Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Baptism Day!

It's been quite some time since I have posted. I know. Bad bad me. I wonder sometimes how I haven't had time to do so. Hmmm....Anyways! The boys had their Christening this past Sunday. It pretty much was all a blur if you ask me! LOL! They did very well though considering they were passed around like hot potatoes! 
The boys are getting bigger by the day. They have taken great interest in sucking on their hands. It really is very cute to watch. And-Anthony will talk up a storm as long as you listen. Nicholas talks too-but he's more discreet about it. I think he takes after me. When he coos and babbles, it's quieter and very sweet like. Hard to explain unless you've heard it. When Anthony coos and babbles-he starts to kind of screech...He's louder and talks for longer periods. We've tried to catch it on video-but they magically stop when they see the camera. 
Now we are getting to the stage of seeing what makes them smile-and hopefully soon-makes them laugh. Right now we, well I, have found that they like the "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" and "5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree." Soooo cute!!
Here are some photos from the Christening...Let's see if I get it right! HA! 

Monday, January 14, 2008


Finally I have managed to get some peace and quiet! The boys were fed around 4pm and have now just fallen asleep-give or take 15-30 minutes! It was not an easy task with the two of the screaming! I will say I've become a bit better in not letting it bother me...The cries that bother me are the "sad" and "scared" cries. That's when I will pick them up...or if Nicholas has bulging veins from his head!
Tony is gone for the night. He wants to get his license to coach soccer so he is in Andover, Ma for the class. The good thing is he didn't have to go to work today...but he left around 3:30 and won't be back until midnight. Pray I survive. I have already given the boys each a bath...You can blame Anthony for his extreme BLOWOUT for the bath! They were really good though...I did Nicholas first-who didn't even whimper! Once I got him dressed, etc...I put him in the bouncer seat and he just sat there happy as a clam while I cleaned Anthony. What a mess! And to think they only get worse...
Well...not much new on our end. The days kinda blend into each other. The Christening is already this weekend which is hard to believe! We have the cakes ordered, the food is ordered, as well as the favors. On Saturday we are going to go set the hall up and hopefully everything else will fall into place! We are expecting around 80 or so people. Can you imagine what their first birthday would be like?!?!?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

12 weeks!

Sniff...sniff...They are growing up so fast! My precious little boys are now 12 weeks old. Where oh where does the time go?!?! It seriously feels like yesterday I just had them-and felt them move one last time before they entered the world. What an absolute magical moment it was. In a way they look the same. But when this picture was taken...they couldn't hold their head up, they couldn't kick their feet ferociously, they couldn't smile when they heard our voices, they couldn't coo and "talk" to us all day. And no-they do ALL of this and then some! The boys follow us with their eyes. They smile as soon as we say "good morning!" to them. They are much more awake and alert and are perfectly content lounging around.

Nicholas is the serious one. We call him the professor. He is always looking around to see what is going on. I think he is just like me. My father has always called me "Scoop Lang" because if something was to be known, I was going to find out what it was. I think Nicholas is just like that! He doesn't want to miss a beat! That head is constantly turning here and there and god forbid he misses something! He also has a way with his hands. It's something that you have to see. He CONSTANTLY is moving his hands around, touching them, clasping them together. It's amazing. Sometimes I wonder what job he might hold down with those hands...A surgeon? A composer? Who knows what the world has in store for him! Nicholas LOVES to talk. My mom was talking to him and he just loved it and cooed right back at her for the longest time. He generally has a smile on his face, unless something is bothering him...He's definitely a bit stronger than Anthony and I think he's going to be a doting big brother. He likes getting his diaper changed now(as opposed to out right screaming before) and doesn't mind the bath so much. He is still obsessed with our wedding picture hanging on the wall-it catches his eye all the time(white dress?). All in all he is just a great baby and I love him to pieces!

