21 week check-up and other fall happenings

Well we had our 21 week checkup last Monday. And the boys are doing great!! Both boys were weighing in at 15 oz (thank goodness!) 

Since the boys have to share a placenta we checked every 2 weeks for a growth check on the boys to make sure they are sharing. So having them weigh the same is great news!! They also grew a ton! They went from 9 oz at their 18 wk checkup to 15 oz at our 21 wk checkup. Grow boys grow!!!

We have been doing lots of other fun fall activities; visiting the apple orchard (multiple times), jumping in leaves, carving pumpkins! Here are some pictures of our adventures


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!! 

We’re having…


If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you already know the news. But yes you read that right we are having twins!

So back at the end of June I started not feeling well. Like in a constant state of being hungover sick only I hadn’t drank. So Andrew told me to take a test to make myself feel better. Well 4 positive tests (😳) later I finally decided that yes I really was pregnant.

Then started the fun….

I have been sooo sick! I couldn’t decide if I was really sick or it just seemed worse since I now also have a toddler at home. I knew I had to get to 10 weeks when we would go to the doctor and I could get some medicine to help. Well that appointment did not go as planned.

We went (I was sick the whole way there!). The doctor came in, immediately brought us medicine and then we got started. When she got to the ultrasound immediately two babies popped up on the screen and I knew everything was about to change. Now I blame Andrew since from day one he kept saying we’re having twins but ha! If that’s how it really works.

Anyway we are crazy excited and everyone is healthy and doing great. We will try to keep everyone updated on our progress as we continue through this new adventure in life 😀

Weekend Fun

Well summer 2016 has finally arrived and we kicked it off with a bang this weekend! 

Friday night was just Makayla and I while Andrew was racing. Her and I ran to Des Moines to return some things that I had got for her. So we stopped by my cousins house for supper and to let Makayla and her little guy play before coming back home. Those two were hilarious! All sorts of running around and yelling. The best part was when we were leaving and they hugged and kissed goodbye 😍. 

                       So adorable 

Saturday we had a 1st birthday party to attend. So we headed out early so we could play at the park first. It was a giant hit. And of course in true Makayla fashion she went after the tallest slide first. She loved it and just get saying “more” as she ran back around to do it again. 

After naptime we did our target run and went to my staff cookout. I forgot to take pictures (whomp whomp) but it was filled with lots of fun, laughing, and good food. 

It was a great summer weekend now I’m off to have some fun with my girl!!

Sickness – 3 Kinser’s – 0

Ugh well the flu bug hit our house and hit hard!! Makayla was the first one to get hit and there is nothing worse then your little one getting sick.

It started at about 11:30 on last Tuesday night. She woke up crying and just not happy then at about midnight it happened. The vomitting and vomitting and more vomitting. She finally finished at around 2. She woke up the next morning like nothing ever happened 😳.

I was the next one hit and was down for two days, then Andrew got it and was down for a few days.

Hopefully we are done with the flu for this year!!


2016 goals

I’m the type of person I love writing down my to-do lists. There is just something about checking things off that list that make me feel like I’m getting things done. So this year to help with my 2016 goals I thought I would write about them to help me be more accountable.

1. Workout more.

I just want to get better at working out more consistently. I was really good before I got pregnant with Makayla. Then morning sickness gave way to 30 extra pounds and while I walked I didn’t really work up a sweat (unless you count being 8 months pregnant in the summer 😀). Then life with a newborn hit and I’m slowly finding my groove again and I would like it to be more  consistent. I know I feel way better after I workout so I just need to keep it up.

2. Be less connected and more present.

I just want to feel like I have to have my phone less and be ok with it.

3. Be a better friend.

Sometimes during the school year when things get crazy and my time is precious friend-time is the first thing to go. So I’m trying to make an effort to be there more during the year.

4. Family time

With Makayla getting older we really want to focus on doing things and making memories with Makayla and our family and our friends. So this will be a big goal for us this year.
I’m excited to see what things 2016 has in store for us. Good luck with your goals and resolutions for 2016

What goals do you have for 2016? Share them below!


Well 2015 is officially complete and now begins 2016. I thought it would be fun to look back at the crazy year we had..

We started the year off fairly quiet, just working on finding our groove as a family of 3 and an ever changing baby.

We had some sadness when my Grandpa passed away in March. It’s sad knowing he’s not here but so happy to think about all he accomplished in his 97 years and how proud he is of all of us (and his Cubs 😀). 

 Then spring hit and things got crazy!!!

In May I graduated with my master ‘s degree in School Guidance and Counseling from BV. I made some great friends throughout my 3 years there and it seemed crazy to think we are all done now. Then the next week I accepted a new job at Colo-NESCO schools. I love my job and I love what I’m doing makes all the work totally worth it!!

Then we bought our first house and moved in at the beginning of July. Our house is finally starting to feel like ours and the projects might be slowing down (a little)

We celebrated lots of weddings throughout the year and Makayla got better at staying awake for them 😀

This fall we celebrated my Grandma Tooties 90th birthday. It was great to have everyone together to celebrate such a great special lady that’s in our lives.

We also celebrated Makayla’s first birthday!! Crazy she’s already one and her party was a total blast!

We took Makayka to her first ISUVolleyball  game. She loved it and even got her own volleyball!

Overall, it has been a great year and so fun with Makayla. Now it’s time to set some goals for 2016 and see what it has in store for us!