Monday, December 29, 2008

An afternoon stroll...

December 29, 2008
65 degrees
Definitely requires an afternoon stroll
Both boys loved it. They just looked around with wide bright eyes.

Little Guy the Monkey

Big Guy the Lion

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

6 weeks...

Lion on the left aka Big Guy. Monkey on the right aka Little Guy
I love how they intensely focus in on things.

Last Friday at 5 1/2 weeks they were:
Monkey 6lbs 8oz
Lion 7lbs 9oz
Hence the newest nicknames of Big Guy and Little Guy.

Big Guy has developed chubby little thighs overnight! Both are wearing some preemie pants, but mostly newborn size clothes. Little Guy the monkey loses his diapers right off his bottom, as well as pants. Anyone ever seen adjustable waist newborn pants? :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Confessions of an A_al Retentive Mommy...

I like to be in charge.

I like to have control.

I love being busy.

I thrive on a full calendar.

I need to be involved.

So imagine after the past several months of being checked out, how I must be feeling. Can't picture it? Let me tell ya...

It's like an addict going through intense withdrawl.

Agonizing, painful, withdrawl.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Month ONE...

Is it really possible that one entire full month has passed since the birth of the twins?
It really doesn't seem quite possible.
It has been a wonderful whirlwind of feeding, burping, diapering, rocking, snuggling, bathing, clothing...etc. We have been blessed with amazing meals from friends and family. We have enjoyed lots of company. We have even managed to sleep.
So here are the individual highlights on each twin.
This is Baby A...aka THE MONKEY

Monkey you started out as the least patient one, but now I see you are actually pretty patient and content on your own. However when you are hungry, you want to eat right now! Which is actually just fine because you are the scrawny one. You love to lay in your crib in the afternoon when the sunlight dances through the window. In fact today you layed there so contently until you eventually fell asleep.
You nurse quite frantically, so it takes you a minute to latch on. You have the cutest high pitched cry, like a squawking bird. The way your mouth curls when you cry is incredibly cute! You have beautiful blue eyes that remained closed and sleepy until this past week. This past week you also have such a cute "grin" on your face when you are happy and looking around. Your free time is typically spent in the bouncy seat on vibrate. You also enjoy napping on your own, or laying on the floor. Nighttime is when you snuggle mommy, since you typically nurse longer than your brother. We usually fall asleep together during the middle of the night feeding. When you sleep you always end up rolling onto your side, curled into a tiny ball. Monkey I can't wait to see you grow this next month!
Meet Baby B...aka THE LION
Lion you are the snuggler. You love to lay on anyone's chest. I think you would prefer to sleep on your tummy if we let you. You are a champion nurser, even with your rough start needing supplemented formula. You have now surpassed your older brother to become what we lovingly call you 'the chunk'. Your face has filled out so much in this past month. You have the most amazing BIG blue eyes. You love looking around at your new world, so much so that you have worn a bald spot on the back of you head from moving your head side to side. Opposite your nickname, your cry is not so much a giant roar but rather the most adorable little quiet sound.
You hate to spit up, but do it after every feeding. When you spit up, you make a pout face and whimper. You are strong and have been able to roll to your side for weeks. You love to be stretched out and sprawled out.
You enjoy spending your free time in the swing. You like to be read to by your big sister AJ, while you sit in the boppy. In the afternoons you prefer to take your nap on my chest. It is like you know that is when Monkey is sleeping and that has become your special snuggle time. At night you like to snuggle Daddy after Mommy goes to bed. The two of you stay up and watch car shows together. You are so close to purposely smiling.
Lion I can't wait to see more of your personality this next month.

Monkey on the left and Lion on the right.

Each month we will take your pictures with these stuffed animals, to show your growth.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Baby A on the left and Baby B on the right. Would you believe that B napped peacefully in this snuggly blanky IN the laundry basket for over an hour. A only slept for a bit and then spent the rest of the time wide eyed.

I really need some help with some better blog names!