Monday, December 31, 2007
That's right. Eve is now the bigger twin. Both girls are around 19.5 pounds and 27 inches long. The pediatrician said, about a billion times, they look beautiful, perfect, excellent, healthy etc. So I take it that's good! He said we were doing a good job with them! Nice to hear. They had their second RSV shot and flu shot today, but they aren't being TOO bad right now. The doc wrote a script for vitamins, which we will have to pick up when the pharmacy is open. So that's another thing we have to start doing with the girls! We are also going to attempt solids again. Thinking about rice cereal in the morning and something at night. Obviously it will depend on their ability to eat off a spoon! But they are developmentally around 5 months old and that is the middle ground to try solids these days. We'll let you know how it goes! And hopefully post a few pics! Right now I have to eat, so I can't post pics, but SOON. I promise!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Hello from sunny Southwest Florida! The girls, Eric and I arrived after about 25-26 hours (not driven straight through, of course!) We hit a bit of snow on the way down in New York and we hit a major rainstorm in South Carolina/Georgia, but otherwise the trip was fine! So far, Lily and Eve have gone swimming -- and loved it... In the picture with me is Eve and she IS smiling, even ifyou can't see it. She's in a little boat called a "Speedo" and it is really nifty and doesn't flop around at all. She was kicking her legs and everything, not that she was GETTING anywhere doing it! We dragged her around the pool in that and she was definitely enjoying it! Lily went in second and she too seemed to like the "Speedo" so Mom and Dad went out and got a second one. They should be able to use them the next time they come, since the things CLAIM to be for 6 months to 24 months. (Though I think that's a stretch!) So here is Lily's picture:
I took the picture so the zoom is way in on her,because that's how I like to take the pictures!
She was smiling the whole time. Neither baby cried. I guess that means they like pools. Of course, I think they would have reacted differently if the pool wasn't warmer than the air because the heater has been on for DAYS and it has been pretty warm out here. The only thing the girls don't seem to like is the bright sunlight. They cry because they don't quite understand why they have to close their eyes and it's got to be painful when they get a blast of sun in their eyes. We did buy them visor hats, which you'll see...Just about now. That's the other thing the girls did, went on a nature hike at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. We didn't really visit the planetarium because they wouldn't like the dark and I doubt they would have been quiet. So we didn't even try. They really didn't like it when we weren't walking and you have to sit in there. It was a laser show, which they MIGHT have liked, but still. They DID like to watch the animals. They watched the butterflies, the hawk, the bobcat and the raccoons. Eve was chirping all happily on the walk. Lily was eating her hand, as they are both teething pretty badly, but she didn't cry! She ended up falling asleep. Here are the girls before we left on the walk in the parking lot. The baby carriers were decent buys, although we have to get them set up right so they pull in all the right places instead. Eve's legs are the ones sticking out sideways on the left. Lily is on the right with Eric. Eve kept kicking her legs around and flinging her arms back and forth. She wasn't angry or upset though just excited. But that's all I have time for now, so I have to wrap this up. We are going to have our Christmas Eve today with Grandma and Grandpa K and then tomorrow we'll meet a few Florida relatives. We'll post more pictures when we get some!
Friday, December 7, 2007
This was something we made to send to Lily and Eve's Uncle Rob in Iraq. Since it likely won't get there by Christmas, we e-mailed him a copy as well. But we fully intend to send him a nice print of it too. Here is the picture!!!