Sunday, October 26, 2008

Us lately...

Gosh, I can't believe it has taken me so long to post about all the fun goings-on in our world lately. Well, first and foremost--our girls are doing great! Avery is now 5lbs 10 oz, and Matilda is not far behind at 5lbs 6oz! They are actually newborn sized now! Even though they are still tiny they look so huge to us. Also, they have graduated to nursery B--meaning they aren't "intensive" anymore! Babies in nursery B are pretty much only on a little bit of oxygen, or none at all, and receiving feedings by tube still--but that's pretty much it. We are also doing nutritive feeding with them both twice a day. I am so impressed with how well they do for their size. The doctors and nurses have assured us that it's pretty much just a matter of them getting the feeding down before they can come home. Although they are doing great, it still could be a while. As always we are just delighted with their progress! In other fun news, my mom and my brother Eric were able to come out for a quick visit last weekend. It was so fun to have them here!Eric meeting Matilda for the first time
Nana holding both
Also, while mom was here, some cute friends in my ward threw me a shower...it was so fun! Thanks Carlee & friends!

Mmm, yummy food! Also, we bit the bullet and bought a mini-van. Unfortunately we couldn't fit two car seats in our little truck so we had to upgrade. We were hoping to get something smaller--kind of a half-step up to a mini-van, but we soon realized that between two car seats and a double stroller we would run out of room for anything else...so... never thought I'd say this, but I am a mini-van mom at age 25 and loving it!

Also, we have been receiving really cute crotchet booties and hats from a friend of Grandma Stutz's and I finally brought them in to the hospital for the girls to wear. Well, we put them on and never laughed so hard! Especially at Matilda... this hat makes her look like a little granny...

Little Avery all bundled up.

9 comments:

mommy said...

oh goodness, my eyes are tearing up in laughter - the cute little bonnet! you're right, she looks like a little old lady - but the cutest one ever!!
eric loves those babies...
nana misses you all - keep up the good work and we'll see you all at home someday soon.

Jeffrey and Elise: said...

They are just so cute! We miss you at the temple, but I totally can see that you have your hands full! I love to see your posts and know that they are getting close to coming home!

jowo said...

Hooray to you all and especially Kathy! What joy! joyce woolf(-an old old OLD friend)

May Family said...

Those girls are soooo cute! And don't worry about being a mini van mom. I became one at 20 and I don't even have twins:)

Brian and Lori Faulconer said...

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! That blue cap is adorable! Brian and I love to check in on your family and see how the girls are growing. They are getting so big! And I can tell they're really developing personalities, too.

Team Bowers said...

So sweet! Love the pics! Hang in there woman!!

Katie said...

There's no shame in the mini-van! :D I remember so well when it came down to just buying the darn thing and being happy with it! WE, too had to go full sized for the double stroller issue - sigh...BUT now I'm used to it and can even park the dumb thing! :D I miss you guys and can't wait to come see the babies!

Rocia said...

nana is such the natural. they totally lover her. well, who doesn't?

Darla said...

Wow Mace! Look at that mini-van. I miss ours (we sold it back in VA when we moved here). They are so great! I don't care how mommish they are. I'm so happy your girls are getting big and healthy. You're doing awesome. Sooo awesome.