Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: A year in review

Packer playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks

We're officially expecting!
The cake I made for Nate.

Surprise! It's twins!!

Apparently a very boring month.

I graduated with my master's degree.

Nate and I took a trip to Disney for our anniversary.

20 weeks pregnant

"Baby A's" face (otherwise known as Adalyn)

"Baby B's" face (otherwise known as Alivia)

Both babies' nuggets...oh yeah, and bedrest begins on July 29th.

Still on bedrest. Unofficial baby shower.

32 weeks pregnant

36 weeks (and 1 day!) pregnant. Taken off bedrest the day before.
Happy Birthday Girls!!
10 days old.
Almost 4 weeks old.
The girls got baptized.
All dressed and ready to go see Santa.
Our first Christmas.
Christmas hangover.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas is here, Christmas is here!!

And we're all smiles!

I'm just so happy I can't contain myself!

I wonder what Santa is getting us for our first Christmas.

I hope he knows that we've been good little girls!

Friday, December 19, 2008

67 days and a visit with Santa!

The girls are 67 days old today. So what is the significance? Well, as you all know, I spent 67 days dating my living room couch. I just don't understand how the first 67 days dragged on forever and a day, and these past 67 days have absolutely flown by. Those first 67 days were filled with a lot of anxiety and fear that "the babies" were going to be very sick when they were born. The past 67 days have been filled with a lot of anxiety and fear that I have absolutely no clue what I am doing!! The first 67 days were filled with a lot of reading, playing Scrabble, and trying to sleep to pass the time. The past 67 days, as you can imagine, have been filled with none of the above!!

Anyway, I forgot to mention in the last post that the girls had their pictures taken with Santa last Saturday. Alivia slept right through the excitement. Adalyn was asleep, but popped her eyes wide open just in time for the picture! She is always afraid she is going to miss something. I wish our scanner worked, because I would post the professional photo. But I guess our candid pictures will have to make due.

Santa was taking a nap with the girls.

Then he realized he was sleeping on the job!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Weight update!

So the results are in. At their 2 month appointment today, Adalyn weighed 9 lbs 10oz and measured 23 inches in length. Alivia weighed 10 lbs 5 oz and was 22.5 inches. They continue to be looong, skinny little girls.

In fact, Adalyn's length is in the 82nd percentile for her age and her weight is only at the 21st percentile. When you compare her weight versus her length, she is at less than the 3rd percentile! She really is a tall, skinny girl.

Alivia is a little plumper and a little more proportioned. She is at the 67th percentile for length and the 38th percentile for weight for her age. When her weight is compared with her length, she is at about the 20th percentile. So she's still a long, skinny girl, but a little less so than Adalyn.

We have to do some physical therapy exercises with Adalyn's neck. Because of her position in the womb, she favors tilting her head toward her left shoulder. So during each diaper change, we have to work her head toward her right shoulder to stretch out the muscles on the left side of her neck. It shouldn't be a big deal in the long run. But if the tightness doesn't loosen up in the next few weeks, Dr K wants me to let them know, and they will get her into some formal physical therapy.

Oh, and they both got their shots today as well. Three shots for each little one. Not fun. They have both slept so well since they got the shots. And even when they are awake, they have been much more lethargic than normal. Poor little sweeties.

Otherwise, Dr K is very happy with their development - even though both of the girls appear to be string beans!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

8 weeks

The girls are 8 weeks old today. Everyone tells me that they have grown so much. I guess since I am around them every day, I don't really see how much they've changed. But you would think that I would know how much they're growing, because we have retired their newborn clothes, and I think we are getting extremely close to doing the same thing with the 0-3 month clothes. They are just getting too stinking long for their little toes to fit in the bottom of the sleepers! Weight-wise, they could probably wear them for a quite a while yet, but their little legs just don't have much room.

Adalyn rolled over while we were at Nate's parents' house for Thanksgiving. And both girls are really starting to smile a lot...probably Adalyn more than Alivia at this point. We try not to compare who does what earlier or more than the other, but it is really hard! Alivia rolled over a week and a half before Adalyn. But Adalyn is the one who tracks things more with her eyes and smiles more. We jokingly say that Adalyn is our "brains" child and Alivia is our "brawn."

Here are a few pictures of sisterly's a love/hate relationship. ;)

They have their 2 month appointment next Monday. I am excited to see how much they weigh now, but I am NOT excited for all of the shots! I get to watch one of my little peanuts get her shots, only to hand over my other little peanut to watch it all over again. Yuck.