Thursday, December 16, 2010

Colds are the pits

Especially when having one means you can't see your babies! So, since I can't see my babies, I thought I'd post a few pictures of them:



I swear one day I will get a picture of Lilly with her eyes open!

They're both doing really well. Still nursing two times a day. They were both getting up to close to 75% of their feedings, then yesterday we had a bad day and they were back down to like 30%. And now I have a cold, so I can't go in to see them. Sad day!

But that's the way it is. Two steps forward, one step back...and colds don't help!!! I sure love my little girls, and hope I get better in record time so I can go and visit them again.

Friday, December 10, 2010

She used to be my youngest...

So this little girl just has her 18 month doctor's appointment.
At 18 months Addison knew about a million words...okay, maybe not a million but I remember the doctor asking me if she knew at least 8 words and laughing because she knew so many more.

At the time of the doctor's appointment Hannah new about 8 words, but not a lot more than that. I wasn't worried about it but Bart wanted me to ask the doctor about it so I did. She too wasn't worried, but I think Hannah knew what we were talking about and thought, "Oh yeah mom, you're worried that I don't talk much, well how about this..." And now she is learning like five words a day!!! Okay, that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but she is learning a ton! Way to go little girl!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Life in General

So lately I feel like my life consists of going to the hospital and pumping. Seriously. I have to pump every 2 to 3 hours (start to start, and I pump for about half an hour, so it's more like 1.5 to 2.5 hours). Between hospital, pumping, and not being able to lift anything over 15 lbs, I SWEAR I can't do anything!

Today Bart had to stay after school for a little while, so I let the girls do something I wouldn't normally let them do...well, really I let them do something I wouldn't normally let Hannah do. But I had to keep them occupied so that I wouldn't need to pick up Hannah.


It worked out fairly well, although our chairs are really not playdough friendly. Sigh, oh well, I'm so tired I don't really care. And at least they had a little fun. :)


My other girls are doing really well.


We've introduced breastfeeding 2 times a day. They're doing well with it, but they have to get up to 75% of their feeding from me instead of the feeding tube before we can increase frequency which is what we want to do to get them to come home. The doctor says this nursing 2 times a day is the longest part. I'm not going to lie, I will be very happy when this hospital phase of our lives is over. They also both have their PICC lines (basically IVs) out now, and are up to full feedings.

Hannah is so cute. She knows there are pictures of the babies on the computer and our phones, so whenever she sees us on the computer or phone, she points to whatever it is we're using and says, "Babies." So we'll pull up a picture of the babies to show her. And when she sees it, she invariably tilts her head to the right and says, "Awwww." It's SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! As soon as my brother returns our video camera, I'm getting it on film.