen on the defensive side of the ball once the season starts.  I'm always so proud of how hard he works at his job!  He is one of the hardest workers I've ever seen and his efforts don't go unseen!  He has also picked up a second job when he comes home from work.  After cleaning house last week and feeling like I might have two babies soon he told me I am officially done.  No more cleaning!  He comes home and gets dinner situated for everyone and then does the dishes, and then takes the girls outside for a while, and so on!  He is the best there is!  I love him dearly!

* Our house is full of baby things for the twins with no place to put them yet!  I'm nesting like a crazy woman and can't do much because I physically can't do it by myself and we have to do some organizing and moving things around to make it all fit.  This is when I wish we had another room!  We will be a "Full House" literally!

 Do not judge the mess you see in my house!  There are piles of things in most rooms.  Here is the pile in the kitchen corner.  Just working on a place to put it. 
 Letters for their names on the ledge in the kitchen.
 A pile from the shower this weekend on the fireplace in the living room. 
 One car seat in the entry way!
 A pile in Ella's room that has no home yet!
 Diapers galore in Ella's closet (soon to be Chloe and Chair's closet)!
 The second car seat in the sun room!  We also have some stuff in the trunk of Maggie The Minivan.  Ugh!  We have major plans to get some things organized and put away this weekend! 
 The bottom of Ella's closet.  Oh boy!  We need an extra room in this house!!!

* The best change I can think of since my last post is that I am now a "Minivan Momma" and proud of it.  I'm not sure what the big stigma is with having a minivan but people are crazy!  They are amazing!!!!  Any vehicle that has doors and a trunk that open by a push of a button is A+ in my book!  It was such a God thing that it worked out the way it did and we are so proud of it.  So proud that Adda named it Maggie The Minivan!  So poor Gonzo will soon live in a house with a wife, four daughters, a female cat named Sissy, and a female minivan named Maggie.  It's just he and his truck!

At the dealership switching car seats from the old car to the new MINIVAN!  
 Adda in her new Van!  That girls has got Medusa hair in this picture!
 "Maggie" at home in our driveway!  We love it and feel so blessed that The Lord made this happen for our big ol' family!!!