Sunday, October 3, 2010

How am I gonna do this?!?!?

So tomorrow is my first day back to work since April. I hope I remember what in the world I am doing. Since my time off our office has moved to a new location and everything has changed. I am a little nervous about that.

Then there is the fact that I have to take my babies to daycare:( I have pretty much been with them 24/7 for the last 9 weeks and I can't imagine leaving them. I have just cried all day. I know it will get easier but still.

Can you imagine leaving these cute little faces?????

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You better watch yourself

Aidan says if you don't act right brother I will knock you out:)

Wow it's been a long time!!

So the last 6 weeks have been the craziest and best 6 weeks of my life. These little boys are quite the work, but worth every minute of it. I can't believe they are 6 weeks old already, which means I have to go back to work in 2 weeks..wahhhhhh. Still not happy about that, but what are you gonna do when you have a ridiculous amount of student loans that need payed off. One of these days. So here are a few pics of the boys and I promise to try and start blogging again.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

38th and final week

Well this is it my friends. Tomorrow we will be a family of 4. I had my last visit to the OB this past Thursday and we've decided that we will try this the old fashioned way, no c-section for now. I am totally freaked out either way, but I know the recovery will be much easier if I don't have to go through surgery. My belly is measuring 47 weeks and it is 51 inches around(now that's a big ole belly).

As I am sitting here I am just thinking wow not one but two, yes TWO babies are going to be coming out. I mean I don't know what is worse, birthing a 10 pound baby or having to give birth to two. I will have to have an epidural for sure, just in case of any complications and I will be delivering in the operating room as well.

So tomorrow morning I will go in at 5 a.m. and doc will break my water and start running the drugs. The quicker the better to get this over with is what I am thinking. All along we have planned for a c-section so now I am just trying to wrap my non functioning brain at this point around all of this. So please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that everything will go well and that the outcome will be 2 healthy baby boys.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blueberry Picking

Every year I enjoy going to pick blueberries. I usually go with one of my girlfriends, but this year Lane and I went together since we both had the day off. I thought maybe this would send me into labor, but no such luck. After about an hour I was hot and hungry so we called it quits. Here is what a 9 month prego looks like trying to pick berries. I did thank Lane after he made me bring a 5 gallon bucket to sit on, luckily it held me up:)

Friday, July 16, 2010

36 weeks

Well actually it's 35 weeks and 6 days, but I am gonna round up. Just got back from my weekly doctor visit and got some good news. I am 1 cm dilated and 50% efaced. Both babies are now head down and I also got to stop taking the medicine that was causing me not to have contractions. Now come on babies!!! The most I will have is 16 days so I won't complain to much, but I am more than ready for them to come out!!!! Here are a couple pics of me as well as the nursery.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Little Porkers

This past Thursday I went for my weekly doc appointment to check on the boys and they did another growth ultrasound to make sure first they are growing properly and about the same rate. I am always afraid one is stealing more from the other, but nope they are not. A little under 4 weeks ago both boys weighed almost 4 pounds which I was super happy about, so I was hoping they were close to 5 this time.

Well, they are fattening up quite nicely. Aidan was 5lbs 14oz and Ethan was 6lbs 2oz and I was like wow for almost 34 weeks that is awesome. They are in the 90th percentile for weight. No wonder I have been in such pain the last few weeks. That is a whole lotta weight in my belly. I guess I make a pretty good incubator:) Still can't get any pics of them, b/c they are getting very cramped. I go back again next week for a non stress test and we'll see what we find out then. One can only hope they will move up my c-section date from Aug. 2nd!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

I am so thankful I have had such a wonderful father growing up. I have been lucky to have someone teach me about God, family and the values I now hold in my life. He will soon be a grandpa and I know that he couldn't be happier about that. He calls and checks on me each day to see how me and the boys are doing. He has been surrounded by girls his whole life so he won't even know what to do with a couple of boys except spoil them rotten:)

This is also sort of Lane's first Father's Day. I know he will make a great dad. He is a wonderful husband and is so great with kids. Only a few more weeks until he gets to meet them.

