Wednesday, March 30, 2011

8 months old!

Here we are 8 months into this crazy mess called twins. Part of me cant believe we are already at 8 months, and the other part of me wishes it was more like 18  months! It definitely is getting a little easier... a little. Oscar just cut his first tooth 3 days ago! I would like to think that I could attribute that to his "grouchy" demeanor, but I really think that is just his personality :(  He is just more needy, whiny, and high maintenance... kind of like his daddy ;) And Lola is just a dream baby compared to Oscar (we still love you osckie) She will just lay on a blanket and be completely content with playing with her toes and cooing! she sleeps better than Oscar, which is a whole different post to come. I need some major help in the sleep situation here.
Lola is a great little sitter but she doesn't seem to be to interested in crawling yet. she just gets on her belly and spins circles, its pretty cute. But Oscar, he is SO close to crawling! he gets on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth and kind of does a little hop and then plops back down on his belly and army crawls to where he wants to go, which is usually wherever Auggie (3) is. those two are going to be troub.le.

I have so many pictures taken in the last month that are to cute not to share! so bear with me with I overwhelm you with pure cuteness...

Banana Time!

We call this face the "Evil Twin" it is seriously the scariest face and it happens all the time!

These are cute little knit boots handmade by Aunt Liz. Aren't they the cutest things you've ever seen!?

got back fat?

Cute onesies made by a  girl I used to babysit.
  That's all for now. peace out.

Giveaway WINNERS!

The Lucky winners are...

Congratulations to:
Commenter # 9 Sonja
Commenter #3 Julia

Email me  or leave me your email address and I can send you all the choices!

thanks to everyone else for entering! I wish I could let everyone win! if you would like a discount code for an online order feel free to email me and I will see what I can do for you!

Check this out! Crazy!

This device will allow you to see your unborn child while in your belly!
Part of me finds it a little weird, and part of me says "where can I get one!"
Read more about it here:

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baby Bling Bows Giveaway!!

OK. So I have been working for this company  Baby Bling  for a few years now. We create the most amazingly comfortable, stylish headbands for babies, infants and toddlers. we have recently come out with two new headband styles, and in celebration of this, I am going to give away one of them to two lucky readers! All you need to do to be entered, is become a follower of my blog AND go to our Baby Bling Facebook page and "like" us! and them leave me a comment here telling me you did both of those and I will enter you in the drawing! that's it! You will get to chose one of the new styles and I will mail it to you! Why would you not do this!?

I will announce the winner in one week, on: Thursday, March 31st! I will computer generate the winner and post it here on that day, and you will have 2 days to leave me your email address so I can get your mailing address!

Here are the two new styles (on the most beautiful baby girl in the world... ok, so I might be a little biased)

The Bouquet
Shown in Spring . Also comes in Pink, Whites and Purple.

The Frenchie
Shown in black. Also comes in White and Pink.

You can also visit out website to find retailers in your area!

Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ICLW welcome!

Hi, My Name is Cyndi
 A little bit about me...
Hang on, grab a chair, this was longer than I thought...

I met my husband in high school. However, we were not high school sweethearts ( he asked me to prom and I said no...) he was a long haired, football playing, motorcycle/Camaro driving punk. And I was an innocent little sophomore who knew her mom would never approve. Fast forward a few years, and while at church, from across the way I see this clean-cut glowing return missionary, and from that moment I knew he was the one. And so we didn't waste any time, really. we went on our first date in July and we were married September 5th 1998 only two months!

We both knew immediately that we wanted a family, so it began. and we were told that it could take 6 months to a year.. you know the drill. A year went by, and nothing. So I really pulled out the big guns, and started temping, and timing and charting, hoping, praying, wishing.... nothing. and come to find out I was never even ovulating! My Dr. prescribed Clomid and we thought, this is it! this is going to work and we are going to have twins! hmmm...not so much. we were so limited on funds and we were starving students living in Hawaii that we just continued to do the clomid, for 2 whole years! (I don't think it is meant to be used that way?) So my Dr. finally said that I could only do 1 more month of clomid then we would have to try another avenue. And guess what! BFP! we were shocked!  I had a good pregnancy till 36 weeks when I developed pre-eclampsia and had to be induced. And after 18 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing! we welcomed our first son Milo, in July 2002.

