Sunday, December 6, 2009

Babies 11 weeks



baby b is horizontal with its bum in its siblings face!!!
baby a is having some tea and scrumpets...silly babies...

Friday, December 4, 2009

THANKSGIVING

We had a great Thanksgiving this year! We hosted for the first time this year and everything turned out great! I am not sure why I didn't take a single picture all weekend, but I guess I don't need proof to know we had a great time.

Thanks to great inlaws my brother Danny and his family had a comfortable place to stay, and my parents stayed with us.

Thrusday = games, eating, and hot tubing

Friday = freezing cold weather as we hiked around Mt Rose looking for christmas trees, thanks to my brother and sister in law, they helped me carry my tree back to the car through the snow, since John had to work. Then delicious hot chocolate as we sat by Lake Tahoe and enjoyed the view, and rested from our hard work.

Saturday = Shopping for the girls, and movies for the boys! And then a delcious dinner at Bj's Brewery. Homemade rootbeer so delicious!

I love my family, and am so grateful for the relationship that we have! I couldn't think of a better way to spend the Holiday weekend! They are the Best!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

9 weeks-ish



So here are the most recent spottings of the two rugrats...hey at least they have little nubs now...better for swimming around in the abyss known as the uterus...


heartbeats...

more heatbeats...
b baby...i think it's the boy


a baby...guessing the girl...

both babies...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Drumroll please.....

Well whatdya know...after months of speculation and tireless hours of calculation...the results are in...two tiny little specs....one mama's boy and one daddy's girl...can't really tell which is which yet...but they're there...we had the ultrasound yesterday...secretly...mmuuhahaha (devilish laugh)...so it would be a surprise!!!well....Surprise!!!




So we went into the ultrasound a bit nervous...thinking if it was one or two....so they got the little probe up there and we saw one little smudge...with a little beating heart (baby B)...so in my mind i was thinking ok...one is good...then the doc said "how do you feel about twins?"...."i think i see one more"...ohhh boy... sure enough there was baby A...heart just beatin' away.. ...say goodbye to sleep as we know it...but we are very happy and excited to start this journey...we have another ultrasound in a couple weeks...so stay tuned...and a very BIG thank you to our family and friends for all your love and support...now we could just get some babysitters....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update

So I am offically 5 weeks pregnant! Seems weird since we know the actual date of fertilization and implantation, but they still count from my last period! The first ultrasound will be at 7 weeks, that is when we will find out if we are having 1 or 2 babies! so only two weeks to go and we will reveal what we chose to implant! It has been fun to see and hear what people think we chose, thanks for participating in our fun survey! stayed tuned to find out the results!

Friday, October 9, 2009

What did we choose?

On Wednesday the 30th of September the Dr. implanted to healty babies to be into my uterus. We knew the sex of all the fertilized eggs, and we were able to choose what they put in. So give us your opinion, cuz everyone has one, of what you think we chose.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Auzzie Baby Products!

http://www.auzziebaby.com/

All moms or moms to be should check out this site!

One of my good friends is starting up her own little business, and makes some great products for babies. Give it a look!

Monday, September 28, 2009

OUCH!

Let me just explain to you how uncomfortable and painful it is to have your ovaries stimulated to the point that they have 57 eggs on them! YES I said 57! And not in a whole month, which is a normal cycle where us women produce 1 egg, I am talking in only 10 days! I was so bloated and uncomfortable! And that wasn't even the bad part. I was so excited to go in on friday and have them taken out, thinking that the relief would come, Boy was I WRONG! That is when the painful part I refered to earlier kicked in! Thankfully I was asleep while they took them out, but I had no idea what I was in-store for when I woke up! Let me just say OUCH!

Thank Heaven for a wonderful husband that took care of me all weekend, bringing me meals in bed, and anything else I asked! Thank goodness I am feeling much better today, still a little sore but nothing like the last few days!

Monday, September 21, 2009

OH WHAT FUN!

