The twins at 5 months


Adrian and Jeremiah at 5 months

Age: 5 months



Adrian Joseph



Jeremiah Tyler


Adrian is 15.6 lbs and Jeremiah is 15.8 lbs! They are wearing size 1 and 2 diapers (1’s during the day and 2’s at night) and 6 month clothing!

I dropped my usual format with the monthly posts… I think it’s easier to just write off the top of my head! ūüôā

Fun facts about the boys these days:

  • Love eating their hands
  • Rolling side to side
  • We find them in all kinds of different areas and directions in their cribs
  • Sleeping through the night! Yay! Adrian sleeps like a log, bless his heart. Jer has had a rougher time, but he is getting it!
  • Grabbing toys put in front of them and trying to put them in their mouths (I put my hand in front of Jer’s face and he grabs my fingers!)
  • Both developing very similarly in terms of milestones. Jer a little faster, but Adrian is right behind
  • Holding heads up a lot better. Still wobbly though!
  • Distinct sounds: crying – we are better at distinguishing a “fake” or attention cry versus a real cry
  • Babbling is not only louder and more frequent, but it is insanely adorable! (My personal favorite is when the boys are crying and babbling. It’s as if they are complaining about life and want you to feel their pain!)
  • Blowing raspberries
  • Enjoying baths a little more, although sometimes they are just ready for bed already and start crying like crazy
  • Looking at their hands – they are SO intrigued!
  • Starting to place their hands on their bottles or at least hold your finger as you hold their bottle


Memorable moments:

Jer cried BADLY one night. He was inconsolable by our family members who were at the house helping watch the boys. We realized it was bedtime for the boys and had a feeling Jer was getting used to his Papa putting him down for bed. The minute the hubs took Jer, he was calmed down and was able to get put in bed. It was a sure sign that Jer knows bedtime routine = Papa Bear. Hubs was so proud and happy!

Jer flipped onto his belly during the night! It only happened once, but I was half freaking out, half excited when I saw it on the baby monitor!

Adrian is such a champ in general for sleeping through the night and staying either asleep or at least calm as his brother wakes up screaming.


Some happenings lately… I have SO many more pictures to add, but here are a few for now!

Sans rival (Filipino cake) to celebrate their 5th month!


The boys got Sophia teethers for Christmas! Here’s Adrian:


And Jeremiah:


Brother time is always the best:)


Soaking EVERY.SINGLE.MOMENT I can with these two. I return to work in three weeks!!! Adrian:




We watched Disney’s Frozen at the Folsom Palladio with my sister. It was awesome! Loved that Idina Menzel was in it. Hubs and I are BIG fans of Wicked and I’ve always loved R.E.N.T.



I’m so happy that we are able to go out every so often and enjoy time away from the boys. We miss them DEARLY, but mommy/daddy time is very much needed to keep the love burning!

Going to hit publish on this post even though I am missing so many updates. The boys’ baptism, Christmas, visit from their Lola and Lolo… Thanks for reading!

The twins at 3 months

Three months! (Adrian - L, Jeremiah - R)

Three months! (Adrian – L, Jeremiah – R)

Age: 3 months


Adrian at three months!

Adrian at three months!

Adrian Joseph

Stats: 13.1 lbs, 1 foot 11 inches

Wearing: Still 3 month clothing and size 1 diapers

Favorites: staring at light fixtures and windows, the activity mat and teddy bears hanging from the Pack N Play

Least favorites: tummy time!

Signature moves: high pitched cry/scream, grunting and bearing down from head to toe, a really big FROWN when he’s sad! and pushing himself away/off of you as you hold him, sleeps with arms in touchdown position or spread apart, holding hair behind head with one hand,¬†“standing: on your lap when you hold him up

Mom’s proudest moment: getting very good at nursing, his growing alertness and smiles

Dad’s proudest moment: his (big) appetite, being chill and not having tantrums (those were the hub’s own words)

Other milestones: starting to smile, coo, and react to us talking to him, kicking off of us while holding him


Jeremiah at three months

Jeremiah at three months

Jeremiah Tyler

Stats: 12.9 lbs, 1 foot 11 inches(TBD – doctor visit in one week! But they must be at least 13 lbs each by now…)

Wearing: Still 3 month clothing and size 1 diapers

Favorites: being held, activity mat and teddy bears hanging from the Pack N Play

Least favorites: tummy time, second half of feedings (cries for more food, but makes it difficult to feed him the rest)

Signature moves: crying really loud (“big boy cry”), making funny froggy faces, strong kicks, “standing: on your lap when you hold him up,¬†holding hair behind head with one hand

Mom’s proudest moment: better at nursing, how much he “talks”

Dad’s proudest moment: more reactions talking to him, pushing off of boppy during tummy time

Other milestones: continuing to smile, “talk,” and react to us


I absolutely cannot believe how big they are. They’ve grown so much!!! If you want to see how far they’ve come along, check them out at One Month and at Two Months!

