Isabelle - Reflux update (another one..again)

Isabelle had a follow-up appointment in Fresno this morning for her acid reflux.  It seems silly to drive 90 minutes for a 20 minute appointment, but it was nice to have some alone time with her (thanks to my mom).  She chatted my ears off there and back. The doctor said she's doing great, but the medicine doesn't control her symptoms 100% of the time.  She wants to do another endoscopy this summer.  I don't know if she saw my eyes widen, but I told her the twins are due early summer and we would be very busy.  We'll have an appointment in late August and then schedule the procedure sometime within the month of the appointment.  Now that she's been through it once, I don't feel as nervous.  Isabelle did great - no problems with the going under, no nausea afterwards and she wasn't even tired or needing a nap.
I'm glad we have 6 months before her next appt.  That's a relief with all we have going on right now.

It's not a Valentines Day gift

Joey worked all weekend at the Home Expo.  He came home and told me that he wanted me & the kids to come check it out one of the days.  Tiffany's Day Spa had a booth right across from him, the Sleep Number bed had a booth around the corner and we had free tickets to get in.  Thankfully, my parents went with me on Sunday to help me with the kiddos.  I was glad they came....we had a lot of fun and it was a huge help.  I didn't really think I needed the help, but I totally needed it!  How will I ever manage with five kids?
While I was checking out the sleep number bed, my husband was buying me a gift card for Tiffany's Day Spa.  It was supposed to be a surprise, but I was too quick and caught him in the act.  Whoops! When he got home he set it on my nightstand.  He told me that it wasn't a Valentines Day gift...it was a just because I love you gift - which is way better.  : )  I told him good thing, because my Vday gift to him cost a dollar.  I'm not kidding.  I got him a box of Hot Tamales and a note that said "I'm still HOT for you!"  That's right..I'm cheezey and a frugal.  We really don't exchanged gifts on Valentines Day.  We think it's silly. We just had Christmas and my birthday is less than a month away.  We always go out on a date around Valentines Day....I look forward to date nights more than any gift!  I'm trying to figure out what we should do this month.  Maybe something a little different than our usual.  Any ideas?


 We always make a special dinner & dessert and celebrate as a family the night of Valentines Day.  The kids love helping set the table, get dinner ready and prepare dessert.  We like to get the kids something...candy or a book or something small like that.  Tonight's dinner is an easy one - a heart shaped Me & Ed's Pizza.  We heart Me & Ed's!  They are snacking on the candy we got them right now...See's Candy for the girls and Hot Tamales for Beau.  He doesn't love Chocolate like us girls.
You'll have to forgive my blurry pictures...I lost my camera, but that's a whole other story.

It's getting more real

I was so nervous for our sonogram today...not because I cared what the babies genders would be, but because we hadn't seen them since I was 7 1/2 weeks along.  They are both healthy & growing at the same rate!  There's a sense of relief you feel when you hear that as you are watching the tech measure and take pictures.  Baby A is a girl!  She is head down and wouldn't face us.  We only got a profile from her, but we did get to see her moving around putting her hands to her face.  Baby B is a boy!  He is sideways with his head near my ribs.  The Dr. says that could change in the coming months though.  They both seem to like my right side....which is funny, because I only felt flutters on my right side a few weeks ago.  I'm now feeling baby girl on my left.  The sonogram tech says it's probably her hands & arms that I'm feeling.  It was sort of confusing with the two babies in there....I had to have her show me on my belly so I could make sense of it all.  Seeing them move their heads, mouths, arms and legs was so fun!  We are so grateful to God for this double blessing!  I couldn't be happier!

Lots of people asked if we had a preference of boys/girls/both for the babies.  I didn't care either way....I am praying for healthy babies.  I am very happy that Beau will have a brother though.
We have our names picked out.....we had 2 boy names and 1 girl name picked out.  Having 2 girls would have been tough.  We have such a hard time picking out girl names.  We even have the middle names picked out!  Yay!  We are not telling anyone the names...we want something to remain a surprise!