Friday, December 29, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
One will scream her head off for 10 minutes and then relax...then that is when the "twin paradox" takes place. The MOMENT that Allie falls asleep, Brooke gets up and proceeds to scream and moan as if she was being forced to listen to Eddie Rabbit's I love a Rainy Night over and over again. I have truly entered another realm of tired - the "who the heck am I" tired. I just got a quick glance of my face in the mirror and I look like a buffet after Rosie O'Donnell passed through. TORE UP!
The game of keep Dad awake just switched courts...and picked up tempo. Brooke is now quite and Allie is barfing! I am sure this is not a good time to mention that my contract only stated one child. Do I get overtime for the 2nd?
You know what the hardest thing is...that you can't help but feel guilty when you pick one girl up and leave the other sitting in her chair. The one you pick up instantly stops crying and becomes content. However, the other one is still whaling like a beat mule and you can't help but feel bad. Unfortunately for Mom N' Dad you can't play Man on Man defense 24 hrs a day. Zone defense is a bit trickier if darn right impossible.
It is now 1:30 AM - both girls are wide awake and screaming! Mom is oblivious to this as she could sleep through the Second Coming! Bailey just came over with a checkered bandana filled with her possessions and tied to a stick and is making a B-line to the boxcar train that comes by the house every 20 minutes. I am pondering the idea of slamming the back of my head into the corner of the table to knock me out. Unconscious is as good as asleep, right?
Till later faithful friends and family. I have two wonderful girls! Mean it!
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Did another child design these tees? Not exactly matching the girls alike, but dressing them similar. Or if I was the Prez, would that be Simular? Crazy West Texans!
Even Dog hasn't been getting any sleep! She looks like we feel! At least she would be too tired, not to mention lazy, to chew off our babies toes!
I can not believe that it is a week before Christmas and I am debating turning on the AC in the house. The digital thermostat says it is 79 degrees inside my house today. I love my girls but I wish we had "normal" kids on days like this. It is so nice outside this weekend it would have been great to get out and take a walk or go to the mall and get some shopping done. But we are kind of prisoners in our own home with these two and their preemie status. We were told a short walk outside would be ok, but there is the ringing threat from the NICU Dr's about RSV and other sickness' our girls could get from exposure. So we sit and care for our girls on "house arrest." I can't wait until the CDC claims the flu season is over in late April or May. Then we can get the girls out in crowded places and not have to fear every time someone sneezes or coughs.
Dad can't wait to strap on his trusty New balances and take a good long run with his girls in one of these bad boys! The first one is a typical jogger. The second one is a freaking beast! I could run over SUV's with that thing. It is $399. The baby companies have a racket going...Seriously has anyone called the Fed's on this?
Mom N' Dad are in a bit of a celebratory mood right now...A&B had their first poops in over 3 days. One was green, the other brown. Weird?
Friday, December 15, 2006
If sleep was a commodity and traded on the stock exchange, it would go for more than gold and oil futures combined. I get tons more than Mom and I feel like the waling dead. I bet Mom feels like she is dead.
Mom has finally taken up "zone defense" on the girls during feeding. No more 'Man on man" for her. She gets them both in their chairs and plugs them both up at the same time. Mom is very inventive. Gets the feedings done in 1/2 the time.
The Shirts say it all. Introducing Mom's new live action dress-up dolls!
Allie 7 lbs. 14 oz.
Brooke 7 lbs. 14 oz.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Remind me to never let my kids watch the Wizard of Oz. It is on as I post this and I wasn't aware that there was an LSD problem in America in 1939!
Do you really need to buy Christmas presents for 3.5 month olds? Would they know? Would they care? Aren't they content with just a diaper change and some milk a few times a day? What do you buy a 3.5 month old?
Everyone has "that picture!" You know the one, the one you took yourself at arms length of you and your best friend after one too many during a night on the town...
Whooooaaahhh! I have a sister that looks just like me!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
*disclaimer: There is no favorite. Both of my girls are great. I love them equally. They are both worthy of 1,000 ponies! BUT, and girls listen closely, Daddy loves a winner...and winners go to Texas A&M!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Anyone remember that Jonny Cash song?
Well today is Thanksgiving, and with out the fear of tears I can only say thank you to y'all that visit this site to check on the well being of Allie and Brooke and Mom N' Dad. Your thoughts, prayers and heart felt comments have touched us all very much. You have been along for such a roller coaster ride from September 8th till now. I sit and type this as I stare at my little girls basking in the sleep that only a full tummy brings! (Dad will know that feeling all to well around the 2nd quarter of the Buccaneers' game today...who are my Bucs playing today anyways?)
Thank you for visiting A & B! Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your gifts. Thank you for your advice. Thank you for your friendship, and thank you for being family.
Thank you Dr. B and Dr. K! (PS: Dr. K forgot to tell me you were a bonafide TV star! We saw you on Discovery Health!) Thank you nurses and Dr's of the NICU at Medical Center of Plano.
Thank you Lord for being the "great physician" that your Word claims you are. Thank you for holding my girls when we couldn't be there. Thank you for giving me the gift of fatherhood and blessing my doubly so! I know that all we have been through and all that we have called on you to do, you have been steadfast and our Rock. Thank you!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Some “twin” funnies for your entertainment. Shirts I have seen:
One Baby? I laugh at your One Baby!
Yes they are twins!
1) Yes they are identical
2) Yes I can tell them apart
3) Yes my hands are full, so is my heart!
4) Yes they are natural, what is an artificial twin anyway?
5) I’m Glad they are mine and not yours too
Inventive skill of combining the efforts of two toddlers in the pursuit of a common goal (i.e. candy, toys, room destruction, nap evasion, etc.) See also - Twintelligence
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Good thing it is a short week for work. We will take A & B over to my parents house for Thanksgiving. Should be fun trying to get them out there. The Dr's do not want the girls out very long in the elements, so we will pack them in and pack them out of the car as fast as possible. I will post more pics soon. Mom is having fun dressing them and setting them with a backdrop and snapping some pics.
We have more Dr's appointments this week, so I will give you updates soon.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Co-bedding once again...for about 1 hour and then they started grunting at one another like apes. I am a firm believer in Creationism, but my girls grunt like primates. Hope they don't have another habit primates are known for...Poo Flinging comes to mind!
How fitting! From a primadona to fashionably late, Brooke has always been more of the Diva!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
The setup before Dad tore into it all. I never want to see that much pink again!