Wednesday, September 18, 2013

19 Weeks and BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

I actually reached 19 weeks on Saturday, so today I am 19w,4d.  I have been wanting to write this post for the past 5 days, but I've been sooooooo busy!

Friday, September 13th was our 16 year Anniversary.  We have now been together for 21 years, more than half of both our lives.  Crazy!  I can't believe we are that old.  haha!

We celebrated by going to the coast for the night.  I have really been wanting to go to the coast for awhile.  We only live an hour away, so it's a pretty easy trip really.  We have not actually done anything to celebrate our anniversary for years because we've always been coaching softball!  We went out for a dinner here and there, but nothing real special.  I also figured this would be our last chance to do this for awhile, since next year we should have not one, but TWO little ones with us! 

We got a late start since Hubby was working that day, but that was no big deal.  We arrived in Lincoln City about 6:30 and the first thing on the agenda was finding a place to eat.  We went to a place called Kyllo's and had a nice ocean view table.  It was a little more expensive than we would normally go out to dinner for, but we just decided to enjoy ourselves and celebrate our anniversary because it's something we really never do.

After dinner, we walked on the beach for a little while.  We were hoping to watch the sunset, but it was too overcast and the sun was hiding.  We still enjoyed watching and listening to the waves, and simply enjoyed our time together.

Then we drove the length of town looking for a place to stay.  We hadn't made prior reservations as we weren't sure what our plans really were going to be until a few days before.  If we didn't find a place to stay, we would just drive home and save some money.  That's the nice thing about living so close to the coast.  We could just go home.  There were several places that had no vacancies, and lots that did, but I wanted something that would hopefully have an ocean view so I could listen to the waves when I woke up in the middle of the night (because that's what I do! I don't sleep much lately).  We ended up in an old part of town, found a hotel, decided what our budget would be before we got out of the car, and went in to ask if they had any rooms available.

The guy said he had one king room and a few doubles.  He could give us a discount for $99.  Great!  We'll take the king.  He started booking it, then realized that it wasn't available.  No problem, we'll take a double.  No big deal.  He starts booking that, and then sees that he DOES in fact have a king room available with a balcony and he can give it to us for $89.  He felt bad because he was so wishy washy in what was available.  We didn't care but we definitely weren't going to complain about an even better rate!

When we got up the the room, we noticed on the door it had a sign that said Captain's Room.  I didn't think much of it, until we walked in and the room was ginormous!  We couldn't believe we found such a nice room and got such a good deal.  The view wasn't exactly of the ocean, but of the bay instead.  Again, we didn't really care.  We were there to enjoy each other's company and we hadn't put a lot of thought into this anniversary date to begin with.

View from our balcony
As I said, the view wasn't spectacular, but what can you expect on a last minute decision and an overcast day on the Oregon Coast?

We left for home fairly early on Saturday morning.  We could have spent time around town and gone to the beach again, but we would have just spent more money than we should, and we have a LOT of stuff that needed to be done at home.  Remember, we have some un-hoarding to do!

Sunday, we spent cleaning out our bedroom.  How often does a person actually move their bed and clean under it?  Pretty much when you get a new bed or move, right?  Well, we have a new bed being delivered this Friday, so we needed to get our room ready for it!  Soooo...... 9 years of collected dust and random lost items under the bed.  I should have taken a picture for you.  Uggggg.  We aren't just getting a new mattress either.  Oh no, we are upgrading.  We have had the same bed and mattress for all 16 years of our marriage so far.  Ready for it?  It's a double.  Yes, a double!  We are finally upgrading to a queen bed.  Woo-Hoo!  Much, much needed.  First of all, I am not going to be able to fit my pregnant with twins belly along side my husband for very much longer, especially if you add in a few extra body pillows in an attempt to sleep better.  Second of all, pretty soon we are going to need a little bigger bed to be able to snuggle our little ones when they decide they need to join us in the middle of the night.

