I never lived close to my cousins. Ever. Our parents must have felt guilty because they would fly us to each other's house for the summer. Seriously, who puts their 8 year old alone on a flight from South Dakota to Colorado? But those summers were the best.
The problem is, so far all of my kids' cousins live far away. It makes me sad. I guess I better start a frequent flyer account (is that even what it is called?).
Can’t you tell they are all just gonna be best friends?
It seems that anywhere I go I get at least one of these questions.
1. Do you ever get any sleep with 2 babies?
We have great little sleepers. Like 10 hours worth of great. Occasionally I have to go stick a binky back in a mouth but usually both babies sleep from about 8 to 6. I really believe that I can do anything during the day if I have a good nights sleep!
2. Are your twins identical?
This one I have to be careful with. Here’s what I want to say: “They are until we take off their diapers!” or “No you ding dong, a boy and a girl cannot be identical.” Don’t make me get out my biology powerpoints. But usually I just say, “Nope. They are fraternal.”
3. Do twins run in your family?
Actually they do. I have 3 cousins on my mom’s side with twins. The oldest are 3 years old. Mine are the youngest. And here’s a fact for you – twins only run on the girls side of the family. Not boys. Boys have nothing to do with it (if you want more details I have powerpoints on this too!)
4.Do you ever get anything done?
5.What do you do if they are both hungry at the same time?
Well, I feed them!
6.Do they share a room?
Yes. Both of their cribs are in the same room. They are so used to each other that they don’t really wake each other up.
7.Do they play together?
Not really yet but I hope they become best friends. They do smile at each other. And Jace likes to attack Allie and take her binky out.
These two babies really are so different.
Jace likes to snuggle. Allie does not.
Allie takes shorter naps than Jace does.
Jace is sitting up and crawling. Allie can roll but usually just stays stationary.
Allie talks in happy squeals (about 2 octives too high for me) and Jace is more of a grunter.
Its been a while. To be honest, it's a little embarrassing. I won't make excuses just promise myself that I will try to be better about visiting this spot on the internet a little more often.
We are doing well around here. 6 months old and both babies are hovering around 17 pounds. It's hard to believe they are more than 3 times as big as when they were born. How on earth were they ever that little?
Blogging is on my list of things to do somewhere under getting dressed and putting on make up. Judging by the way I look everyday, this blog isn't going to be getting a lot of love any time soon. But here are some pictures.
First time going to church (a few weeks ago).
ASU graduation. Aunt Ashlee, we are so proud of you!!
During weeks of bed rest I would dream of life being normal again. A normal schedule, a normal life out of bed. I could go shopping and clean my house and make dinner and drive again.
Then the babies came. And I was ready to start back to 'normal'. However, even though my living room usually looks like an F5 tornado hit, I can't seem to put down the sweet baby that I am holding to clean it. And even though I am now free to drive anywhere I want, the car usually just sits in the driveway as I just soak it all in.
Because before I know it, these kids will not fit in a basket and will complain when they get smothered in kisses.
A shout out to my friend Amanda who did these photos. Check out her blog here. She's pretty darn good.