Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Hallowe'en!

I LOVE Halloween! I did my usual witch get-up for school... I'm wearing an orange skirt with a black shirt, a black witches' hat, halloween socks and black shoes. Tonight, I'll be going as "The Cat in the Hat" and the girls are going to be "Thing 1" and "Thing 2". I am trying to convince M to go as the gold fish. We'll see. I made their hats today out of a turquoise blue feather boa that M found at Target and glue gunned it to a hat. I didn't have quite enough boa, but I think it will be fine when they put them on. They have red long sleeve shirts that we are going to pin the white circle with 1 and 2 on them... Sylvia will be one since she is oldest :)

They are now smiling and laughing, Sylvia found her feet yesterday. Now they both know what feet are, but I'm not so sure they know they are theirs!! They both have started sticking their tongues out and I'm sure raspberries are soon on the way!

We went pumpkin picking on Saturday and got a pumpkin that we dressed in a diaper. I was completely over tired and it was REALLY amusing at the time. We took pictures of the girls in the pumpkin patch. Mya was being cooperative... Sylvia, not so much. I think she hates orange. I also realized it was the first time they ever sat in grass! Perhaps she didn't like the feeling.

Friday, October 28, 2005

My kids are cute.

Sylvia and Mya have been having some sleeping issues the past few nights. I think it's because it was cold. We put them in sleeper pajamas and then swaddled them on top of that. Mya slept through the night (9:30-4:00)!!! Sylvia was still up a lot, but it's much easier to share the load when only one kid is awake! Though I feel bad because as soon as Mendy was done feeding Sylvia and was going back to sleep, Mya woke up to nurse (around 4:00) and Gaia scratched to go out at the same time, so Mendy had to get up to take Gaia out. Stupid dog!

I am totally happy with my girls. I can't believe how much I love them. It's awesome. They look so cute in their winter clothes. I took some pictures, so I'll have to upload them soon. We are going to the pumpkin patch and I'll take pictures there, too.

We are aunts again... Mendy's stepbrother had a baby on Wednesday, on his birthday! She's a cutie patootie. Not as cute as my girlies, but I'm biased :)

Let's see if I added this picture correctly:

Monday, October 24, 2005

Baby nails and Winter

Ok, so the cold weather hit us like *woah*. A few days ago it was 80-something. Now, it's low 60's. I think it's just Wilma coming through, but WTF? Anyway, all that means is that we got to go WINTER CLOTHES SHOPPING!!!! We got the cutest little outfits (lots of good deals at Target). Matching terry sweatsuits, long sleeve shirt/pant sets, and the absolute cutest jeans/hoodie sets. My kids are awesome :)

On the other hand, I HATE cutting their nails! If I never had to do it again, I would be ecstatic. I'm always so worried I'm gonna chop their little fingers off! I once gave Mya a blood blister and I haven't let myself live it down yet!

They have decided that unswaddling themselves in the middle of the night and then getting pissed about it is funny. It's not.

We went out to dinner at Panera last night and I got a Jones' Diet Root Beer. Mya was FASCINATED with the black/white label. I mean this label was the funniest thing the girl has seen in her little lifetime. She was CRACKING UP just staring at the bottle. That's my girl. What a weirdo!

Sylvia thinks buttered bread tastes gross, but she likes blue popsicles (I let her lick my food, she doesn't get to eat anything). Again, that's my girl.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Little Tushies

Can I just say how much I love cloth diapers? They are so soft and fuzzy on the inside. I'd love to have underwear that cozy! Tee hee! And I love that they're just like the regular diapers... no folding and no pins! Not to mention how convenient they are. I thought they'd be tough, but they're really not. I think I'll start venturing out with them. I will still use the pampers for overnight, though. They are quite the "wee-ers" during night time.

Their 3 month birthday was yesterday! Their milestones are smiling, cooing, shrieking, staying alone for longer periods of time (about 5-10 minutes in a swing or bouncy seat without Mommy), and Mya is beginning to start checking out her feet. Neither have found their hands yet.

Yesterday was also MY 3 month breastfeeding milestone! Woo Hoo! They both had very good feeds last night. I have to remind myself to drink LOTS of water.

We are going to find a place to take the girls on a hayride. I can't wait! Pictures galore will follow that, I'm sure! Woo Hoo!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Croup and other assorted coughs...

The girls are sick again :( They didn't ever get really sick last time, they just lost their voices. The dr. said it was because of the thrush. The thrush is gone and they are all "croupy" again. I think they're actually sick. No fever whatsoever, though. Just sounds like they've lost their voices. They had a really hard night the other night trying to nurse and I'm wondering if that had an effect. They did GREAT last night and this morning, so I don't know what is going on with them (or my mommy-bottles... tee hee)! I hope they are doing okay at the nanny today. Poor little muffins!

Thursday, October 13, 2005


I am sleeeeeepy. The girls did NOT want to sleep last night. They weren't cranky... they were AWAKE. And I mean every hour or half hour after I put them to sleep. They wanted to use me as a pacifier... the actual pacifier WOULD NOT DO. Oy! So tired today. I hope they don't have a bad day today since they were awake so often.

They are going to be off of their schedule all weekend. I love that they put themselves in a schedule and that I had nothing to do with it... perhaps they've already picked up on their other mom's OCD! They're going to "Survivor" night tonight, a football game tomorrow, a craft fair that I'm selling my jewelry at on Saturday, and the Atlanta AIDSwalk on Sunday. Oh boy oh boy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


My new blinkie is da bomb-diggity... check it out (under mommy blinkies)!

Monday, October 10, 2005

They're swimmers!!

Last night, the girls got to take their first "big girl bath". Mendy and I took them in the tub. We have a large garden tub, so even though it was cramped, the four of us did fit! The girls LOVED it. Mya started cooing and smiling and Sylvia was splashing around. They were both kicking their legs and staring at each other as well as their bath toys. I have never seen them so alert and happy before for such a long time. I would say bath time lasted about 15 minutes. It was pure fun. They're going to be little swimmers just like their mama!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Well, I don't have much to talk about, but I figured I'd post anyway...

The girls are still smiling away and making my heart melt. I get so stoooopid when they do it! I get that obnoxious baby voice and clap and giggle like a freak! But I love it. They've been a little cranky at night lately, but I think it's a growth spurt. They've been nursing better than they've ever nursed. However, now the little heathens won't tandem nurse! They get all irritated and start screaming. I think I need to try to reposition them, but by the time I try all that, they're screaming because they're hungry. Oy, we'll see what happens this afternoon. They slept for about 5 1/2 hours last night... that's pretty decent. They have to get evaluated for their RSV immunizations soon. The freakin' lady hasn't called me back yet. I'll try calling again this afternoon.

Hmm.. What else? Relationships... yeah. That's all I have to say about that. Not cryptic, just blah.

Sorry I've been boring today... perhaps something really exciting will happen soon... like, a picture post?