Friday, January 31, 2014

I can't hear you!

Carter has a new trick. 

I was in their bedroom with them the other day, and Carter was on the changing table just talking away, as he is prone to do.  If it had been Gavin, I would have ignored it, as we want Gavin to talk as much as possible to make up for the months and months he didn't talk at all. But it was Carter so I whispered for him to be quiet.

What does he do?

He whispers back!

Now when he is being loud, I tell him to whisper, and he does.

It's like I was told years ago...It takes you 2 years to get them to talk...and another 16 to get them to shut

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

my toes are not piggies?

Little Miss Muffett

We have been spending a lot of time singing nursery rhymes to the boys lately.  It's so interesting to see what parts of the song they pick up. 

For example, we have been working on 'itsy bitsy spider'. There are 3 gestures that go along with the tune.  one is the intricate finger part of the spider crawling up the spout, the second is the torrential downpour that occurs and "knocks the spider out", and the third and final gesture is the sun coming out (hands clasped over your head, and a swaying motion if you feel up to swaying.)

Carter is a "spider crawler". He gets the fingers going on both hands, and kind of puts them together.  He doesn't really have the itsy bitsy part down....more like a hobbly wobbly, but you can tell he's trying to imitate Dad, or whoever else is doing the song.

Gavin on the other hand is an "out came the sun" kinda little boy.  his hands go up to either side of his head when that part comes, and you can tell that maybe he wants to move back and forth like Dad does (the sway part), but isn't quite sure how to do it, and is just happy that he's got the sun part nailed down.

Both boys will immediately go into 'patty cake' when you say the word, but I have yet to show them the 'roll it, stick it, and mark it with a B' parts yet, and Carter is very good at showing you how big he is (soooooo big) when asked.

Looking forward to seeing what they pick up on next!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Overheard in the bathroom before bedtime.

"The only 'POO" I want to see in the tub is 'SHAM-POO'"

Monday, January 20, 2014

Welcome to Double Trouble!

I've decided to start another blog.

I had this great idea a year ago to do a blog chronicling the day to day life of my newborn twin sons. "It's going to be Wonderful" I thought. "I'll be able to document every little development and milestone in their life, and we'll always be able to go back and share it with them when they got older."

Well, I came to the realization that back then, it just wasn't feasible. You see, all the time you think you're going to have is non-existent.  The first few months were spent running back and forth between home and the NICU. Our first 6 months consisted of camping out in our own livingroom until we finally found the courage to try them in their cribs. Any time you found a free moment when they were finally asleep you had to clean the kitchen, wash clothes, maybe eat something warm for a change. (In fact, we were so used to having our food get cold as we left it sitting on the counter to run and tend to one of their needs that I often joked about getting fast food and putting it in the fridge so we wouldn't get spoiled.).. Oh, and maybe take a shower, I think I hear baby #2.

Their 1st birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and they are napping better, as well as playing a little more independently, so I'm going to give this blog thing another try.

If you've had kids, a lot of what I'll be posting you will understand.

If you have yet to experience the joys, hopefully my blog will help you over some of the interesting hurdles we've encountered.

Either way...