Love you dad and lane!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Some Pics

Here are a few prego pics my sister's friend did at our house, since I can't leave. I am not into showing off my belly but I don't have that many people that read this so what the heck. Pretty good for her first ones if I say so myself. Thanks again Christina!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

30 week weigh in

Today was another checkup at the doc to find out how much the babies are weighing. I was guessing a little over 3 pounds and I was right:) Ethan is 3 lbs 9 oz and Aidan is 3 lbs 14 oz. They are porking right up which is excellent. We really couldn't get any good pictures of them, b/c they are really getting cramped in there so we are stuck with a picture of one of their feet.

Also over the past couple of weeks a few people have asked if we are sure they are boys. I thought after all the ultrasounds we have had YES they are boys, but for those still skeptial here once again is proof that they are in fact boys.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Courtney and Me

I was excited to find out when i was pregnant that one of my friends from high school was pregnant as well and our due dates were only 5 days apart. Well, I will have the boys much earlier than her, but still exciting! I was so glad when she was able to come up for my shower and we could compare bellies and all of that fun stuff. At first I was like wow we aren't that much different. Maybe I'm not that big after all, but then when we took the actual photos that told a different story. I've got her beat by quite a bit and my belly is really pointy. I guess that is because I am carrying two little boys and she is carrying only one:) Here are our pics. Can't wait for Aidan and Ethan to meet Asher. I will definitely be taking trips to Marion more often once the boys get here, b/c if I don't I am sure their grandparents will not be happy with me.

28 weeks and counting

2 vs. 1

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby Shower

28 weeks and counting

This past weekend I had my first baby shower. My sister has been planning this for months(which she did the most amazing job ever) and we almost thought we wouldn't be able to have it since I am on bedrest for now. Instead all of my friends and family made the 2 hour trek up to my house to celebrate the day with me, which I am so thankful for!!! We transformed the basement into a baby jungle theme, which is what our nursery is done in, and it looked amazing. I got soooooo many wonderful things for the boys and needless to say I think they may be a little spoiled from everyone, especially their grandparents!!! Thanks again to all who came. Here are a few pics from the day.

The basement

I think my sis should go into business, so cute!

Diaper cake Lee made

All my girlfriends from high school

Pregnancy Pics

Since I can't really get out of the house now or do anything for that matter one of my sisters friends came up this weekend to take a few prego pics for us. She is just starting up her and her husbands business, but she did an excellent job. Lane and I were so happy so we can look back and remember this, b/c in all honesty I do not think we will ever go through this again. Check out her website and go under I will post some pics later on here as well once she sends them to me:)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day

This is one day over the past few years that I have dreaded so much. I never thought that I was going to be a mother and the day just made me sad. Well this year is different, I am a mother to be and I couldn't be happier. Even though I am on bed rest and couldn't do anything it was still great to be knowing in just a few weeks that I will have 2 little boys here. Still hard to believe!!! My mom, dad, sis, her husband and my granny all came up for the afternoon. They cleaned my house and then we got some food to go and brought it back to the house, so we could have some time together. It was wonderful. I am so blessed with such a wonderful mother!!! She would do anything for me!! My granny did get me the cutest card, so I will post what is said.......

Hi Mommy!
Even though I haven't even been born yet,
I wanted to tell you that I can hardly wait to see you and play with you.
But in the meantime, just know that I alreay love you and
know you'll make a really great Mom.


P.S.: Who's the guy who's always patting you on the stomach and saying
"Hellooooo in there"? What a goofball.

Happy Mother's Day to all!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pre-term Labor

So, last Monday while I was working everything seemed to be going ok until about 10:00. I noticed I was starting to have a few more contractions than normal. I have been having them for quite some time now, so at first I didn't think anything of it. Then I remembered the doc told me if I have more than 5 in an hour I needed to call. Well I had at least counted 7 so I called Lane and said do you think I need to call or am I being over sensitive. He said to call and so I did. This was about 11:30. I left a message for the nurse and she called back within 5 minutes and told me to go straight to labor and delivery at the hospital, b/c I could be having even more that I wasn't feeling. That's when I started to get scared. I decided I better tell someone I worked with what was going on and I insisted I drive myself to the hospital. I called Lane and told him to meet me there.

