Thursday, December 17, 2009

She's Mobile!

Sarah is now crawling! She is still a bit hesitant but I'm sure within a few days we'll be chasing after her. Here is the proof...

She also usually ends up sleeping on her tummy at some point during the night, but my favorite is when she sticks her butt up in the air...too cute!

She's starting to get into everything. We tried to put her to sleep the other night, she seemed to go to sleep, was completely silent and when I went in to check on her 30 minutes later, she was standing, holding the rail and jumping in the corner of her crib. Scott put her on floor with her toys last night and left the room for maybe 30 seconds. When he came back, she had crawled to the coffee table, stood herself up and was trying to reach the basket of stuff in the middle of the table. :) Guess it's time to baby proof the house.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Catching up a bit

Apparently we are complete slackers about blogging lately. I went to post Sarah's 9 month picture and realized we never posted her 8 month pic. So here they are...
Guess how old I am?
If you guessed 8 months, you're right! :)
Now I am 9 months old!
Here is an update on Sarah's milestones...
Finally eating 8 oz bottles and full containers of baby food if she is in the mood (which is not that often)
Can (and usually will) pull herself up onto her feet if there is something nearby to hold on to. Sometimes she'll even let go and stand on her own for a few seconds
Still loves to stand and jump
Gets on all 4 but can only scoot backwards for now
Ends up sleeping on her tummy during the course of the night although she still can't roll over onto her back
Wearing 6-9 months in most clothing, but can still wear size 6 months pants
Is cuter every day :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sarah and Cambria at the Mall

Yesterday we met Dave and Cambria at the mall. The girls were getting along really well, especially during lunch.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Please Vote and help me decide!

I know it's still early but I am trying to decide on decor and colors for the twins nursery. I have narrowed it down to 3 but am having a very hard time choosing so I though I would ask for some opinions. Which one do you like best?
Lovebird by Bananafish
Little Bird by Bananafish (Migi)
Willow by KidsLine
Let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sarah the Mischievous!

Sarah may not be crawling yet, but it doesn't stop her from getting into anything and everything she can. :)

Utlrasound - Two little sisters for Sarah!

We had another ultrasound yesterday and the technician and doctor independently concluded that Sarah will have two little sisters. They seem healthy and have all the parts they are supposed to, so we are very pleased. Even though the due date is April 18th, the doctor is pretty sure we will get to meet them in March. (twins are usually early).

Friday, October 9, 2009

New favorite Photo

I know it's been forever since we blogged and I promise to try to catch up by then end of next week, but in the meantime I thought I would post a great pic of our family that my parents took on Sept. 19th. This is my new favorite family photo!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Week 11

Here's a week 11 update
Not much to report. Everything is going well. The doctor's VHS still isn't working, but I videotaped through my camera, so there is a shaky video below.
Also, my cousin Sandy has been in labor all day and should deliver soon. Can't wait to meet my little first cousin once removed, and Sarah and the twins' second cousin.
Baby A
Baby B

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Poor Sarah

So Sarah has been sick the last few days. She came down with a fever Sunday afternoon and by Monday it reached 103. She threw up everytime I tried to give her Tylenol and so Monday night ended with a trip to the walk in clinic (which was mostly useless). She continued to not hold any food down and by Tuesday wasn't able to keep anything down, so back to the pediatrician in the morning. Finally at about 3 today her fever broke and she was able to keep down 2 oz of formula so hopefully the worst is over. I look forward to seeing my happy, smiley Sarah return. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Developing well

Sherri had another ultrasound this morning. I didn't go because Sarah had (has) a fever.
The ultrasounds were cool today. Sherri said she could see fingers move. Unfortunately the doctor's VHS is still broken, so no video. But here's a couple pictures.
Baby ABaby B

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last Saturday - Playing with the Cousins

On Saturday Sarah and I went to see her cousins, Rhys, Dilynn and Sawyer. Sawyer was having fun with his little cousin; although it was hard to get them to hold still for a picture. (Blurry handed Sawyer with non-looking at the camera Sarah was the best of the bunch.)

Baby's Growing

The twins are at week nine now. Everything is progressing normally. Week 12 we will have a more detailed ultrasound (no that doesn't mean we will know the sexes.)
Here's Baby ABaby B

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Few more milestones

For about the last week Sarah has been saying "mama". Sherri and I don't think she actually associates it with "Mom", but she does seem to repeat it, on separate times and days, so I think I can safely say it is her first word.

This isn't new, but she really loves to jump in this thing. We haven't put her in it for quite a while, but she is definitely a happy baby when we put her in it.
What is new is we started her on carrots today. We debated between peas and carrots, but decided on carrots for absolutely no reason. She ate the first two bites without incident, then as you can see in this 2 minute video (yeah I know it's long) she started not liking it. We'll see what happens tomorrow.


Here's the ultrasound pictures from yesterday. We also brought a tape to record the heartbeats, but the doctor's VHS recorder wasn't working. :(
Here's Baby AHere's Baby B

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sarah's 6 Month Check Up

Sarah had her 6 Month check up today. She did really well, only crying for a short time after the 3 shots of vaccinations. She is growing steadily and here is some updated info:
14 lbs 15 oz
26 1/4 in
Began eating rice cereal a few weeks ago. Tolerated it at first and now hates it. We'll be moving on to oatmeal and veggies in the next few weeks
still mostly wearing 3-6mo clothes, depending on the brand
Can basically sit on her own, as you can see below

Sarah's 2nd tooth just broke through, you can see it (a little) in the next photo

We had our 4th ultrasound of the twins today and everything looks good. I don't know how to operate the scanner so Scott will have to upload the pics later.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Sarah

Today Sarah turns 6 Months old. We go to the pediatrician on Tuesday for her check up so we will have updated stats at that time. In the mean time Sarah has decided that the birthday board makes a fun toy!

