Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Morgan and Brooklyn look like twins!

Morgan looks so much like Brooklyn as a baby! Observe: (Morgan on the left, Brooklyn on the right)

Two month pic and check up

Morgan is now two months old. She is 24 inches long (97th percentile) and 13 lbs 3 oz (85th percentile). Complete opposite end of the spectrum of her preemie sisters! B&B weighed 11lbs 14oz and 12 lbs 2 oz at four months, and both were 23 inches. By six months they were at 15 lbs 6 oz and 14 lbs 15 oz, and 24 3/4 inches and 25 inches. So Morgan at two months is about what her sisters weighed at five months and almost as tall as 6 months. 

She is such a good baby. Always smiling, laughing and cooing. Such a sweetheart. 

I'm still breastfeeding too - she is actually struggling a little to take a bottle so we'll need to work on that before I go back to work. I am on the fence about maybe switching to formula altogether when I go back - I really hate pumping - but for now I am just working on getting her to take any bottles at all so I can have an occasional break. I would like to give her formula as the last feed of the night in hopes of getting her to sleep a little longer. She is still waking up around 3 am most nights (once she slept till 6 am!!!!) and this is making me very tired. I have about 60 oz of breastmilk stored in the freezer too. I think eventually I'd like to do a mix of some formula and breastmilk. I will see how it goes!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Newborn photos

Took Morgan in for her newborn photos when she was ten days old. Bailey and Brooklyn weren't feeling the family or sister shots (Bailey basically cried for two hours straight) but I brought all the girls back with my mom a couple weeks later (my mom is the toddler photo whisperer) and we got some awesome sister shots. 

Love my babies! 

A seven hour stretch!

Morgan went from 9 p.m. to 4:20 a.m. this morning between feeds (and slept from ten till she woke up) I feel awesome. Sleep is so nice! I had been at the zombie phase where I was so tired I was forgetting words and my brain wasn't working correctly. She was seven weeks on Tuesday. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bumbo seat!

Busted out the bumbo seat for Morgan already. She has really good head control for only six weeks old. She seemed to like it - but Brooklyn and Bailey LOVED it. haha, all three kids can fit into it...

B&B are obsessed with baby dolls since Morgan was born and they love using all the real baby things for their dolls. Point in case, as soon as I took Morgan out of the bumbo, a doll immediately took her place.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

2 year check up

Had the two years check up.Bailey was 25 lbs (30th percentile), 33 1/2 inches, Brooklyn was 24 lbs (16th percentile), 33 inches. About the 40th percentile for height. I also had them weigh Morgan - she is already 11 lbs! Taking all three kids to the doctor was insane, even with my aunt who came with me to help. Luckily the girls didn't need shots but they had to get a fluoride treatment for their teeth and a blood prick to test for lead, neither of which they cared for.

Overall they are doing really well though! I am still concerned with their speech so we are going to follow up with a hearing test (doubt they have issues) and a private speech therapist but more on that later.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Bailey and Brooklyn turn two!

My sweet baby girls are now two! That went soooo fast. We had a Bubble Guppies themed party (of course) and invited both of our families over. I ordered fried chicken and a cake from Heinens and made some easy sides this year (no fancy Pinterest recipes this time! Mama is tired and doesn't have time!)

My friend Laura from the twins group also made them super adorable Bubble Guppies birthday shirts with their name on it. Anyone with toddlers knows how hard it is to get them to sit still for pictures so you can image the impossible task of getting the two of them to take a picture for their bday. Here are the best ones and some recent shots!

Happy birthday girls!