More to come...
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
More to come...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Countdown to Christmas--5 days!!
The girls are doing well. We had their 4 month check up and here are the stats...
Addy measured 24 inches and is 13 pounds, 6 ounces. She is very active, spending her time training her legs for future bicycling. She has rolled belly to back but not vice versa and we believe she has beat her sister with the first tooth to break through the gums. She's phobic of needles, the vaccines didn't go over well. Oh yea, and when a big head marries another big head, you get a really big head, she is in the 90th percentile for head circumference. Poor thing, she'll never be able to wear hats. But, doesn't she have a beautiful smile??
As for her older sister, Lilly weighs 14 lbs, 12 oz and is 3/4 an inch longer than Addy. She has officially joined the 77th percentile of full term babies her age in weight, so we are off the preemie charts. She is our resident cuddler, she loves to be held. She also LOVES to watch TV, preferably sitting on someone's lap, but she also stretches her neck to see it from any angle. She gives full blown belly laughs now and believes her daddy is the funniest person on the planet.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Here we go, another birthday--Tuesday will be the big 4 month birthday. Here is a family picture, taken before Jeremy & I had a night out for his company holiday party. The girls look like deer in headlights, but it's a decent picture of us!
And here are our Christmas Colts girls...they look pretty different that the night of NFL kick-off.
As promised, here is the Santa picture--too funny!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
To be honest with you, Thanksgiving just about smacked us in the face, I wasn't prepared for the holiday at all. In some ways it feels like it was just August and these munchkins just joined us and in other ways it feels like an eternity ago. Either way though, I wasn't prepared for Thanksgiving, so now, I feel like I'm playing catch-up to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Yesterday, the girls and I baked cookies. Well, I baked cookies and told them how much fun sprinkle duty will be next year. We also took our first (and probably only) outing to the mall for some holiday shopping with Grandma Jody. Let's just say navigating the double stroller through Saturday, holiday shopping crowds was like driving a semi truck through an obstacle course. It wasn't pretty and peopled gawked as they usually do, and that was that. Here are some pics to get you in the holiday spirit!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Addy and Lilly were very well behaved on their first Thanksgiving. They sported the outfits below that were sent by their Aunt Cat. Lilly wanted nothing to do with that hat and for some reason Addy just looks like she's a deer in headlights, but these are the things they do for fashion.
I haven't updated in a while because I've been sicker than a dog and my girls are playing tricks on me. Last weekend was pure bliss. We had 3 full nights of the girls sleeping anywhere from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. It was amazing. Jeremy and I thought we had hit the lottery. We have been so VERY patient with the middle of the night feedings. We were warned when we left the NICU and I was told over and over again by other moms of preemies that most preemies get to the 4 month/cereal introduction before they consistently sleep through the night. However, Addy and Lilly have been overachievers from the beginning, so it wasn't surprising that they were setting the curve.
And, quite honestly, I deserve it, if you add in the breast-pumping that I was doing every 3 hours while they were in the hospital and the second and third trimester discomforts AND the 4 time visit to the bathroom to pee in the first trimester, I reckon to say (minus the 1 night we stayed in Chicago and drank too much a month ago) IT HAS BEEN SINCE LAST FEBRUARY THAT I HAD A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP! I mean an honest to God, no checking to make sure babies are breathing good night sleep. I think I deserve it, right???? So, after the 3 night stretch, my body finally gave in and I got some kind of viral sickness that is going around and needless to say, as soon as I got sick, they stopped sleeping through the night and we haven't seen more than a 4 hour stretch since. They are teasing us...showing us who's boss.
All I have to say is that it's a damn good thing they are as cute as they are....
Sunday, November 4, 2007
We are fastly approaching the 3 month mark and as cliche as it sounds, I can't remember my life before these girls were in it. Every day presents its own set of challenges and we are prepared for that to be the case for the next 18 years or so. I've learned a lot about myself, we've learned a lot as parents and about life in the last 3 months. Here are some lessons learned.
4. We will never be on time anywhere again. I am a very punctual person and nothing irritates me more than people who are always late. Now for the confession, I've become one of them. Even if I start getting everyone ready 2 hours before we have to be out the door, someone spits up, poops or screams and we never make it out when we should. The lesson learned here is--get over it.
6. We should have slept more before the girls were born, if only you could store the extra hours on a good night and cash them in on a bad night...
7. We should have saved more before the girls were born, we knew they'd be expensive, but wow, shopping for myself has become a thing of the past.
8. They can change your day. Jeremy or I can come home after a long, exhausting day at work and after one of them is in your arms for a minute and flashes a smile your way...nothing else matters.
9. We are so grateful.
Lastly, we round out the year of the babies with the birth of Jack Watko. Gretchen & Paul are the proud parents of a perfect 7 lb. 3 oz. baby boy! Welcome to the world Jack...
