Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This is the newest version of tummy time for us. If they are propped up high enough they like it. Blake is such a mover he doesn't last very long in the upright position. He ends up going lower and lower until he is laying with his face pretty much mashed into the lower pillow. Needless to say I do not leave him unattended in this position.
They still love to watch TV part of the day.
Blake making a funny face and Madison checking him out.
Both looking over at me.
They love their mommy!
Here is Blake, my super cutie!!! See how cute cloth diapers can be? We saw Bum Genius 3.0's at Target tonight! Way cool! I used to have my mind closed off to cloth diapers, but I am so glad Molly gave me the information and showed excitement about cloth diapering her son. We wouldn't be saving so much money if she hadn't.
Blake fell over.
The babies sucking on their fingers as usual. Madison is wearing a dress that pretty much doesn't stay down at all but is so cute.
Both babies smiling at the same time again. Right on. I guess it is going to be a common experience from here on out.
Even smiling she put her hands back into her mouth.
My sweet boy.
Here is Blake sitting up! lol I set the timer on the camera. Held him up until it was about to go off and let go. This was the third attempt. He stayed up about 5 seconds before falling over.
Madison got it on the first shot. She fell backward as you can probably tell.
Cutie Blake. Madison in the background trying to sit up straighter.
Blake grabbing onto Mady
Posted by Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions at 7:04 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Madison showing off her new earrings.
A closer look at her with the cute flower earrings.
Posted by Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions at 11:01 PM
Blake slept eleven and a half hours last night. Madison slept 9 hours uninterrupted. Whoa. That means I actually slept for 8 hours on the nose!!! Yippee. It is the first time since Guy took a feeding a couple of months ago. We came close on our trip to Utah, but this was my first official night. And you know what? I've been really tired all day.... lol
Her in the Bumbo. She likes it and Blake hates it. I guess it's a good thing we only have one.
Posted by Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions at 7:07 PM
Mady is in my arms so this post may not be as long as it should be.
We completely ran out of Madison's formula. Today was the first day we could go down to the local WIC office to get some more checks for them. Boy does it have to always be a long and aggravating line at a government agency. All we needed were some new checks printed out to increase how much formula we get a month. I signed in at 10:08 am. At 10:45 Guy went in to see what is taking so long. The lady told him they were working on getting all of the checks printed right then. At 11:10 he made me go ask them again. I asked it he should go run an errand or will it be soon so it wouldn't seem like we were bugging them. She told me she was just about to call me in. I went back to the waiting room. Yep, and waited. They called me in at 11:45. Sheesh. And the bigger sheesh is what we noticed a lady giving her child. The baby's bottle was clear and the milk inside was PINK. There's only one thing we could figure would make an infants milk turn that color. Strawberry Quick or syrup! It's amazing what people will give a child. That baby could not have been more then 2 months old.
Today I found myself doing something that previously would not have crossed my mind. By previously I am talking about pre twin life. It would also seem to me that there aren't many people who do it either based on the extreme helpful nature of the grocery store clerk on the phone. Madison's formula is not a widely used formula due to it's high cost (Enfamil's Nutramigen). After looking up the number on the internet I called the closest grocery store to see if they have her formula in the right kind and quantity in stock. The poor fellow literally ran out into the stores baby isle 5 times on the phone (his fault for not writing the info down to begin with) and then agreed to pull the 11 cans from the shelves for me. Nice. Now it is all ready and waiting for me when Blake wakes up. Their naps got pretty messed up today with our journey to government waitville.
Great. Madison just wet out of her diaper on my leg. Be back later....
Posted by Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions at 6:54 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
This is where I left them to run and make their bottles. Blake was in a big melt down and had just calmed down so I snuck out! This shot was before they noticed me but after Blake stopped looking at Madison.
Madison is smiling soooo much more now. She also seems to be used to that expensive stinky formula so no more switching for us! She chucks up the most when pressure is applied to her chest/belly ((like when moving her or picking her up) and in the evenings. As noted in the photo below I am starting to let them have some time without a bib. O Happy Day!!!
Blake calm, but still really wanting to eat. Both babies seriously love their teddy bears. They hug them almost the whole time they are asleep.
Here it is!!!! Smiling at the same time for a photo!!!! Wooo Hooo!!!! They smile at the same time often but it's the first time for a photo.
Two shots with two smiles. It's a twin thing. They have to do it in pairs.
Just an adorable smile from Mady and Blake stiffening up his body in preparation for the final meltdown. He got his bottle prior the the final meltdown.
This was actually the second shot and just put in to show how Madison watches Blake a lot now.
My three cuties!!!!
We are also working on putting video on here. There are several segments taken, but the video editing hasn't been learned yet. Hopefully tomorrow.
Posted by Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions at 9:08 PM
Friday, August 22, 2008
What is it about naked babies? Love, love, LOVE them! lol
The first four photos were taken when Denise & her adorable daughter came over to help with the babies. They gave them a bath they desperately needed.
Identical faces! From the big people and the babies. Guess who is related...
Heather's daughters. She came over on the fly to help after learning I still could not lift the babies for up to a week longer. Not many people will drop everything to come over like that. The babies loved the girls. The girls loved Moose! Especially Cloe (that spelling doesn't look right).
Don't the babies look all grown up in their exersaucers?!?!? Madison moves her hands daintily at objects but doesn't have much accuracy. Blake flails his hands about and hits exactly what he's aiming for. Neither of them have learned to grab items and keep them intentionally though. Both love to grab blankets and their teddy bears when going to sleep. They also both 'massage' us when we hold them with the hand on our chest or around our waist depending on how they are being held.
Madison (I keep thinking everyone should be able to tell the difference between them. People still think they look alike though)
Naked babies again. I can't resist! Madison in the foreground. Kathy got me out walking when she was over to help. We had a great time, but thought we were going to have heat stroke with the heat and extreme humidity. The babies were cooling off and getting 'air' time. I give them air time to help keep them healthy around the privates.
Madison chewing on her whole fist as normal. Really she licks her fingers and fist most of the time. Occasionally she will poke herself with an extended finger on her gums or roof of the mouth. Then she looks all offended for a moment before going back to licking or chewing away.
Madison from above.
A pretty picture over Fiji!
Posted by Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions at 11:46 AM