Two of my good friends have taken on "Project 365" and have inspired me to do the same. Basically, the goal is to take one picture everyday for a year and to post the picture along with a brief description. It's been quite interesting and entertaining to follow these women's adventures and while I don't anticipate my posts to be as exciting as a new college grad or someone studying/traveling in Europe, I thought this would be a unique way to document the first year of the littles' lives. I can just about guarantee that this blog will not be updated daily and perhaps not even weekly, but I'll give it my best effort to post on a regular basis. My hope is that this will be a popular site for the grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends of the littles and that this can be a fun way to watch them grow.
*November, 2011* We made it through the year, and I thought perhaps I'd try to redesign the blog for the future, intermittent updates. But, this twin mom is going to keep it simple and just keep going. Do not expect daily photos; we'll just post highlights from now on. Enjoy.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I experienced a whole new level of attention and questioning when I met up with my new friends Katie and Kerstin and their sets of twins. Despite having the term "twinarazzi" come to life, it was wonderful to spend some time with women who are in the same boat!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The past few mornings we've woken up to find Josie had wiggled her hands up to her face while still swaddled, but this morning she broke free. I looked back at some of her newborn photos and she was even breaking free of the nurses swaddles...so tonight, no more swaddle.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Those of you who know Bennett will recognize this "up to no good" glimmer in Noah's eyes...I watched as he scooted and rolled his way across the room and under grandma's rocking chair. It's definitely time to baby proof the house!
Not only is Noah attempting to get around on his own, but he's also learning to hold his own bottle. When I see other twin moms who can hand their babies bottles and allow them to drink on their own, I'm envious. Looks like there's hope! (This was a rare occasion when Josie was still asleep so I got to feed each one of them individually)
November 22, 2010
We were all very fortunate to have Nonna with us for the first month of the littles' lives. The times when they'd sleep on her were the times when Ben and I could actually get some sleep. Nonna was happy, the littles were happy and we were happy. Here, Nonna is reliving the good old days.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Woke up this morning to find Noah in his sister's sleep sack. This is a result of Noah having wet more than his diaper, the laundry being finished but not put away, and Bennett grabbing whatever was available in the middle of the night. I think he's sporting the floral print quite well and I'm grateful for a husband on night duty!
One year ago today in the Kaiser Women's Clinic -
Mom: "What are we looking for?"
Nurse Practitioner: "Well, here's her bladder, here's her uterus, and here's one...and here's another one."
Me: "Another one, as in 2, as is twins???"
Nurse Practitioner: "Yes, exactly! As in twins."
Me: "Ooooh my god!"
November 17, 2010
Noah's new favorite past-time is reaching out and exploring faces. Another is blowing raspberries and I happened to catch one of his bubbles. Everyone says he's a little Bennett!
November 15, 2010
With twins it makes sense that we go through lots of bibs in one day. Twins with reflux = loads of laundry amounts of bibs. The good news is that the littles are really showing signs of wanting to sit up on their own and my understanding is the more sitting up, the less spitting up!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
November 12, 2010
After lunch at our usual hang-out, Rachel convinced me to try something new, so we took the littles for a stroll in downtown Petaluma. I never wanted to maneuver the double stroller on my own downtown, but with Rachel at my side, Josie and Noah got to see a new corner of their hometown.
Bennett and I each took the littles to our polling place today - have to teach them early about their civic duty! Josie also marked this day by rolling from her back to her tummy for the first time.
Update: I was going through old photos and realized I forgot to post an important milestone. Below, Josie is perfecting her back to tummy rolling.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
October 27, 2010
Our friend Julie (in the hat) spent the day with us (she has twin nephews who are just a few weeks older than the littles) and we met Brynn (she's a fraternal twin) for lunch at Mr. Pickles. Josie decided that all of the activity made the perfect environment for a nap.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Again, not the best photo, but another action shot. When I entered the room to check on Noah, he had rolled onto his side and was almost face down in what looked like an attempt to retrieve his pacifier. Since he was swaddled I was worried he'd end up face down in his crib without the use of his arms to right himself, so Noah officially graduated from the swaddle that night. I talked myself out of believing that he was actually trying to get his pacifier back in his mouth until Ben and I went in to check on him again, remove the bumper from his bed, and take a photo of the big boy in the sleep sack. That's when we saw him roll over, open his mouth, aim his head towards the mattress and come back up with his pacifer in his mouth. He was really bobbing for his pacifier and was successdful!