We’re still tired and sleep-deprived, but we’re loving our boys so much! They are so much more interactive and social. No longer do they just stare blankly into space. No, they are engaged and focused on our faces. They are trying to understand and organize the amazing world around them. They respond to voices and to noise. They follow our movement across the room with their eyes and even turn their heads. They are getting loud. Oh, they are loud. I thought Adrian was done with his high pitch screams, but just the other day, they were still very much there during a diaper change. You would think I was torturing the boy! And Jeremiah. He goes from 0 to 60 in one second! It’s amazing how loud he has gotten. I call it his “big boy” cry. He really yells! You can have a bottle right in front of his face and he still cries like you’ve abandoned him for good. We don’t like listening to our boys cry, but even if they are loud and make us tense, they are so cute! Adrian has a real frown, like it’s not just a pout. It’s an upside-down smile. Jer sort of “talks” through his cries. I sometimes imagine he words he’s saying such as, “C’mon people! It’s only a bottle of milk every three hours!” or “Where did you go? I’m much fun to play with and you walked away!” These boys are getting so big and we are trying our best to savor each minute and keep up with their increasing needs. It’s a lot of work and it’s so worth it.


I really need to post more often so that I don’t bombard you with a gazillion pictures. Hope you don’t mind:) Thankfully, I have my handy dandy smartphone and an APP called Photo Grid, which helps me put together really nice collages in seconds. Consolidation!

I’m sad that it’s come to weekly posts (if that). But the same time, I am glad I manage to get something new every so often. I know it will be great to look back at this journey of ours. Now onto the update…

We made it through one whole month since the hubs returned to work! Hooray! We survived!!! It’s super hard to hold them both at once. I could never do it standing, but I will do it while on the floor or on a bed.


So grateful, as always, for the help from my family, especially my sister! She really is the best with the boys. I love seeing her interact and take care of them.


Here’s a peek at some of the things that go on during our days…

The boys in their jammies! Love seeing these smiling faces. They are seriously what get you through the day.


Tummy time! I need to increase the length of time on their tummies. It’s such an easy thing to do and yet time slips by and I forget to do it! Both boys are really good with holding their heads up if you put them onto your body facing you while you are at an incline (such as on the couch). However, they do not like being completely flat on their tummies! But tummy time is good for strengthening their neck muscles, which in turn prepares them for… crawling! (yikes, not yet!)


Some brother time each day. It’s SUPER important to me. Look, they’ve got fist-pumping down!


Here are those teddy bears they love. They hang from their Pack N Play. ¬†I’ll shake the bears a little bit or make them “talk.” It’s so amazing what kind of sounds come out of your mouth and what kind of pitches you reach just to entertain your baby.


Adrian loves staring at our wedding canvas above the fireplace. The hubs says, “maybe he’ll be an artist!”


They boys nap all around the clock. It’s super hard to get them to nap at the same time, let alone for the same amount of time. If I’m lucky, I’ll get maybe 20-30 minutes to myself (it’s not even being selfish, I have to pump, wash bottles, eat, or just use the restroom in that time!).

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The day seems long…


…but before we know it, Papa is home! It’s the absolute number one joy in my heart to see my husband playing with our children.


This past weekend was Hannah Lei’s first birthday party! It was WAY TOO CUTE how Hannah reacted when taking pictures with the boys. In her mama’s words, she was SMITTEN! Do you see the way Adrian is looking at Hannah? Uh ooh! Trouble already!!!


We got to celebrate the boys’ first Halloween!!! First they rocked the super cool onesies from their Auntie Abby & Uncle Will.


Oh how I love silence in the house when both boys are asleep. It is music to my ears…


My mama (Granma) and my sister (Auntie Ninang). They came over with last-minute decorations and candy so we could pass out to trick-or-treaters for the first time from our house!


