Thursday, September 27, 2007

This Week in Pictures...

My folks are in Canada and I thought they might be going through withdraw away from girls, so I thought I'd update. Here they are...Addy is at the top apparently on her first date with Jacob Dumas (neither dad approved of her flirting), then we have Lilly in her J.Lo outfit sent by Aunt Cat (she is doing her best to hide from the paparazzi), then both girls enjoying their new boppy pillows. Check out the baby blues!

Monday, September 24, 2007

6 weeks old!

Time flies when you are having fun, right? The girls are 6 weeks old and just when you thought they couldn't get any cuter!? We celebrated mom's birthday last week--I turned 28. Honestly, I said I should have babies more often because the presents seemed to have gotten better. Maybe it was just everyone was more in tune with what my new mom status desired. I got a gift certificate to our professional photographer from my sister to use for buying pictures of the girls. I got a massage gift certificate from my in-laws, a video camera from my husband and among other things, my parents got me something invaluable--5 straight hours of sleep and a night out with Jeremy! Oh yea, and my brother got me new pj's for all the sleeping I did! It was a fabulous birthday and I'm glad I got to spend it with Addy & Lilly. They really weren't scheduled to be born until last Friday, so we've passed their official due date now. And, as promised to my hubby, we made the switch and started them sleeping out of our room and into their cribs in the nursery (big milestone).

Addy has been battling some reflux issues, so we have been to the pediatrician recently, but she seems to be doing much better now. Here is a picture in the last preemie outfits that still fit them (yea)!....Lilly is the one pitching a fit (either she doesn't like tomatos, red isn't her color or she isn't into the hat).

Friday, September 14, 2007

First Boyfriend Arrives/Top 10 Signs You Are A New Mom....

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!

Okay, so I've had David Letterman on my mind recently as he's been all over the Indiana & Ball State news recently since BSU named a building after I thought I'd put together my own top ten list...

Top 10 Signs You Are A New Mom

10. Five o'clock rolls around and you realize you haven't had anything to eat all day.

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

Photo Fun--4 weeks old!

So, the girls had their pictures professionally taken by Kate at This Little Light Photography. She put them up on her blog at

She did an amazing job capturing their personalities and I'd recommend her for any babies or weddings out there! Here are some of my favorites!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

NFL Kick-off

It's never too early to begin to teach the girls that Indiana living means you love sports. Here they are as they prepare for NFL Kick-off--GO COLTS! Lilly obviously takes after her mom and is slightly sleepy until the excitement begins, while Addy is like Dad and has been ready most of the day.

We've had lots of firsts lately--first walk in the stroller, first bath in the bathtub, first professional pictures taken (to be posted soon), even the first trip to Target. Now it is time for our first football game--if only dad will let us stay up past 9 p.m.???