You would have thought I was a kid at Christmas when this came in the mail! And most of you are wondering why on earth I was so excited to get a huge box of medicine. Well for us it is just one step closer to being pregnant! However I have been on the medicine for a week now and let me just tell you it isn't so much fun, BUT I know what the end result will be so it makes it all worth it.

Our whole lives are centered around Dr.'s appointments, and keeping track of what medicine we are supposed to do each day! Our nurse gave us this beautiful little calendar to make sure we stayed on track and didn't get confused!
The first needles are the ones for my bum! Which we will start next week, and I am not looking forward too. Cuz the little ones that I have been doing in my belly are bad enough! (which are the second ones in the pic) You can imagine my fear when I opened the box and saw a whole bag of the big needles, (the third one down) but thankfully we learned they are only to draw the medicine from the bottles.



I have to give a HUGE shout out to my AWESOME husband, who wakes up every morning at six before I go to work to give me my shot in my belly that I just can't bring myself to do! and not once has he complained. Other then the moaning when I turn on the light and wake him up :)
I do have to say however that when he just sits up in bed and doesn't even put on his glasses to stick a needle in my stomach does make me a little nervous! ;)


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IVF & PGD

John and I are so happy to share that we get to start our family! We have wanted this day to come for a long time but have not had the means to make it happen, But thanks to lovely and genereous parents we are now able to!

As all of you know my Dad has Muscual Dystrophy. MD is a x-linked genetic disorder, which means it is passed from on generation to the next on the x chromosome, so that makes me a carrier of the disease. That means if John and I were to conceive natually our sons would have a 50 /50 chance of having MD, and our daughters would have a 50/50 chance of being carriers of MD.

MD =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_dystrophy

Up until a couple of years ago, we didn't think that there was anything we could do, and we would just live with the possiblility that our sons could have MD. Thanks to Shelley and Cory and their hard work, patience and research we now know that there is something we can do!

Through

IVF =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilization

And

PGD =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preimplantation_genetic_diagnosis

we can bring healthy kids into this world! And we start the whole process September 3rd, and we couldn't be happier! So keep us in your prayers that everything will work out great and we can be pregnant by october!

Monday, August 17, 2009

California knows how to party...

So this weekend we were excited to have our cousin (who shall remain namless), come and visit. Well things don't always turn out as planned, and due to a recent outbreak of the swine flu, she wasn't able to make it...so we decided to IMPROVISE...which included taking a spur of the moment trip to sunny california...more specificly vallejo (six flags) and one of the most ridculous cities this side of the Mississippi!! Apparently this city is soooo special you have to pay a toll just for thinking about going there!!! Here is a look back...

We arrived at six flags early saturday morning ready to ride this ----> The Medusa...well we get there and get in, we start our way up the big incline...then stop...uhhhh...ok its normal...just waiting for the previous ride to finish...waiting...then we start back up...then stop...alrighty then...maybe this isn't normal...so 30 minutes later, sitting on the incline, or sunbathing as i liked to call it, we are all being evacuated off and we get FREE tickets!!!so not the best way to start a day at a theme park ...
*a quick note...there are a few if any times when asking about your saftey when the reply is "you should be alright" ummmm..."i should be alright" isn't what you like to hear sitting on a giant rollercoaster while its broken and you're strapped in!!...maybe we should get off...ya that's a better answer...."check please"....nevertheless we went on to our next ride.




Next up was KONG...hahaha (devilish laugh)...which can be seen here
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and we really did have our feet dangling like that!!! no joke...
but i'm not really sure what it had to do with, im assuming King Kong...unless it means you will be violently thrown around, dissoriented, and want to vomit when your done, then it all makes sense...


Another favorite was the mighty ROAR...wich sounds like a nice and
happy relaxing ride....Think again!!!!it was a freakishly intense
wooden rollarcoaster!!! as you can see pictured to your right ---->
Then we got to see some really cool animal shows...Shouka the killer whale, Merlins dolphins and Odin's temple of the Tiger...First up was Shouka...we'll just let the pictures do the talking...and for those who are wondering...we were in the splash zone and we did get splashed...and we liked it...YEEEA BOOII!


