Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4

Thankful for my four healthy boys!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 3

Today I am thankful for our awesome camera! I took this picture with my cell phone which makes me even more thankful that we have a great camera. I know this is a material item but with the four little boys we have running around I LOVE having a camera that takes great pictures of them!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2

When I decided to blog for 30 days posting something I am thankful for everyday I thought wow....what I am going to post each day. How embarassing for me to think like that I HAVE so many things to be thankful for big and small. I should be able to post AT LEAST one a day all year long! Well when I got up this morning I knew exactly what I was posting for today.

Today I am thankful for.....


Yep you read that right today this Mama is thankful for sleep. Although we are not getting what we would like to everynight we are getting some and last night the boys ate at 8:30 went to bed by 9:30 and slept until 2:30 and didn't wake up again until 6:30! Woohoo!! Heres hoping to a FULL nights sleep soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Thanks

I am going to try to blog for each day of Novemeber and post about something that I am thankful for.

Up First: My Husaband. I am so thankful for him and all that he does for our family. Blessed that we have been together for over 13 years. Thankful that he is the provider for our family willing to go to work and work hard everyday. Thankful that as soon as he walks through the door at night he helps around the house with laundry or cooking cleaning whatever needs to be done he is always willing to always help out. Thankful that he is the father of our four little boys. I think he is the best Daddy around. Thankful that he helps with feeding the little guys in the middle of the night. Thankful that he takes time from work to go on field trips with our big boys.Thankful that he is still cancer free. This list goes on and on.....

What I am saying is that I have an AMAZING Husband and I VERY thankful for him and all that he does for our family!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pictures of My Biggest Boys~

When we met my friend Pam to take the pregnacy pictures she also took a few pictures of the boys.
 This boy is michievous and you can see it written all over his face!

Hello Handsome...can you stop growing for just a minute!
Love this picture....Benjamin looks like he giving us a preview for when he is 16 sporting around with his hand in his pocket laid back stylin. Christian looks like he is already 16 I can't believe how tall he is!
Benjamin and Christian are holding the stuffed crabs that we got at the beach for James and Joshua's room LOVE everything about this picture- its perfect!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pregnancy Photos

One of my sweet friends Pam is an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. photographer. Before we had the boys she met up with us at Joyner park and took some maternity shots for me when I was around 33 weeks.


LOVE the boys in this picture!!  Can you see the excitment on their faces?! =)
I ADORE this picture of me and my hubby. My boys are BLESSED more then they know with the most WONDERFUL daddy!!

Yep, we knew what we were naming them I even painted and hung the letters on the wall before they were born.....
This one is definetly a framer....along with a few of the other ones.
I dont usually like pictures of myself but as I look at this picture it speaks volumes to me. It takes me back to the awe and wonder of my pregnancy with the twins. One of the most amazing blessings God has given me in my life.
Pam not only are you an amazing friend you are a phenomenal photographer. Thank you for sharing your talent with our family these are pictures we will treasure for a lifetime!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One Month Update~

 One Month:(a few days late as always they were a month last Friday) 

It is hard to believe that a month has already gone by. The boys are growing and changing so much. It is amazing to watch their little personalities and prefrences come out. Parenting twins is an absolute amazing blessing. It is HARD I'm not going to surgar coat that part of it but the joy it brings is so totally worth it! We LOVE them to pieces!! They are great babies and we have them on a semi-schedule at this point. They are eating every 4hours and taking right around 3 1/2 ounces although the last three nights they have given us a 5hour streach of sleep at night A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! =) They have been eating at 10 2 and 6. Most people can't believe that we are up and out but if you know me I dont sit around the house much. They have had their first trip to Church, big brothers soccer games, Marbles, the state fair, the pumpkin patch, the mall, and a few other places already. I am hopeful that I can post some pics of those outings but for now we only have a few that I attempted to take at home. I did just get back some newborn pictures that a friend of mine who is a phenomenal photographer took but I can't post them yet...I am working on announcements =).

Joshua~ One Month Stats: 7lbs 3oz 21"
He is our little spit fire just like Benjamin you can already tell he has some spice in his personality. He doesn't like to wait and he will tell you about it in a heartbeat. When he cries he gets LOUD and MAD when you dont rush to get to him. Of course he is learning patience as we all are around here with 6 people. =) He still doesn't care for his carseat- he cries for a few minutes and then for the most part he gets over it but if he remains in it for any length of time he starts back up again. He already adores his big brothers and loves to watch them and listen to their voices. When he sleeps he loves to have a soft blanket wrapped around him and up near his face if he is sleeping and wakes up crying sometimes all he wants is to feel the blanket closer to him and he will calm right back down and go back to sleep.

