Tuesday, March 26

Mini Makes: Four Weeks Old

It's hard to believe that my littest ones are four weeks old.  That means we've been home from the hospital for three weeks and Grandma J is only going to be here for two more weeks, and my due date just passed by.

We tried to take a few pictures to mark the occasion, but the girls weren't really in the mood for a photo shoot.  To tell you the truth, they aren't really in the mood for much unless it involves milk.

Tessa & Charlotte
 Charlotte & Tessa
 Charlotte & Tessa

 Your guess is as good as mine...

At Home: Around the Nursery

 Lucky for me, Mom planned to stay with us for five weeks after the babies were born.  We have been doing a bit of house rearranging and are slowly putting the babies' room together, starting by relocating them to the first floor.

 Lucky for the girls, I have lots of talented and generous friends whose loving gifts have added special touches all over the room.
 We are still on the look out for a big rug and a few other odds and ends, but it's coming together.


Saturday, March 9

Mini Makes: Littles

We have spent the last six days doing this...

It's hard to imagine a reality where there is just one of them.  
We are over the moon about these two.

Friday, March 1

And Babies Make Six

Charlotte Jane & Tessa Mabel 
the newest members of our (not so) little family
Born Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 2013

We've had a whirlwind week with the arrival of our girls a month early.  I am glad to be done with pregnancy and that I didn't need a c-section.  We are all doing great and 
loving these perfect, tiny sweethearts.  
In the meantime, I am still at the hospital, waiting for the girls to perfect the art of body temperature maintenance and bilirubin testing with the hope of going home sometime this weekend.
Charlotte was born with some bruising and swelling on her face, which has made it easy to tell them apart for now.  They look similar, but we don't think they are identical.  There is a blood test we can have done to know for sure, but for now, we are just enjoying conducting tests of our own which involve many hours of staring at their tiny little faces.

Lucy and Henry are very sweet with their bitty new siblings.  They haven't gotten to spend a whole lot of time with them yet.  So, their feelings towards the girls are akin to seeing puppies at a pet store.

 We' are feeling the love from so many well wishers and appreciate all your words of kindness.  It may be a while before I post again here, but I will try to get an update or two out as I find time.