We live in the prairies but dream of living in the forest, so any chance we get to frolic deep in the trees, we take! One day we will pick up and move to the forest and play beneath the trees while the squirrels freak out at each other around us...Read More
It has recently occurred to me that though I know my body has created two tiny human beings and welcomed them into the world, I do not appreciate and accept it in its current form. It is covered tummy to toes in stretch marks big and small...Read More
Motherhood is truly the most incredible experience on this earth. There is nothing quite like all the emotions mothering entails. Becoming a mother makes you appreciate every single sacrifice your own mother made for you. It makes you fear like you've never feared before. It makes your heart ache with love every single day, but not every second of every single day.Read More
I haven't blogged like this in a while, but it was just such a fun day I had to write it all down. It was a really normal day, but I had a smile on my face the whole time and that's just the kind of day that I want to have for the rest of my life. A simple life full of love and joy.Read More
My friend Heather and I used to walk a couple times a week at Birds Hill Park with our pups pre babies. We used to talk about when we would have babies and how amazing it would be to bring them here. Finally, the day came when we could bring the twins and it was the first of many beautiful walks all together.Read More
We spent last Sunday out in the boonies with our family enjoying the great outdoors! I've been looking forward to bringing our babies to one of my favourite places on Earth, and now, with winter behind us, the time has finally come.Read More
No matter how you became one, all mothers are the same. We are the same, but also so extraordinarily different. We conquer the day with grace, sometimes the opposite of grace but still, we conquer every single day.Read More
It has taken me a while to come to terms with how our babies were delivered. It wasn't a horrific birth, or even very traumatizing, but there wasn't much that went to plan (is there ever?) and I felt a little ashamed of how my babies had to be welcomed into the world.Read More
I feel like I just wrote their 3 month update yesterday!
At 4 months they're more fun than ever, and more attached to mama than ever. They coo like crazy, especially Annie. Sybelle talks when she has to say and Annie babbles all the live long day.
I finally put away their 0-3 month clothing, they still fit 3 month sleepers and diaper shirts, but are mostly wearing 3-6 month pants, some 3 month pants still fit, but not for much longer! I just started putting them in 3-6 month shirts but they're swimming in them! Still in size 1 diapers but I think they'll be growing out of those within the next week or two. They are both getting pretty chunky, we will find out their weight this week at their doctor appointment! Annie has so many wonderful rolls it is the best thing ever, and Sybelle is slowly starting to gain some weight in those sweet cheeks of hers. I'm finding as Sybelle chunks up a little, she's starting to look more and more like Annie. I love that they're starting to look more like twins!
Sybelle has her hands in her mouth all of the time, Annie likes her hands but not nearly as much as Sybelle does. They love laying on their play mat and grabbing their toys, or each other's faces and hands. They're starting to get bored a little bit quicker than they have been, so we're going to need to find more play stations to rotate through soon.
We have our routine down pat, but I think they're starting to grow out of their frequent naps. Morning time is their favourite. I'm woken up every morning to chatting from the nursery. I'll go in and turn on the lights and then let them chat and play with each other while I let the dogs out and get breakfast started. It's one of my favourite moments of the day, just letting them enjoy each other's company. The past three nights they only woke up to eat once!!!! Fingers crossed it continues this way!!!
If you follow me on Snapchat (@sarahemahon) you will have seen Annie rolled from her tummy to her back a few weeks ago! It was so exciting we couldn't believe it. Sybelle is so close to rolling from her back to her tummy, so I figured I'd put them both on their tummies to see if that was easier, expecting Sybelle to roll and Annie to just hang out. But it was the opposite! They're so fun in how they surprise us every day with their little personalities. Sybelle is definitely more of a thinker, Annie is more of a doer.
Sybelle's core strength is incredible! She'll be sitting up by herself any day now. She even tries to lift herself up if you're holding her so she can be in the sitting position. Annie is getting there too, they both get so excited when they're sitting upright with a little help. It's going to be so fun when they can sit and chat with each other, or sit in the tub to play. I just can't wait!
We've had a few giggles lately, but nothing super consistent. Kyle has taken it up as his personal responsibility to make them laugh as much as possible, which is just the sweetest thing. We can't wait until giggling fills this house.
That's all for now, I hope you're all well! Take good care, lovelies!