All is well with us - nothing too crazy to report. Although....I did get a call this morning from D who sounded....I don't know what word to use. He spent most of yesterday moving furniture out of the living room and steam cleaning the carpet. This morning he called me and said "Well.....for once Barley's not the first one to mess up the newly cleaned carpet............Sofia just threw up all over it." Our girls don't do the "throw up" thing very much but it's quite the event when they do. Funny thing is that they manage to get it all over whatever is around them......one of us, the couch, the
carpet.......but never them. Hey - at least we're only changing one of us, right?!?!?!!
We have decided that we're not going to try the sippy cup thing until the girls are better with their hands. As of now they're grabbing on to toys that they want and those toys always find the way to their mouth, but we're going to wait until they're able to hold their bottle. We're also not going to give them crackers or teething toast or start feeding them 3 meals a day of solids. I know it's good for them to get the extra calories from the solids, but they're on a formula especially for preemies that's packed with lots of extra "stuff" by way of nutrients and I'm worried that more solids during the day won't give them enough formula since they only drink half a bottle when eating a solid.I trust our pediatrician completely, but you also have to go with your instincts and ours are telling us the girls aren't quite ready for all of that. I don't tend to think about them not being able to do something because of their adjusted age, but in this case I think the fact that their motor skills are functioning at their adjusted age makes them not ready. They're coming along quite nicely and there's plenty of time for sippy cups so we'll just watch how they do with holding their bottles. As for introducing another solid during the day (which will make them be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner), we take them back to the pediatrician for their flu shot booster in 4 weeks and we'll talk to the doctor then about making sure they're getting enough formula.
That's all for now! Until next time.