Sunday, January 28, 2007

We survived the first week

William napping with Dad on a lazy Saturday afternoon!
What a little angel!
Addison after her Saturday spa service (bath provided by Mom)
William and Addison on a "school day"
Well, we survived the first week of day care! I must say, it was a challeging week and I even had two days off ... if it all goes as intended, here is our typical morning:
4:20 am Q wakes up
4:30 am Q pumps
5 am Q done pumping and Al wakes up--both get showers and ready for work up to point of getting dressed in case a baby spits up on us
5:45 am get babies up, dressed, faces washed and tummies full of milk
6:55 am Mom and Dad get dressed for work
7:00 am Get babies in their car seats--let the crying commence!
7:10 am Everyone is loaded into Mom's mini-van--Dad jumps in his and is off to work
7:25 am Mom and babies arrive at day care--Mommy calls inside and they
send someone out to help get babies in
7:35 am Mommy back in the van and on the way to work
7:59 am Mommy breezes into work as if she has had 8 hours of sleep!
Now, just imagine this process in reverse and you have an idea of what our evenings look like!!!!! But we made it! And I'm sure it will get easier as we get into our routine!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Wow! It has been a couple of weeks since I have had time to post anything. Things have been crazy busy with my return to work. Even though I am off a couple days each week, it has still been hard. Probably harder for Al than for me since he has been staying home with the little guys!
We enjoyed a visit from Daddy Bob recently. He came out for about a week to enjoy some time with the babies. It was great to have him here and we managed to get some pictures made this time!!
Al starts his new job Monday. We are excited and a little sad at the same time. Monday marks the end of one of us being able to stay home with the babies. They will be starting daycare Monday. It will be a really hard day for me ... I decided to start them on a day when I am off work so I can go by and check up on them during the day and so I won't feel rushed dropping them off. One highlight of Monday ... I am having a massage that day! I figured what better way to deal with the stress! Thanks Aunt Barbara!
The babies had their 4 month check-up this past Thursday. All was well ... weights are as follows:
William 14 lbs 10 1/2 ounces
Jackson 13 lbs 8 ounces
Addison 12 lbs 15 1/2 ounces
William is our BIG boy. He is now in the 80th percentile for his height! That is pretty amazing considering he was 7 weeks premature. He really does look huge compared to the other two!!!
Here are some recent pictures.

William being burped by Dad! What a little boy he is becoming!

Jackson, Addison and William havin play time!

Addison taking a nap while waiting on her bottle! Daddy Bob with the boys. (Jackson, Daddy Bob, and William)

William has learned how to suck his thumb!

Daddy Bob with all 3!

William and Jackson with their Glow Worms!

William, Addison and Jackson having play time!

Addison in her Bumbo chair!

All three in their chairs with their Glow Worms! L-R William, Addison and Jackson. Thanks Aunt Jo and Uncle D for our Glow Worms ... we love them!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Exactly the opposite ...

Notice Addison's shirt ... "So much time, so little to do." Wow, is that the opposite of our life or what!?!?!?!? I keep making little goals each day for things I need to get done around the house. The goal yesterday was to get all of the Christmas decorations put away (they are all already gathered together on the dining room table). By the end of the day, the goal changed to just getting the boxes out of the closet so I can put the stuff away today. And I didn't even get that done ... but Al did! So, now the goal for today? You got it ... box up all the Christmas decorations. Who knows ... maybe I'll get it done before it is time to bring out the Easter bunny! Quenta

Saturday, January 6, 2007

We have been busy!

Well, we have been busy this past week. I returned to work ... only had to work two days, but it was still tough! Hardest part was having to wear shoes! Oh, and putting on a suit was not too much fun either. On a good note, Al got a new job. He will be starting with JCPenney later this month. We are very excited about this as it will be a huge reduction in travel time. That means he will be here more to help with the babies. Whew The following pictures are the remainder of the pics we wanted to post from our November photography session. These were all taken by Marquette from Simple Treasures Photography. Please see our first post on how to contact her if you would like copies of any of these. Enjoy! Quenta and Al