Hehehe, Bryan had the girls 'wrassling' last night - it was too cute!
Mommy and her babies before their bedtime bottle. They slept from 9:00 PM until 5:30 AM!!!! Of course, it was Bryan's night to feed them. I'm sure they'll be up a bajillion times tonight, since it is my turn.
Today, I took off work early to see a Department of Health nutritionist with the girls (since they were such low birth weights). According to them, Audrey is now 11 lbs 11 oz and 23" long. Natalie is 11 lbs 6 oz and almost 23" long. Their official 4 month appointment is next Thursday.
Anyway, onto my vent. Of course anywhere I go, I'm stared at like a circus freak. Yes, I have two babies. Yes, they are twins. Yes, they are girls (sometimes I feel like saying I like to cross dress my boys). But today just pissed me off. We had to wait for an hour. Both girls were awake and in great moods - I mean, they are very happy babies. I fed them in their carseats while we waited, which might be a little odd for some people to see. They cooed and giggled and were very in tune with their surroundings. I even took each baby out and let them play on my lap for a bit so they wouldn't go stir crazy.
But the comments people gave me about drove me over the edge.
"You've got your hands full" - from the mother with four children climbing on chairs and other patients.
"I'm glad it's you and not me" - from the dad whose month old baby was wearing only a DIAPER in JANUARY - and he was sporting some new kicks.
"What, your fertility drugs didn't give you 8 like the woman in Florida?" - from the fat bitch, eating her child's happy meal.
SERIOUSLY PEOPLE - mind your own business! My girls were well behaved (and fully dressed). The only good thing about waiting was I had the chance to meet a girl pregnant with twins. I feel very sorry for her, she couldn't have been more than 18 and she had her toddler with her. She had a lot of questions, and I really hope I was able to help her out some.
EDIT: By the way, the nutritionist said the girls were doing so well for their birth weight vs. current weight. They have gained on average an ounce a day and are around 85% for their weight vs. height. Haha, finally caught Natalie's fake pouty face! Here's a video of Natalie watching American Idol. She did NOT like this singer! Hopefully tonight I can catch her cooing with someone she likes. She tends to like female singers more. I don't know why, though - because I can't sing to save my life! Though hopefully later on in life they'll appreciate the NSYNC and Kelly Clarkson songs I sing to them, haha.
When I first found out I was pregnant with twins, I started to visit a message board specifically for moms of multiples. During my long, traumatic pregnancy, I met several wonderful people who helped me through. Seriously, if it weren't for that message board, my girls might not be here today - they gave me the idea to ask for an ultrasound of their fluid the day my doctors were going to let me go into labor.
Anyway, we are a close knit group of women (heck, we're even having a get together in Charleston one weekend in April). One of the women, Brook - who's girls are just a few weeks older than mine, recieved some terrible news. Her twin daughters Sydney and Carynne have been diagnosed with the most severe form of Werdnig-Hoffman disease. Basically their lungs are going to slowly give out because the muscles will not be able to help them breath anymore.
So please, click on the button below to donate what you can to a fund for Brook and her family. They are spending all of their time at the hospital right now, just being with their girls. The ladies on the message board have started this fund to help the family out and hopefully provide things such as food, gas and even a professional photographer during this terrible time.
In my previous post, I said Natalie loves to watch American Idol. Here she is, in a trance with the tv. For the life of me, I could not get her to look at the camera. Nope, American Idol is more important. And apparently, Audrey liked the kid who was singing, because she is all smiles.
So, Audrey has figured out what the little black box with a bright light does - and boy, does she ham it up for the camera! Here is Natalie hanging out with Daddy. Look how blue her eyes are! She is in LOVE with American Idol. She will break her neck to watch it, so we finally caved and let her sit in her bouncy chair and "watch". When really good singers come on, she coos and shakes her little arms. And when bad singers come on, she pouts and if they are really bad, cries. It is incredibly funny. Both the girls, sitting like big girls on the couch. My friend Courtney and I had a Mommy's Night Out on Saturday. We went to dinner at 6 (with all the really old people) and were home by 9. Ahhh, the life of a mommy! Bryan and I also got a date night. My sister and her boyfriend watched the girls and we went to TGIFridays. Yum! Bryan trying to get Natalie to do her pouty face. She'd do it, but I wasn't fast enough to capture it on camera. Boo!
At first Audrey didn't know what to think about her Jumperoo - but then the music started playing and she LOVED it! Of course she really can't bounce herself, but she loves when I gently bounce it for her.
Make sure to check out the Picture of the Week Blog that I started. You can vote for anyone you want, and there are some super cute entries! You may also vote for more than one picture, just check several choices before you hit the VOTE button!
* My mom. She watches the girls at our house while Bryan and I are at work. I can't tell you just how nice it is for her to do this. I know she loves the girls, and loves watching them, but this is above and beyond awesome.
* Bryan. He watches the girls all by himself on Fridays. It is so fun to come home and see them playing together.
* My blog and readers. Seriously, this is a HUGE outlet for me. I love writing, but am too much of a spaz to actually sit and write long things. So blogging on a daily basis rocks my socks. And having people who actually read and respond to what I write is pretty cool too.
* My students. This year I have had the BEST students. Seriously, I think I would have had a breakdown if I had come back to a class full of bad kids.
Monday - Beef stew and corn bread Tuesday - Chicken breast stuffed with stuffing, roasted red potatoes in a balsamic butter sauce Wednesday. And an apple torte for dessert - Pizza Thursday - Chicken wings and french fries Friday - Maybe date night dinner?
Everyone in South Carolina needs to do a snow dance! Even though it is currently 37 degrees and not even really cloudy, there is a chance of snow tonight. Meaning I need to go buy bread and milk and prepare to be "snowed in" for, like, a week. Hahaha, I'm sure everyone up north reading this is just appalled.
The girls had their first playdate this weekend. Courtney and baby Riley came over. While the girls had fun, Bryan cooked us filet mignon, with baked potatoes, corn, garlic bread and even dessert. It was super fun, and I'm looking forward to next time.
The girls took a field trip to visit me on my teacher work day yesterday. They also got to attend my baby shower (but I'll blog about that in another post when I get those pictures). Here are some pics of Audrey in my room. Natalie was being a fussy butt, so she is not featured. And can you tell what movies I love most?