Anthony has a different personality than Nicholas. He seems to be more of the "jokester." Not that he has pulled any stunts lately or anything...but he constantly grins from ear to ear. He is always showing off those gums of his! He also tends to spit up just about everything he eats...and the Dr. said it was normal. He doesn't scream in pain or anything, so I guess it is. He wears two bibs at a time, because he soaks through BOTH of them. It's quite gross, and something only a mother could love! He loves looking around at the scenery and is starting to get better control of his head. Once they both do-that means more toys to play with! YAY! He is very laid back, likes to take everything in. If you talk to him though, you just about make his day and he will show off for you. His mouth opens wide, his cheeks spread apart, and the grin shines through. I often wonder how I was blessed with such happy babies(although I wasn't saying that last night!). He does the funniest thing when he is hungry. He will make a noise when he's sucking on his pacifier or he attacks ANYTHING that comes near his mouth. One of these days I will catch it on camera! He loves to be sung too, as well as his brother. I remember very vividly one day we were in the rocker upstairs and they both were fussy. I was praying for relief, but that was a few hours away...Anyways...I started singing to them. And I HATE singing, but they love it-and it calms them right down. When Anthony was in the NICU I would always sing "You are My Sunshine," through my tears, to him. That was our routine before we left. Well-this day I sang it to them in the glider. I started singing the song and Anthony picked up his head off my shoulder, looked at me and smiled. That was one of the most amazing moments as a mom. Maybe it wasn't voluntary, but at that moment in time, it certainly didn't matter. Of course the floodgates opened again...

I knew motherhood wouldn't be easy. It would be exhausting, emotional, tedious at times, and a host of other things. In the beginning I remember second guessing going through IVF. I remember second guessing being a mom. I thought I was bad at it. It wasn't like I had envisioned my whole life. I thought I was a bad mom because I wouldn't leave the couch most of the days. I would feed one, burp him, change him, settle him down, and then repeat again. By the time that process was done, it was time to start over again. I thought I was a bad mom because I didn't give them a bath every other day, didn't read them a book, didn't have them in a routine, wasn't breastfeeding(even though I was pumping...). It was crazy. Those emotions quickly passed, eventhough they do sneak in every now and then...Motherhood is the most amazing job in the world. I love watching my boys grow by leaps and bounds daily. Just they other day they shed REAL tears. I'm extremely lucky that I can stay home with them during the day. Not many people can afford to do so(not that we can either...but..).

Those boys mean the world to me and my husband. They are our world. And we wouldn't have it any other way!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

HOW many years???

Lordy! Today Tony and I have been together 11 years! Who would have thought?!?! Well I knew after dating him for 3 months he was the one for me. I'm sure people thought otherwise...but I didn't! To look back 11 years, I never imagined I would the mother to twins. It's true though-I always wanted twins. Looks like someone else wanted me to have twins too!

Today is also my nephew Jackson's 5th birthday! Funny story because he was born in January 2003 and that was the year we got married. Because it was the last January 8th anniversary we would be celebrating, I booked a hotel room for Tony and I. That morning my sister called me to tell me my sister-in-law was in labor. Well! I went and canceled the hotel room. I just had to drive to Winchester and meet my first nephew! And that's just what we did!

So tonight Tony and I get a little break and we are going out to dinner. Where is still up in the air. At this point, it doesn't really matter! The weather is beautiful here-a whopping 60 degrees in the dead of winter. I won't complain though! So the boys and I will maybe take a walk and go see daddy at work. It's nice to get out of the house every now and then!

My next task is to figure out how to post pictures on here. I'm clueless!

Monday, January 7, 2008

There is a God!

Well...I type this after having more sleep than I ever imagined at this point in my life! The boys SLEPT---ALL NIGHT! WHAT???? They sure did. Now I know this will never happen again in my lifetime...hahaha...but it did last night and that's all that matters! Nicholas slept from 10pm-7:30am and Anthony slept from 11pm-7am. He did wake up at 4:45am, but I rocked him a bit and he fell back asleep. I will say I didn't sleep so soundly...I hadn't pumped since 10pm and let me tell you that was NOT comfortable. But I kept contemplating getting up to pump...then I said "Nah!"
Today is a low key day-I hope! The boys have been going from place to place the last few weeks and it's starting to get a tad tiring let me tell you! Yesterday we went to church for 10:30am. Came home, fed the boys, pumped, and then back in the car to visit their great grandmother who is here from Italy. We were there till 4pm...came home...and then Mike and Heidi came over for dinner and hung out. It was quite the busy day! This week we are going to my friend Tara's house for dinner on Thursday. We haven't seen her in awhile so that should be nice.
And the craziest thing is that this Tuesday Tony and I have been together 11 YEARS! WOW is all I can say!!!! And still going strong...Where would I be without him?!?!?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Oh happy sickness. I have seemed to have come down with a cold. If I could only pinpoint where I got it from...Hmm...Now the trick is to not get the boys sick. I might have better luck landing on the moon!

