Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rough day at the doctor

It was a rough day at the doctor's office today! Reid and Louisa each got 5 shots today. Watching Reid get shots was hard enough, then we had to do it all over again with Louisa. It was not pretty, but we made it through.

Now for the weigh-in information...Reid weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and is 20 1/2" Louisa weighed 5 lbs 15 oz and is 18 3/4" The doctor thought they looked great and are doing really well. Only about another month in quarantine until RSV season is over and we can get out a little bit with them!

Both Reid and Louisa are consistently giving us smiles and making cooing noises at is too sweet and makes my day all over again every single time they do it! I managed to capture Reid's smile in the picture I'm posting today. I'll have to try again to capture Louisa's pretty smile...stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our Sweet, Growing Babies!

I think these pictures of Reid and Louisa would melt any mother's heart! When I look at these I pray that they will always remain this close to each other sharing their special twin bond.

Reid & Louisa enjoying their swing

Louisa Claire

Snug as a bug in a rug! Both of our babies love to be swadled

Sweet Boy
I think Reid was tired of the photo shoot at this point!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Overdue post

Wow, things seem to have gotten really busy at our house! Craig has mostly been out of the house the last few weeks working so I've been at home alone with the babies during the day, treasuring every minute with them! I have even ventured out to the doctor twice with Reid and Louisa (on my help!) It is quite a lot to handle, but in a way, kind of a fun experience and I guess a sense of accomplishment that I can do it! It really made me wish that I could take them out for fun and to show them off to everyone, but both times we went straight to the doctor and straight stopping to talk to anyone : ( We still have at least a month and a half before RSV season is over and we can even think about going anywhere besides the doctors office. The threat of RSV became a little more real to me yesterday when my friend told me her little girl has RSV!

As for the doctor's visits...on 1/9 Reid weighed 7 lb 14 oz and Louisa hit the 5 lb mark! We went back on 1/18 and Reid was up to 8 lb 10 oz and Louisa was 5 lb 7 oz. Both are getting so big and their appearance is really changing...especially Louisa. Her face is really filling in. It's amazing to look back at the pictures when she was born...she was so tiny and fragile. We are so blessed that both babies are growing and healthy!

I've been thinking for a few days that both babies were on the verge of smiling at me (non-gas induced smiling!) and yesterday I definitely got several smiles from Louisa. It made my day! She was so cute...each time she kind of wrinkled up her nose then had a big smile. Reid gave me a smile last night too...he is much more relaxed about it while Louisa was a little dramatic, making sure that I saw her. I pretty much think that's going to be the way it is with everything with these two! Hopefully in the next few days I can capture the smiling on video.

Last Wednesday (January 16th) was a special day for two reasons. First, it was the babies 2 month birthday! Hard to believe it's been 2 months already! It really doesn't seem like that long...I guess because the first 3 1/2 weeks are hard to count since they weren't at home with us. Anyway the 2nd reason the 16th was special is that after much anticipation of whether cousin #9 would be a girl or a boy, Miss Ava Caroline Brown was born!! Unfortunately I've only seen a picture of her since we can't go visit, but she is absolutely beautiful with a head full of dark hair. Ava weighed 7 lb 11 oz (bigger than both of our babies at 9 weeks!). I think Emma Catherine (6)is probably one of the most excited that she has a little sister. Matthew (4) told Malissa, "I wanted a boy, you Silly!" but of course he continues to be the sweet, caring older brother telling Ava, "It's okay, Matthew is here!" So sweet! I think Andrew (2) is warming up to the idea of his little sister, but I'm not sure it has hit him that he's not the baby anymore. I can't wait for Reid and Louisa to meet ALL of their cousins - Malissa's crew and Christina's crew ( (Alex (5), Abigail and Benjamin (17 months)) and get a picture of them all together! I think when they get bigger it will be neat to see Reid and Louisa with their older twin cousins.

Speaking of pictures, I have taken quite a few pictures lately and will get some posted in the next few days.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The House Divided

From the time that we found out we were having twins one of our big discussions was "How do we raise our Tigers or Gamecocks?"  Well, so far we have decided that Louisa will follow Mommy and cheer for the Tigers and Reid will support Daddy and pull for the Gamecocks.  Who knows how long this will really last...they will probably end up either switching or deciding to cheer for a completely different team!  

I'd like to pretend that Reid is just being sweet to his sister, but in reality he was just getting hungry and Louisa's head was the closest thing to his mouth!

Our sweet sleeping angels!

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