Thursday was their official two week birthday, but what's two more days? We needed to dress them appropriately for their first big holiday, so it was definitely worth the wait. They were not too keen on these little pumpkin suits, and I think it's the first time their legs have been exposed like this since they were born. Little exhibitionists!! I feel like they're asleep in every picture we take, but since I did manage a few with their eyes open, I want to flaunt them:
We also had their two week well-baby checkup on Thursday and I'm happy to report that they're both gaining weight like champs. And glory hallelujah, we were given clearance to be on an every-four-hour eating schedule instead of every three. This is money when you're talking about middle of the night feedings, trust me. Since they're still early babies we can't just trust that they'll wake up to eat, but it's nice to hear that our pediatrician was impressed by the fact they've surpassed their birth weights (Tyler is 6 lbs 6 oz, Caroline is 5 lbs 13 oz).
So what else is new? Not too much... all we seem to do is eat, sleep, eat, sleep, REPEAT!
Tyler is growing like a weed, though, and he's already pushing the bottoms out of his newborn-sized sleepers. Our "little bit" (Caroline) remains the petite one, and it's pretty funny to see them beside each other. Tyler has about 4 inches on her, and his feet are twice the size. Looks like he's going to take after his daddy! (We're just glad that it's him, not her ;)
Oh, and both of their umbilical stumps have fallen off so they've had their first real baths now. Talk about hilarious... that would be me dumping Johnson & Johnson baby wash all over two squirming bodies (separately, of course) and barely being able to hold on to them in the tub. Lucky for us, Nathan was hovering with the video camera and captured it all on film. I'm going to try a different style next time, but hey, you live & you learn!
Speaking of which, Nathan is not to be left out of the learning experiences either. He's been "dumped on" (pun intended :) more than once during diaper changes, and Caroline got him again about an hour ago. Just as he was spreading Boudreaux's Butt Paste (yep, that's the real name) on her little tiny behind, she shot poo across the bed with a vengeance. We've had to wash our Boppy liners several times because of this type of action, but this was the first time I got to witness as it spread out across our pretty duvet. All in all, it was hysterical and Nathan was as horrified as he was the very first time. I guess things like that never get old.
And since that's about all I have to update on, I'll leave you with one last picture. Someone mentioned that I'm never in any of them, but that's because I'm the shutterbug behind the camera all the time. Here's one of the only ones Nathan has taken over the past two weeks, and it captures in full essence the oh-so-helpful advice of "sleep while you can!" We stayed like this for two full hours, and it was wooooooonderful...
PS, I'm still working on renaming this site - thanks for all your suggestions!!