So, these are my first kids… Not only am I learning the infant ropes, I’m learning them for two different personalities. Most of the time these girls are so much fun and I can’t get enough of laughing with them and watching them learn. I mean, it’s fun!!! My brother in law was able to catch Lo roll from her back to her belly on video and it was literally the highlight of my day! I couldn’t stop laughing or talking about what a great job she did! I watched the video over and over again with so much pride because I would see her working so hard just about daily to roll over and she finally did it! It made me proud to see what a hard worker she was —- can you be a hard worker at 5 months? lol.
They are laughing together and playing together….. Logan is a bit more rough than Rhyann is but she has her moments of gentleness. They hold hands when they have their bottles or lying down. It’s beyond adorable. I’m very serious about their relationship and I want them to grow up as friends, relying on each other I’m begun to establish that relationship now. Even though as twins, I know they have a special bond, I’ve started to teach them to give hugs and intentionally putting them face to face when their in their walkers or on the floor. Don’t know how effective it will be, but it’s definitely fun for me. I want to create a habit of togetherness and fondness.
Naptime or bedtime rolls around. And, they become these people who scream and fight and are near inconsolable. I’m literally confused daily. Even when I try to catch the craziness before it begins, it never works.
Their personalities are very different and it’s great to see how differently they respond to the same things. I’ve given them little tastes of table food and so far Logan loves it, Rhyann could do without it. Guacamole, tortilla chips, plums, apples, carrots …… Logan will grab your hand and pull it to her mouth, Rhyann is fine if you take it away. Curious to see how this plays out when it’s time to really eat!
So, that has brought a ton of excitement to the days and nights of motherhood!!
Aside from my welcome to infant-hood, we’ve been having a great time hanging out…..
We went to my sister’s spring game last week. She’s a Varsity cheerleader and since we’ll be going to her games, the girls needed a proper game day outfit – team onesie and tutu made with glitter’d tulle in the school colors with a dash of pink.
But, also enjoying being Alaina, too.
I obviously love crafting, so there will be a lot of that going on with and for the girls….. I’ve gotten into lettering so that’s insanely fun for me. I just wish I had more time to devote to it. And, of course, photography. Getting lots of practice in with that with the girls. Working out has been so fun for me but I haven’t had the opportunity to do much of that, I’ve gone walking a couple of times but that doesn’t really do much for my love for working out because I’m so used to running. The girls can’t ride in a jogging stroller until their sitting up unsupported. Not sure, but I’m thinking that could be another month away.
So, in the meantime.
I’ve fallen in love with Plexus. I initially got started because I wanted to lose my baby belly, but as I began to learn more and more about the product, I realized that it’s about a whole lot more than helping people lose weight. It’s about health. Once I learned that your body’s health depends on the health of your gut and Plexus helps to rid your gut of candida yeast and bad bacteria, I was sold. Am sold. Without all the buildup of this gunk in your system, there’s relief from eczema, menstrual cramps, fertility issues (hello.), migraines, bloating, and more. So, not only has my baby belly almost become non-existent, I have more energy and I feel so much better than I’ve felt ever before. What I was experiencing before was not normal although it was my norm. Sold. I’m not craving sugar, thanks to a healthier gut, so I’m not craving sugar and foods packed with artificial sweetners that cause an increase in insulin production which cause my liver and pancrease to work harder. Sold. It’s a win/win. This is a smoothie I’ve made for the past two mornings and it tastes soooo good!!! I love that I get a kick of protein plus fruits and my daily Slim in which helps to curve cravings and burn fat. I NEVER, EVER drink milk because I just hate it, so it’s nice to get in a gluten & carrageen free portion everyday. Milk does a body good, right?! lol.
I’m slowly… very slowly… getting back to blogging more than once every couple of weeks and I’m loving it. Now that I’m getting a handle on mommy-life, I’m enjoying getting back to what I love!!!
Hope y’all are having a great hump day!!!