Used Diapers! Well... roughly. I have kept a "count"- the boxes have uneven numbers like 204, I just count that as 200. So we have used 4,000 diapers so far not counting the diapers in the hospital and the "left overs" people gave me in size NB and 1. Cause I didn't think to add those in when I decided to keep count for a year! 9 1/2 months old yesterday and I consider myself a "Master of the Diaper" cause I have changed an ass load of diapers!
Now that Lara is doing a "baby lock jaw" and not accepting spoon feeding/baby foods. Here are some pics of my girls getting their grub on! As you can see they shovel it in by the fistful!
Kristin loves zucchini!
Lara does too!
This is them taking turns riding the pony that they start cracking up as soon as you set them on it!
We had the girls' pictures taken again... I spent WAY TOO much AGAIN! But damn, they are SO cute I can't help it! I went in only planning on spending a certain amount and came out spending twice that- as usual! I can't help it! They are changing so fast and they won't be "babies" much longer!
The place we take them to get their pictures done is awesome. This lady made some weird noises and Kristin wasn't too sure and made "my" wth face. Even I couldn't tell if Lara was about to laugh or cry. But then I said hold on let me get them to smile and voila!
I love this one of Kristin cause she was cracking up!
Kristin has the WTH face here but they are still so cute!
These are actual individual pictures of them, but in order to get the picture of the picture to come out right I had to put them together, in my pictures their dresses aren't cut off.
Kristin lifted up in the "airplane"
Lara in the "airplane"
I just can't believe how fast they are growing! It is going by in a blur!
The past few days Lara does "baby lock jaw" and refuses to open her mouth for spoon feedings. So I decided to try letting them feed themselves more than just cheese and Cheerios and goldfish and Gerber snacks, I cooked up some zucchini thinking I would have a few days worth but NOPE, they ate it all in one feeding!
Little new milestones:
Kristin is cruising like crazy! She moves all the way around the room holding on to the furniture. She even turns from the love seat and takes one to two "steps" not holding on until she gets her little hands on the coffee table! Dear God! Help me!! I can't believe my little baby is going to walk sooner rather than later! She plays "So big" with me (which is raising her hands up over her head). She also bounces and dances (I guess that's what she is doing).
Lara is pulling up on everything! She has learned how to get up but getting down isn't as easy for her yet! She claps her hands and I swear it sounds like she is saying "YAY" (cause that's what I do). Lara and Kristin's cribs are down one wall in their room and they met now and reach over to each other and cry and hold hands! So cute... even if they are crying! I got to get a picture!
Every time we are having fun in the tub and everyone is all in a good mood and playing- someone (usually Lara) poops in the tub! And EVERY time I am taking pictures of the girls splashing and laughing and do little videos with the camera and then I see a red face and poop. (Yes that is my tub and yes I had to scrub down both bath seats and baby toys and all)! How come they don't poop in the tub when Bobby is home?
Took the girls for their 9 month check up today-
Kristin is 26 1/2 inches (10th) and 15 lbs and 4 oz (5th)
Lara is 26 inches (5th) and 14 lbs and 9 oz (less than 3rd)
My little petite babies! Dr said they were nice and healthy and everything looked good.
I am alive. I am just not as good at this blogging thing as I am constantly wiping honeys, washing babies, getting snot off cute little faces with my shirt, pumping (yep still pumping... can't say I will be sorry to stop that)or doing something for others. But anyway... We went to Bobby's parents this weekend and the girls go to
Swim for the 1st time! Aren't they cutey-patooties!?!?
I love their little sunglasses.
And we had the girls christened. It was a beautiful day and we had the ceremony in Bobby's parents garden that they had built after his sister's life was cut short defending our nation. There was some cool things that happened during the day that day. As I was getting dressed, I found 2 of Reese's dog hairs in my travel jewelry pouch (damn I miss that dog, but he managed to be with me). During the ceremony 2 butterflies flew through... my dad and Bobby's sister ... perhaps?? I guess you could say it was coincidental. I choose to believe it wasn't.. cause I like to feel that spirits can be with us on important days.
And of course today was my 1st Mother's day. It was a beautiful day. Bobby and the girls gave me a beautiful set of earrings (I LOVE jewelry). And I consider myself to be lucky. In the back of my head, for a moment, I thought this should have been my 3rd Mother's day. But it was my first. It is weird for me. 2 years ago I should have had a brand new baby on Cinco de Mayo 2008. But May of 2008 I was dealing with HUGE cysts from Clomid and I wasn't getting pregnant instead and I was pissed. And here it is May 2010 and I have been through alot and I have two beautiful girls so why should I think of what could have been? Cause I am super lucky to have what I have. I am lucky. I am happy. I am a Mommy!
Happy Mother's Day to my mommy followers, and the mommies- to- be and those that are going to be mommies in the future.
OMG I just previewed before I hit publish and OMG I look like a big fat purple people eater! WTH? Ugghhh... I've got to do something. Can you do South Beach while breastfeeding? I look like Barney! BLAH! I am going to go throw up my dinner now!
I am 35 years old. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, Bobby. We have been married for 6 years and tried to conceive for 20 months (18 cycles). We are smitten with our 2 beautiful girls!
June 2006- Nah... let's wait one more year to try to have kids. Ahhh our ignorant bliss!!
April 2007- Came off bc pills- Holy crap, what are we thinking??
June 2007- Ok, school is out, now let's 'really' try
August 2007- I got a positive HPT (home pregnancy test) YAY!!
September 2007- 1st OB appt got a pic of my 'blob'
October 2007- 2nd OB appt- u/s no heartbeat- opt for a D&C (15th)
November 2007- Dr says ok to ttc again- Thanksgiving got BFP (big fat positive) on an hpt, you're going to m/c AGAIN call from the dr's office
December 2007- D&C for m/c #2 dr gives us the green light to ttc again, tells us we have "bad luck"
February 2008- dr does u/s, holy shit I have PCOS and a reason for the m/cs!! Start Metformin and dr says to lose weight on a low carb diet! South Beach started (2-24)!
March 2008- Clomid round 1 , also got the CBE fertiltiy monitor, got a "peak reading" BFN (big fat negative) lost 11 lbs first 2 weeks on South Beach
April 2008- Round 2 of Clomid- no peak reading, lost 26 lbs so far
May 2008- U/S shows BIG cyst from Clomid- no clomid for me and no AF either until it goes away- pissed and I hate my body, lost 35 lbs
June 2008- decided enough was enough- going to Jones Institute- they'll get me pregnant! no meds this cycle, just had fun and enjoyed being with my husband, started Acupuncture too, lost 38 lbs
July 2008- AF show in time for Jones consult and it was the perfect day to get bloodwork started and they said go ahead and take some more Clomid- if not pregnant it is time to do more tests on you and check Bobby, 6 follicles and 1st Ovideral shot
August 2008- BFN- HSG for me (all clear) and a SA on Bobby ("normal") more Clomid, lost 43 lbs total
September 2008- U/S revealed 3 eggs- ready for IUI- gave myself my first HCG trigger!! BFN!! 46 lbs lost total!!! HSG revealed asymmetrical uterus/fibroids, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy schduled for Oct, back on bc pills
October 2008- Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy done- small fibroid/ 3 spots of Endometriosis removed- 10/24 Follistim/Ganirelix study started 75 units of Follistim, 48 lbs lost total!
November 2008- u/s 3 mature follies, BFN, 50 lbs total