I was crying and probably should have had someone drive me, but i was on a mission. I made it to EGH in 20 minutes from South Bend(record time for me) and went upstairs. Lane wasn't there yet, b/c I drove so fast. They got me back and hooked me up to some monitors to see what was going on. By that time i was having contractions about every 2 to 5 minutes and I was freaking out. They were mild at first only lasting about 15 or 20 seconds and then they kept getting longer and longer, some over a minute. Lane was timing them on his contraction app. on his phone:) They gave me some procardia and sent me downstairs for an ultrasound. Contractions seemed to ease I thought and the babies looked good, so I was like yes I will be getting out of here soon.

Well as soon as I got back upstairs there they came again. They gave me another procardia and still that wasn't working. Finally the doc said I was going to be spending the night and they gave me a shot and magically in about 10 minutes the contractions had stopped. I was so relieved, b/c I knew at being only 24 weeks pregnant the babies wouldn't have a very good chance of making it.

The night went well I had to take meds every 4 hours and the next morning I got to come home and have been on bedrest ever since. I knew this was possible, but I didn't think it would be here this soon. So for the next several weeks I will be bound to my house, my recliner and bed and doing a whole lot of nothing. So, if anyone wants to come over please feel free, my schedule is pretty open. Thanks again everyone for your thoughts and prayers!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Twins Sale

Well this past weekend(actually 2 weekends ago, I forgot to publish this) I went down to Indy for a moms with multiples sale. No I am not selling my twins nor was anyone else:) It was a huge garage sell where the families of multiples got rid of all of their nicely used things for moms getting ready to have multiples. I was hoping to find some good bargains for me and for my moms house. My sister and brother-in-law drove me down and the shopping began. We got so many great deals. For my moms house we got a pack-n-play, a swing, 2 bouncers, a floor mat thing to play on and a monitor all for about a 100 bucks!!! I got some preemie clothes, a couple boppy's, some toys for when they are older and a bunch of other things. So the trip was a big success. Thanks so much for my friend Nicole for telling me about it:):) Now we just have to teach Ruger that the toys aren't his and he isn't do so hot with that just yet. Poor guy:(

My sis, mom and me looking through our goodies.

Proud Gram to be!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

22 weeks

Just had another check at the OB and everything seems to still be on track and going well. I am a little over 22 weeks, but measuring 27 weeks. That is how big my belly is, so if I were having just one I definitely wouldn't be so big. I have been having contractions every once in a while, which the doctor said for 2 very active little boys it normal as long as I don't have more than 5 or 6 an hour which I am nowhere near that. So everyone has been telling me to post a pic so here are a couple.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Big 3-0!!

So this past week Lane turned 30. I can't even believe I am married to a 30 year old. haha. I still have a year and a half before I get there thank goodness. So for his birthday we didn't really do a whole lot since it was on a Thursday. We went to small group that night where our wonderful new friends had a little cake and stuff for Lane which was super nice and then we did our celebrating on Friday. We were suppose to be in Florida this past week, but with all my problems I can't travel so that left us stuck in Goshen. woo hoo!! Lane has never been to Ruth's Chris so that is where we headed. We had a wonderful dinner together and just spent a relaxing evening at home. It was pretty good I thought so I hope he did too. Love you old man:)

These cookies were from the "boys" for their daddy!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Half-way there!!!!

So this is my 19th week of pregnancy which for me is halfway for sure and maybe even further than that. The doc will take the boys at 38 weeks at the most. I can't really fathom in just 4 and a half months we will have 2 little baby boys at our house. Still doesn't seem real. Went to the OB for another ultrasound and everything is looking great. Didn't see the bleed anymore, which is a miracle from God and they are on schedule for growing. One is about 11 ounces and the other 13 ounces and they are about 9 inches long. They were quite active throughout the ultrasound so 3-D images were no good:(

Looking at each other

I have been good so far and haven't bought one outfit for them merely, b/c my sis has stocked my closet for the first several months for their lives, but I have finally caved in and bought them a couple things. I actually did find some pretty cute little boy things. Sometimes you just can't resist. I think Children's Place will be my downfall!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

We've Got Movement!!!