James~ One Month Stats: 7lbs 8oz and 21"
He is our Mellow Mushroom so laid back and easy going! James doesn't get upset unless he needs a diaper or is hungry and even then its a soft cry. He does love to snuggle which we dont mind one bit. He adores his big brothers as well. He has the biggest brightest eyes and have even given us a couple of smiles but we haven't caught them on camera just yet! The boys love to snuggle together and we are letting them sleep in the same bed right now. Its so sweet James just turns his head next to Joshua and gets as close as he can and goes right to sleep. When he is awake he loves to just look around and take it all in. One of his favorite places is the bouncey seat where he can sit and watch everyone and eveything going on around him.

All of our boys- they are so smitten with each other and we are very smitten with all of them!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Two Weeks~ (posted 3 days late...)

 I can hardly believe that 2 weeks have already passed since we had James and Joshua. They both are really good babies we are def. blessed in that department!! Here are a few pictures of them hanging out.

James(L) and Joshua(R)
 snuggle time

It has been interesting to watch the boys grow and change over the past two weeks. They are alike in many ways and yet so different. We have been asked a lot if they are identical..they are not they are fraternal twins.

James (supplanter) Isaac (he will laugh)- James is as close to Jamie as you can get and Isaac is a name that my Grandma has always loved.

James has the lighter hair and skin. He looks a lot like Chrisitan did when he was born. James has already shown us that he is more laid back. He doesn't cry often and when he does it takes him a little while to get really worked up. He is a s.l.o.w. eater he loves to take is time. He is long and skinny.

Joshua (God rescues) Edward (wealthy protector)- Joshua-is a name that we love and Edward is after Ed
Joshua has a full head of dark black hair and darker skin tone he looks a lot like Benjamin when he was born. Joshua has a little spunk to him he doesn't like to wait and when its time to eat its time to eat!! He H.A.T.E.S. his carseat and when he is mad about something he doesn't mind letting you know.

Both boys are pretty much on a schedule. They are eating every 4 hours and sleeping well in between. We took them for their two week checkup on Tuesday and they both weighed 5lbs 13oz. Joshua is 19 3/4 and James is 19 1/2". If James doesn't watch out Joshua is going to pass him in the weight department and for now is still holding on to his 1/4" lead with height. It is amazing to watch them when you put them together. They love to cuddle and be next to each other. When you lay them down together they instantly get quiet snuggle up and go to sleep. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Tooth Fairy

Christian came home last Wenesday from preschool and said he had a loose tooth! What?!? I couldn't believe it the first thing that went through my mind was hes not old enough to have a loose tooth is he? I called the dentist to make sure...we were just there less then two weeks ago and they didn't say anything about a loose tooth!

Here he can tell that it is REALLY loose!
Sunday after we got home from church before we had lunch Ed asked him did he want to go ahead and pull it out.... Chrisian said yes and sat right down and let Ed pull it out- he was so excited!!

Love this picture...but I must admit the first thing I see are his long eyelashes before I notice the missing tooth =)
Stop growing up for just a minute PLEASE!
Christian and Benjamin checking out the tooth
Here it is...

He was so excited about the tooth fairy coming....that was until it was time to go to bed he wanted to leave his tooth for the tooth fairy so he could see what she would leave but he was also really sad that he wouldn't get to keep his tooth. The next morning when he woke up and found 5 bucks he was ok with not having his tooth. =) Yes, I know $5 is a bit steep for the tooth fairy but when you have newborn twins and not a lot of options you go with what you got. The best part of him getting 5 dollars is that he said he wants to buy something for his brothers and then maybe something for himself. I though that was awesome that he is putting his brothers before himself. I also see this as a great opportunity to teach him how far 5 dollars really goes...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Difference a Week Makes

(I originally wrote this when they were 1 week old on Wed. just now getting to post it!)
38 Weeks Sept. 21, 2011 4:30am....on the way out the door to the hospital to have the boys!! I can't belive that we made it to 38 weeks. This is one of the last pictures of me pregnant with the boys. I am sure glad they are here but must admit that I will always cherish the kicks and hicups and crazy feeling of being pregnant with two!
 Welcome to the world baby boys!!

