Friday, March 30, 2012

Three, Three and Under

Life with three kids, three and under is beyond crazy!  The twins are four months old (19 weeks) and I still look at Nick and say "We have three kids!  How did that happen?"

Cali is a joy of a three year old.  She is brilliant, caring and so tender hearted.  She is a great big sister and is so helpful.

We were excited when we got pregnant a second time and found out four days later that it was twins!  Nick's initial reaction was excitement where I freaked out.  I'm a planner so I immediately started freaking out about all the stuff we would need, a van, another crib, tons of diapers....  Nick is more laid back and kept thinking it was a deal - two for one!

Fun Twin Stuff:
- When in public you are famous with twins.  Everyone will want to talk to you and share about twins they know.
- One twin can be screaming their head off with the other twin sleeping peacefully 12" away.
- If both twins are crying at the same time the only appropriate reaction is to laugh - you are out numbered.
- Get them on the same schedule as soon as possible no matter what.  Feeding, burping and changing diapers takes 45 minutes to an hour.  If one twin wakes up hungry we wake up the other one.
- The twins have built in friends.  They enjoy playing together and talking.
- We do things with the twins we never did with Cali.  With your first child you are so worried about everything.  Cali took naps in our arms for the first YEAR of her life.  The twins have been napping in the crib since day one.

This post is linked to Kelly Korner's Show us your life

Monday, March 26, 2012

They are on the move

The twins are getting big and experimenting with mobility!  It is to the point now where they won't be in the same position I put them in.  Both babies can roll onto their sides but haven't figured out how to get over their arms yet.  They are still sharing a crib but it won't be long.  We picked up the second crib over the weekend and are just waiting for a second mattress.

Left picture - Hannah was feet-to-feet with Henry in the crib 
Top right - Henry rolling onto his side
Bottom right - Henry was laid down parallel to Hannah

They are also staying awake more and are interested in toys and playing.  Cali is a big helper in entertaining the twins.  We play school, Doctor, Dentist and hair salon with the babies.
Duke fans in training

I also wanted to share these adorable outfits that my mom made.  I found out about the onsie dress from another blog and fell in love.  With a little searching we found the tie onsie for Henry.  Aren't they just adorable?!  The linked arms does it for me!  Love them!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Twin Four Month Update

Wow how time flies!  Henry and Hannah are four months old today!  It is so fun to see the changes in them.  They are truly their own people these days instead of needy infants.  Their personalities are starting to form.  They are also responding so well to us.  They just light up when they see Nick, Cali or me.  This also means they can tell when someone other than mommy and daddy have them.  Nick and I went on a date Friday and it was touch and go with the twins before we left because they could tell someone else was holding them.  But our sweet friends were patient and did great!

The twins just love their big sister!  If they are crying she will either run to find a paci to put in their mouth or she will sing to them.  Amazingly the singing sometimes works!  Most of the time she sings "Rock a by baby" or "Row row row your boat".  It brings me such joy to have my children respond so well to each other!

Henry 4 months
Hannah 4 months
Food - 100% breast milk on a 2.5-3.5 hour schedule during the day and 4-8 hours at night.  Using bottles and nursing.  Henry eats 5 ozs and Hannah eats 4 ozs.
Sleep - They take around 4- hour to two hour naps a day.  And they are officially "Sleeping through the night" if you use the 6 hour definition most nights.  We only get up once (typically) to feed them at night.  
Clothes - Hannah is in 3-6 month.  Henry is in 3-6 and some 6-9 month size.
Weight -  Hannah 11 lbs 4 oz Henry 13 lbs 2 oz
Height - Hannah 22 3/4 inches Henry 24 inches  
Diapers - Pampers size 1 and soon to be 2
Health - Hannah is doing great on her meds for the Hemangioma.  The spot is a light pink now instead of a bright red!
Fun Facts - Henry enjoys laughing and is very smiley.  Hannah loves to stand up, supported of course.