As we have come to know our little girls, we have also come to realize just how different they really are, looks and personality both.
Let’s start with the eldest, Lisa.
First her skin tone is a bit jaundiced, it’s true, but she’s our blond. She has a cute button nose and a smaller forehead. Her left ear has extra skin at the top. Lisa is rather interesting because some days she sleeps great, and others she’s fussy and loud. She’s not a great latcher because she never wants to open her mouth big enough, but she is allowed a pacifier. (She’s the one on the right.)
Alison is our pinker, paler baby, with a big forehead, and a bump in her nose. She’s our brunette and has longer hair than her sister. Her ears have little “dimples” or indents on the outer rims. Alison is a great eater and opens up nice and big, though she roots all the time. She’s our little piggy, but she is not allowed a pacifier just yet. And believe it or not she actually rolls onto her side already! We lay her on her back to sleep and almost instantly she rolls to her right side. She will be a handful, that’s for sure.
But, there are many similarities. Both are stinkin’ adorable and cute, and both have projectile poops from time to time, usually in the middle of the night when Grandmere Fagan is changing them. (They have yet to do it to me, thankfully). They both get fussy and cry. They both love mommy’s milk. They share the same clothes, are the same size and age, and like the be held. They both have big hands and feet with long fingers and toes. They both have their father’s muscular thighs.
In a lot of ways I feel like they are just as much sisters as twins, and they make me think about me and my closest sibling, my sister Brittany, and how much we do NOT look alike, but how much we do have in common, and at the same time don’t have much in common. In other news, we had some visitors this week! Grandma and Grandpa Warren came to visit for a day. And we all had a great time together.
And my sister Brittany and her husband Joe are coming out to Utah in a couple weeks for our babies’ blessings at church. We are very excited to see them! It has been a long time since we’ve seen them.
Also, in order to avoid cabin fever, especially for me, the milk cow, we’ve made an effort to get out a little each day, sometimes with everyone, sometimes just me and Josh, and sometimes just me and Susan. One day we went up to campus and walked around. It wore me out. I am still recovering from major surgery afterall. Josh had a great time pushing the stroller and the girls, while Susan and I struggled, especially up the last hill. Let’s just say I had a great nap that afternoon when we got back home.
And in OTHER news… Josh did not get into grad school at BYU and he is currently applying for teaching positions just about everywhere, from Provo to Baltimore. Only time will tell where we will end up, but we have faith that everything will work out how it is supposed to. And Josh is still working hard to finish up everything he needs to for school. He’s almost done! And we are all very proud of him! Oh, and I should be just fine for the semester as well. I just need to make a book or two for bookbinding, turn in some art, and I’m done for the semester and on my way to graduate. Life is looking up!
Here’s some more fun pictures of the girls, cause that’s what you really want, right?
Lisa is tasting her sister… and decides she smells like mom and tries to feed on her… It’s revenge. (See last post.)
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