December 23, 2009

The family's growing fast!

Oh my gosh, it's been so long since I wrote anything. We are all getting ready for Santa. It doesn't really feel like Christmas without snow but both DH and I are excited about Santa coming. Little Prince still wants a "horse-with-a-long-neck" (aka; giraffe) and toys. I happen to know he's getting a 4ft giraffe! Princess is getting her share of presents also. We simply can't wait!

We have two new additions to our family. Six month twin girls! The agency called us a week ago Tuesday, around 10am and asked us to pick them up at 1:00 from the local office. As luck would have it, I was at work and DH was at home with LP and Princess. Because he couldn't fit our two plus the babies in the car, I was going to leave work long enough to meet him at the office and get everyone home. Well, nothing could be that simple... It turns out something happened at the office and DH was told he would have to pick them up in a little town about a hour north of us. I couldn't leave work for that long! He had to ask our neighbor to come over to watch the kids so he could drive to get the girls. When he got there, the caseworker informed him that they wanted to take the babies to be checked out by a doctor and DH could pick them up at about 2:45. Mean while, I left work to get baby supplies like diapers, formula, bottles, etc. I was like a confused, new mom. I had to guess at the diaper size (I guessed right). I also guessed at the formula type which was wrong. I bought regular Similac and they actually needed sensitive. We only gave them one day of the regular and knew we had to buy the sensitive. They also came with bad colds and a bottle of Amoxicilin. They were both suppose to be on the antibiotic but "mom" could only get one filled. I know it against the law blah blah blah but I split the bottle between the two of them to try to make it for the next six days. It didn't stretch that far. Now I have a feeling I'm going to have to take them to a doctor for another prescription.

They are good babies even if they are sick. Little Prince seems to like them and wants to help with everything he can. He is acting out a little by not listening to what we tell him but that's understandable. Princess seems to care less. She did notice them the other day, while they were having "tummy time" on the floor. She sat down by one of them with a big smile on her face. Every thing was fine until she stuck her feet in the baby's face. The only time LP gets jealous is when I'm feeding one of them and he can't sit on my lap. I let him sit by me any other time I'm holding one of them but it's too hard when I'm feeding them. He is helpful when they are crying by putting their pacifiers back in their mouths or covering them up with a blanket.

We should be moved into the other house by the end of next week. We received the keys and signed all the paper work earlier this week. Little Prince still hasn't decided which room he wants so we are going to decide for him and pick the blue room. I thought Little Prince finally realized that we were all moving but when we were in the car together, driving to get the keys, I told him we were going to the new house and he told me he was going to miss me. I said "honey, you don't have to miss me, we are all going to be living together". I guess once we are moved he will understand.

Princess has been acting out also but more in the way of whinning when we tell her not to do something or to do something like go to the bathroom or go play in her room she cries. She has done backwards with potty training. We have gone through so many pullups it ain't funny. Hopefully after we move we can get back into a routine with her. I think we will pick the mint green room for Princess. It's has teddy bear border which kind of fits whats in her room now.

We have no idea what room the babies will be in. I hate the thought of them being upstairs and us down stairs but we will put a monitor in their room so we can hear them. I'm a pretty light sleeper but I don't look forward to running up and down the stairs every time they cough or cry!

I have a feeling I won't get to write until after the holidays but I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 9, 2009

Away from the family and missing them lots

It's been a long five days away from the family. I had to go out of town for work but it was also fun. I talked to Little Prince everyday, if not twice a day.

This morning he asked me if I was on my airplane yet, "no, not yet". I only talk to him for a few minutes but he would tell me he's being good or he told me he was watching a movie and what movie. One day he told me he was pooping in the potty! DH has told me Little Prince has made it to the potty every time except one. He even told DH he had to go when he had diarrhea. We are so proud of him. One day DH told him he was so proud of him and he responded "so proud you cry?" I asked DH why he would say that. DH had told Little Prince, days earlier that he made him so happy that he could cry. It's amazing what he thinks and puts together and some of the things that comes of out of his mouth like; he was telling me "poop came out of my butt down there!".

DH has been asking him what he wants Santa Claus to bring him. He wants a horsey-with-a-long-neck (giraffe). But the other day he said the same thing but added a toy box. DH thought he said tool box but Little Prince said "no, toy box like _____ (princesses). He has a little one but I guess he's planning for more toys! We have already started Christmas shopping quite a while ago. The bigger items are a tricycle for him, a little bicycle for her and a sled/toboggan for the both of them. We have also bought them puzzled and more educational type toys. They will be having a very good Christmas.

We are sure Princess will have a good Christmas also but we can not be sure what she wants. She has been acting a little beyond her norm. She's wetting her pullups a lot and not going potty when we put her on the potty. She still goes into the bathroom herself if she has to have a bowel movement but wetting is a different story. Maybe she has a bladder infection or she is being effected by us moving, into another house, more than what we think. We can't really tell how much she understands or how much something is going to effect her. The morning I flew out, I was getting her ready for school and I gave her a big hug and told her I was going to be gone for a few days but that I would be back. She gave me a kiss and a hug (sometimes done to make me stop talking). But when I took her to to school, she didn't want to get out of the car and didn't want to go with her teacher. She actually hugged me and buried her head in my shoulder. I tried to get her to go with her teacher, finally the teacher had to pick her up and carry her into the school. Was it because she knew I was leaving?

I will be so glad to be home. The second half of our group's flight was cancelled on the way down here, so we had to rent a car and drive about three hours. Now we are trying to get out of here and before we even left the hotel, we were told our flight was delayed by an hour. When we got to the airport Delta transferred us to American so we could get home at a decent hour. Delta was very helpful, keeping us together and we are only getting home about an hour and half later than originally planned. If we would have continued with Delta, we would have missed our connecting flight and probably would have gotten home much later.