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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sitting Up, Valentine's Day, My Birthday, and Pictures!

Abel and Belle are growing up so quickly now! They can both sit up alone and Belle is army crawling...soon to be real crawling. Both have cut the same 2 teeth on their bottom gums. They had their 2nd appointment with the Occupational Therapist last week (she meets with them every 4 months until their 1st birthday since they were born prematurely) and they are doing fantastic! Belle is developmentally at her birthage - between 7-8 months old. Abel is developmentally at his adjusted age - 6-7 months old. They are wearing 6-9 month clothing, in size 3 diapers, and eating grains, fruits, veggies, meats, snack puffs, yogurt, and pudding now...and drinking 25-30 oz of formula a day. They still struggle with reflux, especially Belle, but it has improved some since their newborn phase. Belle has been able to sleep in her crib since November now, which is a HUGE praise! They sleep 12 hours a night (which started at the end of November) and take about a 1-2 hour nap a day in their swings which they are quickly outgrowing! Below are 3 slideshows of Abel, Belle, and other festivities (photos taken by my talented sister, Grace). Since my birthday is on Valentine's Day, Aaron and I went on a date to Longhorn Steakhouse while our pastor and wife baby-sat the twins - what a gift they gave us! :) Sadly, Aaron is not in any of the pictures below because he had his Annual Physical Inventory at his store and worked all weekend so Abel, Belle, and I spent the weekend with my family and celebrated mine and my sister's birthdays. We are so blessed that God chose us to shepherd Abel and Belle...we love them so much and are so grateful for them!




Sunday, February 5, 2012

1st Sippy Cups

As you can see, we have a ways to go with the sippy cups - right now, Abel and Belle think it is simply a toy. Love them!

Oh and ignore Abel's Christmas was a clean one so I used it anyway. :)