Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Friday, November 5, 2010

Are we behind or what...

Sorry it has been so long for an update. Chris and I have both been traveling for work, so life's been kind of hectic. Here is the latest from the Delange household:

Big girl bed


So we noticed that Bella was outgrowing her crib. She was constantly hitting her head or feet as she rolled around in her sleep. The concept of her outgrowing her crib before she turns 2 is crazy considering our micro-preemie is still low on the growth chart. But sure enough it was time. We found this cool bunk bed unit and modified it with bed rails and the bumper from her crib.

Into the crib

Now that the crib is free, the little man has staked his claim to it...although he isn't sleeping in it very much. At night he is still in bed with mommy and daddy. The good thing is that he is sleeping better and crying a little less. We still have the crying fits throughout the day but they have become less frequent. We had his 2mo follow-up this week where Dr. J looked him over and the nurses got to see his crazy beet red face after administering his shots. He is growing very well, up to 13.5lbs and 23.5in, he is making great cooing noises and holding his head up well. She seems to think his motor skills are great and there are chances he will develop early, which I am sure will be encouraged by wanting to chase his big sister around.

HALLOWEEN
Daddy's little football

Mommy's Ladybug

We had a fun Halloween. We carved our pumpkin early in the morning, made sure we had plenty of candy and then I took Bella up and down the street at dusk. She did well, although apprehensive at first, and enjoyed taking the candy out of people's hands/baskets. Her most enjoyment came at home when the doorbell rang and trick-or-treators appeared on the other side of the door. Each time the bell rang she would bounce with excitement and break into the closest thing to a run she can do.

Open House at School

We got to interact at Bella's school last night where we had a folder of drawings waiting for us and some group singing. It was so cute to see all the kids she plays with and how they play together. She is counting to ten, identifying letters, and stringing words together.

After open house we went to Olive Garden. Bella loves pasta and bread! Zach was chill in his carseat just until I got ready to put a fork of food in my mouth. I told Chris I feel like the mom from A Christmas Story. He seems to start his crying fits right as I begin to do something, especially eat.

We hope you all are enjoying the change in seasons. As enter this time of Thanksgiving, we want to remind you all of how thankful we are to have you as supporters of our amazing children. Peace and God Bless!

1 comment:

lauren said...

Awe, Bella's in a big girl bed!!!! Um, and the picture of her curled up in the corner is precious ... she looks so teeny! Loving the Halloween costumes ... football = very creative! Let's hope Chris did a better job of holding on to his football than UVa has done holding on theirs this season! Har har!

BIIIIIIG weekend coming up ... SO wishing I was going to be there!!

XOXO!