January has been a very busy month for us. This week alone we had 5 appointments. Monday, girls to the eye Dr. Tuesday, NICU follow up. Wednesday, occupational and speech therapy evaluations. Thursday, early interventionist to the house. Friday, physical therapy evaluations. WHEW!!!!!...........these babies are workin their mama to the bone!
The biggest change that has taken place over the past few weeks is that the babies are sleeping more..... THANK YOU JESUS! We put them down around 8pm and they usually sleep to 3am. I wouldn't really call that sleeping through the night but its loads better than it was. The only problem we are having at night is that our little Reece has turned into quite the "Swing Hog". Most nights, Reece and I end up sleeping in the Den so she can be in her precious swing. Not a good habit, I know, but I would sleep in a bowl of ice if it meant these babies would sleep an extra 30 minutes. Bottom line, I can see the light at the end of this sleepless tunnel.
Besides hogging the swing all the time, Reece is doing great. Tuesday at her NICU follow up she weighed 10 lbs! On January 27th she rolled from tummy to back for the first time.......YAY! She is gabbering up a storm and loves attention from anyone. Ben calls her his little "spitfire" and that pretty much describes her perfectly.
Louise is sweet as pie and has the whole world (especially her daddy) wrapped around her fingers. She had another CT scan last Thursday and the ventricles in her brain look about the same. The good news is her prognosis is no worse. I'm just wearing my knees out praying that we see some improvement over the next few months. I am also very happy to report......Louise is growing some hair on top of that sweet head!!!! I'm counting down the days until I can put bows, pigtails and braids in my baby's hair. This is a trait I must have inherited from my mother.
As for Charlie, he is growing by the day. At his NICU follow up appointment he weighed 11lbs 2 oz. He is such a happy baby and is all smiles most of the time. Charlie also gets the "best sleeper" award. I usually have to wake him up to eat after I feed the girls to keep everybody on schedule. It still shocks me how our tiny little Charlie turned into our biggest baby.
Overall, I'm having a blast with these babies. They are changing and growing everyday. Our household is slowly turning from a complete Zoo to a well oiled machine. Here of some pictures of the past month. The first few are from the end of December.
Reece fit in her Stocking!!!! (After I took this picture I had such a hard time getting her out of the stocking I decided it was best I didn't stuff the other two babies in their stockings......Sorry Reecey!!!!)
Louise chewing on her fingers. This is a favorite pass time of all the babies.
Tummy time for Reece.
Charlie is still a little disturbed by the flash on the camera. I really hope he gets over this soon so he doesn't have "crazy eyes" in all his pictures.
Me and my sweet peas!!