Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to do, so little time

The title pretty much sums up everything. I know I've been neglecting the blog...and I apologize. There are so many things I want to write about, but there's just not enough time in the day to do it!

Anyway, the girls got baptized on Sunday. It was so beautiful. Adalyn was shockingly quiet when she was dunked in the water. Alivia, on the other hand, was not all that happy about getting wet!

Don't mind Alivia's crossed eyes! ;)

Apparently Adalyn has something to say!

With their goofy hats on.....

.....and without
I hope everyone has (or had) a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so incredibly thankful for our two healthy girls. And I am so thankful for everyone who said a few prayers to ensure that they arrived as healthy as can be!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alivia rolled over!!

Yes, apparently my children are advanced. Just kidding. But Alivia did roll over today...not once...not twice...but three times! I finally got the last one on video. I can't believe it. The girls are just over 5 weeks old. From everything I have read, babies don't typically roll over from tummy to back until about 2-3 months, sometimes later! We thought the first time she did it that it was a fluke. So we put her back on her belly, and she did it again! Then I decided to get the video camera, we put her on her tummy again, and she did it for the 3rd time in 10 minutes!

Here is the visual evidence that I'm not over-exagerrating/lying and that we did not help her to roll over.

Alivia rolling over

I'm having a hard time getting the video to download to the blog. So just click on the link above and it will take you right to it! The video is about 2 minutes long, so just be patient.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

No nuk? No problem!

Just use your sister's head!

Adalyn: "So Alivia, I'm not so sure about this idea"

Alivia: "Oh you'll be fine. Just let me try one more time"

Alivia finally got the latch she was looking for!

Monday, November 10, 2008

4 weeks old

Today the girls are 4 weeks old. In some ways, it seems like they have been here forever. For instance, I really can't remember what I did before they were born. But in other ways, it seems like it was just last week that we were in the hospital. And we're quickly getting to the point where we will need to retire their newborn clothes. How sad!

They had their final weight check on Wednesday, and both girls are now officially above their birth weights. Adalyn weighed in at 6lbs 12oz. And Alivia weighed in at 7lbs 5oz. We don't have to go back to the doctor until their two month well-baby visit now!

And just for are before and after photos of me!! Gosh, I really WAS big. We never did get a 37 week picture, so the 36 week picture will have to suffice. Though I know I definitely grew more in that last week. I still have a little ways to go before I am back to my "old" self, but I think I'm doing alright...if I were to toot my own horn!
36 weeks
4 weeks after delivery
Another attempt at a family picture. Maybe next time we'll leave Brett out. Ha!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just pictures!!

The girls are staring at each other on the floor right now, so I have a few minutes to post a few pictures. There's not much to report. The girls are typical babies...they eat, sleep and poop. Though Adalyn has taken an interest in her mobile lately. Alivia doesn't keep her head straight long enough to notice much of anything - she is always turning it to the side. And of course, they do smile. But as much as we would like to think they are smiling at us, we pretty much know they're happy because they just passed gas. Apparently gas is funny. Who would've thought?

Alivia just looking cute.

Such a BIG yawn! (Alivia)

Adalyn loves to suck on her fingers...not her thumb.

Alivia in her Halloween outfit.
Adalyn in her Halloween outfit.
Halloween is not all it's cracked up to be!!!

Soooo sleepy.

HOORAY for wearing Halloween oufits 2 days after Halloween was over!