Monday, March 23, 2009


Yesterday we needed to get out, so we went to the zoo and it turned out to be kind of awkward. We got so much attention having twins that I began to ignore people's comments toward the end of the outing. Maybe it's the fact that they are so little, or that there are two, but people just seem to want to stop and talk and I'm not one to want to carry on a conversation with a stranger. We saw four sets of twins at the zoo, though, and were able to commiserate with a couple with two month old twins. Anyway, enjoy the new pics.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More pictures

Kerrick is easily fooled by Cullen's ear. Cullen is on the right in the pajama picture. Cullen is the top of the picture where no one is eating the other. Albee is taking it all in.

Friday, March 13, 2009

More pictures

The boys are doing well and went for their first walk with the dogs last night. Today we went to the pediatrician where we got tons of attention. The boys are healthy and happy (unless it is 4 a.m.) and Andrew and I are loving it all.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How it went down

I thought since the boys are content in their swings and I had a few minutes, I'd tell everyone their birth story: We went in on Sunday at 5:30 to be induced and we were waiting for the ultrasound tech. to confirm that both boys were still head down. While waiting, we filled out paperwork, I got my IV, etc. in preparation for a vaginal birth on Monday. Kerrick had other plans. The ultrasound revealed that he had flipped around (how I missed a 6 lb. baby flipping in utero, I have no idea) and was breech. My biggest fear all along was that I'd have one vaginally and one by C-section and have to recover from both, so the doctor was sympathetic and ordered a C-section for Sunday night. The time between the ultrasound and the surgery was about an hour--it happened so fast. The surgery was a lot easier than I thought it would be and I was surprised that they were out within a matter of minutes. The whole thing lasted less than an hour and I got to watch them get cleaned up from my recovery bed. The only thing I missed was Cullen peeing on his footprints paperwork.

Recovery went quicker than expected and both my doctor and the pediatrician thought we could go home early--less than 48 hours after delivery. Now we're home and figuring it all out.

The boys are awesome. They have very distinct personalities: Cullen loves to eat and has a tendency to get fussier quicker than his brother. I think he looks exactly like Andrew, so we're calling him "mini-me." We're calling Kerrick "the Professor" (a nickname the nurse came up with) as he gets really serious looks on his face and seems as though he's always contemplating something important. He totally figured out the answer to the economic crisis yesterday, for example. I don't think he looks like me, but maybe a mix of us both.

The dogs are responding well to the babies, but there is a dominance struggle between themselves. They are very curious and protective and tend to run the cats off.

Today we have an appointment for circumcisions and then their first pediatrician's appointment is on Friday. In the meantime, we're hanging out and enjoying every minute. Here are some pictures from yesterday. The close up is of Kerrick.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pictures of the boys together

On the right is Cullen or "Mini-Me" and Kerrick "The Professor" is on the left. Pictures are better than words.

They're here

Cullen 7 lbs 5 oz 19 inches
Kerrick 6 lbs 15 oz 19.75 inches

There will be pictures in the morning.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Finally: News!

We're going into the hospital on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. to be induced. The first thing that will happen is an ultrasound to determine if the boys are still head down. If not, I'll have a C-section on Sunday night. If they are still head down, I'll be given Cervidil, a medicine to "ripen my cervix" and then I'll be given Pitocin on Monday morning to really get things started. this time next week, we should have our boys.