Monday, August 4, 2008

Shopping List

I am currently putting together a list of items I want to purchase to make my life with the twins easier. If anyone who reads this knows of some suggestions, please let me know. I know a lot of you know people with multiples and I want to know all about the latest and greatest inventions and creations to make my life with twins easier (read: so I can try to stop freaking out about having two babies at once!) On a positive note, I have started marathon watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 and it is really helping me to believe, "If they can do it, I can do it."  If you have never seen this show, you have got to watch it.  I am thinking about emailing Kate for suggestions. She'll probably laugh when I tell her I am only having two!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Housing Update

It's been awhile since I updated everyone on the housing situation.  We are still hopeful that someone will buy our house and extremely grateful that someone did buy the one we were building.  I don't even want to think about how stressed out I would be right now if we were still looking at owning two houses.  God definitely answered that prayer for us.  We are currently waiting on our builder to bid the addition with his subcontractors.  Hopefully we will know the final numbers on that in the next three weeks so we can start the addition soon.  If someone offers on the house in the meantime, we'll probably sell it.  Once we start the addition, we will take the house off the market until it is completed and then re-list it as a new property.  We are definitely at peace with staying here and adding on or with selling and renting while we build what we want.  I am not sure our house will sell in this market though. Maybe after the election...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Two Hearts

The first time you hear your child's heartbeat is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful sounds you will ever hear.  And being blessed to hear two heartbeats at the same time... I cannot even begin to describe how that feels.  Especially after enduring a miscarriage and knowing what it feels like to lose a child that God chose to place inside you. The sound of their beating hearts is beautifully reassuring. As is hearing your doctor say that there is a better than 90% chance that everything will be fine.  What an incredible gift.  Thank You, Father, for the gift of two beating hearts.