Nicole wanted me to mention that although the doctors are 100% on the boy, they are pretty sure about Lila but not 100%. Also, because the NFL is desperate for Peyton Manning to win a superbowl, and they knew the Saints would beat the Colts, the NFL made the Saints lose to the Refs and the Bears last weekend. I mention this because I have to move on from the jokingly made comments that we would name our kid after a Saint so that my buddy Otis can begin his grieving process. Good lookin' out, Otis.
If you are reading this you must be wondering why you are spending time looking at this when the twins are only 17 weeks since fertilization. Well, I can't sleep because the Saints are 60 minutes of average football away from playing in the Superbowl. It is hard to believe that so many great things can happen in one year. Our two little miracles, baby A and baby B, could be joined in 2007 lore with the likes of Deuce, Joe, Drew, Reggie and Marques. In fact, Nicole has already agreed that if the Saints win our twins will have 2 of those 5 names.
Actually, yesterday we got some big news, which will be the first big development posted on this site. After our ultrasound of 1/3/07 we learned that Baby B was 100% a boy, but Baby A was too stretched out to get any read, although the ultrasound technician hinted at boy. Well, after yesterday the technician is ready to say that Baby A is.......a girl.
Yes, it appears that the Parnell twins will be boy/girl, and the first names have been picked.
Bennett ______ Parnell and Lila _______ Parnell.
Bennett is my middle name, and Lila is a name Nicole and I both were drawn to. I believe that it is also a family name of mine but research is still ongoing.
Well, the twins are 17 weeks old tomorrow (every friday they hit another week in the womb), and all the weights and measurements are looking good so far. Nicole is doing great and is looking sexier every day with her little belly. I will update this weekly or so until the big day nears. The due date now stands at June 29, although we expect their arrival a few weeks ahead of schedule.
*Dianne Dyer-Fields made me do this, so if you think it is dumb, talk to her. Apparently my time is of no importance and she requires this information to be at her disposal. Love ya dirty.
I am the proud wife of David and Mom to three wonderful blessings- Elise, Lila, and Bennett. I am thankful every single day that I have the opportunity and gift of spending the majority of my time with my children- who I love to pieces, and who challenge, inspire, frustrate, and teach me things every single day.
This is my online journal, which I am hoping the kids will see as a perfect substitute for a scrapbook or baby book--because I don't see those happening any time soon!!
Elise Laurent was born at 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2005. We did not find out her sex during my pregnancy and we were thrilled to tears (and slightly shocked) to meet our beautiful baby girl. She was a big baby at 8lbs, 8oz, and David and I couldn't take our eyes off of her. Elise is an old French name that David and I have always loved. Laurent is both my paternal Grandfather's name and my Dad's middle name. We always dreamed of having a daughter and were so thankful and overwhelmed to be given such a blessing.
Elise is a true first born. She likes structure, likes to fully understand everything, likes her questions answered to her satisfaction. She loves to be challenged and to challenge. She is also highly sensitive and independent.
She is a wonderful big sister to Lila and Bennett....
Lila and Bennett
It would be an understatement to say that we were shocked to learn on November 11, 2006 that we were not expecting baby #2, but baby #2 and #3!! In just shy of two years we would have created quite a family!
But, on June 1st, 2007, at 36 weeks exactly, we were thrilled and completely overcome with joy and gratitude as we welcomed two big, healthy babies into our family. First, Lila Sue, named after my Mom at 7lbs 0.6oz, and secondly, Bennett Raymond, named after David, David's Dad, and my maternal Grandfather, at 7lbs 10.4oz.
Lila has been the vocal one from the start and to this day is still pretty much running the show. She is the life of the party, the entertainer. But she is also the most compassionate, most giving of our children.
Bennett is a true boy. He is active and rough and loves to tackle and throw. He also adores his sisters and his Dad and gives the best hugs around. His big baby blues get me every time.
Boss is the newest member of our family. He was born on June 15, 2010, and he came home to us on September 9th. His full name is Boss Brees Parnell. He is half maltese and half poodle, and 100% love. We are so thrilled to have him!