Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two Weeks Old!

Mile and Vivienne are two weeks old today.  We can't believe that they have been with us for two weeks now.  Vivienne is over her birth weight now.  She was at her birth weight this past Friday at her doctor's appointment.  Miles is just now reaching his birth weight.  The lactation consultant at our pediatrician's office was delighted that the babies have grown so quickly (especially for premature twins).  She has made me feel very good about breastfeeding the babies and proud of what we have accomplished so far.  I still need to write and entirely separate post just on breastfeeding. 

The babies are doing well - mostly just eating and sleeping all the time.  They do spend some time awake during the day.  At night, they sleep in their crib in our room.  We are lucky that we can generally put them in the crib with their eyes open, and they will fall asleep on their own.  I'm going to hope that they continue to do that.  It's a blessing and buys us just a bit more sleep.

Vivienne is a very happy baby.  She looks like she's smiling or just generally happy all the time.  She is very patient - she usually has to wait for Miles to get started breastfeeding before she's allowed to eat (we feed them simultaneously at the breast).  And she usually waits very patiently for her turn to join in.  She has huge, beautiful eyes. 

Miles is very inquisitive.  He looks around all the time and seems to be soaking so much in.  He is less patient about being fed quickly.  When he's hungry, he's hungry now!  He loves to sleep in Daddy's arms in the recliner (where he is right now, as a matter of fact).  He makes lots of funny faces, and we enjoy watching him grow every day.

Happy Two Week Birthday, Miles and Vivienne!

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