Thursday, December 16, 2010

One Year Stats!

We went to Pediatrician earlier this week and it went pretty good. The only problem was that the girls both have ear infections. Needless to say, the doctor and I were SHOCKED! No one has had any kind of symptoms to make me think that they were unwell. Granted, they do have runny noses and a slight cough but we went and had that checked out a few weeks ago and was told it was a good old fashioned cold. Nothing more. So, now everyone is on antibiotics and we will be going back in about 2 weeks to have their ears rechecked and to get the 1 year shots. They had blood work done and their urine checked. Everything came out normal (Yay!). On to the good stuff!

Rebecca: weighs 20 lb 14 oz and is 28.5 inches tall

Kayla: weighs 21 lb and is 29 inches tall

They are getting so big! We are into 12 month size clothes and Kayla is starting to wear 18 month stuff already!! Yikes!

On Tuesday we went to PT and the therapist was so excited to see that Kayla was crawling for longer distances. Before she would crawl a little bit and stop. Now, you set her down and she is off and crawling all over the place. LOL. Rebecca has started cruising. Oy! She has figured out how to get from one side of the coffee table to the other on her feet!! She is going to be walking before we now it. This weekend we will be installing baby gates in the family room. Also, I plan on putting down those foam mats to make the floors easier to crawl on and if they fall down, it won't be too scary for them. Right now there is tile in there and I am terrified that one day they will lose their balance and go face first into the tile. Ouch! Tonight there is a holiday party at the place where we go for PT. I am looking forward to taking the girls to their first non-family holiday party. It should be fun. Radio Disney will be there along with other neat stuff. If Dora is there, they will be sooo excited. Well, I think they will. They have never seen life sized characters. It should be interesting. =)

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and an awesome weekend!

P.S. Shhh! Don't tell anyone but I think we are going to Philly in January (MLK weekend)! Ross is looking into flights and logistics. Eeek!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Kayla and Rebecca!!!

I can't believe they are a year old already! I am not sure when it will sink in.. Well the following are letters to my girls. So, here it goes..

Dearest Kayla,
Today is your 1st birthday! You have certainly come a long way, kiddo! I remember the very first time I laid eyes on you, all 3 lbs 2 oz of you. You were this tiny little baby but you were (and still are) a fighter. You endured 3 months in the NICU where you had 2 intestinal surgeries, a bone infection and severe Reflux. Every time the odds were stacked against you, you proved them wrong. You came home to us on March 16, 2010 weighing in at 6 lb 7 oz. You looked so skinny next to your sister but I knew that soon you would catch up and even surpass her in weight. And you did! You started growing and gaining weight as soon as you got home and you haven't looked back since. Now, on your 1st birthday you are crawling, babbling, clapping your hands and pulling up to stand. You even have 2 teeth! You love to eat cheerios, puffs and cheese as well as yogurt. You are also on to stage 3 foods now. Every day I am more and more amazed that this tiny little creature that came into this world fighting for every breath has grown into this beautiful, smart, happy little toddler. I am so incredibly proud of you and what you have accomplished in your first year of life. I am also extremely proud and honored to be your mom. Happy birthday my sweet little Kayla. I love you very very much.


Dearest Rebecca,
Happy 1st birthday! It's so hard to believe you started out so tiny. You came into this world weighing 3 lbs 6 oz and once you started growing, you took off and never looked back. You spent 1 month in the NICU and came home to us on January 15, 2010. You only weighed 4 lb 8 oz and I was shocked that they were handing me this tiny person to take home! When you came home the 1st few nights were tough only because I kept waking up to check on you and make sure you were ok. The first couple of months at home you had a bad case of Reflux and Colic. It seemed like your worst time of day was from 4-6 pm. While Mommy and Daddy were off visiting your sister in the NICU, you were at home with Grammy. Some days you would cry the whole time we were gone. Everything changed once we finally figured out what was wrong and got you some medicine. You proved that you too were a fighter in September when you came down with Meningitis. You scared us to death but just like your sister, when the odds were against you, you proved everyone wrong! You made it through that experience like it was nothing. Here we are on your first birthday and you are eating all the same things your sister is even with no teeth yet! You are also crawling, babbling, clapping hands and laughing at everything (LOL). You are even on the verge of walking! I can't believe my tiny little baby is now this beautiful, smart, funny little toddler. I am so proud of you I can't wait to see what the future holds for you and your sister. Happy birthday, Rebecca. I love you very very much.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

1 week til Thanksgiving!!!

