1/31/08

I got me some big ol’ babies!

Yesterday, we went to the WIC office to apply for benefits and while we were there, the boys got weighed. (Yes, I had to bring them! Gaah! It wasn’t so bad, though. A friend came with me and helped.)

Let’s remember that the boys weighed between 4 lbs 3 oz and 4 lbs 10 oz when they were born, a mere 8 weeks ago.

Yesterday, their weights were:

Linus: 11 lbs, 10 oz
Oliver: 12 lbs, 1 oz (!!!)
Miles: 11 lbs, 4 oz

Gaah! We’re going to be eaten out of house and home when they’re teenagers! Tee hee!

We’re in Baton Rouge now for a few days. George has the flu and with Mardi Gras coming up, it’s just too depressing to be stuck in the house instead of watching parades, sipping daiquiris. So we’re hanging with Grandee again, keeping her from sleeping and generally being nuisances.

Great-Aunt Mary (hee!) reminded me that I should be writing down all of the cute things the boys do so I remember later. So let me describe a cute Miles thing…

He is a wiggly boy, and always manages to get a hand or two out of his swaddle. But I don’t think he realizes that those hands belong to him! So a few times, I’ll go into the nursery because he’s screaming, and see a hand popping up next to his face, while he looks at it in terror. “WHAT IS THIS HAND???” he seems to be thinking. Like it’s a monster’s hand or something.

Ding-dong. Guess you had to be there. 🙂

Miles and THE HAND!!!!!!!!

Jan 25, 2008

Sorry I haven’t updated in a few days (is it me or does it seem like all of my posts start out like that?) but I took the boys to Baton Rouge and so didn’t have a chance to post. It was great to get out of the house for a few days, and to sleep a bit longer at night. Thanks Mom! The boys loved hanging out with Grandee and meeting a bunch of aunts and uncles and cousins and friends.

Boy, they sure do require a lot of stuff, don’t they? Thank goodness for the minivan. It was stuffed to the proverbial gills with bouncy seats, clothes, blankets, bottles, formula, pack ‘n’ play, strollers, etc, etc, etc. But it was totally worth it. I got to get out of the house and see Juno. Good movie!

I think I’m going to take a nap until the next feeding, which will probably be in five minutes…for now, let me leave you this picture of some other household members napping last night…

Aunt Jenny’s visit

This was a big weekend for the boys! Not only did they meet Aunt Jenny…

but they also met their great-Grandpa and great Uncle Kevin!

They were v good boys for their visit. And Aunt Jenny hardly got any sleep. I’m sure she’s secretly thrilled to be going home to a baby who sleeps through the night.

Grandee and her friend also came to visit on Saturday, and they brought a ton of yummy food that we’re still eating. Mmmmm!

Happy Oliver

A little birdie tells me that it is a certain cousin’s birthday today! (Also my friend Paula!) So, happy birthday favorite second cousin! 😀 Also, Oliver was v happy to hear of all of the birthdays today…

Either that, or he had bad gas. Ha ha ha!

Jan 16, 2008

Pam is v bad about posting! Bad Pam!

So, let’s see…

Saturday we took the boys for a walk around the neighborhood. They had a great time. People were coming out of their houses to stare at the spectacle…

I dressed the boys in their new blue jeans just for the occasion. I didn’t get a picture of those outfits, so I put Linus back in his jeans yesterday so I could get a shot. Yes, he’s wearing a Christmas onesie. So what?

Aunt Jenny is coming tomorrow night! I can’t wait to sleep again. Heh. No, Aunt Jenny, you will not be allowed to sleep. As if! You knew what you were signing up for. Heh heh. Okay, maybe you can sleep during the day. Maybe.

Today was my last appointment with my MFM. I am not ashamed to say that I got a bit choked up at the end of it. He is just such a wonderful doctor, he is my hero. After the jerks I had to deal with at the beginning of my pregnancy, he was just so kind. He really listened to me, and well, let’s face it. He got my boys safely to me, and for that he will always have a place in my heart. Sniff, sniff…

I suppose that’s it for now. Babies should be waking up momentarily to eat again…

PS Who is my favorite cousin? This is not a quiz. You know who you are, but I don’t! (I mean, with 15+ first cousins, it’s not an unfair question.)

Update on the boys

I’m a bit behind on this post, but oh well.

