Bonnie Mae Hoggatt Wonderful, blessings to all!
Danielle Nowell Congratulations! So exciting! I am so happy for you. I was starting to wonder with all your pinterest pins of kids and baby things :).
Kate Gengo Congratulations!! So happy for you!
Laura Sears Nikolaou Oh Sweetie....congratulations
Jaelyn Connally Whorton Emily, what wonderful news! Having gone through years of infertility myself and now having our baby boy on the way I can just feel your excitement of these wonderful blessings! Congratulations!
Nancy Baker Bryant in India?
Mackenzie Johnson Casall So exciting!!! Congrats!
Ryan Baer Congratulations! Twins are the best!!!
Lisa Whitlock That's wonderful! Congrats!
David Elliott congratulations!! I know you & Vinnie will make EXCELLENT parents! I'm very happy for both of y'all!! XXOO
Puja Malik Chopra Wow, gr8 news. Congratulations, so happy for u guys!!
Erika Nielson Yey! Yey!! Love you!
Amy Sawyer congratulations
Missy Angel May Congratulations! Wonderful news!
Emily Scates Grover The 40 week mark is Oct 19th, but no way that will happen. I'm hoping for Vinnie's Birthday on Sept 29th myself. Hello flexible airfare dates!
Danitra Hyde Congratulations!! That's GREAT news!!! So happy for you 2!
Amy Lavine So happy for you Emily and Vinnie!
Sheryl Kieffer I'm gonna wish for my son's bday of sept 30 or mine of October 17..haha anyway congrats!
Dee Lawton Masterson Congratulations!!!
Heather Kleinschrodt Parrott Congratulations!!
Stephanie DeFoor Berger So excited for you!!
Amber Pyeatt Congratulations to both of you! That is wonderful news and such a blessing!
Scott Horton Congrats!
Scott Horton Congrats!
Ope Bakare Score!!!! That's awesome, congrats to you all!
Anita Kilam Arora Wonderful new . Congratulations !
Bob Gaffin Congratulations!!! Very exciting news!!
Vidhu Kapadia Good luck and best wishes!! Twins... U might as well sleep nap enjoy hot coffee food now... Ain't Going to get much of that after they arrive
Corey Woodall-Krick Congrats! So exciting!
Marianna Seaton Congratulations, Emily and Vinnie. Please let me know how your friends at Horizon can help when you bring those babies home!!!
Sally Estes Wow, Emily! That is SO great! Will they be newborns, or is that really a picture of them?
CarissaJeff Flournoy YAY!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!
Roxanna Johnson Yay! So happy for you!!!
Emily Scates Grover They will definitely be newborns, and with a little luck we'll be there at the birth. And bringing these babies home is an expensive proposition, so we could use ANY baby stuff you or anyone you know no longer needs! Thanks everyone for your wishes and support, and send all your prayers to our surrogate.
Roxanna Johnson An officer I work with just brought their adopted son home from Ethiopia so it's a long road but worth it.
Marissa Sawyer Congrats to you both, Em - now for the hardest part...waiting!
Susan Sullivan Carr Congrats! So happy for you guys!
Jorge Cruz Oh wow! You guys give a whole new meaning to the phrase "hitting the ground running!" Congratulations!
Amy J Moman-Smith Nina is so excited, I can hardly wait to spoil the little carpet creepers!!!!
It was beyond fun to finally be the one sharing such good news X 2! I knew that we would be spending a lot on the trip to India to pick up our babies, and the likelihood of NICU care meant even more money. So I got busy freecycling at http://www.freecycle.org/ and had a few very generous friends offer me their baby stuff. I knew you were supposed to wait until the end of the 2nd trimester to get ready, but I decided to not let superstition and caution guide me here and finally surrender to joy. Besides...there were a lot of baby items I would need and all I had so far was two cribs, a changing table, and a UC Berkeley tie-dye onesie and matching hat I had gotten on our first anniversary trip to San Francisco. The sooner I get started, the better.
I made up my registry list like a freecycle hit list, and checked so many things off the list that the house was full of baby stuff by the end of week 16! I totaled it up and after months of driving all over the metroplex I aquired $8000 worth of baby stuff for absolutely FREE! It is an accomplishment I am proud of, and I can't wait to donate back everything I got to two families that don't have anything once our kids outgrow it.
Amazing how much stuff is still left on the registries though...but Amazon and Walmart seem to have stuff for the cheapest prices so I went with them. So I get great advice from so many friends and learn how to get fantastic prices through the Amazon Mom membership/Diapers.com and good diapers for cheap will be delivered to my door for no shipping charges in bulk! Unfortunately baby clothes are VERY gender specific thanks to modern sonogram technology, so any little boy of mine might have to wear pink in India if I have trouble getting all the onesies I bring washed faster than they can urp on them. Oh well.
|I'm not sure whether I shoud be concerned that Vinnie test drives every freecycled baby item I bring home with the dog first. But Ralph seems to enjoy the ride.|
I go to Home Depot and buy up paint for the entire house. I am painting it all by myself, though my Mom helped me out in the Kitchen/Den area. They are making a lot of money off me at that store!
Here is the nursery so far with my green on one and a half walls. I am almost done putting up an awesome willow tree rub on transfer wall decal that is 7 feet tall. It will look like a custom mural was painted when I'm done, but right now my arm hurts from many hours rubbing with a popsicle stick. http://www.tatouagedesigns.com/