Saturday, June 5, 2010

2 and 2!

The super sassy Ms. Kate after a long "photo session"

Lots of 2s going on at our house! Jack just turned 2 in May and is really taking to being 2; super sweet to temper tantrummy in the matter of 2 minutes. He has grown a little in the past six months and is now 24lbs. which is up to the 10%! These days Jack loves to be a big helper to his sisters and is CONSTANTLY giving the girls kisses and hugs, bringing them every pacifier he can find (everyone needs six pacifiers!) and every burp cloth as well. Although we can't understand him much of the time he is really talking a lot! Mostly he is saying "Outside" over and over again. He is a super sweet little boy who is adventurous and has a definite mischievous side.
The girls had their 2 month check-up and are doing great! Kate is 7lbs 12ounces and Mallory is 7lbs 4ounces, both are less than 3%, but that is to be expected since their adjusted age is less than 1 month old. Kate got her bone conducting hearing aid on Thursday. When we put it on her and she heard vibrations on her left side the look on her face was priceless...she was enthralled! Unfortunately, she was only able to wear it for a short time, her head stability is not perfect and everytime her head bobbed to the left she got terrible feedback/whistling. We will have her wear it 10-15 minutes each day and gradually increase the time as she becomes stronger. After having witnessed Kate's first moments hearing on her left side I am increasingly excited to have Mallory fitted with her aids. I received a emails from a couple of friends with a link to a Good Morning America segment where an 8 month old little boy had cochlear implants. The cameras were filming when they were turned on and he heard his mother's voice for the first time, truly amazing. Pretty incredible times we are living in! I hope to keep up on blogging better than I have been but times are busy!
Jack looking oh so cool!

This stroller is simply amazing...really not that difficult to maneuver and everyone is comfy!

You want to know how hard it is to get two babies to look at the camera at the same time? This is as good as it gets...Kate posing and Mallory looking scared!


The Lunds said...

Precious girls and a handsome boy - what more could anyone ask for?

Marie Hooker said...

GREAT pictures. You have beautiful babies, and are AMAZING.

ERICA said...

They're just gorgeous, Erin! And Jack's a handsome little man as always. I gotta say...that's one amazing stroller you got there.