Sunday, February 22, 2009

When it all began....

So it was a year ago today that we found out that we were expecting. Little did we know HOW MANY we were expecting! I can't believe that it has been a full year since this journey began. It's funny, because my pregnancy seemed to last forever and a day. Then it got even worse once I was put on bedrest. But looking back, my pregnancy really did fly by. And then of course, the girls' first four months have gone far too quickly

The girls are doing really well. Adalyn is slowly becoming a better sleeper than she used to be. Two nights in a row, she slept for 9 hours. But last night she was up every 3-4 hours again. So it will be interesting to see what she does tonight. I remember Alivia going through the same thing when she started to sleep better at night...she would have a couple really good nights, followed by one or two rough ones. Speaking of Alivia, she shocked us and actually slept for 11 hours straight last night! That definitely made up for Adalyn waking every 3-4.

What else? Oh yes, solids have been getting better by the day. They seem to be getting used to the texture and don't make such disgusted faces anymore! And they are actually beginning to "chew" what we give them instead of immediately expelling it with their tongues. I will get a picture up of the girls trying cereal, but for now, they are both asleep, so I should be following them to bed!! Good night!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Our little sports fans

The girls love sports already. I really like Alivia's taste in sports (the Packers), but Adalyn's taste is a little more questionable (the Minnesota RollerGirls).

Daddy's funny......looking. (hey, he says it, not me!!)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Well blow me down!

The girls had their 4 month pediatrician appointment on Tuesday. And we were shocked. Our little Adalyn has now become the quite a bit! She weighed in at an astounding 13 lbs 8 ounces (up from 9lbs 10oz), and was 24.75 inches long. Alivia weighed in at 12 lbs 11 ounces (up from 10lbs 5oz), and was 24.5 inches. So Adalyn not only made up the 11 ounces she was down by two months ago, but she surpassed her sister by a full 13 ounces. That is exactly a pound and a half swing!

We also got the ok from the doctor to begin some rice cereal. We didn't try yesterday, because neither little one was feeling very well from their shots. But today was the big day! And....we didn't get very far. We may have gotten a couple small bites down both girls, but otherwise most of it ended up on their bibs. And poor Alivia started gagging! So we will try again in a few days.

Oh yeah. I have gotten a couple emails over the past few weeks from people requesting more details about the girls' birth. So just so you know, I am working on writing that up and will post it when I'm done.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The power of blogging

So I remember back in the day when I blogged about feeling "Baby A" (Adalyn) move all of the time, but that I rarely ever felt "Baby B" (Alivia) move. And then the couple of days following that post, Alivia seriously beat me up!!

Well, I just blogged about how Alivia usually sleeps 8-9 hours a night, but Adalyn was stuck at about 3-4. And wouldn't ya know it, Miss Adalyn slept for 7 hours straight last night! She has never done that before. Like I said in the last blog, we can sometimes squeeze out a 5 hour stretch with her, but it has never been more than that. But we actually got 7 solid hours!! Yay for sleep!

So I have decided that whenever the girls have a behavior we are not particularly fond of, I am going to blog about it. Because apparently the girls don't like to be outed in public and quickly change the undesired behavior! You gotta love the power of the blog.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nothing in particular

The girls are doing fantastic. Both of them found their fists several weeks ago. So the fingers are constantly in their mouths. Both girls are rolling over like crazy, smiling like crazy, talking like crazy, acting crazy...they're probably just plain crazy. I'm blaming it on daddy!

They have their 4 month appointment next Tuesday. Can you believe it has been almost 4 months already? Like before, I am very excited to see how much they weigh now, but not at all excited for the shots. That's 6 stabs total that I have to witness. Luckily, Nate will be along this time to help me console them.

What else. Alivia has been pretty good at sleeping about 8-9 hours at night on most nights. Unfortunately, her sister isn't fond of dreamland. Adalyn is stuck at about 3-4 hours. Sometimes we can eek out a 5 hour stretch with her, but it is few and far between! That's ok, she's our little work in progress.

Don't let the shirts fool you.

This puppy is possessed. But they think he's pretty cool!

Two smiles at the same time...not an easy thing to accomplish!