Hello everyone! Greetings from the land of sleep deprivation and dirty diapers! It is early in the morning, when I feel best, and both babes are asleep. Penny is taking advantage of some extra shut eye, as Taylor gave her quite a run for her money last night! I am taking advantage of the quiet for some blogging and email time. We have been so blessed by the support of our friends. Above are Sarah, Sarah, Sue and Sussi who came over one night for some baby holding and feeding. Thanks guys! You all look like naturals!
Babies are doing well and really enjoy being next to each other. They often snuggle together in the basinett or other places in our house. They like to nuzzle each other and also flail about in an uncontrolled fashion. They are such funny monkeys to watch. They really seem to know each other and to enjoy being close to each other. Truly fascinating to observe!
We are settling into a daily routine of much feeding and changing. They eat about every 2-3 hours and usually give us some good down time of sleeping in their swings or in the basinett in between feedings. As you can imagine, feeding them makes them super happy and changing them makes them super mad. Their little emotions are so all over the place. When it is not super frustrating, it is actually quite comical!
Mama Penny is a natural and the babes love snuggling up to her. In this picture, be sure to observe our monkey boy's back hair. It is a sight to behold, along with the tufts on the backs of his ears. Don't tell anyone, but little Taylor has all the same copious amounts of hair. I think they have both inherited Mama Chris' need to be best friends with a pair of tweezers! LOL!
Overall, we are doing well and we even had our first outing yesterday. Penny put the double stroller together (holy monstrosity, batman!) and we went to Babies R Us. It was a very successful trip, once we figured out how the car seats snapped into the stroller. I'm sure it was a funny site to see us struggling when we first got to the store!
The babies have now graduated from the Kaiser Home Health Program. The nurse came for her 2nd and final visit yesterday. We are proud to announce that both babies are now above their birth weights and weighed in at 5 lbs 13 oz, and 7 lbs, 14 oz. Yay! Our monkeys are growing and thriving and they are getting bigger already! Amazing!