We are having a boy and a girl. Zach has told us from the very begining that he was going to get a brother and a sister, and he was right. The both look heathly and are growing at the same rate. Now it is time to think about naming them. We have put off any talk of names since it is such a struggle for us, but now we have to start thinking about it. I don't look forward to this process!
What an amazing experience!! In the new Dallas Cowboy's Stadium, Aaron's company put in the bigscreen, which is 60 yards long. Because of this, they had a suite at this game. My husband's boss was kind enough to allow Aaron to play host to the R C Willey representative and his spouse that was going. They happen to be my parents, so it was a really fun vacation. The BIG screen is absolutely amazing and no picture can ever capture that. I had seen multiple pictures of it prior to walking into the stadium, and I was still speechless upon seeing it. We shared the suite with about 12 OU fans, but it was a fairly friendly atomosphere. It was so exciting to win and I have never felt so proud to wear blue!
We are having TWINS!!! Yes that is correct; two babies are coming to our house. We are all so excited! Zach has already decided that he is getting a brother and a sister, and there is no convincing him that it could be different. I am not due until March 6 so that only makes me 6 weeks, but this hasn’t been much of a secret. We did invitro-fertilization (IVF) and so our families have been through it with us every step of the way.
IVF is a crazy but truly amazing process. I had a calendar that let me know what I had to do each day. I spent a lot of time at the doctor’s office being monitored. I had a large assortment of medicines to keep straight. Luckily, my doctor and his staff were amazing in helping me keep it all straight. The procedure went wonderful and they were able to retrieve a lot of eggs. Everything seemed to be sailing along smoothly except for a pain in my arm. Unfortunately, I got a blood clot. I have a preexisting “condition” that puts me at high risk of developing blood clots while I am pregnant due to the increase of hormones. My doctor was aware of this and was treating me with a blood thinner, but it wasn’t enough. It could have also been triggered by the IV I had during my procedure. It was scary but can be treated. I see an OB that specializes in my situation, so he feels it was very treatable. I had to be on blood thinners during my pregnancy any way, now it is just a higher dose. One of the cool and irritating parts of having twins, they will do an ultrasound every month. That makes my appointments much longer but it will be funn to see.
It has taken us a long time to be able to add to our family, but I have felt for a long time that we would be getting twins and Aaron and I have both felt very strongly that we were getting two. It never seemed right for us to say it was only one. We feel extremely blessed to be able to go through IVF and to get to bring two new lives into this world. We are slightly overwhelmed by all that twins entail, but feel that is something that we can handle. We have appreciated all of the love, support and prayers from all those who have taken this journey with us.
Today my baby turns 4. He will tell you that he is not my baby because he is a "big boy", and he is getting big. He is truly a boy who likes super heros, cars, video games, potato bugs, Star Wars, playing with his friends and being with his Dad. Lucky for him, he still loves to cuddly and he has a tender heart. He loves chocolate milk and bacon, and thinks you shouldn't have to eat anything else. We are so lucky and blessed to have him. He got to celebrate his birthday today in Disneyland with his Nana & Papa, aunt Sara and cousin Maddi, Mom & Dad had to miss out last minute for a very good reason that I will post about later. We miss him but know that he was so excited to turn 4 in Disneyland.
Last week Zach graduated from his first year of preschool. He still has one more year before he has to go to kindergarten. They sang some songs and Zach recited "Itsy Bitsy Spider" into the microphone. He did a great job!
The kids have been talking about animals all month so we got to go to Cabella's. We had a guide but she didn't talk much, mostly she just stood there while the kids looked. The teacher did all of the work pointing out different animals, she said that the other lady that takes care of the field trips was much better. Oh well! It was still kind of fun. I think one day I will take Zach back when I can actually talk about the animals and not have him focused on the shooting gallery tokens in his pocket. Shooting gallery. This was the highlight of the field trip for most of the kids. Ready to go!
With the weather so beautiful, we decided to go to the Dinosaur Park for a fun activity. We had so much FUN!!! What a special time to be able to have four generations all together. Thanks for the fun! Big boy Jack! Grandma and Grandpa, Grandkids, and Great Grandkids. Measuring Zach's BIG feet with the dinosaurs. Zach and Brooklyn Max, Jack and Marley Looking for fossils. Yes, the sign is correct and he lives in my house! Popsicles to cool down before heading home!
I know that was a picture overload, but I couldn't decide on fewer.