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Happy Fourth...Happy 2 months!!

posted Jul 7, 2010, 12:12 AM by Melissa Burke   [ updated Jul 7, 2010, 12:26 AM ]

The day has finally come…Jackson and Tyler have finally reached the average newborn baby size…woohoo!!  As of last Friday, both boys weighed in at a whopping 7 lbs, 8.5 oz (yep, identical down to the ½ ounce…amazing) – that’s about 3 pounds more than their birth weight.  They were right on track, gaining over a pound in the last 16 days, and our pediatrician was really happy with their trajectory.  It was sad to watch them get 3 shots for their immunizations this visit, but they only cried for a few minutes and then they were good as new.  I think they are going to be tough little guys!!


The boys are definitely livelier now and making us laugh with their funny expressions everyday.  Still no deliberate smiling, but we are crossing our fingers that it will happen any day now.


The weekend of the fourth we made a fun getaway to Sonoma to hang out with some SF friends for the day on Saturday.  Jackson and Tyler enjoyed their first winery visit and took advantage of a long nap in the 80+ degree weather (they love the heat for some reason).  Unfortunately, San Francisco was not so pleasant on the actual holiday.  Fifty degrees and gale force winds kept us inside for the fireworks but we still had fun watching the DC ones on TV (yes, it has come to that) and eating the boys’ cupcakes to celebrate 2 months.  Has it really already been that long?!?


We are now making good use of our Moby wrap and other front carriers as the boys still seem to have their days and nights mixed up.  Typically they are almost too tired to eat at the morning feedings and too awake to sleep come 11pm.  Luckily, they like being worn around the house and that usually does the trick if all else fails.  We also discovered another fail safe…the hairdryer.  Turn that thing on and they are like putty in our hands.  It’s amazing!  I want to buy one for every room.


The boys are looking forward to meeting their cousins, Andrew (4 years old) & Joseph (1 year old), and their Aunt Amy and Uncle Brian this coming weekend as we venture up to Sonoma again.  We have a pool at the house we rented and I managed to find some teeny swim trunks so we will see how the first swim goes.  My guess is they won’t like it too much, but we’ll keep you posted…
I pledge allegiance to the flag...
Who needs cupcakes when I can eat my brother?
First winery visit
Tyler lovin' the Moby wrap
Sleep time...yep, we know, they're awake