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Friday, June 28, 2013

I'm gonna miss this

Well, folks, the day has come: today I return to work. Thankfully Fridays are half days at my office, so I really only have to leave the twins for a few hours today and Brian actually took the day off so they don't have to go to daycare until Monday. So there's that.

I promise that I'm going to continue looking on the bright side and attempting to be positive about this transition, but hopefully you'll indulge me at least for today as I reflect on all the things I will miss about staying at home with Colby and Clara:

- "Sleeping in" until 7 or 7:30 every morning... now I will be waking up at 5:15, and this means that if the babies decide they're hungry at 4:15 (as is often the case lately), then I'll be up for the day at 4:15 because I won't have enough time to go back to sleep afterwards!

- Staying in our pajamas for as long as we want- now we all 4 have to be dressed and out the door by 6:45 am!

- Wearing casual clothes- somehow I don't think t-shirts and workout shorts will count as "business casual" attire

- Colby getting to nap on his stomach. He sleeps in the Rock 'n Play at night, but pretty much every nap during the day is on his stomach, which, as I've mentioned before, I realize is a no-no. However, that's where he's the happiest and sleeps the most soundly! Unfortunately, the daycare isn't allowed to let babies sleep on their stomachs without a doctor's note (which we aren't going to bother asking for since there is no medical reason for it).

In fact, I'm generally going to miss the babies being able to have a "personalized" environment. It will be good for them to learn how to nap in the cribs at daycare and get used to a new setting, but I hate that they won't be at home where they're currently the most comfortable.

- Getting to FaceTime with Brian during the day

- Watching 10+ commercials for mayonnaise every day. Ha, ok, I'm not really going to miss this, but have you ever noticed how many commercials there are for different brands of mayo on daytime TV?! (Side note: I thought I was going to enjoy daytime TV but I was wrong. Even with cable, it is boring!)

- Play dates with friends

- Taking an absurd amount of pictures of the babies every day and posting them to every possible social media outlet

- Not having to pump... come next week, I'll be hooked up to that bad boy 3 times a day. And this also means we are about to have a lot more bottles and pump parts to wash every night :o/

- Seeing these sweet faces all day, every day... making them smile, watching them sleep, and even hearing them cry.

Stay-at-home-moms: I can now say from experience that you have quite possibly the toughest job out there, and I know some days it feels repetitive, lonely, and thankless, but I can also say from experience that it's the best job out there. So let me encourage you today to hug your little ones and be thankful that you don't have to miss a single moment with them (even the annoying ones)!

Thanks for all the well wishes, happy thoughts, and prayers during this transition- they (along with lots of cookies) will make this process a lot easier!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

An alternative to traditional childbirth prep classes

I admit it- we didn't take any of the usual preparatory classes (childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, etc.) before the twins were born.

Don't get me wrong- it's not because we didn't think they would be helpful, but rather we just had other ideas in mind for how we wanted to spend our precious few remaining childless weekends... and money. Plus I just kind of assumed we would figure things out as we went, and for the most part, that has worked for us. However, now that we're 11+ weeks into this parenting thing, there are a few course topics that I wish had been offered when we were preparing for the arrival of our little ones:

- How to put on makeup/prepare meals/clean the house/accomplish anything with a baby in the Baby Bjorn (this would come with a list of foods you can eat that won't endanger the baby if spilled on his/her head)

- How to ensure your baby's neck rolls don't smell like something died in them

- How to prevent your infant son from urinating on his own face when changing his diaper

- What to pack in your diaper bag 

- Refresher course on the words to children's songs so the baby doesn't have to listen to the theme song to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

- How to clean up diaper blow-outs without making actual contact with the poop (with special pointers on how not to get poop on the baby's face when removing the poop-covered outfit)

- How to shower, put on makeup, and make yourself generally presentable in 10 minutes or less

- How to convince people you are awake/alert when in reality you are sleep-deprived and essentially brain dead

- How to convince your pets you still care about them after the baby comes home without having to actually pay extra attention to them

- How to talk on behalf of your baby as a way of manipulating your husband into doing pretty much anything (ie: "Daddy, wouldn't it be fun to take out the trash together??") (not that I'm speaking from experience on this one...)

