Saturday, May 1, 2010

a double BDAY!! and Happy NSD!!


My babies turn 8 today! It is so hard to believe that 8 years ago I was sitting in the hospital room staring at these two amazing little people that I just brought into the world.
I remember crying a lot in the hospital room because I just wanted to go home and be with the other kids and Jay... (they were 3,4, and 6 at the time)... I wanted some "backup" with Jay instead of doing it all alone in the hospital. wow... what a crazy time that was for me...

Here they are when they were about 2 when we were living in Germany:

and here they are just the other day:

I often get asked, when did you find out you were having twins?
Well I'll share (skip past this if you just came for the crafts.. hehe)
I had a routine appt. coming up and I really thought that something was different with this pregnancy, I was hugging the toilet NONSTOP and i barely did with the first 3 pregnancies... and friends would say "wouldn't that be funny if you are having twins?"... HA.. um NO it wouldn't.. I at the time had a 2,4, and 5 year old at home and the thought of that make me a bit insane.

Well the first appt. the dr thought she heard 2 heartbeats and called a tech in and they listened on each side and they must have been beating together cause it only sounded like one heartbeat.
Next appt. the dr didn't take me seriously and just listened and let me go. Grrr... well I convinced her (sob story) to give me an ultrasound.

So at 18 weeks I go in for an ultrasound... Jay is at home watching the other short ones. I go in.. she puts it on my stomach and my first reaction was (in my head) "WTH?? um.. that looks like 2 heads... but surely that's not what I think it is.. I mean I don't know what I'm looking at right?"

the tech says "Yep there THEY are... twin A and twin B... hold on let me look.. yep and boy and a girl..."

by this time it was more like WT*?? I instantly started bawling and crying and bawling some more.... the tech didn't realize that I had no idea up until that moment she told me... sigh... so I pretty much cried through the whole exam with a mixture of shock, excitment, shock some more and then a bit more shock.

then i drive home to tell Jay... now keep in mind we wanted a girl so we would have 2 boys and 2 girls... so I go upstairs to tell him and he can see I had been crying and asked what's wrong? is it a boy?....
I said "yes.. it's a boy.. and a girl TOO!"

he almost died on the spot I swear it... he said "oh sh*t, no sh*t, whoa sh*t".. pretty much every version you can think of and just stood shell shocked for a long time!
The other three kids said
Morgan (5 yrs): "Wow mom now there will be 7 of us!"
Madison (4 yrs): "yeah... you get a boy and I get a girl!"
Mitchell (2 yrs): *crying now* "I WANT ONE TOO!!!"

love it! and so now through all the insanity they are 8 years old... how crazy it is.. that 1 I survived all these years and 2 that time just passes way too quickly!

anywho.. that's my story... now onto to some crafts! :)

I wanted to share some cards I did using some goodies from a new company Creative Charms

On this card I used the Blooming Garden Pink and the Brown Velvet Ric-Rac... I love all the detail on these cute little butterflies!

For my next card I used the Shimmer Flowers with Pearls, BW Sequin Flowers (how awesome are these!!!), and the Gradient Gem Stickers....

Hope everyone is having a super scrappy day!!
I will be sitting at the ball fields all day for opening ceremonies and the boys games! Then I plan to get a cake and come home and celebrate the twins bday and try to make the day special for them!!

HAPPY NSD!! I hope you all find some awesome deals and shop like crazy! hehe...
Thanks for stopping by!


Jana Eubank said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your two sweeties! I LOVED reading your story! Had me giggling the whole way through . . . "I want one, too!" LOLOL! Cute, cute cards, Kim! You're amazing! I definitely need to snag me some of those sequin flowers!

dstandard said...

Happy Birthday my sweet babies! Mamaw loves you both! Hope you got your cards and have a wonderful day. Love the cards too! You didn't add the part in there where I told you - you were feeling funny either because God was telling you enough or you were having twins!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday!! Great story--loved reading it! Thanks for taking the time to share your creations--understand business, maybe not to your degree but I've hardly been home today due to sporting events! Have a great day!

mustangkayla said...

OMGosh, you crack me up! How funny! My dr. told me there was high chance of me having twins after my first blood test. Yeah, I had the same reaction as your husband! :-D Fabulous cards!

Greta Adams said...

i would have been bawling as well...
they are gorgeous...happy birthday to the both of them!!

CoreyW said...

look at makenna's chubby little cheeks!!! they share a birthday with my son who just turned 4!

happy belated birthday, kiddo's!

Jillian Deiing Cassity said...

happy belated birthday to your babies!! i loved reading the story about how you found out that you were having twins, i would have had the same reaction! lol!! :)
I LOVE your cards, i adore you style! :) I cannot wait to work with you on the zva dt! :)

Ilene said...

Love your twins story, tfs!!