Look at that…I’m behind. On with the fifth month. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with friends, although we missed our families! Other than that, we just enjoyed our time and even walked downtown and back one day for a little outing.
The fourth month has come and gone. We have just enjoyed time at home, watching the boys grow and play. We took our first “hike” at Lair O’ the Bear park and generally enjoyed the nice weather.
After enough instances like this, we abandoned the swaddle
Luke and Noah enjoying tummy time outside
After our Lair O’ the Bear hike
w/ Luke at Lair O’ the Bear
Joel and Noah after our hike. Noah was SO ready to be out of his carrier!
Fun with our neighbors in the front yard
A little color left on trees at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Noah looking super cute in his bunny sweater
The third month came to a close while we were in Nashville. Things got more interesting with our trips to Breckenridge and Nashville, and hopefully the fun outings will continue.
Also in the third month, my mom came back to visit, as did Matt, Erin, Evie, & Amelia. We had lots of fun with all of them and look forward to the next time they can visit. The boys started smiling too, so that makes everything better.
In mid-October, we journeyed to Nashville for our first flight with babies. We survived. Flight one: I sat by a self-proclaimed “baby whisperer” who put both of them to sleep for me. Flight two: They let us bring a car seat on, so we let Noah sleep in his seat and tag-teamed with Luke. Success! (Fun fact: You can’t have 2 lap babies on the same row because there are only 4 masks that drop down in case of emergency. We couldn’t sit on the same row on the first flight, but we were able to on the second flight when there was an extra seat for our carseat. If you have one or two babies, always ask if there is room for you to bring your carseat onboard if you didn’t buy a ticket for your baby.)
The reason for our trip was that Joel had a conference in Philadelphia, so we thought it would be nice for me to go to Nashville while he was gone. So we flew to Nashville, Joel stayed for a day and then headed to Philly. We met up in the airport on the way home. We had a great trip – the boys got to meet Grandmommy, Uncle Adam, Brittney, lots more friends and family, and they got to spend some time with the grandparents and cousins too! We pushed them way past their limit on Sunday afternoon with a big family gathering, but they did really well the rest of the trip.
The first month went by pretty quickly! Our babies slept a whole lot the first week home, and it was great. We woke them every 3rd hour to feed them, and I hated my alarm every night. We quit setting the alarm after the first 10 days or so, and the sleep hasn’t come quite as easily. From our wonderful parents helping out, I haven’t had a whole lot of days by myself, but it is quite the challenge! It’s amazing to watch the boys grow so quickly.
Nearly a month later, I guess it’s high time we posted that we have babies! They were born about 20 minutes apart with Noah first and Luke second (born in the operating room, as is required for twins). It is a wonderful and challenging time so far! Here are some pictures from our first couple of days.
Note: In the operating room photos, Noah is in the swaddle with the footprints on it, and Luke is in the striped one. Noah is in the red car seat; Luke is in the brown one.
We haven’t been doing too much lately that is picture worthy (at least me sitting on the couch doesn’t seem too exciting), so I thought I’d post an update on the kiddies, size-wise at least. And I’m sitting down because my feet are tired, and I’ve apparently run out of other things to do on the internet.
Baby A – 1lb, 13oz
Baby B – 1lb, 8oz
That’s as of our appointment on Thursday. Everything is looking good so far, so we feel very blessed (I’m hitting 25 weeks this weekend). We’ve been working on nursery stuff as well as our back yard, so I’ll have pictures of those at some point. Also, we do have some ultrasound pictures, but I can’t tell what 90% of them are supposed to show (oh, there’s his hand in front of his face! oh really? I can’t see that at all. All I can see is more blurry stuff!).