I’ve been slacking a little in the “Blog Post” department, but I can say that twins, a 7 year old, work, and my wife keep me very busy. I find myself starting posts (there are probably 3 in queue which I will be combining in this post) and never finishing them, because even when I do get a few minutes, something else takes over! Nonetheless, I missed weeks 6 & 7, so here they are!
I looked back at some of the other weekly pics, and Levi is NEVER looking at the camera. He’s gonna be just like Mommy, and of course Noah is a total ham like Mama! Life at home has totally improved! It has been getting better on a daily basis. The boys have started to stay up more during the day, and are sleeping better at night (Thank the LAWD for 5-6 hours at a time). The past couple of days, thanks to daylight savings time and the warmer NY weather (YES 45-50 degrees!) we have been able to go out for walks when I get home from work around 6pm. Callie is waiting for me with carriers and the boys in their jackets and Mary with her helmet and scooter. It’s really awesome to be able to go outside, holding my wife’s hand, baby wearing, as Mary rides like a bat outta hell (or a kid cured of cabin fever, but it’s all the same isn’t it?!) around the neighborhood. I love the idea of giving LGBT families a face and a presence in our community, and since so many people know us individually and not really as a couple, it’s nice to show them that these 2 “really nice young ladies” are together and raising a beautiful family. I think I’ve done a 180 since my post 2 weeks or so ago, and am really starting to appreciate and enjoy my life and the awesome little memories that my family is creating. So here’s to continued warming of the weather and the possibility of keeping our boat for one more summer (thanks to my mother and father in-love)!
Today, our little guys turn 2 months old! Where is the time going!?! It seems like just yesterday I was in my room, pacing the floors, yelling at Callie to hurry up in the shower so I could call the Dr., trying to figure out what to pack for the hospital! I’ve decided to bypass the weekly updates (they really aren’t that interesting when they are this little) and go to monthly photos since that’s when you can really start to see some of the changes and developments they are making. Either way, it’s so exciting to see! This month (well, the last week or so really) the boys have started to be more alert and aware of their surroundings. They are noticing things like the cat darting around, the pinwheel spinning pretty colors on the windowsill, and Elmo on “Plaza Sesamo” because I torture Callie into playing Spanish Sesame Street as background noise as well as Spanish nursery rhymes when I’m not home so the boys get familiar with the language (still speaking strictly in Spanish to them). They love flashing lights and high pitched sounds. They are holding their heads up longer during tummy time, and not spitting up as often. They drink 3oz during the day, but 4oz right before bed time. They are more active during the day and staying up in longer intervals. Callie and I have resumed our snugglefest at night, and were even able to get in a game of Scrabble on Monday night, which was really nice. Who knows?! We might even be able to get in a movie on Netflix! ::GASP:: Normalcy is slowly returning…slowly. And my favorite thing so far—–>SMILING! Those boys have started smiling up a storm! There is nothing like coming home from a long, tiring day at work, giving them a cuddle and in middle of talking to them, they flash you this huge gummy, drooly smile! Melts my heart every time.
Lastly, on this Mendez Family update, my sister has asked me to be her “Best Lady” at her wedding!! I KNOW RIGHT!!! It’s a title that I’ve given myself, mainly because there is no wedding party at all, but you need people to give a toast. And besides, “Maid/Matron of Honor” sounds a little too feminine for my liking, and I’m pretty sure the suit and bow tie will throw things off too. Also, somehow, I am officiating their wedding, which to me has been the biggest deal of all. My sister has so much faith in my “stage presence, diction, and humor” (lol) that she asked me yesterday, and of course, I said i would totally do it! So this morning, my mission was to look at a ton of websites to see what the quickest and cheapest way to get ordained in NY is. I think I have completed that goal. Now, I have to figure out what the heck I’m gonna do for a Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party, Ceremony and Best Lady speech. Originally, the wedding was supposed to be May 2016, but their application for their condo fell through (something about a lawsuit on the management company, so no fault of my sister and her soon to be husband) so they moved it up to AUGUST 1ST!!! So yesterday after work, I met my 2 sisters in NYC to go dress shopping. It was a lot more fun than I had expected, and it I can’t tell you how excited I am to be such an integral part of her special day. I got super emotional seeing her in her gorgeous dress ( She found THE ONE!) and can’t believe that my little sister is getting married to an amazing, wonderful, kind and loving man (who is amazing with children and can’t wait to have some!). Just a few more months until her special day, and our bond as sisters grows stronger. So I’ll be an ordained minister in a week, getting ready to officiate my sisters wedding! Who woulda thought!?!