June 4, 2007-- We went to Chuck E Cheese'swith the girls and some of Nates buddies and thier kids!! !! We all had fun and we took the girls on a couple rides, and they liked them alot!! Hehe.
May 18, 2007-- Tonite, we hosted a big cookout with all the parents, Mimi, Nicole and Tommy!! We had LOTS of yummy food!! We all had lots of fun too!!
May 12, 2007-- My 1st Mothers Day!! Well, after Sabrina was done with the virus, Vanessa and I got it, and the NAte got it later on in the day:( It sure is a bad virus:( So, thanks to Mom and Dad, they picked Sabrina up, so we had only 1 baby to take care of. SO that helped alot. Little did we know, Mom and DAd would soon get the virus:( Later in the day, I felt MUCH better!! I was so glad it was gone!! SO that was a special mothers day i'll always remember!! Hehe
May 11, 2007-- Today beautiful Aubrey was born!! Nicole had about 4 hours of labor, after being induced!! I was in the room for the birth, and it was SO amazing to watch a miracle happen!! She weighs 7.8lbs!! ANd shes so beautiful!! Im so happy Im Aunt Ashlee now!! Later on at the hospital, Sabrina vomited everywhere in her carseat, and I was a little worried:( I calles the doctor later, and she said that it was probably a virus:( Poor Sabrina:(
April 29, 2007-- Sabrina got her first tooth!!
April 28, 2007-- Vanessa and Sabrina got to go swimming for the first time!! The water was a little chilly, but they got used to it!! They looked so cute in thier bathing suits!! Hehe.
April 27, 2007--Today was Vanessa and Sabrinas 6 month check up!! Vanessa weighs 16lbs and Sabrina is 16. 2lbs!! They had 1 shot today, which wasnt too bad!!
April 22, 2007-- The girls first time at the beach!! Sabrina loves the water and Tommy took some beautiful pictures of the girls and us by the water with the sunset!! We had lots of fun!!
April 8, 2007-- Vanessa and Sabrinas first Easter!! We went over to Mom and Dads and had a BIG delicious dinner!! The girls got to wear thier fancy pink dresses that were so cute on them!! Uncle John flew back home:( We all had such a wonderful time with him!!
April 6, 2007-- Uncle John came down to visit!! Yeh!! We all had dinner at Quaker Steak, and Uncle John and Dad, tried some of the hottest wings they make there, and well, from the expressions on their faces, they were hot!! Hehe.
April 1, 2007-- Nate and Grampa went boating in the gulf today, and caught 2 fish each!! They had lots of fun, but boy, did Nate get fried!! He hurts alot =( Also, Auntie Nicole had her baby shower for Aubrey, who's due on May 8th!! Yeh!! We cant wait to meet her!!
March 31, 2007-- Today, one year ago, we found out we were having a baby!! Little did we know, there was 2!! Hehe!! So we met Grammie and Grampa at Green Iguanas for dinner(same place where we told them the news)!!
March 28,2007-- The girls went on thier first picnic at Lake Seminole Park with Alexa, Mimi, and Mommy!! They were very good, and slept most of the time!! It was very nice and relaxing there!! We packed some sandwiches, chips, and a yummy fruit salad!! Ah.. what a nice day!!
March 25,2007-- Nate and I went to a wedding convention to get some ideas and win some free stuff!! Lots of neat stuff there!! The girls went to a car show today with Grammie and Grampa!! The girls also had their first 2nds food!! They did very well with it!! Yummy!!
March 24, 2007-- Tonite the girls stayed all-nite at Grammie and Grampas for the first time!! They both did very good, and slept through the whole nite!! Yeh!!
March 23. 2007-- HAPPY 5 MONTHS TO VANESSA AND SABRINA!! The girls had their 5 month check up, and Grammie got to join us too!! Vanessa weighs 13.10lbs, and Sabrina is 13.14lbs!! They're so big!! They both had 1 shot today, which was'nt too bad!! The doctor also said that Vanessa is cutting her first tooth, and Sabrina is'nt too far behind!! (uh-oh!!)
March 10, 2007-- Today Aunt kelli, Aunt Kim and the girls went to Davids Bridal, and we got the dresses ordered!! They're so beautiful!!
March 3, 2007-- Today the girls had thier first solid foods!! Yeh!! They did pretty good with them too!!
February 29, 2007-- Tonite, Nate and I met with the reverand and Church by the Sea, where we're going to get married!! Yeh!! ANd, we got approved!! The date is set forSeptember 8, 2007!!
February 28, 2007--Kelsey, Alexa and I went to Davids Bridal, so they could try on some dresses and get ideas for the wedding. (Nicole, is Maid of Honor, Kelsey and Kori are the bridesmaids and Alexa and Sarah as flower girls)!! It will be so much fun!! We found the perfect dresse for them. The color is called Apple(like a maroon). We also won the dress on Ebay!! Yeh!! Im so happy!!