So this past week has been a very exciting week at the Detweiler household. I have been waiting and waiting to feel the babies move or the so called fluttering feeling but nothing yet. I thought well there are 2 5 inch human beings inside my belly so it has to be sometime soon. The other day I just thought I had a gas bubble but then it didn't go away and this weird feeling kept going on and I was like oh my that has to be it. I can finally feel them. It is so exciting I can't even stand it. I am sure in a couple months I will look back at this post as they are kicking me in the ribs on both sides and not letting me sleep and wonder what I was thinking, but for now they can flutter away.

Then today we found out for sure they are both boys which we are super excited about. Still working on the whole name thing. I think Lane should get to pick one and I can pick the other, but we will see how that goes:) So things are looking on the up and up.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Well Friday night Lane was working at the firestation and me at home with nothing to do decided to just lay in bed and watch t.v. As I flipped through the stations I saw a show about multiples. For some reason I thought this would be something good to watch, needless to say not such a great choice. It totally freaked me out and I just layed in bed and cried for 2 hours. I couldn't get ahold of Lane at the station and didn't know who else to call, so I just kept torturing myself and watched this stupid show. As I was laying there I was like what have I gotten myself into. I don't know how to raise a baby let alone 2!!! I don't know how hot to make the bottle, how to give a bath or any of that good stuff and it freaked me out more and more. Then I was watching the c-section birth and oh my word there was sooo much blood. I see why they put that curtain up so you can't see what is going on down there and I can't imagine going through that, but in a few short months that will be me. Finally about 10:30 Lane called and talked to me and calmed me down enough where I just fell asleep. I woke up the next day and realized if all these young people can do it so can I. I have amazing friends and family that will help me out along the way with all my ridiculous questions and problems. Lane even took Sunday off of work to be with me. I can't say enough how lucky I am. So meltdown is over with for now and we will see what the next week brings us. 17 weeks......

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Maternity Clothes

Well I am now over 16 weeks and things are starting to change a little. I am feeling better and it seems my belly is growing by the day. My jeans are comfortable to wear when standing up, but when I sit down they are digging into my belly and well it's just plain annoying. It's time for maternity clothes! My mom and sister came up this weekend to do a little shopping for the nursery and to get me some new clothes. They were quite shocked to see the difference in just a couple of weeks of how much I am changing. I didn't want to pay a ton of money so I got a lot of stuff off the sales rack and should be good to go for a while. I do have to admit though the full wasted maternity pants are pretty much my new favorite thing. I might wear them forever. haha. Here are some new belly pics.

16 weeks

"The pants"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

15 vs. 30

So tonight I finally got out of the house and went to Mo's for dinner and a movie. We were eating for five!!! We decided tonight was a good night for some pics of the two of us, first of all b/c we don't have many pictures together and second of all, b/c we are both pregnant. She is 30 weeks and I am 15. She only has one in there so I can't imagine what in the world I am going to be looking like at 30 weeks with two.

After fooling with the camera for 15 minutes we finally figured out how to use the self-timer to get a few pics. Although I have always said I will never put a pic of my bare belly on the internet, I don't know I'm a freak, this picture just can't not be blogged about.

After previewing our picture I said what in the world is that. It looks as if I have a man part growing from me. We laughed and laughed and laughed and then tried another picture and had the same results. Someone's finger was in the way, which we still aren't sure whose it was. We then decided to take a pic with our hands behind our back as to not make the mistake for the 3rd time. Looks like a mug shot.

And finally a back to back pic....

So here we are 2 hot mama's on a Saturday night while our men are working security at a fight. It was a wonderful night and I am so glad to get out of the house and have some much needed fun and girls time.