Course offerings specific to parents expecting multiples: 
- How to simultaneously bounce & rock two babies at one time (practice would include patting your head and rubbing your stomach for hours on end, because it's basically the same concept)

- How to decide which baby to pick up first if both start crying at the same time

- How to cover up sufficiently while nursing twins so that your brother-in-law the whole world doesn't get a preview 

- How to grocery shop with two infants

- How to creatively respond to the same questions/comments from strangers when asked for the 18,000th time (with a special focus on "Your hands sure are full!" and "Wow, a boy and a girl? You're done!")

And that's all I've got for now. Would any of you enroll in these classes, and/or do you have any to add?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A day in the life: Round 2

You might recall back in January that I wrote a "day in the life" post when I was about 25 weeks pregnant. Well a lot has changed in 5 months and I thought it might be fun to do an updated post detailing my new (and sadly, temporary) life as a stay-at-home-mom of 2.5-month-old twins.

It's funny, because I remember when my friends would have babies, I used to wonder what they did all day... I mean, it's not like the babies needed help with homework or had to go to soccer practice, so what could possibly take up these moms' time every day?! Ha! Well let's just take a look:

6:15 am - Time for Brian to rise and shine! He gets up, takes a shower, and bids me farewell for the day. I keep sleeping until 7:30 or until the babies wake up- whichever comes first.

7:20 am - On this particular morning, Colby decided he didn't want to wait until 7:30 and started crying. I hastily brushed my teeth, filled up my water bottle, and went to rescue them from starvation.

Usually I only carry one baby at a time when traveling/to from the nursery for diaper changes; however, the one time I carry them both together is after waking them up. Not sure why, but it just seems more efficient.

7:30-8 am - Feed babies. Can you tell which twin was in a good mood and which one was just hungry and wondering why mommy was taking so long to get the show on the road?

8-9 am - The babies enjoy play time on the activity mats while I eat breakfast, fold laundry, and catch up on whatever exciting social media updates occurred since I last checked while feeding them at 3 am.

8:15 am - Mommy time is interrupted when Colby spits up all over his face and clothes... twice. (I wanted to include a picture, but Allison said it was too gross, so you can thank her for not having a visual.)

After an outfit change, Colby is in better spirits but not interested in hanging out anywhere other than in my lap.

Meanwhile, Clara also tires of activity time and gets moved to the nap nanny with her friend and mine, the pacifier.

9:15 am - Both babies fall asleep!

9:15-10:15 am - Since Colby fell asleep in the Baby Bjorn, I spent that hour watching the Today Show and playing on my phone. How did new moms stay in touch with the world/stay sane before iPhones?!

10:30-11 am - Time to feed the babies again! Both are now dressed for the day and clearly ready to eat:

And here's an after shot showcasing their milk coma faces:

11 am - I sneak away for a quick shower while they're happily playing on their activity mats.

11:05 am - Colby is no longer happy so I hurry out of the shower to turn him over on his stomach (yes, sort of like turning a turkey in the oven)... usually this stops the fussing, and this time was no exception. Tummy time for the win!

I was able to finish getting dressed, and since I know you're all dying to know what my daily "uniform" looks like, here you go:

11:30 am - Both babies are asleep again (it's tiring being a baby), so I take advantage and make a quick lunch.

I was able to eat at the table for the first minute until Clara started fussing, at which point I moved back to the couch so that I could bounce her while I ate. This went on for 30 minutes or so until she decided to stay asleep.

12:45-1:30 pm - Clara woke up and was ready for some mommy/daughter bonding while brother continued snoozing.

1:30-2 pm - Time to feed the babies again!

2-4 pm - We made our daily excursion out of the house to visit my grandparents. Looks like I caught someone mid-yawn:


Clara hanging out with Jean Mom

4:30 pm - Back at the house and yep, you guessed it, time to feed the babies again. This feeding was extra special because while Colby was waiting for Clara to finish, he decided to (a) spit up on his sister's arm/my lap and (b) poop out of his diaper onto the nursing pillow. I was not aware of activity (b) until I felt something wet on my hand, so that was special.

5-5:50 pm - Clean up Colby, start another load of laundry (third for the day, believe it or not), feed the dogs, and wait anxiously for Daddy to get home.

5:50 pm - Praise the good Lord, Daddy is home! Thankfully we are finishing up the last of our freezer meals from Brian's mom, so all I had to do to get dinner ready was stick it in the microwave.

