Wednesday, September 18, 2013

38 Weeks

Well it's official.  

The boys have been living on the outside longer than they were on the inside.  

Technically they were only inside for 35 weeks and 2 days, but the first couple weeks you aren't actually pregnant whether you do IVF or not, so we will just go with the normal pregnancy schedule.  

For a little bit of a comparison, here are a few pictures.  

I know I have said this before, but I never really felt that huge at the end of my pregnancy because I expected to get bigger yet.  Looking back now I realize I was huge.  

Luckily I feel like my body is getting back to normal.  I'm sure it will never be the same as it was before, but for having twins, I'm happy with where I'm at.    

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Splash Park

A few weeks ago we went to the Aurora Splash Park for a little fun with cousins Ava and Will.  Unfortunately I don't have a single picture of Ava or Will because they took off to play as soon as we got there and my hands were kind of full.  

Here are a few pictures from our day. 

Neither of the boys were excited about the water, which was very cold, but they had fun watching the other children.  

 I was probably more wet than the boys were from trying to get them into the water.  

 It was great to have Grandpa Terry and Grandma Karla's extra hands while we were there.  I'm starting to realize that I don't have many pictures of the grandma's though because they are always the ones taking the pictures.  We need to work on that. 

 I may have bumped Jase's head on that green bar.  Oops. 

I am excited to see how these boys play at the splash park next year.  I have a feeling that they will be all over the place and will love the water.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

10 on 10

I finally did a successful 10 on 10 depiction of our day and even did a little extra credit and took 13 pictures.  The editing I did was on my phone with PICLAB, which is a handy little free app.  Enjoy. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

4th of July

Here are the long lost photos from the 4th of July.

We went to Stockham for the Annual 4th of July Potluck and spent a little time swinging in the park.  The boys watched the fireworks from their car seats in the pickup since they were pretty loud. It was a great first 4th of July.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

8 Months

Both boys tend to roll on to their left side when they sleep

We attended the Hamilton and York County Fairs.  The boys enjoyed their first cattle show and looking at the different animals. 

We went to a Lincoln Saltdogs game for Henderson Day. 

We attended the Nebraska State Fair.  Out of the eight days that the fair was going, the boys attended 3 days.  More information to come in a later post. 

New foods: peaches, apples, prunes, nectarine, butternut squash, carrots, watermelon, zucchini, Mums, gram crackers.

Both boys go through stages of being messy eaters. Jase has be known to spit food, sticks his fingers in his mouth and then rubs his fingers in his hair.  Jax likes to waves his hands in front of his face, hitting the spoon and sending food flying.  We haven't decided if he is doing this because he doesn't like the food, is trying to sign all done or wants to eat something other than what I am feeding him. 

 Both boys have started picking on each other.  

We spent time at the Stauffer Pond. More information to come in a later post. 

There was a lot of rocking back and forth on knees this month.

Both boys can sit well on their own

We did some family jogging/walking/bike riding this month.

Average Daily Schedule
 6:30 am  - Awake, Change clothes, nurse, and play while brother nurses
7:00 – Breakfast of oatmeal with fruit mixed in
7:30- Play
8am – Head to daycare
8:30 - Nap
9:30- – 5-6 oz bottle at daycare
10:00 – Play
12:00 -  I nurse at daycare (the boys phased out this feeding by the end of the month)
12:30 – Eat solids.  Usually a fruit and vegetable (toward the end of the month they had solids prior to me nursing at noon)
1:00 – Nap
3:00- 5-6 oz. bottle.
5:00 – I pick up the boys at daycare
5:30 -  Nurse at home
6:00 – Eat solids.  Usually a fruit and vegetable
7:00-8:00 – Play time
8:30-9:30 – Nurse and Bedtime
Both boys usually wake up at least once at night to nurse.  This may be due to the fact that we cut out nursing at noon and the dream feed at 10:30pm, but they had already been waking up at night, and it didn’t really seem like the wanted these two feedings with the solids they are now getting. 

Moves all over the floor.  Started army crawling on 7/10

Got his first 2 teeth on 7/13

Would not stay still enough to sit, when we put him in that position, until he moved into the sitting position on his own on 7/8 as I was leaving daycare.  It surprised me for the longest time every time I looked over at him and he was sitting. 
Just started clapping his hands at the end of this month

 Third tooth 8/1, 4th tooth on 8/1, 5th tooth on 8/16. 
We have been battling constipation this month and as long as he doesn't crawl and loves to eat grahm crackers I think we will still have this problem.  

Is a solid sitter, but very little interest in moving around (unlike his brother) and is very content sitting in one spot. 

Loves the farm themed exersaucer.

Claps his hands very well. He started this trick on 7/5.

After several meals of prodding Jax to eat we learned that he prefers warm food.