Friday, February 29, 2008

Dare I Say It?!?!

I think Taylor is finally sleeping through the night consistently! (Ok watch, tonight, she won't sleep through the night). Emily is hit or miss. Last night she slept through the night. YEAH!! That means I got uninterrupted sleep last night. =) That was nice. Of course my body still woke up at 2:30 and was like what's up? Let's wake up now. ;-) Um, NO! But I did end up having to wake up at 4am. One of the girls kept crying out. By the time I looked at the monitor I couldn't tell who it was. Sometimes it sounded like Taylor and sometimes it sounded like Emily. It was probably each of them at different times. So I woke up and took a shower and started to get dressed. I didn't actually have to go in their room until 4:50 though. =) So I got to sit down and watch tv for like 10 mins. Of course Connor decided to wake up at 4:40am. So he went into bed with Daddy while he finished sleeping. Kids.

ETA: Since Joanna commented about her's sleeping from 11pm - 6am I guess I should say what time, huh?!? Let's see, Taylor is sleeping from 8pm - 4 or 5am. Emily is 8pm til about 1:30 or 2:30am if she wakes up and then I get her up at 5:30am. So there ya go! We actually start getting them ready for bed (bath, change, feed) at 7pm. Depending on how long it takes them to eat depends on what time they go to bed. Sometimes it takes them an hour to eat (if they are falling asleep and/or playing with the bottle). I'll give one of them a bath (which ever is more fussy) and dress them for bed and then hand her over to Surbjit to feed. Then I do the same to the other one, but I feed this one. Sometimes we'll end at the same time depending on how they do eating wise. =) And of course by the time we start getting them ready for bed Connor "should" be bed. We usually put him to bed by 7pm, 7:30 at the latest. I know I always have a TON of questions about what people do at night so I hope that helps!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Connor's Words of Wisdom

I don't know what else to title it. If I think of something better, I'll change it.

So we were playing with three of Connor's cars yesterday in his high chair while Daddy finished making dinner. He had "parked" one of his cars and Connor says, "car in time out". Surbjit and I look at each other. Surbjit asks Connor, "why is the car in time out?" Connor says, "because car no listen." So apparently, I guess it's getting through to Connor that when he doesn't listen to Mom and Dad he gets a time out. Do I think he'll start listening now? No.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Exciting News!!!

BOTH of the girls slept the entire night last night!!! WOO HOO!!! They cried out here and there but they never cried like they were hungry and basically it was a cry like I'm still here and then they fell back asleep. WOO HOO! I was so excited. I kept waking up every 1/2 hour from like 1:30 - 4:00 when I finally woke up thinking wow, this is strange. I hope this is a trend that will continue for the most part! That would be VERY nice. I know there will be nights here and there that they will wake up and need food (growth spurts etc). but if this could be the "norm" it would make momma VERY happy!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

3 month pictures

So we took the kids to get pictures taken. We brought Connor in the hopes of getting a picture with all three kids. Um, yeah, didn't happen. Connor was in a mood. Let's just say, Surbjit ended up taking him home before we were even done to give him a spakin'. Daddy bought Connor a tractor trailer (his new love now) and he wanted it open NOW!!!

So anyway, we never got pictures of the three of them. We did get pictures of all three, just not together. Connor cooperated (finally!) and we got a picture of him alone. That worked out good for me anyway since I never got to get his 2 year pictures taken. I was kinda occupied with twins when that happened. Oh well. 3 months later isn't too bad!

The girls cooperated for the most part. We didn't get any smiles. =( They smiled before, they smiled after but they did not smile during. Oh well. We went to Sears. It wasn't bad and I got the CD with all the pictures so I can make as many copies as I want. I should print out some today so I can bring them to work. Since I have them, I can share them with you here. So enjoy!

Taylor & Emily

Emily & Taylor




Pictures of the Twins

Since I was able to share pictures of Connor it's now time to share pictures of the girls:

On the way to go camping!!

Camping in the Desert:

Emily smiling!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pictures from Knott's Berry Farm

Well since I have a hard time finding time to download pictures from my camera, it's a good thing Melanie took pictures at Knott's. Here they are:

