Monday, January 31, 2011

Singing in the shower...

I think my all time favorite video of Darrian. He takes showers over baths, and loves to sing in the shower. The other week I recorded this. You won't see him, because I don't put naked videos of children on the web , but you will for sure hear him lol.

By the way I updated the blog with the help of a friend, it has a whole new look... if you can't see this video and want to check out the blog go here:

Friday, January 28, 2011

One Month..

(Don't let this picture fool you Miles is bigger :))

I am on a ROLL! Lol. Ok last update for the moment, here are pictures I took of Quincy and Miles at one month old. (and big brother Darrian got in there).

Darrian and Quincy

LOL.. Ok Darrian sit very can see though that Darrian and Quincy look quite a bit alike (Quincy is on the right)

Quincy and Miles. Both have a bit of old man hair going on.

Mr. Miles


A little update about each:
Miles... Miles, I call him Smiley Miles. He has these HUGE grins, I must get them on camera. You can not help but laugh and smile right along with him. He is pretty mellow, except when he wants to eat. He is still on the every three hours feed me schedule. He feels heavier than Quincy but the weight difference isn't really that big. He likes the swing at times, and tummy time. He loves to snuggle. Right in your neck cuddles.
Quincy..He was more active in my tummy than Miles, and he is now too. He is awake long period's of time. He doesn't love the swing, or tummy time. He likes to sit and take in the world. He coo's a bunch, but not big on flashing a huge smile. He speaks a lot with his eyes, and has such a sweet. He loves it when Darrian comes around, and wants to watch what his big brother is doing. He will sleep longer periods at night, but doesn't like to go to sleep until about 10pm. Giving one long alert awake time from 7-10pm.


We have been spending a lot of time around the house, and I have been trying to take pictures. I won't post them all here, but you can look at them in this album. Here are some of my favorites.

Miles on the play mat

Keith and boys Christmas Morning..

Quincy after bath about 3 weeks old

Miles after bath about 3 weeks old
Quincy in the bath, what you don't see here is how he sprayed down the entire window and counter with pee, boys are fun :)

Miles showing off during tummy time, about 3 weeks old


Darrian, we were on our way out the door to a playdate.

Darrian and Quincy, he honestly loves his baby brothers


Darrian and Santa at his class event (meant to put in post below)

Darrian and his class, notice the worried look on his face!

Darrian and his Jeep..

Quincy (notice how not many pics of Miles, because he likes to sleep)

Let's go back a bit...

How about a Christmas update! Christmas was a blur because of the twins arrival but it was a fun time. Darrian was SO into it this year. He cried when we had to take the tree down. Santa was nice to threaten with, I kind of miss him. Just kidding (kinda). For me Christmas still feels odd because we haven't found the same tradition year after year... but we will. I am finding new tradition in our family, and the kids.

Darrian's school had a Christmas party where the parents were invited and I went. (less than a week after the twins were here) I was not going to miss his first school party, and the teacher promised songs. Darrian had been singing Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas for weeks beforehand around the house. However, when showtime came they didn't say that Santa would be in the room. Darrian likes Santa from afar although this year he did much better with him. When he showed up in the room though Darrian did not sing once and kept his eye on Santa the whole time. I have video it was pretty funny and I will have to upload it here soon. Leading up to Christmas we had Chris and Julie and Family over Christmas Eve, and then I took Darrian out with Auntie Devyn to go look at Christmas lights. He really loved that. We decorated cookies, and then went to bed. Christmas morning still doesn't start till 8 am here (nice) so we slept in (yea right) and Darrian opened his presents. He loved them all. He got a new jeep from Grandma, trains, and a tag reader.Auntie Devyn got him this book I LOVE that tells a story about Darrian and has Auntie Devyn in it. I then cooked Christmas dinner, that was not so smart. Trying to cook dinner with newborn twins... it turned out good but not worth the work really. Next year I won't be doing that.

Here are some pictures from Christmas...

I have bags under my eyes...

Seriously. I just looked in the mirror and I have bags under my eyes. In my almost 31 years of life I have never had bags under my eyes. Ever. I posted this on facebook last week :
is having one of those nights. Darrian down, Quincy down, Miles still up... Miles down, Quincy up, Darrian up... Darrian down, and both Miles and Quincy up.

This about sums up the last 7 weeks. Twins and a toddler are hard work, and I will be honest and say that there are moments where my patience is so thin. Often I feel like Darrian has to deal with it the most because he is able to verbally say what he needs and to hear a 3 year old say please please please please please please about a million times when one or both babies are crying is a test. However I only set ONE goal for myself this year and that was to think more positive. Not about my kids, but life in general. However, I see that I can apply it to my day to day easily. This is going to get better, really all it is going to take is sleep. I know we will get there, I just don't know when and that is hard.

I took Miles and Quincy to their 6 week (they bump the 2 mo. visit up so they get get vax in them sooner for whooping cough) appointment by myself. I know that sounds nuts. However, I am working part-time from home from 5 am to 10 am (turns into 11am and more.. again nuts) each day, and Keith trying to get himself and three boys ready and out the door on time with me has not been successful. So I thought I would try it on my own. Also Darrian is very protective of his brothers, and I thought I would try and save the nurse who is just doing her job from getting the evil eye and some words about giving his brother shots. So I decided I would go alone. In the middle of parking the HUGE stroller in the hallway, trying to figure out how to get both boys out of carseats and not leave one unattended on the table to roll off while getting the other out... then both undressed, weighed , dressed again..I made the comment "Well this is proving to have been a cake walk with one". The nurse said "oh you have another child" .To which I replied "Yes a 3 year old". She then said "Wow your lucky, I can't even have one". Yep. About an inch big is how I felt. Snap back to reality. I had no words to give her, and I felt so selfish. I know I am blessed, and I am thankful. I need to remember that when I am in the throws of hard work that parenting brings. I can't imagine my life without my children in it, and I had moments of loss where I thought maybe I would not have the blessings I do have. Reminders of how blessed I really am.

Both boys are doing great, all three really. I will fill in on weights and such soon. I need to keep this blog up to date because it is so precious to me to look back on for Darrian and I want that for Quincy and Miles too.

Hopefully someday (soon) I will have no bags under my eyes and be getting sleep. Throw your good thoughts my way.

Monday, January 03, 2011

My world is spinning a bit...

I have a ton to catch up on. Not just here, just in life in general. Overall the first four weeks with twins have gone pretty good. I am not going to say it is a cake walk, there are moments when I am very overwhelmed. However when I heard we were having twins, I really envisioned being in that state 24/7. I really thought I would loose touch with Darrian, and my friends. I know it sounds selfish but I have remained pretty close to my friends through marriage, and becoming a Mom. It is not always easy, but I made it happen because it is something I really value in my life. I thought when I was having twins this would for sure go away. I am happy to say I have still made some time for my friends, and even gotten out a bit which I did not think would happen. Granted just to target, or to take Darrian to play with friends, but I did not expect that.

I have pictures to share and show, here are some from Kelly that she took of the boys before Christmas.
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