Monday, February 15, 2010

A little bit of everything

This is Christie's Beach - it's about a 10min drive from our place and it's just beautiful! I can't wait until we have a car so we can actually get down there more easily!

Everything is ticking along here. Had an Obstetrician appointment at the specialist clinic at the hospital this morning. He was very happy with how things are going, and he even did a quick ultrasound on the babies to check their heartbeats - so that was an added bonus!
We also have fortnightly scans booked in with the radiology department, starting two weeks from now, until I'm 32 weeks - in May. It will be great to be able to see the boys every two weeks :-)

The Husband's job is going well, and he is really enjoying it. Last week was all training, and at strange times, this week I think it's mostly training with a little bit of teaching and he's there 1-10pm every day during the week. It's gonna be lonely here in the evenings, especially with no TV to keep me occupied but our belongings should be arriving in the next couple of weeks, so I'll have those to sort out, plus my NEW sewing maching to play with (I need our bar stools to sit on!). At least it means I should get the blankets I'm knitting for the boys finished pretty quickly. I've almost finished one, and I'm looking forward to getting onto the blue one...kinda getting tired of looking at green wool!

I'm planning on spending a day in the city this week, just having a look around while The Husband is at work. Have to keep an eye on the temperatures though because I really don't want to be in the city on a ridiculousy hot it's supposed to be later in the week! I'm also hoping to get down to join the library so I can borrow some books! I've just finished the second (of two) book on twins we bought before we came over and I would usually just reread one of my old books, but they aren't here yet!

That's about all from here for now I think!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Double-Shot of Boy, Please!

So yesterday afternoon, we had our anatomy scan of the twins! Everything is great, they are growing well (although measuring about a week behind which they also apparently were at the 12week scan, so that's ok) and are both really active. One a little more so...he was kicking his brother in the face!

Yup, it's identical twin BOYS!!! We are so excited to finally know, and when we were grocery shopping this morning, we made a little side trip into Pumpkin Patch and got eight little bodysuits in blue and green! I think to make it easier to tell them apart at first glance when they are tiny, we will have one always in blue and one always in green, but we'll see! And in photos for their Grumps, they will be wearing the same thing to confuse him ;-)

I was so relieved to see them both healthy and kicking away on the screen...I had been terrified that something would be wrong, especially as my belly is still really quite small considering how far along I am...and with twins! My parents are both thrilled - their first grandsons! My Mum is knitting away and is looking forward to doing some blue things, and choosing some material for their bassinette and cot sheets now she knows they're little boys.

We do have names picked out, but we're keeping those a secret from everyone until they are born - I think I even know which one is going to have which name. They kind of made it easy for us, the baby (Baby A) which was kicking his brother in the face yesterday is the same baby that was doing flips the first time we saw them! We want to give the less active baby the 'stronger' name so they maybe even out??!

I'm so excited about doing their nursery now, but I have to wait until our things arrive from NZ! Oh, and the bouncers we got for $85.00 off in the weekend...the only ones they had left were we're going to have to dye them (although I don't think that fabric will dye very easily!) or put a blanket over them! Hehehe, it's going to look funny having everything in their nursery blue and green, and then having two pink bouncers! Oh well, I'm sure the boys won't mind...until they get older and see photos of them in them :-D

Anyways, I better get going - the dishes aren't going to wash themselves!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Two Weeks In

We have now been in Adelaide for just over two weeks, and we're really enjoying it so far! We've still only got our couches, fridge, washing machine and air bed, but it's surprising how few of the 'essential' items one really needs! I do think that a bed is going to be our next big buy though, the air bed is getting a bit too uncomfortable for me! The one we buy will go into our spare room when ours arrives.

We did buy two cots, two mattresses and two bouncers in the weekend though! Babies'R'Us is having a HUGE sale on at the moment - the cots were half price, the mattresses were $30.00 off and the bouncers were $85.00 off!!!!!!!!! I'm just waiting for them to be delivered this afternoon :-)

The Husband is at WORK! Well, he's training...learning the new studio's syllabus so he can get onto teaching it. We attended three classes there on Thursday night and it went really well, I really enjoyed it! I even managed to keep up fine in the silver level Argentine Tango class - I've never done Argentine Tango before! So yeah, The Husband should pick up the syllabus pretty quickly, and hopefully he'll start getting some lessons in the next week or so. He does get paid for training though, which is nice...we'll have some money going into our account again!

We have our anatomy scan on the babies tomorrow afternoon...I'm really nervous and excited about it! I'm hoping hoping hoping that everything is perfect with them and that they are growing perfectly etc., and we should get to find out what flavour they are! As long as they are cooperating of course! I figure if one's not, the other one should be, but we'll see tomorrow!

Anyways, the washing machine has just finished the load I put in earlier so I better go and hang it out!