Monday, February 22, 2010

We're Marching

We have our calendars marked for May 8. All of the Funkhousers are marching for premature babies! The March of Dimes has a fundraiser walk every year. The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. If you would like to sponsor us, you can visit our page:

If that link does not work, you can go to and search for Janel Davis.

On another note, Aiden and Evan spent yesterday morning with two very sweet ladies from our Sunday School class while David and I attended a class about Baptism. The boys are getting baptized March 28th. When we got back, the boys were happy and had gotten some lovin'. You can see the lipstick marks here on Evan's head. LOL!!

We also started rice cereal this weekend with Evan. He is still pretty young (corrected age), but he is just having a very difficult time with reflux. We have tried two different medicines, but the poor little guy still has some frequent episodes of reflux. He did very well with the rice cereal. He kind of knows what the spoon is, since that is how he gets his medication.

We didn't want to leave out Aiden, so I gave him a few bites of cereal. This was his first time to try the spoon. He did okay, but he got impatient with the slowness.

Friday, February 19, 2010


We had another first this week that I knew would have to happen. It was not something that I was looking forward to.... The boys had straight infant formula for the first time. They are still getting breast milk, but my supply just cannot keep up with their ever-growing appetites. So, we introduced formula very slowly this week (the dietitian in me is very strict on how to do this). Oh my, that stuff stinks just as much going in as it does coming out! I really expected Evan to have more problems due to his reflux, but he has done very well. Surprisingly, Aiden has had a little more problems with it than Evan! Breast milk is so easily digested and absorbed, which makes for fewer stinky diapers. I just wish I could keep up with their needs! And the $$ (whew). Hopefully, it will continue to only be a small amount of formula that they get to supplement my milk.

Monday, February 15, 2010

First Trip

Yeah! We finally made it out of Austin for the first time in 7 months!! We ventured to Oklahoma this weekend to see family. Evan and Aiden had many firsts....
  • They met their cousins, Callie and Carter and their Uncle Quinton
  • They got to see their Aunt RaChel' again after a long time and their Nanny & Poppy
  • Also met the Phelans
  • First time to see snow
  • First time to sit in the car for 7 long hours at a time
  • First Valentine's Day
The boys did very well on the ride to Oklahoma, sleeping most of the way. However, the ride back to Austin was a different story. I think Evan wanted to stay! It was so nice to see family.

Carter & Aiden rocking together.

Uncle Grady with the boys.

Uncle Quinton gave Aiden a mohawk!

Aunt RaChel' with Evan.

Callie, Aiden, Carter, & Evan finally together!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Soothing Sounds

Aiden and Evan are very sensitive to sounds now. They know David's and my voice very well. They also like to listen to music. We have many CDs for them - Everything from Veggie Tales Silly Songs, Sesame Street, Disney. They really like it when Mommy and Daddy sing along! However, Bob, Larry, Oscar, and Elmo's squeaky little voices can really drill on your nerves after a while! So, we thought we would try a soothing sounds CD for the boys, thinking it would be especially good at bedtime. Well, note to self: Always read list of tracks before purchasing.

They were the happiest babies on the block when the 17 minutes of Hair Dryer noise (Track 4) stopped and I finally turned off the CD.

Aiden and Evan gave this CD 2 pacifiers down!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2/1 - Thankful

We had a major first this weekend. We left Aiden and Evan for the first time (not counting grandparents and nurses). Since Aiden and Evan have been home, David and I have been rotating attending church. It is still not recommended to take the boys to such a public place. So, I'll go one week, David the next, and so on. Then, whoever went to church will preach to the other over lunch (just kidding). Well, this weekend, a couple from our Sunday School Class (Mark and Gayle) offered to keep the boys while we attended church together. We had no hesitations at all. The 11:00 AM hour is actually one of the best hours for the boys. They are happy, full, and usually tired. And, they did wonderful for their babysitters! We were so glad. I don't think David and I ever really worried about them. We knew they were in good hands. It was wonderful to be able to go to church together! The boys' baptism is scheduled for March 28 at 11:00 AM. After that, I believe we will start taking the boys to church (depending on how well they do). It will be July before we are allowed to put them in nursery care.

Also, please keep everyone in SW Oklahoma in your prayers. They have been without electricity since last week with no word on when it will return. From the way my family talks, it is very bad. There is a lot of damage to the trees from the ice.

Here are a few pictures from Sunday. I don't know what Gayle and Mark did, but the boys were pooped!

Lazy Sunday Afternoon