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Welcome to vokohtz.org. Vokohtz is a combination of the names Vokoun and Kohtz, which share a few middle letters. Jamie and Craig will be Kohtzs, and Conner and Abby will be Vokouns, but together we are the Vokohtzs.

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Happy February 19th from the Vokohtz family! The twins will be 7 months old tomorrow. It's hard to believe that they will be a year old in 5 months. Time is flying! It's both good and bad. I'm very glad that we have been keeping up with this blog. It will be fun for the twins to be able to look back on this when they are older. It's a virtual baby book!

We were all healthy for a few weeks, but we got a call from daycare on Friday that Hadley was running a fever again. She was not herself all weekend. Our daycare said that they knew something was wrong with her when she went to sleep without crying and throwing a fit. Oh Hadley! She was pretty lethargic all weekend. She was still running a fever before bed, so we might be making another trip to the doctor tomorrow. I think 4 days with a fever is worth a visit to see if she has something else wrong. I think she might be getting another tooth. They say it is an old wives tale, but I really believe that they run fevers when they are teething. Benny is feeling good and he doesn't have any teeth yet. I'm sure he will soon!

Benny is such a good eater. He will eat pretty much anything we try to give him....even if it makes him gag! Tonight he had squash and green beans. Hadley is much more picky. She wouldn't eat any of her squash. I knew she wouldn't eat green beans so we tried some prunes. She had a few bites and was done with that too. Ben usually eats her leftovers. She usually eats a little better than she has been. I'm sure it's because she isn't feeling well. She seems to love pears and carrots the most so far. She was eating so many carrots I was afraid she would turn orange!

Not much else to report. We are ready for some nice weather....I can't wait to get out for walks with the babies and Bowie. Abby is in Arizona right now with her dad at a horse show. She said it's really nice there! She comes back to the cold tomorrow. Conner stayed here....he isn't interested in horse shows.

We are anxiously awaiting the birth of our new niece on March 1 when Haley and Thomas will be welcoming their baby girl into the world. Conner, Abby, Ben and Hadley are excited to meet their new little Swiss cousin. Also, Craig and I are going to be the Godparents! We are thrilled about all of it....and we can't wait until we get to meet her in July. We are excited to see Haley and Thomas also!

Here are some pictures from the past few weeks. I think Ben said "dada" today. He doesn't know what he was saying, but it sure was cute!!

Benny food face!

This is just funny. PHOTOBOMBER!

Ben loves the iPad!

I think Hadley might actually eat her hand. At least she will be eating something.

You can see her little teeth! She wasn't crying....just screaming.

Hadley was very happy...as long as she was sitting in the laundry basket. Whatever it takes.

Playing in Hadley's crib. Naked babies!!

By Jamie Kohtz on February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Another busy week for the Vokohtz family! Benjamin started off the week with a cold and a fever. Craig stayed home with him on Monday. I stayed home with both of them on Tuesday (Hadley started running a fever also). I noticed that Ben would scream if I touched his right ear, so I took him to the doctor to get it checked out. Sure enough, he had an ear infection. We started him on an antibiotic, and he is feeling much better now. On Wednesday they were feeling better, and they had their 6 month checkups (yes, back to the doctor again). Benny weighs 16.5 lbs and Hadley weighs 14 lbs. He is such a Bubba! They had to get vaccinations, and I got a call from daycare that Ben was running a fever that afternoon so I had to pick him up. I'm sure that it was because of the shots, but rules are rules. Thursday we were finally all well, and Craig and I both got a full day of work in. Whew! Another crazy week.

Hadley's second little tooth came in on Wednesday. Those suckers are razor sharp....I sure hope Benny doesn't fall victim to her bites! She is such a little stinker. She still hates to nap, but we are used to fighting through it now. She always screams and if I bounce her in my arms she falls asleep. Ben is so easy....he just lays in his crib and falls asleep on his own. At least one of them is low maintenance.

We are introducing new foods to them about every 3-4 days. So far they love carrots, they like butternut squash and sweet potatoes, and they hate broccoli. The last three days have been broccoli days, and they haven't eaten much at all. Ben will eat anything but he was gagging a little on that broccoli. I really can't say I blame them. I love broccoli, but it's a little strange in liquid form. Tonight they get mashed potatoes, so hopefully it's a meal they will like.

We got a bunch of snow this weekend. It's funny....my weekend was pretty much the same as always....I probably wouldn't have gotten out at all if it was 50 degrees outside! Sad but true. I'm really looking forward to warm weather so that we can go for walks in the stroller again. I'm getting a little stir crazy. Luckily Conner and Abby were here to keep us company this week. Craig has been busy working on a closet down in the basement, so Conner and Abby are always a big help! I'm sure Craig will post some pictures when he gets it finished. It's a closet under the staircase where we will put our games and a filing cabinet. It is really nice!

One other highlight of this week...our pediatrician told me to start trying a little dairy to see if the babies can tolerate it. Over the weekend I had a tiny wedge of frozen pizza, some naan bread with butter, and a little bit of sour cream in my chili. They seem to be handling it very well! It's promising. I'll still follow the diet for the most part, but it's nice to know I can have a slice of pizza or a little butter without bothering the babies. I'm about 10 pounds less than my pre-pregnancy weight, so I don't want to chow down on a bunch of cheese and balloon! It sure is nice fitting into all of my clothes!

Here are some pictures from this week. I just can't believe how fast the babies are changing. It really is amazing. They are just delightful!

Conner and Benjamin taking a nap together. What a good big brother!

Trekkie babies! Ensign Benny, leave Ensign Hadleys bow alone!

Our view of the snow (and Bowie)

The babies have taken over our house. See for yourself.

Another picture of our little Trekkies. Beam me up, Benny!

By Jamie Kohtz on February 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

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