..Poppa.. (R Daddy when their BB isn’t around..)
..meeting more family. 3 generations: BB holding Jolie Grace, Granny Jane (whom Parker is named after), and Jordan holding Parker Jane.
..Uncle Pat has visited multiple occasions..
..a lot of sleeping and a lot of snuggling (mommy and daddy’s favorite!)..
..and of course being as precious as can be..
..finally, after 13 days, mom and dad brought themselves to remove their hospital bands (one for each of you)..
..we had an amazing newborn photo shoot with the very talented Brittany of B Faith Photography. Pictures to come next week!
..we went to our first and second doctor appointments.. Clearly we are uptight and stressed out about the whole thing.
At their 2-week follow-up appointment- Jolie gained 10 ounces and Parker gained 9 ounces- all in just one week! The pediatrician was impressed with our girls and the efforts mom and dad put into keeping them on track for a healthy feeding schedule.
Jolie now weighs 5 pounds and Parker weights 6 pounds, 5 ounces.
We also have made sure to wear a bow to match every outfit. We haven’t gotten to take advantage of all the clothes these girls have because they are still in preemie sizes. Before they were born we bought very little preemie clothing just in case we would need it. Parker is now in the weird in between stage where preemie is almost too small, and newborn is still way too big- but Jolie fits just perfectly in them now, while before they still swallowed her teeny body.
We ventured out to shop with all the crazies of Christmas.. twice.
The girls did so good! We did make it a point not to stay longer than in between feedings- so they were happy campers. I was also thankful for the respect most people gave us with the double stroller. Several wanted to look, so we lifted the corners of the blankets covering them to allow a peek- and thankfully no one reached in for a touch. Mommy would not have been okay with that.
After our cords finally fell off, we got our first bath! Parker hated it. She is our chilled out baby girl- but when it comes to being naked, having her diaper changed, or getting dressed, she lets us (and the rest of the neighborhood) know she is quite unhappy about it.
Jolie on the other hand.. totally loves it. Look at that face! So funny how opposite they can be.
17 days old. Geez. I can still hardly believe I am the momma to these girls. When does that feeling of disbelief go away? I don’t know that I want it to go away.. it is a constant reminder of how God has blessed us with these two healthy little ones and I cannot help myself but to thank Him everyday- practically all day for what he has provided. Christmas upon us- and we have so much to be thankful for this year.
17 days old and I already feel like the girls are changing so much. The past couple weeks have been filled with ‘babies’ firsts‘, and I am excited for a whole slew of other ‘firsts’ that will be happening the next year or so… but for now I’m more than okay with serious snuggle time with my sweets. I’ve been told it wont last for long- do I’m soaking it all in.
December 23, 2012