Thursday, July 22, 2010

Until we meet again...

I lost a little piece of my soul today.

My grandmother passed away during the wee hours of the night. She went peacefully, surrounded by her 4 daughters. To say that I have just "lost my grandmother" is such an understatement. She was the heart and soul of our family. She was a giving woman who took such a great pleasure in all things family. I can't imagine walking this earth without her here to share in my triumphs and struggles that the road of life will offer me in the years ahead. But, I try to tell myself that she is far better off than I can ever imagine. I thank God that she was able to meet my babies, even if it was brief. She told me that she was going to hang on until she saw them, and she did! She kissed them. She held them. She told them she loved them. I can't lie and say I'm not heartbroken that they won't know Maw Maw. I am. My heart aches at that thought. I can promise you this though Maw Maw, these children WILL know how wonderful you were and that because of you I am a better person!

But this is just as it has been written: “The eye has not seen, and the ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Martha Marie Beauvais

February 20, 1926 - July 22, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Serioulsy... I can't believe it.

The twins will be 4 months old on the 19th of this month. Where has the time gone. It seems like just yesterday I was begging my mother not to leave me with these two week old babies because surely Eugene and I couldn't do this on our own. Now here I sit with two babies who sleep for 12 hours a night and nap for almost an hour and half after each bottle.
Baby Wise helped us TREMENDOUSLY! The babies know how to put themselves to sleep and have really flourished being on a schedule. Our goal for this weekend is to transition from feeding every 3 hours to every 4. Here goes nothin'!
We went in today for the their 4 month check up and shots. They both got great reports. Both of them have been really under the weather since starting day care, so I was glad to see that things are starting to look up. Worth's ear is still a little red (no infection per the dr.) so hopefully that will fix itself. They have both been on Amoxicillin for what seems like FOREVER. Caroline has had an ear infection and Worth has had bronchitis.
Of course they are growing like weeds! I had to ask the doctor if I had unusually large children. She assured me I didn't and that they were both just at the 50% mark for the age. It just seems crazy that they have TRIPLED their birth weight!
15 lbs
25 inches
46.5cm head circumference (quite the cranium)
50% percentile for weight and height
14lbs 4oz
23 1/2 inches
42.5cm head circumference
50% percentile for weight and height
Posted by PicasaW: I mean seriously I don't know what to say... I handled these shots like a big kid. You see who is still crying.