Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Adventure for 4

Clay, Seth, Paul, and I decided to take a little adventure today. We went to the pharmacy, grocery store, and to visit their Dad all by ourselves!! Now, this is not our first adventure in the car with just the 4 of us, but it is our first adventure OUT of the car.

Going to the pharmacy and to see Shane was easy as we didn't have to get out of the car. It was the grocery store adventure that would be the REAL test. I have to give kudos to the staff at our local Kroger, they were so nice, friendly, and helpful. Picture this: me walking through the grocery store with Clay in the backpack while pushing Seth and Paul in the double stroller. We were getting a lot of looks! It was kind of weird having people just stare....don't you know that as soon as I would look at them they would turn and look in the other direction. Others would look at me with this unmistakable expression as if seeming to say, "that poor girl". I just kind of chuckle inside at all of these people, they have no idea how great it really is.

It was too hard to push or pull an actual grocery cart while I had the double stroller and Clay with me, so I decided to get just a few things and put them in the bottom of the stroller. Thankfully, I was able to get what I needed quickly. As I went to check out, a Kroger employee unloaded my stroller of goods while another bagged my items and got a cart to help me outside. They helped me unload the items in my vehicle and I was thrilled with our accomplished adventure!

In the words of my dear friend, Krilecia, I am embracing my new life. This little adventure was tough; a real work out! But now I am confident that I can take the boys out on my own - people staring at us and all!!! :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Big Boys

Everyone sitting around watching CARS!
Seth (L) and Clay (R) playing together.
Paul (L) and Clay (R) playing together.
Seth wants you to meet Frank and Lefty, who appeared over night!

The boys went in to see their doctor last week for a check-up and more shots - UGH!!!! They all did VERY well and were just glad to get it over with. We did get news that we can switch their formula from the expensive high calorie formula to the regular Similac Advanced. The switch went very well, I don't even think they noticed. The boys are also doing really good eating their cereals, fruits, and veggies. It's messy, but they enjoy it!
We've also had a change in their sleeping habbits this week. They are FINALLY sleeping through the night! YIPPEE!!!! They still stir in the wee hours of the morning, but they are getting there. :)
Now on to their new weights: Seth - 14 lbs, 13oz and 27 inches long. Paul - 14 lbs, 3oz and 26 3/4 inches long. Clay - 13 lbs 10oz and 26 1/4 inches long.
We just can't believe how much they have grown! They are getting to be such big boys!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hanging out with the boys

The choas that surrounds "feeding time"! :)
How cute are they? (Paul, L/Clay,R)

Need I say more?
Seth - entertains himself!
Paul (left) Clay (right) - aren't their legs cute?

Seth (left) Paul (right)


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Everyday changes.....


Here are some recent photos of the boys. They were all taken one morning after they finished breakfast. Don't they all look happy? They are all really good babies and seem to always be happy. Usually, the only time they get upset is when they're tired or hungry. (They get that from their Daddy!)
We've taken a couple of road trips and the boys have done SO well when we travel. It's a hoot to see my Tahoe loaded down with babies and all of their gear. Honestly, it wears me out to pack up all of their stuff. I am a list maker, so I make lists of everything we'll need a few days in advance. Don't you know, that I usually forget something....these kids are sucking away my brain cells!
The nights have gotten better. They boys are sleeping a LOT longer and we are SO happy! We usually have them in bed around 9:30pm and they are sleeping until about 4:45am. They will get up and take a bottle, then go back to sleep for a few hours. We can not wait for them to sleep on through. Because they are sleeping longer they are skipping a feeding. I use to make 18 bottles for a 24 hour period, now I make 15. It still equals out to A LOT OF FORMULA!!!
The boys are eating cereal now, with a spoon, and we're trying some fruits and veggies out with them. Let me tell you, it is NOT easy to feed them. It takes about an hour to get through each meal and it is really hard on my back. (I should note that my back is still not right since giving birth.)
Seth, Clay, and Paul are all REALLY good at flipping over. Seth is a little ball of energy, we know it won't be long until we have 3 crawling babies all over our house! It's going to be complete madness I'm sure!
We also discovered that Seth has 2 teeth!!! I can hardly believe it, but he does. His 2 bottom teeth just appeared over night and he is just TOO cute! He loves to smile and show them off. They don't seem to be bothering him that much, probably because he sprouted them overnight. ;) He gets those pretty teeth from his Mom. Yaya (my mom) told be that my big brother, Ben, and I both got 2 teeth in when we were 3 months old. So, Shane and I are curious to see when Clay and Paul will start getting some.
The number 3 is BACK. I'm turning the BIG 3-0 this Friday, the 4th!!!! Yaya is going to babysit so that Shane and I can go to a local Blues Festival - we are SO excited. :)
We go back to the doctor next week with the boys for a check up. I will post new stats on them then. Until then.....