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6 weeks/ the twins birth video

21 January 2015

Jared has been back at work for a few weeks now, which means I have been flying solo with 3 kids at home... and it's been going well! It's a lot of work, but I love it, and they are so worth it.

We moved the twins into their own room, and I think we are all getting better sleep this way. I'm a light sleeper, and was waking up to every little squeak and grunt they made in their sleep.


The first few nights were a little tough getting them to go back to sleep, but they are learning, and the nightly feeding routine is finally getting a little shorter. We are anxiously waiting for the day when they can go more than 2-4 hours without waking up to eat!

Kyler's imaginary play has really taken off the past couple of weeks! I love that he can entertain himself now (which also entertains me haha).

We pretty much live in pajamas these days...and I'm okay with that! Getting out of the house involves planning around feeding schedules, and pumping...and just when we are ready to get in the car one (or both) of the twins almost always spits up all over their clothes or poos and needs to be changed...kinda funny. It takes a good half an hour just to get everyone buckled into the car. We did make it out of the house to go to the doctor on Monday though. I hate going to the doctor with the babies, because I'm a germaphobe and am paranoid they'll get sick, but so far everyone is healthy :)

The twins 6 week checkup went well! Ryan is 9 pounds 10oz and Lyla is 9 pounds 6oz. Both 25%. They are still in newborn diapers, and mostly newborn sized clothes, but we are starting to break out a few 0-3 month outfits too.


One Month

10 January 2015

Waaaaaaa! {me crying} This month went by way too fast! I already miss it. They are growing so quickly, and look so different everyday. I wish I had their one month stats, but their pediatrician is busy/popular and couldn't work them in for another 10 days. 

We packed up the car and headed to the beach to spend new years with my brother and his fam! The twins did great on the drive, but I had a "referred pain from the c-section" (severe upper abdominal and back pain) episode in the car, which wasn't pleasant at all. I'm starting to think the "referred pain" as my doctor called it is something else. Maybe gallstones or a stomach ulcer or something (thanks google) bahah. No but really, it's weird. It only happens at night time (and random nights at that) and the pain is completely gone an hour or so later. I have a doctors appointment next week, so hopefully we can find out what it is!

Topsail was beautiful (as always) and it was nice to get some fresh air!

We haven't taken the twins out in public much yet (trying to avoid that darn flu!) so the beach was our first time out in "public" (and you can see how empty that beach is) with the twins. Pretty much EVERYONE stopped us to ooo and aaaw over the babies and ask questions about them. One lady was walking by and said "Are those REAL babies?!" haha uhhhh no we are holding dolls actually.

I barely stayed awake for new years. Courtney snapped this pic of us looking at some distant fireworks, and cuddling Lyla (who was being a night owl) in between us.

Also, we had a lunch date in Wilmington...

...and uncle Calvin built a fire for s'mores.

...and we had plenty of sand playing time.

Aunt Courtney took some unplanned family pictures of us at the beach, and I'm so appreciative of that! I seriously LOOOOVE them! I was lucky that I even brought some "real clothes" to the beach. I figured we might go out to dinner or something while we were there. I was 3 weeks postpartum and had been living in PJs the whole time.  Anyway, you've probably seen a million on my FB, but I'm going to post a few (lot) more on here, just because!

Oh and Courtney also took these a few weeks ago-- Just realized I didn't post them on here. The twins already look SO different now!

Love, LOVE my sweet family!