February 25, 2007-- Mom called me this morning and wanted to know if I could go grocery shopping eith her, and so I did!! Hehe!! We had so much fun, kinda like bringing back the old days! Then Dad suprised us by showing up there, so we had a " Farrell Family Grocery Shopping Day"! Hehe! Then Nate , me , Nicole, and Tommy went to the beach, but boy, was it windy and cold, so we stayed for about 5 minutes!! Hehe!! So we went and ate at Guppys, a seafood restaraunt. Then later we went to Mom and Dads for a cookout!! We had some of the best steaks, Ive ever had(courtesy of one of the best grillers, Dad) hehe. It was so yummy!! Then we got a very noce card from them, and they said they'd pay for alot of things in the wedding. Nate and I were so happy, and thankful. That will help us out SOOO much. So thank you so much, mom and dad!! We love you!!
February 24, 2007-- Today mom and I went looking for a wedding dress at Davids Bridal!! Yeh!! It was so much fun!! Im getting so excited!! Its really starting to hit me, that Im getting married now!! We found the perfect dress, but the price was pretty high, so... knowing how , wonderful my dad is(especially on Ebay) we found it for about 1/3 of the Davids Bridal price!! Yeh!!
February 23-2007-- HAPPY 4 MONTHS TO VANESSA AND SABRINA!! The girls also had their 4 month checkup today and Vanessa is 12.12lbs, and Sabrina is 12.2lbs!! Their getting so big and growing so fast, escpecially for being preemies!! The doctor gave us the okay to start the girls on rice cereal!! Yeh!! They also got 2 shots each:( I did'nt like to see them getting it, as much as it hurt them:( But they were fine 5 minutes later(of coarse the bottle helps!! hehe) Sabrina got fussy later on, so I gave her Tylenol, and she was fine.
February 22, 2007-- Today Laura, from HealthyStart came over and did the "ages and stages" testing, and the girls did WONDERFUL. They exceeded the cutoff level in every catagory!! Very smart little girls!!
February 16, 2007-- I went to Babies R' Us and got the girls a "jumperoo", and the girls love it!! They can almost tpuch the ground with their toes, so we put a pillow under it.
February 15, 2007-- Vanessa rolled over from her belly to back today, for the first time!! Yeh!!
February 14, 2007-- HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NATE!! Tonite, we took the girls over to Aunt Kelli's and bought some steaks, and came home and relaxed. We watched a movie, and that was about it!! We enjoyed it very much though!!
February 13, 2007-- Today we had some VERY bad weather, especially wind. Of coarse it all had to come, while I took the girls to Vanessa's checkup on her belly. But we made it!! Hehe!! The doctor said her belly looks wonderful and is'nt concerned about anything. We will go back every 3 months for check ups, for her first year. Vanessa weighs 12lbs!! She sure passed her sissie!! Hehe
February 12, 2007-- I took Sabrina to the doctors, because she has a little cough. The doctor said it was just a little cold, probably from the weather, and the air, so she gave us some Saline drops for Sabrina, and some cold medicine. Today, she weighs 11.8lbs.
February 11, 2007-- Nate and I came home today!! Boy, were we glad to see the girls again!! We missed them so much!! Its amazing how they can drive us so crazy, but when we're away from them, we miss them so much!!
February 10, 2007--Nate and I went to Epcot and had lots of fun!! We went on all the rides, and Nate loved it there. HE had'nt been to Epcot in many, many years!! We went on the Epcot ball, TestTrack, Mission: Space, a Finding Nemo ride( That was so cool!! hehe), and the new ride, Soarin'. That was amazing!! After Epcot, we went to Oldtown(again, hehe) and we went on the Skycoaster. Wow!! That was a crazy experience. We were strapped in a harness, laying on our stomach, and then brought up 300 feet backwards. Then they say 3...2...1...fly, and Nate had to pull a trigger that let us drop 130 feet freefalling, over water. It was AMAZING!! Scary at first, but we'd do it again!! hehe
February 9, 2oo7-- Nate and I went to Kissimee today for our weekend vacation while Nana and Duda are watched the girls. We went to Oldtown and ate at Flippers Pizzeria!! Best Pizza around!! Then we went and saw Arabian Knights, the dinner show, and it was So amazing!! The horses there were beautiful!!
February 7, 2007--Today I signed up to start taking a medical terminonlogy coarse online, so I can do medical transcriptioning. Yeh!!
January 31, 2007-- Today the girls went over to Mimis and visited with Grammie. We had some pizza and watched the movie Cars!! It was the cutest movie!! I really missed Papa today. I cant believe its been 2 years already. I wish he was here so I could still see him and he could meet the girls, and Nate and see our wedding. I miss him so much. But I know he is in a much better place, with no suffering, and is watching over and blessing us all. We love you and miss you Papa!!
January 27, 2007-- The girls had thier 3 month check up today!! It went very well!! Vanessa is 10.10 lbs and is 23'' long!! Sabrina is 11.5 and 22 3/4" long!! They also had one shot and did very good. They let out one loud scream, and then they were okay!!
