February 23, 2010

Mickie's Turn!

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It's Mickie's turn to giggle! She doesn't get as into it as Maddie, but it still melts my heart into a big puddle whenever either of them laugh.

Maddie Giggling

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Is this not the cutest thing evah!? (not my dance, the baby!) Mickie is looking at me like, "um, mom... you are so weird."

February 16, 2010

SO, I am a terrible blogger. I have only a few readers to apologize to, so to you: Sorry.

The girls just turned 4 months old last week. They are doing great after a REALLY DIFFICULT January. The girls were both officially "diagnosed" with colic in January. Evidently, colic = GAS. Since the girls have been born, we have switched formula 6 times and it turns out that they are both lactose AND soy intolerant. I think we finally have one that works... the MOST EXPEN$IVE formula on the market. (FYI, breastfeed if you can because we are now spending $400/month on formula.) (It equates to approximately $15/day) (We were not prepared for this!) I tried to re-lactate, in fact, to help with the financial burden, but as soon as I started pumping, my blood pressure shot up, my eyes went blurry, and I had a continuous migraine headache. (there were way too many commas in that sentence and I am over using parenthesis.) And, although 75% of women are successful at re-lactation, I was not one of them.

We have introduced solid foods in the last two weeks (I have tried before this and they would NOT take food off of a spoon... AND cereal through a bottle nipple is like stabbing yourself in the foot with a fire pit poker. The nipple clogs, they suck too much air and it only adds to the problems.).

Solid food has helped tremendously. They eat cereal, sweet potatoes, bananas, applesauce, and anything else that is all mashed up! I feed them about 4 ounces of their bottle to ease the "I am hungry now and throwing a fit and don't want to wait for mommy to feed me cereal off of a spoon" and THEN give them some solid food.

They both are rolling over, and yesterday, Maddie giggled at daddy for the first time. It was a beautiful sound. He kept making her giggle, just so he could see me get all excited and giggle too!

I can't believe how big and precious they are. At 4 months old Maddie weighed 12 pounds .5 ounces and is 23" long; Mickie weighed 11 pounds 9 ounces and is 23.5 inches long. They are both on the low end of "average", BUT I think that being average is pretty impressive given that they were preemies.


February 2, 2010

Just Plain Cute!