Friday, April 1, 2011

5 Months!!!

The babes are 5 months old today.  I've actually teared up twice.  It's just unbelievable to me how quickly the time has gone by.  All in all, we are very richly blessed.  Here's some lists in honor of the occasion.

Things I miss about the first 4 months:
1.  They used to stay right where I put them.
2.  I could carry them both in front of me and walk around our house without considering it a workout.
3.  The firsts - first smile, first laugh, first roll over, first adjustment, first recognition, first time they "found" each other.
4.  They used to stay swaddled until I un-swaddled them.

Our first family picture...the night they were born.

Swaddling, and spooning, oh my!!

Things I don't miss about the first 4 months:
1.  Them weighing less than 5 pounds.
2.  Floppy heads.
3.  Giant soft spots (ie. self-destruct buttons - terrifying.)
4.  When they were not on the same schedule and eating every 1.5-2 hours.
5.  The firsts - first time to drive to OK, first time out of the house, period.

Sunning, in our anti-jaundice campaign...

Things I am anxiously awaiting:
1.  Sitting up
2.  First words
3.  Sleeping through the night a little more consistently
4.  Playing outside
5.  Baby swimsuits
6.  When they hug back
7.  Forever being able to mess with people on April Fool's Day.

And, to close, one more jab at Daddy's Dressing Skills...

Lovin' my girls...


  1. I just love seeing the pics of the girls (and you and Dan). Babies are wonderfully exciting little creatures. I am blessed with 2 growns sons and 4 grandkids...well I guess I cannot call the two oldest ones "kids"..they are 19 and 21. Yikes. I'm too young to be a grandmother.

  2. i was laughing out loud at dan's attempt at dressing the girls! jason did so many similar funny things. i was like, "how do you manage to get yourself dressed but can't pick out a matching top and pants for the girls?" love the pics! we had to sit molly girl in the sun also! fun stuff. don't be too sad, there are so many great things to come. saying, "i love you," walking, playing by themselves!, signing, dancing, and so much more. you are an awesome mom and i am so happy for you guys!

  3. Oh, Dan, we need to have some lessons. Oh my! LOL