Monday, November 29, 2010

HAPPY 100 :)


Wow, that's a lot :)

Thanks to EVERYONE who follows this blog publicly, reads it privately, and/or comments to my posts! I'm thankful for all of you!

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I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! Ours was a blast, my one regret...I wish I'd taken more pictures...sigh.

We spent Turkey Day decorating our house for Christmas (pics soon) and then we headed to my Grandmother's house to stuff our faces.

The food was delicious, and so was the company! Now we are in full on Christmas mode at our house! I have so much to get done it's insane!

Enjoy the pictures below!

This is how we started our day off! The kid is fearless!

Gabby Girl :)

Little Miss Annabelle!

QT time :)

BG, loving the new baby doll her great-grandmommy got her! If only she could be so sweet with her sisters!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thank you Starbucks!

Starbucks has their peppermint hot chocolate out, and it makes me happy!

Other things that make me happy right now.....

Christmas Shopping

Christmas Music

Christmas Decorating

(can you tell I'm obsessed with Christmas)?

Babies smiling

Big Girl's laughing

Falling leaves (as long as I'm not responsible for picking them up)

My night-time (bottle) glass of wine :)

and, alone time...just me and my computer, no kids, no husband, just me. (and you guys). ha

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dance Star Mickey!

BG, has a straight-up OBSESSION with Mickey Mouse. It literally came out of nowhere, but the past few weeks, it's "Mickey, Mickey, Mickey" and her pointing to the TV.

I know almost every Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show dialog by heart, and I'll admit, I kind of like the hot-dog song...whatever.

Anyways, I don't know if you've seen the Dance Star Mickey toy???

This thing is awesome.

It's also sold out.

This Mickey toy actually moonwalks and's pretty amazing and I know my big girl would FLIP OUT over it.

It's ridiculous, but it's sold out in all the stores, of course it's the "hot" toy this season.

I managed to find it on Amazon though! Happy about finding it, NOT happy about paying for it.

The price gouging begins!

I had to pay way more than it would have cost me IF the stores had it in stock.

But, all in the spirit of Christmas, right?

Oh well, the look on my sweet girl's face will be worth every cent...

On a side note: What the hell are people thinking? I made the mistake of going to Toys R Us today to get some Christmas shopping done, and the way people were shoving through the crowds, and the sheer number of people that were there, was INSANE. If I hadn't known better I would have thought it was Christmas Eve, and there was a mad rush to get last minute presents...geeze.

'Tis the Season.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I Love Christmas Ornaments!!!

The Christmas I was pregnant with BG, my husband's co-worker gave us a fabulous Christmas ornament from Light of Mine Designs. I fell in love with the quality, I immediately searched the web for their site..I was blown away by all their products, but mostly loved the story behind their company. Through their "Little Star Outreach" they support programs in music and arts for Special Needs children. As someone who sees the challenges and obstacles Special Needs children face first-hand (my cousin, is special needs), I can not even explain how much it warms my heart when individuals, small businesses, and corporations give back, especially when it's giving and helping people/children who need that help the most!

I would have spread the word about these ornaments just on the simple fact the quality is outstanding, but the amazing work this company does for Special Needs children, makes endorsing them, a little sweeter!

I love these ornaments, they are 4" glass balls and are hand-painted, they are absolutely beautiful! Our ornament was the "It's a Girl, baby bundle", and I'm excited to report, my husband came home from work today with....

Another Light of Mine Ornament!

I am seriously in love with Emily (his co-worker) and the ornament, It' s "Two peas in a pod" for our twins, and their names are painted on the ornament as well!

If your looking for gifts or just some cool ornaments for yourself, check out the website! They really are beautiful, and there are all sorts of designs from traditional to fun and funky!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Complaining DOES pay off!

So, my last post, I was feeling a little down and a lot exhausted.

Apparently, complaining can pay off though!

Here I was, complaining about my lack of sleep and last night, the twins went a whopping 5 hours in between their feeds!


We fed them at 7, and then I promptly went to bed to catch up on sleep ( yes, I went to bed at 7, I feel like an old woman now)! The girls didn't wake up for a bottle until 12:30 a.m.! So, we fed, diaper changed, swaddled them and put them back to sleep, I didn't expect them to go for as long a stretch the next time, but they didn't wake up until 5 a.m. for their next bottle!

Oh glorious, uninterrupted sleep!

I feel like a new woman today, it's amazing what a little rest can do! Hopefully last night wasn't a fluke, and this is the beginning of a new trend.

