Nine Months (and One Day) of Twinning

I’m a little ashamed to say that we haven’t taken nine-month pictures on the couch in the boys’ room like we did the first six or seven months of their lives. (No, it’s not the first one we let get by us.) Maybe we’ll get on it tomorrow. Maybe. Probably not. So what’s new with the boys lately? The biggest news is that I found a tooth on Friday. Being babies, Fawkes and Phoenix like sticking just about anything in their mouths and so I have used that fact to check for teeth every morning.When I let Phoenix gum me (and he can gum pretty hard!) onFriday morning I felt what almost felt like a fingernail. There was definitely something …

2018 Halloween Stuff

We’ve had a pretty packed last few days. Milly spent most of Saturday playing with Abigail. They played with toys and dolls, which Milly doesn’t do too much aside from when Abigail comes over (though I like that she does it because it’s good for the imagination and it also shows she’s not totally grown up yet). They played Minecraft for a bit until we chased them off the Xbox and had them play outside. It’s been a little cold lately, but it’s been really nice out since the weekend. We were invited to the Holland Halloween party. Last year Tristen and I went as Chuck and Wilson from Castaway, since her belly was as very volleyball-like at the time. This year Tristen …

Tristen and Her Babies

Did a little photoshoot at Nonny and Pappy’s today and snagged this picture of Tristen and her babies. If you recall, I wrote in a post a few weeks ago where I mentioned that Sam and Berk brought some life-changing news with them. Well, it wasn’t their news they brought. Tristen had been feeling really ill since we were in Rougemont while playing refugees from Hurricane Florence. I even asked her if she thought she might be pregnant, but she didn’t think so because it didn’t feel like it had last time. Besides that, we had to do IVF to get pregnant the last time, so getting pregnant wasn’t something we even thought about. Anyway, she figured she’d check and …

Eight Months of Twinning

Fawkes and Phoenix have been with us for eight months now. Normally on these birthday posts I devote a bunch of time to writing about what the boys are doing these days, but I covered a lot of it a few days ago. I could add, though, that Phoenix is continuing to get better at holding his bottle and both boys are doing a really good job pulling themselves up on things. This morning, Phoenix was on his knees holding himself up against a car seat. The other one was next to it, and he ended up moving from one to the other. I was watching him closely because he looked like he was going to reach out to the second …

Dining Room Demo Day

Today was kind of a tough day, to be honest. It started out as many days where I stayed up late the previous night do, with Tristen getting ready for work, me peeking at her in my half-sleep, and her giving me a kiss as she leaves the room. Well and good so far. Side note: sometimes she doesn’t latch the doorknob when she leaves the room. She shuts the door, but you have to make sure it latches or the cat, Magic, can open it, which is what happened this morning. I was cognizant enough this morning to pull the sheets over my head and make sure my hands weren’t poking out. If anything had been uncovered he’d have …