The babies did not see it necessary to let us eat dinner in peace, however, so Brian shoveled bites in his mouth in between baby wrangling.

6-7:15 pm - Try to get things done (pay bills, write a thank you note, fold laundry, etc.) while Daddy's on duty. Colby, however, did get to assist me in paying bills while Brian and Clara were having some one-on-one time. He was pretty excited about it:

7:15-8:30 pm - Bedtime routine/feeding for the babies... we do baths every other night, but this was not a bath night. They are generally pretty tired/hungry/inconsolable at this point in the evening... see?

8:30-9:30 pm - Free time! I usually spend the majority of this time sitting mindlessly in the bath tub. Once or twice we have gotten crazy and stayed up until 10 or 10:30 to watch a movie or something, but  few things are more valuable to me than sleep these days, so that is definitely a rarity.

9:30 pm until some time between 2-4:30 am - Sleep! We get up once a night to feed them (depending on when they wake up) and then go back to sleep until Brian's alarm goes off the next morning, at which point the day starts all over.

So that's my day in a nutshell. Pretty fun and exciting, right? A few things to note:

- Clearly we don't have a very formal napping routine down yet, but hey, they are napping and their nighttime sleep is going pretty well so we'll take what we can get!
- Yes, we let Colby nap on his stomach. Please don't call CPS.
- We used to go for a walk at least once a day until the temperature started reaching 8,000 degrees before noon.
- I eat a lot more than this breakdown suggests. On this particular day, my "extracurricular" eating included a handful of trail mix, a cup of Quaker Oat Squares, cheese and crackers, a handful of tortilla chips, 2 cookies, 3 brownies, a handful of frosted animal cookies, and I'm probably leaving something out.
- Number of diapers used for the day: 15

Monday, June 17, 2013

Much to celebrate

Yesterday was a big day for many reasons:

1. It was my older sister's birthday! That's her (Elizabeth) on the left in this picture from one of my baby showers:

2. It was my in-laws' anniversary! Two of the nicest and most happily married people you will ever meet:

3. We took Colby and Clara to church for the first time! We wanted to wait until after they had gotten their 2-month vaccines, especially because the church is held in a school (aka: germ pool), and Father's Day seemed like a good day for them to make their debut.

4. And on that note, we celebrated Brian's first Father's Day as a dad! Of course we had to do a photo shoot, the result of which I posted yesterday on Facebook:

Not sure why Colby is looking so perturbed/perplexed, but as further proof of how smiley he is, check out this picture I got with the real camera:

Oh and to answer your question, since Clara and Brian matched, I made sure to wear blue so that Colby wouldn't feel left out, being that he doesn't have a purple outfit :)

Brian's first Father's Day consisted of breakfast at home, church, lunch at Pei Wei, a free Kentucky Bourbon cupcake from Gigi's, FaceTime with our families, chips and guacamole while the babies napped, and dinner at home. We also did some shopping for him on Saturday and had dinner with the Blackburns (during which one of us consumed 4 pieces of pizza and 2.5 brownies... that would be me), so I'd say the weekend was a success.

And finally, after perusing Facebook and Instagram yesterday, I need to get something off of my chest: the plural of "dad" is "dads." The plural of "daddy" is "daddies." The plural of "father" is "fathers." There are no apostrophes necessary unless you want to make the terms possessive.

And while we're on the topic, I have probably mentioned this before, but if you are making a last name ending in 's' plural, then you add '-es' to the end... you do not add an apostrophe or just leave it as is. For example: 
Incorrect: "We are going to dinner with the Jones'."
Incorrect: "We are going to dinner with the Jones."
Correct: "We are going to dinner with the Joneses."

Ok I'm finished. I feel much better. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day Reflection

Hello Amanda's blogging friends, it's me (Brian) again! I know it feels like we just hung out a few weeks ago or so with the hijack and all, but I am back for more. I would try to pretend that I wasn't urged by you-know-who to write a post about being the father of twins, but I think I would likely be outed very quickly. Nonetheless, here I am with some reflections on being the father of twins.

I thought for a few minutes about how I wanted to write this post and figured I would just use bullet points with maybe some timestamps just to be all nice and organized with my thoughts and so that you could see how my thinking, and mood, progressed since we brought Colby and Clara home.

