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Week 7

posted Jun 23, 2010, 2:46 PM by Melissa Burke   [ updated Jun 23, 2010, 2:55 PM ]

Sorry for the delay in this latest post.  Honestly, until this last week, I didn’t even realize that people read it, but after multiple requests, I will try to be more consistent J  The boys continue to amaze us.  As of last Wednesday (6/16), Jackson was 6 lbs, 5 oz and Tyler was 6 lbs, 6 oz.  They had both grown 1 lb over the last 2 weeks…right on track and the pediatrician was happy with their progress.  As of Monday, they have now officially outgrown their preemie diapers and are well into their newborn-sized clothes.  We have some cute ones (many that you all have sent to us), so we are excited to explore a new drawer!

 

Over the last few weeks, the boys battled through a case of baby acne (so sad) so they shied away from the camera for a little while, but it looks like they are now over the worst of it and have now progressed to the gassy stage.  6-10pm seems to be their worst time and needless to say, our nice Father’s Day home-cooked dinner did not proceed as smoothly as planned.  We ended up bagging it and James and I both scarfed down what we could individually while the other dealt with the two screaming babies.  Ahh, they say 6-8 weeks is the worst time for this so hopefully they will outgrow this phase as well.  Here’s hoping!

 

I think they are on the verge of recognizing that the other one is there, although I have heard from other twin moms that it usually doesn’t happen until ~3 months.  On Father’s Day, James was holding them both and Jackson was screaming.  Tyler looked over at him and put his hand directly in Jackson’s mouth.  It was like he was saying “shhhh, I am trying to relax here.”  We laughed so hard.

 

Seems like it is so hard to get anything done lately.  Thank you to all of you who have sent adorable gifts and I sincerely apologize that I haven’t managed to send out thank you’s just yet.  You all have been so generous and we are truly thankful to count you all as friends and family.  You will be getting a note in the mail soon…I promise!!  I know we are also overdue to send out our announcements, so we attempted to conduct a pseudo-photo shoot at home earlier this week.  Let’s just say that the boys did not totally cooperate so we are without a picture just yet.  Am hoping to snap one very soon and hopefully get these puppies in the mail before they turn 6 months, but no promises ;)

 

Latest diaper count as of 3pm today is 863…Jackson at 435, Tyler at 428.  And Jackson takes the lead!!
 
Tyler very upset about his baby acne
 
Photo shoot gone awry
 
Photo shoot take 2 -
yes, Jackson is trying to eat Tyler's thigh...
this went on for awhile
 
Father's day - Tyler says, "shhh, Jax"
 
Jackson upset...Tyler offering a comforting pat
 
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