Monday, September 28, 2009

A trip to the farm

Well, on Saturday we had an impromptu visit to Gadsden. Billy left for the Alabama game that morning and I just was not comfortable having the twins all day by myself, so we loaded up and went to the farm. Mom and Dad were a big help and I also got a visit in with Meme. We watched the twins and the game. The best part about the farm is waking up to see the sunrise over the horses. It is idyllic to say the least! Since I am already up for sunrise with babies, it was a much needed, peaceful beginning to my Sunday. I also got to try out a different setting, without the flash, on my camera. I thought I did pretty good.
Meme got to come over and eat dinner with us and visit. It was great to see her and she was actually a big help with Henley. She got her to fall asleep in her arms. It thrilled me to see her with the babies and I think it made her pretty happy as well.

Here is Miss Henley in one of her favorite places on earth....the bathtub. She can be in a raging fit and if you put her in the bath it all comes to a screeching halt. The girl will soak in a tub.
Davis is about the same -- loves his bath time. We are working on the "pizza face" -- I have been coating his face with Vaseline at night and poof, pizza face is gone in the morning.

They are both such dolls in the morning....laughing and talking. We have the best time. Nighttime is a different story, but we'll just focus on the mornings today. Davis was still battling pizza face but his smile says it all.
Henley's evil smirk looks like she's up to something.... How cute are they? Ugh, they just kill me.
I feel like they are really becoming little people, developing such personalities. I love them both so much and for different reasons. They have started to notice each other as well. Davis is enamored with Henley, and Henley has her moments where she notices him. I think it's going to be so neat to see them grow and change with each other. They both add so much to our lives in such different ways. Some friends (close ones) have asked if I have a favorite....of course I do! They both are my favorite. I could never explain how I love them equally but so differently. I appreciate their little differences, the only downfall is I don't get to focus solely on them very often because there is always another baby that needs me. It's the only bad side of having twins. I hate I'm missing anything, but I think our experience will be richer with the two of them together....after all, it's all in plan I suppose.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

5 months!

Happy Birthday to you! The twins celebrated their 5 month birthday on Monday the 21st. I can't BELIEVE it's been 5 whole months since these little ones entered our lives. Wow, how time flies. I'm enjoying this time so much right now. The babies are getting too cute and I find myself with headaches b/c I'm constantly clinching my jaw and telling them how CUTE they are! It's definitely getting harder to leave and go to work in the mornings.
I'm really going to make an effort and work on my picture-taking. I'm just not the kind of person who sees a situation and thinks "wow, this would make a great picture!" Granted, I do have a job and twins to take care of, so it's a little of an excuse, but not really. Each day, each week is getting easier to get out of the house with the babies and we need to document these occasions.
So, I just had to share this latest picture of Miss Henley -- she is getting so cute, it's ridiculous! This was early morning, I'm sure.
Davis has recently contracted "pizza face" as Billy and I call it. Little red bumps all over his face -- I'm afraid it's from teething! Yes, teething. Say it ain't so, I can't believe these babies are about to have teeth. They just got here for crying out loud! Time is flying....
The culprit of "pizza face" is the chewing on his hand...

Sweet little babies ready for bed...
Then Davis had to say something to upset her...typical boy.
Don't believe him Henley, you do not look fat in pink, I promise!

Well, football season is upon us and that means Billy Gant is in T-town on Saturdays. I'm at home keeping babies, but all is well in the world. So far, our "tag-team" parenting schedule is working out quite nicely. I would love for Alabama to have an away game soon, so I could see my husband on the weekends, but I'm sure it's coming soon. Rolllllll Tide!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Since Henley was born she has kicked her legs back. The nurse in the hospital called it c-section hips. Well, she still loves to kick those hips back. Her latest trick is chewing on her foot. It's pretty funny, but we haven't been able to get it on camera yet. Here she is kicking those hips back though!
I love seeing everyone's black and white pics on the blogs, so I decided to turn some of ours black and white. How pretty does Davis look? I take that back, how handsome does he look? They were dressed for school in their polos. He looks so grown up.
Here they are awaiting school in the morning. Henley is smaller than Davis but she looks much smaller in this picture. I think its just the way they were positioned.

Some milestones to report -- over the past couple of weeks, they have really changed. I feel like they are changing so fast. They are grabbing for my face and for toys. Both of them can pull the toys off of the chair and they LOVE to do it. Henley is getting more hair and it's getting longer. I think Davis is too, but his is definitely less noticeable. Mornings are still our best time -- they love to sing and talk in the mornings. It's one of my favorite times.
Henley's favorite book is 5 little Monkeys and Davis's is Brown Bear, Brown Bear...they just light up when I start reading. Hopefully it will translate into a love of reading? However, they are both obsessed with Baby Einstein as well. Sometimes it's the only thing that works...especially when "melt-down" comes at night. Our routine usually is Baby Einstein, walk, bath, bottle and bed. Hey -- whatever works!
We had our first sickness and survived. The babies caught a stomach bug and were sick for about a week and 1/2. It was REALLY hard, waking up 8 and 9 times a night to either change a diaper or comfort or feed. Glad that is over for now. Swine Flu stay AWAY!