Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We Wish you a Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!

Last Friday we took the babies to the dr. for their 8 month check up! I hate going to the dr. as much as they do….but only 2 shots this time, so I guess that’s better than some of their past visits. This appointment, we had the pleasure of taking in urine samples. It’s hard enough when I have to do it for myself, let alone try to ‘catch’ my babies! They provided us with a bag that had a small hole and stickers around the edges. I laughed at the idea that it was going to work. And they only gave us 3 bags…no room for error! I had the genius idea to try to ‘catch’ the boy’s while they were in the bath, because no fail, as soon as they get in, they go! Well…of course this time when I actually wanted them to go, Zach got in the tub….and….did….not….do….. ANYTHING! FAIL! I tried to attach the bag while he was in the tub, just in case he was waiting, but still nothing, and then I checked the bag, and bubble bath had gotten in….DOUBLE FAIL! Now I didn’t even have a bag for his! Colby was next in the tub. And on command, he cooperated, I caught it in the bag, and had success #1! And although Avery usually goes in the tub too, she isn’t anatomically equipped for an easy catch…so I waited until the next day for her. The morning of their appointment, Josh took Colby’s bag to the office, and got a new one for Zach. I stuck it on them, and put their diaper over it…and checked….and waited….and checked….and Avery went pretty fast, success #2! Zach was rolling and scooting all over the place, so he might have gone, but it wasn’t staying in the bag like I needed it to! Finally, right before we left for the appointment, I took the bag off and there was enough that drained down that they could do what they needed to with it! SUCCESS #3~FINALLY! The funny thing is, I have realized there are a lot of things people don’t tell you about being a parent until you are in the moment….and this is one of them!
The dr. thought they all looked great!
Avery, our little peanut, weighs 16lbs 4.5oz and she’s in the 25% for both height and weight
Zachary, the mover and shaker, weighs 17lbs 14.5oz and he’s 25% for height and 20% for weight
Colby, the big guy, weighs 19lbs 8.5oz!!!! That’s almost 20 Pounds!!!! He’s 75% for height and weight and 90% for his head!!

Crawling update: Zach has successfully taken a few official crawls forward (without the face-plant in between!) Colby is now up on all fours rocking back and forth, but then flops on his belly and wiggles his arms and legs. It’s really funny. And Avery is still rolling everywhere! They are starting to get more curious about things, and manage to find everything we don’t want them to get into! And the room is pretty well cleared out!

We are so excited about Christmas this year! I have had so much fun trying on all our Christmas outfits, and the babies are patient and let me play =). They are just so cute I can’t help it! I tried to restrain myself with presents for them, but you know how that goes. For a mama who loves to shop, and all the cute things they have out there for babies, they made out pretty well!!

Colby lookin studly

Zach lookin cute....with shoes on!!
cute in sweater vests

I probably won’t have the chance for another post between now and Christmas, as we are doing Christmas with my immediate family tonight, Christmas with josh and me and the babies tomorrow and my mom’s side for Christmas eve evening, then josh’s immediate family Christmas morning, my family in the afternoon and josh’s extended family in the evening. We’ll be doing lots of running, but there are too many people we need to see and can’t decide who to cut out! So until the babies are a little bit older and need to be home on Christmas morning, we will be running!! Good thing we got new hats to keep us warm!! (Thanks aunt linda!!)

Zach just woke up....he really did like his hat!
Colby couldn't figure out what happened to his hands with his mittens on! He was so confused!
What a sweet girl!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I hope you get to spend lots of time with those you love, eat way more calories than you should, and remember the reason we are celebrating Christmas. Through God, all things are possible. We have realized how true this is and will continue to be grateful everytime we look at our 3 little miracles! Thank you to all our friends and family for all of your love and support this year. We wish the best for you now and throughout the upcoming year!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely blog. So happy you have your family to celebrate the holidays. There truly is no better gift.