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.