Sunday, April 26, 2009

Catching Up

Wow, I think this is the first time we've gone this long without posting. We have been busy little bees getting the house ready for the babies' homecoming. Jason and I have had some great help from mom, Adam and a couple addition friends this week. We have replaced baseboards, painted the entire downstairs, replaced ceiling fans, Spring cleaned EVERYTHING, rearranged furniture, put up the baby beds, set up the babies' room and done other various home improvements. Needless to say, each waking moment that we haven't been at the hospital has been spent preparing the house. it looks WONDERFUL! It is definitely ready for these two little precious ones.

Speaking of.......
Blake and Jenna have been doing great! They are now 38 weeks! Sometimes, it is hard to believe how far we have come in 14 weeks. It is amazing the development and growth they have experienced. We think back at times from their first hours and very vividly recall what our babies looked like. When we look at the first pictures, the emotions still run high. to look at them now, you wouldn't believe they were the same babies. Now over 6 1/2 pounds each and bottle and breastfeeding. Now when I look at them, they resemble full term babies. Truly miracle babies.

They are doing well with the feeds. Jenna is still plugging away. She is taking in just the amount they hope for, but is doing so well in pacing herself. She is on full nipple (bottle or breastfeed) feeds. Blake is slowly doing better. He is now on 2 nipple feeds, one gavage (sp? tube). It's been a lot of fun going to see them and spending time with them. They make the cutest facial expressions. Blake is such a grunter. he spends a lot of time stretching out and "telling" us all about it. Jenna has been looking so peaceful while she sleeps, you just can't take your eyes off of them while visiting. I am looking forward to not having to report on VISITING my babies...rather, walking into their nursery and just experiencing these things at home. It is just about time for a much awaited homecoming. Jenna is real close to that point. Blake is getting closer. We are really hoping and praying that they get to come home on the same day. We want our whole family together and not to have to leave one behind for a bit.

Blake is at 6lbs 14oz. Jenna is at 6lbs 9oz. Well, my Austin baby shower is today so I better go for now and get a bit more rest before the fun begins.

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