It's Activity Time! Activity Time happens right after "Reading Time" - and yes, they DO like Reading Time, in fact they are fully attentive! It's actually pretty cute because they look at the book with the BIG pictures and BIG words in awe - and have me convinced that they actually understand - ha ha!
It could've been inspiration from the Presidential Inauguration or just a "fluke" but Tyler began eating again yesterday! YES HE CAN! Yep, he actually ate at EVERY bottle feeding - not taking the entire bottle mind you, but he latched on each time! And today he took the entire bottle at every feed - yippppeeee! We thought we lost him to "the tube" for a while there - whew! The fact that he is eating 65 mls each feed is HUGE! Of course, it's still not enough to remove the tube. We are gavaging 260 mls over the night, which is a huge portion of his intake. The increased food has made such a difference in his weight - now 13lbs, 5oz (a huge gain). Brother Parker is 12lbs, 12oz (no longer heavier than Ty).
Both boys are growing so nicely and doing new things each day. It's fun to see them play in their activity centers and discover new items attached to it. Tyler is moving around like "no big deal" and is discovering the beads on the loop, rattle rollers and seems to love the mirror ("who's that baby in the mirror?"). Parker seems to be satisfied with still looking from a distance while chewing on plastic chains that we put in the tray. Too stinkin' cute I tell ya!
Well, the ENTIRE family has been sick - I mean VERY sick! We think the boys had a bug last week that I (mommy) got from them - I was sick the last two days and then last night, daddy got it BAD! You really have to pull out your LOVE and tenderness when caring for babies while feeling ill - it was sooo hard yesterday, but we still did our Reading Time and Activity Time. I was NOT going to let the boys suffer from my pain - but it took EVERY ounce of...motherhood? maybe?.... um, love... um, I'm not sure but I had to "pull it together" to get through. Luckily today I woke up head and stomach ache-free! Poor John spent the day upstairs with his "lucky pail" (hee hee) having a GREAT time! This just confirms how important it is for us to lay low and not have the boys out meeting new people. The doctors visits are tough on us because we are always the first in (7am appointments are our friends), but this keeps the "bugs" away (so we thought). The boys luckily had their third RSV shot last Friday and immunizations the week prior. They certainly don't need a flu or "bug" right now!
Enjoy the pics below as I go try to feed the boys some organic green beans (they are trying solids again, but only veggies - not cereal or fruit yet). I will have some green-faced little guys in about 10 minutes! ;o)
Parker is quite a "jabber box" and just talks and complains all day. It's hilarious! He's also started "motor-boating" with his mouth...he especially loves doing it when he's getting his medications - hum...clever boy!