Thursday, March 11, 2010

10 Pounds!

With the best of intentions of updating this thing every week, here we are a month later. They had their 2 month visit this last week and Cora (on the left) was 9 lbs 15.8 oz and Sydney was 10 lbs 2 oz. That's close to double their birth weight! They survived their first shots, and so did I. They are both starting to smile and coo and just melt our hearts every time. I never thought I would start talking so high pitched and silly to see a baby smile, but I do.
Up close and personal with Cora. She still almost always has a deer in the headlights look with her eyes.
And here is miss Sydney lounging around.
Oh, the things pregnancy helps me appreciate. Like being able to make and eat my own food. I found a super easy wheat bread recipe in the paper when we lived in Spokane and have been able to make it almost once a week now (it goes fast). Kate loves to help me cook, do the dishes, and fold laundry. OK, it sounds nice, and she really does love to, but her help is really tasting things, splashing, and unfolding the folded stuff and handing it to me. It may double the time to get it done, but we're having fun. Plus she loves to say "Katie laundry!"
Snitching the peanut butter cookie dough. The reason this blog address has cookie monsters in it is after I had Kate, and now after these girls too, all I want to eat are oatmeal cookies. I would make oatmeal chocolate chip, but Kate couldn't and the twins cannot handle breastmilk if I've eaten chocolate, so we settle for peanut butter or butterscotch chip cookies. They're usually gone within two days. And it's mostly me eating the cookies. How else am I supposed to get the extra 1200 cals I'm supposed to eat to feed the rugrats?
This is because I had to show off her cowgirl shirt. My friend, Ericka, was out here slaving away for a week and we found a whole lot of clothes at a second-hand store here for $2 a piece. This was one of those fine items. Makes me wish I had some boots and a hat for her! (Like she'd keep them on.)
Jeremy had one of those rare post-call Fridays - which means a three day weekend for us if he doesn't sleep that day! So we made a pizza together to celebrate.
Tubby time in the sink. They both make the same funny face and a chirping sound when they first get in the water, I'm just never able to get a picture of it.
I'm not sure if they're telling secrets or Sydney is chomping on Cora's ear, but it's a fun picture.


Melissa said...

Oh my gosh they're getting so big!! And they are identical as ever...can you tell them apart!?! Wish we could visit! :( You look great though! And I'm so happy to hear you're eating again, life is good. :)

Melanie said...

I'm glad things are going well. They are getting big....and SOOOOOO cute.

Are you still breastfeeding Kate? or did I read that wrong?

The Bills Clan said...
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The Bills Clan said...

They are getting so big. What a difference a month makes. You must be feeding them whipping cream. I am amazed that you find time to make cookies and bread so often. That inspires me to do better at my baking. Hug my cute nieces for me!