Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Walk in the Garden

Today we decided to try taking the boys out for a walk someplace different (not within the five block radius of our home). We've had a membership to Huntington Library for almost a year now but never got around to using it. Tsk tsk! So we packed up the boys and went today! Oh it was a beautiful day to be there, though a little bit hotter than I would like. We walked around the different gardens and settled in a beautiful shady spot on a blanket and played with the boys and fed them. It was a wonderful, memorable day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

2 Month Checkup

Last week the boys had their two month checkup. We had had to cancel the original appointment because both boys were sick. They are both doing very well now, by the way! Praise God! Anyway, they went in for their checkup and immunization shots (no comments from the peanut gallery if you're opposed to these, please!) Both boys are doing great, growing like weeds and quickly catching up to other two month old babies. They were almost on the chart for normal growth in their age range for height and weight and just barely on the chart for headsize. How about that! Our boys have big heads!!! They are both rapidly approaching 9 lbs (in fact since I'm writing a week late, I'm certain they've both surpassed that weight already). Wesley weighed in at 8 lbs 14 oz and was 20+ inches tall and Samuel was 8 lbs 10 oz and also 20+ inches tall.

Both boys screamed when they got their shots. OUCH! But Samuel definitely took the opportunity to demonstrate his lung capacity. Wow, that kid can scream! Wesley screamed and then immediately forgot about it. Samuel kept screaming and screaming. Boy was he mad! Can't say that I blame him. I've always hated needles myself.

Life continues to be an insane whirlwind of diapers, feedings and little sleep but I have to report that the boys are beginning to sleep a little longer at night which has been WONDERFUL!!! The doctor told us at our last visit that we didn't need to keep waking them up every 3 hours to eat and we could just let them tell us when they are hungry. I guess their little butterball legs are enough evidence that they have extra stores of fat to carry them through if they oversleep. He he! Anyway, they've been pretty consistently sleeping in 4 and 5 hour stretches at night which is a dream for me because that means I can potentially get stretches of 3 hours of sleep at a time now! What a relief!

We will be taking both boys to an opthamalogist because if you watch their eyes, they don't always track together. I don't know if it's lazy eye or what. The doctor says that it's not that uncommon and they should grow out of it by about 3 months of age, but wanted us to see an eye doctor just to be sure.