Saturday, December 17, 2011

Daddy's Girls

Aunt Sarah

Aunt Sarah came to visit this week! It was so much fun.
 There was lots and lots of cuddle time... 
And cooking time...
The girls sure love their aunt Sarah!
 Thanks for coming to visit and spend your birthday with us!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sister Time


Somehow my post on Abby didn't make it to the publication stage and I don't know where it went. Annoying, but I'll just do another one.

Abigail is now over 7 lbs. Her eyes have lightened a lot and are now bright blue. Her hair seems to be getting lighter, too. It is much longer now and still sticks up. She is very strong. She can hold her head up. She has a powerful grip and a feisty kick. She is usually pretty patient, but sometimes gets sick of waiting for Alyssa to finish eating. Fortunately, she has a pretty quiet and low cry still.
 Abby likes to make lots of faces.
 She also is a fan of bath time.

Friday, December 9, 2011


So I've been pretty bad at putting updates in here... At almost 9 weeks Alyssa is somewhere around 7 pounds and 11 ounces. She is getting good at kicking and grabbing toys in her play mat. She likes to suck on her hands. When she is mad she can scoot around a little. When she is happy she has a big smile. Alyssa is very expressive. She has a very loud and high pitched cry, but she also makes all sorts of happy coos and grunts.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

One Month Old!

Alyssa and Abigail turned one month old today. It is hard to believe that we have had them in our little family for that long already. It is so much fun to have them in our lives. They are growing and getting stronger and learning new things! We love our little daughters!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This week

On Monday Alyssa and Abigail turned 3 weeks old. 
 On Tuesday and Wednesday they played with Grandpa, Aunt Laura and Aunt Mary.

On Thursday and Friday they played with each other...
...with some Mommy and Daddy time, too.
 It was a good week.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

We didn't go anywhere or do anything for Halloween this year. We even forgot to get candy so we turned off all the lights and hid...but Abby and Alyssa still dressed up after their baths anyway.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Alyssa and Abigail!

Miss Alyssa Michelle Broadbent
October 10, 2011 5:10 am
5 lbs 5 ozs and 18"

Miss Abigail Jessica Broadbent
October 10, 2011 5:11 am
5 lbs 0 ozs and 17"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2 weeks left...

I can't believe it has been another 3 weeks already! I am now over 35 weeks along. All my doctors are very surprised I'm still pregnant. I guess we'll see just how big I can get.  The end is in sight though; just about two more weeks at most!
35 weeks and since I forgot to put it up, 32 weeks.

This week I had a really fun shower! Thanks so much to everyone who came and especially to Rachael and Sarah for putting it together. There was delicious food, creative onesie decorating, adorable gifts, and such wonderful company. We are so grateful to have such great friends and family!

Monday, September 12, 2011

So Far So Good

The babies and I are doing really well. We went to the perinatologist this afternoon for our monthly ultrasound. It is hard to believe that we have already been home from the hospital for a month (this was the guy who sent me to the hospital last time). The ultrasound showed I have not progressed at all! The Dr seemed a little surprised that my cervix was holding so well, and I still hadn't delivered. Apparently, I am pretty good at this bed rest thing (or just lucky).
Apple and Bluebear are also doing well. They looked so big and so much more developed. They also looked really cramped. I now have about 9 lbs of baby inside me. Apple is 4 lbs and 10 oz. Bluebear is 4 lbs and 1 oz. The Dr was also pleased that the size difference between them is smaller than last month.  Bluebear's ventricles continue to be about the same size.
Overall, it was a very reassuring appointment.

A special thanks to Kalina for taking pictures for us last week! 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

32 weeks and counting

Another week has already passed. Time flies when you are on bed rest. On Monday, Tricia and Nathan came to visit.  It was a lot of fun to hang out with Tricia and to play with little Nathan. That guys just makes me more and more excited for Apple and Bluebear.

Mark agrees (he was able to hang out with us for a little when he came home for lunch). He couldn't stop smiling the whole time he was holding Nathan - He also wouldn't share.  Only 5 more weeks or so (I don't imagine I'll go much past that full term 37 week date-if I get there). We can hardly wait!