Sunday, July 29, 2007

Senor Cooper

It is all about schedule these days.....we have decided to hire a night nanny for a little while since Stephen will be traveling quite a bit in the next few weeks. They came over yesterday and gave us lots of tips and advice. Last night both girls slept in their own room and did great. We have decided to put them in seperate cribs since they were waking eachother up during the night. We have not really had too much of a problem with the girls doing well at night but they don't like to nap during the day so we are working on that now. So the hints they gave us were, back to swaddling keeping their arms down, using the babywise theory, 30 minutes to feed, 45 minutes of awake time then to their cribs for nap time. Well yesterday was hard they did a lot of crying but today already seems to be going better. They are both taking their first nap as I type this...well Morgan just woke up but hopefully she goes back down. Anyway the night nanny will be with us for the next 3 nights so that means 3 nights of 8 hours of sleep for Stephen and I .... what will we do? Hope you like the new pics, the girls are getting so big, we bring them next week for their two month check up - can't wait to see how much they weigh. Cooper was sick this week but is doing much better, that was a challenge trying to keep him away from the girls so they wouldn't get sick but we managed. All he keeps talking about is going to Cape Cod on a airplane, we are planning on going in September but I think we are going to hear about it everyday until then! Hopefully we will get some movies up later this morning.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Out Hiking

On Sunday we got out for a family hike. We had all three kids on our backs! Thats probably the last time for Cooper in the backpack...whew! The girls slept the loved it and slept the whole time.

We just can't understand these girls. One day they are sleeping great, smiling. The next (today), the are screaming bloody murder.

I'm liking these new picture slide shows like the below.

Sunday, July 22, 2007



Last weekend was perfect. This week....well not so perfect. M&M have been crazy. However, last night was a blessing. They slept from 9 to 1:45 and then back down around 2:30 to 7. Hopefully this is the start of something good.

As you can see we have smiles and even some cues here and there. Morgan was first and seems to have a very flirty with the ceiling fan. Maddie is about a week behind on the cues and just started today. The lack of sleep melts away with just one smile.

Kim is back at the gym and really doing great about getting back in shape. Cooper is glad to be back at the gym too. From what I here he walks in like he owns the place since he's been there since he was 3 months.

Congratulations to Shanti and Aimee with their new baby Serena (

We really have ambitions to put more up on the web. It's just really difficult to find time (and a free arm) to take pics let alone put them up. We have a camcorder now too. I hope to figure it out and post video soon as well. I did post some more pics on the PICTURE PAGE.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Look at our dresses!

Well it has been a few days since we posted anything again....time just keeps ticking! Updates - The girls are doing well, we had a rough few nights last week where the girls just didn't want to go back to sleep after their nighttime feedings so we were up for almost 2-3 hours to feed only getting about 4 hours of sleep total for us. That wasn't working for either of us so we decided we were going to have to get "tough" and let them cry a little; well that seemed to be the trick. Friday night we let them cry themselves to sleep which lasted about 30 minutes then they slept for 5 hours. Needless to say we have been doing that for the past 4 nights and have been able to get some decent sleep. We actually kind of feeel like human beings again, key words kind of!
Cooper is doing well, even though he did try to file Morgan's head yesterday with a nail file....hmmm not sure what he was thinking but that was quickly stopped. He called the girls his babies the other day which was very cute. He is taking to them more and more each day.
Stephen is traveling is his first day, he was not that excited about it. My mom is here to help so hopefully things go well. And for me I am doing well, really enjoying so better sleep. I even started back to the gym last week which feels great and gives me some extra energy to make it through the day. Hopefully I will get better at posting since I have been slack lately!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Six hour stretch!

Hopefully things are getting better, the girls did a 6 hour stretch last night which was wonderful. It wasn't that they slept for six hours they slept about five but went six hours in between feedings. We both got about 3 good hours which was nice, however we are both running on low steam these days so we could have used a little more! We are just waiting for the days of 5 hours straight of sleep, man that would be nice. Cooper started sleeping 6-8 hours around 6 weeks so we pray we are as lucky with the girls as we were with Coops. Hopefully when they hit the 10 pound mark they will start sleeping longer. Other than that - not too much new here. Cooper is getting a new bike since he is totally potty trained, he has been for several months now but still used a pull-up at night but we are all done with those now, so his new radio flyer bike should arrive here in a few days. I will try and get some new pics up soon.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Baby Stats - One Month

Maddi - 9 pounds 4 ounces, 20 3/4 inches

Morgan - 9 pounds even, 21 3/8 inches

They are really growing quickly, doc says they both look great and are doing well. Now if we can only get them to sleep longer chunks during the night...

Other news of the day - We are official "loser cruiser" owners, we pick up the mini-van to follow!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Yesterday was Stephen's birthday, we had a fun day. Went to the park for coffee and breakfast, went out for gelato and a little shopping in the afternoon then had ice cream pie and hung out with friends last night. The girls have been doing well, they both have decided that fussy time is around 3:30 and usually last until 6 or so. They are enjoying there evening baths and starting to get on a semi schedule as far as eating goes. Usually about every 4 hours or so except for some reason at night they like to wake at 3:30 then 6am, that is always rough! They are getting a lot bigger and fitting into all there clothes, Maddi even went up a size in diapers while Morgan is still so thin that the bigger size falls off her waist. However they are both filling out a lot in the face and becoming cuter everyday. I can't wait for the first smile - hopefully soon. Coops is doing well, he just loves his sisters. As soon as he wakes up in the morning he has to kiss them good morning. The girls go for there one month check up on Tuesday so we are excited to see how much they have gained. We will post the stats on Tuesday. Enjoy the new pics and we will try to keep posting! Oh Stephen got a video camera for his b-day so I am sure once he figures it all out there will be lots of new videos. Stay tuned....

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Yes - we do have more clothes!

Okay for all those wondering why all the pics so far they have been in the same 2 or 3 outfits that is because that is all they have fit in. We have so many clothes and I try them on everyday but 0-3 is still too big for them. So if you have given us clothes I promise they will wear them soon, they are getting bigger everyday so we will keep trying on new outfits! Here is a matching set that Auntie Lisa sent, they look adorable in them, this was the best pic I got this morning, even though it is not that great. It is so hard to get them to both look at the same time. Maddi is really looking a lot bigger then Morgan these days, even though they are eating the same amount I think Morgan is just going to be more petite than Maddi, but we will see.

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3 Weeks Old!

So things have been quiet on the blog was kind of a crazy week last week. Both girls wanted to be held all day long and that is the only way they would take good naps so I didn't have time to think let alone do anything else. However it looks like things are starting to change - yesterday they slept almost all day in their carseats. They are on a growth spurt I think, they both want to eat every 3 hours on the nose and are taking 5 ounces at a time. The past few days they were going about 4 hours at a time so hopefully it goes back to that otherwise Stephen and I walk around like total zombies. Just can't survive on 2 hours of sleep at a time. Cooper is doing well, he has his moments for sure but overall he is doing pretty good. Stephen is awesome, I don't know how he works all day long after only a few hours of sleep but he does, this morning he counted how many bottles he washed, I think it was 22!! I don't know what I would do without him, that is for sure. I am hanging in there, this is my first full morning with all three kids by myself and thank god the girls are both sleeping so I have hands free for a while. Feeding time should be fun, but I will manage. I ended up at the docs yesterday with an extreamly swollen throat, they tested me for mono and strep but they were both negative thank goodness. They think it is a virus but since my throat was almost swollen shut they put me on a steroid and a antibiotic. I am feeling much better now. We put some pics up from last week and hopefully there will be more this week!

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