Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December, already?!

I can't believe that it is already December! Seems crazy. I am slowly working on decorating the house for Christmas. I just love this time of year!

I had a great bath tonight... as my mom and Caleb gave the boys their bottles before bed... the only real feeding I can sneak out of. It was great! I sat in the tub and ate some chocolate kisses and read my new book... The Preemie Primer. Great read so far. It was written by an OB/GYN that was pregnant with triplets... delivered one at 22 1/2 weeks that died and then carried the other two until 26 weeks. Crazy! So interesting though. It is great to have a resource like that... where she tells her story as a mother and then gives advice and shares information as an MD. I did find out tonight that I should have been taking twice the amount of prenatal vitamins and should have gained more weight during my pregnancy... but who knows if that would have really made a difference. At this point the boys are making strides forward, everyday!

Reading some of the book did bring back so many memories though. I am just dumb-founded most days at the success of our babies' development. It is just amazing. AND I am amazed at the grace God gave me when we were walking through the journey in the hospital. I really believe it was all the prayers offered up on our behalf! It made me also think more about our story and my birth story, which I am planning to get on the blog sometime soon. I never really wrote it out, stage by stage and I want it on the blog to have record of it for their baby book. Soon.

I am anxiously waiting to get to the chapters on 'Preemies at Home' from this new book. That is really the reason why I bought it. There are lots of books out there on premature birth, preemies and hospitalization, but not enough on preemies at HOME! So, the information in this book (I'm hoping) will be helpful. I am so grateful that I can stay home with my boys. I think God really has had his Hand in all of this... because I think it would be hard if I couldn't take the time I know my boys need with me at home, everyday.

Brotherly love... before their bath. Luke sharing his fingers with Max.

Morning smiles :)

Talking to each other

Uncle Jake entertaining the boys while Grandma and Grandpa cook dinner.

Grandpa and Uncle Jake

Oh.. almost forgot! The boys had their six month well child visit on Monday. They are doing great! They are back on the growth chart where the doctor wants them... Luke is now 10 lbs 10 oz and Max is 11 lbs 12 oz. We still have a long, long way to go to catch up, but we are back on track.
Love this picture... Luke is YELLING at Max!

Max... all smiles!



  1. Such little cuties so great to see Luke is holding his head up just like Max. You are a terrific mom Ashley! Lori

  2. Loved the blog today Ash! You really are a great mommy! Those boys wouldn't be where they are at today if they didn't have such great parents raising them! They are getting so big. Tyler will have to come over again soon for a play date. Maybe next Tuesday? We'll talk! Love you girl! Give those boys a big hug and kiss for me! Can't wait to see their smiling faces!


  3. aaahhh i love the picture of luke yelling at max. i picture the yell as "yes i told you i could do this so stop yelling at me!"