Holy crap! How is there only 1 week left to do about a million and 1 things??? As I have probably mentioned before, I am hosting the big day at my house this year! Eeek! I am VERY excited about this and also very nervous. Most of the big stuff is done but all the little things are on the verge of driving me insane! LOL. Thankfully, I have a team of very experienced women around me ready and willing to do anything for me. I am also excited that this will be the girls' first Thanksgiving! They still inside babies at this time last year. How weird to think that 1 year ago today I was laying in a hospital bed praying to make it to 32 weeks... Incredible.

We have some big news to share!! No, I am NOT pregnant! LOL. Kayla and Becky are crawling!!!!! That's right, you heard it here first! We are finally mobile. While they are still perfecting it, I would say they are at 95%. The PT lady was quite impressed that they were able to crawl a few "steps" here and there. She says they will be at 100% in no time. Oh boy. Guess it's time to start baby-proofing. Oy! That will have to wait until after next week. Too much to do, not enough time to do it in!

Next week (after T-day) we will be having their 1 year photos taken. I am excited about this but also in complete disbelief. I say it all the time but I am still in shock that they are almost a year old. How did that happen???I have the dresses already picked out and ready to go. Now on to shoe hunting. Which, I might add is taking a lot longer than I had imagined it would.. Who knew finding size 4 baby shoes would be soooo hard!!! I have looked in 3 different stores and if I find what I am looking for there is either only 1 pair left or they are ridiculously expensive. I am sorry but I am not spending $30 (each) for a pair of shoes that they will wear twice! If they were walking, that would be different. I am off to do more searching this afternoon. =D

Well, that is all for now. I am off to do some cleaning and shoe shopping. Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wait, What?

It's November?!?!? Wasn't it just October a few days ago? Well, here we are almost 11 months old and I can't believe it!! October just flew by. Halloween was fun. The girls had a Halloween party at school and came home with like 4 bags of candy! Then on Sunday we went up to visit Grandpa Alan and got to see cousins and family we hadn't seen in a long time. The girls got to meet the cousins for the first time. We also went Trick-or-Treating. Well, technically we just went around with the other kids and got to see everyone in their costumes. I don't think the girls really knew what was going on. Next year they will probably have a better idea of what Halloween is all about. They dressed up as pumpkins this year and they looked so cute! I was very impressed at how well the girls did being away from home for an entire day! No major issues and Mommy remembered to bring plenty of diapers and Cheerios! LOL.

Now that Halloween is over it on to Thanksgiving! Holy crap the countdown has begun! I am hosting Thanksgiving this year for the first time. I am a bit nervous but VERY excited! There is sooo much to do and only a few weeks to get it all done. Mainly, I have to start de-cluttering the house. Luckily most of the common areas are clean but the family room has been taken over by baby stuff and I need to get some of it out of there to make room for seating areas and tables. The girls will be at their Grammy's house playing with their aunt, uncle and cousins while Mommy, Daddy and Grandma cook and set up stuff. There will be at least 20 people at my house! I have NEVER had that many people in my house at once before. Not even for the girls' naming party. I can't believe their 1st Thanksgiving is coming up soon! It blows my mind even more that a year ago I was pregnant, at home and on bed rest. It's crazy how time flies and now here we are getting ready to throw an awesome party! =D

In other news, this Saturday I am going to a MoMs sale for the first time. I am sooo excited about this! Why, you ask? Because I finally get an opportunity to go to a sale that is specifically for Moms of Multiples. If I find something cute, the chances of find 2 of them in the same size are quite high!! Woohoo! Also, I am hoping to find an awesome deal on another double stroller. We bought a new side by side (SBS) stroller for them and new carseats about a week ago. They LOVE them!! I want to get a second SBS stroller to have in the house in case we need it. I have also decided that I do not like my diaper bag. It does not zip shut and with everything I have to carry for them now, I need one that zips shut. The girls have a bag that zips shut for daycare and now I need one for me to carry. I am hoping to find one that is like a backpack b/c my new stroller has crappy baskets at the bottom so it would be easier to just carry my bag on my shoulders.

