Saturday, September 4, 2010

Birthday Party!

We've *finally* settled on a theme!

I swore up and down that I was going to do something personalized and creative - not something generic like Sesame Street or Winne The Pooh (nothing against them, it's just not my style). But, after searching through online galleries of party stuffs and wasting hours in various party stores, I found nothing. Everything was either pink or blue, nothing neutral, and certainly nothing geared towards twins.

So, as a last resort, I stopped by Target to see what I could find, and lo and behold....

Paul Frank Monkeys! Too.freakin'.cute.

I'm planning on making a pennant garland to go around the room, and some sort of cool centerpieces for the tables. Any other suggestions?

Monday, August 16, 2010

On The Move!

In the past two weeks, Jeffry & Sadie have turned into little movers and shakers. Jeffry is pulling up now, and Sadie can cruise around the coffee table like nobody's business. She's starting to let go and move from the coffee table to the couch, but she hasn't officially "let go" and stood on her own yet.

Here's some of their new favorite things to do...

Nomming on the baby gate:

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Climbing in the dishwasher:

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Tipping over carseats:

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Getting into the basket o' feminine products:

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Trying to climb out of cribs:

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Crying for daddy when he's in the shower:

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And lounging around in nothing but diapers:

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hi Readers ~

Just a quick note to let you know that the blog is going to be going private very shortly. It will mainly be a photo and baby update blog, so if you would like to continue reading, please email me at so I can grant you access.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I has a sad. =(

I went to visit the babies at daycare on my lunch break today - I'm very fortunate to have them somewhere closeby where I can pop in unexpectedly. I usually drop in once a week or so, just to chat with their teachers and give them some lovin' when I'm having a rough day at work.

When I went to leave today, it was chaos! Both babies fussing, crying, clinging to my shirt and not wanting to be put down. I felt horrible for having to leave them like that, but their teachers assured me it would be fine. They both distracted them while I skedaddled out of the room. I guess seeing mommy = time to go home for them. Separation anxiety is starting to sink in, big time.

So, no more lunchtime visits for me. :: (tear) sniff, sniff ::

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lazy Day

We got in this AM from our first road trip *ever* with babies.... we ended up leaving half a day early because the hubs got sick. =( We left at about 10 last night and pulled in at home right at 330am. So, the kiddos were well-rested and slept the entire way home, while mommy and daddy crashed as soon as our feet hit the door. This morning was spent catching up on sleep and munching on Mary Lee donuts and chocolate milk..

and pulling hair...

learning how to share.... or not....

:: points down:: my new favorite picture!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CVS, I freakin' love you! Spent: $32.57 Saved $127.53

I love it when I hit a sale and can rack up on stuff!

Southern Savers is a coupon/savings website I frequent pretty regularly. It outlines the sales and promotions each drugstore and local grocery store has every week and also has clickies to get coupons for items to save even more $$$. I saw today that the Huggies coupons here and here both reset, so I printed some off for my trip today. *both of these links will allow you to print 2 coupons per computer.*

(On the first link, you can click "Huggies Savings Center" on the left hand side and get a few additional coupons on Huggies Pure & Natural diapers and Little Swimmers)

I was checking the comments section under CVS's weekly circular, and saw where some people had mentioned that various CVS's had their Huggies Mega Packs (50-60ct) clearanced for $4.49. I thought, no way, that's rediculously cheap - they are usually $19.99 - must be a fluke.

When I got to the baby section and saw tons of 75% off yellow stickies, I got excited. And for good reason! Here's what I came out with today:

3 packs CVS Ultra Thin Diapers Size 4 (for daycare): $2.24 each
2 packs CVS Ultra Thin Diapers Size 5 (for daycare): $2.24 each
4 packs CVS baby wipes 128ct: $1.32
4 packs CVS baby wipes 192ct: $1.74
1 pack CVS baby wipes 72ct $1.64
3 packs Huggies Little Movers Mega Size 4: $4.49
2 Johnson's Bedtime Wash: $1.49


$1.00 off Johnson's baby product x 2 (paid .49 for each wash)
$3.00 off Huggies Little Movers x 3 (paid 1.49 for each pack)

Total Spent: $32.57

Total Savings: $127.53

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

what a weekend.

We ended up in the ER with Jeffry on Saturday night, and it was not a pleasant experience.

As a matter of fact, I am livid.

(Background - Jeffry had surgery on 4/30 for removal of a duplicate thumb on his left hand, and it had healed beautifully.)

The babies got their six month immunizations on Saturday morning, and Dr. H happened to notice that Jeffry's thumb / incision site looked red. It was swollen a bit and had a little white pustule on the border. She gave him an Rx for Augmentin to cover him in case it was staph - we carried on about our day, going to birthday parties and family get-togethers.

Jeffry started running fever Saturday afternoon, and by 10pm that night, it had spiked to 102.4. I tried not to be that hypochondriac mom that runs to the ER every time my kid sniffles, but he was feeling horrible. His thumb had swollen even more, and the pustule had grown. So we packed up at 10:30 and hit the road.

When the MD in the ER saw him, she drained the abscess and saw the end of a dissolvable suture sticking out - obviously not dissolved. She tugged a little and felt it still attached, so she said she would have to numb his thumb with a little Lidocaine to cut it out.

After numbing him up, she waits ALL OF TEN SECONDS for it to take effect, then goes to digging. My kid is screaming bloody murder on the table, gagging because he's crying so hard, and after a good five minutes of digging around in his wound, the MD says she's going to have to block his thumb so she can get deeper.

So, after another round of Lidocaine, and ANOTHER TEN SECOND WAIT, she makes an "x" shaped incision into his thumb and pulls out a pair of spreaders, so she can see down into the area. By this time, he's bleeding so much she can't see anything, so she has to put a tourniquet on his thumb to stop the bleeding. After five more minutes of digging, she finally gets the suture free and pulls it out.

(I capped the wait times because anyone in the medical field knows you need to wait at least a minute or two for Lidocaine to take effect. Poor baby felt everything they were doing to him.)

After all the "exploration" was done, his hand was bandaged up, splinted, and we were told to call Dr. F, his orthopedist, on Monday. We go home, dose him up with Tylenol with Codeine, and at 2am, crawled into bed together. After everything he had gone through, I felt he needed a good mommy snuggling.

The first thing Dr. F. says when we see him is, "so, they had to put him to sleep again to get the suture out?" Um, no. He was awake the whole time. Screaming. Dr. F. couldn't believe that they would have opened him up that much without at least sedating him somehow. His words were they did it "blindly." Which sounds about right.

I am so mad at myself because as a mom, I didn't speak up. I should have told them to stop, give the meds some time to become effective. But that's the nurse in me, looking back at what I should have done or said. At the time, I was just a mom, concerned for my baby, not thinking about the procedural aspect or the logistics of what was going on.

And, for that, I give my self a sad face. =(

On a lighter note.... we have a sitter!

And because I can't post pics of just one and not the other, Jeffry tearing up the table paper at Dr. F's:

And feeling gooooooood from the pain meds:

(note his little yellow thumb splint - makes my heart ache.)

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