Friday, May 25, 2012

Week 23:

We were so excited to receive our updates today!! Babies are doing good, which makes us so happy!  We have started sharing our news with more family members and everyone is really happy ( a little shocked at first but once it settles in the responses have been great!)  We are thinking about breaking the news to work next week (we both work at the same office).  I wanted to wait until week 27 but we don't think it is fair to give only a few weeks notice that I want a 1 year leave of absence. (We are working in Chile so no "Mat Leave" available for expatriates).  I am planning on being off mid-July so I can start preparing for the twins........and setup our new house.  Everything is starting to fall into place.  Our furniture arrives next week and after 1 week in customs will be delivered.  Next week we are finally getting tv, phone & internet setup (we have been in the house 2 months with nothing).  And I am in the last month of my post-grad program. 

On to the good stuff........we receive 2 great 3D photos of the babies faces!

Twin 1: 596gms (1.3 pounds)
Twin 2: 600gms (1.3 pounds)

Can you see the hand infront of the eye waving "hello"?  :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting, waiting & more waiting!!

No new photos or updates - but we should have one by the end of next week.  We are so excited to hear about the little ones!!  We celebrate with a bottle of champagne or wine every update we receive - now doesn't that sound weird to hear!!!
We are settling into our new house in Chile although still awaiting our furniture to be shipped via sea container from Canada - that should arrive in 2 1/2 weeks - another LONG wait (can you tell I am the impatient one in the relationship).  It wouldn't bother me so much if we could at least eat supper sitting down!!!  Just kidding - we did buy a couple chairs - but literally not much more than that!!  My sister is planning a trip to visit us and help us unpack & setup.  Thank God!!!  Although we are enjoying living & working in Chile ~ we are very much missing our family & friends.  And then my mom is planning a trip down.  Thank God!  Very much needed as moving to a foreign country, working full-time (while husband travels a lot with his job) finishing a post-grad designation (travelling back & forth to Canada to complete) and learning a new language ~ ALL while anxiously awaiting our little ones ~ is starting to catch up with us.  Oh, and throw a new puppy in there!!  She is a cutie!  (picture below)  --- Well, I guess it all boils down to REALLY trying to keep busy until these babies come...........did I mention I was the impatient one!!

And the stress is starting to kick in about buying twin strollers, beds & bedding and all the other things here in Chile.......what we have seen is very expensive and not a large selection.  I am not ready to start buying these things yet ~ but my thoughts are starting to surround buying some of it in Canada and bringing it back with us.  In saying that, I have only 1 more trip back to Canada before the big trip to India - so plan, plan, plan!  We are new to living here though and I am sure there are plenty of baby stores here.........considering they do have babies here too!!!!

Come on next weeks' updates!!