Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Like A Rolling Baby!

It was an exciting morning. Grace decided she was done laying on her tummy and rolled over to her back. I almost thought I set her down wrong or maybe I tucked her arms under her, but no she did it all on her own. And I have the video to prove it! Yesterday when Sarah's dad was here, she was tipping herself and almost rolling over, so this morning I decided to record her for the first session of tummy time and I almost couldn't believe it when it happened. So much so that I had her do it again just to make sure...she was so smiley afterward!

Silas, on the other hand, just keeps trying to crawl and shows no effort to try and roll. Other then the rolls on his legs, he looks like he is going to skip rolling and go straight to crawling. The days seem to be getting better and better, and after the weekend we are back on scheudule for naps and feedings.

This week's recipies were chicken and dumplings, then today I made chocolate chip muffins from scratch that turned out delicious. So far things are going great and no complants from the babies, so all is good.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Hate To Brag But.......

It's been one full week of just me and the babies since Sarah is now back at work. The morning starts at 4:00 a.m. with Silas getting up for a feeding then going back to bed. Around 7:00 a.m. the whole house gets up and then it is "go" time.

We start our morning with diaper changes, then food with some play time, and back to sleep for about a 30 to 45 min. After our first quick nap, we wake up and do some tummy time and playing on the floor until everyone is hungry. After the noon feeding, it's nap time again, so then I can eat some lunch and start cleaning. After our 12:30 nap, it's more tummy time and playing until we get hungry again. By now the day has flown by and so have the diapers. I had five #2 diapers in one day, so that was fun. Suddently I look at the clock and realize it's close to four already and Sarah gets home around 5:30, and they usually eat and nap for a little bit before Sarah. When she gets home, they eat a little and Sarah gets to play with them. They are morning eaters, and don't each much in the evening though. We usually wind down around 7:30 and both are sleeping on our chests by 8:15...then off to the cribs around 8:45 and time for Sarah and I to eat dinner.

I have found out they sleep alot more than before, so things have been really good...almost too good. Grace and Silas are on the same schedule for eating and naps and these are not forced naps they usually fall asleep eating in my arms. I have found myself totally immersing myself into the homemaker role and loving it. I clip coupons, I made homemade pizza crust and cupcakes, and the house is clean. I try to get everything done so Sarah can have as much time with them at night as possibe and she doesn't have to worry about dinner. I plan on learning at least 2 recipes per week and go from there. I have been addicted to the baby shows on TLC and find myself laughing at the people complaining about one baby being tough only if they knew. I try to blog at least twice a week but for now there is not a lot of action going on. I hate to brag but things have been easier than I thought it would be. It is a lot of fun.

On Monday night, we plopped them in their Bumbos. They are still getting used to it, but it looks funny to see them just sitting there hanging out.

Monday, January 10, 2011

What I've Learned

Sarah is taking control of my blog for this week:

As I prepare to go back to work in two days, I have been reflecting on what the past 12 weeks have taught me.

1. Having kids really does change everything. And they are good changes.

2. I may not be able to fit my wedding ring back on my finger yet, but what that ring symbolizes has grown stronger by the day.

3. Diapers are expensive. I didn't truly grasp this until we started going through 22 per day!

4. Things don't always go as planned, and sometimes it turns out better that way.

5. I should work to live, not live to work.

6. Seeing something through the eyes of Grace and Silas far surpasses anything I will ever see on TV.

7. It is possible to fall in love with someone all over again at 3am while finally eating dinner and watching bad late night comedy with unwashed hair, spit-up stained clothes, and a baby in each arm.

8. I have an amazing, nutty, unique, loving, and fantastic family. My children are as lucky as I am to have them.

9. What took 9 months to gain probably really will take 9 months to lose..and thats okay!

10. I truly understand what it means to unconditionally love. It is scary and astounding all at the same time.

I cannot wait to see what the next 12 days, 12 weeks, 12 months, and 12 years bring. Cory and I are blessed beyond words.