Monday, October 19, 2009

A 20-pounder!

Finally Colin has reached 20 lbs! 20.0 is what the scale read on Saturday at the ped's office. He broke out in hives on Tuesday at daycare. We called the after hours doctor because I wasn't sure what dosage of Benadryl he could have and was told it's a viral infection. More hives and a 104 temperature later, we got an appointment to get his ears checked again. Slight ear infection, but since we are going back on Friday for the vaccinations we couldn't get last time, we are holding off on antibiotics.

On October 2, he was 19 lbs, 3.2 oz. But now his pants are too short and his shoes are getting too small, so we think that the month the few weeks that included the flu/double ear infection/viral infection causing hives and a rash/slight double ear infection again, he also went through a growth spurt.

In my excitement of chasing him all over the exam room, I forgot to ask the doctor where he is at on the growth chart. He was in the 1%ile at his 15 month visit. I'm thinking now he is at least in the 3rd percentile. Time to celebrate! ;)

However, I'm seriously in denial about how this Friday will go. Blood work to check for lead/anemia, 2 vaxes, and one flu shot - TIMES TWO. Plus Connor on the hope they will also squeeze in a flu shot. One tiny exam room. And 16-month old twins who have perfected the art of the blood-curling scream.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Embracing Chaos

Earlier this week, I showed a picture of what timeouts look like in my house. Here is one of what my house actually looks like:


I've got nothing else to post about except that since September 9, one or more of the kids have had some sort of sickness. And now, Colin has hives, a rash and a fever. The doctor said it's a viral infection. Although now with the fever sprouting up, it could be a return of his ear infection. He just finished his antibiotic last Sunday. I'm so tired.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How timeouts really work...

On Saturday, the kids were playing in the living room. They love looking out the front window and playing with my sheer curtains. Somehow, Connor yanked down one side of the sheer curtains. He was put in timeout in the corner.

By the time I got the other side of the curtains down (couldn't put them back up because he bent the rod), I saw this:

Keira didn't feel like laying down but wanted to get in on the noise making, so she was banging her head and arms on the wall, laughing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ode to a lovey

Each twin has a lovey. My mother-in-law made cute taggie blankets for Easter. Keira's was pink; Colin's was blue. Keira claimed both. Colin didn't mind because he took a liking to those Gerber burp rags.

They rarely like to be away from their loveys for long. When you tell them to go get their loveys, they walk over and grab their comfort object. However, we do find them on the floor a lot, and it's very cute to see Colin pick up Keira's lovey and walk it over to her, and vice versa. Keira will also pick up Colin's boo-boo (pacifier) and give it to him, although usually then she likes to take it back and walk away.

On their first day of daycare, I packed 2 taggies and 2 gerber cloths in the diaper bag. But we forgot to mention who gets what. The daycare people assumed that the gerber cloths really were to be used as burp rags, so they only pulled out the pink and blue taggie blankets. Going off of colors, they handed Keira the pink one and Colin the blue one. The next day, Keith mentioned to them how the loveys really work. The daycare person said that made a lot of sense now as to why Colin looked at the taggie and then tried to hand it back to her.

The lovey queen has had two additions to her collection (a purple one and a mini-blue one). Upon seeing a lovey, she insists on having it immediately, regardless of the fact that she may already have one in each hand. On Tuesday, when I was home from work taking care of sick kids (again), I watched her at nap time. She would slowly push her lovey bit by bit out between the crib slats until it fell to the ground, then promptly burst into tears.