Showing posts from July, 2018

The Bob

My parents gifted us the ultimate stroller- the Bob. It’s basically an off-roading vehicle. We love it! It cracks me up every time I strap the girls in, because it looks so hardcore for our daily walks. They love the Bob. It’s a great soothing technique if they’re being fussy. I’ve only ran with it once, because it is such a crazy hard workout to run with a stroller. Seriously, it’s like 10 times harder. 

The girls have not been sleeping well. I think it’s a difficult transition for them every time we have guests and then they leave, because they get less one on one holding/cuddling/face time. Also, going to church on Sundays really screws up our nap schedule. C’est la vie.  My life revolves around the girls and their schedules. Feeding schedules, nap schedules, tummy time, etc.

Sister Visit

We have been so lucky to have tons of visitors for the past few months. Who knew all you had to do to get people to come visit Cleveland Ohio is have a couple of babies? This week Becky and Whitney came to stay with us, and it was so fun! (Whitney with Cora)
We spent a lot of time hanging out at the house. Ruby and Cora are on a pretty strict schedule, which includes a lot of naps. That’s ok though, I don’t think anyone minded also taking naps or sitting around talking to each other :).
(Becky with Ruby)
We also spent a good amount of time outside, either on the deck in our back yard or out on a hike. While Clayton was at work one of the days, I took the sisters to one of my favorite hikes called the Ledges.

We also played games, cooked food, went to the library, and enjoyed each other’s company. Whitney weeded our garden and Becky cleaned our house. I couldn’t ask for sweeter sisters! 

We are really going to miss their company. Maybe we’ll have to take a trip out to Utah once Whitney has he…

4 Month Doctor’s Appointment

Look at this girl! I just can’t even handle her goofy face!
Cora and Ruby had their 4 month wellness checkup yesterday. These girls are growing like weeds! They were both just under 12 lbs. and they both grew about 2-2.5 inches since their last appointment.

They are hitting all the 4 month milestones, like smiling, cooing, babbling, bringing their hands together, bringing their hands to their mouths, holding up their heads, rolling from their stomach to their back, tracking objects with their eyes,  and assisted standing and sitting. The one thing they haven’t started to do yet is reach for items. I bet that will happen soon though.

The past couple of nights have been SO hard. They have been taking turns waking up every other hour, so I get to get up every hour. I have always woken up one twin if the other is awake to nurse so that we can avoid being out of sync. Usually I can keep them on the same schedule. Maybe it’s a growth spurt? What happened to all those long stretches of sleep we …

Rubes and Coco

The twins are almost 4 months old. Wow, has it been a crazy roller coaster since the day they were born. I think we’ve finally gotten to the point where we’ve established a good schedule, and for the most part I feel capable to handle everything. The older they get the better it gets. They eat better, they sleep better, they’re more interactive, etc.

This past week Ruby and Cora have started to notice each other. We were getting the girls dressed in cow costumes to go to Chick Fil E for cow appreciation day, and all of a sudden they both locked eyes and started smiling and cooing at each other. It melted my mama heart! Never before had they made eye contact or reacted to each other! I can’t wait until they can play together. 

Cora and Ruby like: The sound you make when you roll your tongue The sit-me-up Being outside Riding in the car The baby carrier Talking face to face
Ruby and Cora dislike: Baths Tummy time (they hate it) When you’re 10 seconds late for feeding them  Being put to bed Getting …