Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oh The Excitement

A few weeks ago, the hubby put out a Facebook post that stated something along the lines of, "Going to a check up, and we might be able to see the gender of the twins... I'll either be paying for 2 more weddings, or I won't be... if I am... I'll be the guy in the middle of the road." ... well...

It seems as though we will be welcoming two little girls this upcoming fall.... we were in complete disbelief, but it's been confirmed twice now. We will have 4 girls total, and one lonely little boy. 

He might look like the news has murdered him... but I think he's secretly excited... we're all pretty excited. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sweet Babies { Weeks 19 & 20 }

Dear sweet little babies...

Let's not focus on the fact that I'm 2 weeks behind on these posts... let's focus on the fact that I'm actually getting these updates out there, while in the midst of a HUGE move. We're so thankful that we should be able to visit with family, and move across country, and settle down in our new house before you two come along. We are so excited for that time...

You two are making Mommy extremely HUGE and uncomfortable already. I'm growing doubly as fast... and my body can sure tell. Usually, I don't hit this stage until around 30 weeks, but as of 1 week ago, I'm measuring 7 weeks ahead... just another sign that there's two of you in there... if I didn't already believe it.

We had two big appointments this week... one was my 20 week appointment, where we heard your strong heartbeats. In fact, as the nurse listened to you, you both liked kicking back at her. You either don't like it when others poke around in your territory, or you were just saying "hello" to her... either way, it was really cute.

The second appointment was an ultrasound to see your pretty faces. Oh you two, you're supposed to be fraternal, but to me, you have the same profiles. I'm sure there will be plenty of differences, but the little button noses... they're the same for both of you.

Baby A... you're measuring 1 oz bigger than Baby B... You are already head down, and "in position"... we will see if you stay that way or if you decide to change it around a bit. You were busy keeping your hands near your face during this ultrasound, but the doctor did come in, and share some news with us. He thinks you "might" have a cleft lip. We will know more at the next ultrasound... all Mommy could see was a little wave in your lip... like a hook. But, we will try and get a closer look at your face next time (if you let us). Either way, we know that you will be a brave one... and there's so much that can be done to fix that lip of yours if need be. You are a treasure, and we don't see you any other way.

Baby B.... you FINALLY retreated north. Although you've given Mommy some relief on her lower back, you're bothering me in my rib cages now. You like to nestle in there, and push them out... ouch. You were quite the active one at the last ultrasound... perhaps it's this "new found space" ... you also kept putting one of your hands near your face.

You two are still the same gender... haven't changed... so we will share with the world, now that we are CERTAIN of what you are. We have been celebrating this news, as a family, for awhile now... and it still doesn't feel "real" yet.

Your brother and sisters are still so very excited about the idea of "babies" and not just a "baby". Marley and Charlotte especially want to feel you kick. You both kick hard, but not when their hands around. So, we need to work on that timing, ok? They just want to "feel" you both, know that you're there... and I can't blame them. We just love you two.

Keep growing little ones... we are so thrilled to have you be a part of "us",

Daddy, Mommy, Charlotte, Marley and Finn

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In Amazement...

Dear Charlotte,

And another year passes... Happy 5th Gotcha Day! A whole handful of years have flown by... The day we brought you out of the orphanage is still so clear in our minds. It's a day, I don't think we will ever forget. We (Mom and Dad) were such balls of nerves... anxious as can be, for you to be ours. We waited a long time for you little girl.... and we would wait that long all over again if we had to.

Charlotte... you are such an overcomer. Whenever we share your story with others, they are in awe of you... and we don't blame them, because that's how we look at you. Some days you challenge us like no other (but really, what 8 year old doesn't?).... and some days you completely have us in amazement... you keep us on our toes. We are grateful for that.

You are always ready for an adventure... that heart of yours likes the thrill of "new" and the "unknown". You were meant to be in this family... to accept all the change that constantly surrounds you. You are fierce and fearless... the way you take on most obstacles, is amazing. You tend to be hard on yourself, especially if you can't do something "perfectly"... but we continually remind you that "Davis' don't give up!" and that if "you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything"... and then you like to throw those phrases back in our faces, when Mommy and Daddy or Finn and Marley are being hard on themselves.

You continue to brighten our days... that light is only getting brighter... which just warms us.

You are such a blessing to us... keep on celebrating life precious child,

Daddy, Mommy, Marley, Finn and baby A and baby B

check out Gotcha Day 4 here
check out Gotcha Day 3 here
check out Gotcha Day 2 here
check out Gotcha Day 1 here
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Splish Splash

We have a beautiful routine of spending a few hours each day at our neighborhood's pool... one of the many things we will miss about Oklahoma. Who can say no to cooling off from the heat, while it also means a "great night's sleep" for the kids... definitely not us. I can't get over all the bathing suit wedgies, spiral curls and sun kissed faces.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

We're Ready For You PNW

We were so fortunate to head out to Washington for 48 hours to do a quick house hunting/favorite area search. My sister-in-law, a brave brave individual, took on my children, just so we could have some time away to figure out "life" in the PNW. Flying into Seattle... I was reminded (from a visit a few years ago) what I originally fell in love with... coastal life, mountainscape, crazy tall amazing trees and endless cups of coffee.

All too easily, we fell in love with the charming town of Gig Harbor... we focused most of our attention there, although we did scout out for homes/lots to build on in other areas. There's an amazing draw to "island living"... quiet, laid back living.... it seems to be completely "us"... but only time will tell.

Something tells me that this next chapter of our lives is going to be quite the sweet one...

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Friday, June 10, 2016


Supposedly, when you drive through Waco, TX... you stop at "MAGNOLIA". I've only watched a handful of "Fixer Upper" episodes... the shop was meh, seeing the silos in person, was amazing.. but the food trucks... they were out of this world (along with the company). Trying to squeeze in a few more fun day trips before we head out of this part of the US... time is passing by too quickly.

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