Did anyone watch the Kansas vs Michigan game last night? Funny back story. . . My friend Amanda lives in Ohio and is a huge Michigan fan. My husband went to Kansas State, which is a huge rival of Kansas (KU.) Anyway, so I texted Amanda and said Kansas plays Michigan tonight and Wichita State (my alma mater) plays Ohio State tomorrow. This is awkward. So we decided that WE would root for Michigan and THEY would throw their support towards Wichita State. It must have been our traitor-like ways that caused Kansas to lose. Yikes! I just told them not to show up in Kansas with any Michigan apparel for awhile. But at least now everyone is pulling for Wichita State!! Go Shox! They play tonight to move on to the final four!
And here's a cute pic of Abigail trying so hard to sit up. :-)
Boy, have I not updated since Monday? It's been a crazy week and we have not been home at all. I'm sooo looking forward to a day at home tomorrow. Olivia and I went and got our haircuts today with Grandma Glunt. Olivia, who used to cry when getting her hair cut, now chats it up with everyone in the salon, decides on a hairstyle and admires herself in the mirror.
Love this girl!! And I got highlights for the first time in about 2 years. I'm ready for Spring!
So, I used to have longer hair and I would cut it every now and then, but I would always grow it back out. Ever since Olivia was born, I've pretty much had short hair. She was looking at older pictures of me a few weeks ago and commented on how she really liked my longer hair. Since then she has not stopped commenting about how I need to grow my hair out. We play a game called "I Like/ I Don't Like where she tells me something she likes followed by something she doesn't like. She recently said," I like mommy with long hair. I don't like mommy with short hair. Haha! I never knew she had such a strong opinion about it. Of course, no matter what I do to my hair, I hope she doesn't expect me to look like I did in high school. Hey, I like "that mommy" a lot better too.
I'm missing Olivia and Abigail like crazy tonight. Ryan and I went to a comedy show tonight (Jim Gaffigan was in town) and they stayed the night at their grandparents' house. Ryan and I had a blast and ordered pizza at 10pm and watched tv together. But, then that horrible lonely feeling set in. Like, I needed to hear Olivia yell MOM! for the millionth time because her ice melted in her water or she couldn't find her favorite stuffed animal or her closet door wasn't shut or a cat was in her room or she just needed another hug. I think I'll just sleep with the baby monitor on because I don't think I'll be able to sleep without the static in the background. I wonder if I'll just automatically wake up at 4 am? Any time my family is not all under one roof, I get like this. It's awful. You'd think I could just enjoy a long restful night! Love my girlies!!! Mommy misses you so much! (Long haired and short haired mommy! LOL!)
Yesterday we celebrated Ryan's birthday with his parents and today we celebrated his birthday with my parents. Two cakes! We also had a little indoor Easter egg hunt with the girls since they won't be together for Easter. I would have enjoyed my weekend a lot more, however, if I didn't have this jaw pain!! Not sure what it is, but I'm sure a trip to the dentist is in my near future.
I unexpectedly gave birth at 23 weeks to micro-preemie twins on August 27, 2007. Olivia Paige weighed just 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Logan William weighed just 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Our sweet Logan passed away after 1 month and 1 day. After 105 days, we were able to bring Olivia home. She is our miracle, our survivor, our joy. . .
On November 20, 2012 we welcomed little sister, Abigail, into our lives. She was born at 35 weeks, but only spent 8 days in the hospital before coming home. We feel very blessed. To contact Ryan and Jodi you may email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You were the perfect little boy Of whom we always dreamed. Did you know we had your name picked out? All along or so it seemed.
You even had your daddy’s hands So miniature in size. In life we never got to hold you Or even see your opened eyes.
We had so many plans for you. Did you know you are a twin? I wanted you to grow up together. What a pair you would have been!
I wanted to take you to the park And push you on the swing. I wanted to teach you how to walk, And read and write and sing.
I wanted to show you a fire truck And let you ride upon a horse. I wanted to take you to the zoo To see the giraffes, of course.
I wanted you to watch cartoons And play video games with dad. And you and I would take a nap Oh, the times we would have had.
But, your mommy’s plans were not to be. “I have other plans,” God said. “You won't be playing in life’s playground You’ll be playing in heaven instead.”
And although I ache with sadness And in my arms I long to hold. I’ll see you again in heaven When my story on earth’s been told.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light They are miracles, here on earth So bold, so strong, so wise And bring to life a sense of worth For those who lack great size.
Some of this life’s smaller treasures Are the ones which matter more Than the larger joys and pleasures That we have grown to adore Volume is not as essential As the gift that lies inside Smaller souls with much potential Who shall never be denied.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light These children, while born premature Are testaments of worth Their spirits bold, their futures sure To ever bless the earth.