Our girls arrived on December 26th at 2:51 (Kylie on the right) and 2:53 (Kendall on the left) via C-section. They are so sweet and we are so happy they are here! Kylie was 5 lbs. 6 oz. and Kendall at 5 lbs. 13 oz. We think they might be identical ... time will tell. God has been so gracious to us! Guenter was so excited to meet his little sisters , I wish I could say the same for Maddie (she is 2 ... which I think is all I need to say). Today we were visited by them and Guenter's side of the family. We will have more pics to post later. Thank you for all the prayers!
The other day Guenter was looking at Big Guenter's hair and said "Daddy your hair makes an M" ... (pointing to Daddy's receeding hair line) ... Ha Ha!! He then repeated see daddy it goes up down then up and down!!
Maddie on the other hand has gone from 2 to 17. She uses the phrase "Leave me alone" and "don't talk to me bro bro" quite frequently. We are in for it in a few years :-) !
Almost to the date!! Only 4 more days till c-section time! We had an ultrasound today and the girls looked great, Kendal was 6 lbs, and Kylie was 5 1/2 lbs (but this was a weird measurement b/c her abdomen and foot are so low in my pelvis ... they think she is probably a little bigger). I am feeling very large and starting to swell in my feet. Only a few more days till some relief!
The kids are excited for Santa to come. We have already celebrated Xmas with my Dad's side of the family as well as my mom. Guenter will ask everytime we open presents "is there more" which can be a little embarassing for us. He will learn!
Below is a pic of the kids right before church this weekend.
We went to our annual Cabalzar Lane Christmas Party hosted by the Hyden Family. They host a pot luck party for the entire street and hire a Santa to bring presents (provided through a name swap) to the kids. Guenter was so excited about seeing Santa, he waited so patiently to here his name called. Maddie sat a little nervously on her Daddy's lap. Once her friend Anna Lee got her gift, then she was excited to get a gift from Santa. There were probably at least 30 kids there. Here are some pics of the kids at the party. The first one is of lil G waiting for Santa, followed by Guenter then Maddie receiving their gifts. The final pic is with Santa at the end of the party. Thanks to Tamara and Bill for hosting!!
I could not help but post this pic of the belly! It amazes me that I have two over 5 pound babies inside my tummy. I can totally feel every hand and foot poking from my body! I will be 34 weeks this Saturday and still growing :-) . We finally got a C-section date of December 26th (I will be 36 weeks, 6 days) @ 2:30. We can not wait to meet Kendall and Kylie!
The kids sent out their Santa list yesterday to the North Pole. Guenter and Maddie cut out pictures from toy catalogs and pasted them on construction paper. Guenter's list includes #88 car (he is in love with number race cars .. it is the engineer in him! ) , the Polar Express, any sort of race track for cars or trains, star wars stuff, and a workshop. Maddie's list was mainly stuffed animals in fact she put about 10 different dog stuffed animal pictures on her list, as well as princess stuff and Dora. They were very excited to put the envelope with their lists in the mailbox!!
On another note, Guenter and I spent Tuesday night @ Northside, I had some preterm labor contractions. They gave me a few shots and sent me home the next day. My cervix was dilated to 1 cm and 5o % effaced ... but this could stay like this for weeks, especially since I have had two kids previously. I was told to go on modified bed rest ... ha ha!!! I am pretty sure that doctor has never taken care of two kids. I am just taking it easy when I can. I am so thankful to my wonderful husband who has really picked up my slack, and takes care of the kids when he is home!! He even did laundry and cleaned toilets last weekend! I am 33 weeks, 2 days today, and hopefully have only a few more weeks to go. I was told they do not stop labor after 34 weeks.