Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Tree Hunting

We ventured out last weekend to cut down our first Christmas tree as a family.


Group Shot


Decorating Judges

Oy! It's been awhile!

Apologies for the delay in updating the blog. Busy much??? Since Halloween the girls have started eating solids, sitting up is an everyday thing, teeth started showing up, Adison caught the flu bug for a few days, hung out with family over Thanksgiving, crawling seems like any day now, and we got our first Christmas tree as a family! Some pics of the events:

Aubrey


Adison


Not. Edible. Aubrey.


Full Tummy = Nap time


Play Time!




Thanksgiving with Cousin Rylee (Aubrey looks like a giant in this pic for some reason)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We just returned home from a busy Halloween night, actually 2 nights of Halloween fun! First, we went and trick-or-treated at my parent's house since they are out of town tonight. They gave the girls tons of baby food, cute socks and a book for each of them! Thanks :)

Tonight we went to see the girl's great-grandparents at their houses. First, we went to my grandparents house and were the hit of dinner at their retirement home! The girls had tons of fun seeing all of my grandparent's friends who came up to see them! They also LOVED seeing the big fish tank there. Actually, they liked watching the water bubbling more than looking at the neat fish. Here are some pictures from Great-Grandpa Howard and Great-Grandma Mary Lou's house.


Next, we went to see Great-Grandma Pat. She was so cute dressed up as a witch, like she has forever! We also got to see Auntie Meghan and Chuck there. They were so funny - dressed up like Costco food sample workers. Chuck even got the pleasure of having projectile vomit on him from Aubrey! At least he had his Costco apron on! Here are some pictures from Great-Grandma's house.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy 6 Month Birthday!!!!

I can't believe that the girls are 6 months old today! Happy 1/2 birthday Aubrey & Adison!!!! We were so lucky to have Jeff's Uncle Gregg come visit us with his friend Chuck. We went to a yummy restaurant and played some Rock Band together while the girls were sleeping! Thanks Great Uncle Gregg for spending some fun times with us! Check out the cute pictures from their visit! We also got a Jumperoo for the girls. They have one at Baby School and totally love it! I was able to find one at a baby consignment store for a great price! Here are some pictures and video of their 1st time playing in it!
video

We all go to the Dr. next Wednesday. The girls have their 6 month Well Child Check and shots. Jeff and I are also going and getting flu shots & H1N1 shots along with the girls!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The girls got mail...

Today the girls got their first piece of holiday mail. Grandma and Grandpa Conway mailed them both their own Halloween cards! Thanks - the girls love them!!! As you can tell, Aubrey wanted it eat it!

Here is Aubrey and her Halloween card

Aubrey is also smiling so much now! Check her out

Adison also loves her Halloween card

Adison is also starting to smile a lot more!

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Josh Comes to Visit

We had a nice relaxing weekend here at home. We watched the Cougs play pretty decent against USC. I know that UW beat them... but USC DID play with their star quarterback against us! We also hung out with our friend Josh on Sunday. Josh works with Jeff and he came to hang out with us. He stopped by and saw the girls, then went to the driving range with Jeff and then watched some It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with us.

Here is a picture of Josh and Adison. Aubrey was asleep when we were having our photo shoot.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Busy Time

Rob and Jaymee Visit: We had a great weekend with Uncle Rob and Jaymee. We went to a yummy pizza place and hung out around the house. The girls even wore their clothes that Rob & Jaymee bought them when they were born. I am SO not responsible for the "Me, Mommy, Asshole" shirt that Aubrey has on. Blame that on Rob! Tummy Time at Grandma & Grandpa's: The girls are getting very good at Tummy Time. They are still spitting up all the time during this time but are loving it more and more each day. Aubrey seems to do a little bit better than Adison with Tummy Time. She is almost up crawling (check out her rear in the air)... uh oh!! Playing on the Exercisers: We have started using the Exercisers more with both girls. Aubrey was hysterical, she LOVED this new toy. She was jamming on the piano and laughing so much. Adison was playing on it to but was a little camera shy
video Of course... Juno had to make an appearance
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thank you Becky ~ We Love You!!!

We wanted to show the girls in their new outfits from Becky Callon! They are so cute... they even wore their baby Crocs! We also have some exciting news - Adison slept through the night without wearing her heart monitor last night and she was perfectly fine. We are trying to wean ourselves off of it by next week, lets see if Jeff and I can handle it!
We can't wait until the girls fit into the other clothes that Becky and Keena got them. Thanks so much - we love you!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

5 Months Old!

I can't believe the girls are 5 months old already. This time has flown by! They are getting so big and chunky! They are not the little preemies that I had back in April anymore.

