Photo highlights and pregnancy update

I feel as though a lot has happened since my last post.  Right before the girls’ second birthday we did a last hurrah trip to Maui, Hawaii.  We figure it will be quite a while before we vacation again with the new baby arriving in October.  We also wanted to get another vacation in before we have to buy airplane tickets for the girls.  We had a great week on Maui, the girls enjoyed lots of walks, pool and beach time.  We had our most successful plane trip home, no meltdowns!  Jemma actually watched an entire season of Daniel Tiger.  We limit screen time at home, so it was a real treat for her.  Zoe wasn’t as fond of the headphones or iPad, but kept entertained with new toys we had bought specifically for the plane ride.

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Out for dinner on the 4th of July-sister love!

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Out for a morning walk

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Trip to the Maui Ocean Center

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Checking out more fish at the Maui Ocean Center

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Beach time

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Having fun in the ocean

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Breakfast with a view in downtown Lahaina

After returning home, we celebrated Jemma and Zoe’s second birthday.  Hubby had to travel to Chicago on their actual birthday, so my Mom and I took the girls out for a pizza dinner that night.  After Hubby returned from his trip, we had a luau birthday party at our house with friends and family, there were a lot of kids and chaos at our house, but lots of fun!  The girls enjoyed their birthday cupcakes in adorable vintage high chairs restored by one of my talented friends.

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Luau party!!!

The girls had a wonderful time running around with the other children, again, so hard to believe my babies are already two years old!

We’ve been having lots of fun this summer, lots of playing outside and spending time with friends.  We are going to attempt to tackle potty training this upcoming weekend.  Spite or Flight recommended the book Oh Crap! Potty Training by Jamie Glowacki, so we are going to use her methods to hopefully get our girls potty trained before baby brother arrives.  Jemma will use the potty semi-regularly, Zoe isn’t too interested, but has gone a few times on the potty, so we’ll see how it goes!  Any must try tips from those of you who have gone through this recently?  Especially anyone potty training twins?

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Having lots of fun in our kiddie pool!

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Fun day celebrating a friend’s birthday at Remlinger Farms!

In the above picture, the girls look happy on the ponies and train, but as soon as the pictures were snapped we had instant tears!  Guess we’ll have to try it again in the future.

Pregnancy 

As far as my pregnancy goes, I’m feeling great.  This pregnancy (knock on wood!) feels a million times easier than my first pregnancy.  I’m still feeling quite mobile, don’t have any swelling yet and my carpal tunnel has been minimal to non-existent (thank goodness!)  Once again though, I didn’t pass my one hour glucose test, I was twelve points over and all I had eaten was a single hard boiled egg.  This time around with the three hour test, I felt horrible after drinking the 100g sugar drink, I had a terrible stomachache and felt so sick, I didn’t feel that bad when I had to do the three hour with the twins.  By the time I got home and was getting ready for lunch I was in a cold sweat and nearly passed out!  But, luckily, I passed the three hour with flying colors.  In fact, my numbers were low enough that she thought my one hour might have been an off day/reading.  Anyway, I’m glad it’s behind me and I’m trying to be a little more conscious of my sugar intake.

We are nearly into single digits of weeks remaining.  I’m 29 weeks as of this past Saturday.  I decided I’m going to schedule a C-section during my 39th week in case I haven’t gone into labor since I only have 6 weeks off from work and don’t want to be waiting around for baby to arrive, but if I go into labor before my scheduled date I’m still considering trying for a VBAC.

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29 week bump!

We recently took family/maternity photos with the same photographer who has been working with us since the girls were born.  Hoping to post some of the photos from our session soon!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  We have rain in Seattle today and it’s definitely feeling like fall.

xoxo

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