Sunday, May 30, 2004

Happy Memorial Day

Hey, everybody! We've got some cute, new pics in the May 2004 gallery for you to check out. We're back from McComb, and we had a great trip. Hayden has been smiling and laughing a good bit, and Hank is just beginning to do the same. We weighed on my grandmother's doctor's scales today, which seem to be right on the money with our pediatrician's. Today, Hank was 10 lbs. 5 oz. and Hayden was 8 lbs. 7 oz. It's unbelievable how much heavier 2 lbs. is. Hayden feels so light compared to Hank. Gotta run. Y'all check out the pics and have a great Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 27, 2004

The other white meat

Well, we've got some porkers on our hands! Hank is 9 lbs. 15 oz. now (yes, you read that right), and Hayden is 8 lbs. 2 oz. We're in McComb right now and the babies are getting spoiled left and right. We're in for trouble when we return to the real-world of Vicksburg. They started on prune juice this morning to try to kick their stomach problems, and I think it's already working. Thanks for checking up!

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Our first all-nighter

Well, we had our first bad night last night. Hank's little tummy is stopped up, and he cried all night. Finally, at 5:15 a.m. I went to Wal-Mart to get some supppositories (lovely, I know). We all finally got in bed at 7:30 a.m. You know it's bad when you read the Sunday morning paper as you're getting ready to go to sleep rather than when you first get up! Hank felt much better after that, and we can't wait until we see the dr on Wednesday to get this problem solved (hopefully). We're dying to know what they weigh now. This cereal looks like it has really put some weight on Hank. He doesn't even look like pictures from just a few weeks ago. Hayden has become the good child over the past several days. I don't know if it has to do with Hank's tummy or what, but she's been an angel, and he's been very high-maintenance. Of course, right as I type this, Hayden just started screaming her head off. Better run. Check for a couple of new pics in the May gallery. Have a great week!

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Same ol' stuff

Okay, don't hate me. Sorry I haven't updated, but there really isn't anything to update. Everyone is still doing well, and we are still having fun. I've been trying for a week to get Hayden to roll over for the video camera, and I finally got her the other night--twice. All the other times, she'd do it, I'd run to get the camera, and she wouldn't do it again. Typical. Hank could probably do some tricks, too, if he'd just stay awake long enough. What a lazy kid! Hayden loves to help me update the website and email people, so she's with me now. Where's Hank, you ask? Where he always is--asleep. I should be thankful that they aren't both wide-eyed at the same time! We have no plans for this weekend, so we are looking forward to some family time at home. I put a new picture in the May 2004 gallery. It's nothing big, I just thought H & H looked cute hanging out in my grandmother's chair. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Trip #2

We're back from our second trip to McComb, and again we had a great time. H&H had some more visitors, and were in great moods for all. The cereal is doing the trick, and we aren't spitting up anymore--yay! I know they're going to get so fat now! Hank has already moved up to size 1 diapers. Hayden is beginning to laugh and smile a good bit. We don't know what Hank is capable of doing, since he sleeps the days away...lazy bones! We have no doctor appointments this week, and I am so excited. It's nice to not have to do anything. This is Jay's last week of school, then we'll have a few weeks of family time before I go back to work, then Jay will have them for the remainder of the summer. I'm off to unpack from the weekend. I'll try to take some pics this week and post them Friday. Check back and have a great week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Eatin' Wheaties now...

We've got some fatso kids on our hands--well, at least one... Hank is 8 lbs. 5 oz. and Hayden is 7 lbs. even. They're about to get even bigger, though--They have acid reflux, so the dr told me to put a little cereal in their milk from now on... They're going to be monsters! Everything else looked great, and we don't go back to see her for 2 weeks--they'll get some of their shots then, too. Have a great week! Oh, I almost forgot--Hayden rolled over twice last night. I wasn't sure if she really did it the first time, so I put her back on her belly, and she did it again... I see gymnastics in her future!

Monday, May 10, 2004

No ROP for Hank

The eye dr appt went very well. In fact, Hank's retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has healed, and he won't have to go back to the eye dr until he's a year old! Hayden is one step behind him and will have to go back in two weeks, but that will probably be her last visit for a year. Many of you remember my mentioning the Allen twins born back in February at 22 weeks and just over a pound. They are still in the hospital but are doing way better than they ever expected. You can check up on them by visiting their site If you get a chance, please say a special prayer for Blane as he has surgery on Thursday to insert a shunt into his head. He will have to be transported to UMC for the surgery, and I know his parents would appreciate the prayers. Thanks, friends... Y'all are the "bestest"!

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Our first road trip

Wow! It seems like forever since I've updated. We've been in McComb since Thursday, and we had the best time. We got to see lots of family and friends that hadn't seen the twins yet, and H&H got to meet their great-grandfather Gilbert. How exciting! They slept the whole way there and back, and didn't miss a beat the entire time we were there. In fact, we plan to go back this coming weekend since Jay will be out of town for a soccer tournament. I went to my friend Deedre's wedding (congrats to her and Jim!). She was beautiful, and the wedding was so sweet. I got to see a couple of friends from high school there, one of whom has boy/girl twins also. The highlight of our trip was a special Mother's Day gift that I received today. Actually, it's for both Hayden and me. My aunt passed down to me my great-grandmother's engagement ring, and one day it will be Hayden's. How special is that? We have an eye dr appt in Jackson tomorrow (Mon.), and I will update tomorrow evening on the results of that. I will be uploading later tonight some new pictures from our McComb trip to a new photo album entitled "May 2004". Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Gaining weight...

Our pediatrician appointment went great. The babies have gained 6 oz. putting Hank up to 7 lbs. 10 oz. and Hayden at 6 lbs. 9 oz. It's only a pound difference, but Hank looks like Hayden's older cousin, not her twin brother--he's huge!!! He feels like a bucket of lead, while she feels like her bones are made of drift wood. They are so different--in looks and temperament. Hayden is very demanding--when she's hungry, she's hungry, and she wants food right now! Hank, bless his little heart, he's so laid back that he'd starve to death before he caused a scene. We think that Hayden has reflux, she spits up a good bit, and it really ticks her off. So now, we sit her in her car seat for 30 minutes after each feeding. We just started this today after our appointment, so we'll let you know how it goes. The twins and I are making the big trip down to McComb this weekend. My good friend Deedre' is getting married, and I wouldn't miss it for the world. And I also want the babies to meet their great-grandfather who is unable to make the trip to Vicksburg. The doctor said that traveling is not an issue--fill their bellies up and they'll most likely sleep the hour and a half it takes to get there. The main thing is just making sure they're in a good environment when we get there--no smoking, pets, etc., and still keep them confined to the house (my grandmother's). We've got that covered, and I'm so excited about getting to show them off to family that haven't met them yet. We will see the eye dr again on Monday and the pediatrician on Tuesday, so we'll have new weight updates then. It's driving us crazy not knowing their weights on a daily basis like we used to when they were in the hospital. I'm considering sneaking them out to Kroger in the dark of night to weigh them on the produce scale! Just kidding, of course! Y'all have a great week!

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Hungry, hungry hippos

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. As you can imagine, things are quite crazy here at home. The babies are great, but all the laundry and bottle-washing is insane! We've been putting the twins in the same bed during the day, and they are so cute. They snuggle up with each other, but as the next meal time approaches they start trying to eat each other! Yesterday, Hank was sucking on Hayden's forehead while she was sampling his arm. Of course, they wiggled out of position before I could get a picture. I'll try to take some cute pics this week and post them. Thanks for checking in--we're all doing great!