Friday, September 28, 2007

Prayers Please

Through our local twins club I met a woman who was interested in cloth diapering. We will call her Liz. She and I have become friends. She is pregnant with twin girls.

At around 17 1/2 weeks baby A's sac ruptured. The doctors said there was nothing they could do until after 24 weeks. Liz was put on strict bed rest.

She will be 22 weeks tomorrow. Each week she goes in for an ultrasound. Baby A still has no amniotic fluid. Yet, she survivies. Aparently she keeps making fluid, but it leaks out. Both babies continue to grow. Both have strong heartbeats.

As you know, I was on strict bed rest for the last part of my prenancy. It is SOOOOoooo Hard!!! It is the hardest thing I have ever done. Liz has been on bed rest for over a month. I am so very proud of her! She is doing a wonderful job, baking those babies!

Anyway, please please keep Liz, her husband D, and their twin girls (nicknamed, the "aliens") in your thoughts and prayers. Every little bit helps!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

News from the Wonder Twins

I apologize for not keeping up on posting. The Wonder Twins have bad colds. They both sport runny noses and glazed over eyes. I feel so bad for them. I have been letting them eat and sleep whenever they feel like it. I know that is what I would want to do if I were sick.

The big news of the hour... Duh duh duh DUHHHHhh... On Saturday I felt Little Frog's 1st tooth coming in!!!!!!!! She had been fussy for a few days. I let her drink out of my glass of water. When she did I noticed a red dot on her gums. I rubbed it a few times throughout the day. That evening I felt a little sharp edge.

To my total surprise... today I was giving her a bath. I looked at her lower gums to check out her new tooth coming up. I saw, not one tooth, but TWO coming in!!!!! Good gracious this is all happening fast!

I am excited, but sad. This is a huge milestone... but she will never give me that "gummy grin" again. I can't wait to see her grin with a couple of teeth though!

Friday, September 21, 2007

DINNER!!!!!

I love making food for the Wonder Twins. It is so much easier than people think it is. It is certainly less expensive! I bought an organic sweet potato for under $2. I made as much food as I would have gotten out of 8 baby food jars.

The best part is... I know what my children are eating. There is no extra sodium... no sugars... no unknown preservatives.

It makes me feel better... and best of all... they LOVE IT!!!!



Thursday, September 20, 2007

Halloween Treats

I know Halloween is a month away. However, with cute little outfits you have to wear them as much as you can. So... we are starting today.




Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ha Ha Ha... Funny Mommy!

The Wonder Twins were looking cute today. Froggy has her hair in "fraggle style" pig tails and Monkey Boy is his usual smiley self. SOOOoooooo... I thought, "What a great opportunity to get pictures of both of them!!!!! LOL I don't know what I was thinking!

Monkey has a fascination with Frogs socks. Frog just keeps throwing a fit. Eventually, I gave up and put them down for naps. Maybe I will try again another day.












Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Such a beautiful baby!!!!!!

"Hey! I know you!"



"WHOA!!!!!!"



"Seriously???!!!!"


"Look, my first time sitting without help!"


"What did you say?"


"Hey! I know I'm cute with my little pig tails!"


"This is Mommy's favorite picture. I can't help being so adorable!"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How in the H-E- Double Hockey sticks, did she do that?!!!!

So, yesterday Ms K, Monkey Boy, Little Frog, and I were all playing on the floor. Frog was whining. So, I went to put her in bed.

When I got back into the living room, there was a poopy diaper on the floor. I could not figure out where it came from. Did Ms. K get it out of the trash? Had I changed her earlier and somehow forgotten to throw the diaper away? Had Big Dog or Puppy gotten it out of the trash? It was a mystery.

I threw it away and we played some more until Monkey and Ms K got sleepy. I picked Ms K up and realized, her diaper was missing!!!!!! The crazy thing was, she was wearing a one piece romper that had pants! How she got her diaper off and down her pant leg was the real conundrum!

My only guess is that when crawling and toddling around it had undone on one side. With all the movement it just slid down her leg.

I guess we will never truly know.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Then and Now

It seems like we just brought the Wonder Twins home yesterday. They were so very tiny. You could hold them in your hands. They didn't even fit the preemie clothes we had.


Now time has passed. They have learned how to smile, roll, giggle, etc. I amazed with each new thing they learn.

Monkey Boy likes to hold his own bottle. He only needs me to prop it back up every once in awhile.


Little Frog is discovering books. She loves this little album with pictures of Monkey Boy, herself, Puppy, Mommy and Daddy.


I am so very very grateful, especially to my husband, that I can stay home with them. I don't want to miss anything!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Cute tush

One day Monkey Boy may fuss at me for putting up this picture. But, it is just so darn cute! I can't help myself. He just has the cutest little tushie!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Stranger Anxiety

Today we went to visit my husband at work. It was the first time his co-workers had seen the Wonder Twins since they were 2 months old. Monkey Boy was sleeping when we went in. He woke to find a bunch of women looking at him. He immediately started crying. We let a friend hold Little Frog... She started crying too! The only thing that kept them calm was if Mommy or Daddy was holding them. They have never been like this before. Most of the time they are happy go lucky and will let just about anyone hold them.

So, I guess the stranger anxiety has begun!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Got the Giggles!

Sometimes the babies get into a laughing fit. Here is Monkey Boy cracking up. I can't help but laugh when I watch it!

video

Monday, September 03, 2007

Who is that Baby in the mirror?

My mom said I use to love to look at myself in the mirror while bouncing. So, we put up a mirror next to ours. Bree will jump for awhile, then check out the baby in the mirror... jump... check... etc. She LOVES that jumperoo!!!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Tips for Moms or Dads

Periodically, I will try to post some tips I have figured out. They may not work for everyone, but it works for me.

Tip #1

Babies often fall asleep in the car. If it is soon to be nap time, and I am headed somewhere, I go ahead and leave early. I let them sleep in the car so they get more of a nap. I check out books on CD. So, if I am driving to get them to fall asleep, or I am at my destination but don't want to disturb them, I enjoy a good book. I am currently listening to "Other People's Children". I am often sitting in my drive way, returned from some outing, listening to a story while the Wonder Twins sleep.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Little Tar Heels

My husband is a major Carolina fan... That makes me one by marriage... That makes my children ones by birth. So, here are our Little Tar Heels!