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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Almost 3 Months!

We have been super busy the past couple of weeks visiting our out of town families. Aaron took some time off of work during August and we were able to take Abel and Belle to meet many of the people who have prayed for and blessed them with some many things! Abel and Belle do really well on road trips - they sleep most of the time (minus our stops for diaper changes and feedings). They are growing so much and I am so thankful that they no longer fit in preemie clothes and are fitting in newborn clothes (Abel will be out of newborn size before too long - he is fitting in some 0-3 mos already). Reflux continues to be an issue, mostly with Belle. They are both on 2prescriptions, but it seems that they will just have to outgrow it over time. While they still spit up a lot (vomit really...spit up is putting it mildly for our babies), the screaming nose episodes seem to have let up some. They are getting stronger and really starting to use their neck and leg muscles now and don't like lying down too much - they would prefer their swing, our laps, or something else that is more interactive. Belle is definitely becoming more aware of her surroundings and we are convinced that we have caught a few real smiles when we have talked/played with her. It has been really hard to capture good photos of them when they are both awake and happy at the same time, but below was one attempt. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I am sorry for being such a bad blogger lately - the twins have kept me SUPER busy! Our 3 bathrooms are disgusting and haven't been cleaned in weeks, so if I have any spare time, should I be blogging? I don't know, but my hubby is kind enough to be washing bottles for me at this moment so I'm going to blog...

Abel and Belle had their 2 month check up and shots today at the pediatrician. Thankfully, both are continuing to gain weight. Abel now weighs 8 lbs 2 oz and Belle weighs 7 lbs 2 oz. They both have severe reflux issues which is causing such a disruption in our household. Between feedings, Aaron and I can't even sleep because we have to listen out for spit ups - these are the violent kind that shoots out of their mouth and nose which makes them feel like they're drowning and they become scared. The pediatrician told us to mix some rice cereal with the formula to try and keep it down. Since they are both gaining weight, it is more of a nuisance for everyone than a medical problem. However, if the rice cereal doesn't work in a few days, he is going to prescribe a medicine that causes the formula to quickly pass from their stomach into the intestines before they have a chance to spit up.

I would love to update more and post pictures, but we are about to head off to our church's small group, but at least I had a minute to post a quick update. I will be checking your blogs soon!