Tuesday, September 14, 2010

training wheels

I feel like my training wheels have been taken off! This morning we went to the doctors (girl = 8lb and boy = 7+lb's) and then we walked to my friends work where we hung out for a half an hour. This may not sound much but navigating midtown at lunchtime in NYC is hard enough without pushing a twin stroller. We were out over a feeding so I took some bottles. First out of the house feeding.

It feels liberating!

There are so many little things about the kids that make me joyous. When boy sneezes he does this ...

Achoo, achoo, achoo, ahhhhhhoohhhhhhh

he lets out a little old man sigh. It makes me laugh my arse off every time.

girl has started giggling a little and has found a new sound. Not sure what it means but it makes a change from the only other sounds which are gas and screaming!!!

Both do the baby farting face which cracks me up. Boy holds his ears when its a particular big one!!!

Girl is so strong that it makes me proud - I know they are not genetically mine but she has my blood creating that strength. We are two peas in a pod in that respect. She is strong and confident but is afraid of being dropped. How do I know that? It's something she does when we cuddle and she thinks she's slipping.

Both are grabbing and holding a little now (girl wants to hold her bottle!) and they hold on to me for dear life. In those moments I believe in a god.

TOday at the doctors the we laying side by side and they kept their eyes on each other throughout the whole exam.

Oh so many more little things.

I may have written this before and shame on me if I haven't, but hell bells these kids are the best thing to ever happen to me. They make me and their dad better people.


  1. So sweet! I love hearing about their antics! It's funny how you mentioned about their genetics. I've been contemplating this a lot in all of my bed-rest time as my boy is a DE baby too. He may not have come from my genetics but he feels like all mine.

  2. It is so wonderful to hear you doing so well with them. So glad it's getting easier, and more like we all want it to be. Thinking of you every day.

  3. Hooray for you! It IS an accomplishment to get out of the house with a baby...let alone two! I love the stories, hearing about their personalities and activities. So sweet. You know my baby is not genetically mine or my husband's, but I decided to just go with it when people say the baby looks like me or my DH. Why not? Just today someone said the baby looks just like me and I said, "Yup, I had cheeks just like that I was a baby."

    So glad to hear all is going well.

  4. Yay EB!!! You are out and about in the big city with your babes! I'm so full of joy for you.

  5. You certainly have big girls panties on!And I say that in the nicest way! You gave birth less than a month ago and look at you go!!!! I am so impressed! Way to go, EB!

  6. You are sounding more confidant and happy and I'm very glad to hear it. I'm still terrified to take them both out alone - I won't drive anywhere with both of them, I'll just take stroller walks! You're doing great EB! xoxo