Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Wal-Mart trip

This is how we do Wal-Mart...

Daddy and Connor

Mommy and Chloe

I think they liked it. We had much more success this way and a lot less fussiness than when we use the stroller.
Chloe loved looking at everything and Connor even fell asleep.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Bunny

We went to see the Easter Bunny today and this picture pretty much sums up how the visit went...

Chloe screamed her head off and Connor chewed on his fingers the whole time.

But then it got a little better, with the help of the photographer.

Chloe would calm down when she was holding her but as soon as she sat her in the bunny's lap and walked away she would start screaming again.

So she ended up consoling Chloe while I snapped the pictures!

And we finally ended up with this...

Even though you can't even see their Easter outfits, I'm happy with it!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Her baby blues

Chloe had an appointment with a pediatric eye doctor today.

At her 2 month check up, our pediatrician was a little concerned that she was still looking up at the ceiling more than she was looking at people or objects so he suggested that we get her eyes checked.
But a few days after that appointment, Chloe started looking at us more and that's when she started smiling. The problem was just with her being premature and her brain not registering what she was seeing yet.

But her exam went great today and she can see just fine! Hopefully this will be a trend and she won't end up with my poor vision!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Connor smiling

Connor was having so much fun this morning...I had to record him!
Please ignore my annoying voice.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Visit from Papaw

Papaw came to visit us yesterday.
This is the babies waiting on Papaw...

Chloe had a horrible nap right before this visit so she got fussy as soon as he got there and had to go down for a nap.
But Connor had fun laughing and playing...

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring is here!

It's so nice outside today! So during what was supposed to be nap time, we headed out to enjoy the weather!

We tried our sunglasses out...

Laid back and relaxed...

And had a few laughs...

Then we all paid for our fun and no naps with major grumpiness!

Now we're looking forward to summer!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello old friend!

The babies turned 9 weeks old yesterday and to celebrate...Momma put her pre-pregnancy jeans on!

I'm very proud to say that in 9 weeks, I've lost the almost 70 pounds I gained while I was pregnant and I'm just 2 pounds shy of what I was the day I found out I was pregnant!

I credit the entire weight loss to breast feeding 2 babies. I haven't done a thing except take a few walks down the street and back. I'm in no way bragging, it just amazes me that this actually happened. And I want to mention that I was 30 pounds lighter the day I came home from the hospital, just from the babies and all of the fluid. I had TONS of fluid!
And I'm not at all ready to jump into a bikini, but if I was forced to, I would be a little proud considering this is what I looked like 10 weeks ago...

I would be more embarrassed by how top heavy I am rather than my little bit of tummy I have left over!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Another one!

Look who else I caught smiling today!

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Chloe has started smiling and giggling and I finally caught a smile in a picture!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tummy time

We practice a little bit of tummy time each day and this is what Connor did for me today!

He's been holding his head up for a while but when I run to get my camera he's usually had enough by the time I get back. But today he hung out like this long enough for me to get a few pictures!

He was so proud of himself!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

She loves her daddy!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

2 months

Connor and Chloe,

Today, you're 2 months old!

I can't believe how much you've changed in the last month! Even just in the last week!

You now look at us instead of off into space all the time, and if we're lucky, you give us a big smile. So we're constantly talking in a really high pitched voice and making funny faces to get you to smile.

You're both on a new feeding and sleeping schedule this week and its really helped get my sanity back! You're pretty close to sleeping through the night and it's working out great. Mommy is VERY thankful that we're getting close!

You both love to eat!

You usually take turns being fussy and are rarely fussy at the same time, unless it's feeding time and mommy is taking too long!

You are sleeping in your own cribs in the nursery (because Chloe starting kicking Connor when she got fussy) and most of the time you can both sleep through each other's screaming fits.

You're favorite toy is still the bouncer...and mommy really wished they bounced themselves!

You both do really well in the car, unless we stop moving. The same goes for the stroller. We have to keep it moving!

At your 2 month check up, you weighed 10 pounds and were 22.5 inches long.

You've grown out of the newborn clothes and are now in 0-3 months.

You're still my sensitive baby that loves to cuddle and be held. You love bath time and getting your hair washed and you love to hold your head up and look at everything.

At your 2 month check up, you weighed 8 pounds and were 21 inches long.

You finally fit into newborn clothes like you're supposed to.

You're miss independent and you let us know when we're doing something you don't like. You are starting to smile all the time and you look at me and listen when I talk to you.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Big Boy

I think we're all going through a growth spurt right now but its noticeable on Connor. He's grown out of all the newborn clothes and is now in 0-3 months!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chloe's homecoming...a little late.

I recently realized, after looking through pictures on my camera, that I never really did an official post about the day we brought Chloe home. I was probably a little busy and overwhelmed with 2 babies at home!

But first I wanted to share some pictures of her during her stay before we brought her home.

This was her name tag on the outside of her isolate that the nurses made for her.

Wide awake.

She loves having her hands up at her face. She even ripped her feeding tube out a few times. She was ready to get out of there!

It was so hard to just get to spend a few minutes holding her before we would have to put her back so she would rest up for the next feeding.

Then the day finally came...we got to take her home! This was her when we walked in to get her... She was so ready!

This was her board we checked every day for her progress. She weighed 5 pounds the day we brought her home!

This was Chloe's nurse Katie. She was working the day the twins were born and helped David with everything that first day. And she was there the day Chloe went home.

All packed up and ready to go!

Getting to leave the hospital with BOTH babies!

They both slept through the whole reunion.

After some cuddle time with brother, she had her first bath at home.

Today it seems like this all happened years ago! It's crazy how much our lives have changed in just 7 weeks, but at the same time, it feels like they've been mine forever.

We love you Chloe Brynn and we're so happy you're home :)

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