Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to be thankful for...

Hello all!

I went to the doctor yesterday and got a very good report. I'm sad to report that anyone that guessed in the 5 pound range is more then likely going to be WRONG!!! Baby A is 4 pounds 7 oz. and Baby B is 4 pounds 11 oz.!!! We have a pair of healthy babies on our hands! The sonogram tech said that babies usually gain about 1/2 a pound every week from now on. ugh...DO THE MATH. The doctor said that if they came tomorrow they would do just fine. I don't have any pictures because it's almost impossible to get a decent picture from those two right now. They are laying in the same exact position so it's incredibly hard to tell them apart. I could see two heads and two spines, that's about it. 

I have so many things to be thankful for. My husband is the most supportive person ever. He loves me and I love him. I couldn't imagine marrying anyone else. My amazing parents. They have always been there for me and also for Kellen (which is very touching). I am also thankful for Kellen's parents. We are so lucky to have both set of parents that still love each other. I am thankful for my brother and sisters (Michael, Julie and Camie) and M & J's children (Jackson and Lorelei)! There is nothing like hearing a two year old sing Jesus Loves Me.  I am thankful for all my friends. It makes me sad that some of us live so far apart but I am still thankful for them!! Last but NOT least. I am thankful for such a healthy pregnancy. I have been so lucky. I'm so thankful that I'm not on bed rest. I can't wait to meet these little babies and I hope they are just as cooperative out in the real world as they are in my stomach! 


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Make Me Babies

So....Meet Baby Farmer! If I do say so myself, I think he is pretty cute!

Meet Baby Lott! These are some of our friends that are having a baby also!

I had way to much fun with this website! I want to keep making babies but my computer is about to die....ugh....more later!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I now know what it means to "nest". I have started to organize everything in the house because these babies will be here in 55 days if not SOONER. I am already started to notice that our house might be to small for our growing family but getting a bigger house is not even a possibility . 

One joy of being a teacher is getting great vacations. This week I have the WHOLE week off and I plan on enjoying every second of it. 

Things on my to-do list this week:

Take Kellen's car to get fixed/oil change
Go to the dentist and eye doctor
Finish organizing the babies' room
Write thank you notes
Clean up the garage 
Get someone to paint the bookshelf
Write lesson plans for the next 3 weeks
Get Kellen to finish painting the back bedroom
Organize back bedroom
Put up all Christmas decorations
Watch Regis and Kelly every morning
Cook sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving
Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Finish all Christmas shopping
Wrap all Christmas presents

Update on the count:

Both: 9
Boys: 6
Girls: 8

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Word 'Cute'

Let's be honest.  I'm probably not the most sentimental human being ever.  That's not to say I don't have emotions.  I just don't put them on display that often.  I think more people have walked on the moon than have seen me get worked up over a non-sporting event.  I can swear just fine.  I just don't cry.  Except when the ant died in 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kid.'  Wow.  That tore me up.

Anywho, since Becca's been pregnant I've been forced to look at more baby stuff than I care to remember.  I've seen outfits, onesies, head gear, foot wear and a lot of other paraphernalia in every pattern, collection and design in every store and on every website.  This creates quite a dilemma for me.  Most of the time, I'm not just shown the cabbage patch collection.  I'm usually expected to comment on it as well.

Here's an average encounter between Becca and I.

"Hey, look at this." - Becca
"What is it?" - Me
"It's a reindeer outfit!" - Becca
"That thing could fit a three-year-old." - Me
"Well I'm sure they have it in smaller sizes." - Becca
"I guess." - Me
"Yea, but isn't it cute?!?!" - Becca

It's go time.  Now I have .02 seconds to properly respond to a pregnant lady with fragile pregnant emotions.  My brain goes into overdrive and starts looking up 'cute' in my mental thesaurus.  In these .02 seconds I consider all of the following options:

1.) "Yup."  Too neutral.  It sounds like I'm not listening.  That'll never do.
2.) "Uh huh."  That's my 'I'm in another place listening to something other than you' response.  Not a good idea.

3.) "Looks good."  I may as well say "I don't care.  Just do whatever you want to."  Which you would think would be an alright response, but NO.  You aren't allowed to not have an opinion when it comes to such matters.  Keep this in mind for the future all you males.  You cannot disagree, but you also cannot not care.  

4.) "No way."  I must be careful with this one.  No matter how bad I might hate it, she may love it.  And even if she hates it, she might not be in a mood to hear my negativity.  So if she suggests it in any way, shape or form, stay away from this one or face the wrath of Pregnito.

