Monday, January 25, 2010
Micro-Preemie Diaper Compared to their Size 2 Diapers
Little Aiden coming home from the NICU
Monday, January 18, 2010
Crying… We have heard quite a bit of it lately. Don’t get me wrong, Aiden and Evan are both very good, happy babies. But, just like all babies, they have their fussy moments. Evan has a very loud cry (you would never know he was on oxygen up until a month ago). He sticks out his bottom lip and pouts. Aiden has a soft whining cry. He does not have near the volume that Evan has. It is such a blessing to have babies that can cry! This probably sounds silly, but I think our experience gives us a different perspective of crying babies. I remember the first time I heard Aiden cry. I had opened the door to his incubator and thought I might have heard a cry. I wasn't sure. It was so soft and weak. Then, he made a little louder, stronger sound that I knew for sure was a cry. David and I were so happy! It was the first “real baby” thing we had experienced. Then, we waited weeks and weeks just yearning to hear Evan cry. He was on the ventilator for so long and could not cry with the tube down his throat. He had some good reasons to cry! One of the complications with Aiden’s heart surgery was possibly clipping the vocal chord. After Aiden’s surgery we waited about a week before we finally heard him cry again. Each day we went without a cry, we worried more and more that he just might not be able to do such an ordinary thing. It may sound silly, but we are so proud our boys can cry! We don’t always love it when they do cry, but we know the alternative. And… cries are not the only sounds they are making now. There are a lot of coo’s, ahh’s, and ooh’s in our house. We have a lot more smiles than cries.
Friday, January 15, 2010
The boys are also starting to really develop personality. Evan is pretty calm but when he gets mad, he gets MAD!! He takes more naps during the daytime than Aiden. He has never mastered holding his binky in his mouth, so he has resorted to his thumb. He loves his thumb! Aiden, on the other hand, can be compared to Maggie from the Simpsons. The binky is a big comfort for him. He fights sleep. His eyes are always glued open during the daytime - very few naps for him, and it is a challenge to get those. I think he is afraid he will miss a feeding or something. They both love to eat!