January 19, 2007-- Vanessa had her check up appointment today, and the doctor said she looks perfect, and is'nt concerned about anything!! That was very nice and relieving to hear!! She weighed 10.5lbs!! Getting So big!!
January 18, 2007-- VANESSA CAME HOME TODAY!! Yeh!! We're SO happy and thankful to have her back. Thank you so much to EVERYONE who helped us get through this, and was there to help support Vanessa and be with her. You dont know how much we appreciate it!! When Vanessa got home, she just could not stop smiling. It was one of the best feelings to see her home and happy again!!
January 17, 2007-- Vanessa finally got to eat by bottle today, since she has been doing so well!! If she does good today, then she'll be ablr to go home tomorrow!! Yeh!! Im so excited!!
January 16, 2007-- Vanessa is now up to 28cc/hour!! Yeh!! Still small, but hey, shes getting up there!!
January 15, 2007-- Vanessa got to start eating today!! But by feeding tube!! They started her at 7cc's/hour, which is very small. Today she was weighed and she is 9.5lbs!! Yeh!!
January 14, 2007-- Vanessas IV tube got clamped today, and they're going to see if the fluid moves through her, then if she does good, they'll start feeding her on a feeding tube in 24 hours, but starting VERY little!!
January 13, 2007-- Today Vanessa had 2 poopies!! YEH!! Thats a very good sign, because it shows that the fluids are moving all the way through the bowels!! Like Ive said before when Vanessa was in the NICU, " Ive never wanted a poopie so bad before!!" Hehe!! We brought Sabrina up to see Vanessa, and it was so amazing. Vanessa would just look at Sabrina with this sad look, and do a very different cry, like she wanted to be by her sissie. So we put them by each other, and they both stopped crying. It was so neat!! Sabrina got to stay over at Grammie and Grandpas tonite!! SHe kept Grammie up alot, I think just from being in a new environment.
January 12. 2007--Vanessa is starting to look healthy and happy again, which was a big relief for me, even though I want her home more than anything. Today they think it could be a partial, or no obstruction. Babies with Gastroschisis, can make it look like there is an obstruction (on an xray), but there really isnt.
January 11, 2007-- The doctors dont think its a UTI anymore, they're pretty sure its an obstruction in her bowels, which is a narrowing of a bowel, which can block the food from passing through, and can build up, and possibly tear a hole invthe bowel, which would let the formula go elsewhere into the belly, and can cause an infection. So they started her on 3 antibiotics which will help, just in case there is an infection. We can definatly tell Sabrina misses her sissie.
January 10, 2007-- Today, the nurses put Vanessa on an IV to give her the nutrients she needs, because they stopped her feedings. They also gave her some antinausea which has been helping alot. Sabrina stayed her first nite away at Nana and Dudas. It felt SO weird for Nate and I to come home to an empty home. I was bawling my eyes out!! It was hard the first night!
January 9, 2007-- While Grammie was over here, Vanessa did a very "projectile-like" vomit, that was kind of yellowish, and she also did one later on and I just knew something was'nt right. So I followed my instinct and I took her to All Childrens at 1:00am, and got her admitted. We ended up staying the night while Daddy stayed home with Sabrina. They said it could be a virus or a urinary tract infection :( Mommy finally got home after being up all night and went to sleep for a long time. But I was glad to be there to comfort and hold Vanessa, even as her vomiting got much worse.
December 31, 2006-January 1, 2007-- WOW!! Its the new year already??!! This year flew by!! Mommy, Daddy, and the girls stayed over at Grammie and Grandpas house overnite. We had such a wonderful time. We went out to Edo's, a japanese restraunt, and had some awsome food. Then went back and hung out at the house. And the girls got to go in the jacuzzi for the first time, and boy, did they love that!! We wish everyone a wonderful new year!! Happy 2007!!
December 25, 2006-- Well, today was such an amazing day. It was the girls first christmas, and they got SO much neat stuff!! We had 3 christmas' today, and it was kind of tiring, but it was all worth it to be with family!! ~~ Merry Christmas to all!~~
December 22, 2006-- Today the girls had their pediatricians appointment, and they got their shots:( But they did alot better than what I thought. Vanessa weighs 8.9lbs, and is 21". Sabrina, is 9.2lbs, and 21 1/2". They're growing SO fast!!
November 23, 2006-- Today was a big day!! It was the girls first Thanksgiving and they got to visit thier Great grandmas and Grandparents!! We went to 3 different places!! It was so much fun!! AND MOMMY AND DADDY GOT ENGAGED TODAY!!!!!!! YEH!!! Nate got down on his knee and popped the question, and of coarse I said yes!! The ring is so beautiful!! It has a princess diamond on the top and 2 small circle diamonds on the side, one for each of the girls!! Aww!! It was a beautiful moment!! Also the girls are already 1 month old today!! Wow!! It went by SO fast!!
November 22, 2006-- We had the girls first checkup together as a family today!! Vanessa is 6lbs 6oz, and 18 3/4" long!! Sabrina is 6lbs 4oz, and 18" long!! They're doing wonderful!! The next checkup will have thier shots:(