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


December 6, 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!

Sophie Tea Party

December 5, 2010

The littles enjoyed some time in their Bumbos with their dog (thank you cousin Matthew). Each chomped away at their Sophies (thanks Corrados/Rosenthals) and discussed how much they loved having Godfather Phil and Melody visit.

Upside Down

December 4, 2010

Both Josie and Noah have reflux so one end of their beds are slightly elevated. Well, with her new found freedom, Josie turned so her feet were above her head...doesn't help so much with the reflux so tonight, the beds go flat.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Free at Last!

December 3, 2010
Sleeping like a champ! Josie took to her sleep sack quite well and Ben and I wondered why we hadn't done this a while ago.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quit Swaddling Me!

December 2, 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 tonight, no more swaddle.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

5 Months Old

December 1, 2010

We've survived 5 months and the littles rewarded me with my favorite photo of the 2 of them!

Time to Baby Proof

November 30, 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!

On His Own

November 29, 2010

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)

Three Photos

November 28, 2010

Photo #1 - Noah is giving me an anxiety attack as he makes his first attempts at crawling
Photo #2 - Noah is clearly proud of himself
Photo # 3 - Josie lives up to the souvenir t-shirt we bought her while in the city

In Good Hands

November 27, 2010

Thanks to Auntie Karina, Nonna and Nonno, Bennett and I went out for our first real date since the littles were born. We went down to the city, took a cruise of the bay and played tourist for the day. The littles didn't even miss us!

Black Friday

November 26, 2010

While we are crazy, we're not as crazy as Black Friday shoppers. We chose to spend a quiet day at home and were rewarded with a rare photo of both of the littles smiling.

1st Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010

Twice blessed and so much to be thankful for! The littles spent their first Thanksgiving in Berkeley where Henrie-Naffaas hosted a beautiful feast and we enjoyed time with the family.

Nonno's Here

November 24, 2010

Nonno arrived and couldn't get enough of the littles. I think he's particularly proud of the littles because he definitely sees his own genes in them. For those of you who don't know, Nonno is a faternal twin of a boy/girl pair.

Pinned Ya

November 23, 2010

For all of the times Noah has rolled over, kicked or grabbed Josie's ears, Nonna helped Jo get the upperhand.

Good Old Days

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.

Another Triple Nap

November 21, 2010

Dad wanted to catch up on his zzz and what better way than to cuddle up with the littles.