Wednesday, April 29, 2009

8 months old

The twins are 8 months old, and amazingly they are cuter than ever before! Erik recently cut two teeth, and they are so cute. He kind of looks like a baby hippo when he smiles. David hasn't had any teeth break through yet, but it looks like he's close. David has recently starting blowing raspberries non-stop, which can be a little frustrating when I am feeding him. He completely covered his high chair tray in disgusting blueberry rice cereal mess. Good thing their trays can go in the dishwasher! The best news is that both babies are drinking from bottles (I just tried again on a whim), and so we have officially started the weaning process. Steve calls them "weanies" and me a "weaner." I've changed the dinner nursing to a bottle, and today they even did lunch from a bottle too. They still don't love it (I can't say I blame them; formula smells gross), but they are doing pretty good. Now I just have to figure out which formula they aren't allergic to. My mom was here for the week, so she got to help take the boys' 8 month pictures. Those bears just keep getting smaller.

Baby David looking so cute. Grandma and Aunt Jen were more fun than teddy.

David found his diaper while we were taking pictures. It's his new favorite toy. Gross.

Baby Erik was being extra smiley. I couldn't get a good one of his teeth though.

His hair is getting so long! It lies flat in the front, but it still sticks straight up in the back.

When we tried to get pictures of the two boys together, they kept pulling at the blanket they were sitting on. So we gave them another blanket to play with. Of course then they kept covering up their sweet faces with the blue blanket. I picked this one to post because you can see Erik feeling his teeth with his tongue, and David has his blanket on his mouth just like how he sleeps with it.

Grandma and the twins! Thanks for playing with me all week, Mom. We miss you already!!!

Babies and a Beach Ball

Steve brought a beach ball home from work, and the babies loved it. You can hear David laughing while Erik beats away at it. So cute!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pictures by Angee

On Saturday we had my sister Angee take some family pictures of us at the temple grounds. She did such a great job getting my boys to look cute. Here are a few of my favorites. Thanks, Boo!

Our family as of April 18, 2009
Mommy holding David, and Daddy holding Erik.

Here are the twins playing in the grass. I think they're looking at Uncie Robby in this picture.

They sure loved the grass. We need to get out more boys!

Here is baby Erik looking so happy. He was very good at taking pictures (unusually so). It must have been Aunt Gigi's charm. :) I tried to get one of him smiling to show off his new tooth, but this was the best I could do.

Baby David was being a little fussy (I think he may be getting his first tooth too!) But we did manage to get a couple of him without a frowny face.

Mommy and baby Erik

Mommy and baby David

Daddy and his boys

I liked this one because it seemed real. Plus I liked how Steve was kissing David. This is what our life is like. Steve kissing babies and me laughing because our life is so great!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just a regular Wednesday

I don't really have anything fun to post, but one of my daily chores on Wednesday is to post something on the blog. That way I know I'm not letting too much time go by without saying something, forcing me to play catch up later. My daily chore chart has changed my life! I love checking off those boxes, and my house is staying so much cleaner. The only other new thing in my life is the babies' slightly different schedule. They still eat five times a day, but now they go slightly longer between feedings. I thought about dropping down to four feedings (they are plenty old enough now), but I kind of felt like I just dropped a feeding, and I don't want to rock the baby boat. But then they were still sleeping when it was time to eat, and neither baby was very hungry for the feeding in the afternoon. Their new schedule is working out great! They even get slightly more time with Daddy in the evenings which is always a plus.

I just had to post some cute pictures! Here is Erik eating his blanket. He loves to suck on things, especially cloth. A few days ago I was folding laundry, and he spent a good 2 or 3 minutes trying to reach a shirt I had folded. When he finally got it I took it back(I'm such a mean mommy) and tried to offer him a toy instead. He cried until I removed the shirt from view.

Here is David being super happy (as usual). He was totally smiling for the camera. It was like he finally figured out that's what I've been wanting him to do all along. Maybe we take so many pictures the camera doesn't even phase him anymore. As long as he doesn't start calling it "Mama" I think we're okay.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Five by Five

No, this post isn't about Faith (and if you get that reference, then I love you!) This is all about me. Five things about me in five different categories for a total of 25 random things about Kristi.

5 things I was doing 5 years ago:
1. I was happily engaged to Steve and excited to start our new life together.
2. Working lots of hours to pay for said life.
3. Going to BYU.
4. Doing my first practicum in a 1st grade class.
5. Planning a wedding (well, my mom did most of it).

