September 30, 2010

Firsts...

(Warning...lots of pictures to come!!)

The first of the firsts from the day...

A happy birthday wish to their Uncle Aaron!


I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Aaron!!  You are a wonderful brother, and a wonderful uncle to our boys!  We can't wait to see you again!!

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Now for some more pics of the boys!

Still growing!!  Jack should be at 4 pounds very soon!

The view I came in to today...notice what our nurse Ashley did with the boys' name hats...too cute!

I love these precious sleepy faces!

Almost naked Will!


Almost naked Jack!
 I just love how they stretch their legs out...they like show how long their legs are! Can we say tall boys? Basketball players like their daddy??

Will's precious little face

And his cute little feet!
Jack's adorable little face...he loves to stretch his arm up!

And Jack's cute little feet
And another first that happened today...we started nursing!  Jack was first to try today, and he actually did pretty well.  Definitely not able to nurse for his full feeding yet, but worked hard at it for about 10 minutes...before completely conking out!! We're going to continue practicing with both of them over this next week.  They were 33 weeks today, and by 34 weeks, they want them to start really working more on feeding without their tubes!  What big boys!

Sleepy head with happy mommy
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And for the biggest first of the day... the boys' first baths!!  

They taught us how to do "swaddle baths". We keep them as swaddled up as we can to help them maintain their body heat.  They boys didn't really want to stay swaddled, but both seemed to not mind the bath too much! 

Will just chilling
The nurse held Will up out of the water, and walked me through the bath process.

Nurse's approval...I guess we were doing a good job!

Little guy wasn't too impressed with the whole process! =)  Yawning...

We did it!


Fresh, clean Baby #1!  
And now for baby #2...we were on our own for Jack!  (With the nurse watching us)

I'll hold, you wash Dad!

Jack pretty much slept the ENTIRE bath!  I guess he likes it too!


Doesn't like the swaddle...even in his sleep, he kept kicking his legs out!


Another baby, another yawn!!
Yeah!  We made it through bathing another one!


Mommy stealing a kiss while Jack was getting  his back lotioned!


And done!  Phew!  It is exhausting to take a bath! Good job boys!

We just love our baby boys, and are loving all of the firsts we are experiencing with them!!  Can't believe they are going to be a month old tomorrow!!



8 comments:

AROSS said...

The boys are so cute! They are growing fast!! I'm so so happy for you all!!

erickson family said...

precious. love all the pictures.

Michelle Harmon said...

I am sitting here crying reading about you giving them baths. Ahhhh, Praise God.....this is a wonderful post and completely and totally made my day. Love you all!

Dawn said...

Your boys are absolutely beautiful! I love seeing the pictures of how they are growing, it is often the highlight of my day. You are so blessed with those little guys!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for firsts!! Things are moving right along and I'm so happy for you guys!!! Congratulations on another set of milestones!!
Love,
Brenda

Ronni said...

yay! I love every post more and more :)

The Smith Family said...

They look like they are getting so big! I love following your blog and watching your boys grow

Trisha said...

They are looking so plump and healthy!!! Keep growing, boys!