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

Sunday, February 27, 2011


The Makings of a Tomboy
I’ve known for a while that my little girl is super tough. She can bonk her head, fall off a chair, or scratch her knee and not blink an eye. But the true test came this last week, she got into her first fight…at school. Apparently she and her “friend” (as they wrote it up in the report) had a scuffle where Isabella got bit and did not retaliate afterward. Now Chris was disappointed, but it made me happy that she didn’t do something back. It infuriates me that she swings her arms at me and often slaps me, but I would rather be me than anyone else.

Then there was Saturday at the park where she fell at the playground. Turned around too fast, lost her footing and face planted on a stair. Her nose even started bleeding. A couple of tears I must admit, but she recovered quickly and went right back to playing.

We had a brief doctor’s visit with Zach’s 6 month check-up where we switched her allergy medicine from Allegra to Singular. Hopefully this will help with that deep cough she has, we shall see!

The Makings of a Momma's Boy
As I mentioned, Zach had his 6 month check-up last week. He measured in the 75th percentile in all categories; 20lb, 27.5in long, 17cm head circ. Dr. R was very impressed with his motor skills. Said he resembled an 8month old, which I don’t know if that is good or bad considering his sister is so mischievous. We have also started trying level 1 foods, carrots to start. He wasn't too interested, but we will keep it up of course.

The little man gets so excited every time he sees me. He is actually the most active when I walk into the room. It looks like he is going to take flight the way he lays on his stomach and swings his arms and legs in the air. Then he will cry until I pick him up. I decided tonight that I have to force myself to leave him on the playmate or playing with his sister so that I avoid spoiling him any further. On top of that, my back is throbbing from lugging him around everywhere.

I've had one volunteering session at the hospital and it was great. I really didn't know what to expect or how emotional I would be. Luckily it was like riding a bicycle and felt very natural, just like holding any other baby with a few wires attached.

Chris and I actually got to go on a date the other night (outside of our Valentine’s Day dinner). We went to a Steve Miller Band show at the House of Blues. Great venue, great band, great company…all around awesome night!!! Although I was checking my phone every 2 minutes in case the sitter called, even though it was already set to vibrate.

And fortunately the weather here has decided to act like Texas. It was a super sunny, humid, warm February day, as it should be in Houston, TX. We were able to get a little yard work done and then enjoy lunch outside at one of our favorite Tex-Mex spots. Hopefully we won’t have any odd spring cold bursts.

As always, our days are filled with super cute moments (along with lots of crying, dirty diapers, and constant feeding). Cute moment for the day…Bella sitting on the floor in front of Zach, opening a book, which she quietly starts to read to him, turns the book to his face, points to words and turns the pages as she continues to say words. They love each other very much…for right now anyway!

We hope that all of you are doing splendidly well and find your days filled with many blessings! Peace & God be with you!

1 comment:

lauren said...

Just my opinion ... but I think
micropreemies (especially ones with particularly long, difficult rides on the NICU "rollercoaster") have freakishly high thresholds for pain and discomfort ... it's insane, really ... and somewhat scary - at least for me!