5 things on my to do list today:
1. Clean baby toys.
2. Clean the humidifier.
3. Fold lots of laundry.
4. Take Steve's suit to the dry cleaners.
5. Feed babies. :)

5 Things I would do with a million dollars:
1. Pay off all of our students loans.
2. Buy a house with a big yard and a garden.
3. Buy the house next door for the Jebs (our best friends).
4. Give 10K to my sister so she and Robby can adopt a baby.
5. Buy some blessings (give the rest to charity). :)

5 jobs I've held:
1. gymnastics instructor (awesome!)
2. file room clerk (boring!)
3. medical billing (fun because I did it with one of my best friends)
4. grocery store checker (to pay for school)
5. first grade teacher (for three wonderful years!)

5 things I want to be doing in 5 years:
1. Be living in a house.
2. Have one or two more babies.
3. Be married to a law school grad!
4. Be getting the twins ready to start school. (Crazy!)
5. Renewing my teaching licence.

5 people who should do this too and then let me know so I can read it:
1. Angee
2. Jessica
3. Nanette
4. Jen Jen
5. Anyone else who wants to

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

David's Band is Off

David's band came off for the last time today. At his exit appointment, the doctor asked if they could use him as an example baby because he got such good results and because he's so cute. I agreed, but after talking to my mom, I wish I had asked for a discount or something in return. :) Steve got a little sentimental last night as he was cleaning David's band because it was the last time he would do it. Both of us were worried he'd have a hard time adjusting to not wearing it (since he wore it 23 hours a day for 7 weeks), but he has been happy and smiley, and he's napping beautifully. Here are some before and after pictures that they took of his head (thanks Angee for helping me turn them into something I could post!), so you can see what a regularly shaped head he has now.

Before: Note how his forehead is higher on his right (our left).

After: Note the rice cereal still stuck to his nose. :)

Before: Wide overall and flat on the right (not to mention the scaly dry scalp)

After: Beautiful! Even his skin cleared up, and he got some hair too!

Before: Flat in back

After: So much better!

Before: So cubby!

After: Happy baby David! (just for you, Boo!)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blog = Journal

Since I'm not a very good journal writer, I've decided to count my blogging as journal keeping. So this post isn't about anything super special or eventful. It's just a collection of pictures and stories that I wanted to remember about my babies. They are now seven months old, and I can't believe how fast the time has gone. They have outgrown their sleepy sacks, so they sleep with a blanket now. I also dropped a feeding, so the boys now sleep from about 8:30pm to 8:00am. It's so nice to have time for just Steve and me in the evenings. Both babies are eating and growing like crazy. They eat pretty much every fruit and veggie I offer them, although they don't care for the jarred meats. They also don't like those baby puffs or any other finger foods we've tried. They don't have any teeth yet, so we'll just hold off another couple weeks and try again. I'm in no hurry for them to grow up any faster. I already miss so many things about them being little babies.

Here are David and Erik playing together. David loves to try to put things in his mouth that don't fit. He would put that whole yellow thing in his tiny baby mouth if he could. And Erik loves to collect toys. Notice the pile. He'll even take things right out of David's hands. Then he smiles his "I'm too cute" smile, and I can't do anything but laugh.

I just like the funny faces they are making in this picture and also happy that I can see both of their faces.

David likes to eat his feet. Actually he likes to eat everything he can get his hands on.

Happy baby David! He's just the happiest baby. Steve calls him a goofball, and I think the name fits. He's always smiling even when nothing funny is happening. The happier he is, the bigger his mouth gets. He even laughs when I open my mouth really big. I guess he thinks that's what people do when things are funny.

David helping Mommy with the laundry. David was having an unusually fussy moment when I needed to switch the laundry. I put him in the basket and piled the clean towels all around him. He didn't really know what to make of it.

Erik making a pouty face. He's not sad, he just discovered his lips.

"I have a hat!" Steve was putting cups on the boys' heads, and we both thought it looked like a little top hat. Another game that Steve and I enjoyed more than the babies. :)

One day I was feeding David while Erik (who had just finished nursing) was playing on the floor. I gave him some toys to play with and went back to feeding David. A few minutes later I noticed that Erik had the blue ring on his leg. I didn't see him do it, but somehow he got it over his foot. Silly baby!