Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blogging Deterents

I have many reasons why I can't seem to catch up on the blog
But the main reasons are named

Collin


and Keegan


They are crawling


they are pulling up on everything and cruising around


they are dumping everything that they can reach


they are eating everything they see
(this does not mean it is all meant to be eaten)

and EVERY time I sit down at the computer
a special alarm must go off
because they immediately crawl in
and hang on my legs whining/crying to be picked up.



The babies are 9 months (well, ten now)
however,
The doctor wouldn't see us this month
because we were 12 minutes late to the appointment.


Yes, 12 minutes

The sign even says,
if you are more than 15 minutes late
you may be asked to reschedule
wasn't even 15 let alone more than 15

Heartless, unfeeling, rude, non compassionate
do not have 5 kids six and under doctors office.

I started crying in the office
and I generally don't cry
because I had worked so hard
to even make it there with 5 kids
and I was so sick I could barely breathe
and I had a fever
and they didn't budge.

Can you tell I am still bitter about this?

Because I am

So we have no official 9 month stats for the twins

But,
They are huge.
Bigger than any of my other babies at this age


Crawling earlier than any of the others
(the week before they were 8 months)


Finally, consistently sleeping from 9pm to 8 am
Did you hear that?
I said
Finally,
consistently sleeping from 9pm to 8am
(Happy Happy Happy dances going on in this house)


Eating everything they can reach
and begging for bites of the rest
They eat buckets of the gerber fruit puffs
and drink GALLONS of formula
I am so lucky I could do breastmilk for 8 months
Who can afford that formula crud times 2?
Its killing our budget

Keegan has 5 teeth
(two on top, three on the bottom)

Collin has 8 teeth
(four on top, four on the bottom)

They crack me up when they are together.
They steal the same toy from each other
back and forth and back and forth
they don't cry,
they just reach and take it back.

Keegan is forever,
forever
pushing Collin over and stealing his binky
even if he already has a binky in his mouth.
and then he takes his out and puts Collin's in.

This seriously ticks Collin off,
and hurts his feelings
He screams
and then big fat tears start rolling down his face
Keegan thinks this is so funny
and laughs
and wiggles and waves the binky around in the air.


They go crazy in the Johnny Jumper things.
Hands in the air
little legs going as fast as they can make them go
jumping jumping jumping
they are so wild they bump into each other
and that makes them swing around
and they giggle and start all over again.

They aren't very snuggly/cuddly anymore
which makes me sad
They love to be held and carried around
but they are in constant wiggly motion in your arms
Climbing up you
or swiveling from side to side
to see everything all at once.



I deserve to have some amazing arms
for all of the hefting and carrying I do.
Too bad I really don't.

I am constantly amazed at how different they are
they look nothing alike
and have VERY different personalities


Collin is a better sleeper
and gets really grouchy when he is tired
He falls asleep almost immediately when I lay him down
and usually wakes up happy and alert
He has darling dimples
and will bust them out every once in a while
but is a pretty serious little fellow

(His cheeser smile)
and it doesn't take much to hurt his feelings.
He will grin when he is happy
but it takes some work to get a giggle
and his rare belly laughs are worth their weight in gold.


He is generally healthy
and although he eats the exact same thing
in the exact same amounts as Keegan
he is a chubber in comparison,
over 20 lbs and you can tell.


He sat up first
Got teeth first
and mastered crawling first
He skipped right over army crawling
and went straight for the real deal.



If you wave at him and say Bye-Bye
he will wave back and say bye-bye
and he raises his eyebrows at you
when you are talking to him
like he is really trying to understand.
His eyes are blue blue blue
and his hair is still blondy blond


I love it.


Keegan is a hit and miss sleeper
he would do great for two nights, bad for three
but has gotten better and better
since getting tubes in his ears.
He crawls around his crib and plays
for a while before conking out
and we usually find him
in the weirdest positions when we check.

