Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve written! I thought I would take a few moments to report while the boys are occupying themselves with their many toys. They are playing together okay and unless one of them is hurting the other, we try to stay out of it.
Last night was awesome! We were only up once with the boys and that for only a minute! They both slept past 7:30 this morning. Yay – about 12 hours! We know we can’t get too used to it but it was much needed for us after a very rough night the night before. We went out to Starbucks after the boys went to bed for a little break/date (Nana stayed with the sleeping boys).
In the midst of writing this, Calvin and Patrick were playing with the same toy and Calvin bit Patrick’s hand to the point of breaking the skin. He didn’t seem the least bit remorseful even as Patrick was wailing. Brothers!
We had our first outing yesterday to buy groceries and a wedding gift. The boys did great! I’m not used to getting so much attention while I shop. :) The lady at the deli thought they were beautiful and said I was doing a great job raising them (I smiled and said thanks – I didn’t mention they had only been mine for 2 weeks! :). Everyone thought they were twins and I said nope, just brothers. They will probably get that question for most of their growing up years! Calvin is so petite compared to Patrick but when you spend time with them you can tell that Calvin is older by his developmental skills.
We’ve really had a great week despite our exhaustion. We are taking it easy for the next few weeks and trying to seriously limit our activities. The boys are eating us out of house and home. :) We were forewarned but anyone who has seen Calvin eat is in awe. He should be gaining weight quickly! They have their first pediatrician appointment next Friday and I feel pretty confident they will tell us that Calvin has been malnourished. He looks a bit like a national geographic picture – bigger on the top and very, very small on the bottom half.
The boys have their first wedding tonight…we think just the reception (I will go to the ceremony). Our friends are getting married and graciously said the boys could come. It’s a little too early to leave them with a sitter while they are awake. We hope they behave but if not, we will head out early. :) That’s it for now, other duties call. We’ll try to keep this updated and there are lots more stories to share from this first week. Stay tuned. :)