April 4, 2007
We all have our vices. In fact, I am counting the hours until lent is over so that I can have a glass of wine (it ends at sundown on Thursday in case you really wanted to know). The boys, on the other hand, seem to have a tumultuous love affair with their binkies. I think we spend more time "binky-ing" the babies than anything else. With Gabbie, obviously, her addiction is her food. From the pictures you can tell that she obviously can't get enough of it. We took Gabbie and Lukas to the pediatrician today and she weighed in at 9 lbs 7 oz. Lukas is up to 6 lbs 6 oz. Both of them had very healthy weight gain. Last night we also experimented with the feeding schedule a little bit. We decided to feed the babies around 8:00 p.m. and see how long they would go before waking up. They made it to 2:15 a.m., at which point we fed them again and they went until 7:30 this morning. Essentially we eliminated an entire feeding (the 11:00 p.m.) which is really great progress towards our goal of getting them to go through the night. It wasn't a completely event free night, it took some "binky-ing" to pull it off. Tomorrow is our follow-up neurosurgery appointment with Niklas to see if his shunt is functioning properly. Here is a picture of him with his coveted binky.
Posted by Jason R. Myers