Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sleeping thru the night!

Life is good....Morgan and Maddi started sleeping from 9pm-7am last week and it is wonderful! Except for last night for some reason Maddi decided she wanted to be up around the 2:30 hour, then 3:30 then 4:30 finally at 5 I gave in and made her a small bottle and she sucked it down and went right back to sleep. She slept a ton yesterday so I am guessing she is going through a growth spurt. Morgan on the other hand slept from 8:30pm to 8am last night! So overall they are doing awesome. They are such good babies, it was just figuring them both out that took a while. They will be 3 months on Friday, I can't believe it.
This week has gone by very fast but we are ready for Stephen to come back that is for sure. Coop has been good for the most part but still wants all of my attention all of the time which is just not possible! He met his teachers today and will start pre-school next week so we are both very excited, I think it will be so good for all of us.
I will put some more pics up when I have a free hand!

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cooper's New Tat

The child was not harmed in the process (just temporary).
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Music in Davidson

Last night we took the girls and Coops to listen to a swing band perform outside at the green in Davidson. They all loved it! The girls were so happy to be outside they just looked around all evening. Cooper was so happy just to be out of the house, he had a ball as well. We had a fun weekend and everyone is doing well. Stephen is headed to Brazil on Saturday so we are gearing up for that now, I am going to try to do a few days/nights by myself so I am not quite sure yet if I am ready but I will have to be I guess! I put some more pics up on the picture page, enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Noah and the chicks!

Last night we had the Diamonds over for dinner - well actually they brought dinner to us...but we did get some great shots of Noah and the girls. Noah is about a month older than the girls so watching them all grow up together is going to be so fun. I am having trouble posting pictures up so go to the picture pages to see the new ones. What else is new around here....let's see Stephen went out of town all last weekend so I was kept very busy around here, my mom was here which was a big help. My sister and Gabby also spent the night Friday and Cooper was in heaven having Gabs around, so she stayed all day Saturday and they played great together. Cooper just adores her. Stephen came home Sunday morning after having no he was pretty out of it until yesterday. From what I hear the Kupinski wedding was a good time, wish I could have made it.
News around here - let's see the girls are sleeping from 9pm to 5am now which is awesome. They sometimes wake up around the 3am hour but we let them cry and usually they fall back asleep until 5 or so. They usually don't cry more than 5 minutes and we know they can go longer without food so we are pushing them to hold out as long as possible. I think within a few more weeks they will be sleeping till 7 or so. They are both doing well, getting big and so cute. Morgan still has lots of smiles and is always happy for the most part. Maddi is smiling a lot more and is a lot happier now that she is getting good sleep. She is cooing now as well. Both girls want to stand on their up all the time, so we have started putting them in the bouncy seat and they both love it. I pray this is not a sign of early walkers since Coop was walking at 9 1/2 months I really would like to hold them out as long as possible. It will be a nut house around here when they both start walking!! Gates everywhere =) For those of you counting they will be 10 weeks on Friday! I can't believe it, time just flies. We booked our tickets for the Cape today and can't wait to get up there. We are going in mid-September and are really looking forward to it. I think the airport people are going to laugh when they see us coming with all our gear, let see 3 suitcases(one for the girls, one for Coops and the other for my shoes, kidding!) 3 Carseats, a stroller, laptop, diaper bag and anything else we can bring. It will be a sight, that is for sure. I will try to keep putting pics up as the weeks go on.

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Two Month Stats

Weight - 11 pounds 6 ounces
Height - 22 1/2 inches
Head - 15"
Weight - 11 pounds 7 ounces
Height - 22 1/4 inches
Head - 15"
As you can see they are so close but Maddi feels so much heavier because she is more dense and compact and Morgan is longer so she feels lighter. Morgan is really chunking up in her face though, she has the biggest smiles and is very social. Maddi is the more serious one, her smiles are huge but they are few and far between. She is just starting to coo more but I think her big tounge gets in the way sometimes! They are doing very well sleeping at night now that we have them on a strict schedule during the day - last night they slept from 8pm to 4:30am!!! It was awesome....however I kept waking up just waiting for them! Stephen on the other hand was snoring away....amazing how dads can block out crying babies so easy. Yesterday we celebrated my dad and Gabby's birthday at our house, it was a fun day. Last night we decided to take Cooper out on a date since my parents said they would watch the girls for a while. We selfishly decided to take him to our favorite restaraunt which is kind of fancy - anway he loved it. He dined on calamari, a goat cheese and chutney appetizer, followed by a bleu cheese salad and a filet. He loved everything and ate more than me!! He was very well behaved and I think the waitress had a crush on him! Tomorrow is Stephen's first overnight trip then he is going away this weekend for a wedding. My mom will be staying with me so that will be nice. So overall we are all doing well. I put lots of new pics up on the picture pages. More updates to follow...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Perfect Pair....

Things are really changing around here - we feel like we are almost back to semi-normal!! The girls are doing wonderful on their new schedule. They are taking three naps a day in their cribs, they do cry a little but for the most part they are taking great naps and so much happier! Last night they went to bed at 8 - we did a "dream feed" at 10pm where they don't really wake up they just take the bottle then they slept until 4 and 4:30 so that was pretty good. Hopefully they go longer tonight. The goal is to get them to sleep until 7am so we will see how long that takes. Coop is doing good as well, he has been acting a lot like a 2 year old he has been spending a lot of time in his room and on the time out bench but he is learning slowly. Hope you enjoy the pics - we take the girls on Monday for there 2 month check up. We will post the stats as soon as we get them.