Just an update

December is here and just as busy as we expected. We started out the month by celebrating Andy and Jason Pongratz' birthdays at Jason and Shannon's house. We also had dinner with Grammy and Grandpa Keller, Shannon, Jason, Sophie and Mike over the weekend to kick off the season and draw names for Christmas.

This week we went to our first Mommy & Me brunch, hosted by my friend Melissa. There were probably 15 moms and about 25 kids (we were totally outnumbered). It was such a good time.

This weekend the girls will be dedicated at church, we're celebrating our friends Matt & Kelly's girl's birthdays on Sunday and then we're off to Ryan and Shannon's Christmas open house that night.

In between all that the girls are growing like weeds. On Nov. 27 (daddy's birthday), I took them for their 2 month check-up. They got four shots each and screamed their little heads off. Thankfully the compassionate staff helped me comfort the two screaming babes. No worries though, five minutes after the shots, they were both snoozing in their car seats as if nothing had happened.

We learned at the appointment that Lauren has a bit of acid reflux and so we switched her formula. Since then she's been a much more content, less spitty and better sleeping child.

Jillian weighed 12lb. 6oz. and was 23" and Lauren weighed 11lb. 13oz. and was 24 1/2". Lauren is in the 97th percentile for her height. She may be the tallest in her 6th grade class, like mommy (taller than all the boys).

Both girls are becoming more and more smiley and responsive. Jillian continues to lead in this department. She gives smiles out for free and it seems like she may even be laughing soon. She talks a lot!

I've had a blast decorating the house, wrapping Christmas presents and shopping! I play Christmas music in the house and sing to the girls all the time. They like it! In fact, I believe their favorite song is "Sleigh Ride." At least I like to think it's their favorite.

We're blessed! It's my first Christmas as a mommy and I've never been happier!


Kara said...

Oh my gosh!!! I miss them so much!! They are growing up so fast. I can't believe that last picture is Jillian! They are so precious. I'm sure that this Christmas will be very special for you. I hope to see you guys again soon! Love from Texas!

Anonymous said...

We had so much fun seeing you guys at the brunch....and we get to see you at the b-day party?! Too much fun...