Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone!

We are the official owners of our house! The loan was funded Tuesday. Yesterday, we had the place cleaned and got paint. Today, we will open presents- YAY! I am so excited for the girls! And then go to another twin mommy's house. There will be 3 sets of twins there!

The girls are doing so well. It seems like every day they are getting older and doing new things. Sofia has started to try to pull herself up, but she can only get to her knees. I wonder if her lower body strength isn't that good?

Even though we are broke, we are so happy! We have the girls, we have a house, and we have each other. It is truly a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The girls had their 9 month appointment yesterday. I can't believe they are 9 months! And they are getting so big!
Sofia: 20 lbs, 28" long!
Maya: 18 lbs, 27 3/4" long!

It's also crazy to me that they have stayed exactly 2 lbs apart since birth. Overall, they are both in the 75th percentile.

Last night, I'm pretty sure they both slept all night! Hubby was home at midnight, but Maya stayed on her crib all night. That's a first!

The loan didn't fund yesterday because the stupid escrow company did not get their paperwork in on time. Ya know, when something like that happens, I really think they should give us something. Like paying for cleaning! Anyway, the realtor said that it would fund today. I sure hope so! We will be moving stuff over this week, so hopefully by the end of the weekend or so we will be all moved in!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I have been super busy! At least I am on Winter break now!

Last Wednesday, we signed the loan documents for the house. We were hoping the loan would fund that Thursday or Friday. Nope. So, I have been so stressed out all weekend. It should hopefully fund tomorrow. The lender's agent said we needed a couple more documents. We just have to initial an updated document and then submit our 401ks again. Which I thought was weird since it's not like they have changed on a week or so. I'm trying to find out if they can have you sign documents and then not fund the loan. We were also preapproved. Please keep your fingers crossed!

The girls are 9 months old now! 9 months!! I can't believe it has been that long! Honestly, the first few months are such a blur for me. They are a lot of fun right now, and I am loving it! The girls will make each other laugh and it is so freakin' cute! My sister in law has been in town, and it has been great! She is a huge help! Of course, others do not understand about keeping twins on their schedule, but we have survived. I do need to talk to DH after she leaves though. He felt like she needed to be doing something all the time. I understand that, but the girls were so off schedule and so cranky. There needs to be a balance! But we survived, so it's not that big of a deal.

I have figured out that I am having anxiety. I had been thinking it was just my depression, so we upped my dose of P.ax.il, which did help the depression. But then I realized that I have been anxious. Of course, waiting to see if our loan gets funded does not help! So I will likely get an anti-anxiety med as well, I'd like to just take one, but I'm not sure if there is one that treats both anxiety and depression. I think they use P.ax.il for that, which is not working for my anxiety.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The cutest thing happened this morning! Maya woke up- she was in the co-sleeper next to the bed, which is actually a play pen now. She stood up, was talking, and then started playing Peek-a-Boo with me!!! She would duck down for a minute, then pop up and I would say "Peek-a-Boo!" and she would do it again! So cute!!!

I cannot believe they are almost 9 months! That is just crazy. It goes by so fast. I swear time speeds up as soon as you have kids. It speeds up a little when you become an adult, then speeds up more as you get older. Then, you have kids, and it is on fast forward. It really makes a case for slowing down, not stressing about work so much, and just enjoying life.

Here is a video of Maya standing and getting down:

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On the home front, literally, Friday we rushed around getting some document signed because they want to see another tax return. But, even though we rushed around, it was still too late to get it in. Oh well. So we might have to wait a couple extra days. We are still hoping to close by the end of next week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I work with idiots!

Yes, I already knew this, but I was just reminded again. We are leading professional development sessions and I had to get some hand outs ready. So I was having problems formatting one of them and getting paranoid because the one person was not emailing me back on how to fix it. So I emailed the ones I had to the other co-worker so she could print out what I had so far and make her copies. Ahead of time. Like normal people. Then I fixed the other one and sent it, only to realize that I labeled two different handouts the same number. So I asked the one who was making copies if she could fix it. Not hard. Change the 3 to a 2. She emails back and says that she is confused. Can I fix it and resend all of them! Really? You already have the files!

