Monday, December 13, 2010

1 month stats

It’s hard to believe but my babies are already 1 month old.  To say it’s been a whirlwind would be an understatement, but we are so fortunate to have these little fellas with us.  The love is, in a word, overwhelming.

They went for their 1 month well check-ups today and Dr. Walker found them to be in great health and only got one shot today (Hep B)each.  Here are the stats:


outtake from our christmas card photo shoot – total nightmare btw.

Andres (previously known as “Baby A”)

  • Weight: 9 lbs, 4 oz. (50th percentile)
  • Height: 19 3/4 inches long (3rd percentile)
  • Head Circumference: 14 1/2 inches (25th percentile)

Our main concern with Andres is that he seems very congested all the time and he has the worst reflux of any baby I’ve ever seen.  He seems pretty miserable after eating, spits up tons, and I’m having him sleep in the boppy pillow because when he’s flat on his back you can hear how uncomfy he is.  Dr. Walker wants him to start on baby Zantac 2x/day, .6 ml for a month and see how he does, but she doesn’t think it has anything to do with the formula they’re on.  Emilia has an appointment this week with the allergist so I’ll mention it to him and see what he says. But basically he’s a robust and healthy little boy.


yet another outtake – of javier – do you feel my pain yet?  next year – hire a professional!

Javier (previously known as “Baby B”)

  • Weight: 8 lbs, 5 oz. (15th percentile – a full pound less than Andres).
  • Height: 20 inches long (5th percentile – 1/4 inch longer than Andres).
  • Head Circumference: 14 1/4 inches (15th percentile).

Our little ‘mani’ (peanut) has put on 20 oz. in 2 weeks as he tries to catch up to his big brother.  He’s really doing very nicely and thriving.  He’s also the one who has slept ‘through the night’ (midnight to 5 – 5:30 a.m.) on a couple of occasions now.  Dr. W says to look for them to be neck-in-neck with each other height/weight-wise around 18 months if not before.

playgroup with santa

This past week our playgroup hit the mall ‘en masse’ for our now annual group shot with Santa.  There were no tears but some very reluctant kiddos.  Of course there were some very brave kidlets as well.  All in all, for getting 9 kids in a picture along with the red-suited-one it went as smoothly as could be expected.

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mamas positioning babies.  i swear the people in line behind us were cursing our names.

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best i got from my angle.  standing behind santa – kate and aston (check out his pose!) second row – morgan, lilly, zoe, and ky.  on the floor – cole, maisie and emi (irritated because mama made her wear a turtleneck).  the twins, brooks, eve, stellyn, and lilly were present but didn’t make it into the picture – next year kids, next year.

because nothing screams ‘good idea’


like having 35 people to your house a month after giving birth to twins…

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view from above.

Last weekend Marcus and I hosted a “Fiestas de Quito” party for the Ecuadorians.  Basically we had each family bring a typical plate (A made her world famous llapingachos – yum!) and the guys played “Cuarenta” (card game pictured above) while the women chit-chatted and the kids tore apart the playroom.  It was fun but would have been completely impossible to do without A’s help.  But we laughed, talked VERY loudly, shed a few tears (several new moms in the group – hormone overload!) and sang along to Julio Jaramillo songs.  Que viva Quito!

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lorraine and her son, nicolas.  one of 4 new babies at the party.  he stared at the fireplace for ages.

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did i remember to take a picture of the amazing food? no.  of the ladies?  of course not.  i did remember to take a pic of the cake however.  hana was in charge –she did a great job even if the guys gave her a hard time because it should have read ‘fiestas’ instead of ‘fiesta.’  for a girl from jordan married to an ecuadorian, she did great!

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more card playing.  please note my sainted husband in the background.  i believe his behind was super-glued to that chair for the bulk of the evening.