Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Teething time

This week has been a little rough for Silas and Grace. They can't seem to get comfortable or be relaxed when their chompers hurt so bad. Poor Grace is not a happy camper like she normally is and it's affecting her sleep. Silas has his moments and I do all I can to help him rub his gums with teething toys from the freezer, but sleeping is tough. While I know this will pass it's hard to believe that we ever made it with such little sleep before when waking up every four hours now wears me out. I can't wait to see what they look like when those little teeth finally make an appearance.

Feeding time has been fun and they really starting to get the hang of it. We have a pretty good system down. Silas of course out shines Grace in the eating category, but she is catching up. It's easy to see he is such a boy with the way he is always smacking his hand on the tray wanting more, while Grace just sits chewing her fingers patiently waiting. The favorite food so far is bananas, Grace just loves it. Sarah is making our own baby food and has had some success with bananas and pears. It is really tough to find organic fruits and vegetables around Portage for some reason though.

Silas doesn't seem to be getting any better at rolling over and I'm not sure why, since he is strong enough and mobile enough... he just doesn't seem interested. The one thing he loves is his jumping toy, he can sit in there forever and never seems to get bored. Grace on the other hand is a rolling machine, the second you put her down she rolls onto her stomach and pushes up to look around. She also tries to sneak out of her bumbo and has no interest in being in there anymore.

As for me. school is going great; staying up on homework and still working on recipes for cupcakes and cookies. I found out bananas will not cook right in the form of cupcakes. The center fell right in and the taste was like a sweet banana bread, which tasted great but looked terrible ... so on to a different recipe.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kitchen is Always Open

Busy is my new four letter word. This daylight savings switch for some reason has really messed up naps this week and bed time.

So what has happened recently? Well, we got our four month vaccines (in three shots...the babies are 5 months old, they have us scheduled one month off) and it was not fun. I, of course, get the honor of holding them while it happens because Sarah hates needles. Grace has never screamed like that or cried with no sound for the first few seconds ever. She was so upset she couldn't even catch her breath so she looked for comfort in my arms. Silas actually did pretty good for going second and hearing what sister went through. He stopped crying not soon after he recieved his shots and the rest of the day went well.

Last week Gracie had the worst smelling diaper ever. It was so bad we took it right out of house to avoid stinking the house up. We have recently been getting diapers from amazon mom for a really good deal with coupons. One hundred diapers from Tuesday to Tuesday seems to be how many we are going through lately, so it's not too bad.

We have started spoon feeding with cereal and bananas the past week and everyone seems to understand what they are supposed to do. Grace always makes a sour puckered face with every bite but still continues to eat. Silas, of course, loves it and always wants more and more. He even grabs the spoon to try to feed himself. So with three feedings a day, the kitchen will be busy all of the time especally, when we try and make our own baby food. We plan on attempting that this weekend. It's fun to feed them by a spoon instead of bottle all the time.

Silas loves this jumping toy that he gets into and goes crazy with. I'll post some video soon of him cause it's really funny. Class has kept me busy with homework but I still found time to make sugar cookies for St.Patties Day with green frosting and they were delicious. So tune in next time for video of Silas and Grace rolling around