Jameson listening to his favourite song by Depeche Mode, "Enjoy the Silence" LOL! OK ... let me explain! He can't hear anything through these headphones. In fact, they are meant to block out loud sounds. We bought them for the boys because we like to go to festivals in the summer, which tend to be very loud. We wanted to make sure we were protecting their fragile little ears. Anyway, Jameson loves his headphones. Wanna know why? He doesn't have to hear Jackson scream his head off! Do they make these for adults? :)
If this isn't a pretty pout, then I don't know what is! We started feeding the boys little pieces of bread and they just love gobbling it up! Not sure why Jax gave me this pout. Maybe it was because I was too busy taking photos of him when I should have been praising him for being able to feed himself these tiny morsels of goodness with two fingers!
Some people think raising twins is just like raising one baby. Well, I'll reserve my true opinion on that right now because I don't want to piss anyone off, but I will say this ... it is NOT the same (and yes, I've been alone for extended periods of time with one baby and it's not the same). It's twice the work. It's twice the expense. It's twice the diapers ... twice the poop! Twice the food and formula... twice the spitup (oh the spitup)! Twice the runny noses ... twice the sleepless nights. Oh, I could go on. Even with Wes around to help, we are always caring for a baby! But it's also twice the joy and, without a doubt, twice the love, so we wouldn't have it any other way!
I thought I'd post this video so you can hear what two babies sound like on a daily basis. Although this video shows you twin chaos, it also shows you twin delight. Enjoy!
PS: Monkey makes a guest appearance in this video!
It's just a question of time ... a great Depeche Mode song and the perfect way to sum up what the boys are going to do very soon ... crawl! Our household is going to be extremely busy with two busy bees! Can't wait! :)
Another pic of our boys after their first haircut! And what a shot! Jackson is showing his love for Jameson, which is a welcome change from the hair pulling that normally happens when we put these two together! :)
And what do you do with an 8 month old? Well, we took our boys to get their first haircut because their hair was out of control!
Jackson was a total trooper. He sat still and loved every minute of it (thank goodness, he had a lot of hair)! Jameson, on the other hand, was anxious and all over the place. He fidgeted the entire time so it was clear that he didn't like having his hair cut at all (although the pics say otherwise). Oh well .. they left the salon looking like little men! How cute are they!
So, apparently, this is the age where babies love to explore ... and how do they explore? With their mouth! It doesn't matter what they touch, it goes straight in their mouth, so we have to be very careful with what they get access to these days ...
Who knew bongo's were so tasty!
What do they love putting in their mouth the most, you ask? Asides from their feet, they love putting their lovey's in their mouth. And I have to tell you, it's so gross! A friend told us that we should get the boys day loveys and that his son loved Spunky the Dog. We couldn't find Spunky so we settled on something that was very close, and named him Ralphie! Problem is, they are always chomping on its ears and tail. Sometimes, I swear I can ring out Ralphie's ears with saliva. I can't tell you how nasty that is. Yet, they still love sticking it in their mouths, even when it's soaking wet! I'll never understand this! I can be a big flirt and I love to kiss (like who doesn't) but wet kisses and ratty ol' chewed up dog ears ... uhhh no thanks, I'll pass! :)
Yee Haw! Drool away boys ... drool away! These new bandana inspired bibs should do the trick! These bibs came from Vancouver and they rock! They don't ruin their outfits although it appears that Jameson would much rather be naked with only his bib on! ;)
The boys surprised me with a trip to the spa for ValentinesDay! How sweet! I got a spa manicure and pedicure done, which was great, because I got pampered for about three hours! Ahh .. it was heavenly and so relaxing! I came home looking and feeling rejuvenated. But I missed my boys a lot and was so happy to see them once I got home! I am a truly blessed twin mama! :)
Doncha wanna just pinch those cheeks? Umm theirs not mine! :)
Jackson and Jameson occupy most of my day. So household chores like laundry get tossed to the side. I friggin hate laundry. And I hate cleaning. This picture just stresses me out. This is a month's worth of sheets and towels, which was done in 3-4 loads. Please don't hate on me. Yikes!! Anyway, I thought ... why not have some fun with it! Jameson seemed to enjoy it :)
"And I ran. I ran so far away. And I ran. I ran to get away. Couldn't get away" (Flock of Seagulls) ... more like, "Couldn't get away from Daddy styling my hair after my bath"!! Ughhh! Note to self, do not let Wesley style their hair!! Clearly, he's reliving the 80's through Jameson's hair (and he doesn't even drink Diet Pepsi)!
Thought this was the most adorable thing ever ... I normally don't advocate talking while you're in the middle of a good chew BUT this was a big exception to that rule! This is Jameson by the way having his first real babble back in January of this year.
The boys are 7.5 months already! I can't believe it. And I can't believe how many times I say that I can't believe how big they're getting. How fast they're growing. How much they're changing (tear). I look at their beautiful faces and life flashes before my eyes. I remember my childhood and those carefree years ...
I remember how much I yearned to be older. I used to sneak in my parent's closet. I used to wear this dress my mother had. It was white and fluffy. I'd take one of her bras and stuff it with oranges wishing one day for a nice big shiny chest to call my own. Little did I know that I'd get my wish ... and it sucked! Thank God for plastic surgeons! I also used to wear my mum's heels and lipstick. I used to dream in the mirror. And now I look at my sons' and can't help but see the next 20 years flash before my eyes. I can see them graduate from high school. I can see their first crush, their first love. I can see how handsome they'll be on their wedding day.
We can teach our children to embrace their childhood, but nothing I say or do will make them realise how precious their little lives are. How important they are to me. To Wesley. They are without a doubt, our pride and joy, and I feel so lucky to know them. I feel honoured that they look at me and call me mum. OK, they may not necessarily say "mum" yet. It's more like "maaauummmmm", followed by "ba ba da da ga ga" but I'll take it anyday!
Here's to parenthood and all the wonderful things that lie ahead for our lives together as a family! The journey has just begun! :)
Our boys are sitting up on their own now! And they had so much fun interacting with one another while we tested out our new Pentax K200D. They are also trying very hard to crawl. They love being on their tummies. They arch their bums in the air. They roll. They get on their knees. It's so cute to watch! Jackson is especially funny to watch. He gets into a "push up" position but ends up pushing himself backwards! It's only a matter of time now! Where did my little babies go?
OK, you have to admit, our boys are so rock n roll ... and they love spending time together! If they're not clawing each other's eyes out, they are the best of friends! And check it out, they're starting to look more and more alike .... hmmm!!! Doncha just love their onesies and baby legs! :)