Monday, November 23, 2009

It's a GIRL and a BOY!

Friday was a big day for the Tate Family! In the morning we went to my Maternal-Fetal Specialist and Ultrasound appointments, and found out the sexes of the babies! Of course the technician held out to the very end of the ultrasound to do the "big reveal"! I had guessed that Twin A was a Girl and Twin B was a Boy, an I was 100% correct (a mother is always right)! We're so excited to have another daughter and finally get a son! Emma and Robin are way to young to comprehend everything, but I keep telling them that there are babies sleeping in mommy's tummy, and that they're going to have a little sister and a little brother. We're also practicing "loving touches" to mommy's belly and they love the extra bump to climb all over! I also had a regular OB appointment, and all is going well. I'm measuring bigger than I did with the last twin pregnancy, and look like a "normal pregnancy" at 22 weeks (I'm only 18 weeks). From past experience the rest of the pregnancy will have me growing by leaps and belly is going to get huge again! Results from the "Tater Tot Twins 2 Baby Name Survey":
Name Votes
Olivia 12
Hannah 11
Jack 7
Avery 7
Gavin 6
Logan 6
Noah 6
Kelsey 6
Andrew 5
Carter 5
Dylan 5
Hudson 5
Ryan 5
Morgan 5
Adam 4
Lillian 4
Shelby 4
Jonah 3
Jordan 3
Elizabeth 2
Samara 2
Dakota 1
Stay tuned to see what names we actually picked for these two little nuggets!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's almost time...

It's almost time to find out the sexes of Tater Tots # 3 & 4. We find out on Friday morning, and I am so excited to finally find out and put a name to these little Tots! If you want to play along with my fun name quiz, click on the following link and submit your feedback: Emma and Robin are getting so big! We had a nice weekend (even though it was raining). Aunt Jana and I took them to Evan's 1st birthday party, and then we got to see Aunt Rozzie and Brayden later that night for dinner. It had been so long since we last saw them, and the girls just love Brayden. He is such a big boy, definitely going to be a football player - he's four months younger than Emma & Robin, but already taller! Emma is practicing standing by herself - I think it surprises her that she can actually do it, and will only do it on her own (no pushing/coaching from Mommy). She has a favorite word, "cracker" and gets so excited when I take the box of goldfish crackers from the cabinet. She's definitely trying to communicate with us more and I think will be real talkative once those words come. Robin is using her fun ride on toys as a walker, and pushing them all over the living room. She has such a fun time, and is so funny! She's not as "talkative", but listens really well. She can follow directions (picks up her milk and binky when asked), and she loves Pitcha so much!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Still Sick....

Ok, I've been sick for two weeks now, and just when I think it's going away I am down for the count. I have decided to suck it up and call for a doctor's appointment today. Unfortunately, I take better care of my children than myself, and do not have a primary care physician. This will be real fun trying to get someone to see me on such short notice...I think I'll pull the "high risk pregnancy" card and see where it gets me. I just can't take another two weeks of snotty noses, hacking coughs, sore throats and headaches. Wish me luck on my personal adventure today!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Goodbye Shawmut & Happy Anniversary

So on Monday, November 9th I was officially "laid off", and my last day of work will be on December 18th. I've been here at Shawmut for almost 4 years, and most of that time has been great, but recently it hasn't been the same. I'm excited for this next big adventure, and am looking forward to staying home with Emma and Robin until the new Tater Tots arrive in April. Then I'll really have my hands full. Yesterday was my wedding anniversary (2 years) with Jeremy. We whooped it up big time, and Aunt Jana babysat, while we had a late dinner at the Capital Grille...we definitely stayed out past our bedtime, and weren't home until after 10pm. The girls loved having Jana and Keith over, and Nana and Great-Granny showed up for a visit too. It was nice having everyone over! Here's a quick update on Emma & Robin: they had their first birthday's last month, and are definitely entering into toddler-hood full storm. They are coming into their own little personalities, and are in their "mommy" stage. By this I mean, if I am in the house, they must be attached to me or they will scream and's real fun! They are both crawling and "cruising" all over the place, and are understanding us more each day. Emma can repeat certain words "cracker" and "cookie", and is all about "Dada", "Nana" and "Mama". Robin's not into repeating, but says the same words as Emma. Robin is very serious and cautious, while Emma is bubbly and outgoing. I think Robin likes Emma more than Emma like Robin, at this point. Update on the Twins in the Oven: I'm almost 17 weeks pregnant, and look like I'm more than 22 weeks pregnant (and feel it). I haven't gained any weight yet (thank god), but the belly is huge, and there's no hiding it anymore. I've had lots and lots of tests, and all is well. I'm convinced that we're having a Boy and Girl, because their heart rates are different this time around (Emma & Robin's were consistently the same). We find out next Friday, and will keep everyone posted on names.