Day 1: I was very overwhelmed driving Amanda, Colby, and Clara home. Before they were born Amanda made a playlist, and I think partly because I was exhausted from the hospital stay, and partly because I am sentimental, the songs made me shed a tear or two on our trip home. I was also a little terrified to think that we were now in charge of these two helpless babies, but luckily had lots of help the first few weeks.

Week 1: I remember thinking "hey this isn't so bad", but really that first week seems like a blur now. I took off work for one week, but often times I wonder if I should have taken off more. In the end it was the best plan to save some vacation so that I could take off days to go to the doctor with them, or stay home with them in case anyone got sick, but going back to work that first day was difficult. Thankfully I had a good walk the night before (with the dogs of course), and had a good talk with God. Since then, I have missed them while I am at work, but thanks to Amanda's pictures and FaceTime, I have gotten peeks before going home. Also, it was in the first week that I was peed, pooped, and vomited on, so I was glad to get that out of the way early.

Weeks 2-6: Now I know what colic is and what it looks like. I don't think I have ever felt as tired as I did during this time. Thankfully God created coffee and Starbucks makes plenty of it. Also, thankfully, there is one located about 7 minutes away from my office if I walk there. And finally, I'm glad it wasn't yet as hot as the surface of the sun when I made those walks. These weeks really felt like a test of patience, which usually I have in abundance. However, there were plenty of times I was frustrated and the only thing that could make me feel better was to look at their little faces and know that they needed Amanda and myself to help them and they were lost without us.

Weeks 6-8: The twins really started getting into a routine these weeks and that made life a lot better for everyone. I think Amanda mentioned something about being tired or getting angry in a previous post, but I can't remember any of those instances :) Seriously though, there are nights where Colby or Clara (usually Colby) can't go to sleep and need some help or reassurance after eating. I know I don't always act like it at the time, and Amanda may not believe this, but I enjoy being the one to go to their "rescue." Since she is home with them all day, I also feel like Amanda needs the breaks when she can get them - and I think that is another big thing I realized early on. It would be much more difficult if we didn't work as a team. It makes life a lot easier knowing Amanda will always have my back and I always have hers. If she needs a break I am happy to give it knowing she would do the same for me.

That leads me to some more random thoughts that are going to come more like the lightning round:
  • I love tucking them in after they finish eating so that they can go to sleep at night.
  • I also love picking them up when they wake up for the morning. Colby is usually pretty excited about eating (just like his father...), and Clara usually takes a little longer to wake up and stretches and yawns (just like her father...) and does generally cute things.
  • I love hearing Amanda say excitedly, "Daddy's home!" even though I know she is likely just more excited that she has some help more than anything else.
  • I love kissing their chubby cheeks.
  • I love holding them when they are exhausted from eating and having them fall asleep on my shoulder while I am trying to burp them.
  • God bless the person who invented the pacifier.
  • I thought I ate quickly before but now I'm pretty sure I can finish an entire meal in 3 minutes or less if need be.
  • I love pictures, videos, and FaceTime while I am at work.
  • I also love showing off pictures, videos, and FaceTime to my co-workers who humor the proud father.
  • When Colby and Clara smile, it is one of the cutest things in the world every time.
  • When they toot while I change their diapers, it is always funny.
  • I love Clara's obsession with the Pink Bird on her bouncer.
  • I love Colby's obsession with eating and the noises he makes while eating.
  • I love bath time (now that they like it).
  • I love Clara's various sounds.
  • And I love that I'm writing this blog post with Colby asleep in the Baby Bjorn that is strapped to me.
People at work ask me what I'm thinking and what it's like. My answer is usually twofold. One - no matter the good or the bad, it won't last for long, so enjoy the good, and know the hard stuff will go away soon. And two - being a dad is the best thing ever.

(Pictures below added by Amanda)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Looking on the bright side

So the countdown is on: 2 weeks and 2 days until I go back to work. For pretty obvious reasons, I am not thrilled about this: someone else will get to spend all day with our babies, I won't be there to see all the cute things they do, we'll only get to spend a few hours with them awake during weekdays, etc. Then there's the fact that I have to start looking presentable and stop wearing my old sorority t-hirts every day, but that's really a secondary concern :).

However, I know there is no point in wallowing in self-pity about the whole thing so I have decided to try my best to be positive about the situation... "try" being the operative word there. Fake it 'til you make it, right?

