Monday, January 25, 2010


We totally lucked out for the last few months having the Gibson's nanny, Niki, temporarily watch the babies while Laura was on maternity leave. The timing worked out perfectly. We needed someone in November, but I had not yet had the time to search for someone more permanently and Niki was looking for temporary work.

Well, I just can not say enough nice things about Niki. She was amazing with the babies and very quickly fit in with us. I felt completely at ease leaving the babies in her care and she just showed so much love for them. I loved how excited she was to see them each week. I'm so glad I will be able to keep in touch with Niki and have her see the kids since she will continue to nanny for the Gibsons. They are a lucky family to have her! Thank you Matt and Laura for sharing. Niki, we can't thank you enough. The babies (and I) miss you already!

Having Niki with us over the last few months enabled me to take the time to search for the right person to watch the babies on a permanent basis three days a week. We were lucky enough to find Bridget who we know will be a wonderful nanny. She was over today to learn the ropes and starts tomorrow.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Baby Food Update

We're two weeks in to rice cereal and oatmeal and just about to introduce some fruits and veggies. Tessa has taken a bit longer to get used to eating solid food than Max. I'm not surprised at all, but it took him about two days to figure it out. Now, I can't get it in his mouth fast enough! He loves it. I think Tessa likes the whole experience more than the food itself. She loves sitting in her chair. She smiles and opens wide when the spoon comes in her direction, takes the food in her mouth and then promptly spits most of it back out. She's eating a little more day by day and definitely likes oatmeal more than rice cereal.

I think I'll give butternut squash a try this weekend. It might sound like I'm crazy, but I am going to try making their food myself at first and see if can keep it up for a while. I like the idea of fresh fruits and veggies going into their system, but mainly I'm trying to save some pennies. We'll see how it goes!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Baby Update

The babies will be 5 months old in a couple of days!! We just had our 4 month dr. visit this past Monday and it was an excellent visit. Max is 15.5 pounds and Tessa is just about 13 pounds! We knew Max was doing just fine in the weight department (he's a little piggy), but were concerned about Tessa's weight gain in the beginning. This visit showed a really good jump in weight and we can tell she's got a much better appetite.

Speaking of food, we got the green light to start them on rice cereal! The big day is tomorrow. We're breaking out the booster seats, bibs and baby spoons. Let the fun begin!

Both Max and Tessa are smiling all the time, laughing, getting in lots of play time with their toys and they are really good sleepers!!!!! Max is a chatterbox. Tessa is a little quieter, but a good tickle can get her laughing pretty hard.

They are so much fun! We're loving every minute of it! Here's a few pics to enjoy.