Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our little mermaid

This weekend was our first big swim meet now that Princess is swimming year a round.   The meet was at a local high school and there were tons of kids there.  Since I have never been to an area meet, I was totally unprepared.  swim My  sweetie had to work and he took Gameboy with him.  I loaded up the twins and Princess bright and early for the meet.  I packed the swim gear, diaper bag, double stroller and food for everyone.   I assumed because the meet was indoors I would not need chairs, big mistake.  We had to wait until our turn to swim in a hot crowded gym on the floor. Luckily some other parents offered an extra chair when it was time to feed the babies.  Even if I had properly prepared, I am not sure how I would have carried everything.   I also thought I could just wheel the girls to the pool to watch Princess swim, but I realized the only place to watch the swimmers was an upstairs observation deck.  Praise God Grammy came to watch and helped me carry the babies up to see the swimmers. 

Princess really loves swimming and she was in the 25m breaststroke, 25m backstroke and 25m freestyle.   swim2

It was crazy to me how  competitive  some parents are!!  The meet was for 6, 7 and  8 year olds, and some parents wore their own timers and had private coaches for their kids.  Princess had lots of fun and was one place away from getting a ribbon in the back stroke. 

The babies did very good and did lots of this.  swim4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gameboy was able to see two races and he was  proud of his big sister.  He was so funny!  As soon as he arrived, he couldn’t wait to go to the “confession stand” to get a snack.  He definitely is her biggest fan.swim5

We are happy she has found something she loves to do that is also great exercise.  She is so hungry from all that hard work and we can’t feed her enough.  Thank you Grammy for taking pictures with your phone!  Hopefully, I will get better at outings and remember my camera.  This will get easier someday soon right?

Friday, October 23, 2009

One Month Olds…where does the time go?

Life has been going by so quickly at our house.  I can’t believe the babies are one month old already.   Time flies when you are having fun!  Here’s a few pictures to show how much they have grown.

Sarah and Sydney just a few days old

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Sarah and Sydney at 1 month old

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Sarah and Sydney just a few days old

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Sarah and Sydney at 1 month old

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Look how much they have grown. They really don’t look comfortable sharing the bouncy seat anymore, but they love to be close to one another.  If I lay them on either side of the pack and play, they always wake up next to each other.  I love the sounds they are starting to make, and I have even gotten a few toothless grins.  Too bad I am not a good photographer, because I have no pictures of there smiles yet.  Yea!  Sydney has learned to nurse, and I am balancing both breast milk and formula hoping to find a mix that works for our busy life.    I am not getting much sleep at night, but these girls are worth the sleepless nights.  They are a true joy to me!! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

Gameboy had his second Tae Kwon Do testing this weekend and he did an awesome job!  I love all the life lessons he is learning through this sport!  9977d1f1f3a06164 His coach is a fabulous guy who wants to teach them tae kwon do and help build their character.   He has so many students, but he knows each one well.  He can get Gameboy to sit still and focus, which is not an easy task for this 6 year old boy.   At the testing, they have to demonstrate the patterns and self defense moves they have learned.  They must also sit still as they watch the other students show off what they know.  At the end, they must break a board to receive their new belt.  Gameboy loves to break boards, but at this testing his coach added a new challenge.  A black belt was blocking the board and sparring with him.  He needed to get around the black belt and break the board using a front snap kick.  He had a minute and a half to complete the task and he did it in about 10 seconds. It was great to watch.   Here are some pictures from the big day.

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Coach singled him out and said what a great job he did and talked about how much he improved.  He has been beaming ear to ear all day.  We were so proud! 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Future Ole Miss Rebels

If you know my sweetie, you know what a big football fan he is!!! If there is a game on, college or pro, it is on at our house. Today was the big Ole Miss/Alabama game. We are Ole Miss alums and big fans. My friend Hat Chick gave us the cutest Ole Miss booties and I made some matching onesies. You can’t get Ole Miss gear in Houston so the homemade version was the best I could do. Princess and I gave the girls a bath and dressed them in their game gear.

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They watched some and slept some, even though we were cheering loudly. IMG_1569

Ole Miss did not play well. We were so sad about our loss!

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See Sarah doesn’t like it either. Better luck next week. We still love our Rebels!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Some random things I have learned

  • The babies are almost 3 weeks old and the adrenaline I had has run out.   I am officially sleep deprived.
  • My husband is the greatest…he took 2 feedings last night so I could get some uninterrupted sleep.
  • Babies are supposed to gain an ounce a day.  Thankfully both girls gained enough at their 2 week check-up.
  • Sweet Gameboy got strep throat, and my doc treated him without an appointment.  The good news is babies can’t get strep throat.
  • Child birth has made me a germ-a-phobe…I hate it when any of my babies are sick.
  • Gameboy also told us he did not think soap was necessary when washing his hands.  Yuck!  Hopefully, he has learned his lesson.
  • I asked my mom not to come help this week, because I did not want her to get sick.  I learned I can handle the babies on my own, but I am happy she is coming on Monday to help again.
  • Breastfeeding two babies is hard.  Sydney is still struggling to latch on and Sarah seems hungry all the time.  I was able to nurse them at the same time (just once), but I felt like the baby whisperer. 
  • I really don’t like to pump and I am hoping they can figure breastfeeding out.
  • If you want to lose 40 lbs in two weeks, just try and breastfeed twins.
  • I love the way they smell when they have just had a bath.
  • I often wish I had extra arms and I am thankful  Princess is such a good helper.  She loves to hold them and help out any way she can. 
  • I have learned we have some really great friends who have taken great care of us this week.  I am so thankful for all of our visitors and meals.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stats

Last Tuesday, I loaded up the girls and took them to the doctor.  It took much longer than expected to get out the door and I was so thankful Grammy was here to help me.  It took two people to load them in the stroller, the car and then figure out how to collapse the stroller.  It was a workout and I am sure it won’t be long and these pregnancy pounds will be gone.Stroller The doctor wanted to check them a week early to look at their bilirubin levels and weight.  Doc says their jaundice looked much better, but he wanted them both to gain more weight.  So we adjusted their feeding schedule and are hoping to see some weight gain at this Tuesday’s appointment.

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Height 18 inches 1%

Head Circumference 12 3/4 2%

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Height 17 1/2 –28%

Head Circumference 12 1/4 –1%

Sydney still has trouble nursing and takes a bottle and Sarah now takes a couple of bottles to supplement her eating.  I praying that they are gaining weight.  They are precious and we love them so much!IMG_1489