So, that is what's going on here. I will post some pics soon! Hope everyone has a great week.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy 10 Month Birthday (2 days late)!!!!

So, my little girls are now 10 months old. I cannot believe how fast the time is going! I say that all the time but it is so so true! I feel like they were just born and now here we are 10 months later. The girls are doing great. They are on the verge of crawling. I really think they will be crawling by the end of this month, if not sooner. They are also starting to eat Cheerios and we gave them Biter Biscuits this past weekend and they LOVED them. I had given them Cheerios about a month ago and they were not interested but I tried again a weeks ago and they loved it so now I try to give them the Cheerios for a snack every afternoon. They are getting very vocal. I don't know who will be talking first but I know they will be talking very very soon!! Becky will just start going on and on and before you know it Kayla is there chattering away too. So cute! I love hearing them "talk" to each other. I can't believe how big they are. They weigh about 20 lbs and are 28-29 inches long!! They will be graduating to big girl car seats in a couple of weeks. They will also be getting a new stroller b/c the stroller I have now is just a frame that you snap the car seats into. It worked great when they were small but now their legs are getting so long that whoever is in the back kicks the one in the front. Good times!

20 more days until Halloween. I keep going back and forth about what I want to do. I wanted to buy them some costumes but now I am thinking maybe I should make them (with my mom's help). I really want them to be dressed up as something b/c they are going "trick or treating" at school. We'll see what I can come up with. Next year I am buying them costumes and we are going around the neighborhood. =D

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone has a great week! Talk to you later.

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Ocotber already???

Wow! September just came and went so fast, my head is spinning. So, let's see.. Lots of stuff happened last month. On September 6th, Rebecca was admitted to the hospital with Bacterial Meningitis!!! It all started Sunday night (the 5th). She was a little cranky and refused to drink her 11 pm bottle. At about midnight I checked her temp b/c she was feeling a little warm to me. Sure enough, she had a temp of 101. So, I gave her some Tylenol and we went to bed. Kayla had drank her bottle and was in bed already. At about 3 am on Monday morning Rebecca wakes up screaming. I check her temp and she is up to 103. I call the doctor and the nurse tells me to give her a tepid bath, more Tylenol and recheck it again in 4 hours. So I did what she told me and at 7 am it was around 102. I fed Rebecca her bottle and called the doctor b/c now I am starting to see a rash on her chest and upper arms. I tell this to the nurse and she tells me it is probably a fever rash. Ok, she's the expert. I'll go with it. As I am talking to her Rebecca vomits up her whole bottle. I tell the nurse this and she tells me to give her Pedialyte and continue giving her Tylenol and checking her temps. If they go over 104 or she is not tolerating the Pedialyte I am to call her back ASAP. Other wise, call her at 4 pm to re-evaluate. So, again, I do what I am told. She tolerates her Pedialyte and her temps stay under 104 but she is getting increasingly lethargic and the rash is now spreading. The rash went from looking like little pin-pricks to small bruises. The rash started turning purple and angry looking. I call the doctor back and explain to another nurse what was going on. She patches me over to the Pediatrician and he says get to the nearest ER NOW!!! So, we take her to the nearest hospital and within minutes of arriving they are taking blood and urine samples. The ER docs are now asking us a million and one questions. Where have we been for the past 4-6 days? Who has been in contact with her? Does she go to daycare? Any siblings in the house? So forth and so on.. My head is spinning trying to answer as accurately as possible. Then they say they have to do a spinal tap. At this point they start saying they suspect Meningitis. WHAT?!?!? How the hell did my precious baby get MENINGITIS?????? Now I am starting to panic. Why is this happening? What is going to happen next? Will she be ok? What about Kayla? Is she infected to and we don't know it? Are WE infected? The questions just keep coming and the answers aren't good. They aren't sure how it happened. The suspect she got it in daycare. They say we have to wait and see how her body reacts to the antibiotics. They cannot guarantee that she will be ok. They are primarily concerned about whether or not she will make it through the night. You mean she might die?!?!?!? It's a possibility, they say. Also, they tell us that Kayla needs to come in to be checked out. Holy sh*t!! I cannot, WILL NOT lose my baby. I can't! This is crazy. She was fine 24 hours ago and now they are telling me that she is on the brink of death!? So, we bring Kayla in and she gets treated with prophylactic antibiotics. They tell us she is fine but to keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't start getting the rash or fevers. The whole night my husband and I slept next to Rebecca in her room. I was NOT leaving her for a second. Every time this monitor or that monitor went off I jumped up to see what it was. I knew we would be ok when morning came and nothing major had happened. To say it was the scariest night of my life is an understatement. She spent 8 more days in the hospital getting antibiotics and tests of her brain function to make sure there was no permanent damage. There isn't. THANK GOD!! She is doing great now and the rash is all but gone. She has a few spots in her groin but they are fading quickly.

