Thursday, December 3, 2009

We're eating turkey!... okay, maybe just rice cereal & apples

So I tried to load a video of the girls chatting but it didn't work for some reason. So I'll try a video later at some point. But, exciting news! Since we got to have Turkey day last week we decided that it was time to start trying solids! So we pulled out all the booster seats (pretty much took up all of our seats from our dining table) and set up and started our trial. They did quite well. I was expecting nothing to end up in their mouths and all over their outfits but so far they have ingested most of their food so I am pretty thrilled with that. They seem to really like the food, they make the funny faces and all but in the end they swallow the food. I will say it is a ridiculous amount of work. It makes me tempted just to go back to bottles only because I know (and they know) how to whip out a bottle feeding in no time. Eating solids takes a lot longer. Well, hopefully they start eating faster and I will be happy that they aren't only on bottles!

They were doing pretty good at sleeping from 10 pm until around 5-6 am but then last week they reverted back to the 2-3 am... so that was exciting... But hopefully the solids will help them keep sleeping longer. The difficult thing is that when one makes noises in the middle of the night, it wakes one of the others, they start making noises, it wakes another, you get the point. Unless I sprint from my bed as soon as I start hearing peeps, I've missed my window. And I don't know about you, but I struggle moving really fast coming out of dead sleep. I'm getting better at it though, for fear of being up for an hour or so trying to get babies back asleep.

The only new news we have is that Carly will not be going to San Francisco anymore for her arm. We had issues using that clinic, so instead, we are going to the other vascular specialty clinic in the U.S. which is in Boston! I know it's a lot farther but it's located next to Harvard and maybe we can do a little bit of sightseeing while we are there since there is a lot of our country's history there. Of course, we probably won't have any time for that, who knows... We are still trying to get dates nailed down but this clinic tries to get everything done (tests, surgery, etc) in the same week so we will be there for awhile but hopefully we won't have to go back. I just really want to get it over with so Carly can be over the pain she will have and be recovering and healing and moving on with her life!

The girls just keep on growing! They were weighed today and they are: Mckenna- 12 lbs. 11 oz. and 24 1/2 inches long, Madison- 13 lbs. 10 oz. and 25 1/2 inches long, and Carly- 13 lbs. 13 oz. and 25 1/2 inches long.

All lined up for the feed! L to R: Madison, Mckenna, Carly

Different view and look how excited Mckenna looks for her food! L to R: Madison, Mckenna, Carly

Mckenna after eating (she's always the cleanest)

Madison after eating- like food all over the face is surprising with crazy Madison. She does love to get her hands involved when she eats so she helps fling food all over her face and loves to rub it on her legs.

Carly after eating- Well, this might have been just the beginning of the feed because she definitely looks messier than this normally.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, feeding time looks like quite the chore! I can't imagine doing this several times a day! Yikes!