Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rest of the Arizona Pictures

I've been slow at posting more pictures from our trip to Arizona. The babies travelled very well and got a bit spoiled from all the attention.
Wes and Sami in the hotel room during the drive back to Texas. No screaming from being in the car seat all day long. Just chilin on the hotel bed.
Sami in a doll highchair at my Aunt Clarice's
Sami and Weston soaking up the attention.
Lori's kids Cameron and Devin holding Weston and Samantha.
My brother Jeff talking to the babies.
First trip to the park. They decided not to play.  Just soak in the sun.
Weston and Jeff
Everytime I turned around Jeff was talking to the babies. If I was out of the room and they were fussing Jeff would entertain them for me.What a great uncle! We miss you Jeff.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Babies First Fight

I can't help but laugh every time I see this picture:



No Children were harmed in the making of this photo...

- Posted by S.J. Hollist

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Missing BO-BO

Bo wasn't good at sitting on my lap for long periods of time. He was still young and he had a short attention span. But the above picture was Bo cuddling with me on the day of our 3rd transfer just about a year ago. Maybe that's the reason it worked!

Bo has had a hard last (let's say) 6 months. I tried to put some space between Bo and I before the babies were born. I didn't want Bo to get jealous or misplaced all at once, so I was slowly getting him used to less attention from me. Bo needs lots of attention, if you've been to our house you'd know. He sits on your lap whether you want him to or not...
We have been noticing that Bo needs more attention then we can give, but were hoping he could wait it out a bit. Because Bo is such a lovable guy, some friends of ours fell in love with him and offered to give him a new home. It took us about a month but circumstances came about that made us decide. 
Seth and I didn't think Bo could live without Cooper (but that Cooper would be happy without Bo). So Friday night Bo went to his new family for an over night stay. If he freaked out he would come home the next night, if he loved it we had to decide if we could give him up. 
Bo loved the family of 5 and all the attention, Seth and I decided that's what he needs and we had to let him go. I didn't realize it was going to be this tough. I miss him so bad it hurts but I want him to be happy and he hasn't been happy with us lately. 
I was in denial that he would like another family and didn't say goodbye, I just packed up his things like he would be gone for a few days. He is about 45 minutes away from us now. I need to take over the rest of his things and say a real goodbye soon. I am looking forward to and dreading at the same time. How much is that going to hurt?

On the other hand Cooper seems to be perking up a bit with Bo gone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

4 months

Seth asked me today when I was going to update my blog and then let me know the kids are 4 months old. 

This is a great age. They are both smiling and talking. Although Weston's talking doesn't sound much different from his crying (but a mom can tell!) We are going to start feeding them cereal in the next few days...how messy is that going to be? Pediatrician says they are doing great, except for the flat heads. Wes weighs 16.8, 90th percentile for height and 75th for weight. Sami weighs 13.8, 50th percentile for both height and weight. Basically he is tall and skinny like mom, she is average like dad. We have referrals for both babies to see about helmets. I am torn about what is best for them. I don't think Weston needs intervention but Sami needs something. I just don't know the best route. 

Sami in frilly outfit Grandma would love.
Weston, first time wearing shoes. He looks less baby and more big boy to me.
Sami 4 months old
Weston 4 months old