Thursday, October 29, 2009

One month old!!

Where has this month gone?? I feel like we just brought our babies home from the hospital and here they are one month old. Time is just flying by. This past month has been the most wonderful month we've had!! Yes it has been tiring and time consuming but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Carson is still my easy going boy..... he just goes with the flow. He is starting to have a lot of awake time during the morning but still sleeps a lot in the afternoon and evening. He is such a sweet baby! He is already eating 4oz every 3 hours.... he's trying his hardest to catch up to his big sister's weight. Avery had found her voice!! She is a very spirited little girl and loves to be held and walked around with! She doesn't like to be still. She has been really fussy in the evening hours and wants us to keep her moving and bouncing till she finally gives out and falls asleep. She also has been much more awake and alert during the day and has the biggest, most beautiful eyes!! They are both growing so much. They have almost outgrown their "up to 7 pounds" clothes and are starting to fit into their newborn clothes. We are slowly making our way out of the house more. This past week I took the babies to Target by myself...... I was so proud of myself. I put them in the Moby wrap and did my shopping, they did great. I highly recommend the Moby wrap to anyone who wants to grocery shop with twins... they loved being all snuggly with each other up against me, and you have your hands free. Thanks Allison for letting me borrow it!! Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks.
First time in the Moby wrap... at my friend Amber's baby shower!
Hanging with Daddy
Playing in their activity gym
One month picture (I've seen some of my friends do this on their blogs... take their picture every month next to the same stuffed animal so you can see how much they've grown month to month. So I'd like to introduce you all to "Bunny" this was one of the two stuffed animals Shane slept with when he was growing up, the other was a giant Panda bear named "Muffy"..... so funny)
Sweet boy
Avery wasn't very happy about getting her picture taken!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My little pumpkins

We had a fun family outing this past weekend at the Dallas Arboretum. We finally had some beautiful fall weather and were able to take some fun pictures of the babies in the pumpkins. We went really early to beat the crowd. (I'm still so nervous about being around large crowds of people..... my poor babies are going to be hermits this winter.)

In other news, Carson and Avery are three weeks old as of yesterday. I can't believe that we have had them for three weeks now. The days have been going by so fast. I've been trying so hard to get them on a schedule, but they are babies and aren't always hungry at the same time, so that has made life fun!! During the night I make them eat at the same time so we can all get some sleep, but during the day it's kinda been a free for all. But we are figuring it out... and are loving being parents so much! They had their two week well baby check up last week. Carson weighed 6lbs 6oz and was 20.5inches long and Avery weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 19.9inches long. They gained a pound each in a week.... they are really good eaters. But they are still only in the 5th and 10th percentile for their weights. They already seem so big to me. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1 week old already

Avery sleeps like her daddy: mouth wide open.
All the cousins together for the first time.
Little cuddle bugs
First time in their car seats
Going home from the hospital
First day at home
At their first pediatrician appointment. Carson peed all over his doctor, his mommy, and Avery's carseat. Avery weighed 5lbs. 11oz. (she was 5lbs. 7oz. when we left the hospital) and Carson weighed 5lbs. 7oz. (he was 5lbs. 4oz. when we left the hospital) They are growing!!
All of us at our favorite breakfast restaruant in Wylie. This is the place we went the morning we found out we were having twins.
Carson just lounging.
I can't believe they are already 1 week old. This past week has been so fun. We have been trying to get them on some sort of schedule and they pretty much eat every 3 hours. They sleep a lot as most new babies do. We are a little tired and my hormones have definately kicked in and I've had a couple of tearful moments. But overall we are doing really good and are so happy to have them. They already have little personalities. Avery is little miss demanding. She knows when she wants something. Therefore she usally gets to eat before her very laid back brother. Carson is my easy going boy. He patiently waits his turn and usually only fusses when he is cold. They are both so sweet and are starting to have little periods of awake time with their eyes wide open. I could just sit and hold and stare at them all day. They are just so precious.

Birth Pictures

What an amazing day September 29th was for us. I went into the OR at about 5:30. We were delayed getting started because my blood pressure was so high when they took me back. It was 178/120 right before the c-section was supposed to start. They gave me some BP medication and a little sedation to relax me. It came down to a more reasonable number and they were able to give me the epidural and get started. The extra time I spent back there was really a blessing because it gave Shane some time to relax a few minutes before they brought him back. Everything was so rushed and he was nervous and a little pale. But by the time he got to the OR he was fine. He did great, no passing out!! And a few minutes later Avery Elizabeth was born at 6:05 weighing 6lbs. and Carson Alan was born at 6:07 weighing 5lbs 10oz. They were both 18.5in. They both came out screaming. It was the most beautiful noise! Let me tell you, there is nothing like hearing your baby cry for the first time. It was so amazing! I spent the first night and part of the next day in labor and delivery because they had to start magnesium for my blood pressure. That first night was rough, they had to wake me up every hour to check my BP, plus the magnesium makes you feel awful. I went up to postpartum on Wed. and was feeling much better. The next couple of days in the hospital were wonderful. It was just such an awesome time of getting to know my babies and bonding with them. Shane was so great with them from the very start. He's already an amazing daddy. I didn't have to ask him to do anything. He jumped right in there with feeding, diaper changing and baby holding. I really loved my time in the hospital. It was so fun to just be with my new family. All the nurses were great and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Here are some pictures of the delivery.
Our favorite picture of them. About 30 min after delivery. Carson is the one on top with his arm around Avery.
Proud Daddy with his two babies
Mommy and Carson
The 4 of us

We are absolutely in love with these two little babies. They bring us so much joy and we are so thankful to finally have them here. They are perfect!