Monday, December 23, 2013

It's already been a quarter of a year?!?!?

The twins are 3 months old! As hard as the newborn phase was, I'm really sad it's over, like tearing up this very moment sad. It's strange, there are rough days when I wonder if it will ever end, but then when I realize how fast the last three months have gone, I start to panic. Before I know it, they will be walking and won't want to snuggle with me, next they will be going to school and I'll worry while they are away from home all day, then they'll be teenagers and doing crazy things like driving and dating, and then one day they will move away and I will bawl my eyes out. I don't know if I can still blame it on the hormones, but I tell you what, since having kids I've been a basketcase of emotions: worry, panic, gratitude, and overwhelming love!

The last month, the girls have really started to develop their personalities. Lydia has become so talkative. I wish I knew what she was saying but we have fun making up conversations based on her facial expressions. She gets so excited when when we talk to her and just grins and babbles away. She tries to laugh too. It sounds more like a groan but it's still adorable.

I wish her eyes were open, but Miss Lydia is just so cute when she giggles
Meanwhile Eden has become quite active. (Well, as active as you can be when you don't actually move anywhere.) She is constantly kicking her legs and waving her arms. It's interesting that when I was pregnant, I rarely felt Eden move but Lydia was always kicking, punching, and rolling. I think Eden got the short end of the stick when it came to womb space and she couldn't move around much, so now she's just so happy to be free!

I love Eden's gummy grin

Sleep has been pretty good this month. For almost two weeks straight, they slept for 10-11 hours at night! The last couple of nights they've gone back to waking up once a night. They are starting to bust out of their swaddles and I think this is what's waking them up. You experienced mom's out there, when did you stop swaddling and how did you wean your baby off it? Both girls love being swaddled when they sleep, and I fear we will have a total sleep digression as they grow out of swaddling.

I've had a few Mommy-fail moments this month. The worst was when I accidently clipped the tip of Eden's finger off while cutting her nails! I think I cried as much as she did! I felt like a horrible mother and have since designated all nail cutting to Nate. (Thankfully, Eden's finger has grown back as good as new!) To keep things fair, I also failed with Lydia one day. For some reason, I set her down on the floor right in the walk way between the kitchen and the living room. I was planning to pick her back up in just a minute. However, before I finished whatever I was doing, Ollie heard something at the front door and went sprinting from the kitchen to the door. He had no idea Lydia was there, and ran right over her! The second she started wailing, he knew he was in trouble and went and hid under the piano. Fortunately, she just had a minor scratch from the incident. Hopefully, I can learn to be a better mother!

Here's another Mommy-fail moment. Both babies are crying, Eden has one shoe kicked off, Lydia has her dress hiked up. and my foot is in the bottom of the picture. 
This one shows their personalities. Lydia is content to lay there and grin and Eden is kicking and flailing away. By the way, they are not dressed as boys in blue and red. It's purple and pink in bad lighting.


  1. I figure it's time to be done swaddling when the swaddle becomes more of a hindrance than help to sleep. I-Man was never really into it, but we were for sure done around 2 months. It sounds like they are sleeping great! It's kind of frustrating because they probably will have bouts of poor sleeping as they go through developmental stages (Help! I rolled over and I don't like it! Help, I stood up and don't know how to sit down! Stuff like that.) You just get through it and realize it is nothing that YOU are doing. Just do things to help them have healthy habits, and they will do great as they grow older. Anyways, the girls are so cute and I miss you guys so much!

  2. Oh I just love these pictures! Their little personalities are adorable! I had my biggest mommy fail today! I'm too embarrassed to post it here. That just means we'll have to have a play date soon bc I start a job Jan 13.

    For swaddling, we kept Lyla swaddled till close to 6 months and she was rolling well then. I too, feared no swaddle meant, no sleep. But they learn. Especially when they roll. Lyla started rolling at 3 months so we had a few rough nights. I'd try wrapping them up tight. Maybe try more than 1 blanket? Or those blankets that velcro them in. Also about this age is when we started hard core sleep training. Aka letting her cry. It's hard bit worth it. But don't start it until you're sure you won't go get them. Course my advice may be useless seeing as I'm sure you fear they'll wake one another... Hopefully my rambling is somewhat helpful? If not, I'll pray!

  3. They are so precious! We stopped swaddling A. around 4 or 5 months or so when he was breaking out of them and when he was rolling over quite a lot. To wean him off we would wrap him tightly in a single blanket but leave his arms out-- kind of like a burrito. That worked well for us.