5.) "Yea, that is cute."  I haven't actually used this one yet, but judging by our relationship, this would set off all sorts of bells and whistles in Becca's head.  Usually, cute is not in my vocabulary unless somebody has recently done or said something stupid.  And then it is used in an extremely sarcastic tone not to be at all confused with a farm, fuzzy feeling of approval.

For the particular reindeer outfit incident, I just said something to the effect of we'll look for one later and put it off.  Personally, I don't think they'll be here before Christmas, so I've thwarted making a spectacle of my children for at least another year or so.  

Another good reason to not waste their first costume on the reindeer get-up is so that we can first dress them up in something similar to this:

If you know where I can find two of these costumes by next October, I will officially be your best friend ever.  Usually I don't find pictures of babies 'cute' but I laughed out loud at work when I saw this.  I mean, first of all, look at the kid's face.  That's HILARIOUS.  I want to meet these parents and shake their hands on a job well done.

I officially nominate them to receive the first annual Kellen Farmer Parent of the Year award.  They better enjoy it while it lasts, because something tells me I'll be sweeping that category for the next 30 or 40 years.  Becca will be a close runner-up however.  I may even give her one of my trophies.  Why?  Because I'm just that kinda guy.

bigger and Bigger and BIGGER

Right after we found out that I was pregnant at Scott and Lisa's wedding:

This picture was taken around 20 weeks: 
And this is me at 32 weeks: 
My doctor says that I'm not done growing....Can I really get any bigger?!?!?! 

We also have some more guesses! Here they are:

Kellen's Dad: 1 boy/ 1 girl    5.12/5.2
Mrs. Sandy: 2 boys 5.8/6.3
Ben:  1 boy/ 1 girl 7/6 (One named Ben and the other Taylor)

So that makes the standings:  
Both: 8
2 Boys: 5
2 Girls: 6

Last night I had a dream that I was having a boy and a girl....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Scott and David.....8 pounds.....I hope you both are wrong....

Carey: 1 boy/1 girl        5.7/6.3
David: 2 boys                High 7's low 8's
Kandis: 2 boys             5.8/6.2
Chris: 1 boy/1 girl        Average of 7.25
Lina: 1 boy/1 girl          6/6.8
Ashley: 2 girls               5.9/5.4
Lora: 2 boys                  5.3/5.9
Sharon: 2 girls              6.2/6.5                       both: 6      boys: 4       girls: 6
Marty: 2 girls                no weights....
Scott: 2 boys         8/6
Pop: 2 girls                   5.3/5.6
Nana: 1 boy/1 girl         5.13/6.3
Michael: 2 girls            6.8/6.3
Julie: 2 girls        5.13/5.8
Christi: 1 boy/1 girl    6.5/5.10
Andrew: 1 boy/girl     6.0/6.2

Keep the guesses coming!

Here is a picture of the bed and bedding:

My project for Thanksgiving holidays! Anyone wanna help!?!?!?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yea, Yea. I'm Back.

It's 10:24 p.m. and I'm watching the remainder of the 49ers vs. Cardinals game on Monday Night Football.  I'm about halfway done with my first Coca Cola Classic of the evening and I figure now might be a good time for a Kellen update.  Becca did a good job and all, but I've had enough folks butter my ego enough to post again.

Well, the babies are close.  We don't have a bag packed to go to the hospital or anything, but I'll be a proud father of two in less than two months (according to most of you).  

Since the last update a lot of time has been spent preparing the house for the arrivals.  The kids have their own room all done up with more stuff than I know what to do with.  Apparently we need it all and I think we still have another shower to go.  I haven't been to one of these yet and honestly, I don't plan on going.  But thanks for all the stuff guys! (Seriously, I know I'm sarcastic alot, but we do appreciate it).

Prior to actually getting the stuff, we had to do one of the things I hate most in the world:  shop for it.  Good grief I hate shopping.  More than anything.  Every time Becca asks me to go to the grocery store it puts me in a pissy mood.  Sure, I go, but I don't speak the entire time and I basically follow behind her with a dead man walking kinda thing going on.

So we go to Target and look at baby stuff.  Now, let's be honest.  I am a 23 year old male who knows about baseball, guitars and moonjumps.  Somewhere in there, I never really picked up a great knowledge of babies.  So I've learned a lot of new words lately.  "Boppy" is apparently a real thing said by adults on a near-daily basis.  Who knew?

