Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lookin' Good!

Yesterday, when I realized the girls were going to take a long nap instead of their notorious 45-minute naps, I decided to take a nap, too. It was amazing. :) When I woke up, I realized just how exhausted I am, based on this mental picture that I will draw for you:

I was laying on the couch with one leg hanging off. My hair was damp from being washed but never dried or styled. I was wearing purple and orange argyle socks, blue capri sweatpants, and a gray t-shirt. I had covered myself using the nearest pink baby blanket, and for a pillow I was using the Boppy. Next to my head was a pile of clean clothes that I've been meaning to put away.

Ah, the life of a stay-at-home mom. Let's hope the girls start sleeping through the night soon!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dueling Hiccups

When we remove our pictures from our digital camera, the videos don't come off automatically as well. I finally downloaded the videos today, and thought I'd give you a little flashback to when the girls were in the hospital. They had the hiccups at exactly the same time -- which they also got when they were inside me, and still do to this day! It's also a reminder of how far we've come, since they're covered in tubes and so, so tiny! (Hadley left / Leila right)

Monday, September 21, 2009

All Smiles

I finally got a couple of pictures with both of the girls smiling!
(Both pictures Leila left / Hadley right)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Girly Girls

Well, I never thought I'd like putting bows on my girls' bald heads, but let's admit it -- they're adorable. :) Plus, I think it helped the nursery workers at church remember which was which.

Yesterday I put the girls on the same blanket for a little bit of tummy time. They have both rolled over a couple of times, but nothing regularly. As soon as I laid Leila down, she rolled over ... right on top of Hadley. They clunked heads and both started crying ... I guess that's the end of a shared blanket!

Anyway, I moved Hadley, and when I came back, somebody else had taken her place. I really think Willow loves Leila. Or she thinks if she hangs out with the girls, I might give her some attention too ...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Man Who Lets Me Dream

The girls just finished up a major 3-month growth spurt. Wow, they should warn you about that when you sign up to be parents! They were eating every two hours for a few days, and nights were no picnic either. From the time they were born, Tony has wanted to be as involved as possible with the girls, and since he can't feed them :), we made an agreement that I would only get up in the night to feed the girls, and he would get up with them when they were being fussy. I think he regretted that agreement this week! There were a couple of nights that he took a pillow into the nursery and stayed with the girls so that I could get some sleep. Thankfully, I think they're done with the spurt ... until the next one.

So, here's to Tony -- the man of my dreams who lets me dream. :)

Tony and Hadley in the hospital

Tony and Leila in the hospital

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Master and The Student

Leila: "Oh, Willow, I have so much to learn from you about moving on four legs and eating things off the floor!"

On another note, we put the girls into their own cribs for the first time last night. They also slept worse than they have in weeks. I'm starting to think they missed each other!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


One of the perks of having twins is that Tony and I didn't have to choose whether to use a name from his family or my family for our first child -- we just used one of both! This weekend, we traveled back to Kansas, where Leila got to meet hers for the first time.

Here's Leila Elaine with Great-Grandma Myrna Elaine (Tony's grandma). Elaine means "bright light", which we think is perfectly fitting for both of them, and we hope that Leila will have her great-grandma's love for life, which everyone around can see. (Happy 60th anniversary, Max and Myrna! We enjoyed getting to spend time with you!)

Hadley Luella, on the other hand, got to meet her Grandma Mary Luella (my mom) on the day after she was born. Luella means "female warrior" or "famous elf" ... and even though we know Hadley is our more dominant baby, those are not the traits we wanted to pass on to her! Instead, we hope she takes after her grandma's patient spirit and thoughtful heart.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


We started putting the girls in their Bumbos this week. I didn't realize they were old enough until we saw cousin Lucas trying it out! They seem to like them for small bits of time ... just as they like everything right now! (Leila top / Hadley bottom)