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
October 19th brought another friend into the world--Claire Elizabeth Baxter was born to Rachel & Brogan Baxter. Whenever I talk about Rachel, I have to tell you that she was the first person to ever sit down next to me and my sister, the "new kids in school" during our first day at Terre Haute South. We became fast friends and I have a feeling Claire, Addy & Lilly will too! I think the last baby to arrive in my group of friends is Baby Jack Watko (due late Nov.), he will round out the year. I'm sure I echo Gretchen & Paul's feelings when I say we are ready to welcome him into the world--hang in their Gretchen!
And how about our grumpiest baby of the day....
This is a fun time with them, they are getting more and more alert and I'm getting more comfortable going out with them. I do have to mentally prepare for our outings as I joke we are a true spectacle, otherwise known as a freak show. The twin pregnancy books I read warned me that we would reach "celebrity status" but seriously it is a little ridiculous! Everyone wants to tell me about their best friends brother's fiancee goddaughter who just had twins and how heroic it is. I just want to walk around with flashcards that read...
- 11 weeks
- no, they aren't identical
- no, we don't get much sleep
- yes, we agree, better us than you
I actually want to make a plug for the website http://www.gabbybaby.com/, these baby clothes are hilarious and originated from a mom that was sick and tired of the ridiculous things people asked her. My favorite is the "Don't touch my hands, I put them in my mouth" onsie.
Then maybe people would just let me run my errands in peace, I'm not in Target for small talk--probably more formula, more diapers, dinner, etc. And, I'm typically trying to avoid a meltdown from one of them, so I don't have a lot of spare time...
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Well, we did it, we broke out. Last Saturday night was the night...we left the babies in the care of Grandpa and Grandma Ash and Grandma Linda. We alligned the troops and never looked back. And by never looking back, I mean I called about every 2 hours and drank through the anxiety of leaving the babies for the first time! We attended the wedding of Ben & Kristin Livermore in Chicago and it was wonderful to see them married and see friends, but difficult to stay away. We left early in the morning to get back to see the girls!
Here's a better look at Lilly--Grandma Jody calls her our Buddha Baby...It's a tough life, huh?
Saturday, October 13, 2007
So, to quote my father-in-law, "Your friends sure are fertile!" Yes, yes they are, but atleast I can rest easy and know that Addy and Lilly have so many friends before they even realize it!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
When Grandpa & Grandma Sadler are here, we like to walk around the neighborhood--but no stroller for us, we'd rather be cuddled while we walk!
Lilly likes her swing only sporadically, here she is after a feeding, looking a little drunk!
Addy LOVES this mirror from Grandpa Ian, she's facinated with herself. Funny that we've spent hundreds of dollars on chairs & swings & strollers, but she is most content with a 10 buck mirror!
It isn't often we sleep, but we like to sleep most cuddling with visitors. Here is Lilly and Grandpa Ash!
So, the question is, can you spoil babies, because ours seem to be slightly spoiled and know exactly how to get what they want!
Friday, October 5, 2007
Exhausted from the day...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
The year of the babies continues with Jacob Michael Dumas--born yesterday at 7:30 a.m. 6 lbs, 13 oz to proud parents Michelle & Paul Dumas. Jacob is ADORABLE and can definately date Addy or Lilly when Dad says it's okay to date, so that is looking like it will be around 2028. Welcome to the World Jacob!
As for a Lilly & Addy update, we had their 4 week check-up and everyone is healthy and gaining weight. Lilly, who was born 4 lbs. 15 is now 7 lbs 2 oz and Addy, who was born 4 lbs. 4 oz is now 6 lbs 8 oz. The doctor was very pleased with their progress!
9. You leave the house without realizing that you have baby throw-up or even baby poop on your clothes.
8. When buying things for yourself you translate the cost into how many diapers or formula that money could buy.
7. You take an average of 10 pictures a day and your convinced people want to see that many pictures of your sleeping babies.
6. You'll occasionally call a friend in the middle of the day, knowing they are at work, so you can hear their voice-mail and talk to a grown-up.
5. You've never been more excited about season premiere month (and TiVo for that matter).
4a. You will be amazed at how excited you get about a burp after a big bottle or a B.M. (4b. You use the acronym BM for bowel movement).
3. You forget how you filled your days before your babies were born.
2. A walk around the neighborhood, a trip to the doctor, a lap around Target--all milestones.
1. You carry around a brag book of pictures, not only because you have beautiful babies, but in case someone asks you when you are due.
Monday, September 10, 2007
So, the girls had their pictures professionally taken by Kate at This Little Light Photography. She put them up on her blog at http://littlelightphoto.wordpress.com/2007/09/09/double-trouble/