Sunday, January 18, 2009

The race is on!

My family is starting our biggest loser competition! We all weighed in tonight and we'll weigh in every 2 weeks and the person who loses the most percentage of weight after 8 weeks wins the money $180. I'm excited about this, not because I can't eat the stuff I like, but for other reasons. The twins are now 6 months old and it's about time I get started. I keep coming up with excuses and saying I'll start diet and exercise next week, but now is the time! I'm hoping this will keep me motivated. Who doesn't want to be a little thinner and have a little extra cash? I know this is a lame post, but I figure it will make me accountable to a few more people. Wish me luck...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Twins' health update.

I took Kaimen to the eye doctor today for his followup. We have been going back there every few weeks since Kaimen has been home. Because of being on so much oxygen since the day he was born, is caused some problems for his eyes. The doctor was concerned with Kaimen boy because he had quite a bit of bleeding behind his eyes, which if left untouched can cause major vision problems even blindness. Luckily we went today to find out that his left eye looks like it has improved and he doesn't have to be seen for 6 more months and probably won't need surgery. This was great news for me to hear and one less doctor we have to see on a regular basis. I'm also happy to announce that Danica is completly off of her oxygen and only sleeps with her apnea monitor on at night. Kaimen is off his oxygen during the day. This is awesome for many reason, but the thing I really appreciate is wire free babies when we take them places. It makes outings a lot more pleasant.
The twins had their 6 month check up last week. Danica is weighing in at 15 lbs 3 ounces and Kaimen at 14 lbs 8 ounces. They told us to cut back with Danica, she's getting a little too porky. We're trying but that girl loves her food! Kaimen has appointments with 3 different specialists next week...the kidney specialist, the nueroligist, and the GI specialist. Hopefully they'll be able to help us resolve the issues he's having. As of now his kidney stones are still there and he is still throwing up a few times a day.
Lately all the appointments have been getting to be a pain. But when I took Kaimen to the doctor today, I really enjoyed the time that we had to spend together. I figure with having twins and not being able to spend as much one on one time as I would like to with my babes, this is my time. While me and Kaimen waited for the doctor today, we sang and talked and snuggled.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! WARNING: Picture Overload!!

Wow 2009! I can't believe it! The twins are now almost 6 months old. So much has happened this last year, a lot of trials and a lot of blessings. Lat night Rich and I were looking at videos of the twins when they were in the NICU and only 2 weeks old and pretty sick. It made us both cry to watch them and remember those times. I like to remember those times because I remember they really are miracles, but I look forward to this year in the next few months to be able to take my healthy babies out in public and watch them grow. I love them more and more every day... look and these pics and you'll understand why.
New Year's Eve was really fun. We took them down to the church building for the annual New Year's Eve dance and party that Rich's family puts on. They stayed in the relief society room and everyone took turns watching them, so we could dance and socialize. Cousin Tytan joined them and they had there own little party.

Me and my cousin Siala, the dancing superstar.

The twins first Christmas was one to remember. We spent a lot of time with family and we were all extremely spoiled this year. The kids got more presents than any child should receive. Thank you to everyone for being so generous to our family this year and making this a special Christmas for us. We did a lot of running around back and forth to both sides of the family. It's a lot of work to haul those kids around, but worth every minute.

Daddy and his 2 little Christmas presents.

My niece Olivia got this cheer leading outfit and was showing us her moves.

Me and Princess Bailey, with her doll she called sleeping "booty".

Aunt Tracy was nice enough to buy all of the kids on my side of the family matching Christmas outfits this year, so we did some family pictures. I only have the ones from my camera, but they all looked so precious.

Kaimen was not happy about this whole situation.

It's very obvious where Kaimen gets his good looks from!