So I haven't ever really done a post dedicated to the girls and what their accomplishments have been. I guess with all the other babies out there it's not hard to compare and I kind of have a hard time with how behind my girls are compared to everyone else. Being 7 weeks premature, they are about 7 weeks behind on development which is totally normal and my doctor told me to expect it. I have a hard time not blaming myself for going into preterm labour and so I feel like I could of done something different to go longer and that they would be on track for development. I guess it was around 4-6 months where I noticed they didn't really do much and just felt like newborns for a long time. I love my girls no matter what they are doing but I have a hard time with other people who don't understand the prematurity part of it. They say it can take up to a year old to catch up and lately they have been doing so much! I am just that much more excited to see them do something new when they do it!
For starters this has all happened since Christmas. 3 weeks ago they started to roll, and a week later they were all over the livingroom. Last week they started sitting up all on their own and have now mastered it. They are so strong, they even pull on things to try and sit up on their own. Jayci is up on her hands and knees and even rocks back and forth and Presley is soon to be right behind her! They are starting to accept more foods and have taken to solids very slowly. Since 6 months old they have only really liked pablum and would gag on everything else. Now they are starting to like mostly everything. They are eating 3 times a day and still nursing as well which I am so lucky to still be able to do. They both say dadada and bababa. They both weigh just over 16lbs (15-20th percentile) and the nurse said they are developing right on track so that was so good to hear! They are so much fun and I love how they are getting little personalities. Oh and they turned 8 months old on the 27th of January, time flies! So that's the latest on what they are doing! (Presley is on the left and Jayci on the right) There is nothing better than seeing those big contagious smiles all day, and they are literally like that all day! I couldn't be luckier!
Last night Dustin was playing with them on the floor for a few minutes before he had to rush off to volleyball. They were both just loving the attention from dad and so happy. Well he had to go so he got up and walked towards to door and they both turned right around and looked at him walking away and started crying! They were so sad! It was hilarious and I said, "aww daddy look what your leaving!" it was so cute though they had the most devastated looks on their faces. They have never done anything like that! I wish I had a video camera and soon i'll have some videos on here.
Ok I have to tell you what just happened, literally, right now. Dustin is not home...again, he is at Scouts. Anyways I heard crunching outside my front door, almost like footsteps on my step. So my heart starts pounding and i'm thinking that a creep man is gonna break in! So then there was a quick knock at the door and of course i'm already freaked out so I didn't want to answer it. I went to my front window and peeked out and couldn't see anyone, but this was after a few seconds of hiding in the kitchen. I have to tell you I tend to get myself worked up and freaked out easily, especially at night at home, alone! Anyways so I called Dustin and told him and he said to go upstairs and look out our bedroom window but I still couldn't see anyone. He said to not worry about it and that they are gone. Well I was all freaked out and didn't want to go in the livingroom thinking they can see through my window. I kept thinking about what I would do if someone broke in and if they hurt the kids etc... I know I have issues. Well I called Dustin again to see if he was gonna leave and he said no because they were busy and I should call my mom or sister to get my mind off of it. (Thanks hun) Well....I turned off my livingroom light and tried to peek out the window again and still no one, so I finally got the guts up to open the door a crack. As soon as I opened it, this guy jumped out from behind the tree!!! Jokes no one was there, haha just a bunch of cute paper hearts taped all over my door with the cutest things written all over them about how awesome I am!! and to top it off there was chocolate on the ground! haha oh man I felt retarded. So I called Dustin and told him to stay and I was fine, he of course laughed at me and was that he was on his way hom. Well that was my heartattack for the night!