Archive for November, 2003
Annie celebrated her one month-ness on Saturday and Kimberly hit the six-week mark on Friday. It’s hard to believe that they’ve been with us as long as they have and yet it’s hard to remember life before them—that’s how much they’ve become integrated into our lives. Let’s see, what’s been happening? Kimberly is able to [...]
It has been amazing how much my body has gone back to its original shape. I have finally lost all of the water gain that I had on my legs and feet. I have gotten back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I am not back at my weight prior to fertility drugs but that will come [...]
Well, as you all know Kimberly is now one month old and Bill has gone back to work. The girls and I are settling into our routines. Which is basically doing whatever they want. We miss Daddy especially when both are crying at the same time. It is so hard to believe that we have [...]
Today’s weigh-in at Kimberly’s one month visit: 10 lbs. 0 oz. (80th percentile), 21 in. (50th percentile). Dr. Coulombe also said that Kimberly is in great shape and perfect health. Annie is now clocking in at 9 lbs. 0 oz.
Well, my week and a half of working from home is over. It’s a little hard to leave the girls after so much time spent with them since their birth. Working from home, you get to spend your breaks and lunch hours with them. Working from the office, I know I’m going to go at [...]
Our formerly-attentive Nurse Molly has become quite the deft thief of baby pacifiers that she then fences to our other dog, Ginger. We’ve lost probably five or six of them since we’ve been home from the hospital. It’s hard enough attending to the needs of two demanding newborns without having to keep track of pacifiers [...]
Awhile back, I posted an entry about weird baby names. Today I saw an article about weirder baby names. Can you picture the girls if we had named them Celica and L’Oreal?
Caesarean section and hospital stay: $12,480.70 Infant care during hospital stay: $2,314.53 Finally getting to meet Annie: Priceless (I can’t wait to see what insurance covers. Come on, 100%! Daddy doesn’t want to never be able to afford a new pair of shoes.)
Nurse Molly apparently has some sort of latex or hard plastic fetish. Overnight, she ate about twenty dollars worth of Dr. Brown’s bottle parts. It’s as if, once we fall asleep, she searches for things to destroy. Thanks, pooch!
We just gave Annie her first real bath in that little baby bathtub with warm water. She didn’t fuss once during the whole endeavor, which was quite unlike her big sister. Last night I realized that the girls weren’t the perfect angels they had led us to believe in their first weeks of life. They’ve [...]
If I were more artistic, I suppose this is what PregoBlog could have been. Not that Sandi would have ever let me take those kind of photographs—and not that I would have wanted to either.
We are still doing well. The girls are growing up so fast. Annie lost her umbilical cord yesterday. It is amazing how much things have changed over the past couple of weeks. Nighttime is going very well. The girls are seeming to understand the difference between night and day. We shall see how the nights [...]
Sandi took the girls to Annie’s doctor visit today and they were kind enough to weigh both for us: Annie: was 7 lbs. 9 oz. at birth, 7 lbs. 4 oz. at hospital, and 8 lbs. 4 oz. now! Kimberly: was 7 lbs. 15 oz. at birth, 7 lbs. 4 oz. at hospital, and 9 [...]
As you all have been reading Bill has been keeping you updated on all of the important facts that have been occurring in our lives over the past couple of weeks. Thanks to all who have sent lovely emails confirming our suspicions that the girls are in fact beautiful. They are such a wonderful part [...]
New pictures are now up at both Annie and Kimberly‘s photo galleries. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Sandi is starting to feel much better regarding her breathing! That suggests that the fluid buildup was probably due to the inactivity after surgery. She’s still taking the antibiotics just in case, though. She’s definitely not gurgling anymore—that was a very scary thing to hear for me. In other significant news, Sandi’s pumping quite a [...]
I’m typing this with little Miss Kimberly sleeping between my legs. She’s had a very rough couple of days because she’s been wracked with gas buildups in various parts of her digestive system. After eating, she has a hard time burping—but she gives off some doozies after awhile—and then she starts squirming and doubling over [...]
I apologize for the last post. In an effort to give an accurate overview of Sandi’s post-surgical recovery, I may have offended the more squeamish among you. I have a strict policy about redactions so the offending parts will remain, but you have my sincere regrets.
We got back home around 11 AM today after a long, long stay at the Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital (what a name! I preferred it when it was Scottsdale Memorial North.) I’m sorry I didn’t blog much in the last couple of days, but we got to keep Kimberly in our hospital room and I had [...]
Something’s very screwy about the countdown up there. I got it working quite nicely for a countdown, but it doesn’t seem to work right for the countup. I’ll fix it when I get a second; I’m sure it’s just a math thing or that I’m using the wrong function for a countup.