We also got an unexpected visit from my sister, her husband, and my two nephews on Sunday.  We LOVE when we get to see the kiddos.  Also, my sister and I have been wanting to take a belly picture together.  She is due this week, so it was pretty much now or maybe never!

Sister Bumps!  She is 39 weeks and I am 19 weeks

19 week bump pic
 This is a crazy busy week.  On Monday after work, I had to meet my MIL at Sears.  They are buying our cribs for us and Sears was having a sale, so I HAD to meet her to approve the crib, even though I had already told her what we were looking for in our cribs.  How could I complain though when they are BUYING our cribs!  No way was I going to turn that down, so I offered to meet her.  The cribs are ordered and will be delivered this week.  The in-laws will keep them at their house until we are ready for them, as we have NO storage space for a few more weeks, after our garage sale.  MIL also bought our changing table pad (we will be using a dresser for the changing table), and wanted me to try on maternity pants.  I hate shopping for pants.  It wouldn't be such a big deal if the size that SHOULD fit me would even fit over a damn thigh!  Seriously, it sucks when you pull up one leg and know instantly those pants won't work.  We didn't end up with one pair of pants, so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

After that, I was on a mission to get baby shower invitations.  I am throwing Sis a "meet the baby" shower in a few weeks and I NEED to get the invites out asap.  I always end up waiting till the last minute and it sucks.  First stop, nope, they couldn't help me because they were swamped.  Second stop, success!  Invitations designed and printed.  Now all I have to do is address and mail them. 

Then it was on to Costco for some much needed food items.  Finally, home after a loooonnnnnggggg day.  We ate dinner at 9:00pm.  I did mention it was a long day?

Yesterday, I needed to go grocery shopping, but went straight home after work instead.  So tired.  I wanted to write this post, but I took a nap instead.  Then I woke up and went to work.  More cleaning to do!

My Aunt D is coming tomorrow for the weekend.  I am so very excited to have her help.  She is amazing.  I recruited her to help me get rid of stuff.  Lots and lots of stuff.  Only thing is, I've had to un-bury the bed she will be sleeping in.  And make a path for her to get to it.  Yes, our spare bedroom is that bad.  Sigh...  I am really embarrassed about it, but biting that back and accepting the help so we can get our house ready for these babies.  I also have a really good friend and client of mine that is going to come help as well.  For some bizarre reason that I could never understand, she actually likes deep cleaning and has offered her help.  After this weekend, we should be ready for the garage sale (or at least close to ready) and my goal is to have the nursery room empty so we can start painting it and getting it ready.

In between all that, we are having some family over on Saturday for dinner.  We will be doing a very scaled down gender reveal party.  I'm keeping it very simple.  Just taco soup and a few cakes that will let everyone know what we are having!

Oh, and a quick time out for Sis to have her baby tomorrow night.  As long as they have a bed available, she checks in at 6:30pm.  They will call me when she gets close to delivery and I will meet them at the hospital.  I fully expect I will be up all night with them, and then have a busy day cleaning on Friday.  I hope I can survive all this!

Now, I really must go.  Our 20 week Anatomy Scan is this afternoon!  Yikes!  So excited and nervous all at the same time.  I really, really, really wanted to get this post written FINALLY, but I don't have time to proof read it.  Hopefully all my rambling makes sense and I haven't totally butchered the English language with my spelling.  Please forgive me if I did.


  1. I love those sister belly pics!!

    Happy Anniversary, you guys seem like such a great couple. I know you are going to be great parents. Does it mean you will know the sexes tomorrow? I am guessing 2 girls :)

  2. What busy lady! I'm tired just reading your post, haha! Sounds like you had a great anniversary. I'm glad you could get away for a night. That always feels great. I'm so excited to find out what these twinsies are. Have fun telling the family!

  3. Let the good times begin!! I hope you will be awake long enough to tell the help what to do! LOL! See you tomorrow! Love, Auntie!

  4. Love the pics of you and your sis! Please tell me you are going to share the excited for you!!!

  5. Happy belated anniversary! So glad that you guys had some time for yourselves, it sounds like things are crazy and they're only going to get crazier with two babies!

