Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Probably the scariest night of my life

Chris and I went to bed around 2:00am. By 2:30 I couldn't sleep and was keeping him up so I went to the living room to sleep on the couch. I was alseep for maybe 10 minutes when around 2:45 I was awakened by a noise that I couldn't imagine was anything good. In a matter of a second I went from thinking it was someone smashing my front door in (which was 6 feet away from the couch), to thinking it was thunder but quickly realized it was WAY too loud and shook the house WAY too much to be thunder, then thought a bomb had exploded. My heart was racing and I could hear Chris in the bedroom yelling for me to come in there with him which of course I was already on my way. A few minutes later we heard sirens going up and down 114 which confused us because they were going in different directions!! Obviously they didn't know exactly where the problem was either. In the next 30 minutes we heard about 5 or 6 more explosions but nowhere near as loud as the first. Around 4am the helicopters started. I didn't sleep a wink. Chris was able to sleep about an hour and a half (he's gone to work already). I just laid there and cried. My mind was racing with the possibilities of what it could have been. At one point I prayed that everyone was safe and at that point Chris was trying to make me feel better and he said "all we can do is pray that everyone is OK".
I just kept waiting for it to be light out so I could leave the bedroom! I was too scared to leave!! Chris's alarm went off at 6:30 so I turned on the TV and there it was all over the news...a massive explosion at a chemical plant 1 mile away from our house!! Many homes around the plant were leveled even a pizza place and a bakery that I went to with Olivia (the lady there loved Liv and gave her a cookie). I think the most miraculous thing is that EVERYONE was OK. Apparantly there are people as far away as Maine that felt the explosion!
It was a long night of not knowing what happened. The anticipation was awful. I just couldn't stop crying.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

20 Weeks

Getting bigger and more uncomfortable by the day.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

19 weeks

We saw the babies again on Monday. Growing perfectly.
Madison is still a girl! I was so relieved when he said she was definitely a girl. We also found out that in the video a few posts ago (from 13 weeks) that it is Madison that is jumping all around and kicking Leo. She is officially grounded. She again was CRAZY in this ultrasound and Leo was very mellow. We still couldn't get any good pictures of them.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

18 Weeks

4 weeks later do I look bigger? I actually can't tell.
Not too much to tell. Time is flying by and I'm really trying to appreciate the time I have where I can still walk. From talking to other twin moms they all seem to end up on bed rest (due to physical pain when moving) around 28 weeks which for me is January 17th. EEK. I know everyone is different but I at least want to be mentally prepared as to what could happen.

I think I have officially gained 2 pounds. Before I would gain 2 then lose 2, but these 2 have been with me all week.

Ultrasound on Monday!! YAY!!!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Chris kinda messed this up. We weren't going to tell anyone names until they were born, but Chris's mother asked and he told. Now I might as well tell everyone. We will name our son Leo (Chris's Mother's Father's name) and assuming the girl stays a girl we will name her Madison (only girl name we could agree on).

We have decided to keep the middle names a secret for sure.