Sunday, April 24, 2011

Some photos

It has been a little while since I last posted and the kids have really started to grow. The are approaching the 11 week stage Oscar is approaching the 6.5kg mark and is now in 00 however we can just squeeze the odd 000 over his head, that is if we use the knee to make it stretch. Jonathan is about 5.3kg and is still fits 000 however some of them are a really tight fit. Alice is about 5 kg and is slowly bringing up the rear. Alice has almost mastered head and neck control while the boys still need to do little more work on it. Smiles all around from the kids. Jonathan and Oscar have killer smiles. Alice has only just started to smile at us when we ask her for a smile.

They are still teasing us with the overnight sleeps. The take turns of sleeping between 6 -8 hours overnight, often missing a feed. The time between feeds has slowly been increasing to about 4 hours. We are using 1 tin of formula per day however I am sure that at they grow this will increase. We have using Karicare Gold for them. Luckily they give you a discount on the purchase price of the formula if you have multiples. The formula normally retails for $24 per tin however we get it for about $13 a tin when we buy it in bulk.  I have previously prided myself on my eco-friendly credentials around the house however those credentials have mainly gone out the window. Thankfully we have front loading washing machine and free solar hot water. Previously we would do 3-4 loads of washing per week for Brad and I however we now do a minimum of 10 loads of washing per week. The washing is mainly dried for free by the sun, much to Brad's dismay.

Jonathan makes the most beautiful sound when he calls us in the morning. A very soft "A-wah". It think that this translates to "Hello, I'm and ready to see you now''. He is such a happy bub in the mornings.  Oscar, gives us a few calls every 2 mins or so. We are usually greeted with smile when he sees us. He is such a talkative little bub. Alice, well we think that she is secretly plotting to take over the world from her cot. When you look at her she generally will look away from you however when you avert you gaze, and then very quickly look back at her you find that she is looking at you. When she sees you look at her she very quickly looks away and gives you a smirk as if to say, 'I'm only a little girl.' She is such a beautiful little girl and dare I say it, she is going to have the boys wrapped around her little finger." Enjoy your Easter.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Vaccinations - Poor little dears

We took the kids for their 8 week vaccinations on Thursday morning. Hep B, Whooping Cough and Rotavirus were on the menu for the kids to sample. Over the past 4 days we have all of the possible side effects that the kids could get. Sunday was by far the worst day. Each of them took turns vomiting on me. Both of the boys also decided that I needed a pee bath and Oscar took it one step further and decided that my white pants needed some brown stains over them. All clean now.

They are growing by the day and their personalities are really starting to come out.. They all answer to their name, except Alice. She ignores you unless you have a bottle in your hand. Then you get a "Well, it's about time" look which is usually followed by a scream, because she can.  Jonathan is now 4.75 kg and he smiles most of the time. He has started talking to himself, and sometimes us. Oscar is now 5.5 kg and is much bigger than this brother. We is so talkative and loves the artwork on the walls. Today he was watching the television with us. I think that he likes the colours. Alice, Alice, Alice. Our little girl. She now weighs in at 4.7 kg. She is such a sweet girl. I am happy to announce that her lungs and voice box work really well. She loves being picked up and like here brothers she has started to smile at us.

They take turns at keeping us up during the night. Dr Shivani said that it would take about 3 months until we would have a restful night. They are teasing us with 4, 5, 6 and even 8 hours of sleep however they always seem to wake up at midnight. We have started a new routine of afternoon walks followed by bottles, a bath and then sleep by 7pm. We will see how it pays off.

Photos to come.