Thursday, October 11, 2007

4 months already???

Today the babies had their 4 month check up. In the photo above I didn't notice until just now that they are holding each other's hands - as if to say, "We can be brave together for our shots!" ;)

Baby girl, who we are still calling STRETCH - weighed 11 pounds 2.5 ounces. Her head measured 38 cm and when placed on the exam table stretched out for her measuring which was so cute.... she is 22 and 3/4" long.

Baby Boy, who we are still calling MILK MAN - weighed 11 pounds 14.5 ounces which surprised us b/c to us he feel much more heavier than sister... but the scales were in ballance and that's what they said... however they measure them naked and I noticed he had a very full diaper when I took it off so he was "empty" in my opinion and that is what made the difference. LOL :) His head was also 38 cm but appears larger when you look at him... and he measured to be a quarter inch shorter than sister - 22 and 1/2" long.

Has it been 4 months already?? Gosh time really flies when you are trying to convince yourself that you are having fun! LOL

Although those first 6 weeks were KILLER and actually the first 3 months were the hardest of my mommy career - it has actually improved and not so hard now.

But magicly it seems, things got a little easier around the third month, and as a result life has become more fun. The babies smile all the time and so cheerful. Both of them are really good at rolling over which big sister loves b/c that means they are down on the floor more now and she loves to lay with them and read books to them.

The Mondello Family made the twins both matching blankets with fish on them - they are really colorful. At first we were using on e downstairs in the computer room so they could have tummy time by me at the computer and one in Knukelhead's room b/c she likes to pretend we are at Story time while I read books to her...

Anyway, Big Sister also likes to pretend that that the fish blanket is the ocean and that the twins are turtles (since their heads sort of look turtleish sticking up....) which all this pretending is cute and all.... except for when she wants to remove the table part off of her kitchen set that Isabella gave her and turn it upside down and ride on it b/c it is her "Surf Board!"

And try convincing a 3 year old not to do it on the blanket where the babies are and here is the logic you will get...

"No the carpet part is not the ocean!"

"Knukelhead you can't ride the table upside down on the blanket - that is too close to the babies and I don't want you to tip it over and fall and fall on them. You are TOO Close."

"MOMMA, I can't ride my Surf Board on the sand... put the babies on the sand..." :P

....(rolleyes)....haaaa....deep breath - "OK, but they have to lay on a blanket so they don't get sand all in their hands" (aka hair and other gross stuff that you don't see hidden in carpet)

so I go get a quilt my mother made for me and lay down - and all of a sudden Big sister has a fit!!!

"NO, No! They don't want to be on the sand the turtles, (twins) want to be in the ocean too! They need to swim - GO get the other Ocean Blanket from my room!!!"

So what is a momma to do? Go get the 2nd ocean and put in on the floor on the other side of the room so Big sister can surf on her pretend surf board and the twins, uham, I mean turtles can practice swimming (rolling over and scooting and pushing up.)

Just like in real life when turtles hatch from their eggs, I had to keep tossing them back into their ocean -on their blanket when they scooted off into the sand... LOL :P

....and that is just brief description of 10 minutes from my life as a Stay@Home Mommy! :) I am so grateful to have a husband who insisted I stay at home with our children and be the one to experience them growing up. Thank you honey for having confidence and faith in me and for your support for making it all possible!

~Love from Texas!


Anonymous said...

oh bonnie, baby girl looks like she should have been big sister's twin!!!! absolutely adorable!! bev

Anonymous said...


Glad to hear that you are all well and happy. I enjoyed seeing all the photos of your beautiful family on your website. I am sending a photo of our family--with a few girlfriends added in ---that was taken in June while on vacation. They grow up so quickly, so cherish every moment! Jay has already finished his 4 yrs at Clemson, Neal is a Sophomore at Clemson and Emily is in K-5.


Anonymous said...

I just had to let you know I love the pics of the kiddos on your blog!! I try and check it out when i'm thinking about it, and low and behold today when i go there i see you have updated it!!!!

The twins are sure getting big! and I have to agree with others, they look more identical then they do fraternal. They have the same noses, same eyes, same skin complexion, and same hair lines!! My neice and nephew who are twins look NOTHING alike. (one is dark complected, has lots of hair, is skinnier, has less rolls and longer legs... ) so to see your two, i would have to say they look more alike then different!!!!

Glad to hear things are going well for the new family of 5!! Amazing how fast time flies by and they grow up!

Well, just wanted to let you know it's fun to look at your pics and 'hear' from you. Miss you on the HGTV boards, but I'm sure time alone with a computer is few and far between!!!

Take Care,


Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,
I love the pictures. You have such a beautiful family.

Hope to see them in person soon,

emily lavelle said...


i hope you don't mind but i saw that you have a blog on tracie's site for her kiddos and i had to check it out! congrats on the twins! they are so precious and i couldn't be happier for you and your family. i have really enjoyed reading about some of your adventures! you certainly have your hands full!!! glad to see that things are well in texas! take care of yourself and that beautiful family!


Anonymous said...

Hey Minors,

You have a beautiful family! We miss you all! I tried to email some photos of us.

May Christ continue to bless you all, Michael, Missy, Emma, Maura, Grace, Ruth, Lucia, and #6 on the way