Sunday, February 18, 2007

Febuary 18th

PSA: I will stop apologizing for not updating more .. I realize that i am starting to sound like a broken record. I’ll just say this and hope you all understand … “I have twins.”

Okay .. now on to the updates.

The girls are growing up so fast it scares me. Kaelin loves to dance, karate kick her leg (complete with the obligatory “hiiiyaah!”), and is talking up a storm. She is way ahead of her age as far as that is concerned .. already has about 40 words in her vocabulary .. quite the overachiever. She laughs at everything and is an extremely laid back, ‘go with the flow’ kind of girl.

Reese has started to talk more and more and has also started to use more sign language which is adorable. She loves to “sing” along to songs she knows .. her favorites being “Twinkle Twinkle” and the theme song from her Signing Times DVD. She is our runner .. which when you witness her actually take off you can’t help but wonder if she is truly meaning to move that fast or if her feet just go and the rest of her gets pulled along for the ride. She most certainly gets her grace from her momma!
She has THE most infectious smile that will light up any room.

We signed the girls up for Gymboree classes a while back. They LOVE it there. Reese is all about climbing and trying to imitate the older kids, while Kaelin will go up and down the slide endless times and chase the boys around the room. We got the premium package which means that we can come and go for any of the classes, at any of the locations, instead of being tied down to just one day/time .. which is a neccessity in my opinion when you have twins. This way we can just pick up and go as the mood strikes. We are also allowed to go to two free play times during the week where they can just play on the equiptment on their own.

I also signed the girls up for .. gulp .. SCHOOL!!! Well, okay .. not really “school” but a one day a week Mother’s Morning Out type thing starting in August. I’m ALREADY a mess about it. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like to leave them there on Fridays from 9 to 12. Luckily, my sister’s little boy, Cooper, will be in their class so A)They will know someone there .. and B) Mommy will have Katie to drag her out and calm her down at Starbucks. I already forsee that the days when I don’t have Katie to keep me sane during that time I’ll most likely be hanging out in the bushes outside the window .. not good.

On a brighter note, the class looks amazing. It’s a great school .. there are families that drive from other parts of the city just to get their kids in classes there and they have a great reputation. The girls class will have two teachers and only 6 or 7 kids. They will have circle time, stories, art projects, playground time .. blah blah blah … big fun. I think it will be good for them .. and will also start to prepare them for a prek program in the future. There is a Montessori school right next to our subdivision that looks great for that .. I will be taking a tour soon to make sure it is a good fit for them. Crazy how early you have to start the ball rolling when it comes to all of this. I had no idea!

We have been dealing with some mystery illness here for the past two weeks. Kaelin has a strange rash on her stomach and an obnoxiously runny nose. No idea what’s causing it. No fever so I wasn’t that concerned .. started looking into allergic reactions to foods and household cleaners .. normally I am a tad over the top about organic stuff .. but it ocurred to me that I had cleaned the rug in the family room with some Resolve High Traffic Foam a few weeks back after the girls threw up (at the same time! Gotta love twins!!) on it and the smell … ick. SO .. now I’m keeping her to a diet of “safe” foods and have taken the rug out to see if she gets better (and keeping me fingers crossed that she doesn’t start walking in circles due to her brain being poisoned by carpet cleaner!!)
Last night she woke up at 11:45 and threw up. Poor thing. She got to sleep in bed with Mommy and Daddy after that. At 1 am she threw up again. Not fun. I called the pediatrician and set up an appointment for tomorrow for them to look at her and see if they can figure out what’s going on. I’m fairly certain that we’ll get the usual “hmm .. I don’t know .. that could be anything” response .. but giving it a try anyway. Nothing like seeing your little one suffering through something and not being able to help. Of course, in the grand scheme of things, I’ll take this over what some parents have to go through .. so I suppose we’re some of the lucky ones!!

Here’s hoping we have a puke free night and can get more than three hours of sleep!!

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