What We Weigh!

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


All right everyone, we have set the date for their birthday party! Seeing as their actual birthday falls on a weekday, we are having the party on May 17, a Saturday, at our house. We'd love it if you all could come and celebrate with us and we decided to do it at 2 p.m. so people traveling don' thave to leave really early and don't have to be gone really late. That is still a LITTLE open to negotiation, but the date is a definite.

Anyone and everyone in the family is invited, of course, and we'll get invitations out as soon as we can, but please save the date! We hope to have good weather, because the house would be a BIT tight if we don't, but at least we have parking availability! And it's easier to deal with the babies here than to take them elsewhere.

Oh, and JILL! I totally forgot what you do for a living! If you wouldn't mind e-mailing me, kat2032@verizon.net, I'd love to ask you a couple questions! I'm still waiting for the EI woman to call me back about coming out to talk about the girls and see if they are even eligible, but in the meantime, I'd love advice!

Take care everyone!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Developmental appointment

Well here I thought the girls were doing great! BUT the developmental people are "worried" and so we got a referral to early intervention. I didn't know there was a specific WAY in which the girls were supposed to be playing, versus just picking things up and moving and toying with them. But I guess there is! So when they focused on one toy, or when they held two but didn't care to "figure out" how to hold a third in front of them, they are considered behind for their adjusted age. Actual is 10 and a few weeks, so adjusted is 8 and a few, nearly 9 months.

Lily plays more, bangs things, slides them around, passes from hand to hand, but doesn't tend to hold one toy in each hand. Eve does much the same, but held things in both hands a little more. So Lily is further behind there, totally not how I figured it!

They aren't making enough sounds either, apparently. They make dada, baba, mama sounds, but no vowel sounds really. It's all so confusing. If they hadn't been NICU babies I doubt we'd even be doing this.

It remains to be seen whether early intervention will deem them eligible when they come evaluate them. We'll have to wait and see next week. Of course, I'm WORKING next week, go figure.

So yeh, they aren't as caught up as we thought they'd be and they want us back in 6 months at developmental. They didn't comment on head size or anything, so I'm guessing that is good to go seeing as they did measure them. And they didn't think they would be eligible for any physical therapy assistance, just possibly speech and play therapy. THANKFULLY, EI is at home, so I wouldn't have to lug them into an office for that. And hey, if they are eligible, perhaps I would have something to look forward to that would break the monotony of the week.

Anyone have EI experience that they can share?