Robbie and I spent the day yesterday in Wauconda - we visited our dear friend Becki Bellito who is on bedrest in her 32nd week of carrying twins (and trying to keep them baking for a little while longer!). We coordinated our trip with Becky and Charlotte Larson, so the 5 of us could all see each other at the same time. It was such a great day!
It was the first time Charlotte and Robbie really got to crawl around and interact with each other since they have become mobile little babies. I should correct myself - Charlotte WALKS everywhere! It is so funny to watch - it seems unnatural in a way because these little ones have always been stuck wherever they are, and those days are over.
The only pictures I took were during lunch (when my hands were free), but I have some great video of the two babies playing together later in the day. We made turkey panini's for lunch, had a mini-shower for Becki as we watched her open gifts we had gotten for the shower that ended up being cancelled because of her early labor scare, and oogled over the nursery and clothes that await the 2 Bellito boys!
Getting Robbie to eat his lunch was a bit of a task, since the Bellito's have 2 sweet dogs who caught on very quickly that where there are eating babies, there is food for them too. Robbie, being the dog lover that he is, generously shared his food with the dogs and couldn't tear himself away from them. I got desperate after a 1/2 hour of sitting with him trying to get him to finish eating that I started to blockade the dogs from his chair with my legs. :)
The babes in their travel high chairs! Robbie reached over to hold Charlotte's hand at one point, and also made himself comfortable with food sharing. He swapped a few pieces of his chicken and noodles for one of her ravioli's. What a friendly little guy.
I love this one! Char's full mouth, Robbie kicking back and staring out the sliding glass door... such serious babies.
Becki is doing SO well on bedrest - she is trying to hold off another episode of premature labor. At this point if she does begin labor the doctors won't stop her. So she is resting and taking it easy so that her boys can keep baking for as long as they can. If you saw her, you would have no idea that she is carrying twins! She is so small for having 2 babies in there. I am positive I was as big as she is right now when I delivered Robbie. She's doing a really good job of staying on the couch - which sounds like it wouldn't be that hard, but honestly it has got to drive you crazy after a while. Just wanting to get your own glass of water. Or grab a quick snack. She dutifully asks someone nearby to help her out and I know it's not easy. Matt's parents were the ones looking after her yesterday and so we got to catch up with them also and they got to meet Robbie for the first time.
We can't wait to meet these two little boys, and Robbie is excited to have a few more 'buddies' to play with!