Thursday, August 21, 2008

Big girls!

We took the girls to the pediatrician today for a weight check to make sure they're growing as they should be. Sofia is weighing in at a healthy 7lbs and Olivia weighed 7lb 7oz. Big girls! They also had their hemoglobin checked (read needle sticks in the heel......they did them at the same time and the screams were synchronized). The doctor was extremely pleased at their hemoglobin results.

As far as their development goes, she told us to expect them to act like newborns - basically sleeping and eating. Of course when they're awake we do things to entertain them, but I think my expectations were too high for the things they should be doing. The pediatrician eased my mind. They also told us the girls have been cleared to receive the Synagis shots for RSV. Great. Monthly shots - ugh! I'm glad, though, they'll be getting them - every little bit of prevention helps.

So that's about all from our household.......nothing else too crazy going on. Oh. I mentioned before the girls are now sleeping in their cribs. They're in their own crib because the monitors we use have a sensor pad which detects movement - but you can't use them with both babies in the same bed. I like these monitors - they're so sensitive it detects breathing so if it doesn't detect any movement in 20 seconds the alarm sounds. Don't get me wrong, I know there's room for error but these monitors give me a little more peace of mind with them sleeping at night when I can't see them. So the night before last I'm sleeping soundly and Olivia's monitor goes off. I shot up in bed and before my feet were on the floor it had stopped. When I checked on her she was fine and sound asleep. This happened twice that night and she was fine. Last night Sofia's monitor went off and I was running down the hall before it went off. She was fine, too. My heart was in my throat, but she was fine. Peace of mind comes in all forms - haha.

Here are a few pics of the girls from their first night in their cribs --- little girls in a big space!! (Sofia is in the pink swaddler; Olivia is in the green swaddler).

Until next time!

1 comment:

Megan W said...

Hee hee! You will get used to those monitors and they won't even phase you after a while. Meredith used to stop breathing all the time, like several times a night. I could get up, resusitate her, and go back right to sleep without missing a beat. Half the time I wouldn't even remember in the morning - I only knew because Chuck mentioned it!