Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
|Catie pointing to her ballet picture from last year|
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
|Catie CJ getting ready to head to the beach|
|Catie and Gracie|
|Colin loving his daily "Chamber's Punch"|
|The twins at the beach|
|The kids~ Lake Tahoe 2012|
|The whole family|
Monday, July 30, 2012
It was a long road to get them here and honestly I was so focused on the twins that I forgot about updating our blog. Then when the twins finally arrived and I forgot what sleep felt like! At our 8 week ultrasound Colin and I found out that we were expecting twins (which is honestly the last thing that we thought would happen to us). When the technician asked if twins ran in our family we both responded, "No, why"? To say that we were shocked is an understatement. We went through every range of emotion: laughter, nervousness, terror but ultimately were thrilled. We were going to be expanding our family by 2!
In typically O'Connell fashion, the fact that we were pregnant with twins didn't slow us down. We bought a new house, remodeled it, moved, bought a new car, and prepared for the birth of twins. At 28 weeks I was placed on bed rest and remained on it until the birth of the twins at 37 weeks 1 day. I can't thank our families enough for everything that they did for us and for Catie while I was on bed rest (almost 3 weeks of which was in the hospital). It was a very difficult time (especially since it was over the holidays) and we required a lot of help. Our families took care of Catie, grocery shopped for us, did our laundry, friends delivered meals, etc. We truly thank everyone for their help and support.
It took a little while to adjust to life with two new babies and 3 1/2 year old. We quickly got the twins on a schedule and our home became a well oiled machine with all hands on deck. We joke when people come and visit by saying, "Here hold a baby, we have plenty of them to go around". The twins have completed our family and Catie is an incredible big sister.
Well, now that life is settling down (as much as it can be with three kids) I am excited to start our blog back up and updating all of our family and friends on the many adventures of Catie, CJ and Gracie. I am sure that it is going to be a wild ride. After all, Catie makes three and the twins make 5!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Here is a quick update of what we have done in the past few months: We spent Easter in Palm Desert and Catie had a wonderful time. She loved hunting for Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny brought her sunglasses, sparkly shoes, a bouncy ball that lights up, and a lady bug that shines stars on her ceiling.
In May we celebrated Mother's Day and my birthday. We went out for breakfast and went on a hike. A great weekend!
In June we went stopped by the festival in downtown Larkspur and Catie was fascinated by the fire trucks. She loves fire trucks and will tell you that you need to go outside if there is a fire. We always have to stop and wave to the firemen. We also celebrated Father's Day by going to church in the morning and then we went to Sam's in Sausalito for brunch. What a great Father's day tradition.
On Sunday night we went to the Giants game and as usual....Catie had a blast and kept yelling "Go Giants". She loves baseball! Like father like daughter I guess.
July is a big month in our house. Colin will be celebrating his #% birthday (you are welcome Colin) and Catie will turning 3. She is still debating on what type of party she wants, but she has it narrowed down to either a princess party or barbie party. Party planning can be so hard.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Catie not knowing what to do since she doesn't have her pacifiers. PS- all of those pacifiers came from her bed (she had hid them everywhere).