Shouka gettin' her ball touching on...


She ain't scared to show off the goods...



video Here are the dolphins...



Here is the...nice kitty...ok maybe he is a 5 year old Bengal tiger...and weighs 400 lbs...and could rip us all to shreds!!! I don't know who that guy is...but he is ca-ra-zy uhhhh ya...that's about 8 ft tall...wouldn't recommend this...


You've heard of jaws...well meet claws...original...i know...


This is Taj...one of the oldest elephants in the world!!!! she was born in 1940!!!!that's 69 years old!! She looks enthusiastic and happy to be there doesen't she....





Next we went somewhere else....


I Wonder what bridge this could be...



hmmm.......



Still can't figure it out?



ahh yes....the Golden Gate Bridge...the bridge of dreams, fantasy, and freezing cold windy weather!!!! It was fun to go on the bridge and freeze...I'll just let the pictures do the talking... Crazy streets...what are people thinking!!!!

This is the bay bridge...4 dollars to cross...just to get to San Fransisco...They should pay US to go to this ridiculous city!!!!

If you ever get the chance to eat here.....don't.... Nasty with a capital N....


It's like Mexico...but Chinese...and everything has to be authentic because everything they sell has a sticker that says 'made in china'....



more bridge....



Susan posing with the bridge...


now this is artistic....

Just hangin' out on the Golden gate bridge...that's all I'm tryin' to say...


Can't feel noses or toeses...frozen tozen


The Fog has lifted....



So that was our fun filled weekend....full of wild rides, wild animals, wild cities, bridges, tolls, tolls, and did i mention tolls...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IF THESE TWO AREN'T THE CUTEST....

I tell you we have the cutest nieces and nephews in the whole world!




SmashMouth Concert

Smash Mouth put on a free concert a couple weeks ago, so we went and checked them out. Sadly he was off key alot of the time, so we left early!




Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Camping like a Frenchman

A couple weeks ago we went camping at Frenchmens Lake in California. We haven't been all summer...so we decided it was time to get in touch with nature and the great outdoors. It was really nice to get away from all the hustle and bustle of work and the daily routines of life. not to mention it was a good opportunity to get some of dad's famous dutch oven cookin'!! Here are a few snapshots from the weekend...



Myself, Mark, and Sheila...sitting by the worlds biggest fly catcher!!If you notice that double screen room to the right...we wanted to put it over the table so when we ate we could keep all the bugs out...well the bugs didn't get the memo that they (the bugs) were suppose to stay out and we (the humans) were suppose to stay in...so by nightfall the bugs had completley taken it over and i think the more bug spray susan sprayed in it...the more bugs came in...so make sure when you buy bug spray it is a repellent and not an attractant...



Here is Susan striking a pose in a little valley we explored...


...and here is us...those rocks were sharp!!

this looks like a cozy place for a nap...or...a SWEET picture!
you may think this is a nice picture of the valley...but take a closer look...go ahead...get the magnifying glass out...we managed to sneek into this one...
hey...there we are...
Here we are getting ready to enter the "cave of death"...not really...but there sure were a lot of spiders!!!

Here is the 30 ft anaconda we found and wrestled into submission...ok maybe it was like 12 inches...and i didn't touch it...but who's counting...

so that was our adventure filled weekend...we are going camping again in the near future...so we will have more great adventure stories from the "Wild Willinghams"...sounds like a cool TV show...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We have entered the world of blogging

I finally broke down and created a blog. I have not wanted to do it, for 2 reasons.
1) I thought it was going to be hard and take to much time, and
2) I didn't think I would have anything to blog about
But I have realized that neither of my two excuses were valid so here I am! Diving into the wonderful world of blogs! I love looking at everyone elses so I thought it was time for us to share our lives with all of you! Hope you enjoy!