Friday, December 6, 2013

Guess What Day It Is...

Happy Wednesday, friends. Can y'all believe it's December? I say this every year but I just can't believe it's almost Christmas and then 2014! On one hand this year has flown by and then it's also kind of stood still. I can't believe how the babies have grown and changed and aren't even really babies anymore. They are so much fun! Complete hot messes, and will be crawling before I know it.

Our new accessories are our helmets. The babies got their bands about a week and a half ago. They both prefer turning their heads (necks) a certain way (which is exactly how they were int he womb) and apparently it's pretty common for twins. They kind of "get in position" in the womb and have their spot and their necks can be stronger on one side than the other. With that, no matter what we do they prefer to sleep/sit/stroll with their head laying on one side. So we started the Doc Bands to re-shape their heads a bit. 

Surprisingly, they have adjusted beautifully! From day 1 they didn't really mind it and I was shocked when they actually slept in them. For the first 3 nights Caroline woke up in the first hour fussing but we rocked her back to sleep and now she's fine and doesn't wake up. I think she would wake up and have trouble soothing herself back to sleep but now she's found a comfortable position and has no trouble. They went back for their first adjustment and have both responded beautifully in such a short time, so we're crossing our fingers that maybe they could be done with them in 10 weeks?



This was our first morning after getting the bands. We have since "blinged" them out just  little bit :)


    
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the lake. We made s'mores, sat by the fire, celebrated my sister's birthday, and relaxed. I made Pioneer Woman's apple pie and it was delicious! That woman never disappoints me!! We also took a few photos....


I decorated my trees before we left and was so glad to come home and get right into the Christmas spirit. The babies just love the lights! It is the cutest thing in the world. Every morning when I go to get them up I walk in their room and plug in their tree and they both immediately turn their heads and start "talking" and get so excited. I might need to leave it up all year!



Christmas pjs are in full effect and y'all...I just die! It's the cutest thing in the world!! It really is the most wonderful time of year :)


(In case you're wondering, they get to have their bands off for an hour each day. We usually bathe them and then let them have a bit of time before bedtime without it on. And I put a bow in her hair because It's the hour a day where I can, so you know I do!!)

I've spent any free time I've had the last couple of days putting together wish lists for the babies and for me. I'll be back in the next couple of days with some fun gift ideas for those still on your lists! 

6 comments:

KatiePerk said...

They are such dollies! Beautiful. Good job on the doc bands. SS wore one too and we were really diligent about it and we got out of it early. (She only looked right. ZOOLANDER!!) Isn't it amazing how they just go with it? I was shocked.

The Kriegels said...

Happy FRIDAY to you ;) (look at your first line)

Lauren said...

so cute! Elyse didn't have to wear a band, but I've heard such amazing things about them!

melissa said...

Tiffany, they just keep getting cuter and cuter. I can hardly stand it! So happy they're adjusting so well to their bands!

Natasha said...

yay for progress with the bands.... that is AWESOME mama!!! so good that they can have it done now and won't have to worry about it later. and PS i love the "blinged out" version--sooo stinking cute!!

Sara said...

Oh goodness, they seriously couldn't be any cuter. I have a couple friends that did the helmets and they said their kids didn't mind either. That's so great. I think they actually look adorable in them. Maybe you could hot glue a bow to Caroline's?