Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Tricks

Lukas has recently discovered his feet! He loves to hold them in the air and watch them. If you have seen his feet, you know he has an extremely long big toe! Both Cody and I could be the reason for this, because we both have long toes.

Much to Cody's dismay, I taught Lukas a new trick yesterday =)!



Thursday, May 20, 2010

5 Months

It is hard to believe that our babies are almost 1/2 a year old. Time has been flying in our household. Each and every day our babies are doing something new and adorable. From Squealing and Lauging to new ways to fuss, our lives are soo full!

Our day to day has changed. We are constantly holding a baby, rocking a baby, laying in the floor with a baby...everything we do involves a baby! If we aren't directly with them, we are sure thinking/day dreaming about them. To be quite honest, I don't know what I did with all the free time I used to have...

Major Milestone

On Tuesday, May 4th Lukas hit the rolling over milestone! He rolled from front to back then back to front! He was pretty excited about his feat and has now become our rolling man! Here is a video of one of his first rolls from back to belly...(he has now mastered the task in a much shorter amount of time)

Upcoming Excitement:
I am starting to make home-made baby food..I'll detail my adventures in future posts.
6 Month Well-Baby Appointment
Starting Solids in 1 month

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Maddox Talking

Maddox loves to talk these days; however, she is a bit camera shy. We know she has been camera shy since her days in the womb. She was always hiding her sweet face from the camera. Things haven't changed much. As soon as I get out the camera, she stops whatever precious things she was doing and stares at it.

I FINALLY caught her on camera by coming in at an angle, so she wasn't distracted by the camera itself.



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spontaneous Travels

Cody and I have really wanted to make a trip to A-Town to visit our family. A lot of our family has yet to meet the kiddos because of work schedules, distance, etc. If you know me, you know I tend to be a very structured person that likes to plan things out. However, I briefly got a spark of spontaneity on Thursday of last week and suggested that we make the trip home. Not only did I want to make the 5 hour trek home...I wanted to leave THURSDAY night. Cody was super excited to surprise his family, so he was all for us leaving.

We rushed home from work on Thursday evening and in 1 hour we had our SUV loaded and ready to go. We left that evening and ended up arriving in A-Town at 12:30 am.

We have learned that our babies are not travelers. I've always heard that babies sleep in the car, but not our babies. They like to look around and play. This leads to fussiness once they decide the car seat is NOT the place to be.

We surprised my mother-in-law, Ione and my step-mom, Patti at their work. The look on their faces when we brought in their grandkids was worth every hour in the car :) We also got to go to our nieces 2nd birthday party! Kylene, Cody's sister, was super excited to see us and her husband, Brandon got to meet his niece and nephew for the first time.

We bounced from place to place and are totally worn out, but we wouldn't trade it for the world. We love our family so much and even though the visit was rushed and brief it was nice to get to see them all!

Here are some pictures from visits from friends and our trip to the Botanical Garden...

The New Sun Hats for the kiddos...





Tough Guy in his Skull Onesie


Maddox pretty in bows and dresses!!


Lukas and Martin sporting shocked looks and skull shirts!



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lukas's Weight Check

Today I took Lukas in for his weight check. He weighed 12 lbs 9 oz!! He has gained 1 lb in two weeks. Dr. B was very pleased with his weight gain and said all his worries about his ability to gain weight have been put to rest.

We have decided to keep feeding him bottles since he is doing so well. We don't want him to regress, so I will continue to nurse Maddox and then pump for Lukas.

We are super stoked about his weight gain and want to Thank you guys for your prayers and concern!