Twin of the Week

Lily and Lambchop

Me and Piper

Hungry girls!!

Miss Lily

Snuggle bugs: Piper and Lily

One of the funny things about having twins is deciding which one to hold or snuggle or love on. We aren't usually just holding one of them without trying to console the other or changing ones diaper and then the other before putting them down for their nap. Jacob realized just a few weeks ago that he was not enjoying them for who they were as individuals because it was all about feeding both of them, changing both of their diapers, or putting them both down for naps. He felt that he would enjoy them more if he was focusing on just one at a time.

So he has now decided on a new tradition, if that's what you'd call it: Twin of the Week. Last week it was Piper and this week it is Lily. When he's focusing on one of them he holds them when we feed them bottles or takes them outside on a little walk. He'll talk to that twin more than the other and really focus on how cute they are or what he likes about them. It's really fun to watch.

By default, I get the other twin each week. So when it's Piper of the week, I get Lily and vice versa. It's really fun for me too because then I get to focus on just one baby too. With one baby we would be focusing on just that baby and their needs and wants and special characteristics. But with two, we have to split our time and focus on both of them at once or each of them separately.

We have been doing really well and the girls are growing like weeds, or at least Lily is. She's probably close to 9 pounds and already growing out of newborn clothes. She's in 0-3 or 3 month stuff but it's still a little big. Lily is also our serious baby. She furrows her eyebrows and is constantly focusing on something or looking around intently. I haven't seen her smile as much as Piper, but I'm sure that will happen soon enough. She likes tummy time and will often fall asleep that way if we let her.

Piper is starting to be very smiley. Last night she grinned and smiled at a neighbor of ours who was holding her. She was just as content as can be and that was fun to see. She is thinner than Lily and is still in newborn clothes. I would guess she is close to 8 pounds if not already. She does not like tummy time, probably due to her acid reflux, but we still have her do it some each day so that she gets used to it. She also cries more than Lily but we also think that is partly because of her reflux and partly her personality.

I'll post more pics later this week after their 2 month check up. I can't believe they are already 2 months old!!


Linds said…
I laugh every time I see that picture of the two girls crying. For some reason newborns crying is the cutest thing EVER :) So glad that you are adjusting... the girls are beautiful and you look so happy! I am so glad for you of God's little blessings :)
Stacee said…
I can not wait to come next week and hold the girls! And see that crazy Lambchop again!
Kristin Smith said…
Love Lambchop and the baby. Soooooooo cute. I am so happy to see them. You sound like you are doing well. Have been praying for you daily.
belle said…
too adorable!

what a creative way to get to know your blessings.
Laura said…
What a great idea! I love the photo of the two of them snuggling.
the Jiretz's LO'L,, FL said…
How precious!!! (:

So happy for U all (:

Love it !!! Love all of it !!! (=

& I have to ask who makes the outfits that Lily & Piper are wearing in the "hungry girls" pic?

still praying for yall (:
laura speicher said…
I follow your blog some and also have twin girls..mine are 3 now. I totally relate to the survival mode of newborn twins...that's a really great idea to feel freedom to focus on just one...wish I had done that too! Sometimes I can't even remember that time much it was just so crazy! I was just thinking the other day though how WONDERFUL having twins is, especially now that i have two little best buddies who play all day long with each other.
Mary Lynn said…
Have been watching your blog since I read your book. It was a huge blessing to me. Our daughter, Emma, died when I was almost 26 wks along (placenta abruption and preeclampsia - she also had growth issues from a placenta problem). But I am so thankful you have these twins! Truly a gift from God. I know He will use your book to help so many people. I recommend it to lots of people, since we travel all the time.
Amy said…
I like your system! :) My husband and I have always done something similar with our twin boys (now 17 months!) except we switch off every evening rather than every week. So from the time he gets home from work until bedtime, we each have one baby. It does help!
prashant said…
I am so glad for you of God's little blessings
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