Friday, September 12, 2008
It is Friday and we have a had a great week.
We found bottles that seem to help with gas/spit up issues. Dr. Brown's. Both babies are taking between 3 and 4 ounces and have dropped their midnight feedings! We have the 4 months Dr. visit on Monday and I am really excited to see how much they weigh... any guesses? Mine is that Lily is 8 pounds and Harper is 7. Also, we visited Dr. P. this week to check their retina development and he said they both are in the clear. We will do 2 more follow up checkups over the next couple of months to be sure. We found a babysitter for when I go back to work. It is a really neat story actually. My brother had a best friend growing up named Chris. Chris married Lindsay and they have a 4 year old daughter and 18 month old twins. They live in Montgomery and of all the people my brother new growing up Chris and Lindsay are the only people I "run" into out and about and keep in touch with on Facebook. When I found out I was pregnant with twins I messaged Lindsay and told her about it and we would message back and forth little updates here and there. The other day I randomly sent her a message just to say hey and ask her to be praying for us and our situation (not knowing who would keep Harper and Lily when I return in November). She wrote back to me offering to help. I was dumbfounded... how had I gone all these months without thinking to ask her for her help? We corresponded, met for dinner, and settled on time and pay. I could not be more thrilled that this has worked out. She is a wonderful gal who is more than prepared to take on my twins seeing that she has twins of her own! Once my babies get a little older, hers and mine, will be a perfect little play group! What is even more fantastic is that Lindsay shared with me that she had been praying for an opportunity such as this for a couple of YEARS and had even turned down opportunities before waiting for the perfect chance to keep 1-2 babies but on a schedule that was most compatible with her families' schedule. My teaching scheduled was the perfect one : 8-4, holidays, and summers, etc.
I started a new book, The Shack by William P. Young that has me gripped from the start. I won't go into too much detail for those that have not read it but if you have feel free to email me your opinion without giving anything away. I make time to read during the day even if it is 5 or 10 pages here and there.
Nick and I actually got to get out with the babies on Wednesday night. We stopped by the NICU to see a friend and her preemie baby. It was really strange to be back in there and experience the sounds and smells again. Also seeing a beautiful 3 pound baby was really a shock because mine are so big now and I have had them home for over a month it is like my brain has forgotten how small they were. It was really amazing to see Raley and her mama and all too familiar.
Yesterday TWO out of the ordinary great things happened:
One: I watched, for the first time in it's entirety, When Harry Met Sally. What a great flick! SO GOOD. I am not such a fan of Meg Ryan but she was pretty cute in this movie. Billy Crystal is hilarious and Carrie Fisher - I think seeing her in this movie was one of those moments where you say to yourself "how did I miss the fact Carrie Fisher is in this movie, oh wait, I was 10 when I saw this movie for the first time, ok."
Two: I went shopping for Nick last night at Dillard's. When I got home we did a little fashion show, everything looked GREAT on him, and I literally had my calculator with me and added up the retail prices and the sale prices and compare the two. We were stunned! If we had payed regular prices we would have spent $750. I actually payed $132. That is amazing! Two pairs of Perry Ellis pants, two Polos, two Calvin Klein shirts, one Roundtree and York shirt, and one graphic t-shirt. The night before Nick had picked out a few items and spent $100 sale dollars on items that added up to $300 regularly priced. We saved roughly $800 on GOOD clothes.
The weekend: cook a good meal and watch football. Sounds good to me.