So in the spirit of thinking positively, I have made a list of 10 reasons that I am looking forward to going back to work and starting Colby and Clara in daycare (in no particular order):

1. There will be less dog hair in the house. Since I've been at home, Noah and Buster have been inside all day and as a result, I feel like our floors are literally covered in their hair. They'll be back outside once I return to work, so the vacuum (and I) will very much appreciate a break.

2. Lower utility bills! Without people here all day using up electricity and water, these will go back to normal (well, normal for summer in Houston, anyway).

3. On a related note, we will go through toilet paper less quickly!

4. I'll have to change fewer diapers. I really don't mind changing diapers, but I'm happy to let someone else have the honor during the daytime hours. Same goes for cleaning up spit up.

5. Socialization for the babies- not only will they get to spend time around other babies their age, but they will also learn to interact with other adults. (I just need to get over my fear that they will start to prefer those other adults over me :)

6. Socialization for mommy! Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful for the time I've gotten to spend at home with Colby and Clara, but I sure do miss having regular adult interaction. I consider a lot of my co-workers to be friends, so it will be fun to see them on a regular basis again.

7. A little bit of "me" time: I can go to the bathroom whenever I want. I can answer e-mails as soon as I get them. I can eat lunch without a baby strapped to me. The possibilities are endless!

8. We'll all get into a consistent routine and schedule. We have somewhat of a routine now, but not so much a consistent schedule, so I don't always know what to expect from one day to the next. So if you know me and my love for predictability, this will be a welcome change.

9. I enjoy my job. I guess I should have put this at the top of the list... oops. Don't get me wrong- being a mommy is my favorite job now, but at least if I have to be away from them for 40+ hours a week, I'll be enjoying what I'm doing.

10. We'll all get to spend a little more time with Daddy. Brian and I will continue carpooling to work, and even though the commute to/from my office (which is across the street from the daycare) is only 20-30 minutes each way, that's an extra 40-60 minutes that we'll get to spend together every day, so hooray for that!

That's all I've got for now. If you've been there/done that with going back to work and sending your kiddos to daycare OR if you are just good at seeing the silver lining, please feel free to add to this list!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Post-pregnancy update: Mommy edition #2

A few of you requested that I do another post-pregnancy update on myself after I posted the last one, so I figured 2 months post-baby-delivery was a good time to do so!

How Far Along? Colby and Clara are 9 weeks and 3 days old today.

Size of Baby(ies)?  Colby has grown from 5 pounds, 11 ounces at birth to 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Clara has grown from 5 pounds, 1 ounce at birth to 9 pounds, 13 ounces.

Maternity Clothes? I have officially bid them farewell! In fact, I packed them up and passed them on to Allison (she's pregnant, not just fat or anything). I did hang on to a couple of pairs of maternity pants for work, however, because I don't know that my still-doughy stomach will fit in my regular pants quite the same yet. Good thing it's summer and I wear a lot of dresses!

Weight Loss? Back to pre-pregnancy weight, but as per the above answer, still feeling fluffy in some areas. I have figured out that just because I weigh the same, doesn't mean that everything looks, fits, or feels the same!

Breastfeeding? Yes indeed, and still feeding both at one time. I still much prefer to have someone around to help me with burping, etc., but have gotten into the groove of doing it on my own when I have to. The plan is for me to pump 3 times a day when I go back to work and continue to nurse when they're at home. My first goal was 6 weeks, my next goal is 3 months (almost there!), and then once I throw pumping and going back to work into the mix, the next goal is 6 months, so we'll see how it goes!

Sleep? Praise the Lord, this has gotten much better! We feed them at 7:30 pm and they normally go to sleep by 8:30. We stay up until around 9:30 pm (wild and crazy party animals that we are), and sleep until they wake us up around 2:30 am. Funny thing is that they switch off waking us up, but regardless of which twin it is, it is consistently between 2:15-2:45 am.

We all go back to sleep around 3:30 (or whenever they are finished and back down) and they stay asleep until around 7-7:30 am. We'll have to wake them up earlier in a few weeks when I go back to work, so this schedule will be changing a little.

So to summarize: I usually sleep for 5 hours and then 3-4 hours.

Food Cravings? Still eating a lot but I have toned it down quite a bit. I was so nervous about keeping up a good milk supply at first that I was eating everything in sight. I'm still eating more than normal, but nothing too crazy. And yes, still eating a lot of cookies.

