Tuesday, August 21, 2012

8 weeks Old

On Saturday the twins will be 2 months old.   I have noticed a change in them from 7 to 8 weeks.   I see more personality emerging.   At 6 weeks they started smiling.  Mandy gives tons of smiles while Emily you have to work a little harder to get them. 
Bed Time

Both girls are doing great.   They are pretty even tempered, not to fussy but they do have their days.   They love to sleep and go down to bed and naps no problem.  I lay them down awake and usually they will make a few protests but within min have put themselves to sleep.   
Emily sick and tired of pictures

Eats between 3-4 ounces every 2-3 hours
At night sleeps 6 straight hours before getting up to eat
Starting to make other sounds besides crying...yay!
Weighs 10 lbs, 12 ounces. She is about the 50th percentile for weight.

Eats between 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours
At night the longest she is slept is 4 1/2 hours straight.
Has started to blow rasberries with her spit
Weighs 7 lbs, 4 ounces.  She is not even on the chart yet but is shooting up there.


Today was their 2 month checkup and they did great.   They also got 2 shots which was heartbreaking with all their tears.    It was hard because Emily was screaming bloody murder after her shot but I couldn't comfort her for long as I had to put her down in her car seat to pick up Mandy for her shot.   I hate seeing the look of shock in their eyes when they are poked.   Poor sweet girls.
Mandy and Emily watching cartoons

Both Emily and Mandy are getting flat spots on their heads from laying on their back and favoring one position with their head.  The doctor was not concerned with it, he told me to try to make them change position and showed me some therapy to do with them.  He said the majority of kids heads fix on their own...rarley they need a helmet.
Our mornings

8 weeks old!

They came home with 2 stickers saying they were brave patients which Cassie is now wearing on her dress.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Moved in!!

Last Friday we moved into our new house and I have to say we LOVE it.   We love the house and we love the subdivision.   There are trails thru out the subdivion that we have walked alot of and every one we meet is so friendly.   This will be the house that we watch our kids grow up in and pretty much spend the rest of our lives here.  

Our newly built house!!

Dining Room converted to a play room

Living Room

View from Living Room into Kitchen

Entry Way

My Fav - Kitchen
We are pretty much unpacked.  Now we need to paint and hang pictures, but for the most part we got settled and unpacked in record time.

The girls are doing great.   The twins will be 6 weeks on Monday!   They are pretty good babies, we have had a couple of nights where they are both cranky from 6-10 at night but thats not the norm.   They go to bed around 9/9:30 and get up at midnight and 3 am to feed.  Today we went to Home Depot to order blinds for the whole house and all 3 girls were perfect.   The people working there told us Cassie was very well behaved and the babies were very good babies.   That was a nice compliment!

I am starting to get back into the swing of things.   I had a play date at our house on Thursday.   I got up that morning to feed the babies, ran at 5am, got home and made blueberry muffins and was ready for all of our friends by 10:00.  



My poor body, its not the same after having twins.   Tummy Tuck may be in my future....for real.   Ever heard of Twin Skin...well I think I have it.  Who knows, I had the twins a month ago so we will see what improvment happens as the months go by.  I have to go clothes shopping big time.   My old clothes don't fit me so I am stuck wearing a few maternity clothes I have....I loved wearing maternity clothes but I don't love it when I am NOT pregnant.

Still amazes me to see my 3 children

Addie and Cassie at a play date

Chunky Mandy - she loved food in the womb and so it continues out of the womb

Teeny Tiny Emily

Sassy Cassie