Yesterday was a fun filled day. NOT! We had Anthony's MRI on his spine for his sacral dimple. Tony took the morning off and we dropped Nicholas off at Amber's house and away we went. I was worried because he couldn't have breast milk/formula after 2:45am and only clear liquids until 6:45am. We had to be at the hospital for 8:45am and the MRI wasn't until 9:45am. TORTURE! I was worried he wouldn't take to the apple juice/water mix. Silly to worry! He sucked it right down! Although I'm sure he would drink anything anyways!

We arrived at the hospital and they put us in this little room once they were ready for us. The nurse explained he would get 50% of the medicine first-and then if need be-he would get the rest after. So she gave it to him orally. He didn't do too bad at first. But once she got to the end of it-he caught on and DID NOT like it! So-he was struggling to swallow it and Tony thought he was choking. He definitely was having difficulty breathing/swallowing. But he was really upset so she probably shouldn't have given it to him while he was that upset. Anyways...

Once he was asleep we went to the MRI room. I placed him on the table and they put a probe on his toe and wrapped his head so it wouldn't move. This part took them a good amount of time to do. So of course I'm thinking the kid is going to wake up. They kept messing with him! Well-once all was ready(the probe wouldn't stay on, etc...) he went into the tunnel and the MRI started.

And then it ended...LOL! He had kicked the probe off of his foot. Which is just like him because while he was in the NICU, he chewed the IV on his arm(hungry?) and then when it was put in his foot-he kicked it off. OUCH! The nurse came in and tried to put the probe on his foot-while he's still sleeping. Now if you keep getting touched and poked, etc..are you going to wake up? OF COURSE! So lo and behold-he woke up! Stop the MRI. UGH! They told us it would take 30 minutes. YA RIGHT! So back to our little room we go and this time he had to get more medicine-rectally. Poor boy. This is where daddy stepped in because I wouldn't have been able to hold him(had to squeeze his cheeks for 3 minutes so he didn't poop out the medicine). It took forever to get him to sleep again-but finally he did. He was such a good boy! Now-we started at 9:45...They said 30 minutes it would take...and we left there at 11:30am. Can we say stressed?!?! The results will be in sometime next week...but I'm not worried much anyways...

The nurse told us clear liquids for 30 minutes until he woke up-ummm...he was WIDE awake after. So we gave him apple juice/water. He sucked that down and was not satisfied. So I gave him formula too. Poor little guy was starving. We went and had lunch at Friendly's. My mom was there and she bought and we sat and ate lunch. Tony was in a bad mood because he called his father at work and he was mad he wasn't there yet. Jerk. And then I ordered the wrong item for him and Anthony kept screaming because he was hungry. I was annoyed because people were looking at us, and I HATE added attention! Tony came to the seat and he yelled at me to put the pacifier in Anthony's mouth. I found out later that someone in line said something to the effect of, "Oh shut up!" Now-I think we all have been a baby once...and babies cry. So-if I were Tony I would have put that woman in her place! At least I say that! We finally left, picked up Nicholas, Tony dropped us off, and he went to work.

It was a longgggggg day. Stressful too of course. Tony went and played soccer last night. It's a new thing on Friday nights for the next 10 weeks. Now if I can find something to do life would be great. I need to GET OUT!

OK. That's all for now...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Welcome to my blog! I figured I had so much spare time on my hands that I would humor the rest of the world with the daily life of myself and the twins. I would love to be able to write this all down in a journal-but who has time for that?!? I figured I would be better at typing on the computer, seeing how that's where I usually am, then finding a piece of paper in the mayhem we call an office. So buckle up, sit back, and enjoy the ride! I will be sure to make it worthwhile-and make you come back for more! ;)