Monthly Archives: September 2008

A friendly get together

Maren is so kind as allowing & suggesting so many women and our kids get together at her house to have fun and bond. Boy was it a lot of fun the last two time we went over to her house. This last gathering was much larger then the first time when only Ruth and I came over. Ruth is missing from this photo (hmmmm).

Here we are. Do I look far away? Yep, its because of Madison and maybe a little to do with Kim’s belly… lol Check out all the kids in the photo. Can you tell they were a bit wild right when the photo was taken?

This is probably one of my all time favorite kid snapshots. Kinleigh is a gorgeous little girl. And other then a little vignette and color correction there is no editing to this photo. Her eyes naturally have interest.

Hyde is also adorable! He popped in front of me and asked to have his photo taken. If you read Maren’s blog he is always doing and saying very forward and totally awesome things.

Kinleigh was soooo good with Madison. You wouldn’t know it from this shot, but she really cuddled and took care of her much to Madison’s delight. Nate over on the left is so sweet. He is the one who has Madison’s same issues and is on the same stinky (literally) expensive (also literally) formula.

Madison is almost grown out of her excessive chucking up. She has been chucking whatever new food she gets the first couple times she eats it. Come to think of it so does Blake. Blake and I were both wearing tonight’s summer squash a couple of hours ago. He is now warmly tucked into his crib in PJ’s while I am still a in the same shirt for a little longer. In about 15-20 minutes they are getting their last meal and diaper change in the hopes they will sleep through the night. Fat chance considering the last few nights unless Madison is now so sleep deprived she just sleeps through. lol

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Some Blake & Madison info

Why is it called solid food when it is runny food? I’m calling their food runny until it gets solid! We completed 4 days of peas in honor of the only veggie their dad will eat. Both grew more fond of them as each feeding progressed and tolerated most feedings well. I’m glad I read somewhere not to start a runny feed when they are hungry. The one time I tried it their bottles were (thankfully) already made. Today we started winter squash. Blake lapped it up saying, “good. like that. alright.” none of which did I say first during this feeding. Mind you they were pronounced like, “guuuth. alll riiii. lakhhh thaaaa.” This still seems very advanced for our little Blakey.

Madison did something awesome last night, but I can’t remember what it was now. Guy and I were really impressed with her. Well, anyway, she does a pretty funny right now. During most changings she usually gets a little ‘air’ time to dry out her privates. If she is on a smoother surface like a crib sheet, bed or changing pad she just lifts her legs and booty as high as she can then slams or puts them down. Now, if she is on carpet, she adds the step of relaxing and squeezing her booty cheeks together on the carpet. She gives herself a little scratch or massage.

Both babies are making the first attempts to hold their own bottles.

Blake turns himself around in his crib and migrates all around it on his back. He also has figured out how to turn off and on his Ocean Wonders crib entertainer by kicking up his feet to hit the button. It is definitely intentional. He also sleeps on his side.

Madison is jabbering much more now. She carries on these low pitched monotone moaning dialogues now.

They seem to be about 20 pounds and are no longer fitting into most 6-9 and 9 month clothes. We are hoping some of the summer stuff will fit them long enough to get through the Phx visit.

They both still stink at sleeping through the night. Last night we were up four times. I got three and Guy took one. I really should have slept between their 9-11 feedings. Even if it’s only for an hour it would be better. But having the first sleep be so short is often really sucky and makes me feel worse no matter how much sleep I get in total (generally less then 6 1/2 the last two months).

Breastfeeding is officially over with. My lovely monthly friend has made an appearance. Ironically after talking to some friends about it being gone for so long despite barely to no breastfeeding the last two months.

One of my favorite things happened yesterday

Sunny rain!!! I know how it happens and all that, but it always seems like magic when you get sunny rain.

Some other things that bring a warm fuzzy feeling are when it is a slightly cool day with a steady or drizzly rain when you can sit on a covered porch or by an open window with a blanket and a book. Warm cozy and doing a nice enjoyable relaxing event. Hopefully we’ll be able to instill both the art of relaxation and hard work in the kids.

It definitely was not just sprinkling either. Loved it!

Testing new photo option

Here is a slide show of some shots of the grandparents with the babies.

Some photos from today.. Backlogged ones to come…

Here is a slide show of the photos we took today. I LOVE them. When I figure out my favorites I’ll put full size ones on here for you family and friends to take as your own. I’m not sure what I’ll do next as I’ve already run out of room on the Picasa storage. It may be time to bite the bullet and pay for more storage. Yikes.

Here’s a link to my albums on Picasa. http://picasaweb.google.com/Pics1vball