Wednesday, March 28, 2007

All good things come to an end...

we are packing up to make the trip back to Wisconsin. I can't believe that three weeks have gone by already. We will be making a pit stop in Savoy to see the Sweets again... it will be fun to see how much Miss Anna has changed in the last three weeks.

I'm signing off until we get to Madison (where I've heard it's 60 degrees). Here I am again logging off and shutting down.. and feeling like I'm removing my right arm.

I'll be back online soon ... hopefully to report an uneventful trip.

happy birthday to Lynda!!!

WElcome Jameson..

Jameson William Perry was born on Tuesday 3/27/07 at 12:51 pm weighing in at 7.1 lbs and measuring 20 inches. Mom and baby are doing well! The surgery went great w/ no complications for mom or baby... though mom reported that it was like ordering up a baby. :) Jameson is figuring out the nursing thing and mom and dad are getting some sleep here and there.

Here is a picture of the cutie pie!

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

some cute video!

Here are some cute videos of the kids..



Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Oh my gosh I can't believe it!

BOTH babies slept THROUGH the night last night... down at 6pm (they didn't nap well in the afternoon) and up around 6:15am. Lily whined a bit around 10pm, but that was it. Thank goodness... since I've been sick as a dog for the last two days. Thank goodness for grandma!! I was able to get a 3 hour nap (don't remember the last time I did that) today... I haven't put anything in my mouth yet so we'll see, but I feel a bit better.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

She slept through the night!!

And I mean through the night... 7pm to 7am... one little peep at around 6am!!! Amazing! Then she went down for a 2.5 hour nap from 8:30am to 11am.... sleep begets sleep! Jason did pretty well too only waking up at 10:30pm. YIPPEE! Unfortunately I didn't go to bed until 11pm, but hey I still got 7 STRAIGHT hours of sleep!!

The kids are growing up so quickly right before my eyes... as far as their development goes they have just taken off... it's so funny after the first... was it 5 months?... you just wait and wait for them to at least roll over or SOMETHING.. then BAM! They are eating food, crawling, then standing, now transitioning from one spot to another, starting to grab things off table tops, figuring out how to take things out of things (w/ their toys).... it just EXPLODES! They are babbling up a storm too! I feel so sad that Tom hasn't seen them in a few weeks.. he's going to be amazed at how big they are and how much they've changed. They've gotten much more adventurous and curious.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

back by popular demand.

I haven't posted any video in a while. Here's a funny one of the kids eating... Like I've said mom and I are astounded at how much these kids can put away! Jason gets quite upset when you make him wait. Lily is a bit more patient! Enjoy.... "Dinner w/ the Mount Kids"... I'm off to have my nightly glass of wine and unwind.

Happy 9 Months kiddos!

I can't believe they are 9 months already! Getting the pictures is getting more and more difficult... $70 later and I've got the battery charger (what a racket), but couldn't miss the babies 9 month photo op. Here is their 9 month photo (w/ 8 months to compare) and a photo of them on the swings... we're having fun in Texas!

9 months: (Lily is doing SO BIG)
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8 months:
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and the swings:
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And fun w/ a Huggies box (don't judge me)
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Feeling a bit better...

okay.. so my energy seems to have come back a bit. Marie pointed out that it might have been my plugged duct. I think she was right.

I've started adding a bit of running to my walking routine and will ease back into this running thing. I've committed to Marie that I will run/walk this thing... I can get my mind around that. So end of May we'll be out there. I really do want to do this and every time I'm out walking I think about it... along w/ about a billion other things.

We've got internet at mom's now.. not sure what happened - I was checking to see if I could read my old email messages offline and low and behold the internet was working.. don't know if I'm poaching off the neighbors or what. The sad news is that my camera battery is about shot and I forgot my charger at home. Need to go out and buy another... damn! Or I could just go two weeks w/o pics of my sweeties...eeek, that reminds me.. I have a problem.. tomorrow is their 9 mo bday and I've got to take photos.

Monday, March 12, 2007

ugh... taking it out of me...

so that half marathon might have to go on the back burner!!! I'm just ZAPPED!! I'm not sure if I'm fighting a cold or what, but I'm am just getting the crap kicked out of me by these babies. I've run once since I've been here and I've been walking the dog every day.... surely walking the dog about 2 miles a day isn't taking it all out of me. the babies are all over the place and we are chasing babies like crazy so I'm not sure if that's part of it.

And as you mom's know.. I NEED my energy to parent (read: COPE) babies.

All-in-all things are going well. The babies are eating like gang busters.. I can't believe how much these kids can pile in.... I've read that they have the natural mechanism that tells them to stop when they are no longer hungry.... is this true or do they just enjoy the novelty of self - feeding??

They've been napping and sleeping fairly well.. though Jason wouldn't give it up until around 10pm last night.... not sure what that was all about. He would just scream!!!! And when I got him he was fine and wouldn't fall asleep on me... a new trick he learned... here he is at Aunt Cheryl's crashed out on me... I was ASTONISHED the he fell asleep.. no fussing.. and in a new place w/ new people. Poor buddy must have been tired!

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And here is Lily doing a new trick.... she only does this when supervised.. hasn't tried it while cruising past anyway. She was only interested this time b/c she just saw me come down the stairs... and I had to put a toy on the step to entice her. (why am I encouraging this behavior?)

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Okay.. must run back to the house to rescue grandma!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

We made it...

We're here in Texas at Gmas.. it's sunny and warm and we're loving it. It was a long trip, but the babies did great! We had a rough night at the hotel and a rough first night and day here, but we're on track now.. I think.

here are some photos at Gmas.. gotta run.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

It's almost time..

We're headed out to Texas tomorrow (sunday) morning. I can't wait. It's been snowy, cold and frozen tundra like for the past week and a half or so. I'm so ready to get the ... out of here! ha Hopefully by the time we return in April this will be over.. the snow will be melted and we'll have sunny warm days ahead!

The kids had their 9mo appt yesterday and they are doing great... growing just fine. Jason is about the 30% and poor little Lily is about 7%. They are both consistent in their growth. We are apparently super parents doing everything just right... ha ha The doc even used the word 'advanced' while talking about them. I think it was something along the lines of "they may walk soon b/c of their advanced muscular development" - I think because they've been crawling for a while.... but who cares all I really heard was advanced. ha! We're proud of our little ones. Doc did say we could start giving them lunch (not REAL excited about this) and meat.... and here I am toying w/ the idea of going back to a vegetarian diet (shh.. I haven't told Tom yet). You can stay tuned at the Green Girl's Guide for more developments on that front! Think I'll go out and have a burger or Carne Asada taco salad before I take the plunge! :) Not that I"m even that big a fan of red meat anyway.

Here are some pics to tide you over for the next couple of days... hopefully there will be short sleeves and/or diapers only in the next round of shots!

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