Friday, July 18, 2008

How did this happen????????

These outfits -- the lemon and orange -- were the first outfits I bought after we found out we were having twins. I couldn't wait to buy them something. That was before we knew the gender. Back then I swore I would never dress them alike and I would put them in gender neutral clothes mostly........ well that was before I found out they were girls. Their is absolutely NO gender neutral about their wardrobe. Courtesy of ME!!! And I am proud of it. They are girly girls -- (no hair bows though) (I mean not until they get hair) we have pink galore and then some more. Pink is my new favorite color -- there are so many shades of it. There's light pink........... just kidding I won't go through all the shades of pink. So here! Look at these cuties then read on about their appointment with Dr. B today.........

Here they are watching their 15 minutes of baby einstein...... they love that DVD. They get bored quick but for that 15 minutes it's like magic..... I never thought I would let my kids watch TV but with 2 sometimes that 15 minute break is GOLDEN.......... I mean a girls got to pee every once in a while. Right?
I love this picture of Edie "swimming"...........

E and E had their 4 month check up today. 4 months. It was 1 year ago Wednesday that they were thawed (after being frozen for 1 year) and we had the FET (frozen embryo transfer for all you non IVFers). So around today or so this time last year they were implanting and now here they are 4 MONTHS OLD!!! The entire infertility rollercoaster seems so long ago -- but when we were in the midst of it it seemed to drag on forever. It felt hopeless. And now we are 2 of the luckiest people alive. They are awesome!!!

Their pediatrician called Ella robust. ELLA !!! She weighed well under 5 pounds just 4 months ago. They both were a little cranky at the appointment -- it seemed like (though I am sure they didn't) they remembered the torture that took place there at the last appointment. My good friend Lauren (we went to nursing school together) came with me. THANK GOODNESS!!! Jon was asleep because he had to work tonight. It would have been a nightmare handling 2 crank pots by myself. She held them while they got their shots too. That is the most awful thing. I can't help but sob myself -- I am useless. I mean I give shots for a living almost but it's different when they are messin with my sweet babies.
So here are the stats:
WARNING -- you are not going to believe your eyes but I assure you - you are reading these numbers correctly............
Edie Claire:
HC 40.5 cm
length 24.75 in
weight ............................................. 14 pounds 6 ounces!!! Can I get a C.H.U.N.K.Y. M.O.N.K.E.Y.

Ella Grace:
HC 41 cm (she gets that big head from me)
length 22.5 in
weight...............................................12 pounds 1 ounce!!! Short and sweet I like to call her. She is 2 pounds less than Edie but she is also 2 inches shorter. Her thighs are fat fat fat!!!

Edie is in the 75th percentile all the way around and Ella is just hitting the bottom of her chart at about 3 %. Her head circumference is in the 75th though -- so can't we take an average or something so she doesn't feel behind?


sara said...

Ella you are at the top of my chart because you are so cute! Don't worry Edie - you're a good looking one too :-) I'm glad they had a good doctor appointment, and yes I understand how a mom would get teary eyed during shots - I plan on bawling someday myself. Isn't it just the craziest thing to think that frozen embryos can grow into such a life changing event? It just never stops amazing me, how insanely lucky we are that things like IVF and FET give us a chance to hold our little ones that we just would otherwise have to dream about. Aren't you and I lucky to have that's just mind boggling. And I am so grateful.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, look at them!!! They are so adorable in their citrus onesies!! I can't believe how fast they are growing! It seems like just yesterday they were born and now they are 4 months and getting so big! Wowsers! That's great Sam!

It's amazing that they are the result of two little frozen embies - what a miracle! My baby bean is from a fresh cycle, but the technology of it all still blows my mind! We are some of the luckies girls alive!!

shawna said...

The girls are gorgeous. Congratulations!

flickrlovr said...

What adorable girls you have! Oh my goodness they're so cute! They sound wonderfully healthy and like they're doing great! Nice onesies, by the way.

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Amanda said...

I know exactly what you blows my mind to think of where we were a year ago and how much everything has changed!

And WOW about the girls' weight gain!!! Good job!

Leendaluu said...

Wow, they are adorable...My twins are six now but I remember those days so well. Eli is still two inches shorter than her sister and 8 lbs less but her personality packs a punch.

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