Joe and I were so excited on Sunday to capture Lily's first real smile on camera. I have no idea what we did to make her smile like that, but we are thrilled beyond words with the pictures! The Bug is cuter than ever when she smiles! Maybe she was just happy with her outfit. Since the babies stay in the house most of the time, I mostly dress them in sleepers since they are comfy and easy when it comes to changing diapers. But I recently realized that Charlie and Lily have a bunch of adorable outfits that they've never worn - and will outgrow soon! So I decided to go ahead and get them dressed days, at least for photo opportunities. I figure that each outfit should be worn at least once before it no longer fits!
On Friday, we did get out of the house and it was lots of fun! Charlie, Lily and I met my friends Trish, and her twins Angela and Daniel, and Gretchen, and her twins Michael and Daphne, in the park for an afternoon walk. It was something that I could actually do with other babies, since everyone was in their own stroller and we were outside. We had a great time strolling through the park, and learned that three sets of multiples attract a lot of attention. We look forward to doing it again soon!
This morning I took Lily to the pediatrician in response to her strange behavior of the past week. We think it's her reflux bothering her, so her doctor prescribed Zantac for us to try. He said it should help relieve some of the discomfort she feels after eating. I had it flavored with cherry so she can enjoy it :)
Otherwise, things are good! I spent the last two nights trying to get a Christmas card photo of the babies and have failed so far. Charlie and Lily just don't seem to share my vision! We'll keep working on it though! Joe and I are really looking forward to the holidays! This time last year we were very depressed after coming off our second failed IVF. This year, we will be celebrating the season with our two little miracles and we couldn't be happier! We can't wait to hang stockings, sing the babies Christmas carols (okay, I may have already started that) and set up a tree. We plan to take the babies on a drive to look at Christmas lights and hopefully through one of those holiday light shows, and possibly take them with us to pick out a tree if it's not too cold. Thanksgiving will be great too! We're going to take the babies to Crackers house for dinner - the guest list consists of just my parents, sister and Nana, so we know we can enjoy ourselves in a nice, germ-free environment! Bring on the turkey!
Finally, I need to thank my awesome friend Lauren. On Saturday, Lauren stocked my freezer with delicious homecooked meals - ziti, meatloaf, soup, taco bake. Be sure to visit her blog for all the recipes! This is so wonderful because there is rarely time in the day right now for me to manage to make dinner. Joe and I are so thankful for her and all the nice things she and her husband Pat have done for us this past year. This was the same day that Joe's aunt Rhea and Uncle Larry stopped by with a full meal they'd made for us - meatloaf, pasta, bread, salad and cookies! And just last week, Joe's friends Paula and Josh sent us ziti, bread, salad and cookies too! We have the best friends and family!
Trish, Gretchen and I enjoy a nice fall day in the park with our little loves.