Monday, July 26, 2010

Four months old today!

Today Benjamin and Asher turned four months old.  That is one-third of a year!  This is one of the pictures I took today, and miraculously, both boys are smiling.  I don't think it is a flattering picture of Asher because he looks chunky and in reality he is very thin.

We had a pretty good day today.  The weather was nicer, so we went out for a walk in the morning before a friend of mine came to visit.  She visited from about 10:30 to 1:30, which was the most difficult time with the babies, and I was so grateful for her help!  Then from about 1:30 to 4 we worked on nap time.  It was a lot of back and forth, with one baby up, then back down, then the other baby up and then back down... It was not both of them napping for a solid period, so I wasn't able to nap, do any work, or pump.  But I still appreciated the relative quiet.

In the evening, I cooked dinner with Benjamin in the Moby wrap, and Asher in the kitchen in his high chair.  I try to explain a lot of what I am doing as I go, and I told them that they'll be cooking as soon as they can walk!  While I was cooking, Eric had a video chat with his parents so they saw the boys and Benjamin gave a few of his beautiful smiles.  We had a nice dinner all four of us (somewhat interrupted for me by breastfeeding Asher), and then went for a walk in the pleasant weather.  While we were walking, I commented to Eric how few people we saw on the streets given how nice an evening it was.  Right after saying that, we looked up a side street and saw a woman with a twin stroller!  So we changed direction and went to meet her.
She has fraternal twin daughters who are 1 week older than our boys!  She was also on bed rest for 3 months before going to 38 weeks with her babies.  She had a matching stroller in red.  We had a lot in common with our pregnancy experiences.  I was so excited to meet another twin mommy in the neighborhood, and now I have her phone number.  Hopefully we will have play time with our babies soon.

Eric also got me a gift of the Wii Fit today.  This is good, since it is clear to me that I will not have time to go to the gym for a while, and I don't want to pay a sitter to be here while I exercise.  I hope I like it.  I just got on it and it told me I am overweight, so I guess I have my work cut out for me!


  1. Becca- Chunky babies are good, it means they are healthy. :) That is so awesome you met a twin mommy in the neighborhood. The weather has been amazing- enjoy it. I know I have been falling back on my 5K pledge BTW- it's been too damn hot!

  2. Hi Becca,
    The boys are soooooo cute! Give them each a kiss for me.