Once that incident was over I got the girls back on schedule with feeding and schedules and such. We started adding lunch to the food schedule. I started them out slowly with stage 1 veggies b/c I knew they wouldn't be able to handle a 4 oz jar of food for lunch right away. I am thinking that Kayla is ready to move up to a 4 oz jar. Rebecca isn't there just yet.

In development news, the girls are ALMOST crawling! Kayla is starting to figure out how the whole crawling business works and I think with a little more practice, she will figure it out in about a week or so. Rebecca is my studier. She watches Kayla to see how she does it and I am sure once Kayla gets moving that Rebecca will be right behind her. =)

It's been a very eventful month and I am ready for October to beless eventful inthat no one gets sick. Only good events from now on! Halloween is coming up and I cannot wait to see the girls all dressed up!! The girls are having a halloween party at school and I really wantto be there to see all the kids dressed up. =D We won't be taking them trick or treating this year b/c well, they can't eat the candy. Plus we are going out of town that day to visit family. We will go next year! Well, that is all for now. Talk at you later.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Well, today we had a busy day of running errands and grocery shopping. Tomorrow we will just be home relaxing.. Starting tomorrow the girls will start having Stage 2 dinners. I had been giving them Stage 1 Meat with a Stage 1 Veggie. Today at the store I found some Stage 2 meat/veggie combos so we will be starting those. We went to the GI doc this past week and she said that we could start introducing Cheerios, Puffs and increase their solids intake. They went from taking 4 oz in the moring and 2.5 oz at dinner to 4 oz in the morning and 4 oz at dinner. I knew they were ready for that b/c I was noticing that they would get fussy after eating like they wanted more. They get a bottle with their dinner too. The Puffs are these little snack things that melt in the babies' mouths and and used to teach them how to chew and manipulate the tongue to guide the food to the back of the mouth. Kayla and Rebecca love them. The only issue I am having now is that they want to be fed like little birds instead of picking it up with their little hands. We will continue to work on that with them.

The girls are teething big time now. Rebecca has started waking up in the middle of the night crying. Last night she got up a record 7 times!!! Hopefully it will be a calmer night tonight. I bought them some of those all natual teething tablets. I am hoping they will work for them. I have heard good things about them. Eventhough they are drooling up a storm, waking at night, cranky at times and in constant need of something to chew on. I have yet to see a tooth. I will let you know as soon as I see one but for now they are still toothless..

The girls started daycare this past week and I think they like it. They had a couple of rough days but for the most part everyone at the daycare is telling me that they are having a good time. I was very nervous about sending them off to daycare but I know itis both necessary and good for them to be around other kids. One thing I do worry about is them getting sick. They came home on Friday with a runny nose but so far no fever and no other cold-like symptoms. I think it is probably teething related. I will admit it is kinda nice to have a few hours alone to get things done around the house and get things ready to go back to work. Of course, I miss them the minute they leave. *sigh* What's a mother to do?

Well, that is all for now. Time to go to sleep. Talk at you all later! =)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lipstick Moments

I have been reading this blog called Rants From MommyLand and they had a post recently called Lipstick Moments where they talk about little moments that were special to them and how fleeting they can be. So, I thought I would write down a few of my own "Lipstick Moments". Here goes..

