Thursday, September 17, 2009

A couple new pics

They boys are looking more and more alike each day. I can't really afford to test them right now, so as long as I can tell them apart, I'm okay. I still find them easy to tell apart.
I'm likely going to start to pick up a few hours working from home in the evening (after they are asleep) next week. We'll see how it goes.
Yesterday, my friend and neighbor R made me an offer I couldnt refuse. While her son was napping in his stroller, she played mothers helper. It was wonderful. I was able to give Nathan a bath without having to wait until Corwyn was asleep. I got dishes done, laundry done and even changed the sheets. It was so nice. I'm still not ready to leave the boys with someone, but this I can handle. R and I are going to swap off doing this now and again. I'm also going to see about getting a paid mothers helper in a few hours a week, maybe someone who I would eventually feel comfortable enough to let babysit.
We're loving the local baby groups and story times. They are all free too. I may get one of the aformentioned helpers to come to the Friday group. Its "library time" and involves lots of songs, poems and actions with the babies. I need another set of hands until the boys can sit on their own.
As of last week, Nathan was 14 lbs, 24 inches. Corwyn is not far behind at 13lbs 23 inches.
Until next time, enjoy the cuteness...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Growing boys

Okay, so its another video. But this one shows smiles. I cant wait for the camcorder to arrive. I think I'll go nuts with it. Airmile emailed me that it was shipped so within 2 weeks.

New baby groups started this week. I went to one of the nearby community centers today. I'll go to another, closer one tomorrow. There is another that could be considered walking distance, but its a bit further away so I wont go there. Anyway, I was able to weigh and measure the boys.
Corwyn is 23 inches, 13 pounds.
Nathan is a full 2 feet and 14 pounds.

They just keep growing and growing. I'm happy. They are still fed a mix of breast milk and formula. While I hold out hopes to produce enough milk someday, I've been nursing and pumping and suppliment for about 3 months now. I can keep it up until they no longer want to nurse if thats what it takes.

I keep getting asked if I think motherhood is all I hoped it would be. No, its not. It so much more, so much better, so totally incredible. I love it, I love them. I know it sounds corny, but really, they make me feel complete. I know not everyone wants to be a parent and I respect those who know it, but for me, this is so right. If there was anyway to swing it, I'd have more.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I cant believe it's 3 months

Wow, the time is just flying by. The boys are just over 3 months now. Where does the time go? This video was taken with my regular camera. I ordered a mid-range camcorder with my airmiles. It should be here within 2 weeks, until then, enjoy this one. The shaking noise is a rattle I was using to keep Nathan's attention on the camera. Corwyn was more interested in Nathan.

This shot is of one of my dogs. The boys are indifferent to the bouncy chair, but apparently, he likes it.