Sunday, October 31, 2010

The twins

Sleepy James and a grumpy Liam

Stripes for little T

 I started knitting this little hat for Tess a few days before I went to the hospital to deliver the twins.  In between feedings and pumping in the hospital, I finished knitting this hat. You never know when you will have a few minutes to work on a knitting project!  I used random skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash wool for this hat.  Tess doesn't usually model her handknits happily, but somehow we got lucky with this hat!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


the birth of our identical twin boys!  Liam Joshua and James Oliver were born on 10/13/10.  Liam weighed in at 4 lbs 12 oz and James weighed 5 lbs and 8 oz.  Both are 19 inches!  Paul and I are still in the hospital today.  Both Liam and I have been discharged from the hospital, but we're waiting on James.  I will post a picture when I finally get home!  Right now, I have to go and feed James again.   Eating for him is critical right now.  I just wanted to check in and announce our double blessings!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm still here!

I didn't mean to disappear from the blogging world.  Is anyone still out there??  I can't begin to tell you how diminished my brain power is in this pregnancy.  By far, this has been my most difficult pregnancy.  I feel like I've been in the 3rd trimester almost the entire time!  I remember just barely two years ago, I was out trekking through the forest on a quest for a Christmas tree on little T's due date.  I had plenty of energy.  Sure, I was tired of being pregnant, but I could still walk and walk quickly!  I have never felt like this before.  I know that I've seriously neglected my little corner of cyberspace, but I hope to be back in full force soon!  I hate that I haven't documented some of our activities throughout the Fall.  I haven't talked about how homeschooling is going this year with Luke or how Sammy's doing in two-day kindergarten or how my little T has ceased to be my little baby girl.  I feel like there's a big blank over the past few months, but I suppose I needed the blogging break.  As most of you know, Autumn is my favorite time of the year and October is my favorite month, but I feel like I'm missing it this year.  I'm trying to enjoy the Fall leaves as much as I can, but most of my energy is going to growing twins!  I do hope to make some pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie and a delicious caramel dip to celebrate the glorious season of Autumn, but first I have some hard work ahead of me!  I hope to update you very soon with the arrival of two small twin pumpkins!

Belly Shot

This picture was taken a few weeks ago.  So, I imagine, I'm much bigger as I sit and type this today.  I hope that the twins arrive sometime in the next few days.  I have issued an eviction notice!