Wednesday, March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004: Four Month Check-up

Lilah: 11 pounds, 12 ounces, 24.75 inches (yelling a lot)

Collin: 12 pounds 5 ounces, 24.5 inches (I think he's longer actually)

They are coming in between 25th and 50th percentile on height and weight, which is great, although Collin's head is in the 75th percentile. The doctor will be watching this to see if this is a medical problem, or if he just has a big head.

They little darlings also both got 4 shots each, which made even more yelling, and then everybody went home and took a long nap.

Oh. And Lilah's teething, hence the yelling. and Colin's spitting up problem, while annoying, is not a problem. He's what they call a "happy spitter." Lucky us. Otherwise, happy and healthy all around.

Sunday, March 7, 2004

March 7, 2004: A quick note

This week's milestones? Some big ones:

-->While Lilah continues her middle-of-the-night wake-up, Collin has begun to consistently sleep through the night. He did it for the first time last Saturday, and since has rarely woken up before 5:30 a.m. and is occasionally going as long as 7 a.m. Woo-hoo!

-->Lilah has been gaining ground on the physical skills, and now has pretty good grasping control. She loves a soft rattle that she has that has a teddy-bear head. It's name is growly, and it spends a lot of time covered with saliva.

-->Collin has been doing vocal play for a couple of weeks now, such that we think he's making a pitch to convert to Pteradactyl. In a new development, he seems to be teaching this ancient language of the flying dinosaurs to his little sister, who has begun indulging in loud vocal play that isn't crying. Unfortunately, she's been doing it at naptime, which means no one is napping as well.

-->Finally, we felt that it was time to move the kids into the nursery together. Collin had been sleeping betetr in the nurdery at nights, and we thought it would help Lilah, too. Although the kids are re-adjusting to sleeping in the same room (what with all the pteradactyl screeching), we believe this to be a big step forward.

Finally, the kids have their 4-month check-up on Tuesday. We're very excited to see how they're progressing!

Posted by claycomb at March 7, 2004 4:18 PM


I"m really glad to see that there is hope for a long night's sleep for the WHOLE family.

Posted by: Pappy at March 8, 2004 9:01 AM

Looks as though the twins are developing rapidly and
that the parents can take great pride in their growth. Looking for more pictures as they expand
their, and our, horizons.

Posted by: Gramps at March 13, 2004 3:18 PM

Thursday, March 4, 2004

March 3, 2004: At long last . . .

Many pictures, little commentary: Just the way you like it!

First, a family picture from Christmas Eve:

Yes, yes, we're starting them early on the books. See earlier entries for favorite titles. The kids can't wait for the next book on order: "'Stand Back,' said the Elephant, 'I'm Going to Sneeze.'"

Plus, we pose them for pictures a lot. Take this Valentine's day shot:

Lilah though the occasion warranted showing a little leg:

Collin likes sweaters. They make him look, well, cozy:

Collin got some quality time with MomMom and Pappy in Delaware:

Here's daddy trying to keep everyone entertained, including himself!

More poses, this time with cute outfits from the Bosharts! (They have little dragons on them, in keeping with the nursery's fairy tale theme).

And finally, a picture that defies even the concept of cute. It might, however, be construed by some as inappropriate, hence the mysterious presentation. While it was taken during nursing, nothing salacious shows up. It's just that this is how Collin and Lilah first started to notice each other's presence:

OK. That should keep you all photo-thirsty feinds satisfied for what, an hour? More pictures and scintillating commentary sometime before they start school.

Posted by claycomb at March 3, 2004 8:11 PM


The picture of the hand-holding is the cutest picture I have ever seen in my ENTIRE life. Thank you for making the decision to add it, even though it may be a little "questionable" to some people! I think it's beautiful!

Love you all,

Posted by: Kim Mittong at March 4, 2004 1:53 AM

That last picture, the nursing one, could definitely win awards, I think. How precious!

Posted by: Sheri Sandstrom at April 3, 2004 8:53 AM