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Last Night was HORRIBLE

I don't know what it is. It is so hard to get Taylor to go to bed. We put Emily down and she is FINE and will move around a little but will then fall asleep. Taylor, you have to hold until she falls asleep and I mean REALLY fall asleep. But last night she was in rare form. Something had to be bugging her. She would just start crying out for no reason. I don't know what was bugging her. This lasted from 8pm until 10 pm when she finally fell asleep in my arms. So i kept her with me on the chair and tried to catch a few zzz's. I was afraid if I laid her down, she'd wake up mad. Of course who starts crying at 11pm? You guessed it. Miss Emily. So I put Taylor down in the rocker (who of course wakes up almost immediately) and make a bottle for Emily. I grab her and try to feed her. She only took like 2 ozs. So I put her back in bed and grabbed Taylor again. I got her to calm down and fall asleep. I laid down with her in my arms on the chair and I feel asleep too. Woke up at 2:30 with who crying? You guessed it. Miss Emily again. I put Taylor down again (and she wakes up and starts crying). I grab Emily and try to feed her again. She's not really eating she's falling back asleep. UGH!!! Why does she do this to me? So she's waking up because she's used to it? I'm not sure. I guess time will tell. So I put her back in her bed and of course she starts crying. So I grab Taylor and hold her. She falls back asleep and I listen to Emily crying for 30 mins. So I decide to put Taylor in her crib and grab Emily. Taylor started to cry when I put her in but after giving her her binkie twice she was ok and fell back asleep. So I grabbed Emily and I put her in her swing to see if she would fall asleep and I lay down on the chair. She's not falling asleep and I feel guilty for just letting her sit in the swing so I grab her. We lay down on the chair and she starts to fall asleep. I get comfortable and we lay there until 4:30am when I put her back in her bed (she didn't make a peep) and I go get ready to go to work. So needless to say, I am EXHAUSTED tonight. And of course they were both FINE this morning. Taylor eating 6ozs and Emily eating 4 ozs. My gosh. WHY do they do this me??? I hope that this is not going to become a routine of theirs.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Connor's First Trip to Knott's

So I took Connor to Knott's Berry Farm for the first time on Monday. I figured since the girls daycare was still open on Monday but Connor's wasn't, this would be the perfect time to have Connor and Mommy time. So I talked to Melanie to see if her and Dylan wanted to do something with us and we decided on Knott's!

We got there and all Connor wanted to do was ride the choo-choo train. So we found the choo-choo train first. When the ride was over, he started to cry. He didn't want to leave. I had to explain to him that we had to take turns and ours was over but we could go back on it later. That seemed to calm him down. Then we saw the race cars and he wanted to ride the race cars. We got to watch them go once. I was a little skeptical about him liking it. It basically moves in an oval and when you get to the end turns it flings you around. I wasn't too sure if he would like that. He seemed pretty unsure at first but about halfway through he gave me his little oh look like wow this is fun. And when we got off he was fine and said he had fun!

Then we saw a school bus and Dylan wanted to ride that so we asked Connor. At first he said no but I think when he saw Dylan going towards it, he wanted to ride it. So we got on. We didn't have the benefit of seeing this ride go once through though. It started and it goes up and around kind like the pirate ship. He wasn't too into this. We started singing the Wheels on the Bus and he calmed down a little but thankfully the ride didn't last long.

Then we saw the Big Trucks and he wanted to ride on that. Of course halfway through the ride he says all done! I'm like no we still have a little way to go. He was fine. Then we went back on the train ride again. We asked him if he wanted to go in the bounce house and he said, no it's too big. =)

After the train ride again we decided to go on the merry go round. He said he wanted to ride the zebra so we got on the zebras. He wanted to almost immediately get off but I distracted him and we ended up riding the whole time trying to beat Dylan and Melanie. =) Then we went to get some food. We ate at the little diner. I still can't believe how expensive food is there. It was $13 for one cheeseburger, fries and a drink. Connor and I shared! After lunch we went to find the Big choo-choo train. Unfortunately they had some sort of oldie type bus instead of the train so it didn't look like a train. But it was right by the Calico Mine Ride which looks exactly like a train. So Connor wanted to go on that. I wasn't sure if he'd like it because it's basically all in the dark. So we waited in line (which wasn't too much). When we got to the front, we had to wait for the next train but Connor started going underneath the barrier he wanted to ride NOW. We got on and he was all excited to go. When they blew the whistle he was so excited. He rode the whole thing and did not cry once! When we got off I asked if he liked it and he said yes. When we got off and were walking by again and said we'd go on the train ride again (thinking the train in Camp Snoopy) he wanted to ride that one again! So I think he liked it. =)

So then we went back to Camp Snoopy and rode the train one more time and then we left. It was a good day. He listened for the most part and was a good boy. I'd definitely take him back with me again. It was neat to see it from his perspective.

First Camping Trip

Was great! Ok, not great but great. It was a beauitful weekend! I couldn't ask for anything more. It was nice enough that I actually was able to bring the girls outside on Saturday and sit outside enjoying the fresh air! I was even outside with Taylor on Sunday. Emily didn't get to come out because she fell asleep in the swing and I didn't want to move her.

