Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sleeping thru the Night

My precious children continue to amaze me on a daily basis. Currently, they are playing together. Maren gets this cute little giggle when she has a burst of energy, and she provides frequent entertainment for her sweet, gentle sister. It's so fun watching them!

But, what most makes me happy is how they are faring overnight, now that we are on to our second night of "no bottles after midnight". They wake up a couple times each, but neither fusses too much. They are doing extremely well. I wish I had done this MONTHS ago!

Now, are they waking cause they're hungry, or for another reason altogether? I'll keep an eye on them for a couple more nights before I start giving them advil at bedtime. I think we're still teething. Both girls have nearly FULL sets of teeth!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today, two perfect, pink, tiny little babies joined our world and our family.

Our family was blessed with another set of healthy, beautiful, fragile twins.

Twin B was breach, so they were delivered by c-section, but mama is resting comfortably and soaking up the joy and elation she's feeling over meeting her children; finally, after 36 long weeks.

Welcome, Khouri twins, and congratulations to mama and daddy Khouri!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hyper Baby

The kids continue growing so fast and changing so quickly before me. It's getting harder to keep up now!

I just wanted to share the highlight of my day; I've been waiting for this to happen for quite awhile, and was getting to the point where I thought the girls would never do it, just because Addison is so much gentler and more sensitive than Maren.

Thankfully, I was wrong!

Just now, for a short period of time, the girls got along for long enough to play with each other. What a precious moment! Maren was crawling around the kitchen and living room as fast as she could, squealing as she went. I don't know if she did anything out of the ordinary, or on this particular day Marens behavior struck Addison as particularly funny, bit they were both laughing as Maren, in her hyper frenzy was crawling around the trailer.

I love these babies so much!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The girls are growing up so fast! I'm not sure where Addison was at when I posted last, but in the time since, she's learned to crawl, stand up and just in the last week, crawl up stairs!! She is such a bright, happy girl. She often talks- sometimes rather loudly and quite animatedly. I love it!!

Karen has learned the "boo-hoo" sign-- brushing your finger across your lips in response to pity someone feels for themselves; she's even nailed it in the appropriate situation, too! I am currently trying to teach her the "Indian call"- patting your fingers over your mouth while saying "ah".

And, in the very recent past, the girls have graduated from grocery shopping in their stroller to grocery shopping in an actual shopping cart! And, I must say, they absolutely love riding in it! Both giggle like crazy. It's pretty darn cute. I'll have to find a picture of them in one...

I've also got a few pictures of the girls taking in their first carnival, but they are on the camera and not on my cell phone. It'll take a bit longer putting them up here, as we don't have Internet in the trailer!! That will have to happen when we move into an actual house and get the net hooked up!