Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We took the babies to Broken Bow Oklahoma this past weekend for my family's annual fishing trip weekend. We have been going to Broken Bow for many many years. We used to camp there during the summers when I was growing up. We started making the "fishing trip weekend" an annual thing when I was in college. My dad, my brother, and Shane go fishing early friday morning at lake Texoma and all the girls meet them in Broken Bow Friday afternoon. We have a big fish fry Friday night and then spend the weekend sitting by the fire, hiking, eating, and just spending time together. We usually go the same weekend as the Broken Bow fall folk festival, but this year we missed it.
Let me just tell you, traveling with two 8 week old babies is quite challenging. I tried my hardest to time our driving so that we wouldn't have to stop and feed them on the road, but of course we had to stop both ways for them to eat. They did pretty good though. My mom road up there with me which was a lifesaver. She spent the first half of the trip bent over the seat trying to keep paci's in their mouths, and then she finally just got back there and sat in between them. They did much better on the way home. The drive is a little over 3 hours normally, so it's not too far away. I have decided that we will most likely be traveling by air if we have to go anywhere far. Nothing stesses me out more than a screaming baby in the back seat that I can't reach.
This is us trying to take a picture of all the kids with their winter hats on. As you can see, Avery doesn't like hats!
Aren't they so cute in their snow suits? Ok, there wasn't any snow, but it still gets pretty cold there at night.
Can't wait till next year's trip.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Well the twins survived their first colds. Avery woke up last Monday with congestion and a runny nose. It was so sad. My mom called me later that day and told me that my neice Kennedy had the flu. The kids had all been together over the weekend so I immediately convinced myself that Avery's congestion was the flu. Then my ICU nurse-mind went crazy and all I could do was picture my sweet baby girl in the hospital on the ventilator. (I know, so dramatic) After some guilt, tears, and a lot of worrying I realized that she was fine and it was most likely just a little cold. By Wednesday Carson had caught it. No fever or yucky cough, just lots of saline and suctioning. I think they are just about tired of the big blue suction bulb coming at their faces all the time! They are just about back to normal thankfully! Next time they get sick I will hopefully be a little less of a drama-mama!
Otherwise, we had a great week! Carson and Avery are 7 weeks old today. They seem so big to me already. Sunday night was the first night they slept 4 hours between feeds. It didn't last, Monday night they were back to waking up every 3. Avery's night time fussiness is getting better. We've discovered that the girl loves her swing. We can swaddle her up and put her in the swing and she will take a great nap! Carson has been wanting to be held a lot this past week. He usually is pretty content hanging out in his Boppy, but lately he has been wanting to be cuddled a lot, so sweet. He may have just been feeling a little yucky. I'm going to miss these days when they just want to be held all day long.
Now it's picture time!!
I promise they held hands all on their own, I didn't stage it.
She just doesn't like being on her tummy for very long.
Carson's head is still pretty wobbly, but he is starting to hold it up more.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I had a great 28th Birthday! Shane kept the babies in the living room and let me sleep all night and then he washed all the bottles before he went to work Tuesday morning! Those are probably the 2 nicest things someone could do for me these days! He surprised me with a birthday cake he made the night before while I was at Bible study! So sweet! We ate dinner on the patio at Christina's, watched the Biggest Loser and spent the evening snuggling with our sweet babies!! I'm so blessed to be 28 and have such an amazing husband and two perfect little babies! Thank you Lord for another year!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We enjoyed our first Halloween with our twins. Even though they had no idea what was going on, it was still fun to get dressed up and enjoy the night! It's hard to believe that next Halloween they may be walking.... crazy!! We went trick-or-treating with my family. It was Kennedy's first time to actually trick-or-treat... she was so cute!!