  6. I love the belly bump pics! We had 2 days of great weather on the beach and one horrible rainy day! I need to post my trip pictures!

    I also want to thank you for your wonderful, heartfelt, PM on Facebook today. I needed that pick me up!

    HUGS, my dear, dear, friend!

  7. OMG when do your dear FB group friends get to hear about the genders?! :)

  8. Happy anniversary!! 21 years together total is quite a blessing :) I love the pictures of you and your sis, adorable!! Glad you got to enjoy some time together before the crazyness of twins begins :)

  9. Happy Anniversary! And your bump is so cute. I'll be waiting to hear about your scan! Twins!! what a miracle.

  10. What an awesome post! First of all, happy anniversary! I'm so excited to see the cribs and to find out what you're having!

  11. Happy 19 weeks!! Cute bump pics :)

  12. Love the sister belly photo! And happy anniversary!!
    You really are busy these days! So excited to hear about the scan results :)

  13. just wanted to say enjoy today and all of the fabulosity!!!!

  14. happy anniversary! what a great way to celebrate! Love the belly shot of you and your sister. I think it is so cool that two cousins will be so close in age - I always wished i had a cousin close in age...

    Happy ICLW

    To celebrate the publication of my book, Dangled Carat, I have a blog tour going on and a giveaway on my blog to celebrate the publication (autographed book, $25 Victoria Secret Gift Card, Sandi Rose CD) - I'd love if you can check it out...

  15. Happy anniversary and congrats on your cute bump. You're well on your way, my friend. And how cool that you get to experience it with your sister.

  16. Hi from ICLW! Congrats on the babies! What a wonderful thing! Best of luck to you and your family as you grow! :)

  17. Hi from ICLW! Love the sister bumps! What an amazing time in your lives to be able to share!!

  18. Whistling a little tune while I wait for you to post about your appointment! ;)

  19. I love the sisters photo! Part of me wishes I could do something like that, but my sister is 11, so she'd better not be having any babies while I still can!!!

    Happy ICLW :-)

  20. Late in commenting, but happy anniversary!!

  21. Hi from ICLW! Happy Anniversary! Love your sister bump photos. I just read your post about not forgetting being an infertile. I totally agree. I have yet to be pregnant (ever!) but am in the process of adopting embryos right now. When and if I do get pregnant, I hope , no, I refuse to forget that I am and infertile. We have been on this journey almost 10 years and it has made me who I am today. A stronger, more sensitive person, one who has a stronger faith in God. So thank you for you post. I wish you lots of love on blessings of twins!

  22. Hi from ICLW! Happy Anniversary and congratulations :) I just turned 18 weeks Monday and my anatomy scan is the end of next week. I'm starting to get nervous! I hope that your appointment goes very well!

  23. Wow! What a busy week and everything. Congrats on your anniversary. Congrats on your pregnancy.

    I love the sister bumps. I was lucky enough to do a friend bumps. There was 3 of us. Me, 1st friend 5 weeks behind and 2nd friends 5 more weeks behind.

    I'm Oregon born and raised, but I've been living in Finland for the last 14 years. Your anniversary story of the coast has me missing the ocean. Fog/overcast or not!

    Happy ICLW!

  24. Wow that's so cool that you found a super spot for your anniversary. And you are glowing! Good luck for the scan.

  25. you look great!!! so excited for your guys! and your sis! cant wait to hear about the scan! happy anniversary!

  26. You and your sister are so cute together! Sounds like a lovely vacation. And I'm a week late, so now you're past 20 weeks - more than halfway there! Woohoo!

  27. Such a great picture of you too! We did that with my SIL during our last pregnancy: She was 31 weeks and I was 30 {with our triplets}...funny picture.

    Sounds like you guys have had a crazy busy and wonderful time away!

  28. I was in the process of un-hoarding when these girls decided to make an early appearance. Now that process will be a lot slower, but still needs to be done. We have so much crap stuffed into closets! You are smart to be starting it so early.
    You and your sister look adorable with your bellies.