Thursday, March 17, 2011

Joel and Jeremy's newborn photos

My friend Laura is an amazing photographer. We had her take the twins pictures last week and it was super hard to pick out just a few to post here on our blog. If you are on facebook, they are all posted there.

Can you tell who is who?

If you are in the Houston area and ever need a photographer, we highly recommend Gilgen Photography.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The twins are 2 weeks old!!

In some ways it is hard to believe the twins are already 2 weeks old - at the same time it feels like how are they only 2 weeks old?!?
Joel with the elephant

Jeremy with the elephant

Both boys with the elephant

The first 2 weeks have actually run pretty smoothly because we have had as many adults here as children. Until today. Today Justin went back to work and although things started out a bit crazy, the day has gone pretty smoothly. I'm not looking forward to the day that it is just me with all 3 boys here though. I'm not sure how I feed both babies and Jacob at the same time. Or how I put Jacob down for a nap while I am pumping and a baby needs to be fed.

So far, the babies sleep a lot. We have tons of pictures of them sleeping side by side.
Up to this point, Jeremy has been a lot sleepier than Joel and Joel has been a better eater than Jeremy. Yesterday at their 2-week check-ups Joel weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz (7th %-tile) and Jeremy weighed in at 6 lbs 4 oz (under 5th %-tile).

Although they both sleep a lot, the last couple nights the babies have taken turns being fussy instead of sleeping for periods of time. I'm really hoping this is a growth spurt that will pass VERY soon.

Overall Jacob has been adjusting to the arrival of his brothers pretty well. He gets worried about them if they cry and he gives them kisses before he goes to bed. He gets jealous if one of them is in the swing because he likes it so much. He wasn't such a fan of it when he was a baby.
Jacob is not interested in holding the babies or even sitting next to them. Here is when I tried to get a picture of Justin with all 3 boys.
One more cute picture of our newest family members.