Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 2011

Hello from our family of five. Kate is writing this blog with Abram in the Moby (sling). Things have been delightfully busy this month. Let's see, what's new... Kate's sister Jackie moved in with us and has been a huge help with the babies and Judah. Judah loves having his Aunt Jackie around for crafts and walks and all sorts of fun.
Abram and Vera are both doing well. I don't have any current weights to share because I stopped stressing out about their growth a few weeks ago. At last check Abram was about 2 pounds heavier than Vera and I can tell you without concrete numerical data that trend has continued. He is in a larger size of clothes and diapers than she is. I call him my tank. Vera is holding her own though. She's my little ladybird. After a rough first few weeks of getting tired during nursing and needing bottles she joined the power nurser club.
They are 8 weeks old today and we've had a few glimpses of smiles here and there for the past couple of days. They can both easily hold their heads up for long periods of time. Ah, the sleep question... everyone wants to know "Are you getting any sleep?" The answer is YES!!! We are sleeping much more than we were with Judah at this age. It comes in little intervals, but its there.
Judah is doing amazingly well. I am absolutely pleasantly surprised by his transition to big brother of two babies. He is caring and empathetic. Whenever one is crying he runs for a pacifier. He sings ABCs to them as well. He is also totally into doing is own thing. He likes bike rides, playing trains, and is starting to pretend. This is a totally adorable stage. I didn't think I would like anything past 2 as much as 2. I LOVE 2! But 3 is delightful. Watching his imagination at work is awesome. He can type his name on the computer.
Kate returns to work the week of Thanksgiving. Shelby is still working a couple of shifts a week at New Seasons. Jackie has a part-time job at a bakery.
Hope you are well out there!!
The following pictures are not in any real order, we aren't expert bloggers.

Abram and Aunt Jackie - 7weeks

Vera 7 weeks

We love this picure - sweet chaos of our recent additions.

Pumpkin carving

Vera 5 weeks

Abram and Vera -1 week or so

Vera and Abram 1 week or so

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our newest family members...

On August 31st, 2011 at 8:44pm and 8:55pm our new babies were born.
Kate delivered both of them beautifully, it was quite impressive.
Abram Roman was first at 6lbs 7oz and 19", followed by Vera Katherine at 5lbs 12oz and 18".
We came home from the hospital on Friday night and have been recovering, getting used to every 3 hour feedings, and celebrating Judah's 3rd birthday.
Here are a few pictures...

I'm three!

Abram and Vera with mom.

Abram and Vera.

Abram sleeping adorably.

It's your birthday!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The twins at 28 weeks

Baby Boy

Baby Boy profile

Baby B

Judah's July - A photo essay.

The best part about making whipped cream.

Happy Birthday America!

It's dark, were tired, and this is going to be loud.


Laid Back...

Great Grandpa George and Judah playing frisbee.

"I want to listen to babies' hearts."

International Rose Garden - July 22nd!?

"I found this slide!"

I see you!

"Dad give me the camera. Sit right here. Put feet here."

" I can do adorable"

"Dad, say 'cheese!"

He insisted on a profile shot.

Good thing he was well fed.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Our camera was lost so we have a gap in pictures. We go a new one today. Hope you enjoy.

On the trampoline.

Judah on his "New, new, new big bike!"

25 weeks and 3 days.

These photos are from June 3rd. Kate had an ultrasound in the morning. That afternoon Shelby was a groomsmen in Stacy and Chris' wedding. Judah was not having his little suit, but once he got to the reception he just wanted to dance all night.

Top two photos of the girl. Bottom photo is the boy.

Top two photos the boy. Bottom photo is the girl.

Kate is amazing. She has been managing call shifts that have been all nighters (lots of recouping the next day). We are starting to think about where we want the babies' furniture and how we want to set things up.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

20 weeks and growing

Hello all. We had our 20 week ultrasound this past Friday and got a look at some super cute baby humans! Everyone appears perfectly healthy and happy in there. They move a lot. I'll be having an ultrasound every 4 weeks or so. I'll update as cute pictures arrive. Thanks for all the support!

Baby B

Baby A holding its little hand up to its forehead.

Baby A in a ball.

Monday, April 18, 2011

17 week ultrasound

These are the two best head shots. Baby A sits lower and Baby B is higher.

More to come in May!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is Here 2011

Hello all! So sorry we haven't updated the blog in, well, almost a year. Yikes! Instead of recapping the past 9 months I'll just hit the high points.
We moved!! We have been living it up as Oregon City residents for one whole month now. We now live just 2 blocks from Kate's work which is pretty much amazing. She walks to work everday and is able to come home for lunches occasionally. The house is twice as big as our old place. Judah loves it. He keeps saying, "new house - happy" which is pretty darned cute.
Come to that, Judah is just freakin cute. We love this stage. Even the tantrums are tolerable because of how awesome he is the remainder of the time. He says hilarious things; for instance when we put a napkin in his shirt so he could eat soup sans spillage on shirt he instantly said, "a front cape!" Judah is now 2.5 years old. He loves to ride his bike and be outside in general. He also loves having his nails painted and glittering. He's well rounded :)
We found Ronald, our dog, a nice new home that is a way better fit for him.
As for other news.... Kate is pregnant. Expecting in September 2011, just like Judah. We are thrilled, of course.
Here are some pics of the new house and our gorgeous boy. Take care all!!!
Shelby, Kate, and Judah

Our one day of snow this year!

Tunnel time

This happened spontaneously, I promise

New house living room

Judah in his room with his trains

Kitchen, clearly

The outside of the house on the snow day