So we ended up not getting to camp until 6pm on Friday. We left at 1pm. Traffic sucked! And the poor kids stuck in their car seats. Connor napped for a whole hour on the entire ride there. The girls basically slept the whole time but woke up when we stopped for gas. That was a JOKE. There were so many motorhomes and truck/trailers that it was a mad house trying to get gas. I ended up having to drive the truck (we were towing it behind the motorhome) away from the gas pumps so Surbjit wasn't blocking this guy in and so he could manuever better. UGH!! Of course that also meant Surbjit was stuck with three crying kids while he was fueling up. As soon as we hooked back up and got going, I fed the girls in their car seats. We had about 45 mins more until we got to camp from that point.

We got to camp and figured out where we were going to park and stuff and got the motorhome set up for camping. Surbjit took Connor outside with him to play while I took care of the girls. They both came inside after Surbjit finished setting up what he could outside and we got Connor ready for bed and let him watch Thomas & Friends. He did not go to bed until 10:30!!!! Let's just say Connor didn't sleep much this weekend.

We put the girls in their beds about that time too and we all went to bed. Connor woke up in the middle of the night crying so we brought him into bed with us. Then like an hour later one of the girls woke up so I fed her. It was constantly like that all night. I don't think we got much more than an hour sleep at a time. We got up with the girls at 6 am and Connor ended up sleeping until 7am.

In the morning, Surbjit took Connor in his truck and they went 4x4 ing. They had Curtis and Braeden in the truck with them. Connor wanted to do everything Braeden was doing. It was fun to watch him this weekend playing and interacting with other kids. He does really well. I just basically hung out with the girls all weekend. It was nice.

The ride home was basically the same as the ride there except it took an hour less! But we have decided no more 3 hour (what it's supposed to take us) camping trips with the girls this small. It's just too much for them. They were really fussy both when we got there and when we got home. I wouldn't be happy sitting in the carseat that long either.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

3 Months Old!!!

So yeah I'm a day early. Sue me. =) We are going to busy tomorrow getting ready and leaving for our first camping trip since June of 2007. Can you believe we didn't go camping for almost 8 months?!?! I can't. This will be the girls first camping trip. I am looking forward to it. I just know that Connor is not going to get a lot of sleep while we are camping (how can you when there are two babies that are crying in the same space as you) but maybe he'll amaze me. I mean when the girls cry, it really doesn't phase him. They could be sitting next to him while he's watching TV crying away and he's still watching TV ignoring them.

So anyway, let's see. I didn't really update what Connor was doing each month but I'd like to do that with the girls. It's funny. They usually say the 2nd, 3rd etc child gets less and less told or written about and I'm trying to do just the opposite. I'm not sure if it's because there are two or just things I wished I'd done when I had Connor.

So anyway, let's start with Taylor:
  • She is for the most part sleeping through the night. She sleeps from 9pm until 4 or 5 am. WOO HOO!!!
  • She is a TALKER!! I love it. She will start cooing and babbling and talk your ear off. Connor was NEVER like this. I LOVE IT!!
  • She is smiling. She reserves them though for special moments. She won't just smile at you because you smiled you have to get it out her.
  • She is my laid back girl. Because she is so laid back, sometimes she gets overlooked because of her sister. I know I can give her a binkie and she'll settle down. I feel bad sometimes because her sister is so fussy at times she is just left there but that's because she is so easy-going (thank god!).
  • She has pretty good neck control. I can set her on my lap in a sitting position and she will pretty much hold her head for awhile. Still not good enough for the exersaucer yet though.
  • She is eating anywhere from 4-6 ozs of formula at a time. She is pretty much a good eater.
  • She has just now started wearing 3-6 month clothes. She fits some 0-3 month clothes but they are tight on her. Forget the 0-3 month onsies. They do not fit her. They are too short through the torso.

Ok, now for Emily:

  • She's my smiler!!! She will smile at you the minute you smile at her. And her smile lights up her whole face!!!
  • She does talk a little. Not as much as Taylor but she still coo's and babbles.
  • She is my fuss bucket as I like to call her. She is high maintanence (I'm sorry to her future boyfriends and husband!) She does not like to be ignored. If I'm payint attention to Taylor and she's awake, she'll start getting fussy but once I start talking to her she's fine. She LOVES to be held!
  • She is NOT sleeping through the night. :sigh: She has gone all night (9-4) but she will kick around, cry out, and basically be just fitfull sleeping. Otherwise, she'll wake up crying around 2- 2:30, we'll feed her 4 ozs, put her back to bed and she's fine until the morning. Oh well. I guess she is just not ready to go all night without eating yet.
  • She has really good neck control. I would feel comfortable putting her in the exersaucer but I'm going to wait on that for about another month yet. Just to make sure she's got really good control.
  • She is eating about 4-6 ozs of formula at a time also. She is a VERY messy eater. I swear half the bottle goes on her bib and not in her mouth. Still not sure if it's her or the bottle (I HATE Avent bottles).
  • She is still wearing 0-3 month clothes. I think she will be in them for another month. She is still smaller than her sister but she is fastly gaining on her!!!

