Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Long Blog with Picture OVERLOAD!!!
It seems like we have been really busy with the girls lately, but honestly we haven't really done much. I think the fact that the girls are more awake and active during the day makes it seem like we have more going on than we really do. Both girls are VERY active!! Both girls have been rolling over from belly to back for awhile now, but on Saturday, October 17th out of the blue, Alexis rolled from back to belly. She just did it and looked up at both Terry and I like she couldn't believe it, but she was so proud of herself. Addison gets so frustrated watching her sister do things. She has been so adamant to flip as well. She's been trying so hard and then yesterday while lying on the exam table at the pediatrician's office she flipped as well... Right in front of the doctor!! Our pediatrician was very impressed that both girls are doing things based on their actually age. She expected them to be progressing more in line with their adjusted age of 3 months.
Both girls are getting big. Alexis is weighing in at 11 pounds 7 ounces and is 23 1/4 inches long. Addison is weighing in at 10 pounds 6 ounces and is also 23 1/4 inches long. The doctor keeps telling us that the girls are going to be very tall. All & all they had a great visit and the pediatrician is VERY happy with their progress, as are we!!
See some of the below pictures from our appointment yesterday.
Waiting for the doctor to come in. Alexis (right) had fallen asleep in the 5 minute car ride to the office and Addison was so mesmerized by her duck that she wouldn't look at me to take the picture.
At first they were waiting patiently......
(Addison left, Alexis right)
(Above) The girls were waiting for Nurse Michelle to come in and get their height and weights. I thought that this was cute at first that they were holding hands but then I realized what was actually going on....
Alexis was trying to get Addison's hand so that she could chew on her fingers. I guess chewing on
her own fingers is not enough. She wants to chew on her sisters as well!!
And then the hair pulling started. Addison decided that she was going to try and get a hold of Alexis's hair. There isn't quite enough there to get a hold of yet, but that didn't stop her from trying!
So we finally had to separate them to mediate the fighting. Addison is pleased with herself that she is the one who got to stay on the table and Daddy had to take Alexis.
Daddy holding Lex after she saw the doctor. She has no idea that the nurse is about to come in and give her shots.
So, to be fair I did warn you in the title of this posting that there would be a lot of pictures. So here are some recent pictures of bath time. Bath time is always a challenge around our house. We've tried several different options but we are still trying to figure out that perfect system still. We have been bathing the girls on different nights, which has been working well. The girls know that after they get a bath that they get their bottles. Neither one of them is very excited to wait for their bottle while their sister is getting a bath so bathing them on different nights seems to work best.
Above is Alexis the Froggy. She's not happy about posing for this picture. As I mentioned before, she wants her bottle, and is not happy that her feeding is being delayed by the taking of pictures.
Above is Addison the bunny. I'm pretty sure that Addison wasn't enjoying having her picture taken as well. I think she just wanted her pj's on. She loves her jammies and loves to cuddle after her night time bottle.
Both girls loved their piggy back rides from their Daddy this weekend. I think they would actually technically be considered "shoulder rides" but regardless the girls loved it.
Alexis was all smiles (below) during her ride.
Addison wasn't quite sure what to make of her ride at first. In the beginning she was making funny faces (see below top picture) but then she just started playing with Terry's hat instead. She thinks it's hilarious to reach for his hat. Terry plays this little game with her that makes her think she is knocking his hat off his head. She laughs hysterically when she thinks that she has actually knocked his hat off. It's too cute.
A posting wouldn't be complete without pictures of Daddy with his girls.
Below is Terry and Addison hanging out watching some kind of sporting event. I'm guessing it was the baseball playoffs, but it may have been football? Note the drool all over the girls faces in a lot of these pictures! They are seriously working on some teeth!
Alexis has become fascinated with watching Wheel of Fortune. It's pretty funny to watch her become mesmerized while watching the wheel spin. One evening she was laying on her blanket in the living room and the show came on. She just layed there staring at the tv. Terry loves Wheel of Fortune too! Below is a picture of Terry and Alexis hanging out on the couch watching "Wheel".
And the last picture, I can't help but post. I think it's adorable, but I know Terry is going to kill me for posting it. This weekend after I finished washing bottles I return to the living room to find Alexis asleep in her swing (not the one you can see in the picture) and Terry and Addison asleep on the floor. So cute!!