Sunday, December 27, 2009
This year we decided to be sporadic and drive to Fresno to be with my family for Christmas Eve, and then back to the Bay Area for Christmas morning to be with Aaron's family. Many people think we must be insane to do such a thing with month old babies, but we decided to go for it. For Christmas my hubby got me a new Volvo SUV. I am happy to have a safe, yet sporty vehicle to lug all the baby stuff as well as the babies! Things were going well for us until we were ready for bed on Christmas night. I started feeling nauseous and Aaron complained of a sore throat and a major headache. Not long after I went to bed, I was up and sprinting for the bathroom. It seems like I had the flu (which annoyes me because I got the flu shot!)...I had to basically sleep on the bathroom floor. I was really upset about the whole ordeal because I did not want to get the babies sick. Thank goodness for Mother in Laws. She rushed right over and stayed up with the boys all day and all night. She cleaned, cooked, and made bottles and fed the boys every 3 hours!! We would not have been able to do it without her. I am feeling better but have a migraine. The boys seem to be doing well, thank God! I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas!
Posted by Brittany at 8:50 PM
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Well it has been quite some time since my last post. I had my boys' on November 27, 2009. I have barely had 5 minutes of alone time/peace and quiet since then. I am so exhausted but my boys are well worth it. The boys were born by C-section. Dylan James was born first...5 lbs. 13 oz. Brayden Tyler was second coming it at 6 lbs. 7 oz. That is pretty good for them being a month premature and the fact that my pregnancy was so high risk. Brayden had to stay in the NICU for a wekk. He had fluid in his lungs, and infection they couldn't diagnose, a heart murmur, and he simply wouldn't gain any weight. Now both boys are home and are thriving. You can already see that they have two different personalities. I must say I am a bit jealous that everyone says they look like Aaron. I really want them to have some of my features so people will know they are mine!! I never know I could love anyone as much as I love these boys. They are amazing and they have my heart. I feel like I have changed so much. Thank the good lord that Aaron took 6 weeks off of work. Without him here, I would seriously wig out! I have had a few melt downs but nothing serious. I really need some kind of help but all of my family lives 3 hours away. I am scared for January 4th when Aaron has to go back to work. Well I hear some grunts coming from the nursery so I guess my 5 minutes of alone time is up. I will try to update more often! Miss all of you bloggers!!
Posted by Brittany at 3:45 PM
Monday, November 23, 2009
8 months pregnant!
Not as big as I thought I was going to be!
Big Brother holding his little bros!
Holding their first pairs of shoes!
It is crazy to me that on Friday at 9:30AM I am going to be a Mom. I am not really sure if I REALLY believe it yet...it kind of seems fake. I have this big belly and yet I do not grasp the fact that two humans are in there and are about to come out. I know I feel uncomfortable and am delirious due to lack of sleep, but still. I just can't make myself feel that it is real. I am in for a big reality check on Friday morning!! I am excited but scared. I have never changed a diaper in my life. Thank God for my husband. He has a 5 year old son, and I am so thankful that he knows what to do with babies. I get so scared every time I hold one and they start to cry. Everyone tells me that I will just know what to do when they are my own and that you feel differently. I truly hope so. My hubby is taking paternity leave from work so that he can stay home and help me. I am so lucky because I do not think I could manage on my own. I am new to all of it. I can barely take care of the puppies that Leila just had!! I pray that God gives me guidance and strength through all of this. I am 25 years old and never imagined I would be having twins...let alone identical twins! Since the babies' due date is December 24 and they are coming by C-section a month early, I am not sure if they will be able to come home right away. Everyone is pretty surprised how big the babies measure on my ultrasounds and bets money that they will be able to come home right away. They are both already over 5 pounds each. But no matter what, we are prepared for whatever happens. Please keep us in your prayers!! =)
Posted by Brittany at 3:02 PM
Friday, November 6, 2009
Last night was such a hard night for me. The runt of the litter, whom I named Wilbur, passed away. He was smaller than the rest and was weak. We tried bottle feeding him and keeping him warm and I really thought it would help paying extra close attention to him. I snuggled him all day and really thought he was getting better. My mother in law came over to help and as she was getting ready to put him to bed, he took his last breath. I know people think I am a crazy lady for being so down in the dumps over a dog. But I seriously cannot stop crying. I cried myself to sleep last night and woke up this morning only to remember the puppy died and continued to cry some more. I bonded with that little guy...he was my favorite. I really hate he had to die.
Posted by Brittany at 12:27 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
On November 3, 2009 Leila became the proud mama of 5 beautiful baby pugs! Aaron woke up at 4am because he heard a noise and he discovered Leila had jumped onto our futon and had 2 baby boys! Unfortunately the futon along with Aaron's brand new shirt are ruined! I put Leila back in her birthing tub (Christian's plastic pool he plays in during the summer) and she delivered 3 more puppies! Aaron's mom and brother came over to assist around 5:30am! Aaron and his mom were like surgeons! They had string and tied the umbilical cords and then cut them! Leila was so tired that she was not tearing the sacks of herself, so Aaron was removing them! I told him he should become a Doctor! =) Now the puppies are 3 days old and I am in LOVE!
