Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
While walking around, he all of a sudden pointed and exclaimed, "Mommy, a big, fat, giant woman!". I swear I wanted to melt into nothing right then and there. He was pointing at an obese woman! So I grabbed his hand and kept right on walking, really fast, avoiding all eye contact. I bet I turned bright red.
How do you teach a 3-year old it isn't polite to say that? Afterall, he is just being observant and stating the obvious. Oh, I just know more of this is going to happen from now on, so I need a comeback to save face in public. Help!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Dr. Castro said Matty has no cavities, but would need braces in the future since his teeth are alread crowding and he already has an over bite. I guess we should start saving now. But then again, how can we when this little boy always wants to go to the store!
So for being very brave, Matty recieved a certificate of bravery with a Chik-Fil-A coupon. He then went to school and excitedly showed his teacher his chewed up certificate. He started chewing on it in the car!
While I took Matty to the dentist, Daddy went to the DMV to get a vision test for his driver's license. He took the twins with him. I must admit I was a little worried about this, but the twins came back in one piece so I guess I was worried for nothing. I sure do hope there isn't a confession from him a few months from now about what really happened though.
Matty: Mommy, I have to tell you sumfin'. Mommy, I went to quiet mat two times.
Me: You got in trouble twice?
Matty: Yes. I pushed Evan again.
Me: What do you mean again? Did you push him and then you got in throuble?
Me: And did you do it the 2nd time?
Matty: Yes, I did.
Me: *speechless and shaking my head*
Matty: Mommy, it's Ok! It'll be Ok.
Me: You're right. It'll be Ok. Are you going to do it again?
Matty: No, I won't.
I can only hope that it wasn't as bad as it sounded because his teacher didn't talk to me when I picked him up.
UPDATE: I spoke to the teacher when I picked him up the next day to get a little clarification on the story. The teacher said he did push someone but he only did it once. I swear, this boy has a knack for making himself look worse than he is!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Oh baby! Newborn twins tips the scale at 23 lbs
On Tuesday, a woman in Winston-Salem, N.C. gave birth to twins: a 10.14 lb and a 12.3 lb twins. As big as they babies are, they are not the record holders in the U.S., but still. This woman also has a 2 1/2 year old son who was born at 10 lbs.
My son was born 9 lbs 14 oz, and my twins were born 4 lbs 8 oz and 5 lbs 6 oz at 33 1/2 weeks. I can only imagine how big they would have gotten had they come to term. Yikes!
Mama, you have one excellent oven in there. I can't even imagine the pain. Congrats!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Oh, and he proudly wore his neon green glove! He wouldn't even let go of it when it was his time to bat. Come to think of it, I think that may be the reason why he didn't want to bat.
Don't you just love the matching red shorts?! All the mamas had the same idea and bought red shorts to match the hat. I just love it!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Katie climbs up on us too, but at least when the person she's holding on to moves, she lets go. But then, there's big brother who didn't seem to want to be touchy-feely tonight. At one point Katie steadies herself on him to get ready to stand up, but immediately, Matty sits up to get out of the way. As he sits up, he put his hands on Katie and Katie goes down on the floor. And Katie stays down. She's a smart one. It was like watching a sumo taking down a little munchkin. Katie didn't cry though, so no harm no foul.
Then Matty lies down on the floor to watch TV. Jojo sees him and decides to go to him. She ends up between his legs. I guess some Martial Arts genes got passed down to him because he trapped Jojo with his legs and down goes Jojo, still trapped. Jojo sits back up, and she tries another position. Again, no harm no foul.
When the girls learn to work with each other, like those two Velociraptors in Jurassic Park, I say beware Kuya!
But a couple of nights ago, Matty had a rough night. I think he is coming down with something and woke up at about 11pm and wouldn't stop crying. I asked if he wanted to sleep on the floor in our room and he agreed. I reminded him that this is only because he's sick. Who knows if that sunk in. Last night he's still coughing so we allowed him to sleep in our room again. Tonight, I will have to insist he go back to his room. Fingers cross, he won't protest. It's just like illness to ruin everything!
The girls are doing very well in their room. They take change so well. However, what they are not taking will is cow's milk. I started giving them cow's milk a couple of weeks ago, once a day. The first time, Katie's skin around her mouth turned red and developed little welts. She and Jojo both had a cold then so I thought it may just be their colds. The second day, the same thing happened to both of them. I skipped a few days and gave them cow's milk again, and hives appeared once again. It can't be a coincidence now, can it?
On Monday, I gave them yogurt and that too caused hives. The hives are immediate. So now, I've decided to stop the cow's milk. They are still breastfeeding 3x a day and eat solids really well. Either next week or the next, I will take them to the pediatrician. Thankfully, the girls are proving to be good eaters so if this is a milk allergy, they should do well eating other things.
This was taken December 2007, when the girls were 6 months old. I would have shared it a while ago, but it was over youtube's limit at the time.
I put them together on the boppy and Jojo just got busy grabbing away. The antics of these girls started in the womb with Jojo kicking Katie a lot, and she's still bossing Katie around on this video. But nowadays, it's Katie who ties to boss Jojo around. It should be a fun toddlerhood with these two.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Unfortunately, 10 minutes in the mall fire alarm went off. Without hesitation, I scooped up the girls and flopped them back in the stroller ready to bolt. Fortunately, the fire alarm stopped after a minute so we went back to play some more.
Katie waved to everyone that made eye contact with her. It's a bit surprising, since she's the one who usually cries when a stranger just so much as look at her. Then she found the exit. She went for the exit about 5 times!!
