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.