Sunday, September 20, 2009

playing catch-up with pictures

Alright, it's finally picture time. The babies turn four months old in two days, so I went through and organized pictures tonight. And realized that, not only have I been much more delinquent in actually taking pictures, but I haven't posted nearly as many, either. This is the first month we've both been back to work, and Scott went back to work with a vengeance. Like yesterday, when he left for work at 4:30 a.m. and got home sometime after midnight. So lately I've been playing the single mom game quite a bit, and pictures fall a bit lower on the priority list than a lot of other things. BUT, now I am catching up. I have some videos to put up, too, but those take awhile to upload so I'll probably tackle them in the next couple of days.

Sorry about this one being sideways. I tried once to fix it and then didn't care enough to try again. Anyway, here the kiddos just pooped out while playing--an extremely rare occurrence.

My attempt at a self-portrait holding two babies. (Have I mentioned that Scott has been working a lot?) It also stands as proof that my reasoning skills ain't what they used to be. Otherwise, why would I think two babies would smile at a camera that can't smile back? And why would I memorialize myself with half my face showing and my hair in a towel?

And here is new baby hair, as well as I can photograph it, anyway. They both have blondish fuzz slowly taking over as their old hair falls out. For Noah, who never had much hair to begin with, this looks like three lonely longer hairs wisping softly over his new fuzz. Don't bother looking for those three hairs, though--they are apparently camera shy.

And here's Lily. I think she has enough fuzz to qualify as "fluff", but just barely. Just like when they were born, hers is longer, darker, and more dense than Noah's so far. I think they will both be some shade of blond though.

Daddy and bebes:

Will you SCRAM?! This is MY moment!

Okay, these next couple will require a little imagination on your part. I caught the babies smiling at each other for the first time that I had noticed. However, it is very difficult to hold and/or maneuver two babies so that they can see each other, and simultaneously take a picture of both of their faces at once. (Have I mentioned that Scott has been working a lot lately?) So here is Lily and a bit of Noah's head:

...and this is what he is doing:

Noah amazed me about a week ago by holding up his bottle by himself! He's only done it a couple of times and it only lasts for a few seconds, but it's a true testament to the fact that the kiddos are finally figuring out the use of their hands.

The nightly before-bed feeding... Also a rare daddy sighting. Usually these creatures are only out late at night or in the wee hours of the morning.

We've not quite figured out books yet, but we're trying...

Is he not just adorable?

Lily is trying to roll over in BOTH directions before Noah even masters one way--I caught her halfway onto her stomach, from her back! Poor Noah. At least he has his looks.


The Boyd Gang said...

So precious and getting so BIG! I feel you pain when Daddy's are gone all the time :( Looks like you are doing a great job. Hang in there! Oh, about the hair loss thing, I lost my eyelashes! I'm glad I didn't lose hair because I would have been really bald!

Mike and Cymbre said...

cute pictures!!

Hewitt's said...

Great pictures :)

vhewitt said...

You played catch up with pictures and I'm playing catch up with blog reading/viewing! These photos (and video) are priceless! Even the one where you only have half a face, Lisa! Hope Daddy gets to be around more soon. We will be on our way out the door soon in route to Burleson. It will be a long 6 hours of anticipation to be able to see and hold babies!!