March 24, 2010

Pic with the Easter Bunny!



Awww. So cute.

March 18, 2010

Feeling better




The girls are feeling better, although the antibiotics totally screwed up their tummies. Today is their last day, so that's good. Thank you for all of your well wishes. They are appreciated!
The girls are almost 6 months old (OMG-I can't believe it) and I am having a hard time with getting them on some solid foods. I want to save my pocket book by getting them on more solid foods. See, they are on the MOST expensive formula on the market (not even an exaggeration) because of acid reflux and colic. They are doing pretty good, but they didn't really like the formula and weren't eating what I thought they should. At that point I started offering them cereal. They reluctantly ate it. Then when they got an ear infection and got on antibiotics and started feeling better, they started eating more and more and more. (maybe they weren't feeling good for a while). They now eat an average of 24oz a day, which is between the 21-32 oz/per day recommendation.
We are on a pretty perfect schedule. They eat four times a day 430 am, 900 am, 130 pm, and 600 pm. They sleep all night. What I don't know is: When should I offer them cereal? I was thinking I would offer it after their bottle. That's what I did before and it seemed ok. They didn't really take much of it because they were full from the bottle. Should I stop them after a certain amount of formula to give them cereal? Or I could offer it between meals. If I offer it between meals and they get too full by their next bottle, they won't eat and it will throw off the schedule. I am perplexed.
The other thing I was wondering: Colic (they say) is usually resolved by 6 months (worst between 2 and 4 months), so can I try going back to a soy formula??? They are on a soy and lactose "alternative" right now because of their intolerance. Meaning they have terrible, terrible gas and couldn't get rid of it and that made them cry for hours and that = colic. So are their digestive systems getting mature enough to ease them back into a cheaper formula?
Any opinions?

March 10, 2010

We had a good run!

On the day the girls turned 5 months old, they were both diagnosed with an ear infection. The first time they have been sick.

I can't complain too much because, for being sick, they were still little angels. The ONLY sign that something was wrong was Mickie kept pulling at her ear. No temperature, no screaming, still eating, sleeping, etc. I actually was taking her to the doctor because I thought maybe she had wax build up or something. HAHA.. you can laugh at me. Anyway, we found out that she didn't have wax build up, she had an ear infection and Maddie, since they share everything, had one too.

They are feeling better now and I am happy for that. Mickie isn't pulling on her ear anymore.

It pisses me off because I try SO hard to keep them healthy and EVERYONE that walks through my front door to "help me" with the girls is sick. It was only a matter of time I guess. I really appreciate the help, but I don't appreciate people bringing germies in my house. I have stepped up the already very anal cleaning process. Hopefully that will help.

March 5, 2010

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO NEEDS THIS?

I AM TRYING TO GIVE AWAY FOLLISTEM TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT! I have a 300 IU cartridge that expires in August.

CONTACT ME AT lsawvell (at) comcast (dot) net if you are interested.

A couple of random thoughts

So I was at W.al.Mart (I love WM. That may change your opinion of me, but that's cool. Where else can you buy clothes for two dollars??) with my mom and the girls yesterday and after buying the girls all sorts of clothes for next winter and easter dresses(!), we were browsing the aisles and went down the crafts aisle.

My mom picked up a bag of buttons and said, "you are going to need a lot of these pretty soon....for the girls' clothes. Buttons always come off."

I stood there for a second and replied, "Can't I use Velcro?" (I was standing in front of the Velcro) And then I thought of a shirt that, instead of buttons, has Velcro! I want to make one! I would wear it proudly and then when I got home, I would rip it off like the hulk. Only I'm not green.

Aside from my new fashion statement, I started thinking: Do buttons really need that much replacing on children's clothes? Do they just come flying off all the time, possibly taking out some one's eye? Why aren't buttons on children's clothes firmly attached like my clothes? (I have really never had a problem with losing buttons... Am I just lucky?)