Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pink and Blue!!

I absolutely cannot believe that we have been so busy that I've not been able to get this post done sooner. We found out this past Tuesday that we are having a girl and a boy!!!!
Our appointment was not until 5:00 pm and I have to say it seemed like the longest day. I was so excited to find out what gender our babies are. I think it is so cool that some people still choose to be surprised and find out when they are born whether it is a boy or girl. And part of me thinks it would be cool to do that. But the other part of me that is just too excited about planning for the arrival of a baby just takes over and demands to know. Ha!
With twins they name them Baby A and Baby B based on their positions.
Baby A is our girl and Baby B is our boy!
We are super excited about both of them!!
Here are some pics of them...

Our little girl!
She was being very photogenic for the ultrasound tech.

Our little boy!
You have to look closely to tell this is a pic of his profile...he wasn't being quite so photogenic.

We even got a couple of videos of the babies in motion...which I thought was pretty cool. However, our boys that is was super cool and wanted to watch over and over again.
Ryne would say, "watch baby sister" or "watch baby brother" and kept wanting me to show them to him again and again. I thought it was just precious!

Little girl video.
You can see her moving her head up and down.

Little boy video.
He moves his hands up and around his face. I think he is practicing karate or something already because he knows how tough his big brothers will expect him to be.

How did Kade and Ryne take the news that we were getting a boy and a girl?
Well, here's a video to show you...

I had to laugh because Ryne was more interested in letting Kyle know that he was watching Peter Pan. Kind of as if to say, "Dad, can't this wait? We are watching Peter Pan right now!"

If you see the look on Kade's face when he first hears the news you might wonder why he seems a bit sad. Well, he had been saying all along that he thought it was going to be one boy and one girl. But the day before we went to find out, he had decided that he really wanted to have two girls. His reasoning was because he needed two girls to help him learn how to be sweet. But ultimately I think you can tell that he is very happy to be having one girl and one boy!

And YES we have given them names!!!
Our little girl will be Tesa and our little boy will be Tyce!
Full names:
Tesa Mae Lewallen
(Mae was Kyle's Mawmaw's middle name. And we both just adored Mawmaw.)
Tyce Duane Lewallen
(Duane is Kyle's middle name.)

We determined with our first child that name picking was the hardest part of preparing for parenthood. We wanted our children to have names that weren't too common, but also weren't too weird. And with my being a school teacher and Kyle have done youth ministry, there were quite a few names that were just OUT because we had a kid with that name and it just didn't bring about good memories. Know what I mean?
Anyway, at this point, neither one of us know a Tesa or a Tyce. I'm sure that will change since we've now given those names to our children....happened with both Kade and Ryne....but we like them. And if you aren't too crazy about them yourselves, just don't tell us, we will never know!

A lot of other things happened last week and I do have pictures to prove it but you guys will have to wait to hear all about it. We did lose an hour of sleep last night to daylight savings time and I've gotten the most exciting part of our week covered now.
So, goodnight from Washington State...I'm taking Tesa and Tyce to bed now!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Ladies and Gentlemen....we officially have new roommates in the Lewallen household!
Last post I showed you Kyle and Woody putting together the new bunk beds, and a week later we finally were able to finish moving Ryne into Kade's room. It is now Kade and Ryne's room!

The challenge was getting all the furniture back in the room with the beds. Bunk beds take up way more room than the wee little toddler bed Kade had been sleeping in.

We had to move the bookshelf to the wall coming right into the door.
I was just thankful that it fit and the door still opened. Now anyone entering the boys' room is greeted first by their library!
I was pleased with how well their cross stitched names looked together on this wall. Great big thanks to our friend Emily in Mississippi for working so hard on those when each boy was born. Just a funny side note here, Emily's sister is also expecting twins right now and our due dates are not very far apart....therefore Emily has requested that we pick short names for the twins since she will be working overtime on her cross-stitching! Ha!

And we were sure to find a place for their drums!

And I know this is what you've really been waiting to see....

The BUNK BEDS!!!! with stairs!!!!
The stairs that we have a hard time keeping Ryne from climbing up when he is supposed to be going to sleep in his bed on the bottom bunk. Even with that dilemma, we love the stairs! And if you can't tell, they are also drawers. We filled all the drawers up today with Ryne's clothes. I told you we officially got him all moved in. That includes clothes.
Kade's question, "where are we going to put the changing table?"
If Ryne was moving in, I guess he expected him to move in everything that he needed.
We told him that we would be leaving the changing table in the baby room because hopefully Ryne wouldn't be needing it much longer.
In fact, as soon as we get him adjusted to his new sleeping arrangements that will be our next big challenge. Potty training! You can go ahead and pray about that one for us, if you will, please!
We certainly would like to have him out of diapers before July....three in diapers just doesn't sound good for the budget, does it???

Now, since I didn't have the brain power to analyze all the pics I took of the new room and decide which ones were the best to post, I'll just show you all the rest of them and you can decide for yourself. Enjoy....

These guys seemed pretty happy to be moving in!
Although, Ryne did tell me he didn't want them on the bean bag. He was pretty set on letting me know that he wanted them on his bed. I was happy to tell him that he could take them to bed with him tonight...but for the sake of pictures I wanted them in the bean bag. He kindly obliged.