Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Life with two babies

Wow- Alex and Megan were born 7 weeks ago! Time goes by soooo fast and every day has been FLYING by since we welcomed these two cuties into our family.

The good news.... these babies are SO good. They eat regularly, sleep really well at night and smile and coo at us. The day they turned 2 weeks old was the day they both started smiling at us. Later, they added "talking" to us and it's so dang cute! I just know they'll be laughing at us any minute now...

First weeks about Alex:

  • VERY alert
  • Happy when his tummy is full
  • Loves to be nursed to sleep
  • Has a "feeding frenzy" time from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Big blue eyes
  • First newborn of mine that looks like a Blackwell!
  • Growing fast- I think his head has doubled in size since birth
  • Wearing 0-3 month size clothes
  • Has a deeper, more nasally cry than Megan's
  • Doesn't mind sister kicking him, crying in his face, or laying on his tummy or legs while eating
  • Long, blonde hair... Mom thinks it's time for a haircut already!
  • His nose gets stuffy and he sometimes sounds like a little piggy while he's eating

First weeks about Megan:

  • Little sweetie pie
  • Tiny face
  • Eats only 6 times or so in a 24-hour period
  • HATED her first bath
  • Loves to be swaddled
  • Looks like her Daddy and Becca as a baby... I feel like I had Becca again!
  • Still wears newborn size clothes
  • Has the cutest little feet and legs I have ever seen!
  • Opens her mouth loud and wide when she smiles
  • She looks surprised to see you
  • Still hiccups a lot
  • Sneezes a lot... usually three at a time. Then, she'll have an "almost" sneeze and does the cutest little girl sigh you've ever heard

 Here's an overload of pictures... we had 2 newborn sessions done, one at 4 days old and another at 10 days! I can't get enough of these cuties. I'm so excited for my parents to meet them!

 (I'm always worried we'll favor Megan because she's the girl...
 looks like I overcompensated by taking lots of single pictures of photogenic Alex!)

 Visits from aunts, uncle, and cousins

 One month old!

 Strike a pose


Caleb said...

They are so, so cute. I wish I could visit and hold them more.

Jenni said...

Oh, I adore this post Heather. Your babies are SO precious! Thanks for sharing!!!