The boys in their costumes! Introducing, Jer Bear and Sharky Jr.!!! We have come up with the nickname, “Jer Bear,” for a long time now. It seemed super fitting to dress him up as a little bear. As for Adrian, a lot of folks say he looks like me and the hubs’ nickname for me when we were dating was “Sharky.” So a shark he was!PhotoGrid_1383276660594

Are they the cutest or what?


Social babies, first trip to the park, and red envelopes


It’s been… oh, I don’t know, a couple of weeks since I went for that first run postpartum? My excuses reasons are that I can barely catch a break to eat, sleep, and take a shower (sorry, TMI) as I juggle these twinfants (<– haha, do you like that one?), and that I heard I should be careful when getting back into work out mode because it can mess with milk production. Of course I don’t want to be a complete lazy bum, so I compromise by carrying the babies a lot (that’s 11 pounds of arm strength training!) and sometimes doing squats or lunges as I hold them! Hopefully we can go on more walks so at least I am getting sunshine and moving about ūüôā

Ok, let’s get to the good stuff! Some fun pictures I want to share that I didn’t get a chance to upload on my¬†Instagram, which, by the way, you can find more pictures and updates! See #thedeleontwins, lol.

Here’s Adrian doing a great job on tummy time! It’s usually not his favorite.

Jeremiah making some silly and cute faces! Both boys are getting more social and giving us the most darling smiles. This past week is when we saw the first signs of being social. They are jumping and kicking a lot. It looks like they are so happy and excited when we talk to them and it just fuels us up with happiness. 

PhotoGrid_1381724926146My big thing I’ve started in the past few weeks is… BROTHER TIME!!! I love the idea of the boys learning to get along as early as possible. Since they were in the NICU for their first few weeks of life, they had to be separated=( But now that they are free to move about the country (did you hear that Southwest Airlines voice?), I place them together in their Pack n Play in the mornings after a good feeding. It’s so much fun and SUPER cute! Some days go really well and I find myself literally saying, “Thank you, boys!” out loud because I get a break to finally eat a good meal or freshen up from a long night or even catch just a few more Z’s. Adrian tends to be a lot more chill. Sometimes he even looks frozen, staring off into space. Meanwhile, Jeremiah is just the squirmy wormy and is always moving! He sometimes can move so much that he kicks his brother and then soon they are “fighting” for space in the pack n play. Often times, I start to hear someone crying, or both of them crying, and find one brother’s hand is in the other’s face and that brother is actually trying to eat that hand! It’s the funniest thing ever. Lately, when I hear crying, I am telling the boys to work it out! And then the sweetest thing happens, they fall asleep next to each other! It’s definitely a double blessing. Having twins is awesome: built-in playmates!


Thanks to Auntie Tiffany and Ate Sophia for the super cute onesies! And the clever captions are compliments of Auntie Aur! ūüėČ


“Nerdy birdy!”


“Suit and tie!”


The boys’ first trip to the park!

It is very true. Going out for walks is not only very nice, but they are a MUST! We went out for a family walk to the park that is really close to our house. Sometimes I am just drained and don’t know how I could possible find the energy to pack up the boys and go for a walk. But once it happens, I am so grateful and so happy! The weather was really nice and we especially need to take advantage before it gets too cold. The boys seem to enjoy it, at least no major crying during the trip, just slight fussing, but overall they did great! It will be so much fun to see the boys grow up with this park. I can see them taking over once they are of age…


Check out four amazing generations! Pictured here are my dad, myself, my Lola (grandmother), and the boys! It was such a blessed moment to see the boys meet their great-grandmother. 


And look! Goodies! My father’s father was Chinese (he passed away when my dad was a teen). Hence the red Chinese envelopes that are given out on special occasions. They are filled with moolah! I’m so excited to start the boys’ first savings account. I remember growing up and getting money/checks for birthdays and Christmas and my mom would deposit all of it into an account for me and I would watch it grow. Slowly, but steadily!¬†

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The boys had their two-month wellness checkup (doctor’s visit) today! I would share pictures and stories, but I will just save it all for next time! All I can say for now is, WOW are these boys growing!!! They are caught up in height and weight, even WITHOUT adjusting for their prematurity! It’s hard to believe these boys were so little once. Look how small they used to be! Confirming once more… the days are long, but the years are short. As much hard work as juggling these babes can be, time is FLYING, people!!! Every change I get, it’s so important to stop and soak in every detail of their existence.¬†