Sunday, December 28, 2008

My, How the Time Flies


It has been a while since I last posted but I think the reason for that is probably fairly obvious. We had a wonderful holiday season. My Mom came for a couple of weeks to help out and Dad joined us all for Christmas. He always brings some gadget or toy and this time, he brought a remote control bee that he flew around while Abby tried to catch it with her hands or pretended to shoot it down with her pop gun. It was really funny.


Paul and I still can't agree on when to open presents. My family always opened them Christmas Eve (except for the one from Santa, of course, which we got with our filled stockings the next morning) and Paul's family always opened all of theirs on Christmas morning. We compromised and we opened one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest the next morning... I'm still not sure I'm completely satisfied with the arrangement... 'till next year! We let Abby and Lily open the package that had their matching jammies in it. Abby was so excited to match her little sister.

The kids had so many gifts under the tree there was barely room in our tiny house for them. Abby spent all of Christmas day playing with Play Dough and leaving all the rest of the toys for later. Also, this was the first year she looked visibly disappointed when she got clothing... she's growing up!

The twins are now 2 months old and are doing better at night... or Paul and I are. We sort of take turns with them so we can get a little more sleep. They are at least mostly tired during the night now. Liam can sleep for longer than Lily at night. I think that is due to the fact that he is heavier than her. Last week, Liam weighed in at 10lbs 3oz and Lily at 8lbs 15oz. So Liam is a pound and a quarter heavier, but Lily is actually a bit taller than him. Oh, and by the way, Paul was right about their birth weights. When we got their birth certificates, they were both recorded as weighing 5lbs 8oz. And if you're interested, I have now lost about 70lbs total. Not bad for 2 months, eh?




Now, we're on our own and I think we can handle it. We have had so much help, we honestly don't know how we could have coped without it but I think we're ready to do it all on our own. No doubt, our house will not be as tidy and the laundry done as quickly, but we can do it. I remember last year at about this time, Paul and I decided we would do whatever it took to have another baby this year... wow, what a difference a year makes! We are so blessed to have such happy, healthy children and we look forward to what this New Year brings.

8 comments:

Colleen said...

your family is so adorable.

ecometrochic said...

Very cute and a job well done!

Stephanie said...

70 pounds!!! Oh, my goodness Bethany. . . that's like a second you. Way to go!

Katie said...

Bethany, I hope you don't mind that I am now an avid reader of your blog (well, I have been for awhile). I think your twins and your daughter are just adorable and I am so glad that you guys are settling in so well. Our help just left (we had them for a month) and I too am ready to settle in with just our little family. 70 lbs in 2 months is fabulous. I lost 32 in the first two weeks and felt like I could fly. I sure don't miss being pregnant with twins. Let's definitely stay in touch. I'd love to meet you in person the next time I'm in Utah.

Sarah said...

So cute! In case you didn't notice - your children all look the same... all three! So cute. Congrats on the 70 lbs!

Danielle said...

So cute -- glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to the Baynes from the Dallases!

Chellers said...

You have such beautiful chillin's. Good work, you two. I'm so happy for you that you have your twinners and you're all happy and healthy. What blessings!

Lori said...

beautiful, beautiful!!! Love your pictures and glad your family is doing so well. happy new year!