Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Like Father, Like Daughters...

Rachel took this picture the other day when the three of us were still sleeping.

Oh, interesting fact here. Had the girls gone the full 40-week term, they would have been scheduled to have been born yesterday (8/21).

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Three Weeks Old

With the girls now being three weeks old and each weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz., I thought that we would shoot some video and post it on the web of what they look like now and how they are acting. Enjoy!

Updated on August 23, 2007 @ 22:18 MST

Monday, August 6, 2007

We're Jammin'!

I was reading in one of the free baby magazines that Rachel received about music and how it helps your child in many areas. One of the albums they just happened to list was Bob Marley's Legend (because the rhythmic beat in music helps the child, and you know Bob Marley). Well guess who has that album...? Guess who's listening to it right now...?

It seems to be helping since I just placed those speakers in there. Don't worry, the volume is at a reasonable level. Plus, the speakers appear to be working better then the ear bud/head phones that we had in there (away from the girls reach). The second I started to play the music, they both stopped fussing and as I write this and watch them with the baby monitor, they are in the same position when I started the music. Finally, some peace and music!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Where Did We Come Up With Their Names?

Although this has not been asked to me personally (possibly to Rachel, but not me), I thought it would be interesting to have you know, "Where and how did we come up with their names?"

Well, as many of you may know, we have had the name Chloe picked out for the longest time. The only thing was, when people asked, "So, have you come up with another name yet?", we would jokingly reply, "Chloe, and Chloe's sister". Until the Saturday or Sunday after their births, we really had nothing official for another name.

Rachel and I have been talking about different names, and whether or not we wanted to name them after my grandmothers, Maxine and Ada (as per Rachel's request). But However, a few weeks before they were born, I was thinking, let's take out the letters in both Rachel and my name (Ryan) that are in our last name (Sharich). For example:


So all we have left are the letters, E L Y N. The first name I could think of at the time (and can only think of) was Lyne (pronounced, Lynn). But it was pointed out that the way that it is spelt, makes it pronounceable like the word "line.

Well, since Rachel wanted to use my grandmother Ada's name somehow as our daughters names, I was thinking, what about Adalyne (Add-A-Line), but I wanted it to sound more like is was spelt how it is now, Adelyn (Add-A-Lynn).

So the night before they wanted us to fill out the official paper work for their names, Rachel and I wrote down the names we wanted to possibly use. We came up with were: Adalynn, Adelyn, Adalyne, Jessica (my half-sisters name), Pearl (the month of June birth stone), Bonnie (Rachel's grandmother's name), Marie (my mom and sister's middle name), Elizabeth. After talking about it, we decided to use Adelyn Marie and Chloe Maxine, but we call Adelyn "Ady" for short.

And there you have it...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

"Boom! 3.5 On A Belly-Button Wrap-Up! That Is A New State Record" - Brian Regan

After many much "moosen" time that I have been allowed to be on the computer while family is here to help with the babies during the day time, all the photos are up on my Photos page. I have added captions to help you know what is going on in some of the pictures. Just hover your mouse pointer over the thumbnails.

Then while Rachel was talking to her dad, she had the idea of taking some video and posting it on the web so everyone (who does not live nearby and who has not yet seen the babies) can view the girls move around, instead of seeing what they are like by looking at all the many photos. So here you go...

UPDATE: (8/4) Both Rachel and I goofed in that video of our girls below... We called each kid by the other child's name. So Chloe (awake) is on the left, and Adelyn (asleep) is on the right. The original video has now been deleted and was replaced with this video.