Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mama

We spent this last weekend trying to soak it all in -- enjoying our family of 4 and the sunny weather, celebrating Mother's Day, and checking off the final items on our "to do" list.

Mother's Day began early as Bob took us out for breakfast on Saturday. This is definitely one of my favorite things to do. Hot coffee and pancakes. And hungry kids who will actually eat the food. We are very aware that family meals out will be a rarity.

Then Bob took the kids to the park while I got a massage. Awesome! Our evening ended with a yummy dinner cooked by my sweet hubby.

But, of course, my favorite part of Mother's Day is loving on my precious children.

We are still having a hard time wrapping our minds around what is getting ready to happen. Having a birth scheduled to the date and time is very different for us....not to mention that we will be leaving the hospital with TWO babies. But God is working out all of the little details and reminding us of His great love.

My little brother graduates from high school on Thursday. So my parents will be heading our way next weekend after finishing his celebrations. But my awesome sister Carrianna is going to come stay with me in the hospital this week. She's a nurse and actually stayed with me after I had Robbie. I am so thankful that she rearranged her schedule to come and be with me.

My sweet Eveley is super excited!

My crazy Caleb doesn't really care.

I am glad this pregnancy is coming to a close. Besides the awful first trimester, this has been the easiest pregnancy by far. I'm afraid these babies are going to pop out of my belly button, but I have oddly been pretty comfortable.

I decided to heed everyone's advice and take a few pictures to record my physical predicament. Here's a belly shot from yesterday. I got so cracked up at Eveley's face. She obviously thinks the belly is hilarious.

And while I am feeling well, I am suffering terribly from pregnancy brain.

For example... I called our pediatrician's office this past week and asked to speak to his nurse. I carefully explained that I was having twins and would like to request that the doc perform our baby boy's vasectomy in the hospital so I wouldn't have to bring the twins back to the office later in the week.

The nurse acted so confused.

I went through the details again. We are having twins, a boy and a girl. I would rather not have to bring the babies back to the office after leaving the hospital. So I'd like him to do the vasectomy in the hospital.

She paused. "Um. Do you mean the circumcision?" she said.

Oh my word. Of course. I was so embarrassed but am sure their office got a good laugh out of it. =)

Happy Mother's Day to my mom who is the best mother on the planet...and to my two sisters who will welcome little boys into this world in September!!



aprildtaylor said...

i still cant get over how little your belly is...well for 2 babies to be in there ;) I'll be praying for you this wk!! Cant wait to see pics!

Anonymous said...

If you remember, I can do my belly like that, of course mom gets upset. You look great and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

3 Peanuts said...

I am laughing SO hard about the vasectomy right now!!! Lauren, my brain is like that ALL the time so at least you have an excuse for now:)

I will be praying for you and the twins this week. I wish I were closer to cook for you and hel you when you get home....and visit you and those bundle in the hospital.

I hope it all goes perfectly and I cannot wait to see the babes here on the blog:)


CMG's Mom said...

You look awesome! Will keep you all in my prayers tomorrow as you welcome them!

anna said...

so excited for you friend! And I'm not sure which is more funny, the fact that you said that to the nurse or the fact that I didn't catch it until you explained.

Heather said...

I'm with Anna, but now can't stop laughing - have tears rolling down my cheeks! Thank you for sharing that funny. You, your sweet family, and the twins are all in our prayers!
Looking forward to seeing you continue your beautiful journey.

Care said...

So excited to meet these 2! You should be in the OR right now, and I'm praying for you! I'll be in VA around noon tomorrow. So excited to be your personal nurse!

Clare said...

That vasectomy story is hilarious! are you thinking about something in your future? the poor nurse probably got a good laugh in the break room from that question:) gotta love the mommy brain. you don't even look big at all to me, you look great!! you are going to bounce right back to your normal self. xoxo