Monday, November 30, 2009

Hair

When did my babies grow all of this HAIR?! Our boys are 11 months old today, and I just dont have the words. Definition of bitter sweet: your baby crawls to you one day as a toddler.



We had a lovely Thanksgiving, first with my family and then with Aaron's. Unfortuntately, all the pictures were taken with cousins/aunts cameras. So PLEASE send me pics if you get a chance! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday, our house is decorated and Christmas music is playing almost 24/7 around here!! Aaron just loves it...kidding ofcourse!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Who needs some Pictures & Video?

Happy Friday ALL! We are nearly 100% again. I am told by the peditrician that it takes 7-10 days for these colds to clear in babies...I think it took us 8. But I am glad to have cold #3 gone and cant wait for cold number 4-10!!! Geeezzz! So who needs some new pictures of the boys?!! I have been taking more video this week than pictures because I think the boys have played and laughed harder at each other this week than ever before. Twins really are cool! I wish I had one! I forgot to post some pics of the boys swinging for the first time a couple of weeks ago! They loved it and we loved watching!

Paxton walking...well, sorta!!
video

And another...
Well, I have the cutest video of P&K laughing at each other but it wont upload. I will try later...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Off to the Doctor we go...

Today I took the little men to the peditrician. Yes, another cold. We were due for our second dose of the flu vaccine last week and our peditirician had run out. So they sent us to Public Health. After two hours of waiting with people that sounded and looked like they had to have either the flu or H1NI we got the flu shot...and the four of us are now sick...AGAIN. And yes I am very ANGRY and yes our peditrician DID get an ear full at today's appointment. After a weekend of watching Kel tug at his ear I made an appointment. No ear infection, no major conjestion just a cold. But the doctor did drop a bomb on me...kiddos this age will get 6-10 colds a year. WHAT?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!! Aaron and I will have to get HazMat suits because we can not handle catching a cold from them 6-10 times a year. But we did do a weight check! I was super excited because this was the first time Kellen was in the same pound mark as Paxton! He finally caught up after his late start...

Kellen: 22lbs3oz
Paxton: 22lb13oz

Who needs to lift weights when they have quarter pounders for kids?!!!!

And sorry no pictures were taken this weekend. Aaron and I felt so bad we were good just to get them fed this weekend!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Honest Blog Award!

1) Must thank the person who gave the award and list their blog and link it.
2) Share "10 Honest Things" about yourself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.
4) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.

Thank you very much, Courtni! Her blog is www.http://jacksonfamily-pink-cj.blogspot.com. Her boys are seriously freaking cute. I love her blog because she is brutally honest, no sugar coating, and I appreciate honesty.

10 Honest Things About Me
1. I am a Taurus, and I make my sign proud. I am one of the most stubborn people I know. Sometimes can be a good thing, but most times not.
2. I completed an MBA in finance when I was pregnant and wonder if I will ever use it OR was that just a huge waste of my Tuesday and Thursday nights between the hours of 7pm-10...for three years.
3. I have diminished ovarian reserve. Which means, Im 30 but I have the egg supply of a 40 year old woman...totally unexplained.
4. I long to get naturally pregnant and surprise my husband with the pregnancy...instead of him giving me shots in my bum for 10 weeks!
5. I would love to write a book about all things funny about infertility. Now, before anyone gets upset...infertility is awful, sad, often lonely. But if we all thought about the light side, for example, some of the ridiculous things we have done to get pregnant we could at the least have a laugh. Laughter is good for the soul.
6. People think Im tough, Im not.
7. I want a little girl to shop with, get my hair done with and do all things girlie with.
8. I have become a neat freak in my old age. Specifically avoiding certain foods for the boys because it will create a mess. I know, I know...Im working on it:-)
9. I have to fall asleep with the TV on, Im a Letterman not Leno gal.
10. My favorite food is Italian, my favorite color is green, my favorite piece of clothing are my jeans and you can always find me in a colorful flat with a big handbag!

And the Honest Blog Award goes to...
1. Machelle at http://machellearrison.blogspot.com. She has twin girls five months older than the boys. She has been so encouraging and HELPFUL. She has given me wonderful tips to help with the boys since she is just ahead of me in this twin journey.

2. Cecila at http://lexiandlyla.blogspot.com. She found me through blog land, but we know each other in real life. We went to high school together. Amazing we both ended up with twins so close in age. I love her blog too bc Lexi and Lyla are just ahead of P&K in age and I love getting tips. And she is brave, her girls get pancakes with SYRUP. Like I said, I am working on the neat freak thing!!!

3.Catherine at http://clinkscalesfamily.blogspot.com. She is also an IRL friend, my neighbor. Her son, born one month after the boys, was born with half a heart. Her family's journey is inspirational and I encourage you to take a look.

4. Tiffany at http://napasnooks.blogspot.com. She just started her twin journey, and ended the road of infertility (for now). Her boys are adorable. When Aaron's mother was looking for a 'grandma' name Tiffany provided the winner, Grammy. So she will always stick out to me!

5.Kimberly at http://batesbabies.blogspot.com. This mom has a set of twins and a newborn. She is an amazing mother, and I strive to have as much energy as she.

6. Stacie at http://itsacornylife.blogspot.com. I cannot say enough about this mommy. I have followed her journey through infertility, to conceiving twins, to losing a baby girl, through the birth of beautiful Abigail, and now a natural pregnancy. I love her honesty through it all, she is deserving.

7. And to another IRL friend, Scarlett. Her blog is private, but she has been a wonderful friend through IVF, my pregnancy, and now life with twins. SHe has a five month old named Ethan who is adorable. We have brutally honest conversations about the difficulties of being mothers, wives, having careers and hosting dinner parties!!

These are the BEST days of my life...

Ive been reflecting lately on my young(ish) 30 years, not sure why, maybe that is natural as we age. I have realized at the age of 30 my life can be put into several categories...childhood, high school, college, my twenties, and now married with two kids. Each period of my life has been peppered with ups and downs. Every dark moment has been followed with heavenly sunlight. I think I became an adult in my childhood, I survived high school with some shred of self esteem (what more can we ask for from high school:-)), college was fabulous in a I-get-to-sleep-until-noon-and-have-no-responsibility kinda way, my twenties were grand finding a career and my love, but now, this moment with these children and Aaron...these are the best days of my life.

In the depths of infertility, given a 1% chance of naturally conceiving our own children, I would tell myself...maybe this is happening for a reason, maybe I wasnt meant to me a mother, maybe my life was meant for something else, maybe just maybe this whole mom thing isnt what it is cracked up to be. Well, thank God (literally) I was given the title of mommy. I relish it, I roll around in it, I thank God everyday for it, and when I look into those sweet eyes everyday all I can think is these are the best days of my life.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

We had absolutely beautiful weather today in Nashville, 73 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. We decided to take the kiddos to Cheekwood. I had never been, 55,000 acres of beauty. I cant wait to go back in the Spring. No tears from the peanut section so I think P & K enjoyed it too! At a botanical gardens you would think there would be amazing places to take pics of the kids. Well, there were...BUT not one picture was taken with two smiling babies. And trust me I tried. So here is my amateur attempt at photography and at least one smiling baby in each shot!!!!




Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tigger and Pooh!!

Oh, how I love me some babies!!





Even Tiggers get tired...