Friday, September 19, 2008

How twins changed our lives!

This is to give you an idea of what a day in the life with twins is like.
6:00am babies wake to eat and Dustin gets up to go to the Gym
7:30am Kyla wakes up and comes into my room to wake me up and Dustin usually gets home not too long after
8am Breakfast and Dustin leaves for work. Usually the babies are still sleeping so I do the dishes from the night before, I don't do the dishes in the evenings cuz that is time I like to spend with Dustin and I don't want to waste that time cleaning
8:30-9amish Jayci and Presley wake up and lately when I go in their room I peek in their bed and they look up at me with these huge grins, it makes my morning when I see that. So we change bums, feed both, burp both, bath both and get dressed. Then I put them both in the swings and they go back to sleep. I play with Kyla, sometimes shower, or call Kristy. We usually talk at least every other day. I love her.
10:00 Kyla mid-morning snack (she gets grouchy when she is hungry, kind of like her dad! ;)
11:30 start thinking about lunch and what to make
12:00 feed Kyla lunch and change babies bums and feed. I'll do one first if one is waking before the other. I don't usually feed them together, I can and if they are both hungry and I will but I like feeding one at a time, it's more of a bonding time.
12:30 Kyla's naptime and the babies usually go back to sleep too, most of the time one of them stays awake and it's very rare when all three are sleeping, so I enjoy more that ever this time! I clean, shower, make phone calls, go on the computer, or sometimes only like once a month lay on the couch and nap or just rest. I LOVE that time! Oh and I eat lunch around this time finally.
2:30ish Kyla wakes up change her bum and I give her a snack then the babies usually wake up too and I chaneg their bums and feed them too.
3:30 start planning or getting dinner ready
4:30 make sure dinner is pretty close to being done cuz I know the babies will be hungry around 5ish
5:00 rush time, get dinner finished, get kyla dished up and then once again do the baby routine of changing bums and feeding.
6:00 Dustin gets home, eats and showers...oh ya somewhere in all this I eat too, usually when Dustin eats cuz the babies are all settled again and Kyla is happy. Clean up supper and tidy the kitchen
7:30 bath time for Kyla, Dustin usually baths her cuz he plays with her forever and then he gets her dressed and plays with her for a bit. She loves when Dustin gives her attention and I think he loves it just as much as she does.
8:00 babies get changed and eat again and Dustin gets Kyla ready for bed, teeth brushed, read a book, prayers, and tucked in
8:30 Kyla's in bed and babies are fully awake, they usually stay awake from the time dinner is getting ready till bedtime. Dustin and I usually play with a baby and see what is on TV that night, which we rarely get to watch cuz the babies always need something. This is a crazy time cuz the babies are wanting attention so nothing gets done cuz we each have one.
10:30 get the changed into sleepers and take them up to our room. I feed them in our room cuz they know that it's bedtime since i've fed them in there since they were born before bed. I feed one at a time, and Dustin burps them and puts them in their bed
11:30 they are finally in their room in their crib asleep and we get to go get ready for bed and maybe have some together time until I am to tired to even talk and I usually fall asleep...poor Dustin
But that is our day. Not too bad eh? We are very lucky to have such good babies. Of course not every day is the same but that's the jyst(sp?) of it. They usually sleep the entire night until 6am to eat then they go back to bed until "real" morning. I have figured out what I hate to do and thats do dishes and fold laundry. I don't mind doing the laundry but I hate folding it cuz there are so many little things to fold like sleepers, onesies, baby cloths, etc. People usually wonder what it's like with twins and now you all know. I will try and keep this up and let you know as the girls grow, what changes we have. I think this blog is going to be more of a journal for me until we get a new computer cuz I can't upload pictures, sorry. I do put some on facebook every once in a while but until then....enjoy!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Well I hate not having a computer that works, I can't upload any pictures lately and I'll be surprised if this even works. We are hopefully getting a new one in the next couple months. This summer has gone by pretty quickly. Not too much has happened we just took our first holiday last week and went to Taber and Cardston to see the families. We also got the babies blessed in Cardston on the Sunday. We decided to do a small family blessing after church in the releif society room and it was amazing. I am so glad we did it like that. It was so much more personal and spiritual. We had about 30 people there and it was great. We headed back to mom and dad's after for a light supper and it was so much fun. We were originally planning on blessing them in July when Presley went into the hospital so we had to wait until now. They looked adorable in their dresses and I loved them. I wanted something plain but cute and a little different from eachother so they were perfect. I hope I can upload some pictures on here but I doubt it. We also got to see Brandon and Kristy's little baby Gavin. He is a cutie and it is so weird seeing Kristy as a mom and also having a boy in the family. He is the first boy in our family, it's just to bad they live in Oregon cuz we will hardly get to see him. Distance sucks when you grow up and get married. I'm glad our move here is only temporary only cuz I miss being around my family. I do really like it up here in Fort Mcmurray, anything anyone has ever said bad about up here is wrong cuz we love it. The ward is great, the people are great and you have everything you need up here. We live in a great community and Dustin has an amazing job. We are really happy. So our luck has sort of taken a turn for the better, we rented out our Condo finally and the couple is great that moved in, they are newlyweds so it was perfect for them. We did have one tiny little thing happen, ok it was a big stupid thing. While we were on holidays Dustin's mom and I and the kids went into Lethbridge to do some running around, well our first stop was the wrong place and we came back out into the van and it wouldn't start, yup it broke down. Luckily we were in the parking lot of Canadian Tire. But we had to call and tow company to take our van into the garage of canadian tire, we had to pay $50 for a tow truck to get it around the stupid corner. Anyways it ended up costing $1000.00 to fix our van. Yup we have good luck eh? ha well it could of been worse, we could of been on the highway in the middle of nowhere while we stopped to feed the babies. I guess I just try and look at the bright side of our crappy situations! haha. Well we are back home and happy now and are starting to get ready for Christmas...well thinking of what to get everyone. I realized I need to start planning a lot sooner than I have been especially with how big our family is getting. Well that's a little update on our life lately and i'll try to get more on later, as you see I have one busy life!! But I do love it!