>I couldn’t resist sharing a few pictures of my little pea pods. Have a fun Halloween!
>Does getting pooped on by your oldest daughter mean she’s trying to tell you that she loves you? She did smile at me afterward … I guess that counts for something.
>After no outdoor time since Thursday, we finally made it out of the house this afternoon. Hubby came home sick Thursday afternoon, it hit me on Saturday night, so Hubby and I have been doing some serious single-parenting over the past few days, trying to keep the girls out of harms way. So far, so good. It has been a blur of sickness, washing everything in sight, eating the BRAT diet, and using an obscene amount of anti-bacterial everything. Why does getting sick always rekindle my love of applesauce?
I think Maddy and Libby were as ready to go for a walk as we were. They were bundled up with their little hats, blankets up to their chins, and at one point all you could see on Libby were two eyes and a pacifier. Note to self – start bringing cameras on walks. After our walk, they both ate and immediately fell asleep. Ahhhh, babies sleeping, dogs snoring, and Hubby watching football. Not a bad Monday night.
>I took a chance and entered a contest over at the Gifting Gumshoe and I won! Whoo-hoo! The Gifting Gumshoe always posts about great gift ideas, so if you need a little inspiration for upcoming birthdays, baby showers, or the holidays, be sure to check her out.
>Not those kind of shots, but Synagis for RSV. The girls were approved to receive this shot and while I wasn’t excited about the idea of adding a monthly shot for several months, if it will keep them from getting sick during flu season, then I’m all for it. They were little troopers and cried just for a bit and then both fell soundly asleep in their car seats while we sat and patiently waited for 20 minutes to make sure they didn’t have a reaction. No reaction … thank goodness. We did find it interesting that our insurance didn’t approve them on the basis that they are twins, or were born prematurely, or their small birth weight, but because I have asthma and we have a wood burning fireplace. That we never use, but shhhhhh, don’t tell.
The dinner part of my post is the goulash that I made last night. The change in temperature here has made me looking up recipes for comfort food. On my list has been goulash, brownies, shepherd’s pie, chili, etc. Anyway, I forgot to take photos of my dinner making in progress, but if you are looking for a good and easy recipe that will make enough for 3 hungry adults with plenty of leftovers, you can find it here. It is great with crusty bread and salad. Oh, and red wine, but sadly I settled for water last night.
Do you find yourself changing your menu when the weather changes? What is your favorite comfort food?
It’s hard to believe that four months has flown by in what feels like the blink of an eye. Here are a few photos from earlier today.
Maddy – Libby
Giggles from Maddy
Smiles from Libby
>I wish I would have had pictures to show this, but Libby turned a full 360 degrees in her crib last night. I still don’t know how she does this without waking herself up. Hubby had checked on them around 5am and she was 180 degrees from where we put her to bed. By 7:30, she was all the way back where she started. Go figure.
I think I’m glad we opted not to use the cute bumper pads for their crib, because with the way she’s moving, I think we would have been removing them sooner than later.
I kind of feel like the student cramming for final exams, except that I’m just gearing up for their 4 month appointment with our Pediatrician and working on the items she had mentioned. “More tummy time, girls!”
One thing that I’ve had a hard time with is putting the girls to sleep on different sides of their heads. Apparently with preemies, their heads are more oblong, so they tend to lay on their sides and not the back of their head. Most babies will get a flat spot on the back of their head, but we have the opposite problem, where they will continue to flatten out the sides and get more oblong. Our Dr. mentioned that we should try to alternate sides as well as to also place them to sleep on the back of their head. Well, Libby really seems to favor her left side and even with toys all on the right, she will still look to the left at the boring crib slats and wall. It seems that no matter which way we place her, she’ll turn to have her head to the left. (I think this is also how I sleep, so maybe she’s just taking after me!)
Does anyone have any recommendations on crib toys that your children really loved and would gravitate towards, or head positioners that help keep them in check?
>Coffee. I swear it’s close to one of the first thing I think about when I get out of bed. Not sure why, because we’ve been on a pretty good sleep schedule with Maddy and Libby. (I hope I’m not jinxing this as I type). We feed the girls between 8pm-10pm and put them to bed after that. Typically, they then sleep until 4am-7am. Wonderful. Not too shabby for babies of their weight, I think. I can’t believe they’ll be 4 months old on Tuesday. Where has the time gone?
Pizza. Hubby picked up pizza from my new favorite pizza place in town. I had the “A Kiss Before I Go” that has Tomato Sauce, Fried Eggplant, Wild Mushrooms, Mozzarella, Carmelized Garlic, Fresh Basil, and Parmesan. Yum. Leftovers for lunch! I should have taken a picture, because their pizzas are so pretty, but I was too much of a pig!
Hair. Since I was beginning to debate if my grey hair was cool aka Stacy London or scary aka Cruella De ville, Hubby surprised me and coordinated a cut, highlights and a massage for me on Thursday. His parents had volunteered to come visit and watch the girls, so he surprised me with this treat and coordinated all the details. Wonderful. Hubby rocks!
All for now … happy Saturday!
>I bet the anticipation is killing you … I wish I could tell everyone that there were bigger bills hiding under the ones … when I first opened the drawer, I really thought that Hubby was gearing up for a bachelor party. So I had to ask him what was up with the cash stuffed in the drawer.
>if you opened your dresser drawer and saw this?
Would love to hear your thoughts!