Monday, October 29, 2012

One boy, One girl

This week when we went to the babies two month appointment, the doctor commented on how different Ashton and Mary Seegars's personalities are. Of course, Gash and I have been in tune to this fact since day one, but it is amazing to me that Dr. Chea, who has met them a grand total of three times, could pick up on their differences.

Ashton could not be more of a boy. He is already rough and tough and spends a good hour grunting after he finishes each meal. When Ashton is hungry, the whole neighborhood knows. I mean the boy has a set of lungs on him and when it is time for a bottle he puts them to use. He is definitely Mary Seegars "big brother" weighing in at almost four pounds more than her and meeting developmental goals a few days before she does. In fact, he is smiling pretty regularly now which is so much fun! He is also a mamas boy, and loves to snuggle with me giving me lots of coos and sighs that make my heart smile. I love how his little personality is beginning to shine through and if he keeps going at this rate, I am pretty sure we will be attending quite a few sporting events in the future :).

Mary Seegars, on the other hand, is all girl. Her little movements are so dainty and she usually waits patiently for her bottle amongst her brothers cries. She is so much smoother in her movements and often folds her little hands and points her toes straight in the air like a ballerina. Although we have tried to tell her that skinny is not in for babies, the girl is already watching her figure and only fits in newborn clothes at almost ten weeks old. She is truly our little peanut; although her eating has picked up in the last few weeks which makes us really excited. Now if Ashton is a mama's boy, Mary Seegars is definitely her daddy's little girl. She is so content in his arms and stares up at him transfixed every time he holds her. I am certain she has him wrapped around her finger and I am a little worried that he has already promised her a pony and unlimited use of his credit cards. But even though she is a little priss pot, she could not be sweeter and I could not be luckier to be her mom.

I definitely see God's handiwork in both of my children and I am amazed each day by His creation.

Two month stats:
Ashton: 11 pounds 12 ounces (38th percentile), 22 1/2 inches long (26th percentile), with a 15 inch head circumference (21st percentile).

Mary Seegars: 8 pounds (.54 percentile), 21 inches long (3rd percentile), with a 14 1/4 inch head circumference (5th percentile).

A perfect example of our little angels personalities at feeding time :)

Ashton is all smiles these days!! (well, at least when he has a full belly)

Snuggles with his mama . . . 

Mary Seegars had fun with her new bff

First shots at the two month appointment (mama cried more than the babies)

Twin snuggles. . Double the fun!

On Friday, we went to Boo in the Zoo

our buddies came too!

We saw Lions, and Giraffes, and Elephants and more!

It was a little crazy but we were a hit as thing one and thing two!

After the craziness of Boo in the Zoo, everyone needed a drink!

We took over Coronas with seven kids in tow . . .

On Sunday, we went to our first church service and we did GREAT!!

After church, we joined our church buddies for Blue Grass and Bar-B-Q, so much fun!

Then, Uncle Buddha came to visit and we loved snuggling with him!

We are having so much fun during our favorite time of year!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How blessed we are

Every night when I say my prayers I start by thanking God for all he has blessed me with. I am overwhelmed by the joy that I have in my life and I know it is all given to me by Him. I then start in on my prayers and wishes for my children. Of course, I pray for the obvious things like health, happiness, and faith, but there are two other big prayers I have for Ashton and Mary Seegars. Every night, I pray that they are blessed with as good of friends as Gash and I have and that when they get married they are blessed with as great of in-laws as I have. These may seem a little random but over the past two months (yes the twins are TWO months), I have come to realize even more than I ever did before what a blessing good friends and good in-laws are.

The time we spent in the hospital was not easy, I had a few days where everything seemed to be going wrong and to be honest I did not always handle it with the grace that I wish I could have. Besides my awesome husband, my friends and family really made things a lot easier. Gash and I were continually amazed by the outpouring of love and support that we received when Ashton and Mary Seegars came into this world. We received countless texts, emails, phone calls, meals etc. and I am not sure if the people who loved on us will ever know how much it meant to us. We truly have the best friends in the world.

This weekend was just another reinforcement of how blessed we are in the friends and family department. We got to spend some quality time with some of our dearest friends and the babies got to hang out with "aunts", "uncles" and their grandparents, Kimmy and Ziggy. When I tell people how much I love my in-laws, I am usually greeted with a look of shock and a "c'mon you can tell me how you really feel". But I really do love them. It probably helps that my mother-in-law is a blonde version of my own mother, making me feel very comfortable around her and my father-in-law is one of the kindest men I know (which I am certain is why Gash is such a great father himself, we all learn by example). Therefore, it made it easy to leave the babies with their grandparents for the day while Gash and I went to the Clemson game. "Kimmy" did a great job keeping me updated with pictures of the day and my friends did a great job keeping mimosas and beers in my hand. All in all, we had a "fantastic" weekend thanks to great friends and great in-laws.

Some of our best friends came to visit . . . . ALL the way from Cincinnati!

Charlie wants to know if Ashton is a real baby . . . 

Charlie meeting his future wife. . . They totally hit it off!!

Kimmy and Ziggy with the babies. . . "babysitting"

Karen and Walker came to visit

We loved seeing Uncle Jamie!

One of the best parts of this weekend was when the babies got to spend time with their great grandparents.  Bammie, Granny and Seldom have been such a special part of Gash and I's lives and we feel so blessed that they are able to be a part of our babies lives.  What an amazing thing it is to be witness to all these generations of love!

That Bammie is so funny . . . . 

The babies loved their Great Aunt Joey . . . 

After two sets of their own, Granny and Seldom know how to handle twins!

Jay and Jeannie showing the babies how the twin thing is done

James loved the babies and gave them lots of kisses!

Mason was so great with the babies . . . I see a babysitter in the future!!

Four generations of Seegars. . . 

One of my favorite views. . . 

Trying to calm two hungry babies while daddy gets the bottles ready

Checking out her daddy

All three kids taking a nap

We were TWO Months on Saturday!