Saturday, January 31, 2009

6 Months!

The six month check up went well. Matilda is right at 15 lbs. Elinor is around 15 lbs and 10 oz. both little ladies are 26 1/4 inches long. Their heads measured 44cm. That means they are in the 50th percentile for weight, the 75th for height and the 90th for head size. Skinny, tall and brainy just like their daddy. Well, two out of 3 ain't bad. They're doing great with sweet potatoes and loved bananas this morning. They both have the beginnings of a tooth. The doctor said that they are doing great and that you'd never have known they were premies. To reinforce that point I've juxtaposed some pictures from when they were brand new, to remind us all how far they've come in just 6 months. If that doesn't warm your heart and make you a little teary then you're a cold, unfeeling monster and I'd like you to stop visiting this blog!




Yes, that was the first time Ellie ever wore clothes. And that was a premie shirt!





Little Tilly sleeping. Now look how big she is!








Big girls get to wear sassy hats.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Feeding Time at the Zoo

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Well, I can't say that this was their first solid food, but we're getting closer. Today's first meal of rice cereal and formula was an unmidigated success! Both babies, after much prompting, "ate" their entire tablespoon. Tilly ate most of hers off her bib and Ellie(new spelling) liked hers so much that she ate each spoonful 3 or 4 times! Here are some after pics and some from last week. Thanks to Michella Capellea for the audio vis help.

Tilly ate most of her meal by having the food shoved into her mouth and then the pacifier. Worked well. Ellie did pretty well, but needed the spoonful inserted numerous times for completion.

We think their socks look like 60's go-go boots when they're pulled up like that. And I love the picture of Tilly and me on our chair. Daddy/Daughter Day!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ellie's Video

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Here's the video of Elinor playing that was mentioned in the posting below. They love this toy.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Cold Week

(Thanks for the awesome blanket cousin Chris!) The girls are in the midst of their first cold, but seem to be handling it well. We took them to the doctor just to make sure all was well, and she thinks they'll be on the mend soon. They enjoy letting out a big yell after they cough a few times, which is funny, and makes them seem much sicker than they probably are. We also found out their weight today(Mon. 1/5). Matilda is 13 lbs. 14.5 oz and Elinor is 14.5 lbs. So they are still less than a pound apart and Matilda still seems a bit taller, although they won't measure them until their 6 month check up (the end of January).
We had to take Tilly back to the doctor today (Wed. 1/7) because one of her finger nails got infected, but it's really fine. She does weigh 14 lbs. 1 oz now. She gained 3 ounces in 2 days. Pretty impressive. She even smiled and laughed at the doctor after the terrible finger squeezing. Such a little trooper.

The girls are growing fast and having lots of fun. They enjoyed spending time with their Tiggeman/Bath family over the winter break. They were great on the drive to and from San Antonio and stayed on the routine while we were there. Their furry cousin Isobel seemed to be a huge fan of them. Isobel is a typically shy grayhound, but she followed the babies around everywhere (except when they cried). It was fun to watch.

We're getting back to normal at home and hopefully we'll all be well again soon. We have a cute video of Elinor playing with their new toy, but it won't upload. Whenever they see it, they start moving their hands. It's really fun. Here are a few new pictures:
Elinor and Tilly in the big girl shirts

Elinor finding new ways to play in the jungle chair
Ellie and Tilly in the Bumbo chairs

Elinor and all her snuggle friends
Tilly checking out her new socks

Tilly playing with her bear from cousin Hayden

Ellie started with socks and shoes on both feet

Friday, January 2, 2009

Screamfest

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The first uploaded video from our new video recorder. Thanks mom for sitting through the technology training to obtain aforementioned device. This is Tilly Screaming. Right now I'd say it's her favorite, although don't overlook her love of drooling. We'll try to capture some precious and rare video of both of them screaming for fun at 5:30 am, their favorite time to scream. If only we could get little Emma Candy, too then we'd have the Three Tenors! Also look for video of the girls learning to play with toys.