At one point, I think Becca actually set me up to look stupid (I guess it's revenge for laughing at her every time she asks me how to spell things like cheese).  So we're strolling through the stroller section (GET IT?!?!) and then we wander into the cribs aisle.  To me, these things don't look big enough to hold actual babies.  Granted, I don't really know what size children are, but still, I've seen enough movies to judge and say, "they're going to grow out of those pretty soon."

Let the chuckles begin.  Apparently, somebody somewhere decided it would be a good idea to make scale models of the cribs.  What the hell??  Who does that??  If I go buy a car, I don't want to see a scale model.  I want to see the actual car.  What good is the scaled version going to do except cause me to say, "doesn't that look small?"  So Becca got a good laugh out of that.

When we're in the actual baby aisle, I'm basically a 3-year-old asking his mom random questions.  What does this do?  What is that for?  Do babies really do this?  And the answer:  yes.  Apparently they do vomit enough to require about 18 dozen bibs.  And they do poop enough to have a ready supply of like 500 diapers.  

We currently have no more room to put diapers, so they're sitting in our guest bath tub.  That was my idea.  Genius, I know.

Other fun events to prepare for kids:  putting baby stuff together.  I've always heard difficult directions referred to as "stereo instructions."  Well bump that.  From now on and for the rest of my days they will be known as Graco instructions.  

I don't know anything about Graco except that their Director of Directions should be shot.  In the foot.  And then slapped on the lower back before being forced to show me how Diagram 9.7 makes any semblance of sense at all.

I'm sure it's a great company and according to our catalog of items they appear to be the Clear Channel of the baby world, but damn.  GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE.  If the pack and play is impossible to put together to begin with, the idea of breaking it down and moving it from place to place is a bit misleading.

So that was a pain.  And so was the crib.  And so was the second crib.  And so was the swingy thing that turned itself on the other night and caught our attention as we were leaving the house.  That's right.  Dark house + baby swing moving on its own = bad combination according to all of the '80's horror movies I love so much.  

At least we just got a really big TV.  That way if our kids get sucked into it by an angry dead Indian carcass we have a good shot of finding them, right?  If the big giant oak tree in the back reaches through the window and tries to eat me though, I'm out.

ps - Anquan Boldin just scored.  Which ruins my placement in fantasy.  He's not on my team, or my opponent's team, but he did just win it for another guy in the league that I needed to lose so that I could move up into the top spot.  DARNIT.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's me, Becca!

Well, I know that Kellen has completely disappointed everyone since he hasn't posted in a while so I am going to do my best to keep everyone updated. I'm not a good writer or near as funny as Kellen but I will fill you in on our babies lives. 

I went to the doctor the other day and the babies got measured. Baby A is currently 3.2 pounds which is in the 64 percentile and Baby B is 2.13 pounds which is in the 55 percentile. For those of you that don't understand the percentage mumbo jumbo I will try to explain. Babies that are average are in the 50 percentile. Since one of our babies in the 64 percentile, that mean that he or she is actually a little bigger then an average baby. Same with Baby B but just a little smaller then Baby A.  The sonogram tech said that their sizes were great and everything was looking good so far! :) 

This morning when I woke up my alarm went off to tell me that I was 30 weeks pregnant. I know I sound like the worst mother ever since I can't seem to remember how many weeks I am but I will just blame it on "pregnancy brain". 30 WEEKS!!! Holy cow. I have about 8 WEEKS left. 8!!!!!! Thankfully I have gotten just about everything I need. The only thing we are lacking are mattresses which I'm going to get tomorrow! Here are some awesome things that we have gotten so far!

These are the adorable car seats that I picked out. I love them and I think they are super neutral. I have already hung toys from the handles as if the babies will be able to play with them. Thanks Dad, Mom, Uncle Bill and Aunt Jody for each getting us one!!
This is our stroller. The car seats snap directly into the base. It is huge but it's awesome and really the only stroller that I found that will hold two car seats. Thanks Tracy and Michael (mom-in-law and dad-in-law)!
This is our pack and play. The babies will be sleeping in this for a while. Kellen and I put this together in the living room and to get it back to our room we will have to take it apart. Graco directions are pretty much the worst directions I have every tried to follow so we decided to leave it in the living room until it NEEDS to be moved to the back. 
This is the matching swing. I got bored one day and decided to put it together by myself. Like I said, Graco direction are awful and the base ended up falling off. Good thing it fell apart before we put a baby in it. 

I decided that it would be fun to start a pool on what the genders, weights and due date (if that applies) of both babies will be. Example: 2 girls/5 pounds a piece/January 8th. I would love to hear everyone's guesses! Just leave a comment and I will add it to the list!