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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Synagis Shot #3

The twins had their third Synagis shot yesterday (only 2 more to go).  The doctor checked both of their ears and said that Tayden's ear infections have cleared up and Brooklyn's ears look good.  Brooklyn now weighs 21 pounds and Tayden weighs 21 pounds 10 ounces.  Tayden does still have a little cough so she recommended giving him Zyrtec for a few days.
Tayden has started army crawling and is gaining speed each day.  He is pulling up on everything and wants to be standing up all of the time.  He now says Dada (I am still really working on Mama).  Brooklyn is now holding onto objects such as the couch and walking from one end to the other.  She is quite sneaky and loves to crawl to the dog food bowls to dump the water out or to any shoes she can find and try and put in her mouth.  We did get a baby fence to keep them contained and they enjoy being in there for short periods of time.  Tayden's two bottom teeth and Brooklyn's lone bottom tooth are very visible now.  They still want to put everything in their mouths so I am assuming that more chompers are in our near future. 
We have been spending more time in the nursery to get the babies more familiar with their cribs.  We did a trial run of having them sleep in them last weekend.  We talked it up to the twins (I think this was more me convincing myself it would be okay).  We got both babies to sleep, put them in their cribs and walked to the living room.  We were marveling at how easy it was and then Brooklyn started screaming which woke up Tayden.  First attempt - FAIL!  I know some people will say that you have to let them cry it out, and I agree with that to some extent.  You have to keep in mind that since April 9th the babies have slept in our room every single night(never in our bed).  Even when they were hospitalized in May with the flu, Tim slept in the hospital room with one baby and I was at home with the other.  For the first 3 months they were home I slept with one eye open making sure that no one was refluxing.  We had to be close by in the event of an episode and that quickly became a habit.  They got used to sleeping in our room and we got used to having them there.  I feel bad sticking them in an unfamiliar room and expecting them to cry themselves to sleep the first night.  If they were used to their beds and room it would be another story.  I am sure researchers and medical professionals would have their own theories, but I am sticking to mine for now.  Just to clarify - I don't plan on the twins being 5 and still sleeping in their nap nannies in our room.  I do want them to sleep in their own room, I just believe in taking things slowly.
Tim officially resigned from his job last week! It was a big step, but one that we had prayed about and discussed at length. We know that it is the right decision for our family at this time. The real estate business was slow through the holidays, but is picking back up, which is a very good thing for him.

Hard to get a shot of the lone tooth
Two chompers

Brooklyn's hiding spot
Our new gate
Wearing Daddy's hat


Ann said...

Tim the twins are beautiful. I wish you and your wonderful family the best of luck. Tim all the things I've ever told you were for your own good. The advice I gave
you I would have given the same advice to my two sons.I always look at you like a son. I always felt like I could ask you anything.
Best Wishes
Carol Ann Long

Ann said...

Should have edited it before posting. I can spell anyway best of luck .
Carole Ann Long