After the birth of our son, everyone said "oh! now you will get pregnant right away, your body just had to get pregnant once" Really? really? so we went right back into trying for #2. We tried the clomid again for another 3 years (off and on) Then I was finally diagnosed with PCOS, I was given metformin and told that I would probably get pregnant once I take that for about 6 months and get my PCOS under control.. nope. I went through the homeopathic route, and tried every herb and concoction that everyone swore worked for a Friend of a friend... nothing. By this point our son was turning 5 and I was beginning to lose hope. We had even put our adoption papers in, we wanted to keep all options out on the table. We finally took the plunge and went to a RE and did IUI #'s 1,2,3 and 4 only to find out each time that I never ovulated even with the meds.? So we were told that our only option at that point was IVF. So we saved our precious pennies, and went for it! They retrieved 46 eggs! and 28 of those fertilized! I had a case of OHSS which held off the transfer to day 5 instead of day 2 or 3. By that point of the 28 embryos only 6 survived to blastocysts, so we transferred 2... and 2 weeks later BFP! there was a good beginning of pregnancy, then I had to be put on bedrest at 30 weeks due to pregnancy induced hypertension, and ultimately was induced at 35 weeks due to the hypertension, and gave birth to beautiful baby boy August in January of 2008.

Once again came the responses " I bet NOW, your body will get pregnant, because  I know someone who knew someone Else's sisters, cousin who got pregnant on their own after they did IVF" ya, ok. We were smart enough to know not to waste our time with clomid this time, and we had 4 embryos left from the last retrieval and we wanted more kids so just 11 months after our last baby was born we did another transfer with 2 of the remaining embryos, I thought for sure it would work, and since it worked the first time around it HAD to work this time, BFN. I was crushed, but I knew we had 2 more frozen embryos left, so the very next month later we did it again with our last remaining embryos... BFN! what!? I was shocked. Hurt, confused, hopeless. I didn't know what we were suppose to do, how could we afford another 20 grand on IVF again? We decided we needed a little break. Time to enjoy the kids we had. So the next year around the same time, we were able to get some money together and found a new less expensive RE, and went for it again! This time I had some OHSS but not as severe as last, and my RE was adamant that day 2 transfers are the secret to successful transfers, who am I do question what he does best? so we all agreed that with my history we would transfer 3 embryos. It was one of the worst 2WW I had ever had, I had convinced myself everyday that it did not work, I was a mess, just ask my husband he will agree! but luckily, I was wrong! BFP and not only was I pregnant, but it was TWINS! most of that journey is documented here in this blog, but in a nutshell I was put on bedrest at 30 weeks due to preterm labor, and had a emergency c-section at 34 weeks. We welcomed our little twins Oscar and Lola in July 2010. They spent 6 weeks in the nicu, and are getting bigger and more work everyday!

Here we are 12 years into this crazy thing called marriage. Just trying to figure out how to raise our kids right, and still remain best Friends while doing so.

So join me here in my daily grind of life with me, my husband an 8 year old, the craziest 3 year old in the world and 7 month old twins!

I am not the best updater, But I try.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Still alive...

Im happy to report we all survived the sick-fest that infested our home! We have just been sticking around home, slowly transitioning back into normal life again. I am hoping to be able to pick back up on blogging again, but for now here are some pictures from the past few weeks...

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Don't be jealous...

Where have I been?

Monday: took auggie (3 year old) to the dr. and found out he had croup.

Tuesday: babies started to seem a little sick.

Wednesday: took babies in to the dr. and found out they also had croup. Of course!

Thursday: babies had a rough night, started lots of wheezing. Took them back to the dr. to find out they both have rsv. Oscar is admitted to the hospital. Lola is treated at home and at the hospital for suctioning.

Late that night auggies ear drum ruptures.....what! The one night that I am not home with him!?

Friday: oscar comes home!

Saturday, sunday: continue breathing treatments and hospital suctioning... And lots of love.

Monday: take auggie to the ENT because his ear is ozzing, yuck! Find out that he has strep! Yougottabefreakinkiddingme!

Tuesday: take babies back to the dr. for rsv follow up...are you ready?....both babies have ear infections! Bring it on.

Insert crying from just about everyone in this house inbetween all of that, and you pretty much have my last few weeks.

Don't be jealous.

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