Well I think that's about it for now. I had wanted to put some pictures on here last night but the girls did not cooperate for me to have time to do that. I will definitely bombard after this weekend since I'll probably have a bunch from their first camping trip.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Beautiful Weekend

It was absolutely beautiful this past weekend in Southern CA!! It was so nice. It was almost like the beginning of summer. I had a stroller walk planned for Tri-City park with my working Mom's group so I was planning on taking the girls and leaving Connor with Daddy to do whatever. I told Surbjit, if he wanted we all could go and he could take Connor to the playground to play. And that's what we ended up doing. =) Bigi even came over and met us since that park is really close to their house. So I walked (3 laps at .6 miles a lap so 1.8 miles!) and they went and played on the playground. Let me tell you, it got HOT!! So that was a nice fun day. In the afternoon, Connor played outside in the backyard while we sat at the patio table and the girls slept. It was nice to just sit and relax and enjoy the kids.

This weekend will be the girls first camping trip (if they can stay healthy). They might be getting sick though. I thought I was in the clear with Connor getting them sick since they hadn't shown any signs but they are sounded congested. No snot or runny noses yet though so let's keep our fingers crossed. I turned the heat down in the house at night thinking maybe it's dry and that's what's doing to them. Who knows.

Connor and potty training - what's that?? He still has very limited interest in it. He does go every night before getting his PJs on so that's a start. And he gets an M&M every time he goes. So you'd think he'd tell me more. He did tell me Saturday evening he had to go potty and we went in the bathroom and he did go! And he still went before bedtime too. So I guess baby steps. He still won't let us know when he goes poop. His new thing is when we ask him if he went poop he says " I didn't I didn't!" And he's very adament about it too (even when he did go poop!). Oh well.

The girls were cranky yesterday. Not sure if it's because they didn't get a lot of sleep yesterday or because they are getting sick. Not sure. We put them bed by 10pm and they slept till 4am so that was nice. I could tell they were exhausted they would just keep waking up so I was happy they slept the whole night in their room. Maybe they just needed the quiet dark to stay asleep.

Well, that's about it for now. I can't wait to go camping this weekend although I'm not looking forward to packing the motorhome. Just when we got it to where we didn't need to pack everything and the kitchen sink because Connor was older we are back to doing that again. Oh well. Such is life! It'll get easier again in a few months!!!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Sleep is all I'm about right now it seems. =) Well we got the girls to bed before 10pm last night. Connor woke up thirsty and didn't want to go back to bed but we made him. But he kept crying out last night. Not sure what is up with him. The girls slept through the usual 2 am feeding but Taylor woke up at 4am along with her brother so we brought both of them into bed with us. I then got up at 4:30 and took a shower and then we got everyone up and dressed for the day so it was an early morning for us. But at least I got to sleep through the whole night.

Unfortunately, I guess Surbjit has been having a heck of a time with the kids this morning. He called me at work on his way to drop off Connor and he was crying in the background. I guess he's been crying since they left the house so he wanted to share the love. =) Poor guy (surbjit not connor). I guess the girls weren't any better this morning for him either. Ugh. I hate days like this.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Halleleuiah I feel like a rested woman!!!!

Wow, I actually got a great night sleep last night! WOO HOO!! Who'd of thunk it! So last night we put the girls to bed. Emily seemed like she did not want to go bed although we could tell she was really really tired. So we put her in bed and she cried for about 10-15 mins and was asleep. I put Taylor to bed and she didn't make a peep. I believe they were both in bed before 9pm. THEY SLEPT THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!!! I did hear them cry out during the night. I'd hear someone cry out. I'd look at the monitor to see who it was and neither of the girls was moving so I could never tell who it was. I actually woke up at 3:30am and was like gee, you mean I still have another hour to sleep. =) It was awesome!

Unfortunately though, Connor ended up in bed with us. He has caught a cold so my little germ factory has a stuffy nose, etc. Poor guy. So he ended up in bed with us around 11:30 or 12:30 I think. I can't remember. And I actually slep fine with him in between us. He's gotten a lot better and doesn't move around as much when he sleeps now (thankfully!) but I guess Surbjit was telling me he was digging into him at some point during the night and he didn't sleep very well with Connor there.

The bad thing about him being in our bed - we both got up and got dressed. Surbjit was taking a shower and I was feeding Emily and I hear thump, thump thump thump. I knew immediately it was Connor getting out of our bed. Sure enough, here he comes all bleary eyed into the living room. You could tell he was tired and not feeling 100% but as soon as he woke up, you couldn't tell he was sick at all playing and walking around and just being Connor. It was really nice to see him this morning before i left for work. Although the stinker wouldn't give me a hug. But he did say I love you without me telling him too. =) Melts my heart. =)