Friday, June 13

Life with the Twins

So the girls are now 6 weeks old and I have loved EVERY minute of it! They are really the best little girls ever! They have never kept us up at night (thankfully!). they do get up about once a night to eat and then go right back to bed (they have both been known to go 7 hours at night - but a more "average" routine would be us feeding them when we go to bed (sometime around 11pm) and then they get up around 4am and then back to bed untill 8ish). they hardly ever cry and are such content little babies. I had my mom here for a few weeks and we had a lot of fun together and even attempted a road trip down to Utah to my cousins wedding in the LDS SLC Temple. They were great little travelers and were on their best behavior for meeting all my extended family. I'm posting several picctures (just 'cause I think they are soooo adorable!!) so I'll end now with a few tidbits....
Aubrie weighs 10lb 7oz
Lexi weighs 9lb 3 oz
We have gone through 25 cans of formula (YIKES!!)
and done roughly 500 dipaer changes (not counting the diapers I'm still changing for my 20 months old).
It really has been soooo much fun! I just love being a mom to 6 and these little girls bring such a wonderful spirit into our home. I haven't designed any - but wanted to close with a thank you to those of you who are still supporting me and purchasing my designs :)
the Birth Announcements we sent out (they are 3.5 weeks old in the pics)
the girls on their Blessing Day at church - 1 month old
6 weeks old - having the same expression - LOL
at their first Tea Party!
Snuggling in the stroller on our daily walk
sleeping soundly on the couch
3.5 weeks old

22 comments:

Kristy & Casey said...

Shandy, they are soooo adorable!!! I am glad you are doing so good with them. They sound like they are doing great them selves! Enjoy!

Heather said...

They are just beautiful and I'm so glad they're doing so well! :)

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Oh my gosh they are so stinking cute!! Two little doll cookies :) Sounds like they are the perfect fit for the family. Glad to hear from you and that you are doing so well!

TheLegacyLady said...

They are so beautiful! This brings back so many memories and the twin bond is really something, isn't it?

The best part is your girls will always have a friend, a built-into the family playmate, and even when they are six and have separate beds you might find them still snuggling next to each other - it is just sweet.

Our twin girls go to first grade next year - I can't believe time went by so quickly! Enjoy your girls while you can!

J.R., Amber, & Co. said...

Hey Shandy...
Congrats on your precious little girls again! Looks like you have so many friends and so many posts that I don't know how you ever get to all of them! We got your darling birth announcement and they are just so cute! Brittany said she loved seeing you and your little babies. I am now seriously regretting not going to Ty's wedding because everyone was there! But I can only do so much and sometimes weekend trips are out of the question. Keep us posted on all your little monkeys and maybe someday I will get to meet your three youngest children!
Love ya...
Amber

Kevin & Amy said...

Oh wow, they really are so gorgeous! Love that pic where they have the same expression - LOL! Twin moms really do get an extra special experience. I'm so happy for you that they sleep so well at night! My husband and I had to take turns sleeping on the couch so the other could get some solid sleep in between our myriads of night feeds - this went on for 5-6 months - yikes! It is a HUGE blessing to get so much sleep. Enjoy:)

J.R., Amber, & Co. said...

Ok it's me again. This is my formal apology for being in Boise and not calling you or coming by to see you. SORRY!!! I really did think about you the whole time we were there and then we just ran out of time (lame excuse, I know)! We were super busy with the wedding and all bazillion of J.R.'s siblings, we just didn't have time for anything else. And then as we were driving away I said, "I can't believe I didn't even call Shandy while we were here! I'm such a jerk!" Better luck next time, I guess. Do you forgive me??? Are we still friends?

ChrissyW said...

OHHHH! so so CUTE!!! love the one of them cuddled up in the stroller!!! congrats Shandy!!

Toni said...

Oh my goodness they are just so beautiful. I am so happy to hear that things are going so well for you all.

Erin said...

They are adorable! They look to be best of friends already :) So glad to hear the transition from 4 to 6 has been bearable!

AnneMarie said...

ooooooooooooooooooooo
love these!!
did you make the announcement template yourself?? love that!!
thanks so much for sharing- hey, what formula are you using? perhaps you need some coupons??

if you play the grocery game sometimes she shares when to get them at a great price... also check moneysavingmom.com I swear, I have saved so much- even bought 4 packs of diapers for the price of one!!! with one still in diapers and the other one coming soon we need all the help we can get!! lol

my photography might be put on hold for a bit but once it gets going I will let you know :)

Cathy said...

Shandy - Ever since I saw you at the Mothers of Twins garage sale, I've been wondering how you and your babies were doing and so I looked for your blog. It looks like you are all doing great! I can't believe how big and cute they are already, and sleeping mostly through the night - that's awesome! Congratulations!!
Cathy

Wookies Mama said...

Your girls are so beautiful!
I love their pictures! Your announcement and blessing day pic are great!
-RachelV

sara :) said...

So incredibly cute. I'm so glad they're so good for you!

Trish said...

Shandy, They are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing pics!!!

Sara said...

Shandy, your babies are just gorgeous! I'm glad that things are going so well for the new mama of six!

Carol said...

Those pictures are so precious!
I especially love the embroidered hats! Adorable! And you are SO blessed having TWINS that sleep so well and are so compliant. Thanks for updating...LOVE the pictures.

DEEE said...

hello. i came across your page while browsing around and I would like to say, your babies are absolutely adorable :) their birth announcements turned out really pretty. hope you and your family have a great holiday! ♥dianne

HelenClyde said...

Oh how lovely to read from you again! I still regularly visit your blog to read about your twins, and they became beauties!

I hope they stay that cute - when my twinboys were still that tiny, they were real angels, but by now - they are 18 months old - they can sometimes be little terrorists, especially when they are fighting or both want different things at the same time :-)

Lindsay Jane said...

Great to hear your twins are doing well Shandy. The photos are gorgeous. I especially like the one in the stroller...your girls are adorable! I don't know how you manage a house with 6 kids!

Jul1e said...

They are just Gorgeous Shandy! Glad all is going well for you!

melissa*smith said...

Shandy~ they are beautiful!! I love seeing what Vogt girls look like. I especially love the hats with their NAMES on them? So cute!! You are such a good mom~I wish I was there to see you in action. Love ya!