Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Rest of the First Month

Mark's mom (a.k.a. Bubby, a.k.a. Mrs. Mark) stayed with us the following two weeks over her holiday break, and Mark's brother Daniel came to visit for a few days, too. Mark's mom was pretty hardcore - she required only 3-4 hours of sleep, so Mark and I were able to catch up on our zzzzzz's.

Bubby meets James

Bubby meets Julia

Julia cracks up

Mark can feed two people at once - as long as one of them is Mark

Not only did she bring a suitcase of cookies, she made elaborate meals every night, and she cleaned and cleaned. She even attacked the "murder tub." (So we have a bathtub that's so dirty it looks like we murdered someone in there... who doesn't?)

Our tub?

What else happened this month? The twins had their first baths in their whale tub. Mark started looking up burping videos on You Tube, and his proficiency at burping prompted us to call him The Burp Whisperer. We celebrated Christmas Eve at Lila and Brendan's place - our first time leaving the twins to go out. All month I kept waking up thinking I was holding a baby or that a baby was in the blankets next to me. (I still do this. Is this normal?)

Julia after her first bath

Mommy bathes James in the whale tub

Then my parents returned and joined us, along with my brother Michael, on Mark's mom's last day with us and we all celebrated Christmas together on New Year's Day.

This won't be the last time James has two women fawning over him

Uncle Michael holds James for the first time

Mark opens a Hanukkah present. "Can I return it? I already have a baby girl in this size."

These new self-adhesive babies are the greatest

"I have Julia and you don't!"

James is fascinated by Grandpa. The Bigfoot shirt probably adds to the mystery.

My dad welcomed Mark's mom to the family by doing one of his notoriously nutty wrapping jobs on her gift (wrapped 16 times with decoy empty containers, and treasure hunt-like clues to help her find her real gift).

These were left over from a gift from my dad in 2008.


12/07/09 (birth)
James - 5 lbs., 9 oz.
Julia - 4 lbs., 9 oz.

1/07/10 (1 month)
James - 7 lbs., 2.9 oz.
Julia 6 lbs., 4.4 oz.

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