What We Weigh!

We haven't been to the pediatrician in ages! SOOO, I guess we weigh about 24 pounds now...(May 10)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

We've got around 80 quarter-pounders...

Okay, that subject was lame! But it's true. Eve weighs 10 pounds 4 ounces, and Lily is 10 pounds 5 ounces! Big babies. I can't write anything more, I have an Eve on my lap who very badly wants the bottle on the nearby table...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Rolling along

Both girls decided it was time to try rolling over the other day. Eve did it first, going from her stomache to her back. Then Lily followed suit and did the same. A few hours later, Lily decided to go from her back to her stomach. NOW, they have to do it when they aren't ANGRY. They do it when they want that bottle REALLY bad. Both girls have been falling alseep a little better the last few days. They are still up until 3 a.m., but I can get them to go 4-5 hour stretches sometimes. BUT, not lying flat in their cribs. THey like being in a seat or a carseat mostly, though Eve is sleeping on her back in the crib right now...so that's a good thing! A quick thanks to Barbara, Paul, Mariah, Shoshanna, Jesse and Josiah for the diaper pail. It should come in handy. Those diapers sure do take up a lot of room in the kitchen garbage and they can get QUITE stinky!!! And the diapers themselves are a great help. Seeing as both girls are 10 pounds, nearly, they should be in those Number 2s in about 3 weeks easy. And Pampers swaddlers are the BEST...they are so soft! We'll put the money to good use as well! Thank you guys!

I don't know if Valerie gets on here ever, but I want to thank her for hte beautiful party dresses and the pooh onesies and sleepers. They are awesome. The girls are both wearing the onesies right now and they are very cute. I can't wait to put the dresses on and get a picture of the girls! I think they will be adorable! And I like that the dresses are green. We have LOADS of pink!

The girls got to meet their cousin Audrey today and Lily especially seemed to quite like her! She was staring at her from her swing and not fussing, which she did whenever Audrey WASN'T in front of her! We tried to get a picture, but Grandma's camera wouldn't work...and I couldn't find mine! But maybe Audrey and the girls will pose for a picture another time!!! They look cute together, what with the dark hair and light eyes!!! Until next time:

Eve's yawning and Lily's saying, "What in the world are you doing? You should be posing for the camera, sis!"

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quick update

The home health aide just left. Lily now weighs 9 pounds 15.5 ounces. The stinker couldn't just give me one more half ounce and hit 10 pounds! Eve weighed in at 9 pounds 11.5 ounces, so she is right up there. They are both around 22 inches long now too. That's all for now.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

BIG babies!

Yup, that's right, the girls are certifiably HUGE. On Friday, Lily weighed in at 9 pounds 6.5 ounces and Eve weighed in at 9 pounds 3 ounces. They are really on a roll! That's more than 5 pounds over their birth weight in just 13 weeks! Adjusted age, the girls are about the equivalent of 6-week-olds. That means that they are JUST about starting to smile at us for real. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. I can't wait untl they do it more regularly. Like, greeting you when they first see you with a big ole smile!
I'm still working on Child Health Plus for the babies. It looks like we will only have to pay $18 a month for insurance for the girls. That will be good, if we qualify. The Fidelis rep is coming to the house on Monday so we can fill out the paperwork. Even if we do get it, it isn't in effect until October 1. SO, we might have to take the girls to the county Health Department clinic for their 4 month shots. Because I think those come around in September. (That's based on their ACTUAL age, not their ADJUSTED age.)
Since I am the one who updates the blog, I asked Eric is he wanted to say anything. He said, "Hi." So, yeah, that's his two cents worth! Eric is great with the babies. It's wonderful that this generation involves both parents in baby care. Otherwise I think I'd go nuts!!!
Oh, just an aside, if anyone remembers. How much were your babies eating at 6 weeks old? Ours are up to 4 ounces every 3-4 hours. Seems like a lot to me, but who knows. Sometimes the girls only wait 2 -2.5 hours before wanting more! Also, if anyone wants to be REAL helpful, you can help us try to get some free formula. My Aunt Kris has been WONDERUFL and we can't thank her enough for her help in getting us a bunch of ready made formula from her pediatrician friends. But, I contacted Enfamil by e-mail and said we have twins and we can't afford all this formula what with hungry twins, and they mailed us two complimentary cans! Might work for everyone else. I didn't have to PROVE that I had twins or anything, or even that I had babies!! Anyway, hope that update keeps you occupied for a bit. Here's two pictures to check out!

This is Lily wearing the CUTEST dress ever. Aunt Sue, thanks for the great outfits. Unfortunately, I don't think either girl fits in them anymore. They are getting really big really fast! And just because we loved the dresses so much, here is Eve in hers: (She wasn't being very cooperative. This is the only shot she isn't screaming in...)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

He's off...and we miss him already...

Uncle Rob left today to head back to base. For those of you who don't already know, he is in the Marines and is shipping out to Iraq in a few weeks for about 8 months. Before he leaves, they gave him a few weeks leave and he spent some time here with us. The girls love their Uncle Rob. He helped feed them, held them, did "walk-about" with them and everything! We'll all miss him while he's gone and look forward to the look on his face when he sees how big the girls are when he comes home. Here's the proud Uncle holding and feeding Evie. He said she was his favorite...

