Monday, July 28, 2008

One year ago & Five Month Birthday

So I realized this weekend as we're celebrating my dad's birthday that this weekend marks the one year anniversary of the discovery of my pregnancy. I will NEVER forget the day I took that test and the shock of realizing that I was pregnant...and I wasn't trying to get pregnant. In fact, I was on bc. I remember that almost as clearly as the sonographer telling us at our first appointment that there are two babies in there. TWO! It is completely shocking and just amazing all at the same time. I feel INCREDIBLY blessed to have two healthy and wonderfully happy baby boys. I am enjoying every minute of their lives and I thank God for the blessing of Children. My father while holding one of the boys this weekend reminded me that children are a gift from God. I know and I'm reminded of it everyday.

At the 5 month mark both boys have been eating cereal once a day before their last feeding. They are gettin much better at eating with a spoon. They seem to (especially Jake) really like it! We are usually taking 6oz of formula/bm at each feeding, still around every 3 hours. For the most part they are sleeping through the night. Jonah has been sttn since 3 months. Jake still gets me up most nights around 5 or 6am. And all he wants to do is nurse a little and go back to sleep. I know this isn't for nourishment but for the comfort of being with mama right now, but I enjoy being with him too so I don't mind it. Since he was a reflux baby, we've been sleeping together for a looong time now, sweet baby. To be honest, I love that he wants and needs me because I know all too soon, he won't. So, for now, I'm ok with getting up so early to go get him.

Both boys are rolling over and have been enjoying laying on their tummies. They usually curl up in a ball on their stomach so that their little hineys are straight up in the air. It's pretty cute. Jake is oh so loud. He even woke his GG up from her nap today. Jonah is much quieter but has his own noises. His noises are really all over the place where as Jake will find a new noise and work on it until he masters it. This week's noise is what his auntie calls "farty face". Something they're also trying to master so hard is sitting straight up. Their other auntie got them some seats this weekend to help them sit straight up; however Jonah is so fascinated with his toes that he still bends over in it. I love that Jonah is so flexible that sometimes he has both a finger and a toe in his mouth!

Jake is getting really good at standing on his weight for longer periods of time (while being held) and his GG swears he knows what up and down mean. Jonah has this adorable new thing he's doing. When I ask him for kisses, he will grab my face and come at me mouth wide open! I know it's probably a coincidence but I like to believe he knows what kisses are. :) He still is such a flirt too! Both boys have completely different smiles but each one can just light up a room and make your entire day.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Does it get any cuter?

Yes, this video is a bit old. I want to say it's almost 2 months Jonah was around 3 months old. I absolutely love love love this video. He doesn't do this much anymore but for a while, his favorite thing to do was hold a conversation like this.

First Official Family Photos

This past weekend we had our first official family photo shoot. It was an incredibly looong day. We worked our whole day around the event and the boys were super sweet most of the day. They got a little cranky during the shoot...but it was hot in that room so I can't blame them. I had a pretty good time despite the stress around getting 4 people ready and out the door on time. And I couldn't wait to get them back! My friend is the photographer and he gave me the raw photos on cd, asked me to pick out my faves and he would photoshop them. I've had a lot of fun with them already and can't wait to see them matted and framed and at home on my walls soon!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

For Starters

Welcome to my tribute to the most adorable twin boys ever. Ok, ok, I know I'm a little biased haven given birth to them and all...but they are pretty darn cute! I hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive me if you are reading this with twins of your own thinking that yours deserve this title as well. I am sure they do. I just wanted to convey how crazy about my little guys I am and will always be! So, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy catching up with my Jacob and Jonah...aka Jakie and Jojo.