So, it seems complaining on my blog has paid off! In the spirit of that, I would like to take this moment and complain about how my husband doesn't help out enough with cleaning around the house, I'm still rocking the pregnancy pounds, I don't feel like I am ever going to get my Christmas shopping done, and poor LM has an awful diaper rash, that despite my best efforts, I can not get to clear up!

There! It's worth a try :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No end in sight...

I don't even remember the last time I got a full night's sleep....sad.

The twins are 9 weeks today, and I wasn't getting sleep while I was huge and pregnant, sooo I'm guessing it has to be at least 3 months.

3 months!

I have finally broken down. The twins are staying at my parent's for the night this Saturday, so that I (hopefully) can finally catch a full night of sleep! I was hoping I'd be able to tough it out until they started sleeping through the night, but that is still a ways off....

The big girl started consistently sleeping through the night at 10 weeks, so it stands to reason that the twins should be sleeping through the night soon since they are 9 weeks, right? WRONG!

I constantly have to keep reminding myself of their "adjusted age".

Adjusted age, is a concept that sucks!

The twins were born at 35 weeks gestation, which is awesome for twins! However, they are each still considered premature. Five weeks premature.

So, their age is adjusted. It's adjusted for development purposes, for the weight, height, etc. They were tiny when they were born (they were 5 weeks early) so, they literally didn't hit a normal term baby weight, until they were about 4 weeks old...hence why everything is adjusted for preemies!

I have to say, the first month they were home, when technically they were still sopposed to be cooking inside my tummy, they were NOT like normal newborns. They literally slept all the time, rarely cried, and never woke up to eat. I had to set my alarm every night, to keep to their strict 3 hour schedule.

Once their due date arrived (Oct. 11), it was like they suddenly "woke up". Somehow, it was like their little bodies kicked into gear, and realized "Okay, we are sopposed to be here now, time to start acting like babies!!!"

They cried, woke up hungry, still slept often but actually had awake time. Although they are 9 weeks old, adjusted they are only 4 weeks; I have to admit, they really are 4 week babies, as far as feeding, sleeping, and even small development things like holding their head.

So, if I go by adjusted age, these babies still have another 6 weeks before they hit the equivalent of the 10 week age that their older sister began sleeping through the night.

6 weeks.

6 weeks!!!!

That puts me at the week of Christmas!

Hence, why the are getting shipped to the grandparent's house this weekend!

If I am going to survive another 6 weeks, I HAVE to get at least one full night of sleep. Of course, if I could nap during the day that would help, but the concept of "sleep when the baby sleeps" is thrown out the window when you have a bouncing 18 month old to take care of also!

I never thought it was humanly possible to run off of so little sleep....or to consume so much coffee in a 24 hour span!

But, I keep surprising myself!

Oh well, hopefully I'll survive all of this and laugh about it in a few more months once I'm actually sleeping....


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's November???

When did that happen?

Time, is flying that Halloween is in the books, I'm looking forward to stuffing my face on Thanksgiving, and really looking forward to Christmas!

I'm a huge kid, when it comes to Christmas time, I have my mom to thank for that, she always does everything she can to make this time of year special for all of us (and all of her kids are old now...hahah). With three girls in the house now to spoil, I know my husband must be terrified about what I am going to come home with :)

I also can't wait to put up the Christmas decorations, although I'm not quite sure when I'm gonna find the time to do it! The hubs just got his wisdom teeth out, so I've been flying solo on night-time duty with the twins. It's not that bad. It runs smoothly when one wakes up first and I'm able to feed her while the other sleeps, but when they both wake up, hungry and crying...things can get a little stressful.

Oh well.

Speaking of the twins, they are officially 8 weeks old today!!! I can not even believe it! I am so proud of how far they have come!

Hopefully everyone had a fun and safe Halloween, we had a blast! It was the Big Girl's first time trick-or-treating, and I have to say, she did really great. This was the first year in my adult life that I handed out candy to trick-or-treaters! The hubs and I always lived in the city, not exactly the hot-spot for kids looking for candy. Since we've moved to the 'burbs, I've been soaking up neighborhood life and loving all of it!

We got lots of cuties coming up to the door for treats, it was so much fun checking out the costumes.

Don't worry, I wouldn't end this post without a few pictures!

The twins! In their Halloween onesies!

The Big Girl!!! The cutest Monkey, around!

The twins were her banana's!!!

The sight of her sisters made her realize she was hungry! She demanded a real banana!

This is probably my favorite picture!
Juliette was ready to trick-or-treat, but we had to try and get one more picture of the three of them together....obviously the Big Girl was not too happy :)

But then, the following morning, I get this gem of a picture!

Happy Fall, Ya'll :)