Saturday, June 30, 2007
Posted by DeeDee at 1:26 PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Over the past few weeks I have had a fear that I am having twins. I guess "fear" is not really the word. Although I know it would be SO HARD, I am sure more than double or triple the stress of just having one baby, I wouldn't really be scared because I know I would be able to handle it. God doesn't give you more than you can handle right??? I guess it would just be very overwhelming to have 4 kids when you only planned on having 2. As a good friend told me the other day "there's a big difference in unplanned and unwanted." Of course if I were to have twins I could have adorable pictures like this one.
No, I don't know these babies except that their names are Brett and Gabriel and they are 3 weeks old. Aren't they adorable!!
Anyway, so people might be wondering WHY I have a feeling I am having twins. There is really only 2 reasons. First of all I just feel that my stomach is too big for only being about 15 weeks pregnant. I am bigger with this one than I was with Caleb at over 20 weeks. The other reason is I have already felt the baby several times - no it is not just gas. I didn't feel Caleb until 20 weeks. Maybe if there are 2 in there I would be more likely to feel one move. Who knows. The likelihood of me having twins is so low. I looked it up on the Internet. We all know that everything you read on the Internet is 100% FACT. I only have a 3% chance of having twins. Natural twins are fairly rare. However there are other factors that make your chance higher.
- If you are over 45 your chances are 17%, over 50 there is a 1 in 9 chance - WOW
- You take fertility drugs or undergo other fertility treatments. - DUH
- You live in Massachusetts or Connecticut. These states were at least 25% higher than the national rate in the United States. how bizarre is that ??
- You, your mother, or her mother's mother is a fraternal twin. - nope, my mom's an only child
- You're Nigerian. This African country purportedly has the highest twinning rate in the world, estimated at 1 in 22. Some sources attribute it to their consumption of large quantities of yams. - I like yams.
- You're overweight or tall. A 2005 study reported a significant increase in fraternal twin births to mothers who had a BMI of 30 or higher, or who were in the top 25th percentile for height.
Some of those were interesting facts. Well I bet there is only one in there. I will find out for sure on July 23rd when I have my ultrasound.
Posted by DeeDee at 3:55 PM
Monday, June 25, 2007
Posted by DeeDee at 8:51 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
My sweet grandma Diesen passed away on Monday June 18, 2007. She was born April 21, 1910 and lived to be 97 years old.
Posted by DeeDee at 3:43 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Posted by DeeDee at 12:31 PM
Friday, June 15, 2007
Posted by DeeDee at 4:10 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2007
OK, sorry for anyone who has a foot or toe aversion. For the rest of you, I had a freaky toe incident last night. We were at church and I was walking down a step and somehow - I still don't know how, my ledt big toe kicked the back of my right heel - HARD!!!! I immediately felt pain and looked down at my toe which was cracked halfway down ALL the way across. There is also another part at the top that is cracked on one side too. I had to sit down cause I couldn't stand for a min. Then I look at my heel on my other foot and there is blood running down into my sandals. Good thing I was wearing black flip flops, so it was an easy clean up. Anyway my heel was stinging and my toe was throbbing for hours. It still hurts to touch it. So I am not sure what the exact damage is. I better not loose the thing. I wear sandals everyday in the summer and I don't want to only have half the nail. I would look like a freak - and I try not to look like that as much as possible! Here is a picture of the toe.
The white part is where the crack is and then there is another crack at the top. Please no comment about me needing a pedicure. Ok, thanks for letting me whine a little bit. It REALLY hurt!!
The kids were being so funny about it last night. Caleb wanted to see it and asked if it bled. He wanted to see blood and wanted to know which hurt worse, the toe or the heel. Caden asked if I needed to go to the hospital. How cute is that. Then she said that I need to go home and put a bandage on it and it will be better in the morning. She has asked about it several times today already. She is so sweet.
Posted by DeeDee at 8:18 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Posted by DeeDee at 9:43 AM
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Well I have had people ask me why Chris is missing from the family photo. Well we are having some issues - only joking. We apparently don't take too many of the entire family. The last one of all of us was our infamous Christmas card. As soon as I get one I will definitely put it up here.
In case you didn't already know we are having a surprise addition to our family in Decmeber. A friend of ours told us if it is a girl to name her Daisy as in oops a daisy. We are trying to get to the point where we can be excited. I know we will be eventually. Right now I am almost 12 weeks, but feel closer to 16. Looking back at pictures from when I was pregnant with Caden I am weeks ahead of myself. I don't know if it is because of the 3rd child or the fact that I haven't been to the gym much lately. I think it is both.
In case you didn't know our other news my sister Angie had a baby in April. Dakota is SO ADORABLE and I can't wait to see her again in a few weeks.
This is a picture of Dakota from a few weeks ago. Isn't she so cute!!!
Posted by DeeDee at 1:36 PM