He wakes up with wild hair,
flushed cheeks, and glazed over eyes
and it takes him a few minutes to really wake up.
I love this
because it is the only time he will let me squish him close


Keegan has huge eyes with KILLER eye lashes
He is a social bug and just making eye contact with him
gets him so excited that he wiggles and grins
and waves his hands in the air.
Someone saying his name makes him giggle
and any funny face, game of peek-a-boo, or growling voice
can make him belly laugh until he gets the hiccups


He is so easily distracted
that I have a hard time getting him to eat or drink a bottle
because he has to see everything and touch everything.

He is a master jumper and can go forever.
Just saying the words jumpy jumpy
makes him immediately start jumping,
no matter where he is.


He is at least 3 lbs smaller than Collin if not more
and seems wiry and fragile in comparison
He has been following behind Collin in reaching milestones,
but not by much more than a few days.

He HATES being left behind and cries
if you walk by him
when his arms are reaching to be picked up.


If Collin is mad or upset he cries big fat tears
If Keegan is, he throws whopping tantrums.
Arches, kicks, screams,
throws his binky and pushes his blanket away.
When I am not super tired and frustrated,
I think its kind of funny to watch.


His hair is getting longer
and after the bath
or if it gets wet it goes super curly.


Its amazing to me
that it has almost been 10 months.
It has had its moments for sure,
but it is nowhere near the nightmare
that people were saying it would be.

I wish they would stay little longer.
I wish they still liked to be held and snuggled.
I hope that they will keep loving each other

It has been a steep learning curve
and not without tears and frustration
but worth all of the moments,
all of them,
good and bad.

Worth the sleepless nights
and frustrating days
and saggy skin and stretch marks

We've come a long way from there to here
I would do it again in a second
and I think I would try to enjoy it even more

9 comments:

Kasi Good said...

You are wonder woman. Are you still working? First of all, breastfeeding twins for 8 MONTHS!?! That's like feeding a regular kid for 2 years. Seriously. You rock. Second, saying it wasn't as bad as everyone said it would be? Again, you rock.
P.S. that receptionist is a major b*tch.

Bernie and Doll said...

I miss my boys! Kiss those pink cheeks, and whisper love in their ears for me!

ambyr said...

oh thank you thank you!!! now I feel like I know them just a little better!! I don't know how you do it, but if anyone can do it... it's the amazing handi andi!!! 5 kids baby!!!! you have a beautiful family and I'm a little sad I don't get to see you as often as I used to in the early 2000's. love and miss you guys dearly!!!!

Megan said...

This is good for me to read since I just had my third (a week ago today!) and I'm already stressing about my mom leaving me and my husband going back to work. If you can do 5 kids, 2 of those being TWINS, then I can handle 3, right?! You really are AMAZING! Your boys are super cute!

Amy Bagaso Williams said...

Although we talk almost EVERY day and I'm only a hop, skip and a jump from you...I LOVE TO READ YOUR BLOG! You are wonder woman, a great mom, a great friend. It's so fun to see the day in and day out, and laugh over your posts. You crack me up! I'm so sorry about the Pediatrician visit. What a CROCK! I would have said, "Okay, I understand, even though I was only 12 minutes late and not the full 15. So, tell me, does this mean I will be getting a co-pay refund on all of the visits I've made here where the Dr. was later than 15 minutes seeing me?"...THOUGHT SO!

TwinkleBee said...

Loved the post!! THey're getting so big and I'm missing it!!! :(
They are so adorable! Thanks for the updates- I know how busy you are :)

riosfamily said...

TIME FOR A NEW PEDIATRICIAN!!! The "babies" are so cute! Tell me with those spectacular personalities who could ever say their is no god! I Love you ALL so much!!

Your such good friends and wonderful examples to me...THEN...NOW...and FOREVER!! Love ya!!! Let's get together soooooonnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristi said...

what a beautiful post Andi, those boys are darling, darling.

kim said...

Hey Andi. Just thought I would leave a little note. Your boys are so cute. So fun to read about them. I do not know how you do it. I bet you do a good job though!