Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back to Winter Wonderland

Back to winterland here in Switzerland. I arrived back about two weeks ago to a pile of snow! It felt so weird to be wearing a light sweater and then arrive where I need to bundle like an Eskimo. Ian flew back great. Momma is proud of you! He slept most of the way, because our first flight was during his nap and our international flight was during most of his nighttime. That’s how flying should be! The only trouble we had was that our first flight was delayed so I had to run to my international flight, with only 3 minutes to get there. Being pregnant and running with a stroller is no fun! I hope never ever again!

I had a lot of trouble adjusting my first week back but I am doing loads better this week. The hormonal overload didn’t help. Now only if I could not cry over every little negative thing. My Husband has some kind of surprise trip planned for us this weekend. So sweet. I think we are going a few hours away to get in the warm sunshine.

Last weekend we went out and purchased our stroller. Cost: 1, 300CHF (that’s with a Twin discount) Why they want to treat strollers as if they are a motorized vehicle is beyond me…but you have to get what you need. We purchased the TFK Twinner Duo with 2 soft carry cots. This thing drives like a dream and with the cots I can take the twins out without disturbing them; makes for a great Moses Basket too.

I also purchased a rocker seat. The one I originally wanted wasn’t there anymore, must be discontinued, so I picked the Chicco Dream. I liked that it came with a toy/liner and an attachable blanket. I can’t tell you how many times Ian peed or spit up in his chair and I had to take the whole seat off to wash.

Chicco Baby Rocker

Chicco Baby Rocker

Time to get back to the rest of my week!

Here is my belly at 23 weeks:

23 Weeks Belly

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Up to the Richmond Area

Maymont Garden

This past weekend I went up to visit my Sister, Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins. It was so nice to see everyone again. Saturday we went to visit the Maymont, which by far is one of the most beautiful places I have visited in Virginia and it isn’t even springtime yet. It is hard to imagine what it would look like then! I am going to let my pictures do most of the talking this time..

Very cool animal farm..

A Hog @ Maymont

Horses @ Maymont

Isn’t my sister just beautiful..

Lauren @ Maymont

Yup, Ian did sleep through most of it. He was exhausted!

Lauren pushing Ian

My cousin TJ, everyone walking by loved his hair!


My Uncle, Aunt, and children..

@ the Maymont

They love ice cream..

Eating icecream at the Maymont

The trip really was a lot of fun but I think Ian was sad to be leaving his Aunt Lauren..

Ian and Aunt Lauren

But he did get to come back to a fun wagon ride with Grandma and Grandpa..

Ian in the wagon

Ian in the wagon

While I took photos of the sign I wacked in half when slipping on ice while driving home Wednesday.

The Roadsign I broke

There is nothing worse than that feeling of losing control and doing a 360 on the side of the road. My lesson learned.. never hit the gas on ice. But if Ian could sleep through it, couldn’t be too bad..right righhht?

When driving on ice goes wrong

As always, more pictures on flickr.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Yay, I'm Halfway!

It is so exciting to be at the twenty week mark in my pregnancy, which means I am halfway there or maybe even less (twin pregnancies usually run 37 weeks). So far my body is letting me celebrate by allowing me to feel better. No more cramping which means more enjoyable time with Ian.

20 weeks belly
my 20 weeks twin belly

I still wish I could chug some Redbulls for the exhaustion but I will take that over cramps any day! Heartburn hit me a few days ago. I had this horrible around 30 weeks and on with my first pregnancy. Now tums are my new best friend.

Mr. Buddy has been accelerating with his words; he can now say sit down. Now only if he could use that when he isn’t getting in trouble!

Ian Getting in Trouble..AGAIN
Ian saying "sit " after I told him to sit down

But actually he really is a good boy (for the most part). I took him to watch my mom at a bowl-a-thon over the weekend and he would stand there clapping and yelling ball. It was his first bowling adventure, and to a boy who loves balls, it was a ball heaven.

Being "Handsome just like Daddy"
Being "Handsome just like Daddy"

Ian Making Noises with a Cup
making noises with a cup

Oh,Ian and I are feeling a lot better from our sicknesses. Thanks for all the prayers.