"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Jake & Ben, 2 ½ months old

Just thought we’d give you a quick update. The boys are doing very well. Kevin and I are starting to figure out some sort of a routine. We are happy if we get four hours of sleep a night these days. I think your body learns to live without sleep for a while…thank goodness! However, it is more difficult to function on such little sleep. Kevin actually called me from work yesterday to tell me he went to work with two different shoes on…they weren’t even the same color! It was pretty funny!

Jake is about 9 ½ pounds and Ben is almost 6 pounds. Big Jake actually rolled over twice this weekend. It looked like it was sort of accidental but he did it twice in a row, on both sides. He hasn’t done it since but we were so excited! Ben is doing very well too. We have been taking him to the pediatrician for weekly check-ups just to make sure we don’t have a relapse with the breathing issues. So far, so good. They hope to take him off the diuretics by the time he hits 6 ½ pounds which should be next week some time. We think he will thrive even more once he is off these meds. The meds taste bad and he chokes them down and doesn’t really enjoy his feedings. He gets these meds twice a day.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for our boys. I still am in awe at every little thing they do. We love to watch them sleep, eat, burp…hell, we actually get a kick out of changing their diapers!! We actually spent last Friday night giving the boys their bath and couldn’t imagine a better way to spend our time. Parenthood is more then we ever imagined! Our most amazing accomplishment yet!!

7 comments:

Shannon said...

Love the pictures!!!!!!!!!!

Kara said...

It is great to hear that Ben had a good weight gain. I completely agree with you that parenting is better than I could have imagined!!!

Amanda B. said...

Glad to hear that all is going well. I continue to look at the website frequently to see for updates. I especially enjoy all the pictures---THANKS!! They look great!!!

John said...

It's always great to hear everyone is doing well. Your body does get used to no sleep (take it from me) it's been over two years and I still find myself up late at night doing things. That will be good if Ben gets off the meds soon.

Keep up the good work.

Take care,
John
TTTS Dad

kathleen sagona said...

your boys are absolutley beautiful and precious. So happy for all of you it turned out wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Such cute pictures and so glad to hear that things are going well. I'm soooo sorry that I didn't have a chance to see you this weekend but a trip in Feb. is planned for sure!!
xoxo
Jeannette

P.S. I love the photo of Kevin with Ben. I think Kevin was checking Fantasy Football scores and teaching Ben the tricks of the trade!

Mary Grace said...

Hi you two! This is so crazy... I saw your comment on my very good friends, Jim and Shannon's site for thier new born baby boy, Grant. I was like, "Kevin and Danielle? I know a Kevin and Danielle... I wonder if it's the same two..." and sure enough, I clicked on your blog and saw that is was!!! How are you two? This is Mary Grace Palazzolo, now known as Mary Grace Calley. I used to be in Danielle's sorority at MSU.

You guys sound like you are doing awesome. It's so nice to see how our world really can be so small. Anyways, I wanted to say hello. My e-mail is mgcalley@gmail.com - thank you for the encouragement you gave Jim and Shannon. I know they really need it now.

Mary Grace