Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wyatt & Grayson: 6 Months

Grayson had a visit to the doctor two weeks ago and weighed 15.8lbs. He has always been the smaller twin but with those giant, drooping cheeks he looks like may have over taken Wyatt. He's  totally become the needy twin. Always waking first, and fussing at nap time. He cracks up when you pretend to drop him or sing skid a ma rink.
They are both wearing 6-9 month clothes, size 3 diapers, eating 4-6 ozs every three hours. They still love when you sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider & have the best open mouth smiles. thy slept at Grandma & Grandpa's house for the very first time last nite while we went out to celebrate Damon's birthday.
Wyatt has become the content baby and was the first to roll over. Now at bedtime he's struggling because he rolls to his belly and gets stuck. 
I love calling them the twins but I try not too because I want to foster their individual identities. #Weirdthingsyouhavetoworryaboutwithidenticaltwins. Along the same lines, I always put Wyatt in the red car seat & Gray in the orange.  The pediatrician says six month is a sweet spot for starting babies on solids but the thought of the GIANT mess they are going to be makes me want to wait a few months:/
Thanks to my Sis-in Law Carrie for running around with us this weekend and snapping these pics!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tecumseh Land Trust

 Sunday adventures called for our first trip to see the sunflowers just outside of Yellow Springs. We were probably about a week late. Shocking, I know. They flowers were starting to sag and shrivel. I'm sure the storm last night didn't help. We still had a blast racing around the fields. My kids didn't even freak over the friendly pollinators that were on every flower. That is truly a miracle in itself, as yesterday while I was upstairs feeding the baby Wes ran into the house screaming that scream a mom recognizes as the "something is wrong,  call the ambulance scream." I raced down stairs, heart pounding expecting to find a compound fracture and instead Wes said, "We saw a stink bug." Are you freaking kidding me? They were seriously both in hysterics. SOOOOO the fact we made it through this day with no tears? Amazing!
Five minutes up the road from the sunflowers is Young's Dairy Farm aka toddler/little kid UTOPIA!! We are talking petting zoo, giant slides, tractors, unlimited bucket train rides, ice cream. There's even a giant corn kernel bin to play in. We had lunch at the restaurant and my veggie omelette was delish!!! 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sweet Corn Festival

Usually we go to the Sweet Corn Festival and sweat our butts off in 100 degree heat. Holy lucky, this year it was cool enough we had to buy Wes a long sleeve shirt while we were there. The most perfect nite with the most beautiful sky!! My mom watched the babies bc the grounds are gravel and super hilly. We were much less focused on corn (I mean seriously Damon only ate 3 pieces!) this year. My priorities were doughnuts, the kids (esp Mia) only had eyes for the rides. She ran like a maniac from one ride to the next. I took her on the Ferris Wheel for the first time and she made herself hoarse screaming " this is the best day of my life!!!" Wes was more timid with the rides so he did the dizzy dogs & the carousel with daddy. And yes that is a leash I put on my child. NO shame in my momming game after watching him sprint Olympic style away from me at the Columbus Commons, I'm over it. Leash life FOREVS!!!!!
Ohhh the pumpkin mini doughnuts with sugar. I'll be dreaming about you until next year!!!
Sweet Corn Festival 2014
Sweet Corn Festival 2012
Sweet Corn Festival 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wyatt & Grayson: 5 Months Old & a Giveaway with Little Standout

