Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Holidays!









Friday, November 14, 2008

Four and a half Months Old

I can't believe the babies are already almost five months old! They're so different, it's unbelievable!

At their four month well-baby check ups a few weeks ago, Hunter weighed in at a whopping 16 pounds 4 ounces and Tucker weighed 12 pounds 2 ounces. Hunter is on the big side for their age, while Tucker is on the smaller side - even smaller than Cooper was!

Their personalities are completely different, as well. Tucker is such a happy little guy - always smiling and happy to see you. If he's crying to eat and we just walk past him, he gets really excited and smiles, coos and kicks his legs. Hunter is a happy baby, too, but he takes much longer to warm up. He has to study your face for a while and once he finally realizes that he's getting attention, THEN you'll get some smiles and coos from him.

Please enjoy a few photos of the babies that I took this morning. They're just growing up so fast!

HUNTER






TUCKER




Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

12 weeks ago

Can't believe the babies are 12 weeks old already. They sure have changed!




TUCKER






HUNTER




Saturday, September 13, 2008

smiley Hunter

finally got a little smile from Hunter on camera!



and here's a nakey photo of Tucker, just so you can see how chunky he's getting! (Don't worry, Tucker, Mommy blurred out the embarassing parts!)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Baby Tucker's Squeaky Cry

Just wanted to share this funny little squeak Tucker does!

Friday, September 5, 2008

8 Week Appointment

The babies had their 8 week appointment this week and I'm proud to announce that it went very well! They're growing so nicely and the Doctor was very pleased that they're still exclusively nursing - no formula here! Tucker weighs 9 pounds 11 ounces and Hunter weighs 10 pounds 10 ounces. Definitely some big boys. Each is 22+ inches long, and they have the same head circumference. They got three shots each and it broke their hearts - but they recovered quickly. = )

Also, I decided to brave the grocery store by myself with all three kiddos yesterday and guess what? I SURVIVED! Granted, I only got a couple of things that we needed for dinner last night so I was only in the store for about 15 minutes but still, I did it! I'm sure I looked hilarious pushing a cart with a three year old in one hand and steering a double stroller with two infants in the other. Oh, well. Gotta do whatcha gotta do!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just a few new pics

Let me say - it is SO HARD to find time to take these babies' pictures! I'm doing the best I can, though, so here is a few new pictures of the twins. They'll be eight weeks old on Tuesday!

Tucker





Hunter



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Six Weeks Old!

I can't believe the babies are six weeks old tonight! How unbelivably fast it is going already!

The boys are doing wonderfully. Tucker started showing some colicky signs a few weeks ago, and would scream unconsolably from about 10pm - 4am. Fortunately for us, our good friend, Preston, is a chiropractor and offered to adjust Tucker for us in hopes it would help with the colic. I am happy to report that after the very FIRST treatment, Tucker slept through the night only waking to eat and then right back to sleep. In fact, he hasn't had ONE MOMENT of colic since that first adjustment! Thank Goodness for good friends like Preston and Jeannie!

Here are a few new pictures of the boys. They're really changing quickly now, and starting to fill out. They're both getting chubby cheeks and chins, and little rolls in their thighs. I think they're both going to be chunky little guys!



Wednesday, August 6, 2008

6 Things About Me

Thanks to my wonderful cousin, Tina, with Belle Adorn Jewelry for tagging me! Love You!

Here are the rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged you
2) Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading)
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below)
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry or post is up.

6 Random Things About Me:

1.) Six weeks ago, I gave birth to twin boys and ended up with a drug-free vaginal birth AND an emergency c-section. Talk about a double-whammy!

2.) I was born and have lived in Kansas my whole life. Some may find the state of Kansas quite plain and boring, but I, for one, love it here, and wouldn't want to raise my family anywhere else!

3.) I have never been on an airplane. Sad, I know, but I hope to someday soon change this fact!

4.) I am a cancer survivor. In May 2003, I had a mole removed from my thigh that turned out to be melanoma. To date, I haven't had any other suspicious-looking spots pop up, and I hope to keep it that way!

5.) My favorite hobby is photography and digital creations. I love making beautiful, custom party invitations, birth announcements, thank you cards, etc. All my friends love my work, so feel free to inquire! I have lots of examples.

6.) I married my best friend. Dan is not only my husband, but my best friend, as well. Most days, I feel like I have the best husband in the world. He works hard as a State Trooper and feels as strongly about my staying home to raise our kids as I do. When he's not on duty, he's at home with me trying his best to help me in any way that he can - and NEVER, EVER complains! I'm so blessed. = )

I am tagging:

* Kathleen, mother of Baby Tyler, a special heart baby

* Kim, my favorite writing friend, and a fellow SuperMom

* My friend, Rebecca, who is more special to me than she knows!

* Mindy, a former co-worker and one of my most cherished role-models and mentors

* Jenn, a fellow twin mom and valued friend!

* Annie, who I miss talking to! We need to catch up, Annie!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Couple Baby Smiles

Okay, Tucker's smile is definitely a sleepy-time (gas? haha) smile, but Hunter is very much showing the beginnings of social smiles! Yay for baby smiles!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sleepy Pictures - FOUR WEEKS OLD!

The babies are four weeks old in a matter of minutes - I can't believe it's been four weeks alreaady! Wow, talk about time whizzing by.

Please enjoy a few sleepy time pictures from today. I tried to get some 'open-eye' pictures, but, I had to take what I could get and Tucker and Hunter were just TOO TIRED!




The Birth Announcement

I know everyone has seen this by now, but I just love it so much!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Hats!

The babies got new hats made for them by a terrificly talented crocheter, Jessi, at etsy.com (check out her shop at TwoSeasideBabes.etsy.com). Just had to share how adorable they look in their new beanies!

Hunter is in blue and Tucker is in yellow.





Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pediatrician Visit Yesterday

I'm THRILLED! I was so anxious to get the boys weighed. I think I just needed some reassurance that they are getting what they need and that I am, indeed, making plenty of milk for them. A week ago, Hunter was 5 lbs 10 oz and Tucker was 5 lbs 2 oz - NOW, Hunter is 6 lbs 1 oz and Tucker is 5 lbs 9 oz - they both gained 7 oz in a week! YAY!

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Pictures of the Babies!

Just wanted to share a few new pictures of the babies. I'll update about life at home tomorrow, after we have our check-up at the pediatrician's office. We can't wait to see how much the babies weigh after a week of being home!

In the meantime, enjoy the new pictures of our little blessings.