Thursday, April 30, 2009

Audrey's Helmet

So the helmet fitting went very well. Audrey was happy the whole time, and the doctor said that was VERY unusual. She will slowly start wearing the helmet more and more each day, until she wears it for 23 hours a day. She really doesn't seem to mind it. Here are some pictures of her new helmet - and her new best friend.

And here is Natalie - I told the doctor she needs a helmet, too. That way if Audrey head-butts her she'll be fine!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rock the Vote - Ends Friday!

I entered the girls into a Multiples contest - and they made the top 10. So click HERE and go vote! You may vote once every 24 hours per IP address. Please leave a comment if you voted, so I can thank you!

Here is the prize the girls will win. It is a really awesome Peg Perego Duette tandem stroller, that allows them to face out, or in.

And Natalie says it is MUCH better than her current ride!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Friends

My kitties are finally home! Milo & Otis have had an extended vacation over at my parents' house since the girls were born. Now that they are mobile, the kitties have come home. And let me tell you - the girls absolutely LOVE them! Whenever they see a kitty, the reach out and make noises for the cat to come near them. They both love to pet the kitties and try to hug onto them. Otis is really great with the girls, but Milo still likes to hide all the time (she has always been shy).

Natalie got mad that he left

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Family Fun Day

Today, the girls, my family and I went to our school district's family day at the Drive stadium. We hung out with the Superintendent (dad's boss) for a bit and she just loved the girls. She told him he had to bring them to work soon! Then we ran to the store to get a swimming pool for the girls (it was HOT here today). Look at them sitting like big girls! Here is a video of Natalie, saying her two favorite things: baba and mama

Here is Audrey making kissie faces. You can tell how one of her eyes and cheeks droops lower than the other, and the tilt of her head due to Torticollis. I had never noticed the eye until Dr. McHotty, I mean Dr. O'Hare, pointed it out at her Orthopedic appointment. We go for her helmet fitting on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Whispering Secrets...

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Some of these are just too funny not to post

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How I Spent My Day

My Dad, Andy and I spent several hours this morning transforming the flower beds in front of the house. We planted several azaleas, as well as some beautiful flowers. We also installed a little fountain, which sounds so nice and peaceful. Not too shabby for a day's work!

Before (though not really before, because the ground had been weeded again and turned over):


The girls had a very long day today and conked out at 7:00. I took a few pictures during their bath, though.

Here is Natalie, looking all pensive:

Here is Audrey, kicking up a storm. By the time her bath is over, the floor is soaking wet.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Helmet Update

I took Audrey to Orthopedic Services, Inc. today. I talked at length with the doctor on the physical therapy she has been through, her medical history, etc. He took measurements, then we had her head scanned. He warned me that most babies cry when they put this pantyhose-like hat on their heads. Nope, not my child. She thought it was hilarious. He had to scan her about 7 times because she was so squirmy and happy (again, most babies cry). Here is the machine they scanned her head with:

Basically, the difference between the length and width of her head should be about 20-30mm different. However, hers is only a 4mm difference. The doctor said that even with a cranial band, her head will probably only ever be 15mm - which is not noticable at all. Also, he pointed out her torticollis has made her eyes, cheeks and ears off kilter with her face. He is also recomending a neck brace to be worn for a few hours a day. My poor, poor child. The bad news - my insurance doesn't cover the helmet and it is going to be $2,850 out of my pocket. We are ordering one in pink next week, and it should be ready to pick up the following week.

And here is a cute picture of my precious children

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