Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Well the time finally came that the babies had to go to daycare.....I'd prefer them be with me but really we have an awesome daycare so I'm okay with doing this too :) First off we quickly learned not to call it daycare......a certain four legged furry friend becomes VERY excited and then quickly disappointed when he realizes its not for the babies now go to "school". Their teachers are fantastic. Very very nice and are great at keeping us updated on what is going on for babies. We were able to download an app so we know what they eat and when, when they have a dirty diaper, and when they sleep. It is so nice seeing that the babies are on the same schedule there and doing great!

Mornings have changed a little. Now that the kids sleep through the night, Ed wakes them at 6 to start eating, if they haven't woken already. He feeds Alex then I get up and feed Kylie at 6:30. The babies go back to bed, Ed goes to work, and I get ready. After I'm ready, bottles are washed, laundry is started, dog is fed, and any other things that have to be done are done, I wake the kids around 7:45. I get them dressed, pop in the carseat, and off we go. It takes about 15 minutes at school to drop them off and get them settled. Then off to work I go. In the afternoon Ed picks them up, gets them home by 4:30 and starts dinner bottles. Nice to know we've already slipped into a good routine with the kids.

First day of daycare

Now if we can just keep them from doing any "firsts" away from mommy! :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mothers Day

Yesterday was mother's day and it was a great first mothers day!! We started the day with breakfast (for the babies) and then they gave me the cards they worked so hard to pick out. Mav even found some money, hightailed it to Target, and got me a card! The twins told Daddy I had been a good Mommy and they wanted to send me to the spa to relax so I have a fun day at the spa to look forward to!! :)

After breakfast we hit up Caribou for lattes then took a long family walk. After walks and showers we got ready to go to brunch. We ate at Clives Roadhouse who had a special mothers day brunch and it was delicious. We then spent the rest of the day snuggling the kiddos and getting ready for the dreaded return to work the next day. Here are a few pics from the day from my phone.....we have a GREAT family pic (Mav included!!!) but its on Eds I'm guessing we'll get that loaded in 6 months or so ;)

Mommy and babies
My babies....would it kill them to smile in same picture??

Me and Princess
Me and Little Man

And a few collages I did!: 

Hope all the moms out there had a great mothers day too!!!

Cupcakes, lattes, and shopping, oh my :)

 The Wednesday of my last week of maternity leave my mom was here! She flew in Tuesday night and is here till Friday. Since mom and dad are babysitting the twins in a few weeks whe Ed and I go to my besties wedding, mom wanted to learn the kids routine.....I think she was just dying for double snuggles ;) 
She couldn't believe how big they had gotten! 

On the Wednesday we got up and fed the babies and then they had playtime on their playmat. Then I ran to caribou for lattes and we took my three kids (Mav will always and forever be my kid) on a long walk and enjoyed our drinks. 
Fur baby came with to caribou
Kylie and me ready for our walk

After that we got ready, fed babies again, and headed out. We ended up in maple grove for shopping and cupcakes. I am obsessed with a store called Nadia Cakes (if you haven't been there. Go!! You will thank me!) They won cupcake wars on food network (love that show) and  have amazing cupcakes!! We got two to eat in the store and then four to take home for dessert. 

Kylie was all smiles about shopping

Me and my little sweeties at nadia cakes

Showing the babies what they are missing 

When we got home we grilled out and then played more with the babies! Such a fun day :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Play date

The Tuesday of the last week of maternity leave was again gorgeous! Do a good friend and her baby came over with lattes and to take the three babies and my fur baby for a long walk and then have some playtime. The babies are only about a month apart but her little sweetie is bigger then miss peanut! Here are some cute pics of the three amigos.....or as I like to think of it (courtesy of the hangover) the wolf pack! 

Alex on left and Jeffrey on right 

Left to right: Jeffrey, Alex, and Kylie 

Tummy time for the boys, Alex on left and Jeffrey on right

And chair time for the hoodrat herself :) 

Can't wait to see these three grow up together!! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Nice day

Well it's my last week of maternity leave and we kicked it off with a beautiful day! Mid 60s and sunny! That meant grilling out was necessary! The kids were able to enjoy their deck for the first time :) 

Aren't they so cute in their hats! Love them and love this weather!! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

3 months

I can not believe they are 3 months already!! We are 1/4 of the way through their first year. 2 weeks away from my maternity leave being over. Fast does not even begin to describe how the past 3 months have gone. I have been looking back lately at pics from when they were born and comparing to pics now (especially when they are in the same outfit) it is crazy to see how much they have grown. They have gone from my sleep snuggly babies to my wide eyed, very loud, smiley (well mainly Alex) babies. They are getting more and more fun and really developing personalities. 

