Friday, March 26, 2010

Set a Date

We're scheduled for a C-section on April 8 at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo, that is unless the girls come up with their own plans!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary

Fresh strawberry pie to celebrate,
after dinner at "Mama's Meatball" Italian Restaurant on the beach in Oceano, just a short drive from our digs. It was our first time to this little dive; we'd heard good things about their authentic Italian food. Couldn't say if it was really authentic, but it tasted as good as anything we ate in Italy, and we'll definitely be back.

Yes, Jolene needs a bib as her food seems to land on her protruding tummy. When she returned to the table from washing her hands before dinner, Case commented that her tumm arrived several seconds before the rest of her!
Traditionally, the first anniversary gift is paper, second cotton, third leather. At our house, the fourth wedding anniversary netted home electronics. (Hoping to start a trend... -- chk) We got a home theater receiver/amplifier to go with our disc player and (woefully small, but Jolene wouldn't go for bigger -- chk) TV. The Fed Ex man was admiring the receiver when he delivered it to the door, so apparently Case did his usual thorough research before purchasing. (I usually find pretty good deals on higher end equipment, but I haven't a hope of beating Jolene's frugal clothes shopping. Then again, I don't change my computers and other toys as often as Jolene changes her wardrobe. Almost, but not *quite* as often! -- chk)
A very happy husband setting up the new receiver and in command of three remotes! (Three remotes is the bare minimum for any man. -- chk)
Getting the new receiver meant we could move our previous music system -- a pair of iPod speakers -- to the baby room, where the clothes are washed and hung in preparation
and the closet is stocked with >1,000 diapers ready to go (thanks to the generosity of our church family who held a diaper party for Jolene). At 10 diapers per day per baby, that's less than a two month supply! (Egad!!!!! -- chk)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

34 Week Ultrasound Update

At today's 34 week ultrasound, based on measurements of the heads and leg bones, the girls are weighing in the 98 percentile for their age of gestation, at approximately 6 lbs 2 oz and 6 lbs 4 oz, with 2-3 weeks still to go! No wonder Jolene's pelvis is aching, that's 12+ pounds of baby...already!

But, thankfully these weights are approximate, maybe the girls are just genetically gifted with Case's large head and Jolene's long legs, and they actually weigh a bit less. That comforting thought makes Jolene's aching pelvis feel a little better...for a second!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

All's Well!

33 weeks +, with a month to go

Dr. Lickness, our OB, took a peek at the girls via ultrasound at Mondays appointment. Baby A is still in breech position, while baby B has flipped around with her head pointed downward. Dr. is happy there is plenty of amniotic fluid and all is going smoothly one day at a time. Jolene is sleeping, eating and resting well!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Saturday Night Smoothies with the Wooten Family

Ben and Case whipped up Saturday night smoothies for the family.
Ben's specialty was the real thing -- a tasty treat of creamy mixed fruit of your choice. This was Jolene's favorite as she is a fresh fruit lover!
Case's concoction was a more deadly combination of cream, sugar, Ghirardelli's chocolate, and Irish Cream syrup for the chocolate lovers in the group. (Hey, chocolate's a fruit, isn't it? -- chk) (For Case it is an essential vitamin...vitamin C! --jbk)
Luke hangs out as Heather enjoys her dad's recipe.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Baby Shower for Our Girls

The ladies of the Arroyo Grande Church asked to throw a baby shower to celebrate our little girls pending arrival. (Not that it doesn't look and feel like they're here already -- chk)
They asked what we needed and Jolene's first thought was lots and lots of diapers. So, the church members stocked us up. We received 1,051 diapers, enough for about two months (or 5 days, more likely -- chk) and won't have to run out to buy diapers at a moment's notice. Thank you everyone!

This group of ladies represents the loving church family that has adopted us into their lives over the last year.
A matching pair of cute jammies, very useful!
Terri graciously played assistant, doing the heavy lifting and assisting so Jolene wouldn't have any abdominal straining, per doctor's orders. (Belly laughs don't count? -- chk) Terri and Steve are parents of 10-year-old twin boys, and so have been a good source of support, understanding, and tips on raising twins.
Lots of pink wrapping and many gifts of diapers and other useful baby paraphernalia.
Mary hosted the shower in her home with assistance from Kari and Bonnie who brought cake and fruit salad.
Anne lovingly hand knitted two baby blankets for the twins.
Nancy, Norma Jean, Rhonda, Michelle, Doris, Carol and Lynda looking on.
Two matching baby bath robes and wash mitts to get the girls clean and keep them warm at bath time!

Many thanks to the Arroyo Grande church for their loving support and generosity as we anticipate the babies' arrival. Along with a special thanks to Jill for taking pictures!