Then she sends me another weird email saying that I needed to do the handouts for the English session. She wasn't sure if I thought she was doing that or what. Um, hours before I had sent the English handouts. All of them. On one email.Sometimes I just want to bang my head against the wall. And watch. She will be late tomorrow because she was making copies. Even though I sent them at about 1 pm today. You know, I should have just made the copies myself!

I think it may be time to go back to the classroom.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Well, a lot has been happening! We are in escrow for the house! We should close sometime next week. Of course, I am still nervous they won't fund the loan, and I think I won't stop being nervous until we have the keys in hand. So, I don't think I ever posted details about the house. The first time we looked at it, I didn't like it. I think that there was some stuff in the house and I just didn't like it. We then looked at other houses and put other offers in. Then we got a call saying the offer on that house was accepted! So I agreed to go look at it again, but I told hubby that I probably would still not like it. I was wrong! I did like it. I don't even know what I didn't like to begin with. Sure, it needs some work. The carpets need to be cleaned, but our realtor said they would be cleaned. It needs paint too. But really, it is just cosmetic stuff that can be fixed over time. It is a large house and the price we got it for is really good.

Details:
1900 square feet
4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths
living room, dining room, family room, and a bonus room upstairs which will be the play area! There is also an eating area in the kitchen.
The backyard is a good size, especially for San Diego.
Great area, great schools
garage w/ storage cupboards already installed

I am very excited!
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Ok, here are pictures! Now, it needs some work- we will be tiling asap and painting. The paint color downstairs actually looks better in the pics than in real life! And I didn't get good pics of the extra bedrooms b/c they are small, so I'm not posting them.

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Living room when you enter
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Dining room that is attached to living room
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kitchen
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Family room. I'm standing in the kitchen taking the picture
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Ugly runner on steps that I hope can be taken out. I'm standing in eating area off the kitchen
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Coming up steps- bonus room
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Standing in bonus room, view of rest of upstairs, the 3 extra bedrooms and bathroom
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master bedroom
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master bedroom- yes, walk in closet! Separate tub and shower!!
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Backyard
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It wraps around the side and the side area will be our dog run.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanks everyone :) I especially love the "growth" comment!

I have a plan. I started recording my food in weight watchers. I did it a few years ago, and it worked, so I'm doing it again. I also am going to leave work early 2 days a week and go do cardio at the gym. I'm also getting a post-partum yoga dvd from netflix and will do that at least twice a week. I've had it with my weight. I don't even have many work clothes!

The girls are doing so well. They are 8 1/2 months now!! For awhile Maya has been crawling, pushing herself to sitting, and pulling up. I was getting worried about Sofia (I know, don't compare) but she was army crawling. For the last couple days she has been trying to push herself to sitting, but it wasn't working. Well, today, she did it!!! I was very proud of her!

I was also worrying about Maya because she wasn't eating much. It was a struggle getting 24 oz. of formula in her. She also wasn't taking much solids. Well, today that changed! She had 29 oz. of formula and ate plenty of solids! Maybe she is hitting a growth spurt.

I just realized tonight that we NEED to get out of our stupid condo. I realized that the annual HOA board meeting was tonight and I needed to go so I could vote and vote for a new board president. I had forgotten to mail in my ballot, so this was the last chance. I hauled the double stroller down our stairs, figured out a way to get both babies down the stairs, put Maya in, then started putting Sofia in. Well, Sofia's strap needed to be loosened and I've only used the side by side one other time. So I couldn't figure out how to loosen the thing!! It was taking me forever, and by this time both babies were screaming. And the neighbors were wondering what was going on. Finally I figured it out and put Sofia in. Of course they stopped screaming when I started walking.

We got to the steps (there are a few steps throughout the complex and NO disabled ramps) and as I was trying to figure out a way down, I realized that if I went down, I would need a way back up. And there was no way that was happening, so we went back inside the condo. By this time I was sweating profusely, very tired from hauling the babies around, and starting to get a headache. And also upset that I wouldn't get to vote.

So, yes, we need a house. It is just getting so ridiculous here!