Sunday, January 30, 2011

Maddie Turns 6

Our boxer dog Maddie turned six years old yesterday. She is so good with the girls and they absolutely love her. She gets kisses from the girls all day and then they always make sure they give her a kiss before bed. I hope she sticks around for many more years. The girls haven't been out of the house since last Friday aside from our walk this weekend. When we were at the doctor's office the other day he said we still need to be extremely careful with them as the are still very fragile. He even thought we should keep them out of any type of playschool next year. It is really hard just keeping them in all the time but on the other hand it is nice because we don't have to chase them down everywhere. I would like to take them up to one of Troy's basketball games but we are going to just see how this cold and flu season goes. We have Tiny K here on Friday and other than that we are just going to try and stay warm.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2 year check up

We took the girls in for their two year check up and they checked out just fine. They don't have to have another physical for six months. Rylee weighed in a little more than Jordan and this is the first time in their life that this has happened. Rylee was throwing a huge fit during the weigh in and when we tried measuring her so not sure how accurate the measurements were. Rylee weighed 23 pounds and on the 25 week adjusted scale she is in the 19% for weight. She was 31 1/2 inches long and that put her in the 16% for height. On the regular two year old scale her weight is in the 9% and her height is 4%. Jordan weighed 22 lb 13 oz and on the 25 week adjusted scale this puts her in the 13% and she was 31.3 inches long and that puts her in the 12% for height. On the regular two year old scale her weight is in the 5% and her height is in the 12%. Not too bad for being 1 pound at birth. We asked the doctor how important it is to get rid of Rylee's pacifier. He told us as long as she didn't have it when she turned 3 she would be fine. I tried to talk him into telling us to lose it now but he said to see what the dentist had to say. I am ready to take them away and daddy thinks she should still have it. We do try to only give it to her at night and during her naps but she always seems to get them out of her crib. Rylee got her synagis vaccinations and it was horrible as always. The minute we get into the room she starts to have some fits. I think she has realized what happens at the doctors office is not good. I am glad we only have three more months of shots. We are still working on new words with the girls and this week Rylee has learned how to count to five in Spanish. Jordan is still doing pretty well too but seems to have not been quite as talkative as she used to be. I didn't take too many pictures of the girls this week so I included some pictures of our first baby Miss Maddie. That is also a picture of Jordan trying to gtube feed herself with Rylee's extension set. She has always been infatuated with Rylee's gtube. Yes that is her with a swim diaper over her clothes, a picture in flip flops and her fleece outfit tied around her neck.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


The week started off to a rough start with all the snow. I ended up staying home on Monday as it was not a good idea for me to get out on the highway with all the snow. Troy had two snow days so he enjoyed his time at home. I ended up working on Friday so I had my mom come watch the girls. She started the day off right with some donut holes for the girls. The girls have been out in the snow a couple times this week and they think it is pretty neat. They are continuing to say new words everyday and it is so fun listening to them talk. Jordan's favorite word this week is gross. I think she got that from me. lol Every time I change her's or Rylee's diaper she gets right in there and says ewe gross. Rylee still loves to talk and amazes me everyday with the words she has learned. We have some alphabet flash cards that we have been working on and I bet she can say almost half the words in the deck. We can't really understand what she is saying but she really tries hard. We do get to laughing at her because she comes up with some interesting ways to say words. I can't help but make her say octopus several times before we move to the next card. We are taking both girls to the pediatrician on Friday for their 2 year check up and Rylee will get her 3rd synagis vaccination. I received a call from the pharmacy company that ships the synagis to the doctor's office and our insurance pays all but $1400.00 each month. I am starting to question if we made the right decision on her getting these shots each month. It has let us do a little more out of the house and not have to worry about her getting RSV.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2 year old pictures

Just saying I have two year olds just doesn't seem possible. Here are the pictures we had taken on their birthday. We were very pleased with how they turned out and I am having trouble deciding which ones to order. Tiny K (infant and toddlers) was here on Thursday and all is still going great with the girls. Still just working on getting them to talk and trying to get them to say words that we can understand. They both say new words daily and they are starting to put two or more words together. Rylee is still pretty soft when she does talk and sometimes she will not be quiet. I think those 18 months of not being able to make any sounds has something to do with that. We took the girls to Emporia last night to celebrate my parents 41st wedding anniversary and had a great time. Rylee was her normal self and put on quite the show for everyone. She even said Hi to everyone that walked by our table. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!