Friday, June 20, 2008

Visiting the Doctor


A couple of big girls went to the doctor today! The tale of the tape:

Ella
Weight = 9.0 lbs
Length = 21 in
Head Circ = 37 cm

Julia
Weight = 9.8 lbs
Length = 21.5 in
Head Circ = 38 cm

Doing pretty good for girls that are really just approaching 1 month old from their due date!

Each of the percentages were between 50-75%, compared to preemies born as early as they were. However the doctor given't give them any slack on their immunizations, giving them both their four vaccines for a regular 2-month old.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Calendar available

Down the right side you'll see a calendar. This has the latest on who is going to be visiting when. Still empty for the most part!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Amazing Grace

video

Lauren and Alana took part in Vacation Bible School this week, practicing for their big show during church on Sunday. This was their encore to their 2-song set!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Can I get an amen from the congregation?!


























The girls slept like this for over an hour today poolside!

How much weight did you gain?


Miss Julia got a little confused today. It wasn't three ounces she gained since her doctor's visit last week - it was 12 ounces!

Suzanne brought her in again today since she has been still spitting up. Obviously it hasn't affected her weight gain!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Gussied up

Every woman wishes she could get dressed up in her fancy dress like the girls do here!



Sunday, June 8, 2008

The reality of twins
























It's really not just kids, it really a whole operation. Meals to be planned, portions accurately measured and mixed, feedings given, diapers assessed and replaced, it just goes on and on.

Here's a little peek behind the curtain. Here is the actual tracking report for yesterday, June 7th. A little background:

  • Last night was Suzanne's shift
  • I had taken the shift the night before. Julia slept for 6 1/2 hours straight from 1 am to 7:30 am
  • Lauren decided that this night was her night that she needed to sleep with her mommy

The key part to focus on is the Sunday section at the bottom of the page:

  • Julia eats at 12:30am. "Eats at" means starting at, so depending on how long a feeding takes it could got to 1:00 or 1:15.
  • Ella eats at 1am. Kind of an anomaly for her, going about 4 hours since her last meal, since she is usually locked in at the 3 hour schedule she learned at the NICU. But don't look for that timing to hold!
  • Julia eats at 2:45 am. Definitely a quick turnaround for Julia, who is usually our big eater.
  • Ella eats at 3:30 am.
  • Julia eats at 4:30. All notions of a "schedule" are now out the window! Julia eats a total of 9 1/2 ozs in just 4 hours. Oh well, she's ready for a long nap in the morning!
  • The kicker: Poop at 4:30. Miss Lauren covers her nose with her B. About 15 minutes later she decides to sleep in her own bed!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Conked out

Miss Julia and her Dad both hit the hay early on Friday night.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Julia up to 8 lbs 13 oz!

Miss Julia got a quick visit to the doctor today because she's been pretty fussy during and between meals. The good news is she has doubled her birth weight! For her tummy the doctor reviewed her case file, saw that she was on the second-most expensive formula, and then recommended the most expensive formula. We'll see how it goes!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Check out the fancy shoes!

The girls are flashing some sweet new shoe socks. Ready for tap dancing!