Thursday, June 30, 2011

18 Months

If you haven't noticed I'm behind on my blogging and have lot's of catching up to do! Lot's has been going on in The Mixon household and some of it will have to be discussed in another post.

This post is all about L & M and their 18 month well baby. It is super hard for me to believe that the twins are already 1 1/2 years old. I mean it literally feels like yesterday that we were dreaming of what they would look like and I was finding out we were having a boy and girl. All I have to say is time sure does fly when you are having fun!

I took L & M to their 18 month well baby. First off, I requested all the paperwork that needed to be filled out for their 18 month appointment at their 15 month appointment. There were seriously like 15 pages to fill out PER child and there was no way this momma was going to be able to a) watch her children in the waiting room b) fill out the paperwork and c) keep any sanity I have left. The nurses were extremely appreciative of my preparedness, since we were the first appointment of the day we didn't put them behind schedule.

Maddox from the minute we took her back into the room she was an unhappy camper. I almost think that she knew the path that was unfolding in front of her. Also, since we were the first appointment of the day we had to feed them breakfast in the car. I don't know about your kiddos but mine like to sit down and have a big breakfast, if we have to do breakfast on the run it seems to throw off their whole morning.

Anywho, when Dr. B made his appearance Maddox was done. She was completely unhappy. I was able to calm her down for a brief time with a Strawberry Fruit Leather, but other than that Dr. B & I had to talk above her.

Since we're talking about Miss Priss I'll start with her.

Maddox was 25 lbs (75 percentile) and 33.5" tall (100 percentile). Dr. B said that she was on the top of her growth chart for height for her age. He said that she had a perfect height to weight ratio and that at the rate she was going she was on the path to being 5'8" to 5'9". Everything looked great on her and she was a healthy girl.

 She has cut all of her teeth except for her two year molars. She is jabbering up a storm and is able to say the following: "What's that? What's this? All done" and many other words. She has gotten to the phase where she loves babies or stuffed animals. She is so good with animals. She loves on our dogs all the time and is quick to love on any animal around. She can identify and point to several items in a book such as: balls, shoes, flowers, dogs, cats, ducks, butterflies, zebras, sippy cups, teddy bears, airplanes and much more. She is also able to point out the following body parts: Nose, Eyes, Teeth, Tongue, Ears, Head and Belly button. We have to be careful because she will accidentally poke your eye these days trying to show you where your eyes are :o)

Lukas was 32 lbs (100 percentile) and 36" tall (100 percentile). Mr. Lukas is our big boy. He isn't even on his growth chart for his height and weight. Dr. B said that he has the perfect height to weigh ratio and that he is on the path to be around 6'3"! We had no doubt that he would be a big boy, especially after carrying him around for several minutes.

 Lukas has all of his teeth except for his 2 year molars and he is still working on some of his I teeth (the pointy ones). Lukas loves electronics and phones. He is constantly "on the phone" everything from remotes to his hand become an imaginary phone. He has pretty comical conversations with himself. Lukas isn't really interested in identifying anything in a book. He will get things like balls and shoes, but only one his time. He will point to your nose, ears, teeth and tongue.

Here is Lukas having a phone conversation:

Both of the babies are growing up so quickly and doing some wonderful things. Here is our newest milestone that we are slowly obtaining...eating with a spoon!

I'll post more pictures in some of the upcoming posts!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Good Life

For those of you that didn't know, I just had my 27th birthday. Whoa. When I was in my early twenties I thought of people that were 27 as really having it together. I mean, they were well out of college (most of them), they had marriages, mortgages, kids and ultimately just had it TOGETHER. As I hit this milestone in my life, I have to admit that at first I was overwhelmed. How did I get here this fast? It seems like yesterday my parents were driving me to college.

When I look at the things that have happened over the last few years, I can't help but feel overwhelmingly blessed. Sometimes when we are in the moment, it is hard for us to see God's hand in our lives. We are only able to fixate on this one finite piece of our puzzle and we get so caught up in today that we aren't able to see the grand scheme of our lives. When I reflect back on the last few years of my life, I can't help but see that in times of hardships my path was well lit by my heavenly Father.

When I hear people talk about living "the good life", I have always thought of it as easy, carefree. But I'm here to tell you, the good life doesn't come to you as carefree and easy. You have to be willing to fight for that life. Everyday you will have to fight for your beliefs, your family, your marriage, your children and as long as you have something worth the have a good life.

I'm trying to learn to appreciate the gift of an ordinary day. The days that come and go and at the time seem so repetitive are actually days in which I should be thankful. One day, I will miss my kids wanting all my attention and hanging on my legs. I will miss the cuddles and kisses for no reason at all. I will be the one hanging on their legs trying to get a hug, just wanting a small piece of their day all to myself.

My life isn't always easy and most of my days aren't carefree, but when I really look at it I sure do have a good life!

Lukas living the good life with Snack & Drink reclining :0)





Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love these Girls

When I found out I was pregnant with twins, everyone told me "Join a Mother's of Multiples Group". I researched it, found one in Fort Worth..but then was kinda shy to go and then I got put on bedrest and then the twins arrived and then my life was too busy. When the twins were about 6 months old and Cody and I felt a bit more stable, I decided to go to my first meeting! After a few meetings, I could tell that I should have joined when I was pregnant. It was refreshing to talk to other mother's who had TWO babies. Don't get me wrong, I still love my friends that have 1 baby and value their opinions but they will never be able to understand certain things that come up while taking care of two wee ones at one time.

After the first couple of meetings, I met Eva & April and we immediately hit it off. Our kids are pretty close in age and we started setting up play dates. We quickly found out we had lot's more in common than each of us having boy girl twins. Here is a picture from one of our playdates...

Wow! Play dates grow quickly when multiplying by 2 :o)


And here is a picture of a Mommy only playdate...thanks to our fabulous husbands for watching the babies!


I love you ladies! Thanks for enduring CRAZY with me :o)