Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easter Basket II

Lucy won - hurrah. Not that I'm competitive or anything - but Yay Lucy!

Practising sitting up...

Charlotte and Tom in the park today. Tom has pretty much got it - Lottie is lesss steady.

Blue Savannah

Eddie got me the Erasure "Best of...." for my birthday.... Just been playing it whilst sterilising bottles and doing kitchen things... singing songs at the top of my voice and dancing. Lottie thought this was very funny. Tom was less amused. Who would have thought that I would have known all the words to all the songs!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lucy's Easter Basket

Lucy has an Easter Basket competition at school tomorrow. This is her entry.

In Line Skating Lucy

New black roller blades that we got for Lucy today...

Sleeping through

Hurrah! Lottie slept through (from about 9pm (GMT) to about 8am (BST) ).

Don't expect her to repeat it anytime soon but still.... Hurrah!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Weights at 28 weeks

I had the twins weighed today:

Tom: 18lbs 8 oz (8.425 kg)
Lottie: 16 lbs 7 oz (7.485 kg)

Both still on their curves (Tom on 75th and Lottie on 50th)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Coughs and Colds

We're half way through week 2 of a lot of colds. Tom has now got the stinking cough which prevents him from sleeping and made him puke up his milk yesterday. Lottie started with the cough a few days before. Lucy seems to have got something which makes her feel like she's going to be sick - but she hasn't actually been sick. She keeps heading off to school though. I'm snotty too - Eddie has come out the other side though - hopefully.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sitting up

Not totally there yet - which puts them a bit behind Lucy we think. However they are getting there - They can both sit up for a bit before they forget what they are doing and lose balance.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Weetabix and Porridge

Weetabix - not so popular - bit too chewy I think.

Porridge - (Heinz baby variety) - up there in the super popular category - along with the pureed carrots and fromage frais.

Tom has discovered that talking while eating is funny and usually ends up with the kitchen being covered in food!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Just before Lucy kneeled on Tom's hand...

They were having a lovely time. Tom was really enjoying being looked after by Lucy and she was doing a smashing job.

Shrieking children

Lottie has been in a bad mood for days. Don't know if it's because of her cold or her teeth or what but she's nearly always grizzling. She fusses if she's not put on the floor - but when I put her on the floor she does as many sideways rolls as it takes to bang her head on the nearest obstacle - Or she just rolls on to her front and gets stuck and starts crying. Tom is just being charming - however he has no teeth coming through and his cold isn't so bad.

Lucy kneeled on his hand earlier though - which made him squeal for about 5 minutes - Lucy however squealed for about half an hour because she was so upset.

What fun we have.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lucy's City Skyline

Lucy drew this rather fab picture this evening


Flip - that's a bit of an odd fruit. I can't believe I've never prepared one before - but I can't have. I was slightly bewildered by the seeds - but I scooped all the crap out of the middle and peeled the outside off and then blended the fleshy bit - and it was well received.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Eddie is outside doing battle with a butchered chicken and the barbeque. The neighbours just came round to check we were in and that the house wasn't burning down. Good start to the first BBQ of the year :)


They've been doing pretty well with all the homemade purees so far - carrot was successful, as was sweet potato and the butternut squash - when mixed with baby rice and a bit of milk. Aplle and pear puree for pudding went down well too. So I'm just waiting for the rebellion when lumps are introduced now!

Practically grown up

T & C checking out the baby seats at Debenhams today. We all walked down to the farmer's market at Souhsea.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Teeth @ 6 months

Twins were 6 months on the 11th - I noticed Lottie has 2 bottom teeth coming through earlier today when we were sat in Debenhams having coffee.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Swings with Lucy's chum

Went to the playpark with Lucy's friend after school. Lucy has Lottie and her friend has Tom...

Monday, March 09, 2009

Tea Time

After bananas and fromage frais...

Annabel Karmel

Hmmm - how flipping difficult is it to buy ice cube trays these days. Can't find ANY in shops that aren't shaped like dolphins or whatever. Have ended up ordering some fancy pants Annabel Karmell ones from eBay.... we shall see....

Friday, March 06, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Blimey - an all round success. Lottie quite liked giving hers a suck - and they both thought it was the best thing ever when it was mushed up with milk.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fromage Frais

Tolerated by both..

Sweet potato and butternut squash

Messy and not well received by either!

Monday, March 02, 2009


The coped fine at sleeping in their own room.

And banana again

Almost finished a whole half of banana between them today - admittedly mostly Tom.

Going to get some ice cube trays today so I can get busy with the hand blender and sweet potatoes.

We all went swimming yesterday - well - Lucy and Eddie swam - Tom, Charlotte and I sat and watched.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Own Bedrooms

Going for the first night with the twins in their own rooms tonight... fingers crossed.

Apple and Pear again

Yup - not too bad if I steer clear of baby rice I think. Tom had a few spoonfuls quite happily and Lottie had a few too - but spat them out again. Got High chairs yesterday - but they're not quite good enough at sitting up to try them yet. I'm using bouncy chairs at the moment - which has it's own problems as Tom smashes his leg about whilst eating which bounces the chair - so his head is rocking backwards and forwards.