Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A: Avery is absolutely my spunky little spitfire child. She will smile at anyone and anything anytime. She loves people and light's up at just about anything. She's quick to throw a little attitude in her eyebrows when she doesn't like something but turns it right into a smile. She LOVES the bouncy seat and exersaucer. She could probably bounce around for hours. She never stops moving when she's awake. Her hands constantly have to be doing something and she doesn't want to miss a thing. She looks all over at anything happening in the room. She gets very distracted when nursing these days. She falls asleep easily but doesn't want to miss anything. When she wakes up she is almost always happy. I find that she will sit in her crib and look around/ smile until someone notices her and comes to get her. She's just beginning to babble but I'm sure once she's talking it will not stop. She reminds me a bit of someone I know very well!
G: Grayson is my sweet, sensitive, loving little boy. He is very different from his sister and has been since the get go. He really enjoys cuddling with me and I love that! Grayson usually wakes up and cries because he wants someone to come get him immediately. Once I get him he will spend a few minutes cuddling with me before he's ready to do something. I love this time with him. He will also still sleep on me if we ever get the chance. He too loves the boucny seat but loves playing in the exersaucer more. He also loves his play mat and will play for awhile when I place him on it. He loves his crinkle book and Sophie giraffe. He takes a little more effort to put to sleep and we usually rock for a few minutes and then he goes down easy. I love that I can place both babies in their crib awake and they will usually fall asleep on their own. Grayson seems to take longer naps. He is also a little more finicky with loud noises and people. He is attached to me for sure. Grayson is actually my more advanced talker. I thought it would be the other way around but it's usually him I hear babbling away in his car seat, high chair, exersaucer, play mat... really anywhere. It is the cutest thing and I LOVE hearing him.
The babies aren't quite sitting up yet but we are so close! I'm not ready for mobility but sitting up would be nice.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The week before Brittany began I had a lull at work in between projects so we decided that I would take advantage and go visit family and friends in North Carolina. There were numerous family members that the babies hadn’t met and what better way than to go see them. We took off on Friday and spent the night in Raleigh with my parents (Nana and Granddady). The next morning we headed to Charlotte to spend the remainder of the weekend with our good friends Anna and Travis and their son Colson. Colson is almost one and all over the place. He gave me a small glimpse at what our future holds with mobile babies. Colson gets cuter every time we see him. If only we could spend more time with him! I can’t wait for the babies to get a bit older and begin interacting. The Crawfords were wonderful hosts and we can’t wait to get back there again soon!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
She left yesterday and I cried almost the entire way to the airport. I miss her more than she could imagine, but now that I have babies it is SO much harder when she leaves. We love the time spent with her and it is truly special to see her with her niece and nephew.
She spent an entire month away from home to help watch the babies so I could ease back into work. For that I am incredibly thankful and there are no words to express our gratitude. An added bonus- she spent quality time with the babies. We had such a great time and created so many fun memories with the babies. We are incredibly sad she is gone but for now we'll just have to start the countdown to her next trip east.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The babies surprised me and lasted the entire game. Unfortunately the O's weren't able to pull of a win but we had a blast and loved the memories made with the babies and Aunt Devin. Avery had a blast. She was pretty much smiling throughout the entire game, other than when she took a short nap in my lap. Grayson on the other hand was a little skeptical about a few parts of the game. Especially when the O's made a home run and the crowd would go wild. My poor, sweet, sensitive guy just wasn't sure what to make of all the noise.
The Orioles have a fan club that offers certificates to babies who are attending their first game. We stopped by on our way out and picked up these cute little certificates for the babies to commemorate their first MLB game.
Thanks to Devin these babies are getting a lot of great experiences at a young age!