Monday, August 25, 2014

Torture.....forget waterboarding, bring in my girls!

I am ready for this phase to be over.   Crying, whining, screaming.   It is a test of patience!!! did make me laugh to see this picture.   This is true Emily form and Mandy in back is always crying about something.   Drives us batty.   It can be torture to constantly here crying/whining all day.   At least I can laugh at this picture.  

Hiking with the family

The other weekend we took everyone to a park to hike.   We knew there was a concrete path somewhere....just had to find it.  We started on a rocky path....that got more hilly and rougher the further we went.   It was rough going.  We never found the concrete path so turned around.  Mandy and Emily were walking and we didn't want to get to deep with them.   I did end up carrying Emily a lot. 

  We are getting bravier and bravier taking everyone out.  It helps tremendously that the Mandy and Emily are older and getting more independent.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Temper Tantrums

Miss Emily gets an Emmy Award for the temper tantrums.   Holy Smokes girl.   It happens a lot.   She screams, she collapses on the floor, she grabs at me and screams instead of using her words.   She is the child that will give us gray least right now.  Hopefully she will grow out of it?   She is a very strong willed, stubborn little girl.  I wanted to post this so I never forget this about her.....

5 Months Old

My boy!  Another month older!!    Still sweet, mellow and always so happy.

Started him on baby food and as of 2 days ago he has actually started to swallow the stuff instead of pushing it out.  He has finished stage 1 tubs in a single feeding already.

He has mastered rolling from back to tummy...does it all the time which means he does it in his crib.  I find him sleeping on his tummy which of course makes me freak out and make sure he is breathing.  It also makes him get stuck at night so I have to help him out.  

Sleeps great!   Up once at night to eat. 

Nothing much else to say about this sweetie. Love him!!

Getting our Life Back

I know that sounds bad.   I know after having gone through infertility that sounds bad.  But having multiples was HARD.   We pretty much didn't go anywhere, do our "normal" things for close to 2 years after having them.   We used to go up North all the time but haven't done that since we would need to bring 2 pack n plays, 2 of this and that etc.... To us it was just so much work to take them places.   They also had a really REALLY whiny stage where they would be wrapped around my legs constantly , where I thought I would loose my mind.      The only  "me" time I felt I had was when I could shower...even then I could hear them crying outside the door while my hubby tried to play with them. was hard.  Harder than I thought it would be.   There were days I felt "trapped".  I missed the things people normally got to do.   Just being honest.
 As of a couple weeks ago we have started doing our "normal" things.   We went to the beach with all the kids.  The girls LOVED it and I loved it!   I told my husband it feels SO GOOD  to do this stuff again.  For it to be easier and fun.  
On our way to the beach

Love watching the play together

Sweet baby boy napping while his sisters play in the lake

We have gone to the zoo a lot this year, we go to a Children's Play Gallery that the girls LOVE...Matt and I can sit and talk and watch them play...its enjoyable!  We went to a family party and the girls didn't cling to me for dear life and cry if any one talked to was fun!  Last weekend we went to a park where they were having a Heritage Festival.  They were shooting cannons and guns which the girls didn't mind at all.  We grilled out hot dogs and played on the playground, the girls even skipped naps and did great.  It was so good for my soul!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Baby Boy is 4 months old

 This sweet boy is 4 months old already....crazy!!    He is the sweetest thing there is.  Love him to pieces.   Such a sweet mellow happy baby.  I couldn't have asked for more. 

I love having a son.  He is eating 6 ounces every 3 1/2 - 4 hours.   He sleeps 10 hours at night and just wakes up one time to eat.   At his Dr Appointment he weighed just shy of 17 pounds.  The doc said he is the size of a 6 month old and is about the 80th percentile.  By far my biggest baby!
Always happy, rarely cries.   He is just awesome.  I would totally have more kids if I could be guaranteed they would be just like him.   I could go on and on about him....

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Twins Turned Two!!!

2 years old!!    Thank God....its gotta get easier soon.  It is getting easier in a way but its still challenging.  Now we are in the crying/whining phase, the terrible twos....times two.   Lord help me.

This picture of Mandy sums up how I feel by the end of the day.

 Mandy is my sweetheart.   She talks so much, is very polite, is just a sweet girl.  She sleeps awesome...I put her to bed and don't hear a peep from her.  Cassie and her are best buddies and she LOVES Baby Alex.
Stats:  28 pounds - 66 percentile

Emily.  Oh Emily.   Cute as a button but SO strong willed.  SUCH  a temper.  She is my biggest challenge and the one child that makes things difficult.   Should have know as she is the baby that gave us problems while in the womb.  When she goes down to bed she will scream, cry and scream some more....sometimes for over 1 hour.   Poor Mandy has to deal with it since the share a room.  
Stats:  23 lbs 6 percentile

 I am seeing glimpse of what life will be like when they get over the terrible twos....and it will be so much fun.   I love having a big family.  When they play together and there is not the constant arguing and crying they are so much fun....other times you can find me banging my head against the wall. ha!

 The girls had a Minnie Boutique Birthday party...hence the Minnie ears.

This past year went way faster than their first year.   That first year was tough.  From 1 to 2 got better and I anticipate 2 to 3 even getting better.   Next summer we plan on starting our up north trips to the cabin and doing all our fun things we did before the twins came.    2 babies/toddlers makes it a lot harder to go out and do normal activities.... and I'm going to say it....getting a life back!!  Looking forward to it!!