I originally started typing this post over a week ago. I resorted to slides since I am so far behind.
It has been a busy month as you can imagine. We are having a great time getting to know Micah and Mason. They are 2 months old now and smiling and cooing more each day. It makes me giggle every time. SO sweet. Madison loves the interaction.
We finally figured out that they do have a dairy reaction to anything I eat as well as the formula they were previously taking fine. We started Prilosec and the combination of that and no dairy seems to be making much happier babies. We have had a little trouble with them gaining enough weight the last few weeks. I started supplementing Soy formula after each nursing and making changes in my diet and water intake. They seem to be catching up, and just passed 8lbs this week. We have had many friends with babies born recently bigger than the boys. To me they do seem to be getting bigger every day.
They officially wore their first pair of shoes recently, got to have their first bath with Madison, and we made our first trip to the mall. This was also a first for Dara and I taking all 4 of our kids. It was a very successful trip. Since then I have made trips on my own with all 3 kids to Target, the mall, and a few other small stops. It has gone well and I am learning how to juggle it all. It is nice to feel like I can run an errand or two without calling someone to help.
Last night the boys got to go to their 1st baseball game. Poppy was playing in the church championship. It was lots of fun.
Madison has had her share of firsts this month as well.
First Haircut, Trip to Chuck E Cheese, Finger Painting, Helping feeding babies- Doing bottles has enabled Madison to be more involved. She really loves to help.
We recently made a trip to Pump it Up Jr with the Chris, Dara, and Sydney. The girls had a great time bouncing. Madison left with a bright red face from playing so hard.
Madison has also been enjoying playing outside when we get the chance. We got out her wading pool. She spent 2 hrs splashing around and I had to basically drag her inside. This is quite the change from her first wading pool experience. She didn't like the cold. Today we spent the morning at a park with friends.
The boys first 4th of July was started with a family first. We went to the Hillsboro Parade with my parents and Haley. The boys slept through it while Madison clapped and waved at all the floats. About half way through she realized she could get candy and convinced Haley to stand with her. She had a great time.
We went to Nana and Poppy's for the day until church. It was the first weekend for our new Pastor's. After church and dinner for everyone we headed to Banks to watch fireworks. The kids did sparklers while we waited. Being there made me miss our old neighborhood. It is such a great small town feel especially on the 4th. We had a great family day!
We haven't been able to do many of our regular summer activities such as camping this year, but we have had a great time. I cannot believe it is over half over. I will try to update more often with what is going on. Here is one last picture of all three kids.
We hope you are all having a blessed summer.