Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bed Rest

So today we had an appointment.  The first part went great.  Both babies had strong heart beats (150, 151), baby girl measuring 1lb 9oz, baby boy weighing in at 1lb 12 oz.  Then she had to look at my cervix, only to find it was shortening.  The u/s lady made it sound like I would be on limited activity at the  most - WRONG.  Next up was the visit with my dr.  She also checked my cervix and decided I was on full bed rest.  Today was my last day of work.  I started crying immediately and freaking out about the babies health, my health, insurance, paychecks, etc.  We go for a test tomorrow that helps determine if I'll go into labor in the next two weeks.  That is VERY scary to me.  The good news is we are past 24 weeks so they are viable. 
I"ll be praying and hoping for the best :)

Tomorrow will be especially hard.  I will be saying goodbye to my buddy. I had planned on taking him on a walk and having lots of snuggle time.  Trying to stay as positive as I can - don't need added stress.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I'm having a very hard time knowing I only have a few days left with my dog.  He has been so sweet and lovey the past few days and it is making it that much harder.
My little love bug!

Monday, October 25, 2010

24 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along?  24 weeks/ 6 months!!!
Weight gain?  16 lbs
Maternity Clothes? Yes...ready to start wearing my winter hammy downs
Movements? A lot more!  Love that Justin can feel them move :)
Cravings? not really.... back to wanting more salty
What I miss?  not much besides sleeping on my stomach
Sleep? Not too bad
Best moment this week?  feeling more movement - and I think we are set on names :)
Symptoms?  pressure in the pelvic area - other than that, feeling great!
What I look forward to this week? U/S! Haven't seen them since Sept. 15!
Funny story of the week:
Sun. I was looking at my backside in the mirror and said to Justin that my backside hasn't really gotten any bigger.  Obviously he wasn't 100% listening and said, "yea, your butt has gotten a little bigger!"  I whipped around and started laughing.... you idiot, I was saying I didn't think you could see anything from the back!  He couldn't stop laughing :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beautiful Weekend

I love Fall!  The weather this weekend has been so beautiful.  I love the changing and smell of leaves and the fresh smell of pumpkin and apple cider (aka my new wall flower).  Yesterday morning Justin and I took a nice walk on a trail we don't take often enough.  It was cold, but the scenery was nice.
One of my best friends and her husband were in town so the boys went golfing and girls went shopping.  I was in search for a new pair of black boots... no luck, BUT finally bought a pair of rain boots!  There was lots of good football on so we met the boys at a local bar/restaurant for dinner, drinks(water for me :)) and football.  
Woke up this morning thinking about pancakes so off to IHOP we went! And to my surprise, they had pumpkin pancakes!! MY FAVORITE!!  Other than that, just enjoying this beautiful fall day and spending time with my little buddy.
Coltrane sleeping in his favorite spot

We have been so lucky to have and share so many (14) wonderful years with him.  I am so sad that our time is limited and will miss him more than you can imagine.  He truly has been like a best friend.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fro Yo for everyone!

This afternoon I came home to the smell of chicken and rice that had been cooking all day.
I got this slow cooker recipe from Tasty Kitchen .  I have been searching files and internet for good slow cooker recipes.  I was excited to come across something new!  I am also in love with crock pot liners.  It makes for an easy clean up!
served over brown rice 

I just had to top this healthy dinner off with some pumpkin/vanilla fro yo! even more yum!! And while we were there, we picked up a doggie bowl of fro yo for Coltrane! He loved it :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

23 weeks

Pregnancy Highlighs

How far along?  23 weeks
Total weight gain?  15 lbs
Maternity Cloths? Oh yeah!
Movement? Lots :)
Cravings? No, well... I would love a fountain diet coke and uh...... a glass of red wine :)
What I miss?  still gonna say sleeping on my stomach
Sleep?  Pretty good - besides sleeping on my side
Best moment this week?  Hearing heartbeats and Justin got to feel babies move!!
Symptoms?  Def. have pressure down below and I think baby boy has found my ribs!
What I look forward to?  Next u/s on Oct 28th :)

Wilson Wedding

This weekend we celebrated the marriage of Courtney and Chris.  It could not have been a more perfect weekend for their wedding :) I wish I had more pictures that captured the beautiful day.  I was supposed to be a bridesmaid, but when I found out I was prego, I moved to an honorary bridesmaid. Perfect for me! I even had a brown dress so I could "fit" in with the bridesmaids!

 Beverly, her twin sister, got married 5 years ago on the 15th! Anniversary will be one day apart!

