Monday, December 14, 2009

4 months!

Avery and Isabella are 4 1/2 months! Little Avery is not so little anymore, she passed Isabella!

Avery weighs 12 lbs 1 oz and is 24.5 inches long! She still has a giant head. Her head is in the 75th percentile and her weight is only in the 17th!

Isabella weighs 12lbs and is 24 inches long! They are just about caught up to average sized babies which makes me oh so happy! They healthy, happy, and beautiful!


We went to Hawaii for Thanksgiving this year and boy was it fun!

We did a lot of this....

and a lot of this...
I don't have a lot to say about the trip. It was relaxing and great to have so much help with the girls!

The girls were great on the flight. The connecting flight from Honolulu to Kauai was not as pleasant, but luckily it's a 20 minute flight...

Beautiful view from our hotel room.
Uncle Devin with Avery and Dallin with Isabella. I love that Avery is checking out her sister!

Classic Isabella face!

...and classic Avery.
Dallin with his girls!
Avery loves being a mermaid....Oh the things parents do to their kids...

Family picture sans Avery (who was napping)


Naked babies!

Family picture complete with Hawaiian shirt.
While we were there we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mommy Mode

People ask me all the time, "How is life with twins?" Motherhood is motherhood no matter how many kids you have. You start doing things that probably make you look a little crazy. I was telling my sister about some of the odd habits I have picked up and she thought they were much funnier than I did and told me I should blog about it. So, Rachel, this is for you.

This conversation happened during Sacrament Meeting while both girls were sleeping.
Dallin: "I'm tired."
Me: "We'll get you home, feed you, and put you to bed."

No, I was not trying to be comical and as soon as I said it I realized what I said and Dallin and I both had a terrible case of the giggles during Sacrament Meeting.

I'm so used to holding a baby in my arms and every once in a while leaning over to give her a kiss on the head that I've started kissing anything in my hands. I've kissed straws, forks, bottles...etc. Dallin finds this very entertaining and keeps a tally of everything that I've kissed subconsciously.

Am I completely crazy?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thug Babies!

The girls all bundled up for a walk. Don't they look like little thugs? Although, I don't think thugs come even close to being this cute.

I ran upstairs to grab my shoes and when I can back down poor little Avery was blinded.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


A Witch, Vampire, and their 2 peas in a pod!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Avery does smile...I promise!

After reading the last couple posts, I realized I made poor Avery look like Scrooge! She is a very happy baby and smiles all the time, she is just a little camera shy. I did however manage to catch one of her beautiful smiles!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Today is looking good!

So far today I have: fed the girls, bathed the girls, played with the girls, put the girls down for a nap, exercised, showered, did my hair (!), put on makeup (!!), picked out an actual outfit (not sweatpants), and even put on earings all before noon! I actually feel like a human being!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why Hello There!

Isabella is getting so good at holding up her head!
(This picture is about 2 weeks old, you should see her now!)

Avery on the other hand...She's still working on it.
(This picture was also taken 2 weeks ago, but not much has changed)If you saw the size of Avery's head compared to her body you would understand the delay. She gets it from her parents, we both have huge heads!

Drama Queen

It's crazy how different Avery and Isabella are already. Isabella is such a drama queen! She is happy and laughing most of the time, but when she's hungry or tired....oh man, she is mad! There really isn't anything in between. She also LOVES the camera. She thinks the flash is hilarious.

Avery on the other hand is more relaxed. It takes a lot more to make her mad and a lot more to make her excited. She's too cool for school and spends most of the day with a smirk on her face. When the camera comes out she just looks at me like...what the heck are you doing.

Here's some examples. These pictures were taken one after the other. Notice the difference between Avery's expression and Isabella's from picture to picture (Isabella on the left, Avery on the right) -- Sorry about the quality, I didn't realize I sized them down so small....

And another example.... (Isabella on the right, Avery on the left)

This is my favorite...they are holding hands. How cute is that!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

6 Weeks Old!

I've been terrible at posting Avery and Isabella's stats. They are 6 weeks old and getting so big!

Isabella weighs 8 lbs 2 oz (she's gained 3 lbs in 6 weeks!) and is 21" long. That puts her in the 10th percentile! That's such an improvement from the 1.5th percentile at 2 weeks!

