Sunday, June 28, 2009

First Restaurant Trip

Well, the girls officially have been to a restaurant. Even though Jeff was worried about me taking them there we all survived. The girls did not make a peep. They even allowed my Mom and I to do a little shopping afterwards while they were still silent. I HAVE to get them used to shopping - it is in their blood!

My Mom and I met our friends Gayle and Cindy (who brought her darling son Jackson) at Claim Jumper in Clackamas. We had a great lunch and we all got to see Cindy who is due with her son #2 any day now.

After their first outing to a restaurant, Jeff is being more relaxed and we all went to Chipotle with our friend Nathan on Saturday. The girls were again excellent. They were even quiet while some crazy lady was going ga-ga over them. She asked me if they were twins?!?! Hmm.....

Well, time for bed - the girls are sleeping so I should be sleeping!

Here are some pics from our fun lunch.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Picture Time!

Jeff and I are finding out that taking pictures of our little ones is NOT EASY! They don't sit still or smile when requested - what are they, babies??? Here are a few pictures of our photo shoot from today:

Here is Aubrey after her bath ~

Here is what happened when we tried to take her binkie away~

Here is Adison in the bath - notice the belly (small preemie, huh?)~

Here is our attempt to take a picture of them together... It goes from this OK one ~

To full blown chaos! ~

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 Months Old!

I can't believe that the girls turned 2 months old on Monday. Wow - time flies! Yesterday Jeff and I took them to the Dr. for their 2-month Well Child Check. Everything turned out perfect for them. They even got 3 shots and 1 oral vaccine and they only screamed once! The Dr. is very excited about their progress, they are doing so well!

Aubrey is up to 9.6 pounds now. She is in the 25% percentile for infants her age now. That is great news since preemies are usually below the 10%. She is continuing the be the vocal baby. She will let you know if things are not going her way or if we are taking too long to get her food ready! Aubrey is now eating 5 ounces every 3 hours or so. Their Dr. says that if they keep eating this well they will be sleeping through the night in no time!

Adison is also doing very well. She is now a whopping 10 pounds! That puts her in the 50% percentile for infants her age! Wow - she is turning into a chunk. Her apnea has gotten much better also! We have not needed to help her with any of her spells since June 3rd. She still occasionally has them but the beeping of her monitor helps her fix it on her own. We are going to keep the monitor for another month or so and she how she is doing then.

As soon as they wake up I will take some new pictures and post them!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Okay, Okay... I am blogging again!

After Jeff reminding me daily that I need to update this blog, I have finally found a chance to sit down for a few minutes and update you all!

The girls are doing wonderful. I can't believe they will be 2 months old in a few days. It's really confusing though when we talk to the Dr's because they go off of their "corrected age" since they were preemies. So, milestone wise the girls are a whole week old today! They are getting so big though, I was just looking at old pictures of them and they have grown so much in a month. Their Dr. even took them off of the high-calorie formula that the NICU put them on since they have doubled their birth weight in a little over a month!

Aubrey is doing very well. She is gaining weight so quickly and is not looking like a little preemie anymore. She did still gain the nickname "Tiny" from Jeff but still is outgrowing that quickly. Her only issue is that she is really gassy - another link to her Dad, huh?

Adison is also doing very well. Her apnea spells have dramatically decreased. She has not needed our help with any of her spells since June 3rd! She has had a few more since then but she fixes them on her own.

Here are a couple new pictures - I never knew babies were so hard to get good pictures of! Notice Adison sticking her tongue out at me for getting impatient while taking their pictures!