4 weeks!!

Well the boys have been in our lives for just over 4 weeks now. It seems like they have been here forever 😀


So let’s back track a bit and everyone caught up to speed. 

So we went to our 37 week appointment knowing it was our last one because we were having the boys the next week.


Well at our appointment on the ultrasound the boys were measuring about a pound apart so the doctor was wanting to go get them yet that week. So we moved our c-section from February 15th to that Friday February 10th.

So we came home and packed up our things (I know I should have packed long ago but I didn’t 😀), Makayla’s things and what we would need for the boys. We met my parents the next night for supper and to give them Makayla for the next few days. After supper we checked into our hotel and tried to go to sleep so we could be at the hospital by 5:30 the next day.


We got to the hospital all checked in and what seems like no time at all it was almost 7:30 I was prepped and so was Andrew for surgery. We walked back to the OR and we were getting closer to meeting the boys. The next bit of time seems kind of like a blur I was walked into the or given my spinal laid down, prepped, and before I knew it Andrew was at my head and they were getting started.

Baby A (Kolby) was born at 8:04 and baby b (Kayson) was born at 8:05. I got to see both before they were taken to the nicu to be checked out. 


Everyone checked out great and was able to come to recovery with me 😀. We spent most of that day cuddling and getting to know the boys. That afternoon Makayla and my parents came down to visit and Makayla was so excited to meet the boys 😍


We got to come home a few days later and have been working on figuring out our new normal ever since. The boys have been growing and changing every day. Makayla loves them so much which has totally helped our transition. Here are some pictures from the last 4 weeks around here

18 week checkup

Well 2 weeks ago we had our 18 week checkup. This was a big appointment because we got to have another ultrasound to find out the gender of the babies and to see and make sure everyone was growing well.


Well the first big news is that we are having….


Twin boys!! Probably identical but we will wait to see once they arrive 😀.

The other great news is that they both were growing great and we’re currently measuring the same size 👏. That made this momma happy!


The only uncertainty at this point is that the boys are sharing a placenta. So at this point all that means is that we have an ultrasound every month to check and monitor their growth and that they are sharing nicely 😀. 

So stay tuned for more baby updates next week! 

Makayla is pretty excited to be a big sister and keeps asking when she gets to hold her baby brothers. Hopefully that excitement continues!! 

Holiday Weekend Highlights

Happy Memorial Day everyone!! What a great day to remember all those who gave their all to ensure our freedom.

We have had a great weekend that was both fun, relaxing, and productive. Here’s a recap of all our fun.

Friday/Saturday:

Friday night Makayla and I took off for my parents house to spend Friday night and part of Saturday with them. We had a great time hanging out and then going to Junquefest on Saturday morning. Makayla even got her very own 4-wheeler which she loved 😍

This girl has a serious love for her papa. They are two peas in a pod.

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Sunday

Sunday was our productive day of the weekend. My parents came over to our house to watch Makayla while we worked. Andrew had taken one day earlier this week and then Saturday morning to get the deck ready so we could refinish and stain the deck on Sunday. So while my parents were here we restained the deck, ripped out our fence, and did some much needed maintenance around the house. 


Here is Makayla “cheersing” my mom. 


Sunday night we had a bonfire to relax. We had some friends over and began burning the fence 😀


Monday

Today was spent together. We played outside, colored, read stories. It was a great family day. To close out the holiday weekend we went to a friends house for a grill out.

It was a great weekend filled with lots of fun and memories. Now off to finish the last week of work before summer officially begins!!

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Young love

As Makayla grows up we always hope and pray that she has friends, is nice to those friends, and she enjoyed and loved her time at daycare.

After our first couple play dates with daycare friends I think those things are all true. She absolutely adores her daycare friends and it is amazing to see her love of them grow! 

She loves all her friends but one little boy has stolen her heart already; George or “gee” as Makayla calls him. These two look out for each other, hug each other, share food, and genuinely love on each other. When we left their house the other night this is the picture I got; can you feel their love ❤️. 

I hope these two (along with the other daycare friends!) always look for and love each other the way they do now! We are so lucky and blessed to have gotten to be involved with these other great families. We love out Cathy but we also love our other daycare families! 

Easter

So Easter came and went and I realized I didn’t do any blogging about it 😳 my bad everyone! 

So we started the day off at our house. The Easter bunny happened to drop off a few treats at our house over night!

  
The treats were pretty awesome! The Crayola bath crayons are great fun for Makayla. She loves to color and write so these made perfect sense for her. They write really nice on our tub and come off amazingly well! We’ve read the story and she loves the peek-a-boo aspect of it. We haven’t used the other bath things yet because we are still into the crayons so I’ll check back in about them after we use them.

About the week before Easter we headed to an Easter egg hunt in Colo with our daycare friends (George, Henry, Hattie and their mom Steph.) not sure if Makayla and George had more fun looking for eggs or playing on playground equipment 😀

   
   
Gosh they are so cute!! 😍

It was a great few weekends with friends and family.

  

Life lately

Well I have taken a step back and really took sometime to enjoy everything going on in our lives lately.

 Makayla is at such a fun age it has been a blast! Somedays a frustrating on because she knows what she wants and just can’t tell us but she is getting better!

She is turning into a great helper. She loves throwing her diapers away after she gets changed. And if we ask her to carry something to the other one she smiles and literally runs it to them 😀. Hopefully this trend continues!!

She also loves her stuffed animals and loves might be an understatement. She sleeps with 4, she drags them through the house, tried to feed them. We have to give everyone a kiss good night before putting her to bed. It is hilarious but hey if it helps her sleep I’m in!!

Well here are some random photos of things we have been doing lately

   
Coloring at supper with Daddy which was more like playing with the box

 Cheese!! Actually it was more like I got pancakes today lucky me!!

   
Meeting Cy for the first time. Definitely ❤️d him from a distance

 
First ISU game. We went to the isu volleyball game and she loved all the action. She even got a volleyball to bring home and we play catch every night.

   
Just lounging with monkey before bed

 
Being such a big girl with my ponytail 😢 where did my baby go!?!

   
Laundry baskets the best toy ever

 
Painting pumpkins at daycare. We seriously have the best daycare ever, we love her so much!

   
Baseball playoff time and Makayla was happy moms team won!

 
“Helping” mom look through her purse

5 month update

Our sweet, active, happy, silly baby girl is officially 5 months old. She’s weighing in at about 15 lbs and is always on the go! We don’t have crawling figured out but we can roll over and spin around on the floor. She can sit mostly unassisted on the floor and play.

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Makayla has definitely found her voice this month and talks all day long! She loves to talk and make funny noises and then giggle after she does. We definitely know where she is and what she’s doing.

Makayla has lots of friends at daycare and officially has her first boyfriend. Daddy wasn’t to impressed but how adorable are they 😃

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Our sweet baby girl has developed a great personality and is laid-back, and happy until she gets tired 😃 love her to pieces and we love to watch her discover new things!

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