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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The BIG Step...

Deciding to take the Biggest
Step in our lives wasn't easy.
We've been married 6 years as
of May 2010 and yes children
were part of the plan but when?
We had our house which is one thing
I required and I was in baby mode.

But as of Feb 2010 Justin was not ready.
I can't blame him it's a huge step.
But after months of talking
it out, or shall we say me
bugging him, he finally said ok.
It took us nearly 9 months
to finally conceive.
It wasn't a we need to do this
now sorta thing, there were plenty
of breaks and tifts, but did happen.
It was also the last month that
we were trying that it worked.

I figured if it didn't happen
in December we could take a
break for a few months.
After awhile it does put
stress on the relationship.
So in Jan this year when found out
I was pregnant I was so excited!
Also alittle bummed, I'd be a
whale in the middle of summer, haha!

Justin is more ready than he thought.
He's excited.
He is very hands on and willing
to take part in everything, and
that means the world to me.
I am so very lucky to have such a
great and of course handsome husband!

One thing we've both found funny
was how our families took the news.
People we hardly know think we've
only been married a couple years
so we're right on track.
But our families thought we'd been
married so long with out children
we probably were going to try.
Yes I admit, we love our dogs
and they are part of the family, but
we wanted babies of our own one day.
They are happy for us which is
great, but they are still
alittle shocked which is funny.

I need to be honest about why I
wanted to have a baby so bad.
It's common in our family to have
pregnancy issues and most women in
family have a hysterectomy by
the time they are 35.
I am currently 27.
I saw this as an issue.
Maybe I could have my first
baby and but would I be able to
have a second in a few years?
This concerned me quite a bit.

Lucky me, we are having
twins on the first try!
And so far everything has
just been chugging right along.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Telling Justin's Family...

We were so excited to tell our
families that twins were on the way.
With having my family here in town it
was easy, but with Justin's living 3
hours away it's much tougher.

We called Justin's Dad and brother's and
told them we wanted to share news with them.
Believe me when I say there isn't much
going on with us so this is a big deal.
We wanted to tell everyone in person.

Justin's oldest brother Jeremy and his
wife Tasha made an immediate effort to meet
us half way in Tucson for dinner and shopping.
We got to tell them and our three nephews
Keith, Devin and Trevor about our good news.
Right away their were happy for us.
We also let them know that we'd like for
them to be the godparents to our babies.
Jeremy is excited to be "The Godfather."

After dinner & walking the mall we parted,
but met again a few hours later with them
and Justin's younger brother Daniel.
Daniel was excited to find out to however
had a concern, where was he supposed to sleep.
The guestroom is practically his!

Justin's Dad & and Step mother thought
the news was just website stuff so
they didn't take it seriously.
No big deal, we we're able to tell
them face to face so Justin called
his Dad to tell him the news.
Keith being a pilot was on his way to
work and wasn't able to speak, so he told
Justin he'd call him when he got there.

Justin called Grandma Lamb to tell
her she'd have more great grandchildren.
Grandma Lamb dropped the phone, she was so stunned.
Aunt Susan picked up the phone
to finish verifying the news.
Both Grandma Lamb & Aunt Susan were excited.
Grandma Lamb remembered my list
of demands before having children.
Like having our own home.
She's very proud and very excited.

Once Keith landed he called Justin
to find out what was so important.
Justin told him he's be a grandpa again x2!
Keith was saying it's about time, haha!
From there Keith told Lori and they came
down a few weeks later to visit.
Lori brought down a few gifts for the babies,
books, and a nifty thermometer that's a pacifier.
Justin even tried it out. Silly Guy.

So all the family knows, now it's just
a matter of waiting to find out if we
have boys or girls baking.

Surprise! It's Twins!

It's taken me a week to finally sit down
and write about last week's appointment.
Last Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 was the first
official Baby Appointment. Our Current
doctor is Peter Van Oosteen.

Everything went well, and when the doctor
checked the size of my uterus he was concerned
it was larger and thought I might be further
along than originally said. So he asked that
I go for an ultra sound. Daddy and I went to
get the ultrasound and as we were in the waiting
room Daddy and I were talking about Taco's I
seemed to have swallowed whole a couple days
before. He jokingly told me that I'm eating
for three.

We went in for the ultrasound and were told
that yes we were at 7 weeks, but there was a
surprise! There are 2 of you! A surprise
yet not! Twins run in both families and it
seems to skipped everyone, so of course it
would catch us! Haha. But we're both excited.
Daddy even more than me. Crazy, huh?

Daddy and I are very happy with the idea of twins
and hope very much to have 1 boy and 1 girl
but identical twins are perfect too. We've picked
out 2 boy names Nathan William Lamb (William is a
Lamb Family name.) & Nicholas Andrew Lamb (Andrew
after Uncle Joe). And 1 girl name so far Olivia
Marie (After Great Grandma Mary Lamb.)

Grandma Montes was the first to find out of course!
She's so excited! We went shopping on Saturday
and I asked to pay for some of the items we
picked for you two. She said I wasn't allowed
to deprive her of her grandma duties! We found
bedding for you two yesterday and I'm very
excited to get the room together in the coming
months. We're collecting items for you and have
2 boxes filled to far. Daddy and I even looked
at strollers and car seats this weekend.

How old are you:
As of today we are predicting you to
be 8 weeks, 0 days. You're expected
due date is September 20, 2011.
You are both currently the size of a raspberry!

Next Appointment:
March 1, 2011, 10:30AM.

Our Doctor Peter Van Oosten, M.D..

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Time to tell Grandma & Grandpa...

Your grandpa Joe and uncle Joseph were
just home on leave so with all 5 (6)
of us together Daddy and I got to tell
my family you're on you're way. I made
grandma and grandpa a frame and a card
and Daddy made Uncle Joe a little bitty
ones that reads " My Uncle is a SEAMAN
in the United States Army." We went
over Tuesday evening (Jan 25, 2011) and
got everyone in your grandparents family
room and gave them their gifts.

Uncle Joe knew right away what the onsie
meant so he had to hold back and grandma
was still reading the card. Grandma was
so EXCITED she was clueless on how to
react. I think she would have been jumping
and yelling if she wasn't so shocked. She
is so happy and grandpa is just as excited.
You gotta know though grandpa is a man of
little words so with all he said I know he's
extremely excited to have you coming into
the family. We went to dinner to celebrate
such wonderful news.

Little Lamb you have this family crazy with
excitement, I can just imagine how crazy
we'll be with you here.

I love you more than anything,