Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baby in a Box!

Cousin Zach decided to put Jeremiah in a box. Before I told him to get him out, I had to take a picture! (afterwards, Zach put Alexis in the box and left her and she tipped over, now she has a bump on her head, poor baby!)

Watching Daddy play softball!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Playing In Room

Chaos!

The last 2 weeks have been just chaotic. We've been going non stop. I have been writing notes in various places, so I could remember all the things I needed to journal. So here it goes...
September 27th: Justin surprised me with a special date. We went to a restaurant down town, that we have never been to. I can't remember the name, but it had "Arizona" type food. We sat outside on the patio, next to the trees and water features. Next, we went to "Blackbeard" a musical at the Herberger Theater. It was about Blackbeard the pirate. Nar! It was a wonderful treat to go out with my honey. I wish I could say it was ALL wonderful, but later that night I woke up around 2 am with severe pain. We ended up going to the ER and found out I needed my gallbladder removed.

October 5th: We had to be at the hospital at 7am, for a 9am surgery. All went pretty well. Justin took a couple days off or work during the next week while I was supposed to be healing. However, things got a little more crazy when Jeremiah woke up screaming at 11pm, when Justin brought him out of the room, we realized he had a fever. his fever got to 103, and we could not get it to break. We gave him Tylenol, cold juice, etc. Finally at 8pm, Justin got in the bathtub with him, in cool water. It was cute and sad... you could see how he was slowly feeling better. For the 1st time that day he played with a toy. You can see in his face, how bad he was feeling. I decided to put Alexis in the tub with them. She just loved it. There was plenty of water in there, so she was "swimming around."





October 9th: I had to visit my primary care doctor, on a follow-up for something non related to the surgery. However, I ended up passing out in the room, so she called an ambulance to take me across the street to the hospital. (only cost $703 - TO GO ACROSS THE STREET) Anyway, they did a bunch of tests and said I was fine. I was not too excited about spending yet another day in the hospital.

October 16th: Babies had their 6mo appointment - Shots and all! Jeremiah weighed in at 15.1 lbs and Alexis 13.2 lbs. Jeremiah is 27" and Alexis 25". The doctor did however reccommend that I read "The Strong Willed Child" because of Alexis. She still throws a huge fit, when she is done with food. She wants to be in control. She also steal EVERYTHING, from her brother. She even threw a fit when she tried stealing his ear, and couldn't get it.


October 18th: Drove to Anthem for pictures, then we were going to go to a pumpkin patch. However plans changed so we went to the outlet mall. We didn't stay long because I realized I forgot the babies bottles.

October 20th: We waited in the waiting room for my surgery follow up appointment for ONE HOUR and 10 MINUTES! The doctor only took 45seconds to see me. I was so annoyed, and so were the babies!

October 21st: I had my 1st tea party. It went really well, and fun. I hope I am able to do more. I just need to find people do to some.

This may not seem like a lot, but it sure felt like it. Let's not forget, every Thursday we went to my parents for dinner. Sunday was church, and of course all the routine things like grocery shopping and stuff.

It's been exciting watching the kidos this month though. Both babies have started sitting up really well. Jeremiah a little better than his sister, but she is doing better at reaching for things and squirming around. She moves around so much, it's amazing. I am sure she will be crawling soon. She did however get herself stuck under the couch a few times! :)


They are both communicating so well and interacting with me and each other a lot more. One morning Jeremiah was laying with me in bed and was talking to me. He repeated this phrase over and over "ba...ba...ba...mba....baoom, adya,adya" Not sure what it means, but he seemed to. He says "ba" the most. He surprised me the other day when he was playing with my hand. With his right hand he held my hand by my pinkie. Then with his left hand he was touching his fingers to my fingers. He touched his pointer finger to my finger, his middle finger to my middle finger, his index finger to my index finger, and then... his thumb to my thumb. I was shocked that he would do something like that. It was pretty cute.

Thought these pictures were funny:



Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's Begun!

