July 28, 2009

So annoyed!

I get home from being out of town for 1 1/2 weeks to a leak in our house. THe bathroom is flooded and the girls' carpet is soaking. We call the landlord who precedes to tell us that it is probably a leak in the supply line b/c someone had driven a screw through the pipe. So instead of fixing it when it happened he waited for a problem to arise. So frustrating. Well, when the plumber comes out it ends up being worse than we thought. There is water under the kitchen and bathroom floors. Like when you step on it water comes through. The landlord calls the insurance company and apparently doesn't have coverage for pipe leaks. So he sends his wife's uncle over and he tells me that he is just going to redo the grout b/c that's why the water is coming through. Ummm... NO. Regardless of the grout water shouldn't be under the tile. So here we go again where they are just trying to mask the problem instead of fixing it. I just want to move! Preferably to Fort Worth but I guess I'll have to settle for somewhere else in Abilene for now...

July 14, 2009

4 months and growing… SLOWLY!

I’m a few weeks behind but the girls are 4 months old! We had their check-up and shots a couple weeks back and the Dr. says they are happy & healthy! He even gave us the go ahead to try rice cereal. The girls aren’t quite ready for that but we will keep working at it. Let’s talk about Kinley!

Kinley is 8 lbs 13 oz and 23 ½ inches long. She seems like she will be our child of extremes! She can be so, so happy but she is also a lot harder to get calmed down once she is upset. Her cry is so sweet. Sometimes we just let her cry a little longer b/c it is so pathetic. Something else we want to make sure Kinley NEVER forgets… she is SO gassy. People often comment on how her toots and burps sounds very manlike! I know she will love me forever for putting this in print.

Things about Kinley

·         Wears newborn clothes

·         Not sleeping through the night

·         Loves the activity mat

·         Great bottle-feeder, not as great breast-feeder

·         Coos a little

Now Ansley! Ansley is 9 lbs 11 oz and 24 inches long. She is MOSTLY laid back. She definitely has her moments but typically is pretty easy. Her cry is not quite as sweet. It’s definitely an attention getter! Whenever you here that cry, people have quickly figured out to take her outside. She absolutely loves being outside. We have played in the pool several times this summer and she just likes relaxing in the sun. Ansley has become very interested in her hands. When she can’t get to her paci she is sucking hard on her hands. She is also still spitting up like crazy. Mommy and every other person who holds her are definitely ready for that stage to be over!

Things about Ansley

·         Wears newborn clothes

·         Not sleeping through the night

·         Loves the swing

·         Great breast-feeder, not as great bottle-feeder

·         Coos a lot. Starting to be our little talker

·         She loves TV

They have now begun to notice each other and that is so fun. I’m not sure what they think about the other yet but I can see the friendship growing every day. It is one of the most amazing things when they are nursing together and they just stare at each other. I love that they will always have one another and I hope they never take it for granted. Believe it or not people still get them confused. I don’t know how you can mix them up. Maybe in pictures but in person it still shocks me when people get it wrong. Aunt Jen really has some work to do! LOL. All the girls’ cousins absolutely love them. Audrey and Reagan love getting kisses from Kinley or Kinsley if you are asking Audrey! They are also beginning to “talk” to us. I can’t explain how proud I am of them. Just listening to their sweet coos has become the highlight of Jason’s days & mine.