Okay, so it has been almost a year since my last entry. I thought it would be fitting to post pictures from the pumpkin patch at the Arboretum one year later so you can see how they have grown. Emily and Michael turned 2 in September so it was a little harder to get them to sit down and smile. I promise I won't wait a year until the next post! Hope everyone is well.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Last Friday we went with some friends to the pumpkin patch at the Arboretum to take Halloween pictures. The babies had a great time playing in the pumpkins and watching all of the kids, however they were not as thrilled about wearing their costumes. We got some great pictures and had fun spending the day outside in the sunshine.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
On September 16th Emily and Michael turned 1! We still can't believe it has been a year! It is truly amazing how far they have come. When Emily was born she weighed 2 pounds, 8 ounces, a year later she weighs 21 pounds, 1 ounce. Michael has grown from 2 pounds, 4 ounces to 19 pounds, 14 ounces. Emily is crawling all over the house and pulling up to stand. Michael is close to crawling and babbling just as much as Emily. They ate cake for the first time at their birthday party; judging by the pictures I think they liked it. I plan on adding new pictures of the babies soon. Now that football season is here I'll make sure to include pictures of my little longhorns. Hopefully we'll get some cute pictures of them at the pumpkin patch as well. I hope you enjoy the new pictures!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Okay, so I haven't really kept up with the blog very well. We have been busy since I last posted. The babies and I went to Houston for nine days. Nick and I went to Playa del Carmen for a wedding over a three day weekend. We have had lots of family come to see us. Michael had a day surgery and Emily had a few physical therapy appointments.
I am happy to report Michael and Emily are doing really well and getting big! I can't believe they are eight and half months old now! Time has really flown by. I'm not sure how much they weigh right now, around 17 pounds I think. June 16th is their nine month appointment so we'll find out their exact measurements then.
I'm going to try and be better about keeping up with this blog. I have been told by several people I need to at least post new pictures. It means a lot to us to know that people are still thinking about us. Until my next post (probably June 16th), I hope you enjoy the new pictures!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yesterday Michael and Emily had their six month check up. The pediatrician said they are doing great. Michael weighs 13 pounds and 9 ounces and Emily weighs 14 pounds and 3 ounces. They are both well above 95% for preemies. On the regular chart compared to other six month olds, Michael is still below 5% but Emily is in the 20th percentile in length and weight. Their doctor thinks they should have no problem growing to their full potential. We are going to take Emily to a few sessions of physical therapy for her neck muscles. Her muscles are tight on one side which is starting to create a flat spot. At this point, it is still very minor and should correct itself when we get her muscles loosened up. Overall they have done amazingly well for babies born at 28 weeks. We feel very blessed and love watching them grow and change daily.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Here are some pictures of Michael and Emily from the last few weeks. I know I said I would be better about blogging more often and I haven't; it is amazing how time flys! Tomorrow morning is their six month check up so I will definitely update everyone when we get home from the doctor's office. Pray for all good news!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I know it has been a while since we updated everyone, but as you can imagine things have been a little busy. On January 16th Emily and Michael had their 4 month check up. Emily was 9 pounds,15 ounces and 22 inches long. She is in the 95% in everything on the preemie chart. Michael was 9 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches long. He is in the 90% in weight and 95% in length and head. I am sure they have each gained a pound and half since their appointment.
Emily went to the cardiologist on January 20th. Her PDA has closed but they are still watching her atrial septal defect. The doctor is confident it will close on its on though. Michael went to the urologist and will have day surgery on May 13th.
The doctors appointments are finally slowing down. The babies are still being seen by a few specialists but we don't have to go as often any more. Their adjusted age is still only 8 weeks so they are behaving like 8 week olds and keeping us very busy. We should be able to get out and about by the end of March. Thank you for yuor continued thoughts and prayers!