20 October 2010



Born October 13, 2010

I'm sure most of you don't want to know all the details of everything, so I'll keep this short. (If, however, you want to know more, let me know, I wrote everything down and can send it to you.)

On Wednesday morning, during our doctor's appointment, my doctor accidentally broke my water which resulted in us going straight down to Labor and Delivery. After about 12 hours of labor, I was completely dilated and ready to bring these girls into the world! As a precautionary measure, all twins are delivered in an operating room in case an emergency C-section is needed, but luckily that didn't happen.

At 9:47 p.m., Sabrina Barker was born! She weighed in at 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 3/4 inches long. And at 10:07 p.m., Fiona Barker was born! She weighed in at 6 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Both babies were perfectly healthy and beautiful! Dallin cut the cord for both of them.

I think I must have had a very unusual labor experience, because I was expecting it to be REALLY, REALLY awful and it REALLY wasn't! Granted, after the epidural I couldn't feel anything, but even with that, given what everyone had told me, I was expecting the whole thing to be a lot harder, and much more painful.

All in all, it was really an amazing experience! I can't believe that Dallin and I are parents now! To TWO beautiful baby girls! It is such a wonderful blessing to have Sabrina & Fiona in our family!




Daddy & Sabrina:

1st Family Picture:

Loves from Daddy:

Fiona (left), Sabrina (right):

Fiona (left), Sabrina (right):

Matching hats:

Sabrina (right), Fiona (left):

Sabrina (right), Fiona (left):

Sabrina (right), Fiona (left):

11 October 2010

i'm grateful

for THIS:

because on MAY 1st, 2009, THIS happened:

and now THESE GIRLS:

can be with us FOREVER!

07 October 2010

man, i love this kid!

but how could you not, with a face like this?

dallin has to be the most patient person in the world (besides maybe my parents...), because putting up with me is not an easy thing!
but he does it.
and he does it marvelously!

so here's to you husband:

thanks for putting up with me waking you up 18 times a night
thanks for working so hard in school and at work
thanks for doing the dishes because my belly doesn't fit in front of the sink very well
thanks for putting up with awkward side hugs sometimes because front hugs don't work very well these days
thanks for all the kisses (good morning, goodbye, just because, hello, goodnight, just because, just because, etc.)
thanks for telling me you love me several times a day
and thanks for always making me laugh (see above pictures as proof. again, don't you just love that face?!)

love, wife

05 October 2010

36 weeks

isn't this the cutest load of laundry you've ever seen?

and here is a picture of the nursery:

we decided to go with just one crib for now, everything we read says they can share a crib for the first little bit and that a lot of times, they will actually sleep better when they do. my mom made these quilts on the wall and i absolutely LOVE them! aren't they beautiful?

now we're just in countdown mode until the girls get here.

on sunday, we were at my parent's house watching conference and i noticed that my contractions seemed to get pretty regular. after counting for 3 hours and having them be between 4-7 minutes apart, my dad and dallin gave me a blessing and we decided to head to the hospital. baby a is sitting VERY low. so low that the doctor and nurse seemed surprised that i wasn't dilated more. but after monitoring my contractions and checking my progress for about 3 hours, they sent us home because i wasn't progressing at all. i've still been having pretty regular contractions, every 3-7 minutes when i take the time to count them, but they haven't been painful, so we're just waiting until something new happens. i have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, so i'm hoping to show a little more progression then. however, we realize that i may still not be progressing and that there is a possibility we'll have to wait until around 37 or 38 weeks before they will schedule an induction.

at my ultrasound last friday, they estimated baby a to be weighing about 5 lbs. 6 oz. and baby b to be weighing about 5 lbs. 12 oz. obviously this is just an estimate, but it's encouraging to see them at a nice healthy weight! the doctors say that their heart rates are beautiful, that the babies are doing well, and they seem surprised to see me in such good shape still (no swelling, good blood pressure, still walking, etc.), so hopefully this good streak continues!

dallin and i are so anxious for these babies to join us! we love them so much already and we are just dying to meet them! we'll let everyone know as soon as they arrive!

04 October 2010

garden treats

some yummy treats from the garden! and by that, i mean MY MOTHER'S garden.

one more reason why MY mom is the BEST: she shares her beautiful veggies with us!