The boys are changing so much!!!! They are both super close to rolling over. We've found both of them on their sides in the rock n plays. Hence project transition to cribs started last Friday. Last nite (Friday) was the first time they slept through from 11-6:30 without me having to get up and put a binky in mulitiple times. The daily schedule usually looks approx like this: 
Bottles at 6:30a 
Nap 7a-8:30a
Nap 10:30a-12p 
Bottle 12:30 
Nap 2p-4p 
Bottle 7p 
Dream feed around 10pm.
At their appointment Wyatt (L) weighed 14.11 lbs and is 25.5 in. Grayson (R) is 14.3 lbs & 25 in. Their heads grew quite a bit making the growth curve a little wonky. The doctor said she wasn't super concerned bc their heads had been very small since birth (normal for twins) so she thinks they are just catching up with their bodies. She also pointed out that Grayson has a Simian Crease, which I had NEVER heard of? Have you? Any thoughts? If you Google, it seems a little scary being linked to some chromosomal abnormalities. The doctor didn't mention anything we should worry about but I've even read it can be linked to autism. Or it could mean absolutely nothing. Trying not to worry and love on these perfect beauties every minute I can!
They are both grasping like crazy and are putting everything in their mouths.I've been obsessed with these Little Standout teethers since I saw them on my friend Planning For Paris Erin's blog!! Not only are the stinking adorable but they are also non-toxic, made of 100% silicone and are free of BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Lead, Cadmium, Metals and all that other yucky stuff you don’t want to see your baby putting into their mouths. I reached out to Little Standout & she sent the twins each a  teether and offered to gift a reader the teether of their choice. Head to my instagram, follow me & leave a comment!! I'll announce the winner Tuesday nite!!!
These chunky monkeys are still getting 3 bottles of breast milk and 3 bottles of formula/day. We switched from regular Enfamil to the Sam's Club generic version and they tolerated it perfectly. Holy savings Batman, its HALF the price! It's funny bc with Mia I NEVER would have even thought about buying generic formula. With Wesley I tried to buy fancy organic formula, but it made him fussy. Baby 3 & 4???? A DIFFERENT STORY FOR SURE!!!
The joy & smiles these two bring to our family is off the charts. The open mouth, gummy baby smiles are golden rays of sunshine that can brighten any day. How, how, how did we get SO LUCKY???

Monday, August 15, 2016

Back to School Shopping

It's back to school time in full force over here. Mia did two years of pre-k, but Kindergarten just seems so much BIGGER!!!  Maybe it's the bus, which I'm too nervous to let her ride. Or with Wes starting pre-k, maybe it's the logistics of getting everyone to & from, that has me feeling all sorts of overwhelmed. Whatever it is,  I'm officially a hot mess, overwhelmed mom of school aged children. Help US!
Now the fun part is OBVIOUSLY the back to school shopping. The new backpack, unicorn Lisa Frank folders, fresh hair cut and new shoes were my favorite parts of back to school!!!  See Kai Run gifted Mia & Wes each a pair of shoes for back to school. Usually Damon takes the kids shoe shopping & they always come back with the most expensive, GREAT for their feet shoes, that are NOT CUTE!! The are big, clunky & look terrible with dresses & shorts.  I want GREAT for their feet AND adorably stylish,  like any instamom would!
See Kai Run saved us because they are adorable annnnd promote healthy foot development. More info on their Best in Fit program here. A win for mom & dad  The kids actually went on their website and picked out the shoes themselves. Mia wanted "fancy, fashion shoes and jumped for joy when her Carli's came!!! I'm just super pumped they don't pinch or rub her heels like some of her other "fashion shoes." She has been running and jumping in them like they are tennis shoes! Bonus points to Wes' Sammi shoes for being wide enough for him to slip them on himself!! He has several pairs of Converse that he never wears because he can't slip his foot in. Since I am almost always holding a twin (why wasn't I born with four arms?), this is seriously helpful for getting us out the door on time. Or only ten minutes late instead of the standard thirty.
This post is in partnership with See Kai Run

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Give Me Yo Hand Bro

These adorable dudes had their 4 month shots today. We are behind from when I was sick. So really they are almost 5 months. I've been waiting for them to interact and notice and each other. Just this week Wyatt has been obsessed with grabbing Gray's hand, staring at it & eventually trying to chew on it.  Poor peanuts were perfect while I took these pictures and then lost their minds 2 minutes after. Darn shots. I love these guys so much my heart could explode.
Wyatt: Peas & Gray: Lemons
These adorable "Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy" onesies are from a local friend of mine, Kelly @twinzzshop on IG. Her Etsy shop is here. She specializes in handmade twin sets, and of course has adorable singleton onesies as well!  Support local!!
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