Sunday, September 30, 2007

Out Cold and Donovan in the Bumbo

Donovan very happy in his Tux!

Hayden Sleeping in his Tux!

Donovan suffocating in the Death Wrap!

Party at the Motel, Hotel, Holiday Inn . . . Say What!

S#*% Storms!

The boys have been unleashing a rash of nasty diapers lately. As many of you know, we classify these diapers as S#*% Storms. We will not be posting any pictures of these S#*% Storms, because that would be flat out disgusting.

That said, we are often asked when we are changing a diaper why we make comments such as:

"Wow, that S#*% Storm was an S3!" or
"I think we got an S4 on our hands," or
"Honey, get another box of wipes, I think this might actually be the S5!"

The reason for our comments when changing a diaper is so that we can rate the intensity of the S#*% Storms. Our classification system is similar to the classification system used for rating the intensity of Tornados. The Fujita Scale, which uses a strength rating system based on torando damage and wind speed goes from F0 (baby tornado) to F6 (inconceivable tornado).

Our S#*% Storms classification system depends on the number of baby wipes used to clean up the disaster. Most are S1 S#*% Storms, but I just had a S3 S#*% Storm when the Huggies rag that Hayden was wearing leaked out all over his outfit. Thanks again Huggies! We have had several S3 S#*% Storms and a few S4 S#*% Storms, but we have not had an S5. We think if we had an S6, we would have to burn the outfit and whatever the boys were sitting on or laying in as well.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Guess who put them in the Pumpkin outfits?

Congratulations Uncle Brett on your 420th career touchdown pass.

Friday, September 21, 2007

You thinkin' What I'm Thinkin' . . . Duck Attack Mutha . . . .

Hayden getting attacked by the duck while in the swing, Donovan getting attacked by the duck while in the Sauca'!

Hangin' in Hayden's Crib, the Swing and Ol' Exersaucer

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Heavy D and the Chunkapiller

The big boys went to the doctor today to get some shots and to get checked out by their doctor. The Big D weighed in at a crushing 13 lbs. 12 ozs and 23 1/2 inches long. Mister Hayden weighed in at 13 lbs 9 ozs and was 24 1/2 inches long. Both boys are growing well and have moved into the bottom 25% of weight for their age. That was a big jump from the bottom 5%. Donovan is still in the bottom 10% for his length.

We both went to the doctor with the boys, because today was "Shot Day"! The boys will probably enjoy a different type of Shot Day when they go to college or join the military some day, but for now this was the "unfun from the start kind of Shot Day!"

Normally, the doctor's office puts the boys on a lethal injection-type table with straps in order to administer shots. I guess someone "complained" to the health department, so now the parent(s) get to hold the baby down. I guess this is some pretty potent stuff that they administer, and the boys are automatically banned from playing baseball for the next six months. That said, I left before the shots were administered, but there is a nasty rumor floating around that both Donovan and Hayden voiced their displeasure to the entire Doctor's office. They both got some heavy doses of tylenol tonight, so hopefully they feel better in the morning. Wish them well.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

First Packer Game

The Boys watched their first Packer game on Sunday! They had a good time with their dad, and they were very happy the Pack won handily! Melissa made me a Badger blanket during the game. It was a good day for everyone.

The boys also slept from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday and then again until about 8:45 a.m. (I had to go check them at 8:45 because we thought they were frozen due to the cold temps up north). We are very proud of them. We will probably pay dearly tonight.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Donovan in Green, Hayden in Blue

More Labor Day Fun! Thanks for the pajamas Aunt Laura and Uncle Scott! Everyone, please ignore the apparent cannibalism occuring in one of the photos. We had a discussion with Hayden that he is not allowed to eat his brother.

Donovan and Hayden Enjoying Labor Day



Happy Boys!

Hayden is on the left side of the picture, and Donovan is on the right side of the picture:

Happy Campers

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Lack o' Sleep

The most common question people ask Melissa and me is not "How are the boys doing?" or "Are they doing well?" Instead, the most frequently asked question is whether the boys are sleeping through the night yet (or variations thereof). People have been asking us this question since before the boys were even born.

For those of you who are concerned about the boys' sleep patterns, following is the boys' current sleep status:

(1) The boys do not sleep through the night; and even if one of them magically did, the other one would probably not.
(2) The boys sleep more at a time than they did after they came home in the end of May. In May and June, they slept for at most 1.5 to 2 hours in a row. In July, that changed to about 3 consecutive hours. In August, the boys now sleep any where from 2 hours to 5 hours at a time, which is very much appreciated.
(3) The boys do not always sleep at the same time. While one is sleeping, the other one might be up during that time.

On Friday night, Donovan slept from 10:45 pm until 4:00am. Hayden slept from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am, and then again until about 3:30 am. Both boys then slept until 6:30 am.

Thank you Mr. Donovan:

On Saturday night, the boys went to sleep at about 10:00 a.m. One woke up at 1:30 am and the other at 2:00 am. Hayden woke up at 5:30 and Donovan woke up at 5:55 am. Hayden went back to sleep, Donovan didn't.

Thank you Mr. Hayden:

Melissa and I will begin calling those who ask about the boys' sleep patterns--excluding the boys' treating physician--each time the boys wake up in the middle of the night and then again when they go back to sleep. That way, those people can "experience" how well the boys are doing at sleeping through the night, and they will have no need to ask the question, or variants thereof, as to whether the boys are sleeping through the night. As of now, they can expect between 8 and 24 calls a night.