Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Some random pictures from this week...

Linnea and I testing out the slings

Going on a shopping trip at Playgroup.  Addison was not amused.

Linnea took care of Ellie on Tuesday so we all got to hang out a little since I spend the afternoon at her house.  I think all 3 of them enjoyed themselves.

Gwen on pacifier/entertaining duty

Getting ready for a little red riding hoods :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The last few days have been exciting. Addison and Caroline have begun to interact with each other. Up until now they would look at each other but never really lock eyes and communicate.  The first time it happened I have to admit I got a little teary eyed. The thought that I was witnessing their first purposeful interactions with each other at the beginning of this incredible bond they will have growing up as identical twins was special. I am honored and priviledged to be the mother of twins. Ever since that first moment with each other there have many more that I have been able to capture. The best thing is that they can be in cranky moods and as soon as they lock eyes they instantly start to smile and talk to each other. I LOVE IT!

Their new activity is using the exersaucer.  They both love to spend a lot of time in it which will be nice for me when they start to crawl.  Don't worry, not there yet.



They are a bit small still.  Their legs barely touch the bottom.

Happy girl (Caroline)

Sunday afternoon at Linnea and Cam's...another happy girl! (Addison)

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Busy Saturday

Addison and Caroline started solids this past Saturday! I am so excited to be starting this next phase with them. They both did great :)

Addison...she had some classic faces

Caroline...she seemed to enjoy the experience a bit more

Then that afternoon we met up with Scott's brother, sister-in-law and their girls at Brookfield Zoo.  Addison seemed to love it but Caroline was kind of fussy/tired the whole time.

This is just a random cute one of Addison :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

4 Months!

Addison and Caroline are already 4 months old! They turned 4 months on 4/8/10 and yesterday we had their check-up. Here are their numbers:

Weight - 9 pounds, 11 ounces (below 5th percentile)
Length - 22 inches (below 5th percentile)
Head Circumference - 38.5 inches (above 95th percentile)

Weight - 10 pounds, 11 ounces (below 5th percentile)
Length - 23 inches (between 5th and 10th percentile)
Head Circumference - 39 inches (above 95th percentile)

They continue to have a one pound difference between them and Addison is technically not even on the chart in her weight. So this next month we will be mixing her milk with formula so that she gains more weight. You would think that with such opposite ends of the spectrum between their weights/length versus their head circumference that they would look like they had huge heads but they don't. What can I say, they must have big brains :)

At 4 months, Addison is rolling from her stomach to her back, cooing and ooing like crazy, smiling all the time and continues to do the fake cough thing. She is learning how to reach for toys and can grasp them pretty well when placed on her tummy.

At 4 months, Caroline enjoys making high pitched screeching noises to let us know she is there and happy. She is also cooing, ooing and smiling like crazy and also continues to make her fake cough noise. She finds it funny when you imitate her. She also continues to learn how to reach for toys and will also grasp them when you put them on her tummy of close by.

They both can sit with support and keep their head up straight. Both of them enjoy being held facing out so they can look around and soak in their surroundings.

A week ago we eliminated the final feeding at night so the girls are both now in bed from 7pm to 7am. A welcomed change for Scott and I. We are truly lucky and blessed to have such great sleepers! During the day they have a grown up schedule with breakfast, lunch and dinner with a few other feedings in between. They mostly have milk still but we started solids today and are excited about this new phase. They both did great!

Addison can hold her head up really high when on her tummy

I love when they put their arms/hand on the side of their bumbo chairs.  It makes them look grown up to me.

These girls are truly a joy and a blessing!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Cousins :)

On Easter we took pictures of the cousins.  I can't believe this was the first time we did this and they actually cooperated for a while.  We just kept taking them as long as they let us and here is a sample:

This was the first time we put one of the babies on Sonja's lap and apparently she loved it because she cried when we took Caroline off her lap.  So we decided to put both of them on her lab for a second photo-op.  Even though Addison and Caroline are clearly not having a great time, Sonja loved it!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Britta Comes to Town!!

Britta came to town last week and it was great to be able to spend so much time with her and have her meet Addison and Caroline.

Here we are at playgroup. We went out to lunch with Peter afterwards.

Of course the only appropriate time for the girls to watch the Labyrinth for the first time was when Britta was here.

A big moment in their lives.  You can just see in their faces that they know something that will change their lives is about to happen.

As you can see, they were glued to the screen.  Who wouldn't love watching the orange guys who take off their heads!

Dinner at Brahaus with Peter and Joe...Yum!

I miss you already Britta!!  Come back again soon!!!!