Our Family

Our Family

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Our first Christmas has been busy but the babies are doing well.  Christmas Eve morning we started the day off with a bath for each baby, getting each one dressed in cute little outfits and of course a bottle before heading to Grandma and Grandpa Winslow's.  Yes, this took us all morning to prepare for a later afternoon and evening family Christmas. 

Today we are spending our Christmas morning preparing for another full afternoon and evening.  This morning Cora enjoyed some time in her bouncy seat looking at the Christmas tree.  Noah has been taking a nap out in the family room and Evelynn is wide-eyed again and is waiting patiently in the swing.  The dog is resting on the couch to prepare for an afternoon at Grandma and Grandpa Van Langen's.  Yes, the dog is coming too. 

This is the first Christmas Jeff and I haven't made it to Mass but we couldn't chance an outing with a lot of people during this flu season.  Next week is their baptism and we'll be nervous enough taking the babies out for that.  They are all doing so well.

On Monday the nurse came to give another round of Synagis shots to help the babies with antibodies to help build up a defense against lung infections like RSV.  During her visit she weighed each baby and they are gaining weight quickly.  This time Evelynn was 9 pounds 14oz, Noah was .4oz shy of a full 11 pounds, and Cora was 9 pound 0.8oz.  We're trying to keep up with utilizing all of their cute clothes but at their rate of gain, each outfit only gets a few wears. 

There are more pictures to come but it's time to get back to getting ready for our Christmas.  Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

10 Weeks Old

It's hard to believe that Evelynn, Noah, and Cora are now ten weeks old, as of yesterday.  At our last doctor's appointment on December 8th all of the babies had large weight gains.  Evelynn was 8 pounds 11oz, Noah was 10 pounds 1 oz, and Cora was 8 pounds 1oz.  They're still on special formula but the concentrations can be mixed to the normal amounts now versus a higher calorie recipe. 

Amanda started back to work this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Grandma and Grandpa Winslow watch the babies then and on the other days Grandma Van Langen comes over to help.  The babies love a lot of attention but this is good because they don't mind having their picture taken.  It's 3:30 in the morning now and Evelynn and Mom are updating the blog because she has decided that it's a perfect time to show off her bright eyes.  Sleeping during the night is getting better but we still have our moments.  Typically they sleep between their every four to five hour feedings but sometimes, like now, when they're up for a feeding it's on their time when they are sleepy again. 

Enjoy the photos and thank you for following our story!  This holiday season we are truly blessed and have a lot to be thankful for.