Monday, March 23, 2009

Warning!! SPOILER ALERT! Baby names enclosed...

Today I had a 24-week checkup and everything seems to be perfect!

(being pretty open here..) Every month I walk into that place and am so nervous and scared but as things progress I feel so blessed that God has chosen me to have these babies and is keeping them healthy. I'm sure most moms out there can agree that it is pretty unnerving since it's all so out of our control and feeling like we are relying on luck and prayers... but anyway, this post is to say my babies are great! I wanted to share several things. First are our recent pictures: The girls are so big now!!


















The picture above is the baby on the left (as they call her at the doctor). Both babies have switched around their heads and feet but mostly had stayed where we can identify them separately.
Though most of the family knows already, her name is Annabel.



















This is my "wild" child since everytime we are at the ultrasound she is jumping all over the place and she makes my belly move like jello most nights.
Her name is Harper.

The next thing I want to share is a video Josh took at the ultrasound today.. it's kinda boring and long because the girls weren't moving very much but mostly I wanted to share our experience. There are two ultrasound technicians at my doctors and I love them both! When I walk in ready to throw up from anxiety both of these women put my heart at ease immediately. Today we had Mary, who is so good at her job I can't imagine there is a better one out there! I love her energy and she make my eyes tear up everytime with her positive attitude and reassuring comments.

video

Lastly, I didn't leave out middle names on purpose:) We aren't keeping them secret or anything, it's just... Josh and I don't know them yet:) We have decided to let our siblings and their spouses pick out the middle names for the girls... so we may not know until they arrive! Suspenseful, huh???

8 comments:

Gram said...

I love those girls!! They are beautiful. You are doing a great job, growing them big. I love that their personalities are already coming through, too

amy said...

thank you soooo much for posting the video! i LOVED it! i am so thankful that they are both doing so well (and that you are, too!)

now that you posted their names to the world... i guess i should get busy picking a middle name. (i was kind of holding out just in case you changed them completely in some wierd hormonal state!). HIP HIP Hooray for Annabel & Harper!!!! thanks for taking such great care of them Nikki! LOVE YOU!

Mia said...

"Girlfriend!!!" What fun people you get to see at the docs!! Great video, Nikki and Josh!! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to see you guys in May.

christy said...

Yea for healthy babies and mom!!! The middle name thing is suspenseful :)

The Bryant's said...

I don't think the video is boring--I think it's cool! I am glad to hear that your babies are growing and healthy. Take good care of yourself! :)

Amber said...

Nikki, love, love, love the names. Annabel and Harper are PERFECT!

Ginger said...

I'm so happy they are healthy & you are doing so well! The names are beautiful!!

Jenny and Kevin said...

You guys think of the cutest names....I love them!! I can't wait to see those beautiful baby girls! :)