And just because I felt like it...here is a picture of pictures of Rob and my Dad in their military uniforms. I don't know, I think they look very alike...

Monday, August 13, 2007

Meet the great grandparents and SMILE

Well, Lily and Eve met Great Grandma and Grandpa Kirschenheiter this weekend and took a tour of the house their Mom and Uncle Rob fondly remember spending many a Christmas holiday running around. Great Grandma and Grandpa weren't afraid to pick the girls up and pose for a picture or two! Here they are, the proud great-grandparents!!!

The girls also met Aunt Jill...

And, in other baby news, I was playing with Lily tonight after she ate and she SMILED. Not a gas smile, but a smile in response to the playing. It was awesome! Dad is my witness, he saw it too. It's Eve's turn to do that now. That's a developmental milestone when the smile, so we will have to DOCUMENT today!!!! Go Lily, you're getting older!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Grandmas' (pas') double trouble...

Here we have it -- at the request of the grandparents who waited so VERY long for grandkids, here are their "double trouble" photos. First up, we have Grandma M., followed by an equally exstatic Grandma K. Coming in third we have Grandpa K and at the bottom we have a cute Lily picture to round out my layout. When we catch Grandpa M. with the babies, we'll put him up too!

I don't have any other updates, though! Not til tomorrow! Right now I'm working on filling out an application for NYS Child Health Plus B insurance, which we MIGHT qualify for by the skin of our teeth! Stupid gov't and its stupid ridiculously low income eligibility guidelines!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Uncle Rob got here this morning and met "the twins". So far he hasn't held them, he's worried they'll spit up all over him, but I think I'll get him to do it later today or tomorrow. The girls have been fussy today, neither one wants to be put in a seat/swing/bed. I'm thinking about getting some sort of twins carrier so that when they are in "fusspot" mode, I can strap them both into it and carry them around the house. I can accomplish little household chores and hopefully keep them calm until they decide they'll acquiesce and go into a seat/swing/bed. I'm starting to worry a little about what is going to happen when Mom and Dad go home, because Mom has been helping out a lot with nighttime feedings/cry-fests. I know during the days I'm probably going to have to call on Grandma M to help out because I think otherwise I'd go nutters. Hopefully when they eventually start sleeping through the night I'll be able to handle things more on my own. But until then, Grandma will hopefully be able to help us out during the day so I can get a little shut-eye! No updates on their stats, but they seem to be evening out for us.
As an aside, does anyone remember what their babies were eating, volume-wise, at this age? Actual age, they are 11 weeks old. Adjusted age, they are only like a month old. So how much were your 1-month-olds eating, if you remember! I sometimes think they are eating too much. The girls like to take 100 mL every 3 hours or so and that's over 3 ounces. I think 4 ounces is 125 mL. All right, Lily is screaming her pretty little head off so I had better go and see if she'll latch on to her binkie or not...if so, YAY for my ear drums!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A quarter century...

I turned a "quarter century" old on Sunday! My birthday was so-so, mostly because we wanted to work, work, work on the bedroom floor. It's looking good, my father and I hope to finish it today before Eric comes home, but we aren't sure if we'll be able to do it. The babies are doing good, they are loving their Baby Papasan seats and it is easier to "swaddle" them in those seats. Eve is still having some trouble with moving her bowels, she takes a while to go, but when she does...WHOA, you better run or you'll get buried in poop! We've been giving her Karo syrup like the doctor said to do and we will see whathappens. If that doesn't work, we will have to discuss the formula perhaps. Speaking of formula, WHY do people charge so much for formula! It's crazy how much food and baby food costs these days. We're not eligible for WIC because of our income (Eric ALONE makes $400 too much a month) I don't have any weight or length updates, I'll have those on Friday. Until then, takecare!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The big "8" "0"

Eve hit 8 pounds today! Exactly 8. Lily slowed down in her weight gain and is currently weighing in at 8 pounds 4.5 ounces, so Eve is rapidly catching up. Eve was a half pound smaller a birth, the lagged FURTHER behind, and has now nearly caught up. *Though even a few ounces is a lot at this age...) Lily had a grand old time today playing on their Pooh playmat from Michelle and Jay. She just LAID there and looked around, sometimes looked at the toys, for a good half hour. Which, for her, is something else, since she hates laying on her back! Eve didn't really wake up to do that, she just woke up to eat. Both girls are in their Baby Papasan seats (thanks Laura for the suggestion...) I found that wrapping them in a semi-swaddle in the seats is the best for keeping them calm. Now to get it to work when they are UPSTAIRS in bed in THEIR room, not downstairs in the living room...We are trying to figure out the best way to buy formula for the girls. They go through a 27 ounce can in about 3 and half days. Each of those costs $25 and that is getting expensive. Lily can easily eat about 4 ounces in a feeding now. That's a lot! Here are some new pictures to feast your eyes on!

We have Eve on the left, Lily on the right in this picture -- which was taken at Grandma M's house while the "boys" were sheetrocking upstairs at our house! Didn't want these cuties to inhale all that sheetrock crap...

Here we have the girls' first fight! Lily, on the right, seems to be the winner. Eve's screaming in her defeat...Oh and "my what big bellies we have..."
Mom and Eve's big eyes and Lily has fun with her Dad's beard...but it sure doesn't look like DAD is enjoying that tug much!!! I imagine it hurt!