Coo - Alex 4/3

Intentional smiles - Alex 8 weeks, Kylie 10 weeks

Found fingers - 10 weeks (We have some super slobbery hands now!)

Discovered how fun mobiles are - 10 weeks for both (4/12 for Alex and 4/14 for Kylie)

Walk outside - Mid April when it got above 40 degrees

First trip to the mall over Easter weekend! They slept the whole time, Alex woke for maybe 5 minutes to look at the lights

Time in the Bumbo chair - Alex was not sure what to think....Kylie haaated it

Weekend without mommy! - Daddy babysat the 25-27 so mommy could go to Vegas for her best friends bachlorette party. Everyone did great :) daddy and babies had movie day while mom was gone and mom caught up with her sorority sisters

Easter - celebrated with Aunt Lesley and Uncle Nate.

Weight: Roughly 12 pounds based on our home scale

Height:  will not have til 4 month check

Diaper size: Newborn

Clothing size: Newborn, but probably will move to 3 month in a week or two.

Feeds: Neutramigen formula due to his colic and reflux. Taking 5 ounces every 4 hours during the day (9, 1, 5) and then goes 7 hours at night (YAY FOR US!) before needing to eat at 4 AM. Luckily he then goes back to bed till 9!!  He now likes to smile while you feed him, cute but very messy! Save the smiles for when you are done little dude! He is for sure the happiest after he eats, just full of sweet smiles!

Sleep: He goes to bed at 9:30 after having a diaper change and bottle and listening to lullabies. He needs a pacifier to fall asleep. He usually wakes around 4 to eat and then goes back to bed easily for another 4-5 hours and then at 9 wakes up for the day and breakfast. He sleeps by himself in his crib. We move a lot at night, still use our sleep sack but somehow rotate 180 degrees in our crib. Little wiggle worm! We also like to free our arms from our swaddle between midnight and 2 AM which results in a fast re-swaddle around that by mom or dad. Naps are hit and miss. We won't sleep in our crib for naps now. Occasionally he'll take an afternoon nap in the pack and play. Usually takes a nap on mom from 11 til noon and then on his playmat from 3 to 4.

Health: Still having Reflux and on Prevacid. Colic seems to be improving!

Behavior: Such a smiley boy when he's happy.If you smile at him after he eats he'll coo and give a huge smile back. When he is awake he is very interested in his surroundings and takes everything in. LOVES to look at the lights.

Play : He LOVES to look at a mobile. He prefers the one in his crib (huge smiles when he sees you winding it) but also likes the one on his play mat. He'll squeeze onto rings if you put them in his hand. He does tummy time daily and can support himself for a few seconds. He likes mirrors. Loves his pacifier

3 month photo:

Weight:  Roughly 10 pounds based on our scale

Height: Will get at 4 month check

Diaper size: Newborn

Clothing size: Newborn, I'd guess she will fit in 3 month clothes once she is 4 months or so

Feeds: Gentlease formula. Taking 4.5 ounces every 4 hours during the day (9,1,5) and every 7 hours at night! She is a VERY clean eater and doesn't dribble much. She does tend to spit up some if you don't get a good burp. When you feed her Kylie likes to hold your finger or have both arms relaxed at her side.

Sleep: She goes to bed at 9:30 after having a diaper change and bottle and listening to lullabies. She does not get a pacifier at bedtime because if you give her one you will be back in the room all night putting it back in. She gets woken up at night to eat after her brother eats. So she goes a solid 7 hours! She is a good sleeper and will sleep by herself in the crib. She sleeps better if she is in her sleep sack. She LOVES to snuggle (prefers chest to chest). She fights daytime naps. She will take it in the afternoon if she falls asleep while playing on her playmat.

Health: Still has Reflux and is on Prevacid. Still has colic but improving.

Behavior: Where did our mellow girl go! She is very demanding now!! Most of her evening cries and late afternoon is because she is bored....if you put her on her playmat she stops crying and is happy. She does not smile as much as her brother, but you will catch a sweet smile out of her when she is playing. She is very interested in her surroundings.

Play : Kylie LOVES the mobile. She will kick her legs and arms when it is going. Also likes being sang to. She will hold onto rings if you place them in her hand. Loves a pacifier. Loves her mirrors and will stare at them with a big open mouth. She likes watching you flick objects above her head, she is really starting to track things. Does tummy time daily but still can't support her head on her tummy.

2 month photo:


Some of our highlights of the past month:

Getting more and more smiles daily

Finally had a warm day! Busted out our sunglasses:
(Some of us liked them more then others)

Getting their super hero/Disney outfits 

Can't wait to see what the next month brings us with these two sweethearts!