Saturday, November 11, 2006

Observations From The First Month


As of today, November 11, the two babies are 5 weeks old. Five weeks! It has gone by very fast this time around. They are already providing us with a lot of smiles and warm moments...some yawns and plenty of diaper changes. Here are a few of the things we have learned over the last few weeks.



Finley

  1. Finley is pretty sensitive to temperature changes, which means that diaper changes need to be as quick as possible. He gets pretty pissed off. He also likes to pee when he gets exposed to fresh air. So it is a real race against time. In the middle of the night this can become a real challenge.

  2. He sneezes at least two times in a row, more often than not it is three times.

  3. The best way to burp him is to sit him up.

  4. His is really really strong and is built like an athlete. I am not sure where he gets that because I have never been athletic...about the only thing I am good at sports wise is watching them. I guess that will come in handy as he gets older and more involved in sports.

  5. He loves to snuggle...especially with Christy


Jade


  1. She can yawn longer than anyone or anything I have ever seen.

  2. She makes stretching look so satisfying

  3. She is pretty mellow and easy going, however when she decides to cry it comes out about 195 dB and can rattle your bones.

  4. Her mouth falls open a lot when she is sleeping...making the overtired parent that much more jealous

  5. She is going to be a soccer player, because she can kick like nobody's business


Both of them have pretty incredible timing. I have lost count of the number of times that I have been changing them and have had to re-change them before ever leaving the room - or in some cases before ever leaving the changing table.

They are also both really good illusionists. They appear to be sound asleep and you can wait until they have been asleep for a long time, you know, really locked in. However, the moment that you move or try to get comfortable they will wake up and start to squak.

They love to hear the sound of Ainsley's voice and enjoy listening to her sing.

We are still adjusting to the fact that there are two babies. This reality really hits us like a 2x4 to the head around 3AM when both are requiring attention, but other than that it is still seems unreal. Can't really believe it.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Christy is super-human. I'm serious. How she handles it all with such grace, patience, compassion and love is awesome. Standing back and watching can be very insipiring.

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