Jojo was cautious and didn't go too far from me. When Katie got too far from her, she crawled to her to get close.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I forgot to show a video from the girls' birthday, so here it is. Jojo is on the right (cream/green high-chair) munching away on her cupcake. It took Katie a while to get into her cupcakes.
This one was taken after they just had their lunch. They were full and happy and talkative.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Matty woke up bright and early at 5:45 and wanted to play it. We were having fun until I said, "There's only 1 chery left on my tree, I'm winning!" and that was the end of our fun. With the hysterics, it took me a few minutes to realize that he wanted to win, not me!
It took me a few minutes to think of proper action: should I let him from now on? or do I teach the importance of following the rules and the difference between winning and losing. I opted for the a life lesson in reality. I told him that he won't always win. He doesn't have to like losing, but he must try and be a good sport about it. Through the crying, I kept on explaining about how at the end of the his T-ball game yesterday, his team lined up with their right hands up in the air in order to shake the other team's hands and say "Good game!". There is a loser and a winner, but no one cried about it.
I thought he tuned me out, but after 20 minutes when he quieted down, he asked to play again. As if I didn't just have a dissertation on good sportsmanship, he went on to explain to me and Daddy that we shouldn't cry if we lose.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
It was Matty and I this morning, as Daddy is sick so he stayed home with the girls. All I can say is, he missed out. It was a great day. The Cardinals (as in the Saint Louis Cardinals - check out their hats!) with their red hats and white t-shirts, and their parents urging them to run to the 1st base was a sight to see.
Matty was a natural. He was told what to do and he did it. He can bat, but you should see him throw. This boy has an arm!
Everyone must touch the home plate with their foot!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I am 100% sure that whoever invented this play yard is a mom with multiple kids. Thank you, whoever you are! Finding the twins where we've left them just gives us a warm fuzzy feeling. And would you believe it, sometimes Big Brother even wants to join in (with the 2 panel extenstions, we actually all fit, though the picture above is without the extension)!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Also, he's a loud one. The teacher said everyone could be making noise, yet she could still hear Matty perfectly when he talks. I find this highly amusing. He gets his volume from his dad.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I am beating myself up right now for not having other numbers available. I had the paper and now I can't find it. I will post it if and when I find it.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Jojo (back) still upset about me not letting her get some fiber.
Katie (and Jojo) got a rattle. The clown baloon maker obviously didn't have small children since she insisted on making this for the girls. We took them away a few minutes later.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
For three days I was administered medication to stop my contraction, but they didn't really go away. Until finally, we've all decided it was enough and had the c-section. In a short time, I had 2 babies. Sadly I was only able to get a short glimpse before my little angels were taken away to the NICU. Unforunately, it took a little bit under 48 hours before I even got to hold my daughters. It was the saddest, darkest, loneliest days of my life. I hemorraged pretty badly after I gave birth, and it left me unable to recline for even just 30 minutes at a time.
Katie and Jojo spent 10 days in the NICU. When they came home was one of the happiest days of my life. To see my then 2 year old son finally meet his sisters for the first time was amazing. Big brother took to them well and from day one, they were HIS babies.
Katie, you were the bigger one. This helped Mommy and Daddy recognize which is which that we didn't need to resort to painting a toe nail or anything of the sort. You were always looking for Jojo and looking into her eyes waiting for her eyes to connect with yours and then you gave her the biggest smile. It was the kind of smile that says, "oh, there you are. I'm happy now because I know you're there." When you cried, you cry like you're the saddest person in the world! Your eyes just looked sorrowful!
Daddy and I thought you would be the shy one, the one who wouldn't venture from us and the one who would hide behind me when strangers try and talk to you. But we're having second thoughts now. When you started crawling, you crawled over, under, in between whatever makeshift barricade I had. And once you've done it, you know where and how to do it again! You're a clever adventurer, much like you brother.
You're very sensitive. You have sensitive eyes. Looking into your eyes is trully looking into your soul.
Jojo, you're my itty bitty one. I worried a lot about you when you were in the NICU. The nurses would tell me and Daddy how you wouldn't eat very much because in the middle of your bottle, you just forget to suck! But you're catching up fast now. And you're quite the bossy little thing. At only weeks old, your cry was so different from Katie's. While listening to the baby monitor, I could always tell if it was you crying. Because of this, Daddy and I thought you would be the adventurer, highly independent little girl. But you've changed lately. While Katie explores, you're just happy to stay were you are and play. If I am around you, you always want to climb on me.
Lately, to our amusement, you've become quite the drama queen. You hold your hands to your face whenever you cry! But you also have the most devilish smile. You smile as if you're trying to stop yourself. It starts from one corner of you mouth, but somehow it never makes it to the other end as if you enjoy making others guess whether you find them amusing or not! I think you will have boys wrapped around your little finger.
Katie and Jojo, this past year has not been easy on you and all of us, but the two of you and your brother makes everything worth it and worth doing all over again. Burying my nose in either of your necks make everything right in the world. Happy Birthday.
(Click on the slide show to view an enlarged version.)
The twins turn 1 year old today!! They celebrated their birthday this Sunday when their Nana & Papa and their cousins were here. They had their first cake and absolutely made a mess! Enjoy the pictures.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
And here is Katie. No, she's not having a fit. She's just happy.
Monday, June 2, 2008
"Where's the soccer ball?" says Matty. I guess we will be enrolling in soccer in the fall as well.