My mom and I took the boys to the pediatrician on Thursday. No real reason, just a little check up.

I’m glad we took them, otherwise we wouldn’t know what little piglets we have here!

At five weeks, two days old, the boys weights are:

Linus: 8 lbs, 3 oz
Oliver: 8 lbs, 10 oz
Miles: 7 lbs, 15.5 oz (oh so close!!!)

They’re officially “on the charts” now, not even for their adjusted age! So if they were normal, full-term babies at 5 weeks old, they’d be in the 5-25th percentile for their weights, heights, and head circumferences. (You can guess who the 25th percentile dude is.) So proud of my little chunky men.

Other good news is that Linus does not have a milk allergy as we were slightly worried about. Whew!

Hmmm. I had a great birthday, did I already mention that? We saw Walk Hard, which was funny, but I don’t know – I’d save it for when it comes out on DVD. The sushi was delicious (come to mama, raw fish!) and words cannot describe the joy I experienced while sipping my frozen daiquiri. Hee hee! Is that worrisome? Heh.

I also got some awesome birthday gifts. George gave me a beautiful ring that I sort of hinted heavily about (okay, I sent him the link) that symbolizes the boys:

My new ring

Note how the middle stone (all blue topaz, that’s their birthstone) is slightly bigger? Just like our middle boy, Oliver! Heh.

And Kristina sent me a gift box of yummy goodies – including some pregnancy-forbidden blue cheese. Mmmm… And my brother and SIL sent a gift box called the “Midnight Feeding Box” full of bread and cheese and salami and coffee cake and honey and peanut butter and chocolate. Holy yummy!

I didn’t mean to forget the gift my in-laws gave me, too. This beautiful pendant that looks a lot like this but with three babies, not one! How perfect, eh?

This week will be exciting – Aunt Jenny’s coming to visit the boys! And take over the night time feedings so I can sleep! Okay, maybe she doesn’t know that yet. I hope she bought a non-refundable ticket. Heh.

And, pics, because it’d be mean of me to post without pics, right? I call this one “Daddy licks a baby”.

Okay, that’s all I got for now…

HB to me!

HB to me!

Going to get my hair colored (bye bye gray!) and then later, we’re going to the pediatrician and then tonight, I’m going to see a movie! And maybe eat sushi! Oooh, and the movie theater serves daiquiris…mmmm….

Since no one really cares what I’m up to, I’ll just post a few pics of the real stars of the show…

Linus sleeping:
Linus sleeping

Oliver after his bath, all snuggly in his towel:
Oliver after his bath

And Miles, saying hi to the baby in the mirror:
Miles and the baby in the mirror

One month old!

One Month!

The boys are one month old today. Can you believe it? Not me! Well, sometimes I can’t believe it’s already been a month. And sometimes it feels like much, much longer.

I’m going to try to take pictures of them every month on their month-birthday, so here’s the first one: (not easy when they can’t sit up!)

Linus:

Oliver:

Miles:

1/1/08

Sorry for not posting much lately. Having three babies is somewhat time consuming. Heh.

Can you believe they’re four weeks old today? My god. Sometimes it feels like it’s gone by in a flash, but then I think all that’s happened in four weeks, and it seems like much longer.

We took the boys to their second pedi appointment on Friday (in our NEW MINIVAN) and they’re growing like weeds! Remember, their birthweights were 4 lbs 10 oz, 4 lbs 10 oz, and 4 lbs 3 oz. Now, they’re:

Linus: 19.75″ long, 6’10.5
Oliver: 20″ long, 6’14.5 (almost 7 pounds! wow!)
Miles: 19.25″ long, 6’5.5

Two pounds more than when they were born! And an inch or two longer. 🙂

And yes, we got our minivan. It’s awesome. We ended up with a used 2004 Toyota Sienna, but it has low mileage and is fully loaded. Fancy! I love it, and I am determined to make minivans cool. Why the bad reputation? Sheesh. I’d rather a minivan than a huge SUV any day of the week. Yuck.

My mom’s been in town for the past few days but she’s leaving today. Boooo! But she’ll be back next week so I can go get my hair dyed for my birthday. It’s been far too long, and the gray hair is becoming far too prolific.

Speaking of prolific, the boys are quite prolific at pooping. Yep. They take after their daddy. Tee hee!

Now, pictures!