Sunday, November 16, 2008
Mom here, taking over from Dad on a posting. Both kids are currently napping, and I saw my opportunity. My plan when I got to do a blog post was to put up as many pix of Rob in his boxers, bathrobe, and socks as he's put on of me in my glasses and jammies, but the man seems to avoid the camera at every opportune moment. However, kind readers, I am currently showered, wearing my contacts, and just ate lunch, so look out world.
It's been a good couple of days here at Stiles central. The babies went in for their monthly Synagis shot on Friday and were weighed for dosing. Wouldn't you know it the little buggers gained almost half a pound this week. Both weighed in at 9lbs, 12 oz. That means they should hit the double digit pound mark this week - the big 1-0. Go babies, go!
Mom and Dad have also been treated to lengthy sleeps the past two nights, culminating last night in a full 8 hours of sleep for the first time since October 4 when Maddy came home. We had one stint of about 5 hours, and another stint of 2.5-3 hours after a 4 am feed. We also managed to cook and eat a simple dinner last night AND watch an episode of 6 Feet Under on DVD. Our cup runneth over. It probably won't last, but as long as we get a little treat like that once in a while, I think we'll make it.
Milo well-rested and sporting his Red Sox colors (thanks Jeff and Michelle!). Milo knows all about the Sox losing to the D-Rays, but daddy didn't raise no fair-weather fan.
Tomorrow, Milo goes for another eye exam related to his retinopathy. These are never fun, as it's a pretty tough exam which basically involves holding Milo down while the doctor jabs a steel instrument in his eye. Mom is not looking forward to it -- let the screaming of bloody murder begin. Both babies also go in on Friday to the Regional Center of the East Bay to have an initial developmental assessment. The Regional Center assists families in getting services for any physical or developmental disabilities or delays the babies may have as a result of being premature. As you may remember, both babies are at higher risk for cerebal palsy and some cognitive issues because they were born so early. Based on what we've read, both babies seem to be on target for their developmental corrected age (7 weeks), so we're hopeful all will continue to go well.
And in closing, Saturday was Maddy and Milo's 5 month birthday based on their calendar birth date. As usual, Dad took some photos of the babies with their bear and ducky for size comparison. You can see how they've grown by looking at posts on or around the 15th of the month over the past several months. You'll be glad to see that both babies are now (finally!) substantially larger than Mr. Bear!
Milo, Mr. Bear, Maddy & Mr. Duck. Maddy's pants are a bit high, and she appears to be sporting a little J in the T.