Monday, October 31, 2011

From the Nursery Window

From the nursery window I've watched the world go by.
I've seen barren trees, brown and dull, grow beautiful green leaves, so lush and full.
The tree nearest the window was lifeless and dull, then it grew whirlybird seeds and aspen shaped leaves.
I've heard the wind howl, watched the rain pour down the window, and marveled at the lightening on the      horizon and jumped at the sound of thunder over head.
Flowers have come and gone.
I've told time by the fireflies dancing in the air.
I've laughed at the robins hopping across the street.
Sunrises have made me smile and reminded me of the blessings that are all around.
The leaves are turning now and leaving with the wind.
Soon the white stuff will start to fall and from the nursery window I will give thanks for the blessings that fill my home.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from my family to yours!

My 2 little lambs, Jillian and Britian

 my Dorothy, my clone trooper, and my Army man 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Recent Pictures

I know it has been a while since I posted new pictures of the girls and for that I am sorry. I know you all understand though that life is far from slow and boring in our house. The girls continue to grow, delight, and develop everyday. In a few days the girls will have a high risk doctors appointment. As always they will get weighed and assessed for their overall growth and development according to their adjusted age which is about 6.5 months.

In my last update I mentioned that the girls were battling their first cold virus. Well, it is still lingering. Thankfully they seem to be pulling through it and are on the tail end of the fight. Poor Jillian got it the worst and for a while there it was really affecting her appetite and growth. I definitely noticed a halt to her weight gain for about a week. Thankfully though she is back to her normal eating habits and for the most part is keeping the majority of her bottles and solids down despite her periods of reflux. I will of course update with their new weights and overall development after our appointment early next week.

Britian @ 8 months

Jillian @ 8 months

My 2 smily girls; Jillian and Britian

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Battling Their First Cold Virus

3 weeks ago I took the girls to their first group setting which included other little kids. Our homeschool group was having a co-op class so I stayed with the twins and my 4 year old in the nursery while my older boys wen to class. Wouldn't you know, Brit caught a cold and then generously gave it to Jillian. The girls were doing good fighting off the virus until a few days ago. Yesterday I decided to take them to the pediatrician to make sure they didn't have an ear or sinus infection. Thankfully both girls have clear ears but Brit's lungs were a bit hoarse and Jillian is beyond congested (which I could already tell). It is always so hard watching your little baby struggle with a cold. Hopefully the girls will be on the mend soon, I am ready for them to start sleeping at night without waking up coughing every few minutes.