Saturday, December 11, 2010

30 is the new 20....right?

The BEST 30th birthday present a girl could ever ask for...
Mommy and Daddy had our 1st date night out using a sitter. We left the twins with my parents before, but this time, we used our nanny that has been helping me some nights. She knows the twins and what they like, so we felt really good about leaving them with her. We felt like grown-ups leaving our house with a sitter staying with our children..ha.
Still looking pregnant...but I am working on it. It will just take some time LOL.

All of my babies on my birthday morning....
I woke up to snow all over the ground, 2 beautiful babies, the cutest dog in the world and Cal was home! What a magical morning!
My birthday presents!!!
Cal also gave me a David Yurman ring that I have been wanting for years. It was a push present/ 30th bday! I am still waiting on it to get here from the jewelers. I can't WAIT to see it in person!
I had a fabulous 30th birthday~ thanks to my sweet hubby for making such a monumental birthday so special!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

There is a first time for everything...

Sitting in our Bumbos for the first time. Jack actually likes them more than Lucy...although this picture doesn't really portray that fact...ha. Lucy was done with the whole situation way before him. Jack just really likes to look around and take the whole world in...so I think he liked the way things looked from this vantage point.
Lucy loves her Nonna! I just love that smile...

Jack's first snow!
Lucy's first snow!
I guess that all of my posts have been about these sweet babies...but they are my life now...
We have been adjusting really well. I am healing and feeling about 95% myself again. They are almost exclusively fed breastmilk. They have 2-3 bottles of formula just at night. They have both gone up to about 4 oz. of milk every 3 hours.
And here is the BIG news.....
drumroll please...
Lucy is sleeping EIGHT hours at night!!!! Jack made a FIVE hour stretch last night too. They get their last nightime feeding at 9:00. Lucy sleeps until 5:00 in the morning and Jack wakes up at about 1:30 or 2:30 to eat again. I let Lucy sleep and feed them both at 5:00 a.m. We (Cal and I) finally feel like we are able to get some rest!
Cal and I are taking shifts from night to night and that is working out great. He gets up one night and then I get up the next. So...there are not 2 tired people in the house and we are getting several good nights of sleep a week. We were both getting up for every feeding and that was getting exhausting.
I just have to say that God could not have created a better man for this job. Cal has been so dedicated, patient, loving and supportive through all of this. He has truly amazed me daily. I am just so proud to call him my husband and so happy that he is Jack and Lucy's daddy! He is an amazing father!
Feeding time approaches...duty calls!