Sunday, March 13, 2016

Finally - an update!

2.75 years!! How are they this old? I have been meaning to do an update for months... The jumps in development are absolutely crazy lately, and they have been growing in leaps and bounds since my last update when they were 2 years old. They are such amazing, sweet, caring, polite little boys. They have their 'toddler moments' of course, but overall, they are just such great kids. I am an incredibly lucky Mom! Truthfully, I don't even know where to start. This is why I always say I will post more frequently, but that never happens. Their speech has exploded - they're now saying full sentences, and they're learning new things every day. They know almost all of the car makes now (every walk is a chorus of 'Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Vee-Dubowu!'), every team in the NHL franchise (it was a given, I suppose), shapes, numbers, letters, the whole nine yards. I think back on the stress I had about their speech, and am so relieved they are on track now.

They are not the tiny preemies they once were; 27 lbs for Adam, and 27 lbs 6 oz for Scott. They're both somewhere around 36" tall, but Scott is just a smidge taller. After 2.5 years (almost to the day), the boys have completely weaned from breastfeeding. They were nursing just morning and night for a long stretch, and eventually I managed to get them to go to bed without milk one night and it was done. They asked every once in a while but we told them that the milkies was broken ("Daddy fix!!") and they got over it pretty quickly. I am happy they're weaned, but every once in a while (usually at a completely random time) I will suddenly think about the fact that we are past the stage where they 'need me' and I want to burst into tears. It's hard having your babies grow up. Breastfeeding was my number one goal when I found out I was having twins, and I am so happy and proud I was able to nurse them for 2.5 years and that we were all able to receive the health benefits of a long nursing relationship.

The boys potty trained themselves in mid January. Scott had been pooping on the toilet since he turned 2, and Adam finally figured that part out in late November. Truthfully, I wasn't too eager to fully potty train because they were already telling me when they had to poop, and (pee) diapers were just so easy for our busy days. Then one morning, Adam decided he wanted underpants (so of course Scott did too) and we just went with it and haven't looked back. Scott still has the occasional accident during nap time, and they're both in diapers at night, but other than that it's just done. I am shocked at how easy and stress free it was - I was expecting a terrible battle to play out over the whole thing, but it's been easy as pie, thankfully.

What about me? I don't really ever update on myself, so I guess I can throw this in; I have been working at least 21 hours/ week since June - I do Mondays and Thursdays, both 9-9 shifts. I pick up the occasional Friday or Sunday here and there as well. The days are long, but they really do fly by, and I love (usually) having 5 full days with my boys. I'm lucky to work in the mall, so my Mom often brings the boys by to say hi on the days when she is watching them. As far as my diabetes goes, I went off of the pump in August 2014. Going back to shots was okay at first, but I became a bit complacent and my A1C has slowly crept up a bit, I think I'm around 6.5% right now. After a long wait (and incredible luck that my work has switched insurance providers) I am now a Dexcom G4 user and couldn't be more excited. It is absolutely life changing and has opened up a whole new world of diabetes data for me. I'm excited to see how it helps improve my numbers in the long run!

I have started and stopped this post about 5 times over the course of the past couple of months, so I'm determined to get this done tonight. I have a million things I could say - That the boys just finished their first round of skating lessons which they love, that they are signed up for preschool in the fall, that they're the best of friends in the entire world and I love watching their special bond grow every day, that Adam has about 150 stuffed animals in his bed every night and Scott is currently obsessed with a stuffed unicorn and a plastic my little pony doll from a happy meal..... But I need to accept there is no way I can fit everything in to these blogs. They are just the most special little boys in the world, and for me (because I know I'll re-read this back in the future) I'm happy if I have something posted, even if it's not as extensive as I would like for it to be.

So, now to let the pictures do the talking :)

I was getting blood work drawn this day - S & A were such good blood lab sidekicks! 
First day of skating lessons! S & A 
Cuties after getting haircuts - S & A 
This was celebrating day 4 of underpants with booster juice! A & S 
Adam and his love of books 
The day I realized that they are growing too fast (Scott) 
This is just a small handful of their bedtime 'friends' (S & A) 

S & A helping Daddy bring in their hockey bag 
Some skating pics! 
Adam didn't want to go for a walk, so Scotty and I had a day date and walked to Starbucks 
A & S knocking things over in soccer class 
Uni's first bath - Scott was very good at drying her off! 
The boys and I had lunch down at the beach - they were so well behaved! A & S 
Best friends - Adam & Scott 
S & A helping me get ready for work in the morning 
Daddy with his hands full - Adam on the shoulders, Scott in the arms 
How cool are they? A & S 
Parachute time at soccer! Adam in red 
Some brother love on our bike ride 
Joys of being a twin - Adam blue Scott green 

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