Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chunky Monkeys

Emma and Joshua had their one month appointment today and are doing really well, I am so proud of them! Joshua surpassed Emma in weight by alot, which does not surprise me- the kid is HEAVY! But the pedi was very happy with both of their weight gains:

Emma- 6lbs 5oz
Joshua- 5lbs 12 oz

Going Home
Emma- 5lbs 12 oz
Joshua 5lbs 3 oz

2 weeks
Emma- 6lbs 8 oz
Joshua- 6lbs 3 oz

One month
Emma- 7lbs 12oz
Joshua- 8lbs 7oz

I am also proud of myself. Today was the first time I took the babies anywhere by myself. Dan had an important meeting at work and I really wanted to try to be independent and not feel confined to the house. So I fed and E&J and packed them into the Odyssey and took them to their appointment. It went really good but I will say it again- those car seat carriers are so heavy! Especially with my chunky babies in them, lol.

A few random pictures that I took:

Hope you guys are having a great day!


Ava and the Trips said...

Yeah for getting out by yourself! I remember what a sense of accomplishment I felt if I went out by myself with the kids. Great weights too! :)

Shanny said...

You are so awesome! Not only for taking them out by yourself succesfully but also cause you always share their adorable pics, I love seeing them =)

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

Josiah is now 16+ lbs and it is nearly impossible to carry him in the carseat. I have to do an ol' "heave ho" to get him into my SUV, and I kinda balance the seat against my leg and use it to push the carseat too. I know the twins aren't as heavy, but I couldn't imagine carrying two. I need both hands just for one! Your babies and looking and growing great! Love all of the pictures!!!

Lindsay said...

Way to go!

lovealways6565 said...

yay! for good check ups!! Wow shannon they are soo adorable!

Sarah said...

Shannie, they're so precious! You're doing a GREAT job by turning them in to fatty fat fats.

Way to go momma!

The Lane Family said...

I love the picture of both of them sleeping by each other,so sweet!!

Congrats!! on getting out for the first time by yourself. I promise in time you get really good at it :)

I would recommend a double stroller. We have had a couple different ones and our favorite is the Kolcraft double stroller ( I cannot remember the whole name but I will get it). When they are in the infant seats they can both ride in it and because it is NOT side by side you can get in anywhere. Then once they get bigger it has two seats and they can face each other or face away from each other.

It is easy to load and unload and it fits nicely in the back of a minivan :) Just a thought.. because the car seats only get heavier and heavier :)

LOVEDBYD said...

Yay, for getting them out all on your own! Kudos to you and they are absolutely precious!

Kim said...

They are SO cute!

Anne said...

The crazy part is that they are just going to get bigger and bigger, think of the amazing biceps you are building, haha. :)

Shell said...

they are beautiful!

Kelly and Natalie said...

Great job getting out by yourself! That gets easier and feels much less awkward each least with just one kiddo. ;) Go babies; sounds like they are doing great!

Brittney said...

They're so beautiful!!!

Tara White said...

the picture of them sleeping is so adorable. i love it. I'm very proud you took them by yourself. that's a big accomplishment. it's not easy taking one baby somewhere, they have so much stuff and those carriers are so hard to carry. i tried to find the lightest one and it was still too heavy. i had to eventually just leave the base in the car and get him out that way.

Danse said...

Way to go!!!!!

You ROCK! I'm still petrified to go out by myself with them. And it doesn't help that I keep forgetting to take the stroller out of DH's car :o/

PS - I know the Sophie's are spendy, but I had to have them. They were the cheapest on amazon when I got them. GL!