Sunday, January 31, 2010

Back to Work

Well, tomorrow is my first day back at work. I'm certain it will be the hardest day of my life. I know that Danika will do an excellent job caring for them and I'm certain they will like her. But, I want to be the only one feeding them. I want to be the only one home with them all day. There's always this fear that they'll get confused and not know who "mom" is. I know this is silly but how do they know when 2 different people are providing their day to day needs.

I was told by a coworker that the anticipation of going back to work is harder than actually going back to work. I pray this is the case. I've had many days of crying this week and tomorrow morning will surely involve lots of tears. I hope Danika is prepared for the texts all day long. : )

I wish I could go back to work part time right now but I signed a contract and can't seem to bring myself to break that contract. I love my job and don't want to do anything to jeopardize it. I figure I can do anything for 4 months. I'm done with school the first week in June and then have the summer off. I will then go back in the fall only part time. Maybe I'll win the lottery between now and then and not have to go back at all. I can hope right?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quaker Sale at Albies

So, I deviate from my family blog to post this amazing deal at Albertsons. This is a sale to stock up on. Right now, instant oatmeal, several cereals, breakfast cookies, and granola bars are on sale for $1.60 each. That in itself really is a good price. But, if you buy in increments of 5, you get them for $1.00 each. No coupons necessary. It's that easy. If you have coupons it makes this sale that much better. However, I didn't have any coupons. I stocked up on all of these items! We go through a lot of this stuff as a family always on the run!

I went last night and spent $58.30 and saved $153.85! I'm sorta thinking about going back to get a bit more.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alternate Immunization Schedule

Many people have asked what we are doing so I've decided to put it here:

2 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
3 months*: Pc, HIB
4 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
5 months*: Pc, HIB
6 months: DTaP, Rotavirus, Polio (IPV)
7 months*: Pc, HIB
9 months: Polio (IPV)
12 months: MMR
15 months: Pc, HIB
18 months: DTaP, Chickenpox
2 years: Polio (IPV), Hep B
2 1/2 years: Hep B, Hep A
3 years: Hep B, Hep A
4 years: DTaP, Polio (IPV)
5 years: MMR
6 years: Chickenpox
12 years: Tdap, HPV
12 years, 2 months*: HPV
13 years: HPV, Meningococcal

* indicate appointments that are extra--not well infant/child visits

I'm not sure we'll be doing the HPV or not but we have about 12 years to decide! : )

Fat Twins!

Went to the doctor today to get the girls their Prevnar and Hib vaccinations. They did really well! Both cried during the injection but stopped crying shortly thereafter. They weighed the girls while we were there. Olivia is now 12 lbs 13 oz which puts her up more than 2 lbs in 3 weeks!! This puts her in the 75th percentile (48th 3 weeks ago). Addison is now 13 lbs even which puts her in the 77th pecentile (70th 3 weeks ago). Apparently the boob juice is doing them well!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thumb Sucker

Addison is always sucking on her fist. But, this time she got her thumb in her mouth. We will soon have a full blown thumb sucker on our hands.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Addison Smiles

This isn't the first time she's smiled. But, it is the first time she's smiled in response to something I was doing.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Follow the Object

Today was the first day that one of the girls has followed an object with their eyes. Olivia and I played the "follow the object game" for about 15 minutes. It was darling. It is so fun to watch these girls figure out the world!

We also have a TV addict on our hands. Addison LOVES to look at the TV.

I suppose it's time for some new photos. I will do that tomorrow...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Age Correction

So, I have realized that I need to get out of pregnancy mode and stop calculating the girls' age in weeks. I posted that they were 2 months old but that was really 8 weeks. Really they were 2 months old on January 5th, right?--since they were born on November 5th. : P

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2 Month Well Baby Check

Addison is now 11 lbs 9 oz which puts her in the 70th percentile (up from 39th percentile 1 month ago). Olivia is now 10 lbs 12 oz, 48th percentile (up from 14th percentile one month ago). Olivia is 1 1/8 inch longer than Addison. She was the shorter of the 2 at birth. So, apparently the boob is doing them both well. We always joke that Addison is growing wide and Olivia is growing long. : ) Doctor was very pleased with their growth and development to this point.

They got one shot today, DTAP and oral Rotavirus vaccine. Addison did well with the shot but Olivia was certain we were trying to kill her. We will do some more vaccines in one month. We are splitting them up so we aren't giving so many at one time. This will require several extra office visits but I think it's worth it.

Doctor says at this point there is no reason that they shouldn't be able to go 5-6 hours between feeds at night so that is something we will definitely be working on. This would make mom a happy camper!

Friday, January 1, 2010

2 months!

The girsl were 2 months old yesterday. Crazy how fast time goes. Olivia is darn near rolling over--I think she'll do it in the next week or 2. Addison is holding her head up like a champ. She is loving looking around and seeing everything around her. The girls are starting their "twin talk". They definitely make noises back and forth to each other and often try to mimic the same sound that the other one makes. It is adorable!

Our 2 month well baby check is next Wednesday. I'm excited to see how much the girls weigh. They will also be getting their first set of immunizations. However, I'm not sure I want to do all of the immunizations all at once. I'm convinced it's a lot for their little bodies to handle and have been doing (and will continue doing) research and creating an alternate immunization schedule. It will take them longer to get fully immunized but I feel more comfortable doing it this way.