Monday, August 31, 2009

6 months

Here are a couple more, shot without the flash so they're a little blurry, but cute nonetheless:

6 months

Due to camera and then computer trouble, I was unable to update as promised. But we are back in business!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Five and a half months

Sorry I've been absent, we've been busy with my parents leaving town :( Fortunately, they left us in charge of their camera so we are once again able to take and post videos and pictures! So I will try really really hard to upload some new images by this weekend, we have some really great ones of the girls!

Eating is going alright. They seems to enjoy the cornmeal cereal they had recently and now we've got a grain cereal for them to try (the Health Ministry suggests introducing grains to try and deter a gluten allergy.) One gluten-tard in our family is enough, thank you very much!

Bracha weight just about 4.5 kilo (almost 10 lbs!) and Eliana weighs a whopping 6.5 kilo (a little over 14lbs). Bracha is almost triple her birth weight despite her stubborn insistence to continue wearing newborn clothing. But we've started putting her in 3-month sizes in the hopes that the extra room will convince her body to grow and fill up all the wasted space. Meanwhile Eliana is wearing a size larger which she is swimming in as well, but she was clearly outgrowing her 3-month stuff (oddly enough the 9-month Carter stuff fits her pretty well. The sizes had always been accurate on her with the newborn and 3-month, but we don't have Carter 6-month onsies so we tried the 9-month and they're about the same size as her other 6-month onesies. Aunty Barbara, I guess it's a good thing you got those for them, thanks!!! Today she wore the blue Cape Cod's adorable on her!!!)

So, pictures soon!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Five and a half months

Enough with this week/day nonsense!

The girls now sleep in separate cribs. It's very sad to not see them cuddling up next to each other. Bracha looks so forlorn when she's all curled up in the corner of a big crib all on her own. But it's also nice to see Eliana have the freedom to stretch out, and for both girls to be able to roll around without kicking one another.

Bracha, because of how she sleeps on her tummy, wakes up every morning and from every nap with cute red cheeks (face cheeks, not tush cheeks). Though speaking of red tush cheeks, Eliana has had a nasty diaper rash for a while now so we're going to Dr. Yael on Thursday to have it checked out.

I ordered another batch of formula (we belong to the Twins and Triplets Club at Materna and I can order formula and baby cereal at a 20% discount, home delivered for free). Six containers of Phase 1, six of Phase 2, and six more of Bracha's special preemie food (extra calories to help her grow). The solids thing has been going well enough, when we remember/get around to doing it. So far they've had baby oatmeal, zucchini, and sweet potato.

Speaking off food (a little off-topic since it has nothing to do with the babies, but it does have to do with our family) Shawn has started his celiac diet (yes, I know it might have something to do with the babies, since there's a chance they may have it, too. We'll be asking the doctor about it at our upcoming appointment). But we're working on it. I went to the store today to stock up on potato and corn starches, as well as hummus, rice, tapioca, and soy flours, gluten-free pretzels, lemon and cracked pepper corn thins (since he hates rice crackers), corn pasta, and I splurged on boxed pancake and bread mixes. He's been feeling down so I made him a raspberry pancake lunch and he'll get bread and mac 'n cheese for dinner tonight (shh, it's a surprise!) All gluten-free, so I hope he enjoys.

The girls are *finally* down, so I had better go clean and bake.

Oh, some bad news: juice spilled on our camera and it's kaput. The good news is we got it as a Pessach gift from Shawn's employer so we didn't lose any money on it...the bad news is without it we have no way of updating this blog with pictures and videos and a new camera is not exactly in the budget right now so you'll all just have to be patient till we can get the money together to buy one. Sorry!