Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We are 4 Months Old!

Just a few pictures today. I will do a full update after we have our doctors visit next Monday. Can't wait to see how much the girls have grown since last month!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Back to Work

This past week was my first week back to work! Most new moms loathe this, but I was so excited! I purposely changed my entire life situation so this would work!

A little background info...

A few years ago I left the professional working world of Sports to become a nanny. At first it was to go back to grad school, but then it became a way to start a family, make money, & still be with my babes full time.

I was so lucky to find an amazing family to work for. Their little girl is an extremely bright & talented child with voracious appetite for learning. She loves to wear pretty dresses, but won't hesitate to get that dress dirty digging for worms. She is passionate about everything she is involved in & she is wise beyond her years. Her parents are gracious & caring & I was so appreciative when they gave me the option of having a child & being able to bring them with me to work.

So needless to say when I was admitted to the hospital at 27 weeks it was hard on all of us. My nanny family came & visited me often, bringing delicious food & things to keep me busy. For this I am truly grateful. Even when the babies came early, they made many trips to the NICU to make sure we were all okay. Even the Grandmas dropped by!!

When I was ready to come back, all of us were very excited! Last Monday Ava even woke her parents up at 6:30 AM wondering when I would get there, continually peering out the window.

The night before, I had meticulously laid out everything that I would need for the day...bottles, blankets, extra clothes, diapers, wipes, pump, & of course Mr. moose. I was proud of myself for traveling as light as we could! I was ready to go!

The girls luckily slept their usual 8 hours, so I was very happy when they cooperated on my first day back. I fed them at 5 AM, put them back down for a snooze, & made myself some coffee & oatmeal.  I then took a quick shower & got ready, packed the babes up, & we were out the door by 7 AM!

That first day I was greeted by so many hugs & smiles. It was great to be back!

The whole week went really well. We continued our morning routine at the house & once I got to work the girls would sleep until around 9 AM, giving me enough time to get Ava all ready for her day.  Ava instantly clicked with the girls, and they already adore her. She is so caring and gentle, that I have no doubt she will be an amazing role model & "big sis" to the girls.  She was a great help as well. Grabbing diapers, entertaining the babes, and reinserting paci's when the babies were upset. So sweet.

Even though I had the twins in tow, we were still able to get up to our old activities. On Thursday we went to one of our favorite Atlanta spots, The Fernbank Museum of Natural History to check out their Poop exhibit. Who knew poop could be so fun?? The girls also got to experience their first T-Rex!

All in all it was a great week! So glad to be back!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Three Month Weigh In

Just a quick post today. I promise though in the next few days I will get a quality update for family & friends.

We had our 3 month weigh in for the girls today & honestly we were pretty nervous. Being a preemie parent you worry about a lot of things & weight is certainly a big one.

But all our worrying was for nothing. The girls did great! In fact, the doctor said that they have superseded his expectations!

On her 2 month visit Amelia was 6 lbs 10 oz. This time she was 9 lbs 10 oz. A 3 pound weight gain!! Madeline was 6 lbs 12 oz a month ago. Today she was 9 lbs 4 oz!

The doc said he was looking for around 2 lbs from each of them, and both of them went over that!

We are so proud of our girls!! Thanks to everyone who has been cheering for them! Your support has meant so much to us!!

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