Sunday, May 31, 2009

This is how we feed ourselves

Davis feeding himself
Henley and her bottle
Henley passed out
I think having twins makes you even more resourceful than having one baby. We've found keeping twins on the same schedule is key to keeping sanity. So, in order to be on the same scheudule, we have to feed them at the same time...the twins "feed themselves" sometimes. I just prop up the bottle with the blanket and they do really well like this! Believe it or not!
The babies are going on 6 weeks this week. I have to admit, I'm getting a little stir crazy in the house. We've tried to go on a few outings though. We had a very successful trip to Nonni's house last weekend, but lunch with Emily at the store did not go so well. Maybe they just need to be a little older? I'm not sure, any suggestions on how to get out of the house with twins are welcomed! We're going to try and get to the park this week with Carlie -- wish us luck!

Friday, May 22, 2009

1 month old

Family photo with Ally
Davis -- 1 month old
Henley -- 1 month old
The perfect pair
The past few weeks have been extremely tough with Ally and I have been rather lax on the blog (not that I'm ever that good with keeping up). But, we also missed a major milestone -- 1 month birthday for the twins! I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I gave birth to these little monsters. They have grown so much -- about 2 lbs each so far. I don't have official weights, but it's around 2 lbs. They both have started to track objects with their eyes and it's so neat to see them developing.
Not only are they developing physically, but their little personalities are coming out too...Henley is Miss Independent, she only cries when she needs something and once she gets it, she's good to go. Davis is another story...he's a little more "sensitive" we'll say. We're still trying to "please" him at every hour of the day -- hopefully we'll figure it out soon. For the most part though, they are good babies and I'm enjoying just being with them.
Happy Birthday to you!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Girl

Today is an incredibly sad day for us...we lost Ally. Everybody who knows us, knows how devastating this day is for both Billy and me. Our house will be very empty without her and life will just not be the same.
The past couple of weeks have been hard to watch as she has deteriorated, but at the same time, her condition makes it a little easier to let her go today. We can definitely say, it's time. She's ready to go. What a fighter she was -- she beat cancer once before 5 yrs ago and call me crazy, but this time she held on for us to get through our struggle with infertility. I think she knew she couldn't leave us without seeing us to the next phase of our lives and she did -- thank you Al!
We're trying to focus on all the things we loved about our girl..
Some things we'll miss....
She loved to play keep away, maybe the only Golden in history that hated the water, her "freakouts" in the yard, her saying "hello" or "good morning" when you walked in the door or got out of bed, watching her get the squeakers out of toys (it was her goal in life) and once she got it, she was done, her riding in the backseat with her head out the window, her "hairtoes," she gave the BEST hugs, I'll miss seeing she and Billy play on the floor every night -- Oh how she loved him!, seeing her sleep with her paw across her face -- it was precious..
I think most of all, we'll just miss her sweet always looked like the day we got her.
She was our precious girl....
~ Long may you run~

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Days gone by...

Sweet little boy
She's a pacifier baby for sure!
Davis (left) Henley (right)
On Our Way to the Doctor
I've been so bad about posting, but I'm a little busy these days! It is so much fun though and I'm loving every minute. We had our first Dr. appt on Monday and both babies have gained 1 pound! We were thrilled, but at the same time, I've noticed their little hands are bigger and it makes me so sad. They are already growing up! I'm trying to enjoy each and every minute of this time -- for one, I'm off of work and have time to enjoy and also, it is such a special time in their life. I'm so thankful I get to spend my days with them right now.
A special thank you to everyone that has been by and brought food. It has been a lifesaver! I've loved seeing everyone meet the twins too, it just never gets old (at least not yet). Thanks again everyone!