I wonder if when they get older if they will grow to resent being called "The Twins". It just seems like they are one person when referred to that way, when in fact they are 2 very different people. Ah well, we'll deal with that when the time comes. For right now, they are "The Twins" for all intents and purposes.
Jason had this past weekend off so I asked...wait, that should be "badgered, picked, nagged, and never relented until he did it"....him to take some new posed photos of our bon bebes. He complied. Not surprising the tactics I used.
We started with doing some on Wednesday night after the kids had gone to bed. That didn't go too well. The babies didn't like it one bit! Jason did manage to get some pretty cute pics out of all the ones of them crying and screaming. Even some of the crying ones were pretty cute!
Here they are when they were first set down on the couch.
and within a few seconds this is what resulted.
However, Jason persevered. Through his frustrations and my insistence he kept on going. He did manage to catch some really memorable shots.
I thought that maybe having the two of them together would calm them down. It kind of did. It didn't cheer them up any, but, for the most part, they stopped crying. In these two, Abbey looks quite a bit smaller than Jack, however that isn't actually the case. While she may be a couple of pounds lighter (and at this age, a couple of pounds is quite a bit) they are almost exactly the same height, with Abbey about a quarter of an inch shorter. Abbey was leaning on Jack's shoulder and I was propping her up at that angle with my hand behind her back.
So we tried again on Sunday afternoon. We set it up in our bedroom with gorgeous all natural light streaming through our big bedroom windows. Jack was first because he was awake and calm and rather cooperative, well, kind of cooperative.
Then I changed Jack's clothes. He didn't really care for that and became less cooperative. I really was hoping to catch a smile, but he was not forthcoming.
Abbey woke up at about that time. I didn't have any clothes for her pulled because she had been sleeping, so while I got up to get those, Jason took a few shots of Abbey. One of them turned out pretty well I think.
Between each change of clothes Abbey wanted to be held tight to calm down. She really likes being held so close you almost feel like you will squish her tiny body. We didn't have that with any of the other kids.
Once again I wanted pics of the two of them together. I had always thought that I wouldn't dress my twins alike. After all, with them being boy/girl, you'd think it would be hard to do. Amazingly, it's not that hard at all! I admit that I do it frequently even. I will see one thing I like for one of them and then go looking for the counter part in the opposite sex. Sometimes I find it, sometimes I don't. If I don't, that may sway me to not buy the original one I liked.
When we had it confirmed that Jack and Abbey were in fact boy and girl, I went to The Children's Place to pick up some cute clothes. I had a coupon and lots of stuff was on sale, as is usual for there. This is one of the dresses that I bought.
Those are all of the pics I have of the babies right now. I have some that I need to edit that are rather recent candid shots of the older kids and I'll post those later this week.
Prayers and blessings everyone, I hope your week finds you well.