Friday, February 22, 2008

Look, Ma! No Hands!

We've discovered the Baby Bjorn, and it's amazing how fast it (usually) works. Both kids, once snuggled in there, get really quiet and pensive, looking around with wide eyes before finally falling asleep on our chests. It's a great way to get things done around the house while still tending to a baby. And there's nothing cuter than their little feet sticking out the bottom, as evidenced in the picture above.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

We're Trying....

We’ve gotten a lot of advice since the birth of the twins: keep the babies on the same schedule, sleep when they sleep, etc. But the most useful and most practical piece of advice came from Kim, a mother of four-year-old twin boys: “try not to die.”

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

You can't really tell from the picture, but Jane's outfit has hearts on it and little sayings such as "Daddy is my valentine" and "I am loved." Awww. Oh, and this is the first time they're wearing shoes!

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Darnedest Things

Today is my actual due date, which seems pretty hard to believe, given everything that has happened in the past five weeks. Although I enjoy all the comments we get from family members, friends, and strangers about Tanner and Jane, by far my favorite has been from the kids' Aunt Ju: "They're like little human beings!"

Friday, February 8, 2008

One Month with the Boos

The twins are one month old today, and their personalities are starting to emerge. Here's what we've learned about them so far:
- Tanner has proved to be a projectile pooper when his diaper is off.
- Jane is prone to laryngitis when she screams for three hours straight.
- Both have recently discovered their hands (and the fact that they control them).
- Both make squeaky noises when asleep.
- Jane prefers a pacifier before eating, whereas Tanner prefers his after eating (or really anytime).
- Both love to get their hands free of a swaddle.
- Both have a blatant disregard for each other.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Time to vote!

Tanner has such old man knees, and Jane has such old woman knees. We can't get enough of those wrinkles. But whose knees are whose? Check out the poll to the right to cast your ballot.

ETA: Poll closed! The majority was correct: Jane is on the left, Tanner on the right. Jane's skin is pretty pink and Tanner's is more yellow, so that's a dead giveaway for those in the know. And Tanner's a bit beefier, too, if I can call my five-pounds-at-birth son "beefy." Thanks to those who voted!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Letdown

There is a gloom in the house today—both kids were rooting for the Patriots—but we're hanging in there and managing to get by.