I surprisingly gave the twins baths today. Boy is that hard work. Sarah actually loved the bath today while Sam HATED it and cried the whole time. Anyway, i weighted the girls. As of last friday Sarah was 6.15 and Sam was 7.1. Now Sarah is 7.2 & Sam is 7.5. They are both putting on weight really well thank goodness. I can't believe it but Sam is now the height and weight Hannah was when she was born. Thats all for now...
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
The girls are doing great. We took them to the dr. on Friday(NO, i did NOT go alone i picked Paul up on the way for much needed help) and they had their one month check up. They are doing great.
Samantha is: 7.1lbs
Sarah is: 6.14lbs
They are both about the same height and both in the 5th percentile for their age and weight. The dr. said that she will be surprised if they aren't sleeping longer in the next few weeks. If my memory serves me correctly i think Hannah was sleeping through the night at 6 weeks...Oh gosh i could use some sleep and that would be better than anything else in the world at this point. But at the same time i know we are so blessed and that with such great healthy babies i'm ok with what we've been given and if they don't sleep through the night soon we'll both be ok just tired and grumpy. :) The best part is that they are both growing like weeds and eating like vultures which is nice and making this a little less stressful.
I think that's it for now...i will write more as soon as things start slowing down around here. If you could see us in the morning you'd think we were a circus act in the barnum and bailey circus between crying hungry babies and Hannah riding her bike around the house with all the bad weather we've had in the past few weeks and not being able to leave the house.
Posted by The Myers Family at 8:52 PM
Saturday, January 13, 2007
I haven't updated in a while so i thought i'd keep everyone up to date on Sarah and Samantha and life here with 3 beautiful girls and absolutely no sleep.
First of all the girls are all doing pretty good. We did have to take Sarah to the dr. friday because she has had a bit of jelly looking blood in her stools. The dr. seems to think it's a fisher tear down below and that it should be ok soon. I'm hoping that is what it is...but i still have my doubts just because it's not really blood but more like currant jelly looking stuff. We are monitoring her very closely and just playing the waiting game to see. The dr. seemed to believe that if it was something worse, she'd be tender in her belly. which so far she is not. Other than that Sarah is doing great. I weighted her today and she weights right at 6lbs which is really great! I'm not real worried about her weight because she is eating like a little piggy. They eat all day and on a good night they eat every 4 hours...on a bad night they eat every 2-3 hrs. It's weird and different how they eat so much compared to sweet little Ms. Hannah that has never really liked to eat. I even remember one time getting really worried and taking Hannah to the dr. when she was a tiny baby because she wasn't eating much. Not the case with these girls. Funny but i can already tell what kind of personality sarah is going to have. She is very needy and wants to be held ALL DAY long. She whines about the smallest thing and is a houdini that can get out of her burrito wrap no matter how tight paul wraps her.
Sam, on the other hand is very laid back. She weight 6lbs too and has really caught up with her sister very fast. She is doing great and we haven't had any issues with her thank goodness. Her peronality is great and if we had two of her we probably wouldn't even know we had two infants around the house. She is calm, quiet and can stare at you all day and not cry unless she is hungry. She cries a bit when she's hungry but NOTHING compared to Sarah who screams at the top of her lungs like she's hurting badly every time she gets hungry.
Before i forget, here is a link to the pic we had taken of the girls at the hospital for their first photo. The doll in the middle was the first doll the received from their aunt jennifer and cousin Allison. I think they look like little cabbage patch dolls in this pic.
Check out the pic and be sure to sign the web nursery book.
Hannah is doing great and just really really loves her sisters. She kisses them and holds their hands all day long. It's really the cutest thing i've ever seen and she is just soo sweet to both girls. I just can't wait till their all old enough to interact together...it's going to be so much fun!
I think that's it for now. Sorry it's taken me so long to update with more info. Of course raising two babies is really hard and i hardly have time to even eat during the day when paul is at work and i'm here with all three girls. I definitely think i'm taking this much easier than i did with Hannah. Even with being doubly sleep deprived i'm not so scared and anxious, as i was when Hannah was born.
Hope everyone had a wonderful XMAS & Happy New Year. I will keep in touch more often once things settle down a bit.
Posted by The Myers Family at 8:17 PM
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I'm going to create a new blog very soon because Paul said it's not just the Myerstwins anymore...but now it's the myers family! As soon as i get the new site up and running i will add a link to this blog.
By the way we went to the dr. today. The girls are doing really well except for Sarah loosing a bit more weight than we expected.
The girls weights are as follows:
Sarah birth weight: 5.11 and current weight is 5.4
Samantha birth weight: 5.7 and current weight is 5.7
I think the weight loss has something to do with the twin to twin transfusion but we're not sure. Sarah was the receiving twin while Samantha was the donating twin. So i think that perhaps because Sarah had so much blood, the blood may be breaking down and causing her to loose weight. Not for sure though.
Other than that the girls are doing great...lots of eating, sleeping and pooping!
I will keep you updated when i change the site.
By the way our contractor did disappear. I'm still just amazed that someone could do something so horrible to a family with brand new babies coming home! Paul has called him constantly called him since the day after xmas and no return calls. We are taking him to court and trying to get out of our contract asap so we can hire a new contractor to finish up. I have not one good thing to say about the contractor. he ruined so many things in our house it was a living nightmare! He even left the bathroom all opened up to the outside & our bedroom so it was like living outside when you walked into that side of the house. Luckily Paul and my dad sealed the bedroom up today so that we don't have a draft with the girls & ourselves right down the hall.
We found out today that the contractor has one case pending against him for deceptive practice, one case he lost and has to pay but has yet to pay and who knows how many other lawsuits against him! The lawyer said we have to write him a letter with what is left to do and what he has done and give him 10 days to respond and come back and if he doesn't we can fire him, the contract is void and we can get a new contractor. Then we'll go back after him for more money to pay for the mess.
Posted by The Myers Family at 8:41 PM