Avery weighs 7 lbs 4 oz (that's a 3 lbs 4 oz weight gain) and 19.5" long. She's still only in the 3%, but is slowly catching her sister! As far as I'm concerned the bigger the better, so keep on going girls!

They aren't identical, but they definitely look like sisters!

Tummy Time!

These girls love tummy time!

Little Avery just falls asleep, but at least she's happy!

Isabella couldn't be happier. What a cute smile!

First BYU Football game

They girls experienced their first BYU game! We only watched it on TV, but that counts, right? BYU didn't disappoint. Thanks Cougars for making my girl's first game memorable!

My sister Rachel with Isabella

My sister Heather with Avery. Avery loved the love sac!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sleeping Beauties

I love watching these girls sleep! They love to snuggle!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Our Babies are here!

Avery and Isabella are here at last! They arrived Monday, July 27th at 3:25 am and 3:26 am.

Isabella on the left, Avery on the right

Avery on the left,Isabella on the right

Avery weighed in at a whooping 4 lbs and was 15.5'' long. Isabella was 5lbs. 2 oz. and 17.5" long. Isabella was in the NICU for only 2 days and Avery didn't send any time at all there! We've had Isabella under the billi lights since we've been home which she doesn't like at all! Someone has to sit next to her and strock her leg all the time or she just cries and cries.

They are absolutely beautiful as you can see and we feel tremendously blessed to have them!

Isabella under the billi light, you can see why she doesn't like them!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baby Update

Today I am 36 weeks! We tried so hard to keep the babies in and now that they are allowed to come, they don't want to! I'm no longer on bedrest, but carrying around 12 pounds of babies is never comfortable, so I'm not moving around too much these days. My scheduled C-Section is on August 4th (I will be 38 weeks). If they come any earlier I'll let you know!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


It's almost done! Dallin has been working so hard to finish the nursery before these babies come. The paint and molding is done, the new blinds are installed, and the furniture is assembled. The only thing left is installing the ceiling fan (that room gets HOT!) and curtains. I guess we still have to decorate (put stuff on the walls, etc) but the hard stuff is done and the other stuff will have to wait until I'm up again because I don't think Dallin would even know where to start. Anyway, I'm sooo happy with how everything has turned out so far! Way to go Dallin!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bedrest :(

It has been a long day! Sunday morning I woke up at 3:00 sick to my stomach. By 9:00 I still sick and Dallin was worried about me getting dehydrated, so we decided to go to the instacare. They told us we need to go to Labor and Delivery. I felt really silly at this point. Who goes to the hospital for a stomach virus?

So we headed across the street to labor and delivery. The nurse hooked me up to an IV to get some fluids in me and takes some blood to make it wasn't something more serious. She also hooked the babies up to a heart monitor and hooked me up as well to make sure I wasn't having contractions. The babies were fine and there was some activity on my monitor but assured me that it wasn't contractions and just an upset stomach. The blood tests came back fine and the nurse said I could go after the IV was finished. She decided since I was at the hospital anyway she would check my cervix and I was 3cm dilated! I guess it was more than just an upset stomach going on. The doctor said I have probably been having small contractions since I was about 25 weeks but didn't realize what they were. They gave me a steriod shot to help the babies lungs develop and started my on some medication that stops me from contracting.

The doctor decided to monitor me for a few more hours (turned into 5 hours) to make sure I wasn't in labor. After 5 hours I was still at a 3 and that I could go home. He also said I was on "strict bedrest". That means I have to stay home and lay on my side all day. I can only get up for the essentials (food, potty breaks, shower).

I'm 32 weeks right now and they really want the babies to stay in until at least 34 weeks. I go back to the hospital tomorrow for another steroid shot and to check my cervix.

On a good note, I will have lots of time to read. Any good books?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Me and the Girls!

I am 28 weeks today! These girls have grown a lot in the past couple months. I'm still feeling great, but am starting to feel a little uncomfortable. Nothing more than the normal swollen feet, sore ribs, sore legs....etc. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better pregnancy! I have an ultrasound tomorrow so I'll post some pictures of the babies later. Until then, here are some beauts of yours truly!

23 Weeks

25 weeks

27 Weeks

28 Weeks