Yikes... we had our first sibling fight yesterday. Alexis and Jeremiah were both laying on the floor face to face. They had toys in between them. Jeremiah took a toy in front of him, that apparently his sister was also wanting to play with. Alexis let out a loud scream then yanked the toy away from Jeremiah. The toy was linked together, so when she yanked it, it actually broke and he was still able to have the toy. Alexis was not satisfied with that result so she stole his passy from him. That didn't make Jeremiah too happy so he began to cry. Satisfied with the outcome, Alexis took both her and his passy and wiggled herself away from Jeremiah. I have a feeling, life is going to get a little more hectic real soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Journal

I have been keeping a journal, baby book, and blog. I have decided to cut one out... so I will be journaling a little more on my blog. The good thing, is that everyone will get to know all the silly things that happen, and having the blog is good because, I can't loose it. It will always been here, unless of course the Internet goes out of business.
Justin:
-Justin recently bought a motorcycle. He hasn't had much time to ride it, since he has been working so many hours.

Alexis and Jeremiah have been doing new things daily. They are getting close to sitting up on their own, my guess is 2 more weeks. They both have been keeping us entertained constantly. Here are a couple of funny moments:
Alexis:
-When she eats she opens her mouth so wide! We went to Costco the other day and gave them a taste of frozen yogurt. She loved it, and didn't want to share with Daddy. Each bite Daddy took, she would open her mouth and follow the spoon. Not only were Mommy and Daddy laughing but so were the people surrounding us watching the show.
-Last night we were all laying on the mat playing. All of a sudden she started to scream. I looked over at her and noticed she put her pacifier in her mouth sideways and got it stuck in her jaw. It took Daddy and Mommy to get it out. It was pretty funny, and if it hadn't been scaring and hurting her, I probably would have taken a picture.
-As I mentioned before, Alexis is doing very well with her fine motor skills. She is constantly looking at her hands and watching her fingers move. She can turn individual pages of a magazine. I started doing some sign language with them. Knowing they are still young I didn't expect much. However, one of the signs I have been doing is "I love you." To my surprise, she can do it too. She concentrated very hard and then copied what I was doing. She has done it multiple times now. She will even reach her hand up (in a fist) as if she is trying to tell me something. When I do the sign back to her she smiles and laughs. So, I am pretty sure she knows what she is doing. She doesn't do the correct finger position unless she is concentrating on what I am doing and copies me.
-She has also started this new sort of way to talk to herself. Sort of a deep cough/screem. It sounds like a growl. Very weird. She is doing it, this very moment. She has been doing it this entire time, so I took out the video camera to capture it. Of course she stopped, and once I turned of the video and sat back at the computer she started again. So, I secretly recorded her. Later, I'll post the video of her making her "happy" weird sound. The video is a little long. Sometimes funny, sometimes boring. So watch what you want. I just thought it was funny that she kept doing the same thing over and over.
Jeremiah:
-After the kids wake up from their nap, they are generally pretty happy and will just relax in their cribs and talk to themselves. Today was no different, so once he woke up I didn't rush into the room to get him. When I did walk into the room he was laying on his back playing with his monkey. He was looking around and when he saw me enter the room, he jumped because he was frightened. He then started to cry. I got closer to him and reassured him, that it was just mommy. He then smiled a bit and began talking to me... explaining to me everything that just happened. He actually looked as though he was reenacting what just happened. He talked, made a scared face, talked, cried, then smiled. It was hilarious!
Holly:
-I have been busy with a little bit of everything. Sadly I have to report that I will be having surgery this next Sunday. Last Sunday, I ended up going to the ER from extreme pain. I really had no idea what was happening and didn't know if I could handle the pain much longer. I found out, that I had gall stones and needed my gallbladder removed. I am not looking forward to another surgery so soon after my c-section but I don't think this will be as hard to recover from. The doctor said that it is very common for new moms to develop gallbladder issues and need it removed.
-I am also starting a home business very soon. I am extremely excited, but will need to network a lot to get it started. Once, I have everything ready, I will post about the business.


Here are some cute & funny pictures.