I can't believe she is 6 Months old already. She is basically able to sit on her own now, although as soon as she gets distracted she topples over :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Picture catchup

On Saturday Sarah and I went out to celebrate Shawn's birthday. We missed out on the Cupcakery afterward because I was exhausted and more importantly, so was Sarah. But it was fun to get out and see some of the gang.
I don't think Shawn was quite ready for this picture.I can't believe how big Cambria is getting. She was very funny waving to everyone at the restaurant.
Last week Angel and family came into town. It is always great seeing them. I was happy that California Adventure let me in without a ticket so I could have dinner with everyone on Monday night.
Here's the traditional Disney pose where they interpose Tinkerbell on everyone's hands. Seems like Tinkerbell couldn't make it this time.

Week 7 and Confused

Here are pictures of Baby A and Baby B. Both are healthy (with strong heartbeats), but the doctor switched the letters on us today. Last week Baby A was on the right. This week Baby A was on the left and Baby B is on the right. I'm guessing the lettering system is arbitrary.
Anyway, I'm getting more excited than nervous, which is good. Looking forward to meeting these two.
Baby BBaby A

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sarah's SiblingS!!!!!

We had our second ultrasound this morning, and everything went really well. Not only did we see a strong heartbeat, but we saw TWO! It looks like Sarah will be big sister to two siblings. (Hopefully...crossing my fingers). It looks like we are at about 6 weeks now, which mean the embryos are about the size of lentil beans.
Here's a picture of Baby A as the doctor labeled the embryoHere's a picture of Baby BAnd here's a group shot of Baby B (on the left) and Baby A

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Depeche Mode

My friends Dave and Ben had a last minute cancellation to the Depeche Mode concert last night at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a very good concert, and I was very happy to get the ticket. Our seats were good in that they were dead center. We were a little far back, so I wish I would have brought a camera other than what was built into my phone (which is horrible), but oh well.
Anyway, like I said, the concert was very good. They played a good mix of new and classic DM.

Here's three pictures from the concert, which are pretty useless since the phone-camera is so bad. It's what I got though.
We took the shuttle over from the LA Zoo. It worked pretty well, because we didn't have to drive ourselves through the horrible traffic. Here's Dave and Ben looking at I do not know what.

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Ultrasound

We had our first ultrasound today for Sarah's sibling. Although it is still not definitive, only one yolk sac was visible, which suggests just one sibling....phew!Okay, I'm off to Depeche Mode!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Belly Eating

Sherri was working this weekend, so I took care of Sarah. Pretty much I just followed Sherri's example and everything was good. I even stole Sherri's "I'm eating your belly" and a good time was had by all.Here's a long video of me eating my daughter's belly. It's about a minute and a half. But I know Sherri will want to see it, so I've posted it here.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Yesterday Sarah had cereal for the first time. She ate about half of it. (Better than today when she knocked over her bowl).
In other news, Sherri had more bloodwork today. Everything is moving along well - HCG 1146 and Progesterone 45.
On Monday we will have our first Ultrasound! I always liked those with Sarah because it reassured me everything was okay.

Here's Sarah's first non-liquid (but really still liquid) meal:

Happy Belated!

Just realized that we didn't post a 5 month picture. Sarah turned 5 months on August 3rd. I think the rest of the milestones are listed in previous posts. (Her tooth is getting so big!)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Updates and new pics

I had another blood test today and HCG levels are 555. I go back on Friday for another draw.. Yipee??? I had today off and got to spend it with Sarah which was great! We ran some errands, met my sister for lunch, played... I wish all days could be like this one (although less errands would be nice)
Here are a few shots taken during the past few days.
Sarah being cute in her crib

I can't believe how big Sarah is now. She used to only take up half the crib when laid down widthwise and now she is too long!

I thinks she has gotten used to posing for the camera

She loves playing with (and eating) her toes.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Sarah is getting her first tooth. This little nub of a tooth (just below the fingertip on the left side of the photo) began coming in on Saturday. She's been a little bit cranky and has changed up her eating and drinking schedule a bit but so far it has not been too bad.

I had more blood drawn today and HCG levels were 267, just where they should be. I go in for another blood draw on Wednesday and expect the levels to be in the 400 range. Once the levels reach 1000 they will schedule our first ultrasound.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Testing the Webcam!

I'm not sure about this thing, but let's try one.


So it's official.. Sarah has a sibling on the way! (It's too early to know for sure if it's one or more, but I think it's only one) HCG levels were 137. I go back for more blood work on Monday and then will have our first ultrasound about a week later (I think). We will be keeeping track of everything on the blog, but are keeping the pregnancy news off of facebook for now.

We finally set up Sarah's high chair the other day. She's not eating solids yet, but since she likes to sit we thought she might enjoy sitting with us at the table etc. Here's a pic of her trying it out. Instead of food she's licking her "lollipop", a silver rattle that she got as a gift and loves to lick. :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Milestones and Updates

I am off bed rest now but still have to take it easy. My mom was here this week and will be here again next week since I am not allowed to pick Sarah up, but at least I can hold her in my lap :)
About a week ago Sarah began to sleep through the night unswaddled .. Yeah!

Sarah can roll onto her tummy but still can't get off, but here's a video of "My little inch worm"

Thought I would duplicate one of my favorite pics from when she was younger... This time we got a smile (and what used to be long pants are now fairly short capris :)

More fun in the jumper today. She LOVES it!

I wish we lived in the snow cause she is sooooooo cute!