*Staying up late giggling with my little cousin
*Waving goodbye to my grandma as she sits on the couch headed for the car to go to the airport not realizing that would be the last time I would ever see her alive.
*Meeting the man who would become my husband
*Graduating from Nursing School
*Recieving a letter from the Board of Nursing saying I passed the boards
*Becoming a wife
*Finding out I was pregnant
*My first daughter, Kayla Brynn, being born
*Two minutes later, my second daughter Rebecca Gianna, being born
*Seeing my youngest daughter for the first time and touching her fragile skin
*Seeing my oldest daughter for the first time and not being able to touch her
*Holding Rebecca for the first time and telling her I loved her.
*Telling Kayla that Mommy loved her.
*Finding out that Kayla's surgery was a success and being able to see her again.
*Feeding Rebecca at home for the 1st time.
*Holding Kayla for the first time at 2 months old
*Getting a call from the surgeon telling me Kayla was doing well from her 2nd surgery and that I could come see her now.
*Seeing Kayla and told her everything would be ok and that Mommy and Daddy are here..
*Sitting on my couch at home, holding both of my babies in my arms together for the first time.
*Sitting on the edge of my bed watching my babies sleep in the PNP together and marveling at how tiny they are..
*Listening to them laugh
*Watching them discover each other.
*Holding them in my arms as the sleep peacefully
*Watching their little faces light up when they I walk into the room.

I suppose I could go on and on but I won't for now. It is incredible how far we have come in just 8 1/2 months. There are so many little moments in life that happen and we don't realize until after the fact how precious that moment really was. Well, that is all for today. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Some Pictures. =)


This is how I found the girls after their AM nap yesterday


Saturday, August 7, 2010

7/8 Month Stats

Hey, wait a second! How the heck did I end up with almost 8 month olds already??? Well, here we are. The girls are getting bigger and bigger everyday. They have FINALLY started rolling over and now have decided to start sitting up too! Yaay! We have been trying new foods every 3-5 days and so far so good. The only one that no one seems to care for is chicken. Kayla cried her eyes out after 3 bites and refused to even drink her bottle the first time I gave it to her. I guess she was afraid it was chicken flavored. I calmed her down and got her to drink it. Rebecca is ok with the chicken but it is definately not her favorite. We also tried Beef and that one was a hit. Kayla and Rebecca both loved it. Go figure! LOL. We are officially done introducing the stage one foods. We will be starting stage 2 pretty soon. They love to eat! We have also started weaning Kayla off of her special formula and onto regular formula. Woohoo! That will save us a boat-load of money!! That special stuff was like $30 a can when the regular stuff is like $20 a can (or cheaper). She seems to be tolerating the protein pretty well. Her special formula had pre-digested proteins in it so I was worried that if we went from special formula to whole milk at age 1 that it would be a shock to her system. The GI doc gave us the green light to slowly switch her to regular formula so that the switch to whole milk wouldn't be such a shock to her.

They went to their physical therapy evals a few weeks ago and did great!! They are on target for a 5 and 6 month old. They were even doing things a 7 month old should do. The main issue was the rolling over. They are just starting to do that. So, hopefully they won't need much PT after all. They went to their first PT appt this past week also and did very well. The therapist worked with both of them on strengthening their core abdominal muscles. This will help them with everything from sitting up to crawling in the near future. The therapist was also happy with how well they were doing with tolerating tummy time. When I first started doing tummy time they absolutely hated it and Kayla would vomit thanks to her Reflux. Now they can handle almost 30 minutes on their tummies!! Woohoo. They also want to crawl soooo badly! Kayla gets so frustrated b/c she tries to crawl but she just does not have the strength or coordination yet. It's cute but kinda sad at the same time. LOL.

What else? Oh yeah. They are starting to "talk" now. Rebecca looks at my mom and Ross's mom and says "Goo Goo" and loves to say "Ah-goo ah-goo" Kayla growls. hehe. I really have to get that on video. It is hilarious when she looks at you and says "Gaaaaaa" LOL That's my girl! They haven't said Mama or Dada yet. Although when they cry it kinda sounds like they say "Maaaaaaa" but I could just be hearing things.. I have been working with them to get them to call me Mommy. We will see how that works.. Like I said so far nothing yet.

