Saturday, February 12, 2011

NBR: A sad day in my house

First let me say no to worry, the twins are doing great. We had my 24-week growth scan the other day and they're both growing perfectly! Jake is 1 lb 7 oz and Jillian is 1 lb 5 oz. They're only 8% in size apart and the Dr. likes to see anything below 20%. So they're awesome.

I'm so sad for another reason. We had to re-home our dog Jimmy. He has never been a fan of EJ and it's just getting worse as EJ is looking play more and more. It's something I've been thinking about for well over a year (when EJ started crawling after Jimmy) and lately it's become obvious that was the best choice for our family. There are so many factors that went into this and I'm too sad to talk about them now. As we speak, Ed is delivering Jimmy to his new home. It's a perfect fit and if I could have my pick of any family, they would be it. I found them through the Basenji Rescue that I used to volunteer and foster. I have thought long and hard about this decision and weighed all of our options. In the end, I want Jimmy to be happy and he deserves a life that he's excited about...not just hiding from a running toddler. Many many tears have been shed even though I know it's for the best.

I will always remember and love my sweat pea.

Monday, February 7, 2011

We moved!

The move was a catastrophe. We were supposed to go to settlement on Friday 1/28, but didn't make it until Wed. 2/2. The week in between we spent living at my parents' house. They didn't mind one bit (they loved having EJ there) but it was so so so stressful. We lived day by day wondering when settlement would be. There was a paperwork error that delayed things and nobody could tell us how long it would take to fix. And to add insult to injury, we were all sick. I started out sick, then got EJ sick, and then we got my Mom sick. It was terrible and we were all miserable for a few days.

But now we're all moved in and unpacking boxes every day. It's totally overwhelming how much stuff we own. Most of it could probably go to Goodwill, and it just might if the babies decide to come before we're all unpacked. LOL.

The twins are doing great. Moving around more and more each day. They seem to wake up just as I'm going to bed. It's so awesome to feel them moving around. EJ is doing well with adjusting to the new house. We've quickly settled into our old routines and he's found almost all of his toys, which makes him even happier. Jimmy is still adjusting. He's had a few accidents (but that could be because we don't have a fenced yard yet and he's not outside as much as he's used to).

All in all we survived the stress of moving so now life can continue on for us. Next step is to get the twins' room ready. I'm thinking they'll share a room in the beginning. If you have twins, or know someone who does, how did you handle their sleeping arrangements?