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twin lesson #1

13 Aug

Twin lesson learned today:  do not place babies on changing table together if baby boy is laying south of baby girl.  Must look into getting one of these.


august 3

8 Aug

This past Friday was my due date.  As in the predicted day that we would meet these two

Instead we celebrated 6.5 weeks of having Linc and Viv in our lives.  And we have so much to celebrate.

The way the whole having the babies thing went down was nothing like I would have planned it.  I never would have wished to be on bedrest for weeks or for our precious babies to spend 17 days in the NICU, but alas, God always has a plan.  And while those weeks were the most challenging of my life, they made us all stronger.  They made us appreciate everything even more.

Even though I wouldn’t have planned it that way, I feel pretty darn lucky that we got an extra 6 weeks to get to know the coolest babies on the block.   I hate to brag, but we got to experience 6 weeks more life with them than most people do, which is pretty awesome.

Happy due date Linc and Viv!

Daddy and mama love you.

happy one month, baby girl

23 Jul

“…another thing Daddy and I are amazed at is how strong you are!  You can support your entire body weight on your two little legs!  It’s so cute to see you all but stand up because you are so tiny.  I love it…”

– from mama’s letter to you

What you weigh– about 5 pounds

What you’re eating – about 40-45 ml every three hours

How you’re sleeping – some restlessness but overall you’re a good sleeper!

What you’re wearing – most days you can be found hanging out in just your diaper.  I dress you up if we’re having company, but otherwise I love to snuggle you skin to skin too much to put clothes on you during the day.  When I do dress you, you are still trying to grow into the “up to 7 lbs.” size at Gap.  It’s pretty big on you.  Preemie stuff fits you really well.  Diaper – you are wearing a mix of preemie and newborn sized disposable diapers.  The preemie size fits you the best, but we were gifted some newborn size, so we put you in those when we run out of preemies.  You are still too small for the Bum Genius newborn cloth diapers.  The Tail Feathers brand fits you great, but we only have two, so most of the time you’re in disposables.

What you like to do – be held, suck on your pacifier (although you can’t quite keep it in by yourself yet, which means mama and daddy get quite the workout), stick out your tongue, be in the Moby, have your hair brushed, swing

Big moments in your one month of life – being born (ha!), eating all your meals by mouth, graduating from the NICU, coming home, meeting your big sister, Olive, your first visit to Dr. Stanford and a good report, your first (for fun) outing to downtown OKC, first meeting with lots of family and friends

Nicknames – miss, little miss, baby girl