They start Daycare on August 24th. We have decided that they will be starting when Ross goes back to school. I am going back to work and I figure it's time for them to start to socialize with other kids besides their sibling. I think they will like it. They love being the center of attention and the daycare center is located in the school that Ross teaches in so he can be there in 5 seconds if he had to. Also, they said he could drop in whenever he wanted. I feel better knowing that one of us is right there just in case. =) The school has a child care program for the high school students. Only seniors who are in Level 4 will be able to interact with the kids. So, Kayla and Rebecca will have HS students who are willing to play with them all day long! They will love that! hehe. The lady who runs the program is really nice and really made me feel comfortable about the HS students being there b/c at first I was weary of the babies being exposed to HS students (germs and such). But, she is a stickler for hygiene and runs a pretty tight ship. So, it'll be fun. I will miss them like crazy but I will only be working like 3 days a week and will see them at night after work.

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Friday, June 25, 2010

6 Month Stats

We went to the doctor last week and here are their updated stats:

Kayla- She weighed in at 14 lb 6oz (25th percentile) and was 24 inches long (25th percentile). The doc was happy with her growth and weight gain. Her Reflux is getting a little better. We have an appointment with the GI doc on Tuesday. I am interested to see what she has to say about whether or not we should switch meds. I say this b/c while it is getting a little better, it is not completely gone. There was a brief time where it was pretty much gone and the Zantac was working great. Now she spits up at least 2-3 times a day sometimes more. I find I have to be careful when to do tummy time with her and I can't play with her without making her spit up. She is getting such a personality. She just loves to smile and laughs at everything we say. You would think we were the most hilarious people they way she carries on. LOL. I love hearing her laugh and those big gummy smiles...

Rebecca- She weighed in at 14 lb and 14 oz ( 30th percentile) and is 24.25 inches ( 25th percentile). The doc was also pleased with her growth and weight gain but upon inspection of her ears found that they are impacted with wax! I knew something was going on b/c her hearing has been affected. Sometimes she responds to me and sometimes she doesn't.. The doc tried to clean it out but no luck.. So, I had to clean them out with a few drops of half strength hydrogen peroxide once a day for about 5 days.
We took her back this week to get them cleared out. We went to the Dr on Wednesday and the doc took another look inside. It was still full of wax. So, she took out her tools and we got Rebecca in position and she started, for lack of a better term, digging.. She managed to pull out a 1 inch long chunk of wax from the left side. She dug some more and got another good size chunk out. Same story on the right side. I have never seen so much wax come from one child in my life! Rebecca screamed through the whole thing. Once she got the wax out, she flushed her ears with water just to make sure she got it all. When she flushed, a bunch of white filmy stuff came out. The white filmy stuff is indicative of an old infection. To my knowledge, she has never had an ear infection. She has never been exceptionally fussy, no pulling or playing with the ears and no fever or feeling especially warm to me. The doc said it must have happened between age 4 months and 6 months b/c at 4 months her ears were perfectly clear. She said not to worry, it happens a lot. We go back in 6 week or sooner if she starts having issues with hearing or starts to complain about her ears. I must say I am quite relieved that it was only wax. I was starting to worry that she may have a real hearing problem but now we know she's just a waxy kid! LOL. It was so cute, when the doc was done, Rebecca started laughing and smiling. I spoke into one ear then the other and she responded immediately!! She hasn't done that in a long time! She is so funny now. It's like she didn't realize how noisy the world really is! LOL.
Rebecca is quite the "talker". I can't wait to see what kind of kid she turns out to be. She is going to be my little trouble maker in school. I can see it now. "Mrs. Miller, I need to speak to you about your daughter Rebecca. She doesn't seem to want to sit down and listen. She is always up talking to the other students...." She has a funny disposition. She'll do something funny and look at you like "What? What's so funny?" when she knows she did something funny. =D

We have started the girls on solids. So far they have tried Carrots, Sweet Potato, Squash and Bananas. They seem to like everything. The bananas, though, were not a favorite at first. Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be starting a new fruit with them. We venture into the wonderful world of Pears! I am not a huge fan of pears. I mean I like them but I wouldn't say they were my favorite fruit. I am going to try to stay neutral and let the girls decide whether they like them or not. Luckily, they are at a stage where my like or dislike for something doesn't matter to them. I have to say, I am very lucky to have such good eaters. We will see how they are a year from now. =) If they are like me, they will stay good eaters. If they are like their father, I am in trouble! He was a very picky eater as a child. Oy!

