Monday, April 21, 2008

Look mommy no head!

Today I went to get Bridget and Ethan up from their naps. I check on both, pick up Ethan change his diaper and set him down in the living room and go back to get Bridget when i see this:

She is just wiggling and giggling away with no head. It a very light bumper and she was OK but I ran up to it and made sure she was OK, and she is smiling at me. I then had to take a picture.
You see Bridget is sometimes a Houdini in her bed. When she first came home from the hospital I would swaddle her and put her to bed. When I would go in to get her she usually was unswaddled and her pants were usually off and lying next to her. This from a 4 1/2 pound baby! Lately she is on her back and herself in circles. Every time I go intheir she is in a different position. This morning she was completely on her tummy! That one is a first! And of course now the no head pose. :) (I have now fixed the bummers where this is now not possible)

Our trips to the park

The last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of taking the twins to the park. the weather has been fantastic and they love being outside. I have been going to Central Park near my home because it is really big and we can do our walks first and then play on the swings when it is over. It s really fun but i haven't been able to share it with anyone since i have been by myself. The other weekend we were at my parent house and my mom, sister and I went on a walk down to the park by their home. I was really fun to push both babies in the swings and the same time. Even though they may not look it they do really enjoy the swings. Well mostly Ethan, Bridget likes to move slowly.


At our last Dr.'s visit we got the okay to start solids. I know that this was the right time to take on this adventure. A few months ago I wanted to cry at the thought of starting solids and feeding bottles and on and on. But lately I have been excited to try something new. I also have been excited to try to make baby food. I have never really enjoyed cooking that much but for some reason this intrigued me. I think because it is not very hard to do but seems like it should be hard do I take pride in being able to do it. I found a great wed site that has taught me everything that I need to know. I have first started with cereal and have rice and oatmeal. Ethan likes rice and Bridget likes oatmeal and I have learned that will be the story of my life. Sometimes I forget that they are two different people and will like and dislike many different things. We have moved on to sweet potatoes, pears and bananas so far and I have apples and butternut squash ready to try. They do really well with the spoon most of the time. They are not eating too much yet but that will come in time.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

6 Months!!!

On March 26 Bridget and Ethan turned 6 months! This is mind boggling to me. This has been the fastest time in my life and by far the best. They are getting bigger and stronger everyday. I love to sit and watch as they explore new and wonderful things. Yesterday was the six month Dr. visit. Everything looked great. Here are a few stats:

weight - 14.6lbs (he is now on the chart in between 3-5%!!!)
height - 24in (2 feet!!!)
head - 42.5 cm (25%! I love my big head boy)

Ethan loves his Mom and Dad he just lights up when either of us are around and when we are both there sometimes he just can't stand it, the smile takes over his whole face. He has become quite ticklish these last few weeks and has the best baby laugh. He loves to kick and wiggles his arms as fast as he can. He loves to be in his swing, bouncy seat or the jumparoo, for Ethan as long as he is moving he is happy. He does not like to sit still or sit with anyone who is still. Moving. moving, moving always moving, that makes him soo happy. He is very emotional, when hes happy he is very happy and when he is mad he is very mad. Ethan loves to go outside on walks where he can see everything and has taken a new fascination to swings at the park. He is not a cuddlier but loves to be held and be near anyone. He loves to go to his Grandma and Grandpas house and play. And of course he loves to eat. Ethan can roll over from his tummy to his back and is trying to learn the other way but cant quite get it (which makes him very mad). He can turn is body in almost a whole circle when lying on his back and his tummy. He loves to make sounds and babbles and blows raspberries all the time, he is rarely not making any sounds. He is a great sleeper (YAY!) and loves when its bed time, he is all smiles going into the crib. And last but not least he loves to have his clothes changed if I did it all the time he would be happy, I think its a fun time for just him to be touched and tickled and played with.

weight: 11.6lbs (my tiny baby)
height: 23in
head: 41 cm (5-10%! her first taste of the chart)

Bridget loves her mom and dad. She loves all people. She loves to really focus on what anyone is saying and responds back with her tiny little huh sound. Though this weeks she has learned the guh sound and is having a blast with it. Every time she makes it she laughs at her own voice. She has a big beautiful blue eyes and smiles with her whole body and has dimples on both sides. Bridget loves to cuddle! Anyone who will cuddle her for long periods of time is her favorite person. She loves to lay on her Uncle Brian's chest while he watches Spongebob. She loves to be in her swing, and the jumparoo for short periods, and sometimes bouncy seat. She likes to be on her tummy and can roll from her tummy to her back. She also can roll from her back to her side but then hangs out there. She always likes to wither hold her own hands together or put them in her mouth. She doesn't like binkys at all and kind of looks like maggie simpson with one in her mouth. She loves to sing songs with mom and cracks up every time she does head shoulders knees and toes. She is usually the quite one but it is her job to wake us up in the morning with her calls.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A day at the Poppies

Saturday we took a trip out to Antelope Valley to the Poppy Reserve. In all my years of growing up in California I have never been there and wanted to go for a long time. We packed up the babies and hit the road. I had no idea how many poppies there were up there, it was really beautiful. The prime time is not for a few more weeks but it was a great thing to see. Unfortunately it was extremely windy so we weren't there for too long. We also met our Friends the Toothmans there. They are a family that we met in the NICU. They have triplets that's are 8months old. Two boy and a girl Aidan, Isaac, and Luca Bella. As you can see we were defiantly a show with our group, I think people paid more attention to us than the flowers :).