Thursday, December 29, 2011

Some Randoms

Here are a few random pictures I wanted to share:

Sleepy girl!

Uh, guys! This hat's a little big!

Not so much liking this new hat!

This was before their first trip to church!

Awww...holding hands!

I love this one of Great Grandma Betty talking to them!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Ornaments and Stockings

We got some adorable ornaments for the twins and for us this year!

Jeremy's mom and dad got us some from Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. I've never been to this place but I think it would be pretty fantastic!

I also got some from a kiosk at Jordan Creek.

I ordered stockings from Personal Creations. I didn't ever get a good picture of them hanging up but this is gives you the idea.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twin Update

The babies are both doing well!


Ainsley is starting to smile! I love it. It is usually after she eats and when I put her down she will look around and coo and smile. Of course I can't catch a picture of it but take my word, it's adorable! Her last weight check was this past Monday when the home health nurse came and she was 8lbs 12.25oz. She only gained 2oz since her previous weight check one week earlier. However, they had their two month shots in between and did NOT eat well for a couple days. Their next weight check is this Thursday so we are hoping for a good gain! At their two month appointment we asked about her belly button because it sticks out A LOT! The pediatrician said she does have an umbilical hernia but it's nothing to worry about at this point. Apparently it is somewhat common and usually resolves on its own.


Ben is staring to smile a little too though he is our worrier. He usually has a wrinkled forehead and seems quite worried about what is going on. He is starting to become a little more laid back though. Last night he actually had his bath without crying! We can change his diaper without him screaming now too - winning! At the last weight check he was 8lbs 13oz. He is really starting to eat very well! His reflux is starting to improve with the Zantac which is great and means he doesn't scream bloody murder when we feed him - also winning! We went to an appointment at the Developmental Clinic for Ben last week and he looked good but the doctor thought he might have torticollis which basically means he turns his head one way more than the other. The pediatrician wasn't concerned with it though since his range of motion was fine. We have an evaluation with the physical therapist in a couple weeks though to make sure.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mommy Confessions

This is a post about what I've been thinking. I called them confessions because the aren't what the perfect mommy would think. Is there really ever a perfect mommy though? Do you have any mommy confessions to make me feel better?

1. Having a baby (or two) does majorly crazy things to ones body. I realize I need to be patient but I would REALLY like to fit into some jeans. Any jeans. Also, acne, stretch marks, and hair falling out.

2. Sometimes I don't change to babies' outfits if they only spit up a little.

3. I am sort of tired of pumping. I can't actually breastfeed the babies because their milk has to be fortified for extra calories. So I have to pump and feed and it takes There is major "mommy guilt" about this. It is such an internal battle. I want to keep pumping for them, my goal is six months to get through cold and flu season. But I can't go anywhere. I can't sleep on my side because I get a plugged duct, EVERY time. On the other hand, formula is SO expensive! I need to just suck it up and stick to it until April. Where's my mom? She is great at telling me to suck it up.

4. I realize it is awful but I'm a little excited about going back to work. I am looking forward to seeing all my coworkers and favorite patients. I also think it will be good for the babies to be around other children and the daycare providers.

5. I went to the grocery store yesterday. With BOTH babies. By myself. Terrifying but went great.

That's all for now. Here are the two that make it all worth it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two Months

Ainsley and Benson are two months old today!


You weighed 7lbs 15oz last Monday. You are still wearing newborn clothes and they fit quite well. We are trying to get good use out of all your cute newborn outfits before they don't fit anymore! You are still wearing newborn diapers which we are almost out of. As soon as they are gone we'll start using size 1 diapers. You are eating 100ml every three hours during the day. You go to bed at 9:30pm and usually sleep until about 4am though last night you AND your brother slept until 5am! You are looking at people more and you like to look at your mobile. You also like to listen to us read books and yesterday Grandma Barb read you and your brother The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Mom and Dad love you SO much!


You weighed 7lbs 15.25oz last Monday. You are still wearing your newborn clothes but some have gotten too short or too small for your big feet! You are still wearing newborn diapers which we are almost out of. As soon as they are gone we'll start using size 1 diapers. You are eating 100ml every three hours during the day. You go to bed at 9:30pm and usually sleep until about 3am to 4am though last night you AND your sister slept until 5am! You usually wake up first. You love to be held and you LOVE your pacifier. You are holding your head up quite a bit and love to sit up and look around.

Mom and Dad love you SO much!

Happy Two Month Birthday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I cannot get enough!

I cannot get enough of these two!

I can't believe they are are 8 weeks old already! LOVE!