Well, it is getting late... Time to feed a baby. Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll let you know how the pears go.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Looooong overdue update!

Well, the girls just keep growing! They are 6 months old now and are just starting to figure out this whole rolling over business. Of course, they decide to practice while I am changing their diaper. They have also found their voices and LOVE to screach and howl. Ross and I call them the howler monkeys b/c they make these noises that I have never heard from a baby and when you look at them they smile real big and laugh. It's hard to get upset at that. =) I am constantly amazed at how big they are getting. I think about where we started and where we are now and I just can't believe they were only 3 lbs at birth. Where did my tiny babies go? Kayla has come so far! She is doing wonderfully and hasn't looked back since the surgery. You would never know that there was anything ever wrong with her. She big and chubby and happy as a clam. Rebecca is growing right along side her. Rebecca is still a tad bit bigger than Kayla but only by less than a pound. Kayla is taller than Rebecca. This has been true for their whole lives. On friday they will be going for their 6 month check up. I will be getting more accurate weights and heights then. I will update with their stats after the appt.

Here are a couple of  recent pics of the girls.

 Here is Kayla showing off her ballerina outfit!
Here is Rebecca with her new summer hat!

 More pics are coming soon! We have started feeding them solids and I'll be posting about that soon. It has been interesting to see them try to figure out what a spoon is and what that stuff is on the spoon. Hope everyone has a great Hump day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

She's home!

This post is long overdue. Kayla came home on March 16th, just in time for St. Patty's Day! We have been running back and forth to this doc and that doc getting Kayla checked out. So far everyone agrees that she is in good health but just needs to gain some weight. She came home weighing 6 lb 6 oz and as of Friday (March 26th) she was up to 7 lb 1 oz!! Yay! Rebecca is doing great adjusting to having her sister at home. There were a few times where she wanted to be held when I was in the middle of feeding Kayla and she cried her eyes out. She's getting better at "sharing" Mommy. I am slowly starting to lift the ban on taking them out in public. They do pretty well in thier stroller. I am extra vigillant that no one coughs or sneezes on or near them. So far so good. This week we are going to attempt to go tothe grocery store and Walmart with them. Are we nuts?? LOL.

Monday night is the first night of Passover. This will be the girls' first holiday. Granted, tyhey were born around Hannukah but I don't count that one b/c they weren't home yet. My MIL got them the cutest bibs that say "My First Passover" I can't wait to put them onthe girls and take pics! Also, this week My BIL and SIL and nieces are coming into town!! Yay! The cousins finally get to meet face-to-face. I am so so so excited to see how my girls interact with thier cousins. Stay tuned for LOTS of pics.
By the way, Ross sends out pics periodically of the girls. If you would like to get on the email list, leave your email in the comments or send me an email letting me know.

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Well, here we are. I started this blog because I know a lot of friends and family want to stay up to date on how the girls are doing. This was the easiest way, I thought, to do it. So, come on in and make yourself at home. I plan to update as often as I possibly can. I plan to also use this as a way of documenting the lives of my beautiful baby girls.

Let me get everyone up to speed on what's been going on. Kayla and Rebecca were born on December 9th, 2009 at 6:23 AM and 6:25 AM at 31 weeks (almost 8 months). Kayla weighed in at 3lb 2 oz and Rebecca was 3lb 6 oz. Kayla had some intestinal issues that required surgery to have an ostomy placed at one week old. An ostomy is basically a hole they create in the abdomen allowing you to poop from that hole instead of the natural way, if you know what I mean. Well, yesterday she had the ostomy reversed and she is doing great! Now all she needs to do is start eating and pooping like a regular baby and we are in business! She will hopefully be going home is about 2 weeks. Rebecca is already home and doing great. She can't wait to see her sister!

We have been going back and forth from the hospital since the girls were born. Actually, Ross has been going back and forth since 11/16/09 which is when I was placed on hospital bedrest. We are SOOO ready for Kayla to come home!!! We are so ready for our family to be together under one roof! =)

Well, that is all for now. I will try to update this as things happen. Have a great day. =D