Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dani stares more than smiles right now.

The last month or so has been pretty interesting at our house. They've been especially fun because the twins are getting older and starting to smile and talk to us. But they also have been especially frustrating because of the constant trips to the doctors' offices and seeing all the stuff Kaimen has been going through. About a month ago, we spent a few days in the hospital with him. We found out he has kidney stones and some pretty bad ones. As a mom this seemed pretty serious to me, but the doctors really haven't seemed to think so. I've been trying to get him into the kidney specialist ever since we left the hospital, but I feel like I have been going in circles. Last week we were able to get into a pediatric urologist who told us they will just watch him, which means extra appointments. I obviously wouldn't change any of this for the world, but it will be a happy day when all of the appointments and extra stuff is over. I feel really blessed that neither one of them have had any major issues and are developing well. Kaimen's been such a great sport with everything. Even though he has his little naughty times, he is still a happy little boy and I can't get enough of his squishy little face.

Danica is our little angel. The only time I ever hear a peep from her is when she is hungry or tired. But when we feed her or put her to sleep everything is better. She is so patient, since Kaimen has pretty much been needing all the attention the last little while. I've been by myself more often now with the twins, which can be a lot of work. Last week I had just finished feeding Kaimen, put him down and started feeding Dani. 5 minutes later Kaimen was screaming at the top of his lungs. I had no choice but to put Dani down. She just sat there and waited patiently until brother was done with his fit and I could pick her up.

It's amazing to me how total opposites my babies are, but I love them both the same for the special spirit they bring to our family.

Kaimen watching daddy talk to him.

This smile melts my heart.

Deep in thought.

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Faiva Family Pics

I just got these pics yesterday, and I just had to put them on my blog right away because I'm in love with them. Our friend Natalie Montez came to our house and took pictures of the twins. She did our engagement and wedding pictures and she'll do our pictures for the rest of our lives. Thanks Natalie you're the best. To check out more of her stuff go to her blog at http://www.photosbynatalie.blogspot.com/ The kids were so well behaved and absolutely precious. These pictures will be blown up and filling the walls of our house!!!

Gotta love those sweet cheeks!

I can't believe this handsome little boy is our very own.

Daddy and his little girl...she's already got him wrapped around her little finger.

Thanks to Nicole Patino for this adorable tutu.

Our sweet little angel.

I love this picture,there's something about babies little feet.

We laughed the whole time these pictures were being taken. They couldn't have looked more comfy. It must have reminded them of the months before they were born...

Kaimen is such a good brother, he always lets Dani snuggle on him.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Danica and Kaimens's blessing day

We decided that instead of waiting to bless the twins at church in April we would do it at home with just our family. We blessed them at my parents' house and my mom was nice enough to make lunch for everyone after. It was such a special day for me and Rich and our families. This is a day that I will remember forever. Their daddy gave them the most beatiful blessings. The things he said in their blessings reminded me once again of how special my babies are and all the wonderful things they will do here and how many peoples lives they have already touched. It was a very emotional day, thinking of the last few months and what could have been, and how blessed we are now. I could not have asked for a more perfect day.

The First Halloween!

We couldn't manage to get the binkie away for even a minute.

Danica already has a sweet tooth like her mama.

Cousin Tytan came over to celebrate his first halloween with the twins.

Halloween was a little different this year than we had planned on it being. With the kids on their oxygen and not being able to go out trick or treating, we had people come by the house to see the twins in their costumes. They did get to go to the NICU halloween party to see some of the nurses that took care of them. The costumes they have for newborns was a little limited but we found an adorable monkey costume for Kaimen and a sweet bunny costume for Danica. The kids made us laugh a lot that night. Danica was dead asleep while we were taking pictures and she looked like a little stuffed animal and Kaimen screamed almost the whole time.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bath time

These pics are after bath time the kids were just chillin' on the couch.

Nice hair Kaimen!

The kids both love bath time as long as warm water is being poured over them. This was a few days after Kaimen came home. Rich did dressing and diaper changing duty, and I did the baths. We're getting our little system down. I love these towels that my friend Heidi made, we use them all the time. We've started to bathe them in the sink for now, it seems to be easier than bending over the bath tub and trying to wash them. They probably will only fit in there for a few more weeks though. We took the kids in last week to the doctor and Kaimen now weighs over 10 pounds and Danica almost 10.

We decided to take the twins on a walk to grandma Brown's house and Auntie Katie's house. We got the kids loaded up, oxygen and all which is quite the ordeal, but we're getting used to the routine. We had a great time while we were out, and I was so excited to get out of the house in the nice weather. We got this awesome double stroller from Nana Faiva that is the best thing ever and will make my life a lot easier. It even has a huge basket underneath for the oxygen tanks and monitors. We made the mistake of walking home right around feeding time. They were both screaming at the top of their lungs the whole way home. We tried to get them out and hold them and push the stroller at the same time...it was kind of a disaster, but I was grateful for a family outing. For anyone who saw us we must have looked like major losers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Faiva triplets???

Best buddies already!

Uncle Randall and Aunt Chelsea were nice enough to buy Kaimen and Danica outfits that matched their cousin Tytan. They love hangin out together. Are these some cute kiddos or what?