Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sweet Singing

Tadhg and I have been taking Music Together classes since he was nine months old. He always seemed to respond to music from birth, so naturally I thought he would enjoy music classes. He started out swaying and "dancing" to his music. He then moved on to playing instruments, to chanting or just speaking the words of songs, he would finish a line of a song if I started it. We had to take a brief hiatus from class while I was pregnant and I was anxious to get back. We started last week and the new music collection is lots of fun. It includes some classics like "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean". Well, I was awakened by the sweetest sound this morning, my little guy singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider"! He was singing with great pitch and sang the words so clearly! It was so cool and exactly what I've been waiting for for the last year and a half. He gets very shy if you ask him to perform though, so I'll have to listen for those moments when he thinks no one is listening! Trying to catch that on tape should be interesting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Smiles and Babbles

As the girls have started to smile and babble it got me to thinking about Tadhg. I remember when he started to babble. I wondered what his first words would be and even how his little voice would sound. Well, he's just the cutest little talker now! His gestures and pronunciations constantly crack us up. In fact more than a few times I've been caught smiling or laughing when he is being corrected. This cracks him up, and makes for lackluster dicipline to say the least! I have resolved to get the video camera out to capture all the girls' little sounds as well asTadhg's many words. It's just so much fun to watch yoour kids grow!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Last Babies

It's so interesting the things I think about while trying to fall asleep. I mean really, you'd think I would be out as soon as my head hit the pillow! Maybe it's the fact that lately I've had a fussy baby in my arms as I try to catch a catnap as she falls asleep enough to move her back to her room, but I digress. I was thinking about a comment I've heard from many mommy friends when they have decided that their family is complete. They talk about relishing this tiny baby as it is the last one they will have. Relishing includes rocking, feeding, and just general cuddles. I'm envious of this ability to relish this time in the above mentioned ways. I realize that I just can't cuddle two at a time in the same way. There are four eyes to stare into, instead of two (it makes it really difficult to make eye contact at the same time). Granted I do get a little time when I'm nursing them or they or needing to be in my arms to fall asleep. But I mostly find myself just wanting them to fall aleep already so I can catch some rest! When you read emails from fellow multiple moms asking when it gets easier the responses go on about how much easier it is around 4-5 months, basically because they are needing less of that one-on-one attention. So yet again I fear I am just wishing away the last moments I will have to cuddle my last little babies.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Two Month Check - Up

So we went to the doctor yesterday and the girls are growing like weeds! They've gained 3 pounds in a month! Pretty amazing. I read somewhere that mother's milk changes composition to nourish a premature baby. I really believe it! My milk is really fatty and the girls are clearly gaining well! I am just in awe of how the human body can adjust itself in such a way. Amazing!

We're starting to nap upstairs in the crib and have even moved in there at night. Last night was the first time they have not slept in the bouncy seats. I am hoping it was not just an easy transition because they were so out of it due to the shots, we'll see what tonight brings!

I'm happy to say that life is beginning to return to a new "normal". At least Tim is back upstairs and getting a decent amount of sleep. It's nice to have him back!

All By Myself

So I've had a couple of Wednesday all by myself. It hasn't been too bad. The first day we trekked to the neighborhood playground with the "Big Caboose". I think I was pushing around 100 pounds! I really didn't think it through prior to leaving for the walk. As I'm heading downhill I am realizing I need to push this thing back up the hill to get home! I managed, but that ten minute walk home was a serious workout! I think I will stick with walking at the park where there is a slightly more level path! All in all it was nice to get teh kiddos out and meet up with some other neighborhood moms. I still love my help the other days of the week!