Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy 1 Month Birthday!

My girls are 1-month-olds already!! They are growing up so fast. They can focus better, follow voices, and both Lily & Lucie have smiled at me while they were wide awake! They are still pretty hard to tell apart, but Lily so far has a little bit more chubs than Lucie and a little less hair in the front, but even then I haven't taken off their name bracelets - I would hate to get them confused permanently.

The best news is that they are becoming better sleepers! Lily slept a whole 7 hours straigtht last night!!! Lucie didn't sleep quite as long, but she is still making a lot of progress - 4 hours straight - which I think is amazing for a baby that is only 4 weeks old (Chelsea didn't sleep even that long until 6 months)! We've been pretty determined to helpthem get their nights and days straightened out. I make sure to get them up around 9 am (varies, obviously), feed them, then at least change their clothes, so they know it's morning and time to play. We have them on a Eat, Play, Sleep schedule and I usually feed them at the same time. I like this kind of schedule because I never feel confused about what they need. I can be sure I fed them, and then when they start to get fussy while we're playing (which is tummy/talking time) then it's time to go take a nap.

I couldn't do it without all the help I've received in the first month - thanks to everyone!! who've helped me clean my house, watch my Chelsea Rose, or make us dinners (plus I know there's been tons more you've done). Recovery from my C-section has been slow but steady. I definitely am learning a lot through this experience!
And I can't end this post without acknowledging how helpful Michael has been through this whole experience - he is the sweetest. He helps me cook and clean - on Sunday I didn't do a single chore or make a single dish because he stepped in a did it all so I could have a "day of rest." He and Chelsea also are becoming quite the duo - he helps with her so much, because I'm not supposed to lift her yet (2 more weeks!).

These little girls are angels; we are so blessed to have them in our family!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lily & Lucie!

February 21, 2011
8:11 am
52 seconds apart

Lucie Nicole
6 lbs 13 oz
19 inches

Lily Michele
7 lbs 0 oz
19 inches

We named them after our mothers, Lucie (Michael's Mom) & Michele (My Mom) as well as both Michael and I have sisters with Nicole their middle name, Laura & Brook. We feel so blessed that they came so safely. My biggest prayer was that they would be able to come home from the hospital with me and they did! We have the best family and are loving getting to know our beautiful girls!

Lily & Lucie were born on Michael's brother, Grant's, birthday. He entered the MTC two days later, I say, that was a close call, we're so happy he got to meet them before he left.