Winners!

I’m proud to say that with the support of friends and family, our twins won the photo contest!  I went shopping today and used our gift certificate for clothes and shoes.  Check out what we got for free below!

Also, this weekend the children were introduced to rice cereal and green beans!  Everett was excited to have his rice cereal “dessert” but neither were fans of my green beans.  We will try again for the next few days before moving on to other solids.  On the future menu are banana, avocado, and sweet potatoes.

Enjoy the photos from this weekend!

Love,

The Wedekemper Clan

Contest ends on Sunday!

Click here to help us win this photo contest!  If we win, the twins will receive a gift certificate for clothes and shoes.  You must have a Facebook account.

Click the link above and then click LIKE on the photo.  Simple as that!  You can also click SHARE to reach more people.  We are no longer in the need and could use some help!

Thank you!

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Love,
Eden & Everett Wedekemper

Help us win a photo contest!

If you have a Facebook account, you can help us!

CLICK HERE and then click LIKE on our photo!  After that, you can also click SHARE to post the photo on your own timeline and increase our audience.

The contest ends this Sunday, March 10th at noon.  You can SHARE it as many times as you like between now and then.  If we win, we will get a gift certificate to a local children’s clothes store.

THANK YOU to all of you that have already helped us!

Love, 

Eden & Everett Wedekemper

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Halfway to our First Birthday!

Hello everyone!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months since we came into this big world!  We have come such a long way.  We both enjoy “talking” (mostly Eden, like ALL of the time.)  We both recently rolled over from back to belly and it was very confusing.  We are growing out of a lot of our favorite clothes.  We are wearing 6 and 6-9 month sizes now. Mommy is holding on to some of our old clothing just in case we have a baby sister or brother.  We hear that our siblings are frozen in Austin, Texas!

We are very happy that Mommy is walking around the house better.  She just uses her cane now.  Her physical therapy must be going well.  We hear that her next surgery is scheduled for March 15th.

Daddy is really good at giving us nice, relaxing baths every other night.  It’s our favorite time with him. And every night, Mommy massages our feet with lavender bedtime lotion.

We really like watching Rocky run around the house.  It makes us smile and laugh because he is funny looking and is obviously crazy.

We are excited to travel to Carlyle in early April and can’t wait to meet more of our wonderful family!  Daddy plans on driving through the night so we can sleep the whole way there.  Mommy isn’t sure if she can come along.  She really wants to come with but is nervous about traveling in a giant cast and in pain.  She doesn’t want to miss our first swim in Mammo’s big pool!

Mommy entered us in a photo contest and we are in the lead for the most “likes” on Facebook right now.  If we win, we will get a lot of new outfits!

Thank you for following us as we continue to grow like WEEDS!  :)

Love always,

Eden & Everett Wedekemper

We are 5 Months Old!

Hello to our family and friends!

We are getting so big!  We like to roll on our sides and are getting better at tummy time.  [NOTE: Everett rolled over this week for the first time.]  We like to laugh loud when we get kisses.  Our favorite things are a big bottle (7-8 ounces full please!), being carried around (no, we aren’t spoiled at all!) and sleeping.  We are sleeping through the night well and that makes everyone happy.  We also love sitting on laps outside on the big rocking chairs.

We got snow this month and Dada went outside and made us a really cool snowman.  We can’t wait until we can play in it next winter and make snow angels!

Nana and Papa visited us and helped mommy for a very long time.  They fly home tomorrow and we will really miss them.  Luckily, Nana will be back late next month to help mama out with her second ankle surgery.  We are excited to have some fun time with our babysitters when mama has doctor appointments.

Mama is busy thinking about our first birthday party.  She is obsessed with giraffes, so I think there may be a few animal printed things.  :)  We can’t wait to destroy our pretty little cakes.  Mama also has been making hair bows to coordinate with Eden’s outfits.  She is walking better now with just her cane and continues to go to her physical therapy three times per week.

Dada has been busy running around outside with Rocky and lifting big weights in the garage.  He is a great role model for us… being a big, strong man and all.

Love,

Eden & Everett

4 Months Old!

Eden and Everett are growing up very quickly.  They are both sleeping through the night (Thank God!), smiling a lot, and even laughing!  Everett has the cutest little dimples and Eden likes to smile with her tongue out.  In the last few days, she has been squealing like a little piggy when I sing to her.  We are loving every second with these little angels.

We think Eden is teething because she’s been excessively drooling and sucking on anything and everything in front of her.  They have another doctor appointment next week and we can’t wait to see how big they’ve gotten!

I had left ankle surgery almost a month ago.  I’m in my second hard cast and will have it removed late next week.  I am getting around better now on my knee roller and crutches and look forward to beginning physical therapy (and a handicapped parking tag!) in January.

Hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday and enjoy the photos!  :)

Love,

Ben, Becca, Eden & Everett

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3 Months Old!

I still can’t believe it!  Our twins are growing up so fast.  They are smiling a lot more, making more noises, and focusing much better.  Everett seems interested in Eden now a bit too.  Eden loves her tummy time and they both seem to like sitting up like big kids in their Bumbo chairs.

After three long months of pumping and nursing, I’ve thrown in the towel.  It was just too difficult to juggle the babies and pump all day long.  Plus, washing the pumping accessories was a nightmare.  (My hands are still chapped.)

We spent a nice Thanksgiving on the Gulf coast.  We stayed four nights in a condo on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  The weather was beautiful.  We enjoyed a Thankgiving buffet at the on-site restaurant and the babies really liked lounging on the beach.  So happy we survived our first family vacation!  And mama only forgot a few things.  Ha ha.

Please enjoy these photos from our vacation and our wonderful Aunt Linda who’s currently visiting (and helping tremendously)!

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Newborn Photo Shoot

Trick or Treat?!  We are excited to dress up the kiddos in their pea-in-a-pod costumes tonight and pass out candy.

We had a photography session a month ago and want to share their photos with you all.  Please let me know if you would like a specific photograph and I can email attach it for you.

Hope you and your families have a wonderful HALLOWEEN!  :)

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Two Months!

Everett and Eden are TWO months old!  We went to the pediatrician on Monday and they weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 8 pounds, 5 ounces each!  They are staying awake more and are definitely more alert.  They are sleeping in their nursery cribs now.  In a few weeks we will start sleep training.  Eden makes a lot of noises… she often grunts loudly.  Her brother tends to snort when he gets upset.  They are still nursing and receiving expressed breastmilk by bottle… up to four ounces each.  I’m not sure how much longer I can keep up!  They both enjoy being outdoors in the beautiful weather.

All our love,

B&B and E&E

One month old!

Eden and Everett have had a busy first month of life!  They’ve adjusted to life at home after weeks in the NICU and had their first doctor appointment.  They both weighed about six pounds and are growing like weeds!  Because they were premature, they are considered nearly two weeks old as far as development.

My parents have been here helping since my water broke.  We are so incredibly blessed to have the extra hands!  I’m able to get sleep in between my three-hour pumping sessions at night (Thanks to Dad and Ben when they’re on the night shift!).  My mother has been taking care of all of us all the while.  Eden and Everett got a weekend visit from Pam and Gary (a.k.a. Mammo and Grandpa).  They had a great time finally being able to hold their twin grandbabies.  Everyone was also able to watch the babies during their newborn photo shoot on Saturday.

The photo below was taken yesterday.  It’s hilarious to see Everett covering his ears while Eden is fussy.  Here come their little personalities!

Love,

Becca & Ben and Eden & Everett