Saturday, August 29, 2009

Oh how things have changed

When we were in the hospital, the pediatrician and all the nurses would be sure to stop by the room and tell us what a "hand-full" Henley was going to be. Also, they told us how "laid-back" Davis was. The Dr, whom I LOVED (just about the only thing I loved from UAB), was saying how you will be so surprised to learn babies pretty much keep their personalities, even from the first few days of life. Well, we were confused because when we got home, and in the first few weeks, Henley cried only when she needed something. Davis on the other hand had colic and screamed for hours at night, not the "laid-back" baby we were expecting. Well, now they have completely switched back and the pediatrician was right! Henley is the most dramatic thing...if her foot is even moved the wrong way, it seems like the end of the world may be near. Davis on the other hand takes everything in stride, not letting too much bother him.
This week we have battled our first fever/virus. Thursday night, Henley was up in the middle of the night with 102.5 temp and I was certain it was the Swine flu, but the next morning I checked both of them and they both were around 99. The Dr. said it was just a virus and they seem to be feeling better now.
I have some "action" shots this week. The babies have started to like being out of their chairs more.
Henley driving her spaceship...

The bouncy seat in the doorway has just been introduced, so we're still getting used to it. I'm sure it will be a big hit in the future.

Henley wants SO badly to be able to put her pacifier back in her mouth herself, so all she does is constantly takes it out of her mouth so she can "try" and put it back in. Well, it usually ends up in a crying fit and we have to go and stick it back in for her. It is a PROBLEM, so the other night we just took it away completely -- well, as you see above, she managed to find something else. I think we'll probably have a thumb sucker on our hands. I can't blame her though, I sucked my thumb until I was entirely too old to suck a thumb. Enjoy it Henley...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Too cool for school

Mom came for an impromptu visit today. It was great -- we had lunch, did a little shopping, and Mom got some linen material to start Gus's christening dress. She also brought the twins gifts from their favorite "great" aunt Mitchell. Now they are all ready to face some UV rays. How funny is this?

Henley, of course, was more concerned with her pacifier staying in her mouth than the fact that she had glasses strapped to her face.
We just love them....thanks Mitchell! That was a great find.....

Friday, August 21, 2009


Well, school has officially begun, for me and now, for the babies too! They started daycare this past Monday and all has gone well so far. Their teachers LOVE them. Billy said they showed up the first day and everyone knew exactly who they were. I think they are a little famous b/c they're twins and the daycare is really small.
We also had a Dr appt on Tuesday. Everything looked great and they got their 4 mo. shots. I did ask the Dr. about Davis's head and he was not concerned at all. He said it would correct itself when he started sitting up more and spending more time on his stomach. I hope he's right! If anyone out there has had experience with this, please feel free to share.
Other than that, the babies are just adorable. They look absolutely NOTHING alike. I think they'll probably have a hard time convincing people they're twins.
I'm doing really well working and having a family at home. I think I even am better now that I'm getting out of the house AND not spending so much money. It seems like that's all I do during the summer is find some reason to go somewhere and buy something! So for now, I'm enjoying working -- I'm my tune will change come February when I'm about to pull my hair out.
Here are some pictures of their baths before the big 1st day of school. I promise they weren't upset b/c they had to go the next day. They seem to get really upset after the bath -- I guessing because they know it's bottle time. I thought the pictures were too cute not to share.

All dressed up for the first day of school. Don't they look nervous? I know they wear these outfits a lot, but I thought they were sooooo "first day of school" outfits AND they are about to outgrow them, so here they are AGAIN.
Davis's sweet little cry when he's hungry after bath. And below, Henley's not so subtle cry of a little girl needing to eat! Her picture right after she was born looks just like this. Go look back in April and see!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cap Juluca

Well, we are back! The wedding was sooooo "Emily," over the top in every way. I had feathers and glitter and beads all over me, but it was perfect. Emily was beautiful as always and it was a sweet ceremony. We had so much fun with friends and family the whole weekend. Not to mention the place was AMAZING. We went snorkeling one day and came up on this little island in the middle of the ocean with one building -- it looked just like the Corona commercial. It lived up to the hype for sure.
Chris won cutest bridesmaid!
The ceremony looked the last episode of the bachelor or something...I think Emily got the final rose.
This was the view out of our little villa. NUTS
Billy won the prize for having the best time Thursday night!

Other than that, it's back to reality for me. I started school this week. The kids came on Wednesday and they were so nervous and excited. I love the first few days of school b/c the kids are so quiet. They started coming out of their shell a bit on Friday. So far though, it looks like I have a good class. Keep your fingers crossed!

We missed our babies so much while we were gone. Some milestones to report -- we separated them into their own cribs and they now sleep with no swaddle! I did move them to sleep sacks at night, but during the day, they just have a blanket. We go to the doctor this week and he will probably suggest some cereal during the day and maybe a fruit. We also are a bit concerned about Davis's is a little misshapen. Apparently 56% of all twins experience this, supposedly from being "squished" in the womb. So, there could possibly be a helmet in his future. We'll keep you posted. Personally I think he would be the cutest thing ever with a helmet, but we're hoping not to have to go that direction!

Lastly, kudos to Billy this week, he has been Mr. Mom while I have gone back to school. The babies' daycare doesn't start until Monday and we had noone to keep them last week, so Billy worked it out to do it himself. He did an AMAZING job and the babies had so much fun being with him. I know he is certainly glad daycare starts this week though!
Stay tuned....more pics of the babies coming soon.......

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We are family

We made it to church again on Sunday and it is getting easier with each attempt! Afterwards we decided to treat ourselves to lunch b/c I feel like I don't get out much anymore. Well, I had a sort of revelation at the restaurant. As we walked in, the hostesses greeted us and asked if we needed a table for four. Four? what! It hit me like a ton of bricks...I said yes. As they seated thefour of us, I looked around the table for the very first time and thought, huh...we are a family. A family of four.
These are some pictures before we left for church. Henley wore a Feltman Bros. yellow dress that belonged to me back in the day. They were both precious!

By the way, I have completely fallen in love with these babies. All they say is true and I'm starting to see it. I just want to eat them!
Billy and I leave for Cap Juluca tomorrow. It's going to be hard to be away for 5 days, but knowing the babies are with the best care known (both sets of grandparents), it's easier to leave. We need this much deserved vacation and I'm excited to see Emily get married as well. I'm sure it will live up to all her "fabulousness." Go ahead and be jealous ...this time tomorrow, we'll be in paradise. Cheers to that!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Mornings are just the best around here and I'm going to miss them when I go back to school. The babies wake up in the best moods, laughing and cooing. I introduced their "lovies" to them. Davis has an owl and Henley has a poodle. They seem to really like them.

We are currently transitioning from swaddles to sleep sacks -- trying to break them of the swaddle habit. It has been a wonderful gift so far, but it has to go sometime. Davis consistently works himself out of the swaddle most every night, so I figure it's about time to break them of it. We are starting with naps during the day in the sleep sack. I think we'll try that for a week and then maybe try it at night. Yikes! It scares me to even think about, but I've heard it's not that bad. Wish us luck!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cousins, cousins everywhere

We had the opportunity to have a sleep over with the cousins last weekend. I thought we better see each other now before school and chaos begins. With 5 kids under the age of 5, it is chaos in itself, but also so much fun. Here are a few shots of my precious boys...Jay, Wil and Gus.

It's not the best picture of Gus, I know...I'll get one next time.