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There’s Nothing Worse Than Twins with Acid Reflux, Part 1

There’s Nothing Worse Than Twins with Acid Reflux, Part 1

“There’s nothing worse than having twins with GERD.”  That’s what our gastroenterologist said to me at our first visit.  Thanks for the encouragement doc. Kaitlyn and Ava were diagnosed with  GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) in January. Here’s the tale of our journey of colicky nights, incessant crying, plus tips to survive.  Six months later our … Continue reading

Friday Family Photos: The Kaitlyn Crawl

Friday Family Photos: The Kaitlyn Crawl

Kaitlyn’s on the move this week perfecting her crawl.  She started out rocking back and forth on all fours, and she now varies between a breaststroke movement to using her feet to push her forward motion. Here are Kaitlyn and Ava lounging in the backyard. Ava in our backyard looking up at the trees. Many … Continue reading

Friday Family Photos

Friday Family Photos

Kaitlyn’s first teeth came in this week, her bottom two. Unfortunately, it’ll be  difficult to capture them on camera until they are more than little buds. The girls spent the day swimming at Pop and Gram’s house.  Here they are drying off before going down for their afternoon nap. Ava, left, and Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn’s Raspberries: Stop a Baby From Spitting Food

Kaitlyn’s Raspberries: Stop a Baby From Spitting Food

rasp·ber·ry (raz-ber-ee). noun. a derisive or contemptuous sound made by vibrating the extended tongue and the lips while exhaling. Recently, my clever Kaitlyn discovered her ability to blow raspberries.  Her favorite time to perform? Lunch. The Problem. Her fun and amusement while eating causes a big mess, on her and me.  So, how do I … Continue reading

A Fast and Furious 6 Months

A Fast and Furious 6 Months

Our bundles of joy Kaitlyn and Ava are 6 months this week.  How fast and furious this precious time flies. Both recognize their names and are already eating baby food. Very quickly, we have watched their little personalities emerge. Kaitlyn, our firstborn by one minute, is an independent self-starter.  She wakes up every morning around … Continue reading

Ava’s Acid Reflux

Ava’s Acid Reflux

Sweet Ava has had a not so sweet 2 weeks of acid reflux, aka colic.  Our poor little girl has endured a gassy stomach so much that we have to hold her upright in a sitting position just to prevent her painful spasms.  Her suffering has lead to endless hours of crying, day and night, … Continue reading

I Was That Big?

I Was That Big?

How quickly I forgot how big I was before giving birth to Kaitlyn and Ava on Dec. 13.  I gained 40% of my pre-preggo weight, so my talented friend Lindsay Vallas came to our home to document our pre-baby lives.  These photos were taken at 33 weeks, just 10 days before the girls came into … Continue reading

The Big Gun: Magnesium Sulfate

The Big Gun: Magnesium Sulfate

30 weeks update. At my Monday follow-up (29 weeks, 4 days) my cervix dropped from 1.8 cm to 1.4 cm.  Couple that with a contraction every 4 to 6 minutes, my OB was ready to whip out the big gun magnesium sulfate stop my contractions.  As intimidating as it sounds, I’ll endure any treatment to … Continue reading

Project Nursery: Ready, Aim, Fire!

Project Nursery: Ready, Aim, Fire!

Planning a twin nursery is quite a challenge when you are on best rest.  I can assuredly say with some creativity, it is possible.  Armed with my trusty laptop, a wifi connection, and my sweet friends Rhonda Powell and Dana Nowell who can sew, run to fabric shops, or any other shopping, we were able … Continue reading