Milly, Ant-Man, and the Wasp

First let me say that Fawkes and Phoenix slept very well last night. There was a little fussing around 11, a feeding at 12:30, then nothing else until almost 5:00. The non-feeding incidents required no more than putting a pacifier back in Phoenix’s mouth and setting him back up on his boppy. And then at about 6:15 this morning Tristen found him fully out of his sleepsuit and turned completely around, with his feet up on the boppy. In light of that, we’re taking away the sleepsuits tonight and replacing them with footy pajamas to see how they do. So far I’ve had to go into the room to settle Phoenix down four times, and it’s not even 10:30 yet. …

Milly Dotsey and the Order of the Phoenix

I think it took about a year, but Milly finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday. I think she sped up because she wants some new headphones and I told her I’d get her some if she finished by Wednesday. There was also a lot of action at the end of the book, and I could tell from watching her read it that she was enjoying it. Since she finished the book we watched the movie last night. Tristen joined us for about half of it, but she faded out and went to bed after a bit. Milly, Fawkes, Phoenix, and I were going to take a walk to the store at the end of the street yesterday morning, which, according to Google Maps, …

Five Months of Twinning

Note that this was started around the time the boys actually turned five months old, which is two weeks after this post is being finished. Fawkes and Phoenix entered our lives in the opening hours of one Saturday morning five months ago. So what’s going on with them and our lives these days? What’s it like having five-month-old twin boys? Let’s start with sleep, since that’s what everyone always asks about. They’re still not sleeping through the night, but they are getting better. We wake them up for their dream feed between midnight and 1:00. They’re getting to be pretty good about not waking up before that, though one of them (usually Phoenix) is usually restless somewhere between 11:10 and …

Jackson Week

My nephew, Jackson, came to stay with us this past week. Addy, his sister, had a dance competition in Myrtle Beach so my sister, Andra, brought them here from Gastonia last Friday and stayed the night before heading on down to Myrtle Beach, the car one person lighter. On Saturday, Laura and Craig brought us a magnolia tree to plant in honor of the birth of Fawkes and Phoenix. If I had my druthers we’d have gotten rid of the pine trees in the front yard and planted it in place of one of those. They’re very large trees though, meaning they’d be pretty expensive, resulting in them still being there. And as a result of that, the tree was …