Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
The red bird in the photos below is all of a sudden my kids favorite toy. Jackson will just lay there and stare at it and smile and coo completely unprovoked. It's just about the cutest thing I've ever seen (how many times will I say that in the next few years??).
Madison started really smiling a lot yesterday. Before we could get some out of her if we really tried hard, but now it's a lot easier and this morning she was cooing up a storm!!! Both of my babies are "talking" now!
More joys of motherhood...
This morning for some reason madison woke up at 6:30 (they've been sleeping until 8, 9, and even 10!) so I went in to get her to bring her into bed with us so she didn't wake up Jackson (who ended up sleeping until 10!). I was trying to cuddle her to get her to go back to sleep but she wouldn't have any of it. So I got up and made her a bottle. she only drank about half then started to fall asleep...fine. I cuddled up to her face to face (just a few inches between us). I was looking at her in awe as usual when I saw this white stuff headed my way. She projectile vomited all over my face!!! (and the bed). Chris was quite pleased with the view. He was congratulating Madison on a job well done.
I guess I can share exciting news now. My friend Gia is pregnant! She is as pregnant as my kids are old! (13 weeks now) She's feeling exhausted but can't sleep. I certainly don't envy her! But I'm so glad she's going to have a baby and in the same year as me!
Here is a video of Jackson talking to the birdy. You need quicktime to view it.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Today was an exciting and multi celebrational day. 6 years ago today Chris and I were married (Sunday, June 17th, 2001, father's day, and US Open final round), it's father's day, and the babies turned 3 months old today. Above are the pictures I took today then uploaded to snapfish and picked up at walgreens to put in frames for our dads. Our parents came over and we had a bbq. They had fun with M&J then Jackson had to poop. He has this weird habbit of pushing SO hard that he projectile vommits while pooping. And no he's not constipated or has hard poops...they're totally smushy. He lovingly projectiled on Grandpa this time. What a nice father's day present.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
My boy and his big smiles. He just makes me so happy.
I just took a look at the kids social security cards and was thrilled to find that the numbers are one off from eachother! I don't know why I didn't think that would happen but I was definitely taken by surpirse.
You other twin moms...are yours one number off too?
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Cute outfit although I think it looks like a hospital gown.
"Cat Nap" Don't worry, when the babies are asleep in the crib the door is closed so the cat can't get in there.
This is the picture I have on my desktop at work. I love the look on Jackson's face (left). I just want to kiss his cheek!!!
Both babies eat 5oz 5 times a day but Jackson spits up a lot (or what seems like a lot) at almost every feeding so I was very surprised to find out that Jackson weighs 2oz MORE than Madison!!
- Birth: 5 lbs 18 inches
- 12 Weeks: 10 lbs 2 oz 22 inches
- Birth: 4 lbs 15 oz 18 inches
- 12 Weeks: 10 lbs 22 inches
I'm behind on pictures again. Maybe I'll work on that now.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
- 6-7am kids wake up and eat
- 7am we go into bed with Chris as he's waking up
- 7-7:20 we smile and coo with Jackson, cuddle with Madison (she's not smiling as much as her brother and has only cooed a couple of times)
- 7:20-11ish snooze on and off in bed with M&J
- 11 eat
- maybe go for a walk
- 1-2 Chris comes home for lunch
- 2-3 kids snooze a bit
- 3 eat
- 3:30 official nap in crib
- 3:30-5:30 I make formula for the next 24 hours, maybe make dinner, get ready for work and clean up
- 7 Chris feeds them and plays with them
- 11 Chris feeds them and swaddles them and puts them to bed'
This week has been crazy for me though. I have had an appointment the last three days. Wednesday I had minor surgery to remove an out of control wart on the top of my foot and some weird purple lump on the palm of my hand that has been there since January. I have stitches now but the worst part of the pain was the fact that my hand was so numb it hurt (if that makes any sense). I had to work that night too but I couldn't type because I couldn't feel my fingers touching the keyboard! Luckily it was my left hand and I really only use the number pad at work. Auntie Courtney watched the kids all day for me...even after I got back so I could take a nap to let the sedation wear off before going to work. Thursday I had to go to Boston for a follow up OB apt so I dropped M&J off at my mother's on the way. I would have taken them with me but I really couldn't carry both of the car seats with my hand in stitches. Today I had PT on my hip and my mom came over to watch M&J. We went for a walk after to my friend Stacey's house who lives in a neighborhood near mine.
It's actually very nice to be back at work. The office is nice and quiet at night and i can just sit and plow through my work without being bothered. I know the kids are in good hands so I'm not constantly thinking about them. Everyone always asks me if I'm worried about the kids or how Chris does with them. I feel bad that everyone thinks that men are so incompetent that they can't care for their own children. Chris is in love with them as much as I am so I know they are in just as good care as if they were with me. Since we have two I really needed his help maybe more than someone who only has one so he really has been "hands on" with them from day one.