I was a slacker when it came to pictures.  I would have loved to shown the food tables (go figure!)  They had a pizza station, carving station with mash potato bar, and a sushi bar!  I loved the sushi bar bc I could create my own :) Oh... and of course the cake :)
Best wishes to the Wilson's!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Would describe me today.  I could scream!  I took today off bc I had a bridesmaid luncheon and a drs appt.  Well... Let's just say I want to run over my GPS.  The shower was in Burlington ( a nearby city) so I plugged in the address and followed the directions.  It led me to an open field.  Pretty sure that is not where the luncheon was being held SO I called the sister and asked where the hell I was! Turns out I had gone 20 miles N on the Hwy instead of S.  Furious.  Call Justin and he gets me turned around and back in the right direction.  45 min. later I arrive. JUST in time to eat and run bc I had a hair appt all the way in Oak Ridge (other side of Greensboro).  Of course there is Friday traffic and I get there 15 min. late.  Rush through my hair and finally arrive at my dr. appt 3 min. late

Appointment went well.  Great blood pressure, gained 15 lbs, and measured 28 weeks. (I'll be 23 on Sunday) Doc said that was all good.  I tried to sneak in an U/S but all they did was let me hear their heartbeat.  I go back in 2 weeks for an u/s.

I am now waiting patiently for Justin to get home from work bc we are supposed to be back in Burlington at 6:30 for the rehearsal dinner.... there is no way we will make it so we will prob. skip and just go to the after party.

I'm tired!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This girl loves birthdays!!

Birthdays are my Favorite!!!  Today did not disappoint!  Justin brought me lunch at work, got lots of phone calls from friends, J got me a Sony Reader!!!, Mom and Dad took us out for dinner and gave me $ for a bumper, and Justin's parents sent me a beautiful card with some $ for me to do something special! .. oh and a card from the babies!!
I am still full from the wonderful dinner and the even more delicious bread pudding for dessert :)

29th bday picture... a little swollen :)

22 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along?  22 weeks
Total weight gain? 14.5 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes, and I need to buy more :)
Movement?  Much more!
Cravings? nope
What I miss?  sleeping on stomach
Sleep? besides not sleeping on my stomach, I sleep pretty good
Best moment this week?  feeling more movement
Symptoms?  getting huge! today after a very short walk, I noticed my socks left imprints! ha! that has never happened with my sports socks!
What I look forward to?  Appointment on Friday :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Kind of Sushi

Is the weekend really over? I feel like I blinked and it was Sunday! Bright and early Saturday, Mom and I lugged all of our yard sale items out ready to be sold....only they didn't sell.  I did a piss poor job advertising.  By that I mean I put a sign in my yard Thursday morning... no signs on our big roads and no ad in the paper. With all the great items we had, we made a whopping $30... that is with 3 people stopping by.  Normally I would have brought it back in, properly advertised and tried again the next weekend. However, Justin said nothing is coming back in the house!  So off to the Bargain Box it went.  At least I'll get a tax write off!
Saturday and Today I watched my younger cousins play in a tennis tournament.  They are so cute and growing up way to fast! 

Today I am 22 weeks pregnant! Can't believe it!  I will do my pregnancy highlights tomorrow night.

On to the Sushi!
Today I scored when I found these two "sushi" rolls.  One is filled with veggies and wrapped with avocado and the other has chicken, veggies and a spicy sauce! YUM is all I have to say!  I can't wait to go back and get more!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

21 weeks

I'm a few days late... here are my updated pictures at 21 weeks.  To tired/lazy to do the Pregnancy highlights - not much has changed except my belly!

Promise I have a bra on! it's just how I rolled the shirt!

These leggings rock!! I think they will be my new uniform!

Oh...meant to post this the other day, but babies got another package...this time addressed to them!
It says: To The Fredrick Twins!! how cute
thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

decisions made

We have reached the 21 week mark!  I think saying a little over 5 months sound further along!  This weekend was all about making some decisions!  Yesterday I went to Furnitureland South and decided on the following pieces of furniture:
bumpers  not sure if this came through but we are going to get bumpers from Javis Davis.  Baby Boy will have the Twister Ice Blue and Baby Girl will have Twister Spring  The whole set is more than we can/should spend on two babies so I have compromised by just ordering the bumpers!  

It feels nice to have all that picked out.  Today we moved 95% of my clothes into Justin's closet.  Now we just need to get an organizer for the babies closet....making progress.

On a sad note, we also talked about Coltrane, our dog.  Coltrane turns 14 this month and has not been doing great.  I have been putting my blinders on bc I don't want the unthinkable to happen.  He is my wittle buddy!  4.5 years ago he had a tumor on his tongue and the vet gave him 3-6 months to live... it has been 4 years!  He has had his ups and downs, but for the most part done pretty well!  The past few months have been rough as far as he has a pooping problem..... as in cleaning it up in the house at least once, if not more a day.  He now sleeps in our sun room (with his cozy bed and windows to look out of) and has a floor that's easier to clean.  I probably clean up a mess 6 out of 7 mornings and 4 out of 5 afternoons when I get home from work.  Today he had three messes.  I am usually the cleaner bc I don't like hearing Justin get upset with him.  The talk happened again today about when was it going to be his time.  He also has pretty bad arthritis and has a hard time sitting and getting up. (blinders)  It seems everyone sees it but me.  Letting go of a pet that you dearly love is soooooooooooo hard.  I think his time is near and I have been in tears all day.  I asked Justin to give me some notice when he was going to take him in so I could spoil the hell out of him before hand.... yummy dinner, long walk, fun car ride, snuggling and lots of tasty treats. 
I wish this was easier.