Wednesday, May 28, 2008

4 months old

Maddox and Addison turned 4 months old on May 14th! I can't believe it. Time is going by too quickly. They are getting to be so much fun. Addison will giggle when you play peek-a-boo with her and if you tickle her at just the right spot on her neck. Maddox will giggle when you sing "If you're happy & you know it, say Amen" and then raise his arms up in the air. He also likes the part of the song where you sing "then your face will surely show it" and I put his hands on his cheeks. He is also ticklish on his neck. It's so fun to see them get their personalities. Addison is still the easy and calm one (like her mommy, of course) and Maddox is the temperamental one (like his daddy, of course).

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mother's Day

My first Mother's Day was great! I felt so special knowing that I am the mom of these two precious babies.

Monday, May 5, 2008

It was a rough week, but we're recovering now!

Well, last week was a rough one. Maddox got really sick last Sunday, and it has kind of lingered on even up until now. Then Brent got some kind of stomach bug on Wednesday and is still not feeling well. Maddox has been super fussy and clingy and I had been doing everything by myself because I didn't want Brent to get near them. Also the babies are still not sleeping through the night, and I was trying to let them set their own schedule. So a typical night had begun to look like this: Put the babies down for bed around 8:30, Addison would get up at 2:30, Maddox would get up at 4, Addison would get up at 5:30, Maddox would get up at 6:30, Addison would get up at 7:15, Maddox would be up by 8! Sounds fun, doesn't it? Needless to say the sleep deprivation had been getting to me, and I had just started feeling overwhelmed. Then on Friday night Jenny and Carrie (Conway small group girls) called and said they wanted to come down and keep the babies while Brent and I did something. That was exactly what I needed. Since they are both mothers, I asked their advice and they really helped. Since then we have turned a new page! Friday night the babies went to bed by 9, and Brent got up with them at 3:30 and then I was up with them by 7:15. Saturday night they went to bed at 8:30 and slept until 5:30!!! Yes, that is 9 hours straight! Then they were up by 8:30. Last night they were in bed by 8:15 and woke up at 4:15 (8 hours) and then were up by 8:15. I feel like a new woman. So I'm going to hold them to this new schedule since I know they are capable of it. But here are some recent pics and a video of Maddox giggling! They are growing up so fast and are just so precious.