Good news... we survived five month pictures! The boys always do such a great job. I'm a mess by the time we are finished. It's hard work getting them to be happy in sync! I will post pictures as soon as we get them in. They really turned out so cute.
We were getting the men ready for bed when I spotted this...(ignore the date stamp... of course it is incorrect!)
That's right, it's a tooth. Rony has his very first tooth. How incredibly exciting. 22 weeks and a tooth. I'm sure Fletchy won't be too far behind! He loves to chew on Daddy's fingers while he is supposed to be burping!
Well, men are in bed and all is quiet on the home front! As you drift off tonight remember to be thankful for the wonderful things in your lives.
Today we took a day trip to Eureka Springs. It was so BEAUTIFUL outside. We started the day with lunch at the Basin Park Hotel. Then we walked around and enjoyed the wonderful weather and one of a kind shops. The boys were so well behaved. They loved walking around and looking at everything. After about an half an hour of walking Anderson passed out! I had to hold his head up so it didn't flop all around! On our way out of town we ran into Kale's dad, brother, and granddad. That was a cool surprise. :)
Since the weather was so nice I went ahead and weeded the flowerbeds and prepared for a new load of mulch. That will be our job tomorrow! The poor beds were very neglected last year. Mainly because I was so huge I couldn't bend over to do any work in them. Thankfully, my mom helped keep them up for me. I am happy I can work in them again this year. It is so nice to have a beautiful yard.
Today after church Kale and I went for a motorcycle ride. It was so beautiful outside! I haven't been on the bike in over a year. It was so nice to ride again. Thanks Mom and Grandma for watching the gentlemen! They had a great time.
When we got home we laid down for a short nap. My intention was to snuggle Fletch until he fell asleep and then jump up and get some cleaning done. Well, I slept right along with him. He is a great snuggle buddy. Gets it from his Dad!
When I woke up I saw this face staring at me! Wonder how long he had been laying there wide eyed?!
Tomorrow I'll have to nap with Rony. :)
When we woke up we had some wiggle time on the floor. The first picture is how the boys started. The second is how they ended. They are mighty good wigglers!
After naps we had some cereal before we took off to WM. The best way to feed babies is naked of course! Well, naked with leg warmers on! :)
Tomorrow we head to Eureka for the day. Hopefully we will have cute pictures to post of our day trip.
Where to start?! It has been a little over two week s since I have updated the blog. Between working, feeding babies, bathing babies, playing with babies, reading to babies, and occasionally feeding myself and husband, I haven't had a lot of spare time! Any extra time I do have we are usually doing laundry and washing baby clothes!... Occasionally we sleep too. OCCASIONALLY :)
We went to the doctor for our four month shots last Wednesday. He is very happy with how well the gentlemen are doing. He is always a little shocked when he remembers how early they came, and where they are now. Both boys are in the 90th percentile for head circumference, length, and weight. Doc likes to show us the charts for "regular" babies. If he pulls up the one for preemies we are off the chart! Fletcher weighs 17.7 lbs and is 25.5 inches long. Anderson weighs 18.7 lbs and is 26.5 inches long. BIG boys. We were told we could increase their sold feeds to two to three times a day, and try different types of grain cereals. All sounds good to us. Now to get another feeding schedule down! We are pretty much pros at this whole schedule thing by now. It shouldn't be too difficult.
Today, after the boys' nap, we went running around town. I finally gave in a picked up some stickers for the back of the car. Folks, I held out as long as I could. I am now officially one of "those" moms! Can't say I don't love it though. :)
At church last week someone asked us how we do it. Well the "it" would be taking care of the rascals. My answer is always, "It really isn't so bad!" If you love something so much it doesn't matter at all how hard it may be. Here is a rough outline of our day.
4:45: Wake up and shower
5:10: Wake up the men and get them dressed
5:20: Breakfast! A bottle, 4oz, and cereal with fruit
5:55: Send them out the door with dad. I head on to work.
6:25-3:30: Work- Some days I run a little behind and don't get there that early.
3:30: Go get boys
4-4:45ish: Head home
5: Dinner... 2 oz bottle, cereal, 1/2 a fruit and veggie
6:45: Playtime/ Go for a walk
7:30: Bedtime with bottle
7:45: Kale and I finally get to eat!
8: Wash a load of bibs, burp rags, and bottles. Pack up their bag for the next day.
Here is a sweet pictures of the boys after their bath time tonight. So sweet and snuggly!
Becoming a mom has given me a new appreciation for all women who tackle the task of raising kiddos, especially those who do it while holding down a full-time job! Is it hard... no. Is it easy... no. Is it tiring... yes! Tiring- I know that this is true for even those who stay home with their little ones, but working and having two fellas that require ALL of my attention and time can be very exhausting.
One thing I learned very fast is to leave work at work. I used to go in around 6:30 and stay until 4, still taking papers home with me. Now, I am ready to go at 3:30 with no papers in tow. I have truly learned how to use every minute of the day in the most productive way possible. My weekends and evenings are my families... while work stays at work!
So... thank you Mom for doing the great job you did while providing for our family. Thank you to all of my teachers who took the time to care for me while having families of their own. Hats off to all of you, and all the working moms out there!