Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Honeydew Melon

Thanks BabyCenter.  And we're having babies Friday - 35w1d - so place your bets.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Today my baby mama is 33 weeks pregnant! Just one more milestone to go!
I get weekly emails from a baby site, and word on the street is she is carrying around two PINEAPPLE sized kiddos. Unreal. Tough cookie, my wife is, considering she's going to be pregnant for 4 more weeks!

What's that? 4 weeks? Yup folks, that's right. The babies will be evicted from their uterine condos just past 37 weeks. Twins pretty much never make it to 40 (due date), and 37 weeks is full term for any baby, and our MFM said in his experience the outcomes are best for deliveries in the 37th week. So...

1 month to go.


Monday, July 11, 2011

name games.

We picked out first names for the babies long ago. No debate really. We have similar taste. Easy peasy.

But middle names.

Now, keep in mind, neither of us use our middle names. I kind of want to skip them since we're having issues and the babies will have a massive last name, but have been vetoed. We like the idea the kids could choose to go by their first or middle name later, or even both (ala Bobby Jo?). There is some merit though, to this since my brother uses his first name professionally (its kind of awful) and his middle at school/socially.
So help me out. What criteria did you use to pick middle names?
The grandmother's names are out. If it was a boy, the middle names would probably be our moms' maiden names, but they're both really ethnic (Polish and Slavic) and I can't do it with the girls.

We've been tossing around using names beginning w/ our initials (C&E) or our moms (M&E), but nothing has stuck. The first names are pretty Irish and kind of neutral. We have some ideas, but they're also pretty Irish/Gaelic (ironically, only one of us is Irish, and only 1/4) and I feel like middle names should have some meaning.

Sigh. any ideas/input?

Friday, July 1, 2011


We've been so lucky to have such generous friends and family.

First, the team we (used to, sob) coach threw us a shower...

Then my "internet friends" threw us an INCREDIBLELY generous virtual shower!
just one of the awesome gifts!

Then our families threw one!

We still need a bunch of little things, but we have some duplicate items so I think its all pretty much to find a house for our babies to grow up in...