Friday, March 07, 2008

Twenty Three Weeks

Naps are good, are they not? They are a wonderful thing, especially when taken by small children that live with you.


You knew there'd be a catch, didn't you?

However, when you have twins there's the slightest, eensy weensiest possibility that they won't nap at the same time. As in, concurrently. Mine, while they are napping (for which I am eternally grateful), they are not on the same schedule. If you follow the clues for one:
Logan tells us he needs a nap.

and put both down to sleep, the tired one will go "Ehn! Ehn!" and then pass out. The more awake one will complain loudly that they are still awake and just what do you think you're doing leaving them all alone in this crib when there's stuff to do/see/chew on?! That will go on for half an hour until either a) they pass out because they've used up all the air in the room or b) they escalate the screaming and you get sick of it and go get them. Generally, this means that you have one baby sleeping and one awake until they swap positions.

Any which way you look at it, you're never without a baby.

Le sigh!

It's been a big week for toe action around here. Chewing on them.
Emma likes her toes.

Logan likes Emma's toes, too.

Grabbing them.
Dude! I've got toes!

Grabbing and chewing.
Baby folds flat for easy storage!
Babies: cute and portable! Who knew?!

The other digits got jealous, so Logan thought he'd give one of them equal time.
Logan is all thumbs.

The twins like to play a lot these days. One of the things they really like is to be turned upside-down.
Whee! Head rush!

This is fine, normally, but not so great when they fling themselves backwards in your arms. There is always the possibility that you'll lose your grip and off they'll go! on a one way trip to discovering gravity and stitches. Kinda makes holding a baby a little more active than just sitting there with your arm loosely curled around them while typing one handed. They're sneaky, too. Just when you think you can relax your vigilance: POW! someone small, with a very hard head, flings themselves backwards and smashes you in the breastbone.

Not that I know anything about bruised breastbones or anything. Except, you know: OW.

Interestingly on the solid food front, Logan has decided that he's done experimenting with solid food for awhile and maybe it wasn't so great, actually.

Emma, on the other hand, has finally changed her mind.
Hey! What is this stuff?!

Ooo! Sweet potato!

I think I love sweet potato! Lemme have some more!

Last night she had her very first helping of solid food that she actually ate instead of tasting, screwing up her face and letting dribble out. She's not as talented at eating as Logan is, but she's working on it.

Logan's foods:
  • Banana
  • Brown rice cereal
  • Acorn squash ("Bleah!" says Logan)
  • Apple sauce ("Neh!" says Logan)
  • Sweet potato - just a taste ("Neh!" says Logan)
Emma's foods:
  • Sweet potato
Emma is also very good a helping Caitlin with her homework.
Caitlin does homework.


Well...she's more of a consultant instead of a Homework Helper. Any questions related to breastfeeding get referred to her. Unfortunately, the subject hasn't come up in class yet.

Before you go, Emma has something for you.
Emma reminds me why we don't sell her for glue.

You know, in case you need a little pick me up.


jennifer h said...

There is nothing, and I mean nothin', that could have given me a pick-up like your array of baby pictures! And the commentary...I was laughing out loud, enough so that the kids wanted to know why.

Would you mind if I linked to it from my blog?

Baby folds flat for easy funny.

Those toes look delicious. I miss baby toes. But not enough to make another batch.

The sweet potato picture is hilarious.

Love it. All.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Ooh! Link me up! : )

I'm glad I made you smile. Your entry made me ache for you and your sister, so I think we might be even. I was raving to Eric about your posts and read him the motorcycle post out loud.


Suzanne said...

I always wondered if twins tag team you like that. Thanks for the proof.

I love how Emma folds flat for easy storage. Saves you from the space bags!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Oh, they totally tag team you. Or mine do, at any rate!

Thanks for dropping by!

baby~amore' said...

what adorable little babies Emma & Logan are.
One up one down is hard .I know that feeling of tag teaming and wearing mum down to the last thread on the rope... when she is just hanging in there.
I wish I could say it gets better ...well at least some days the naps are simultaneous.
Beautiful ♥
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