Baby Boy A- James Isaac Singleton
5lbs 11oz 19" 9/21/11 7:56am
 Baby Boy B- Joshua Edward Singleton
5lbs 5oz 19 1/2" 9/21/11 7:56am
The boys were born via c-section. We scheduled it a few weeks out because both boys were breech. I was really hoping that they would turn and we could try for a natural delivery but that didn't happen. I was very nervous about having a section espeically after our induction with Christian and the hard time we had getting the epidural that ended up not working. I was dreading getting a spinal. It was difficult to get the spinal in they were on the last try before actually putting me under for the section. It was the 6th attempt which was acutally the 12th shot because they have to stick you twice once for the numbing medicine and one for the needle. I was estatic when they finally got it in and it took effect immediatly. Once the spinal was in place they let Ed come into the operating room. He was in the room maybe 4 minutes before the babies were born. I LOVE the Dr. that delivered. Dr. Segal- he actually got both boys out in the same minute!! So James is only about 45seconds older then his brother! =) I think thats amazing usually they are a couple of minutes apart. When they were born they did a drive by and I literally got to take a glance at them. Thankfully Ed got to go with them to get cleaned up and checked out while I got stiched up. It felt like it took forever. The boys checked out great and had awesome apgar scores. Another thing that was really neat is that when they tested their bloodsugars to make sure they were in normal limits they both had the exact same bloodsugar.  I was in the or until almost 10 and then had to go to recovery for 1 hour. Once I was done with all of that I FINALLY got to see my boys at around 11am.

 Proud Daddy!
Mommy getting to hold the boys for the first time! Amazing feeling to hold two baby boys at one time!
 First Photo with Mommy and Daddy
 BLESSED- so VERY VERY blessed my heart is full!
Dr. Segal- LOVE him so glad that he was able to deliver our boys!!
One Week Old- cuddling at home- they love sleeping next to each other head to head. Most of the time when we had our ultrasounds this is how they were head to head against each other.
 One Week Later- Mommy and her boys

It has been quite an adventure this far and is truly amazing having two little ones at one time!!
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Soccer Star~

So a few months ago we started asking Christian if he wanted to play ball this fall. Of course his answer was YES he has been asking for awhile since we live right by the ball field and see kids playing all the time when we are coming in and out.....well when I started looking in to it I found out that fall ball for his age close to our house didn't seem to be an option but soccer was. So we gave him the option of playing soccer or waiting until the spring to play t-ball. He said he wanted to try soccer (he has played once before at the factory). So here he is all ready to go to his first practice! 

I can't get over how BIG he looks in this picture!! is Christian with his coach Daddy....yes you read that right Ed is coaching the soccer team (like we dont have enough changes coming! =) Ed wanted to help and take part in his team and then we found out they really needed a few more coaches so here is Christian and Daddy.
 First Practice! Looking forward to his first game on the 17th! Love how cute he looks and that he is actuallly paying least while I was snapping the picture =)
Benjamin watching them practice he is not quite old enough to play but aside from Mommy and Daddy he is def. his brothers biggest cheerleader!
Looking forward to a great soccer season and welcoming fall and cooler weather!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

35 Weeks~

35 Weeks Pregnant with the boys....
Almost there!! 35 weeks and still holding out! =) We are excited that we have made it this far. It has been busy around here with Dr. appointments and the big boys heading back to preschool. Monday we had our last appointment with the specialist at UNC. Both babies are still doing great and growing like little champs. They both weigh between 4 1/2-5lbs. At this point it's really crowded so that makes it hard for them to get exact weights but the estimates were Baby Boy A weighs 5lbs (20%) and Baby Boy B weighs 4lbs 10oz (10%). We are still looking at a C-section Baby A is breech and Baby B is breech transverse. We are also going to the OB and Rex twice a week now for monitoring and non-stress tests. Aside from all the dr. visits I am just trying to take it easy and rest when I can.

Here are a couple of pictures of the nursery. We still have a few more things to do but its painted and the furniture is set up.

TWO CRIBS....sometimes its still hard to believe we are going to be having twins! We plan on putting the names on the wall above the cribs
The dresser and changing table
Part of the closet it is stocked FULL thanks to the wonderful showers we had!
Now that its SEPTEMBER we just wait for the littles to make their arrival!


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