We are so super busy it is not even funny! I am now back to work full time and things are finally getting into a routine. They girls are doing excellent at Baby School. They did get their first cold after the first week of school - of course! Aubrey still is fighting her cough but things are getting better daily. I am finding it very hard to teach 20 5-year olds at school, then pick up my 2 girlies, then cook dinner, then do laundry, etc. Luckily, Jeff is here and willing to pitch in whenever I need him. But, I DO NOT allow him to cook. I do not feel like having Macaroni and Cheese nightly, icky!

Today we got called back to Baby School 2 hours after Jeff dropped them off. He watched them until I could get home at 11:15. Adison had a little fever (from teething) yesterday when Jeff picked her up and they forgot to tell us that she could not return until 24 hours after the fever. So, I came home and of course they slept ALL day other than their one feeding! I got so much done - I changed out their closet, did all the laundry, etc! I need days like this monthly!!!! I went through their clothes and took out all the ones that are too small now. We are going to take their preemie clothes to the NICU they were at. I know they would love to use them! We are now trying to decide what to do with the other ones. Do we save them for more babies????

Here are some pictures from tonight. The white sleeper on the right is the girls first outfit that they wore in the NICU. They were actually really big on them... Notice how big the girlies are now!!!

Here is Aubrey after her bath













Here is Adison after her bath, I guess she wants to show off her muscles too!













We have been working really hard on Tummy Time also, check out this picture

Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to Work...

Well, today the girls went to Baby School for the first time (what we are calling Daycare to make me feel better) and did great - WAY better than Jeff and I did. I can't believe that I am already back at work... this all went way too fast! The teachers at their Baby School LOVE the girls. They were all so excited to see them. Aubrey did not sleep very well there today, which led to her being really grumpy tonight. But, she fell right asleep tonight so hopefully tomorrow will be better. They both spit up a little more than they normally do at home, but again hopefully they will be used to being fed by other people soon.

We have been so busy here, as you can tell by the lack of posting! We have been working on establishing a routine for the last few weeks to get ready for school. They continue to sleep really well! Jeff and I are so lucky. They started sleeping through the night at 3 months and will sleep anywhere from 7-11 hours at night. Adison is getting weaned off of her apnea monitor now. We are just using it as a security blanket for us at night. She has not had any episodes since July. We really only have her on it now when we're sleeping. They are both continuing to be great, happy babies... when Aubrey is in a good mood :)

We also took the girls to their 4 month old appointment a few weeks back. They both got 3 shots and 1 oral medicine. I LOVE the infant shot tech at the Doctor. She is amazing, they really only cry when they get the shot that burns. I would cry too!!! Their Pediatrician is not considering them preemies anymore. They are doing too well for that label. They are both in the 50% for their weight. Aubrey weighed 13.7 and Adison was 13.12. Adison is a little taller than Aubrey, she is in the 50% for height while Aubrey is lingering in the 25% for height. As soon as they can hold up their heads for a good bit on their own, we can start rice cereal. Oh, that is going to be fun if they continue spitting up!

Here are a few picture that my mom and my aunt took while they babysat the girls when I had a little procedure... Notice the big smiles!!!

My mom and I also took the girls to Family Day at my grandparents retirement home. Notice how proud my grandparents are. Every time one of their friends walked by, they would yell, "Hey - Come look at my twin great-granddaughters!" How cute!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Lions, Tigers and Multiplies.... Oh My!

Things are going great with the girls. I hate that I have to go back to work in 2 weeks and leave the girls care to someone else. I have to keep telling myself that they will be fine... I can't believe that they are 4 months already! They have changed so much lately, they are so big and their personalities are really shinning through.

Aubrey continues to be Miss High Maintenance lately. She LOVES to be held and there are nights where I give in and hold her until she is asleep just so we can have some peace and quiet and so that Adison can sleep! Other then that, she is doing wonderful. She is getting bigger and stronger by the day. She can hold up her head on her own and is almost ready to roll over. We take the girls to their 4 month appointments tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see what their weights are up to! Here are some new pictures of Aubrey


Adison on the other hand, continues to be her mellow self. She is a go with the flow baby (but right now she is the one crying and Aubrey is asleep, hmmm...) and really never cries unless she is hungry or she is having bathroom issues. Adison is also getting huge and very strong. She can almost hold up her head, but to disadvantage she does have a huge head! Her apnea issues are mostly gone. Jeff and I have been only monitoring her while she is sleeping since we are almost done with her monitor. I am trying to have her off of it when they start daycare on August 31st. Here are a few recent pictures of Adison


We also went to a Family Reunion for our fertility clinic's 20th year anniversary. I have never seen so many multiples in one place. Everywhere you looked their were twins dressed the same. I even saw one group of triplets. I bet we broke some record of the most multiples in one place. There were 2,000 of us their celebrating Oregon Reproductive Medicine's anniversary. There were 300 infants and 600 children too! We got to meet with our doctor again and have him meet the girls. We even got to check out some of the animals. Here are some pictures from our fun day - my new hair cut also makes an appearance here