What I Miss About Being Pregnant? Being lazy! Not so much an option now, sadly.

Symptoms? My c-section incision is still a little sore sometimes but I really feel mostly recovered. Also, I am proud to report that I have not cried in TWO weeks! I'm pretty sure I cried at least every other day for the first 6+ weeks, so this is a big accomplishment. Brian is also probably very pleased about this... although I might have replaced irrational sadness with irrational anger at some points so perhaps he's not so pleased? :)

Belly Button? Pretty much back to normal but definitely stretched out.

Best Moment of the Week? Definitely when the babies slept from 8:30 pm-5:30 am! Too bad they haven't repeated it since :o/

And that's a wrap! This is probably the last post-pregnancy mommy post I'll be doing, but don't worry, I'll be sure to keep you all informed if there are any exciting updates in my life, whether you care about them or not :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Two months!

The babies turned 2 months old on Wednesday! They had their 2-month check-up at the pediatrician yesterday, however, so I waited to post this until I had their stats. You're welcome.

Let's start with Colby Wayne, aka: the Colby guy, buddy, little boy, dude, Porky (as in the pig).

Weight: 10 lbs, 13 oz (28th percentile)
Length: 21.5 inches (6th percentile)
Head: 15.51 inches (36th percentile)

Colby has evolved quite a bit in this last month- physically and otherwise! We call him Porky for fairly obvious reasons- this kid loves to eat. The other day he ate for an hour straight. I am not exaggerating. And I'm fairly certain that if I tried to feed him again 30 minutes later, he would have eaten more.

Colby definitely started out as our more "high maintenance" child, and in some ways he still is, but he has gotten a lot easier to handle. I am going to blame the first 6 weeks on colic, because he has been a lot less fussy ever since. And praise the Lord, he has been sleeping a lot better! 

We get to see that cute smile fairly often- he is generally a pretty happy guy. However, he is also very sensitive. If Mommy puts him down and he isn't ready to be put down, there will be a giant pouty lip and the most pitiful cry ever accompanied by lots of tears. 

Colby's current favorites: tummy time (that's actually how he spends most of his naps), eating, hanging out in the Baby Bjorn, eating, doing "activities" on the activity mat (staring at the animals and occasionally swatting at them), eating, "sitting" in the Bumbo, eating

Moving on to Clara Lane, aka: baby girl, little lady, little girl, Ducky:

Weight: 9 lbs, 13 oz (23rd percentile) - a full pound lighter than her brother!
Length: 22 inches (35th percentile)
Head: 14.76 inches (18th percentile)

Clara is still the more petite of the two, but she is definitely growing, and as evidenced above, it sometimes looks like all of that growth is occurring in her chins :) 

We think she may have a little bit of reflux, so she isn't as big of a fan of eating as her fatty big brother and tends to spit up more. Brian will deny it, but I think Clara is already a daddy's girl and prefers him over me. I have to work to get a smile from her but she dishes them out to him like candy. Other things Clara smiles at fairly regularly: ceiling fans, light fixtures, blinds, and various inanimate objects. She also gave the windshield repairman a giant grin the other day, so that's special.

Clara's current favorites: anything upright (the nap nanny and bouncer being her preferred spots), hanging out in the Baby Bjorn, the pink bird on her bouncer, being held so she can look over people's shoulders, looking at lights, sabotaging diaper changes by peeing/pooping while they're occurring... and then again as soon as the diaper is changed

Here are a few pictures of the two of them together:

I love when they do synchronized poses like this!

There's Clara's duck face in action!

And as a bonus, here's a short video for your viewing pleasure:

And just because I think it's interesting to note, a few more facts:

Eating: nursing every 3 hours during the day
Sleeping: The norm lately has been for them to sleep from 8:30 pm-2:30 am and then from 3:30 am-7 am; however, on their 2-month birthday they surprised us by sleeping from 8:30 pm-5:30 am! As many of you saw on facebook, I, however, was wide awake from 3 am on waiting for them to get up. Fun times. 
Clothes: They're both still wearing newborn sized clothes (or 0-3 month), but a certain chunky little boy has just about grown out of those. 

All in all, the babies are doing well. Keeping in mind that they both started out below the 5th percentile in weight, we are thankful that they have grown like they have and hope they continue to do so. Happy 2 months, little babies! We love you!