Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'm a bad blogger!

Life gets in the way sometimes I suppose :) Especially with trying to work as much from home (did I mention we are finally HOME as of Valentine's Day?? Yay!) as possible to extend my leave time and a zillion doctor's appointments. Aside from that, not much new in the Page household. Keira is finally to the age where she will smile for the camera and say cheese! She has her terrible twos moments (OMG she will be TWO in only a month!) but overall she is a good little girl. Strong as ever, a little climbing monkey, and a little too many "mines" that come out of her mouth, but my gosh she is so smart (she can count to almost twenty!) and is a great cuddler :)
And speaking of strong, little Elise is keeping up with her sister nicely, now weighs over 5lbs 12oz, holding her head up and then rolling out of the boppy today almost all by herself. Luckily we caught her :) I remember Keira rolling at 3 weeks old, and although Elise is now 6 weeks+, she still should be in my belly and is so close to doing just the same as her sister. Apparently we make babies of steel :P
As for me, I was able to get out for a few hours thanks to my loving husband so I could get a much needed haircut and highlight. I am now quite blonde! It has taken a bit to get used to, but overall I really like it :)

Here are some pics of our beautiful girls over the past few weeks:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One Month Old!

And no more tube!!! We are set to "room-in" tonight, and then we can bring Elise HOME either Monday or Tuesday! What a wonderful Valentine's Day it will be :)

We also found out yesterday that Keira is a fan of SQUID! "More please, more please" over and over for the Calamari at Santa Lucia's. It was hilarious!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2 Months

That is how long it has been since I have been home :( I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't missing everything there, but really, it is so worth it. It is such a short period in the grand picture and for the very best of reasons.
Also, tomorrow Elise will be 4 weeks old! It has gone so fast, feels like just yesterday I was walking into the hospital unaware that I was in active labor :P I keep wishing and hoping that today will be the day that they tell us to get ready to go home, and even though it hasn't happened yet I do still have hope that it will happen soon.
Only one hurdle left to break, and that is for Elise to be able to take all of her feedings either by breast or bottle for 48-72 hrs without needing the feeding tube. She has been improving for sure, she even went a full 24hrs with only one gavage feeding. The next 24hrs were pretty sleepy, but then today has been better. A bit of a roller coaster, but seeing improvement overall despite the down days is fantastic. She is also gaining weight steadily (now up to 4lbs 8oz), another awesome blessing.

Soon Keira will meet her sister and things will be back to normal chaos :) I can't wait :)