Tuesday, October 13, 2009

6 Months? WOW! Where did the time go?

It's incredibly hard for me to believe that my two babies are six months old already!!  It seems like just yesterday that they were born.  The girls go in next Monday for their 6 month physicals & immunizations.  I will post their six month stats at that time. But for now, here is a brief synopsis of each girl:

Oh my sweet girl!  Addison has the most laid back temper.  Addison still has the most beautiful blue eyes!  We are hoping that they will stay that way & not change!!  She wears Size 1 diapers and mainly 3-6 month clothes. She loves to swing and loves to be cuddled.  She has the brightest smile that just melts your heart.  She talks (babbles) more and more every day and has the sweetest, most delicate little voice.  She loves her cereal but still insists on blowing/spitting it back at me a few times each night.  She thinks this is hilarious and gets the largest smile on her face after she does it.  Addison hasn't mastered crawling yet, but she is very determined!!  She see's Alexis doing it and gets very frustrated.  She definitely has that Irish blood in her and the fight to keep trying!  She has the highest pitch scream that you have ever heard when she gets angry.  It doesn't happen very often, but her scream can make your brain rattle!  Addison is working on some teeth.  The drool is constant, and you can feel the hard bumps on her gums.  Addison loves her Fisher Price Glow Worm.  Actually I think it's a seahorse, not sure?  See below picture of her favorite toy.

I thank God every day for my sweet Addison because at one time we weren't sure that she would make it out of the hospital.

Alexis is our more "high maintenance" gal.  She has been since day one.  Alexis seems to get jealous if she doesn't have someone's complete attention.  She's learning to wait her turn and to share but I'm thinking that may come with time.  Alexis's eyes have changed to brown, like her Mommy and Daddy.  She is also wearing Size 1 diapers and mainly 3-6 month clothes but still can fit into some 0-3 month clothes.  Alexis has just about got the crawling thing down.  It's just a matter of days before she completely takes over the house.  She's scooting and lunging around on the floor now.  You can't turn your back for two minutes without her on the opposite side of the blanket. She will also scoot over to Addison and take her toys.  It's cute now, but I can tell it's going to be an issue in the future.  Alexis is a "Chatty Cathy".  She will have an entire conversation with you.  Sometimes she gets so excited when you talk to her, that she almost screams at you.  We have to remind her to use her "inside voice" already.  Lex is also seriously working on teeth.  She too is constantly drooling and you can see the "white's" of some little teeth getting ready to pop through.  She also has the biggest smile that can brighten anyone's day.

Terry and I tease everyday that Alexis is going to be our "wild child", as pay back for all the hell we put our parents through as children.  While Alexis keeps us on our toes, we wouldn't change anything about her for the world.  We are very blessed to have two beautiful baby girls!!

We are very anxious to receive our latest purchase.  As I mentioned above, the girls are seriously working on their crawling skills.  We decided that it was time to either put every single thing in our living room down in the basement or find some way to "corral" (for lack of a better word) the kiddos.  We've tried the pack 'n play...they hate it!! Our pack 'n play seems to have become more of a storage area in our living room anyway, so it's ok that they don't care for it.  But the changing table on the pack 'n play has seriously been great for us.  I wasn't too excited about having to run upstairs to the changing table in their room every time a diaper needed to be changed.  So, I'm thankful for the changing table built into our pack 'n play.  Here is what we purchase to "corral" the munchkins for now:

No that is not my child in the picture.  This is the picture that I took from Target's website.  We purchase the PlayZone and 3 extensions to make it bigger.  I'm hoping the girls like it.  We'll keep you updated.  It should be delivered on Thursday.

1 comment:

Robin said...

That "corral" will make your life a little bit easier. Gates will be your next step. They are annoying but soo helpful.

The girls have grown so much and are so beautiful!! Thanks for the great update.