Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Happy Half Birthday!

Yesterday the twins turned 6 months old. I honestly cannot believe it. When they were first born, that seemed FOREVER away! Crazy how time just goes without you even realizing it. I remember right after they were born we were talking to a pediatrician and he mentioned to us that he had twin boys too, who are now 9 years old. He related so much to how we were feeling at the time and told us to just get through the first 4 months...that they were by far the hardest. I hung on to those words of advice as I was in survival mode. Here we are 6 months later! I'm not really sure how we got through those first few months...they are a little bit of a blur! Anyway, now we are doing really well and are functioning more like normal people...if there really is a "normal." I feel way more in control and am so happy to have my two little boys. I am not much of a morning person but I can't stay grumpy for very long when I wake up to these two happy, smiley boys. They are growing so fast and I'm trying my hardest to enjoy all the little moments that go by so quickly. So, this post is mostly for me so that I don't forget these moments.

Baby "A": Things I love about Carson Shane

  • His big goofy grin.
  • The way he tries to stuff both hands and all 10 fingers in his mouth all at the same time.
  • His non-stop noise. If he's happy, he's noisy. If he's sad, he's noisy. Pretty much...noisy all of the time!
  • The way that he moves his legs. He's recently been given the nickname of Thumper. He's not too graceful in his movements and pounds his heels into the ground non-stop! Bath time for Carson gets a little crazy!
  • The way he reaches out and grabs your face.
  • He gives the best kisses and loves to have your face super close to his.
  • The way he loves to be swaddled. His blanket is like a drug and knocks him out in a matter of seconds!
  • He is a social little boy. He's not too interested in toys right now...just people. He loves any attention he can get. Needless to say, he is a favorite in Relief Society!
  • The way he looks up at me while he eats. It's like he just takes a little breather just to say "hi" and make sure I'm still there.
  • The way he tries to chew his baby food and can't seem to swallow it down until he gives you that big goofy smile!

This is Carson's face mid-sentence...I think he had a lot to say about his little green washcloth!

Baby "B": Things I love about Cade Monroe

  • His cute little body. He is a little ball of muscle and moves like a little gymnast.
  • He has the prettiest eyes. They are big, blue, and give his emotions away before any other part of his face. When he's happy, he smiles with his eyes. When he's concentrating, you can see it in his eyes, and when he's sad, his eyes say it all.
  • He's a master at gurgling. That his favorite noise to make right now.
  • His fake little cute!
  • The way he has always played with his tongue. He sucks his tongue a million different ways...I love it.
  • His crazy sleep patterns. In one night, he'll move around and cover every inch of his crib. Goes from his back to his tummy and back to his back multiple times a night.
  • His contagious laugh. I can't help but laugh when I hear his laugh.
  • SO ticklish!!! One little touch sets him off with laughter.
  • His frog legs. He doesn't just stand still on your lap. He's always jumping and is in non-stop motion.
  • The way he cuddles. He is a super sweet baby and has cuddle moments that I can't get enough of. He also loves any kisses on his face. They, too, bring on the giggles!

I love being a mother to these two little boys. They make every day a complete joy for me. I'm one lucky girl and try hard to remember it when I'm changing stinky diapers and folding laundry. There are also those mundane chores that come with being a mom. I try not to get too caught up in them and focus on all the little things that make life big.


julie said...

Oh I love this post. I wish I would have written more down about Ethan when he was little. You will love this so much when you are completely senile like me. :) And man, they are the cutest things ever.

Jaran and Claire said...

how cute. I can't wait to meet these little guys!! I can't believe they're 6 months!!

carol.lambert said...

It was so fun to see all of you last weekend. Your little boys are even cuter in person than in these pictures -- hard to believe! I love visiting your blog. Thanks for keeping us updated. This will be a treasure for you and Shane when these little guys are big and grown ... and now you are getting an idea of how quickly that will happen!

We love you,
Aunt Carol

chelzers said...

Happy 6 months! You made it! :) Thanks for your kind words---if only it were true--ha ha. It's amazing what we mothers can do when we put our minds to it, right? Great job and have a fabulous Sunday!

Carroll Familly said...

First I have to say sorry. I have been lurking on your blog for quite a while. Kara McBride told me about you a while back and I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I know she told you that I read your blogs about your experience in Antepartum and bawled my brains out! As you know I also spent some time in Antepartum while pregnant with my twins (thank goodness only 24 days) but with two little ones at home and it being Christmas time it felt like forever! Our twins are only about 6 weeks apart so it is fun to read your blog to see what they will do next. I would love to meet you sometime but until then I plan to frequent your blog, I hope you don't mind.

Julie Carroll

Marie said...

Amy, yours is the cutest blog ever!! I love reading about your boys, and their differences amaze me! That pic at the top is priceless.