Well the boys are 4 months old today and are doing great. they have been going through a big growth and developmental spurt these last 2 weeks. At their last weigh in, they were all about 8 1/2 lbs but I have a feeling they are all around 9 lbs now; we have a few double chins now, but no Michelin rolls to speak of yet. They have been doing lots of new things here lately; they are all having longer periods awake and have really improved with their eye contact. Sometimes they reach out for toys and Rowan even rolled over the other night. I heard him crying on the monitor and when I went to check on him, he had rolled over and was not happy about it!
We also started our Synagis shots to hopefully prevent RSV this winter; they boys will get the shot each month until either March or April. RSV is particularly scary for preemies; due to this we will probably not be out and about much with the boys and may have to limit exposure even at the house. I hope everybody understands but after so many months in the hospital, the last thing we want is to have to go back 😦 They got their first round of the vaccine about 2 weeks ago and they didn’t like it! It just made them really wimpy and whiny for about 48 hours. I spent most of the next 2 days rocking all of them in the recliner; I’m surprised it doesn’t have a big imprint of my butt after all the time I spent in it that weekend! I’m hoping they won’t be like that each month they get it, but I guess we’ll just wait and see.
Rowan has really turned into a thumb sucker here in the last few weeks; you catch him with it all the time. He uses it to self soothe but he also has it in his mouth at other times. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that bad habit cam from me… And Finn has fallen in love with his Ducky; however, Ross and I have taken to calling it “Ducky the Dictator!” Because even though he loves it, he can’t hold it in on his own; the other morning I spent 4 hours holding a duck pacifier in his mouth; it’s times like that that you wonder what has happened to your life??? 🙂 If you can’t see clearly from the picture below, Ducky is what’s known as a Wubbanub; it is a Soothie pacifier attached to a beanie animal (in our case its a duck). And Elliott also has a new addiction…the TV! Yes, I know that American Academy of Pediatrics says no TV until 2 years old; but Ross just bought a 50 inch plasma and it’s pretty damn hard to miss in our living room. Anytime it’s on and Elliott is sitting up, he just becomes fixated on it; it’s like a trance and he seems so happy. See, these are the bad things parents do when they have 3 children to occupy at the same time 🙂
And as an afterthought, me and Ross are doing good. We celebrated Ross being a 1/4 of the way through his intern year; we have also been celebrating lots of family birthdays here lately including his and mine coming up this week and our anniversary is next week. So lots of celebrating going on in our house! And just because it’s been so long since I posted, I’ve put lots of pictures below. Hope you enjoy!
Much love, Renita