Saturday, August 30, 2008

Recent Pics

Here are some recent pictures of the girls!

Praying for Poop and a Breastmilk Baptismal

Wow. I think the title post says it all.

The past week and a half has been the most challenging to date. The girls have not been feeling the greatest and crying all day. I have been so worried and exhausted and frustrated all at the same time. We are trying some new formula, moved away from the breastmilk for a little bit to see if that is going to help. Alex was having pooping issues too (sorry for being so blunt). Finally, she went!! Who would have guessed that Rob and I would be so excited for that to happen!

On Thursday, I should have guessed it was going to be a rough day. Keegan decided that she was not interested in sleeping and insisted on being held while I tried to pump. I was sitting in my parents living room with her on my lap and trying to hold onto my pump when I realized I needed to change the bottles...Hmm..I tried to change the bottle while holding Keegan and continuing to pump. I was doing so good and then I lost balance and Keegan was doused with breastmilk all over her forehead. But, she didn't flinch. Then I looked out the window and realized my parents lawn boy had been mowing the whole time and the window had been open the whole time. It was awesome =)

Today, the girls have been great. I was able to stay with my parents while Ro, his sister Erin and Lenore (Rob's Mom) watched the girls. I did feel guilty not being with the girls, but loved being able to relax a bit!

I am off to hang out with the girls...Fussy time is starting =)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


So, I am a little late in the game, but better late then never, right? Where should I begin?

Well, I guess the whole point of this is to document our life together, especially after our latest adventure...KIDS! I will give you all a brief background, although most should already know it!

Rob and I met at Saint Louis University and man, he just couldn't stay away from me =) After our time at SLU, we started a long distance relationship for THREE years. Very difficult to say the least. We were married in October of 2006 and moved to Peoria, IL. Last fall, Rob and I decided that it was time to start our family and low and behold, we found out we were pregnant in November. We were shocked and excited...Little did we know what the future held for us.

In January of 2008, we had our first doctor's appointment, only to find out we were expecting identical twins! Holy cow, were we starting our family or what???

Well, I had a very interesting pregnancy...we were diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome, which required me to go to Cincinnati for surgery. Alexandra Rose and Keegan Marie were born June 5, 2008 at 30 weeks. They were such fighters and were able to come home 7 weeks later.

They are now home, but proving to be very challenging. What a whirlwind of a life Rob and I have had and that whirlwind is going to continue for the rest of our lives!

Hope you guys enjoy the pictures and posts. I am starting this as my daily outlet from the children!