Friday, July 16, 2010

24 Week Ultrasound

Today we went for our 24 week ultrasound. It was awesome! Both babies are still perfect. We did some quick measurements, double checked the genders (nothing changed - thank GOD!), measured their heartbeats, saw them in 2D as much as we could (Nathan was hard to see), and then got a 3D of Alexis' face. It was incredible!

Nathan (Baby A) was 1 lb 8 oz (3 oz bigger than the average singleton at this point) and had a heartbeat of 143. He is also head down and very far down and will probably stay that way (not that it matters as I am having a c-section).

Alexis (Baby B) was 1 lb 10 oz (5 oz bigger than the average singleton at this point) and had a heartbeat of 145. She is breech (again it doesn't matter).

Here are the pictures. We didn't get many of Nathan, but we lucked out and got to see Alexis' sweet face in 3D.

Alexis' Sweet Face
Alexis' Profile

Monday, July 12, 2010

Howell Family Reunion

On Sunday we went to the 71st Annual Howell Family Reunion. The Howell family is Lee's mom's dad's parents and all of their descendants. They have been getting together for 71 years to eat a yummy meal, talk about family memories, and visit with each other. It was really neat to see all of the family members, catch up, and hear all of the funny stories. We had a really good time. The theme this year was "Trains" since there is a railroad track that runs right through Pikeville, NC, the town that most of the Howell family grew up in. Luke loved it. Here are some pictures.

Luke with the electric train. He built that bridge. I thought it was pretty creative.

Some of Clifton and Annie Mae Howell's (Lee's grandparents) great-grandchildren.

Me, Lee, and Luke.

Me and Lee.

Becky and Ivey (Lee's mom and step-dad). They made that train. I thought it was cute.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July. We went to Topsail Island to the Webber Beach Cottage from Friday night through Wednesday night. It was awesome. The cottage had been completely redone by Aunt Peggy and she did an amazing job. We spent the week with Aunt Peggy, Uncle Larry, Jennifer, Aunt Trisha, Jay, Aunt Doris, Chris, Midge, and Katie. It was fun to see some of the Webber/Fulghum family. Luke had an absolute blast with Katie - they became best friends almost instantly.

We spent everyday on the beach, the boys more than me as it was too hot for a 5 month doubly pregnant woman. Luke went out in the ocean with Lee and jumped the [calm] waves, went on the boogy board (he got really good at it), frolicked in the water, and played in the sand (they built an awesome sand castle). We enjoyed the fireworks on the 3rd courtesy of Surf City. We went to Lee and his cousins' favorite childhood mini-golf place and played a round of mini-golf. The kids loved it, but I think the big kids loved it even more. We enjoyed some yummy ice cream after - there is something so great about a waffle cone of homemade ice cream at the beach.

It was a blast and hard to come home. I love making memories with our family. I look forward to going to the beach house every year and as our kids grow and our family grows it gets even more fun. Some of my favorite memories as a kid were our family vacations (especially to the beach).

Friday, July 2, 2010

Two for One Special Blog

After much thought, I realized that this blog is supposed to be our family blog, hence the name "Ash & Lee Plus 3". Unfortunately, I have been only blogging about the twins and my pregnancy. I decided that I would create a blog just for the twins. It's called "Two for One Special" and can be found at

I will still post things on this blog about the twins as they are a part of our family, but I will put detailed stuff about my pregnancy, their birth, and raising them on their blog. I hope you will check it out and follow if you like it. This blog will have more about our family and what we are up to like our life, vacations, pics, more about Luke (and the twins), and just be an "all about the Webber family" blog. I hope you still read and enjoy it.