Berry Berry Busy


Our twin girls arrived a little early at 33 weeks and 4 days. They're getting bigger day by day since they blessed us with their arrival. This blog is to document their amazing feats since we know they'll grow up entirely too fast.

Over Two months without an update!

So it’s been a long time since we’ve updated our berry blog, but that doesn’t mean that things haven’t been moving along for us.  Really we’ve just been busy trying to settle in to our schedule and getting ready for the girls to start their Montessori school (they start on the 13th).  Some of the highlights:

    *          Aunt Trish came to help out (Auntie Trish is hard to catch on camera)
    *          We started our cloth diaper journey (we’re really loving it so far)
    *          Mom and Dad went to classes for the girl’s baptism
double berry goodness
    *          The girls had their first pediatrician’s appointment.  Mina weighed 6 lbs 2 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.  Evie was 5 lbs 12 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Froyo visit
    *          We took our first trip out of the house - for froyo
Grandmom Leane double burp pose
    *          Grandmom Leane has been helping us a ton
    *          The girls enter the system – we receive their social security cards
Off a walking we go
    *          We went for our first ride in our jogging stroller
First Play date
    *          The girls got to have their first play date with Miss Clara
Mia and berries
    *          Granddad Richard and Miss Mia came to help out
Evie boppy berry
    *          The girls made an appearance at their first Bluepers softball game
Granddad Richard with berries
    *          Seth & Granddad cut tons of dead leaves off a massive tree in the back yard
Evie the game show host
Mina the Flamenco Dancer
    *          Magnifico reveals what our girl’s are going to grow up to be – Evie a game show host, Mina a flamenco dancer
Aunt Lala and Unkie Monkey with Berries
    *          Grandee, Unkie Monkey, and Aunt Lala came for a weekend to help out
Auntie Trish captures some fun photos
    *          Auntie Trish came for a weekend to help out
    *          Our great friend Larry took pictures of the girls for us
    *          The girls started sleeping together in a crib in their room
Yin/Yang Twin moment
    *          The girls had their second pediatrician’s appointment (with bonus immunization shots).  Mina weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 21 ½ inches long.  Evie was 7 lbs 4.5 oz and was 21 ¼ inches long.
    *          Mommy had her follow up appointment with her OB and was released for all activities, she still is on meds for her blood pressure
    *          Mommy started swimming again (1-2 times a week)

Grandee, Mom, Berries
    *          Grandee came for a week to help out
    *          The girls attended their first knitwits
    *          The girls got to go up to Mommy’s work to meet all her coworkers
    *          Daddy was put back on the job market
Berries with Grandma Pam and Grandpa Jack
    *          Grandma Pam and Grandpa Jack came to help out for a week
    *          The girls had their first visit to IKEA
double daddy changing system
    *          Mommy and Daddy had a week or two flying solo
    *          The girls started sleeping 4 hours between their feedings at night
    *          The girls outgrew all their newborn clothes!
Mina Smile
Evie Smile
    *          We've seen some real smiles from the girls
    *          Mommy started back at work
Mina Spider booty
    *          Grandmom Leane came back to catch us up before the girls start school
    *          Mina saw the Dr. to have her umbilical cord site recloterized, Mina had her weight checked at the Dr. – she’s over 9 lbs!
    *         Daddy accepted a new position at SoftLayer in Addison (Starts September 13)
    *         The girls have started mimicing us (especcially when daddy sticks out his tongue).
    *         The girls lift up their heads really well (with great neck control) and have started grasping things
    *         We've finally managed to take all our feedings from mom over the weekend - boy is it nice to not to have to worry about bottles 24/7!  This definitely helps us all out!
Three months
    *          The girls had their third pediatrician’s appointment.  Mina weighed 9 lbs 7.5 oz.  Evie was 9 lbs 2.5 oz.  The pediatrician is beyond impressed with their weight gain and says we can feed on demand now and don't have to wake them for feedings any more.

Now that you all are caught up, here’s the plan for the future – I’m going to start a new feature – “TWIN TUESDAY”.  Every Tuesday I am going to do a quick update on what our family has been up to and post at least one photo.  Hopefully this will keep mommy from slacking off on the blog.


Krissy Sullivan said...

I am so happy for you all! The girls are so adorabl and I want to squeeze them ever so gently. You are both doing a WONDERFUL job. Congrats again mom and dad!

tdubose74 said...

I miss those berry girls - they are getting their chunky on! Way to go mom! Way to go dad!

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