Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy July 4th!

We're celebrating the 4th at home today with two sick babies :( They are both fighting bad colds as you can probably see from their red eyes. Even though they are sick and obviously don't feel well, they still have plenty of smiles for us!

Reid & Louisa went for a weigh-in this week at the doctor's office. Reid "Big Boy" Harrison weighed 15 lbs 8 oz and Louisa was 10 lbs 12 oz...she finally hit double digits at 7 1/2 months!! They are both doing great and are doing new things all the time. Louisa is now rolling from her back to her stomach and Reid is almost there, but not quite! They are both doing great at sitting up...Reid's wider base helps him to be a little more stable than his petite sister :) Giggles and smiles are constant. They are very interested in everything around them...watching very carefully when somebody is talking or moving. Their new game is to steal the other one's paci. Louisa is doing a really cute head tilt thing when she looks at us...she was even imitating me this week when I tilted my head from one side to the other. Reid likes to get everyone's attention with his fake cough (even Louisa's). And it is too cute when one baby is in the jumparoo and one is in the exersaucer and they smile and squeal at each other.

We took a visit back to the NICU last week for a check up and developmental clinic where they were evaluated by speech and occupational therapist and a neonatologist. Reid and Louisa both received great evaluations and were even ahead of where they should be (considering they were 7 weeks early) in several areas. When we got home and put them in their cribs we both had a huge feeling of thankfulness for our 2 precious blessings. We are so blessed to have such healthy babies...especially considering how fragile they were when they were born. It was wonderful to see Reid and Louisa's "NICU mommies." I can't even begin to describe the feeling of gratefulness that I have for those precious nurses and doctors who cared for our babies. What an amazing talent and gift these nurses and doctors have and what an amazing gift they have given us! I am SOOOOOOO thankful for that precious little giggle that I hear behind me right now as I type this post.

I'm way behind on my posts. We went to Hilton Head for the first time last month and the babies had a blast. Hopefully I will get those pictures up can only imagine how cute the babies were in their bathing suits!

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