Friday, October 17, 2008

The twins

A video of cuteness (would be cuter if Cohen was in it too)

Family fun x 3

Here is Liam sitting with Daddy and Adria. I can't tell you how many times we say "Liam, gentle" in one day. There have been some rough patches with hitting and crying all around, but we are working on it. Mostly Liam likes to give the babies kisses which is ridiculously cute.

Speaking of are Karen holding Cohen and Mike holding Adria- twins holding twins. Adorable. Now, what are the chances that either of they will also have a set of twins...hmmmm.

More cuteness of Liam with his babies. Can't believe how different each of them looks. The twins will both have blue eyes and Cohen is a blondie for now. Adria has Liam's colours otherwise...and the curls I hope!!

That's me in the background tandem feeding the twins. It saves lots of time and is actually quite enjoyable. Pretty amazing to be able to breastfeed the twins exclusively. I hope we are able to do for a long time (at least 9 months would be nice)!! The only really difficult aspect is our X factor-Liam. He is very interested in what I am doing as you can see by the picture where he is imitating me. I wonder if he remembers that he was once breastfed too?! His curiousity can be tricky at times as he wants to touch the babies and put stuff on them or just get my attention when I am nursing. Since tandem feeding is not hands free dispite the awesome twin breastfeeding pillow (best $90 I ever spent), it's difficult to control Liam's behaviours. At the worst of times he's climbing behind me on the couch and pulling on the twins' legs, the little monkey. When it's good, Liam likes to play with his toys and read books with me in the livingroom (I pen us all up inside the livingroom for safety, so Liam's roaming area is restricted to within my sight). So far, so good.

These are the shadow boxes I made of the twins' hand prints. Our favourite NICU nurse Anna made imprints of the twins' hands at 6 days old. She then made paper molds from the imprints and turned them into beautiful decorative announcement cards. I used the two left over imprints to make these shadowboxes. The photo doesn't do them justice. What a wonderful keepsake!!! I love how Cohen's hand is long and skinny and all business straight up and down like a stop sign, but Adria's is sweet and tiny and spread out in a joyfull starfish. I love my babies!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

More twin pictures

Here is Adria just days old in the NICU. So tiny and light in your hands!

This is Cohen in the car leaving the hospital for the first time 12 days old.

In the bassinet. Our little baby burritos!

Here is Ian holding both of the twins. Cohen is screaming...he's got DECIBELS! The boy can scream like no other.

And here is me in the NICU family room holding both twins at the same time for the second time in my life. It was a big moment.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Liam's a big brother...twice over!

If I hadn't mentioned it before on this blog...Ian and I are now the proud parents of Liam and a set of boy/girl twins: Cohen and Adria. Here I am at 35 weeks and 2 days on August 28th, 2008. I waddled my way into the OR shortly after this picture and the babies entered the world weighing 5 lbs 2 oz and 5 lbs 7 oz respectively. That's 10 lbs 9 oz of baby in there!! I was enormous and quite uncomfortable!

Here they are. Adria and Cohen. Both have blue eyes, but Cohen is a blondie unlike Adria who takes after Liam with her dark hair and LONG eyelashes! They look so different!

The babies had to spend 12 days in the NICU since they were premature. They were never sick or unhealthy, but they just had to get a bit bigger and show the doctors that they can eat and gain lots of weight...and they have!! This is the first picture of the whole Teschke clan as we left the NICU for good.

Here is Liam at home with his new brother and sister. What a size difference!!

And a tolken picture to the previous star of this blog chilling with Grandpa. What a good big brother you are, Liam. And now you get to share your blog! Looking forward to many fun times together!