Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One Month

It's true!! One month has already passed in the lives of these little gems. Maybe you can't believe it but we REALLY can't believe it! It was VERY busy: hospital stays, learning to eat, learning to maintain temps, getting loved on by a big sister, going home, lots of firsts, circumcisions for both boys, and all the other things that occur when you enter this big, loud and bright world.


Ms. Bright Eyes as I like to call her. She continues to love to look around with her big beautiful eyes and has began shedding her first tears. She is starting to breastfeed like her champion brother, Henry. Ella likes to have more attention paid to her during the day but is our laid back easy sleeper at night. We greatly appreciate this!! Her weight check marked her at 5lbs, 11oz yesterday. She is now the runt of the litter, even if she the "big sister." I have a feeling that she will be as petite as Evie. She certainly is taking after her is most of the looks department especially with her hair color, head shape and coloring. She scares her auntie Keesha because she is a burrower when swaddled, meaning that her head disappears after a few minutes. Whatever helps her sleep longer I say.

Sleeping on anpa Jeff's lap.
August 10, 2010--Coming home!!
Just finished her bottle, it was delicious!


He is still the "big man." He weighed in at a whopping 6lbs, 6oz yesterday. He is our "easygoing" child, fairly content during the day...as long as his tummy is full. Then you better watch out, his cry can hurt an eardrum! He loves to snuggle chest to chest especially after eating. He's gives the best hugs! Henry also takes after Evie in his looks and coloring. He likes to stick out his tongue, so much so that I've contemplated nicknaming him Kermit. He is still the champion breastfeeder though he also takes bottles with gusto.

Look at those cheeks...chubby by our standards.
August 7, 2010--Coming home!!
Finished eating, one of my favorite snuggling/hugging times.

Grant as previously mentioned is no longer the "runt" of the litter weighing in at 5lbs, 12oz. He is definiately still my "little man." He loves to sleep chest to chest and in general loves to be held. So much so that if he isn't being held he can be a bit crabby. He is definitely our biggest eater, even more so then Henry. I have a feeling he will be catching up quick. His looks favor my dad's family down to his coloring and even his detached earlobes. He struggles a bit with breastfeeding but we will continue to work on it with him. Mostly this is because when he's hungry he wants his food immediately. And if he doesn't get it he gets really ticked off. Watch out! He is our silliest with the faces he makes but I don't think that he appreciates that we think he's silly when he's mad.
In one of his preemie outfits. Both Ella and Grant have now outgrown them!!!!
August 12, 2010--Coming home!!
Sweet sleeper!

What's up next?

This big girl turns a whopping 3. I can't believe my "baby" is getting so big. She's even taken to wearing "makeup." She does do apply it quite well, just like mama.Shortly after that she will be starting preschool with her, as promised, new backpack, which she picked out "all by myself."


sjv said...

Tawnda dear,
You look radiant. Thank you for sharing pictures of the whole family. Fun to see the new additions and of course your sweet oldest child too - who can't be turning 3!!

Is there a bday party planned for the Evie girl or should we be sending our gift via post?

love to you all, Sara

Anonymous said...


Love her backpack! Give them all kisses for us and we will be back for her birthday!

Love you!

keeshaobrien said...

We had a wonderful time visiting with and helping you with the babies. Wish we could've stayed longer (especially for Evie's birthday). Miss you so much, but so glad we were able to finally meet the newest members of your family. Love you and miss you lots.