Well, the start of the new year was no fun for me. I came down with a respiratory infection and was down for over a week. My mom and Dylan ended up coming to help out for two days, and that was a lifesaver. Poor Todd was basically having to manage on his own otherwise, and it was not good.
But Momma's better now, so life continues as normal again! Joel and Evan are now four months old. That was the big number for us, because now I can put them in daycare-type settings, which means I can take them to the gym for cheap childcare each day! I am really looking forward to being able to swim again, or even just taking a soak in the hot tub each day. That is the plan starting next week-- daily visits to the gym.
Friday we have their four-month checkup. I'm really looking forward to it. We recently changed pediatricians, so this is our first time with this new one (and no, we did not go with the kook we had interviewed, but we are going to that practice.) I'm really anxious to see what the boys measurements are; according to our scale at home, Joel weighs... EIGHTEEN POUNDS! Evan is around 14lbs. They are growing up a storm. Just this week we noticed that their two bottom teeth are showing just below the gumline. And they recently started eating solids! They both LOVE bananas, but those made them a bit constipated, so we switched to pears instead. I received an awesome food processor for Christmas, so now I'm really enjoying making all sorts of baby food for them. I now understand what everyone was saying about how gross the poop gets once they start solids... geez louise that is nasty stuff! (For those wondering, yes, cloth still works out with the poop change. I just line the diaper with a Viva paper towel. It keeps me from having to throw nasties in the washer.)
Todd goes to Spain next week. He and his Dad are really looking forward to their little trip. I'm getting quite jealous about his little vacation; he better bring us back some exciting gifts! The boys and I will be going to stay with family during that time, and I'm looking forward to Nonnie and Poppy and Aunt Jessi really getting to spend some extensive time with the boys. Maybe I can even take a few naps while we're there!
I've been taking pictures when I can, so I'll try to get some new ones up soon. Probably tomorrow, after their appointment.