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We're Moving!

23 March 2015

It happened fast, but we found a great rental deal so we snagged it, and are moving next week! This is just another temporary move for us. Jared graduates (Wake Forest MBA) later this year, and who knows where job opportunities will take us after that; so we just wanted to move somewhere nearby so we wouldn't have to make too many new changes. By "close by" I wasn't thinking down the street...but hey it worked out and I'm glad we get to stay in the same neighborhood we are in now. What a blessing!

Kyler started a little preschool program 2 mornings a week down the street, and I use those mornings as my "errand" days. I feel like I'm starting to get this twin thing down! For example, when I'm out and about and the babies are hungry and need diaper changes, I discovered that if I sit backwards in between the seats on the console... I can nurse one baby and play with other baby simultaneously, and Kyler's carseat makes an excellent changing station! hah.

 They are getting so big!

Spring has arrived here in Charlotte, and we've been spending many afternoons at the park!

The twins love these little baby carriers, and are so content being carried around while I do chores.

This is a typical "Ryan look". Always looks like he is concentrating :)

Kyler is pretty good at getting the babies to giggle! I love watching their sibling relationships grow.

Jared knows that if he gets something delicious at the grocery store (cookies/candy) he has to hide it from me and Kyler...otherwise it will be gone by the time he gets home from work! Sometimes I accidentally stumble upon it...other times we look for it on purpose :D

Freshly bathed babes in snug fitting jammies ahhh I could munch on them all day!

A good friend gave us this baby bathtub. I set both the twins in for fun, and started to laugh... then they both laughed back at me! I wasn't expecting them to realize it was funny. Anyway, this pic was after the fact, but I wanted to remember that moment :)

Three Months

09 March 2015

I'm not quite sure how it happened,  but the twins are somehow already 3 months old! 

Things are getting easier around here (they both slept a solid 10 hrs last night without waking up!) but at the same time, having twins is definitely still a challenge! I love a good challenge though. Especially challenges that look this cute!

Kyler really loves his brother and sister, and I love watching their relationships grow and develop. The twins are seeming more "durable" (more baby less newborn) these days, and Kyler is loving getting to hold them more.
I love that I didn't tell him to kiss her ^^^ he just does!
They've been eating about every 2.5-3 hrs for 15-25 minutes a session during the day- so I'm glad that they nurse at the same time. Otherwise, I don't think I would be able to get anything done! It can be exhausting at times...but I love this special bonding time we three have together. Every once in a while they will catch eye contact with each other while nursing and just gaze into each other's eyes. I dieee when this happens; its too cute. Also they've held hands a few times after nursing, probably accidentally, but I still think it's adorable.

Occasionally, they'll also both still fall asleep while nursing, and I'll just sit there and watch them sleep for a while, but they've been napping in their room for the most part.

Last time we went to the doctor, they both weighed in around 12lbs, which is good sized for twins! They are getting rolls to prove it.
Lyla's Thighs:

Ryan's arms:

This little one has desperately been trying to find her thumb lately. Luckily she keeps it tucked in her gripped hand most of the time, and does not succeed.

Kyler picked out the twin's clothes the other day and helped me dress them...yikes. Terrible outfit choices haha.

Big brother chats:

Lets talk again about how unfair it is that daddy always gets the best smiles. I took the top two pictures by myself... Then Jared walks in the room and they give me the bottom two smiley pictures.

Oh well. Jared may get better smiles, but I got Ryan to giggle for the first time :D