Friday, June 29, 2007

They are moving like crazy!

Ok, Matt has been very good about writing his blog, and I must admit that most of the time I just read his and think "sounds good to me!" He pretty much covers it all. But since he does get on to me about my not blogging well enough, I thought I would add my thoughts on the last 2 weeks. I have to say that the girls are definitely growing. I am getting much bigger and slightly more uncomfortable, but mostly I have to say they are getting very strong! It is awesome that within 2 short weeks I went from feeling them move inside to feeling them move with my hands laying on my belly. They kick/punch everywhere and it is just the most amazing feeling. If I happen to catch the right moment I can see my stomach move when they do. They are active all the time. They kick low next to my bladder and I feel them the next second near my ribs. They are about a pound each (according to so I guess I understand why I feel them so well now. I am looking forward to seeing their little feet or hands through my belly. Every little milestone like this makes it that much more real that there are in fact two little babies growing inside me, and in a few short months they will be here. So, so far everything seems to be going well. Our next appointment is on monday!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Am I too much of a kid to be a dad?

Allyson and I are taking our "Baby"moon at Orange Beach, where Allyson's boss was very generous and let us stay at their place at Caribe Resort. My friend Ben and his wife also came down with us. Caribe Resort has some pretty cool water slides that Ben and I could not help but ride over and over, even trying things like riding face down and face down on a float, even to the point of injury. It was like we were 12 year olds again, running up in down the slide with kids a third our age. Oh well that is what vacation is for there were other Dad's older than Ben and I riding the ride...sure they were riding with kids but who is keeping count :).

Riding the Big Slide
from matthewmccay

The Slides at Caribe
from matthewmccay

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Feeling Them Kick

Allyson has been able to feel the babies kick for quite some time now, but I still have not been able to feel them. Allyson says I do not wait long enough, but at first I just kinda felt like I will eventually feel, even see them, so if I don't feel them now what is the big deal. Well last night, for one small second I felt one of our little girls kick or punch or whatever. It is an amazing thing, it almost makes you jealous of woman who can feel them kick all the time, then reality sets in and all men know we could not handle all woman have to handle.

I still am not as patient as Allyson wants, but I am very excited to feel them again and maybe soon be able to see them push against her belly.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Furniture

Well my first fathers day...ya I know it really doesn't count and that was clear by the lack of a present from Allyson, but I know that I am already a Dad. So to celebrate my first father's day we got to go spend money, Matt's favorite thing to do (ya right).

We took a nice drive to Babies R Us. Now here is the thing, I am the kind of guy that actually loves to buy things for the people he loves, I am a giver, but it is really easy to get overwhelmed in Babies R Us, especially when you start thinking about two to buy for. So right now, not my favorite place to be, because it just means I have less money, and it isn't for fun stuff for the babies, its for furniture.

So, we had for all practical purposes already picked out the furniture so that was rather painless, then we had to pick out a glider. Our dream glider...way to we went with a pretty comfortable chair that was a lot cheaper...but the kicker...purple. So I now have pink, purple and white in a room in my house. I feel my masculinity disappearing as we speak.

The sad part is you only have to pay 20% to make the order, and that made me crawl up in the fetal position and cry. In all seriousness we have very loving parents who are helping with a huge majority of the cost, so it really has not been that bad, we could not do it without them, but it is still furniture shopping, so I must complain. I also complain because it means I will be spending 3-4 hours minimum putting stuff together.

Take a look at it here...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Nursery

The funniest comment of the weekend was, "Just think it is for the babies." YA RIGHT! Don't kid yourself, nursery's have nothing to do with your kids minus a crib. We as parents go to extreme measures, and expensive I might add, to make sure we have one of the cutest nurseries so we can show it off to friends and family and they can go "AWE, how cute!"

So 300 dollars, 5 gallons of paint, 8 rollers, 2 paint tarps, 4 walls, 1 ceiling, 1 ceiling fan and 15 hours of work later we have a painted nursery. It also needs to be said Matt hates painting, repeat HATES painting. In the end though, it really is cute, and it does make me feel good that our little girls will have a cute room to stay in.

Just a side note for all you guys who have not done this yet...if your wife is a perfectionist, it is most likely a good idea to give her 100 bucks and let her go to the mall. This tip might just save your marriage :).

I now understand...

My parents would sometimes make the comment, "You will understand one day when you have kids of your own." More than ever I am starting to understand that, and we are four months away from being able to hold our little girls. The reason I say all this is I was waiting in the doctors office to be called in to see the ultrasound and saw this poster on the board.

Impactful Poster at the Doctors Office

Now, I have always believed based on my faith and in my personal opinion of simple right and wrong that abortion is murder, plain and simple, but now that I have seen the video of my two girls kicking, moving their fingers and stretching out I truly understand now more than ever. And maybe if you are on the fence about this issue, you should watch the video in the post below or think about the poster above.

All I know is that I thank God everyday that he has blessed Allyson and me with two wonderful girls and we cannot wait to see them in four months.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

UPDATED: We are blessed with...

Well most of you know by now what we are having, but if you have not been able to watch the video or you don't know you can take a look at it here...

We are blessed to announce we will be having...
from matthewmccay

Hannah Marie McCay

Hannah Marie McCay

Leah Nicole McCay

Leah Nicole McCay


Now that I have some time to actually post I figured I would update you on the day and how it went. After a long 5 weeks, luckily 1 was spent in Disney World, we got to go find out what we were having. I can't 100% remember how I felt as a kid, but probably worse than waiting on Christmas morning. We got there a little late, poor Allyson had to drink 2 bottles of water and these days she just can't hold that much fluid, but finally they called us back. YA!!!!! WE GET TO FIND OUT. "Umm, Mr McCay, you will need to stay out here first while I look at things, oh but don't worry we wont show her anything." WHAT!!!! FINE!!!! Let it be said that if I thought the weeks building up to this felt long, the 30 minutes I waited in that lobby felt like 4 hours. Finally the nurse called me in, Allyson assured me that everything was great with the babies, both are 8 ounces, one measured in at 18 weeks 1 day, one measures 18 weeks 2 days, 4 chambers in both hearts, all is good. That is a big big load off your to the fun stuff.

So through an eight minute process, she showed us both of our beautiful girls. Allyson was really excited for one, but could not stop talking once she found out she was getting two. It is an amazing experience to see, and how much respect you gain for your wife when you realize that God has entrusted them to care, protect and provide for your children as they grow inside of her, it is something men will never be able to fully appreciate. Well I wont spoil the video, but they really put on a show and it is worth giving a watch, you can also check out the other images by clicking on the two above. If you don't read this blog a lot and you read this one, check back on July 31st and we should have the 4D ultrasound up.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Belly Watch Update - Week 17

Most of you I am sure do not care, but we think it is kinda fun, and get a kick out of it. Plus I think it will be fun to look back and see the progression. Plus as before people still ask me is she showing.

So here is week 17, week 18 should be up sometime this week, but I kinda want the ultrasound post to stay at the top for a few days.

Week 17
Week 17

Week 16
Week 16

Week 14
Week 14