Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Handy Josiah

As you can see, Josiah loves his tools! He will periodically ask me to put his toolbelt on and then will find all the tools that he can to fit in the little slots. He loves the show "Handy Manny" on the Disney Channel and so I jokingly call him Handy Josiah and he thinks that is really funny. Every once in a while he will say "Dos, uno, cinco," which I know is the cue for one of the Handy Manny songs that they sing on the show.

Today, Daddy asked Josiah a series of questions to which we got some rather surprising and creative answers! First he asked him, "Where do the books come from?" and he answered, "The shelf." Then, "Where does Mommy come from?" and the variety of answers he gave were "sleeping," "sitting," and "home." (And of course this is atypical Mommy behavior of late with these twins inside of her...tired, sitting down and at home.) When asked, "Where does Daddy come from?" he said, "Door," as in our bedroom door where Daddy does a lot of work and also has his downtime. When asked, "Where does Uncle Jon come from?" he said, "Work." And most everyone else including Grandpa and Grandma and anyone else I asked him about came from their own homes respectively..."Grandpa's house, Grandma's house, etc."

Oh and lately we have been asking Josiah to say "Hi" to the babies by talking to Mommy's tummy and or giving her tummy a kiss. He used to come say "Hi babies," and kiss my tummy and now when we ask him to do that he says, "No thanks." Perhaps there is a tinge of jealously brewing already?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

3D Baby Boys!!

Hello all, here is the latest on the twins! We found out this morning that most definitely we have two more boys coming our way. The gal said that they can always confirm if they are boys and they both gave us an obvious "boy" shot. They gave us a free 3D image of both of the babies, which we weren't expecting, so I posted those since they were the most photogenic in them!

This one to the left is who they call "Baby A" and the ultrasound technician said that for now this baby (who is on my left side) has "squatting rights" to come out first for the moment! If I remember correctly too this one was estimated to weigh around 11 ounces (normal singleton babies are usually around 10 1/2 ounces at this time).

This baby to the right (who is also on my right side) is who they call "Baby B" and as you can see, he didn't pose as easily for the 3D image picture. However, if you look closely, you can see his head in the upper right and also Baby A's foot right across his head. Apparently, Baby A is a camera hog? Ha ha ha! Baby B was approximated to weigh 14 ounces, so for now he is the bigger of the two.

We were also told that they are both head down, but that can change at anytime. Their heartbeats were both strong and everything looked great. They were moving around a lot and we got to see them kicking each other and such! We joked around that perhaps we have a Boston Red Sox fan and a Yankees fan having it out inside my womb. Ha ha! They doctor said that most likely they are fraternal twins since they have two placentas and their own sacs, but in very rare occurrences identical twins have separate placentas and sacs, so there is still a possibility they are identical. However, we suspect they are fraternal at this point.

We are very excited to see our little boys! We are still working on their names, but will let you know when we have them picked out! The good news is that we have LOTS of boys clothes, so now all we need are tons of diapers, wipes, bottles, and formula (I will be trying to breastfeed also, but we are certain they will need some supplementation at times). We are still working on getting some other gear as well, but hopefully will find some deals at garage sales and such.