November 25, 2010

Incredibly thankful...

I am so very thankful this year...





Having a chat with my boys

Will

Jack



Our niece Ryley with the boys
God's blessings and His perfect timing never cease to amaze me.  I'm so thankful for all He has done in our lives this year!  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday and have many things in your life to be thankful for!

November 19, 2010

Promotion!

I just had to brag on my hubby again!  In the midst of all of the craziness of bringing the boys home and adjusting to being parents, Justin got a big promotion at work!!  He moved from being a loan officer to a lending manager...over 28 branches of loan officers!  I'm just so proud of him!!  He is so good at what he does, and I'm so thrilled that he has this opportunity!  He has truly shown his boss (and about 4 more bosses up the chain that he had to interview with) how much he knows, how talented and productive he is, and how he will be amazing at mentoring, guiding, and leading his own team of loan officers!

Great job, my love!  Thank you for working so hard to provide for us. Thank you for being willing to take on this new challenge with many more hours that gives us more financial security.  Thank you for doing all this so that my dream of staying home and being a mom can come true.  I love you!! You are the best!

November 18, 2010

Due Date!!

Today is the boys' actual due date--November 18th!  We made it!  I know I wouldn't have still been pregnant on this date anyway, but it is nice to be moving past it!  And with the whole "corrected age" counting you do with preemies, we can start counting now.  (You take their actual age and subtract how premature they were, and that is their corrected age for developmental steps. They give preemies to 2 years to catch up on developmental milestones) Our pediatrician thinks the boys are doing so well, and she thinks that they'll be caught up more around 9 months or so...exciting!

They are already so much more alert than they were when we brought them home 3 1/2 weeks ago.  It is so much fun to see their big eyes looking around, trying to focus in on us and things around them. They have also started to begin to find their voices as well. Up until now, they really haven't cried at all.  They grunt, squeal, and make other noises, but in just the last few days, they've started making little noises like they are surprised to hear their own voice.  Too cute!  They are also starting to fuss a little bit...I'm trying to work on mastering feeding both when they are hungry at the same time, so one doesn't have to sit there and get upset!

We're looking forward to family coming into town next week for Thanksgiving.  We're still being super careful with the boys, protecting them from germs.  But the family has all gotten their flu shots, and are staying healthy, so everyone is excited!! Uncle Aaron can hardly wait to see them again...they were only 3 pound when he left, so they have really changed!  And Aunt Joy, Uncle Ryan, and Cousin Ryley are going to meet the boys for the first time, and they are so excited!!

We are just loving every minute with our babies!!

Here are some more pictures...
Teddy Bear Will

Teddy Bear Jack...with his collection of pacifiers!

Teddy bear babies at Gigi and Grandpa's house
Sweet Will sound asleep

Will and Jack on the adorable blankets that Justin's cousin Shawn made them.  

We love them!  Thanks so much Shawn!!

November 17, 2010

Thumb sucking and sweet faces...

Sorry for continuing to only post pictures without much updating, but that's about all I can manage right now!! =)  And I know pictures are really all everyone wants to see!


We captured Will on video sucking his thumb...I know not everyone wants their kiddos to suck their thumbs, but this was just too cute!  And it will also help us not to have to put back in the pacifier every other minute!! =)
video

Will

Jack

Will

Jack

Jack

Tummy time!  And they're not too thrilled about it!

Jack

Will

Mommy and Will

They are just getting so deliciously chubby!!  At our last appointment last Friday, Jack was 7 lbs 12.5 oz, and Will was a whopping 8 lbs, 2 oz!! They are doing such a great job growing!  We absolutely are loving every single moment with them here.  I love being a Mommy to these boys!!

November 9, 2010

More pictures!

Here are some more pictures of the boys from the past week...enjoy!

Jack and Mommy

Gigi and Grandpa feeding the boys

Little teddy bears, all ready for another doctor's appointment

Teddy Bear Jack

Teddy Bear Will
(Thanks Kristen for these ADORABLE hats!!)

Will chilling in his bouncy seat

Jack in his bouncy seat

So cute!

On a walk

Mommy and her boys out for a walk


A precious close up of Will

Tummy time on the boppy...Will isn't too sure about it!

Jack liking hanging out on his boppy

The boys like their boppys!

Jack working on his strong neck!

Sound asleep

Will

Jack
More pictures to come soon!

November 2, 2010

2 Months Old!!

The boys are 2 months old!  And getting cuter and cuter each day!  

Here is Will all dressed up and wide eyed...




Will: Hi Sister!
Betsy: Mom, what in the world have you brought home??
(She is very good with the boys...so protective and attentive!)


Hmm...I'm really thinking!


And some of sleepy Jack...




He opened his eyes a bit later on, but he was SO hungry I just couldn't make him wait, just to take more pictures!



The boys together. Thank Aunt Mona for the beautiful blankets you made for the boys.  We all love them!



Jack after eating a bit...much more willing to take a picture and open his eyes really wide!


(I posted another post with more pictures just a little bit ago, so if you didn't see it, scroll down!)