Monday, November 26, 2007

Hannah who?

Hannah Montana that's who. I got a glimpse into what my future holds tonight as I left work. Hannah Montana is in town and every young girl in the city was downtown heading to the concert. I read the headlines about what extremes parents will go to in getting their kids tickets to this concert so I knew it was a big deal, but it was still amazing to see City Tavern overtaken by pre-teens finishing dessert before heading to see their latest idol. When I first read the aforementioned headlines, I thought to myself - who in their right mind would spend that much money on concert tickets? I now know who and I can't believe I would admit to it here for everyone to read, but the fact of the matter is I could picture myself taking the girls and a few of their friends out to dinner and to that concert. There, I said it. They are not even here and it is already starting to happen.

The last few days leading up to their arrival have been full of emotion. Obviously we are excited about their arrival, but also a little apprehensive knowing we will be responsible for the lives of two little girls in less then a week! I am trying to tie up the remaining loose ends - figuring out about insurance, coordinating time off with work, Christmas shopping (it is almost December), and trying to squeeze in as much sleep as possible (Elizabeth wishes she could say the same). It is tough to concentrate on anything other then 12/4 at this point though. I am sure my coworkers are as ready for the 4th to come as we are so they don't have to hear the same stories repeated day in and day out, when I am on the phone with curios clients. Don't worry - just 6 more days!

This is probably the last picture of Elizabeth you will see before next week. I also included one of the nursery. It is truly amazing what Elizabeth has done with this room. A testament to the great things she will do in the girls lives to be sure.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The calm before the storm

We are less then 2 weeks out at this point and it feels a little like the calm before the storm. The nursery is done, the hospital bag is packed, the car seats are in, the computer cabinet is upstairs so the new pack 'n play and swings can fit in the den, and we are basically just counting down the days until 12/4. We had a hospital tour of the maternity floor last week to get the lay of the land before the big day. I am sure everything they explained to us will fly out the window when the day actually comes. I guess the good thing is Elizabeth has already documented where all family is supposed to be and when!
We went back to the doctor for the last appointment today and got more great news. The girls are both ~ 5 lbs each. It's hard to believe that the day is already almost here and that they have done so well the whole time. Tomorrow is the last Thanksgiving we will celebrate before their arrival and boy do we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Date night

We are on the home stretch now. Having spent most of the last few months getting ready for the arrival of the girls - either shopping, assembling, reading, attending class, (assembling some more)...we finally decided to have a night for ourselves. We went to a great little place right down the road. It only has 14 tables so just the intimate ambiance we were looking for. The appetizers and entrees were amazing only to be topped off by a warm chocolate pudding cake and an espresso pot de creme (with homemade sugar doughnut of course). Needless to say, we spent most of the evening talking about our expanding family and plans for increasing the size of our house... eventually that is. Wow! - what a different conversation then we would have had 1.5 years ago on a similar date night! Now I can't imagine talking about anything else.

Unfortunately, we did not get any new pictures at the doctor this week. The girls are getting so big it makes it tough to get good ultrasound pictures now. I guess the good news is once they get here we will be able to share more then enough pictures. They are both at ~ 4 pounds each, so right in line with where they should be. The doctors predict they will be between 5 and 6 pounds on December 4th. Hopefully that means they can come directly home with us. Stay tuned.....