Posted by Brittany at 7:18 AM
Monday, November 2, 2009
Leila waiting patiently for the trick-or-treaters!
Our adorable Lady-Pug
Cousins: Titus, Silas, and Christian
Mario, Luigi, and the Bumble Bee Transformer
Christian at his kindergarten Halloween party
This year we decided to stay home and pass out candy because it was Christian's mom's year to have him for Halloween. We dressed Leila up in her Lady-Pug outfit, and passed out candy! Aaron and I got into a debate about the fact that he thought I was too stingy on the candy distribution and I thought he was over indulgent! I spent $40 bucks on Halloween candy and he was handing it out in massive handfuls. I took over and gave each kid 3 pieces....he said he hated trick or treating at houses like mine when he was a kid! Overall we had a great, relaxing Halloween! Hope you did too!
Posted by Brittany at 6:52 PM
Check out how fat she got and how big her chi chi's are!!
Some of you may know our Pug, Leila is pregnant too. Her due date is November 5 and she is ready to pop! My mom's Pug, Barnard, is the father! (No it was not planned!!) It just so happened that Barnard was in town when Leila was in heat. (She only goes into heat twice a year by the way!) I am nervous that she is going to go into labor while I am at a doctor appointment or something! I pray she has a safe delivery and that she doesn't require a C-section. (That will cost over $1600 and we just do NOT have the money right now!)
Posted by Brittany at 6:46 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My two favorite beans!
My twin fairy Mely and I
Just in case I went into labor Dr. DJ Sal was there to help!
My BFF Sandra and I aka Robyn Da Hood!
My husband was in LOVE with that mask!
I think my man is hot!
Aaron and I decided that we were going to go out for one last hoorah! before the babies' are born! Our friend Eric was having his birthday party at a local Mexican restaurant and then after dinner was over the place was to shut down into a club and there was going to be a huge Halloween party. I was down to go even though I am still supposed to be on bed rest, but my plan was just to hang out in the booth while Aaron could mingle! We had such a great time! I was a pregnant fairy and Aaron bought some cheesy old man mask that he was way too excited about! He wore the mask and his biker attire! I am glad we had one last night out!!
Posted by Brittany at 10:15 AM
Some friends of ours recently had a baby. Every time we go to visit them everyone tries to throw the baby at me. (My husband included). Not literally, but they say I need to practice and so they hand the baby to me. I absolutely 100% DO NOT feel comfortable at all! I feel like I am going to drop her, like her head is going to snap off and fall to the ground! It is inevitable that every time I hold her she screams like she has never screamed before. I instantly try to pawn her off on someone else because who seriously wants to hear a baby scream bloody murder?!?! Aaron is such a show off....he is usually the one who rescues me when she cries, and every time he grabs her she stops crying. He knows just how to hold her and just what noises to make. I know he is good at it because of his prior practice with his own child, but still. I am the woman, I should know what to do. Shouldn't my maternal instincts just kick in? I am 31 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. My boys' will be here within the next 5 weeks and I am scared out of my flippin' mind! Everyone says that I will know what to do when they are my own...but I am not so sure. Any helpful advice to ease my fears???
Posted by Brittany at 10:05 AM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
My poor husband has been so overwhelmed and stressed out through this pregnancy of mine. He gets up early in the morning and heads off to work on top of picking up his 5 year old, catering to me, unpacking boxes, making food, redoing the babies' room, and cleaning. I feel bad that I am on bed rest and sometimes I just go against the doctors orders and clean the kitchen or make dinner for him, but it seriously drains me. I just wish my hubby could get a break before the babies come! If I had money, I would send him for a spa day! Any ideas that don't cost a ton of money on how I can show him he is appreciated??
Posted by Brittany at 11:30 AM
Friday, October 9, 2009
Please go to this website and vote for Christian for "Fan Favorite!" You can vote once a day! We appreciate the support!! Feel free to repost the link to help him out! =)
Posted by Brittany at 11:50 PM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Christian is so excited to be a Big Brother!
My amazing sister in law Crystal aka the party planner
My adorable hubby and I
The SLO crew came for my baby shower!
Get it? DOUBLEmint!!
My baby daddy! AKA Sperm haha
Famous Duos..the best baby shower game ever!
Oh my goodness I can taste it now...tiramisu MY FAVORITE!
I was blessed to have an amazing sister in law and mother in law to plan a second baby shower for me! It was at my mother in law's house in South San Francisco. It was so fun and laid back! As everyone came in they gave them a name tag and people had to chose a word that has to deal with babies or the birthing process. After they chose it, they were told that their new name would be the word! If anyone called them by their "real" name, they could steal that person's clothes pin! I was lucky enough to have the name "Poop" and my hubby got named "Sperm!" Christian came in and wanted to play so he was called "offspring!" (He still gets annoyed when you call him Christian...he says in a stern voice "My name is OFFSPRING!" (Too cute!) Anyway, we played some fun games and ate yummy food! My sister in law got me the best cake ever...TIRAMISU...my favorite! I have gestational diabetes but it didn't stop me! Thank you ladies for a great day!
Posted by Brittany at 11:09 AM