Friday, December 29, 2006
Both girls have done the dada and mama, but Lanier will look at the cat and say kitty.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
I'll pull some pics and get them up this weekend.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Also for Harlan's visit, the doctor had some of his fellow doctors come done, because they had never seen a live case of the chicken pox. They said since the vaccine has been out for 12 years now, that no one gets them anymore. Lucky us.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
They are both handling it well, but you can tell they are not feeling well. We took them to the doctor on Monday to verify the pox, and knowing there was nothing they could do, but we wanted to make sure that nothing new had come around.
Hopefully they will start getting better by this weekend.
I will be posting some pics in the next day or so of our dotted girls.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
We go back in December unless she has issues standing flat footed before then.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Baby Faire is in essence a big show of products and services that would be or could be useful to a family having a baby or having already had a baby. We got to talk to the fisher-price folks and see some new items that will be coming out. We got some info on some bottle nipples from Gerber. It wasn't as good as last year, but last year we had not yet had the girls, so it was all new to us.
Now this baby crawl event. Every hour they had a race, and the basic thing was, the baby could not get up and walk and the parents couldn't help. So in essence you had a bunch of babies ranging in age from our 9 month olds to at least a 13 month old. Well needless to say the older babies took off. Ours were doing ok until the announcer started in on his play by play and Harlan wanted to stop each time he talked to see what was going on. Now Lanier was fine until the first time she stopped. Then she turned to the right and took off. She went the distance, just sideways. Next year we are going to rack up with 18 month olds.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Well the way it worked was, Dana turned in a picture and over the next 30 minutes everyone walking by votes. Well their were like 6 or 7 other babies and our girls won with the most votes.
They then got called to the front of the baby section to be shown off to the crowd.
So now not only the family members but others also think we have pretty babies.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Also, we are waiting on our pictures to come in from the July sitting we did at the university. Hopefully they will let us scan them in, so that I can post a couple here. We have also gotten some good video over the last few weeks and hopefully I will be able to get them uploaded, edited and post some of the more fun clips.
Dana may take the girls in this week or first of the next to get a weight check on the girls.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
As far as the session went, they said that she is right on track with her development and gave me some pointers to help her and Harlan. Both workers were amazed at how much she has grown in 3 months and thought she was the best little baby.
We have our next session in October.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
What she managed to do was hit her hed on the fireplace right as Dana was reaching down for her. The bump was gone within a day and after a few minutes she didn't seem to notice. Nor did it change the way she is moving.
Here's a pic of the boo-boo, it's right in the center of her forehead
Monday, July 10, 2006
On the sleep front, Harlan was doing so well, but she seems to have hit a new stage where she wants to be up more. While Lanier is hitting the stage where we think she will begin to sleep more. We have decided that they are about 3 weeks about on some things, this being one of them.
We have Lanier's OT/PT this week, I'll post what comes out of that later. Also hoping to get the camera out and upload some pics from their trip to Illinois to see their Great Grandmother.
Monday, June 26, 2006
I found that in the process that we needed to upgrade our camera, which we have now done. Also in building the DVD, I now know I have to do some more practice before I build the next DVD.
If any family or friends would like a DVD, please drop me an email and I will ship one out to you. If you get a DVD, it may or may not act like a normal DVD as that was one of the issues I had in building the menus. Hopefully I will have that worked out by the time I build the next one.
Friday, June 23, 2006
They had to sit in front of a TV and watch some images, they were focusing on eye movements, but after 5 minutes or so, Lanier got bored, while Harlan just got upset. So again we have a reversal of roles.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Here are some vitals on the babes
Harlan 14lbs 6ozs
Lanier 16lbs 4ozs
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
- We have started trying to give them rice cereal. It seems that Harlan is taking to it more than Lanier, but then again, the first time we tried it, Lanier really liked it. So not sure what's up with that.
- Lanier has now switched places with Harlan, Lanier is now the one wanting to be held 24/7, while Harlan is into her routine a little be better.
- Tomorrow is our 6 month baby checkup. More shots for the babies. Ouch
- I'm going to look for a place where I can upload baby videos for those that want to watch. I have edited, but will be re-editing after my computer crash the 0-6 month video. Turns out we thought we had a good video camcorders, but once it is uploaded to DVD it did not meet our standards, so we will be starting their 6 month birthday with a new camcorders.
- Once I have a site for the videos, scaled down from DVD length, I will post a link here.
- Harlan is a flipping baby, all she wants to do is flip from back to stomach, although she can't go from stomach to back. Lanier on the other hand, has some issues going from back to stomach, but no issues really going the other way.
- Both babies are very interested in the balls we got for them. They have rattles and ribbon and they really like to try and grab those. Altoough the one with the ribbon we will have to watch to make sure it doesn't come off.
More tomorrow after the babies check up. Also we have some new pics that I need to upload.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Well again we have 2 different babies. Lanier seemed to really like it. We had planned on only giving them about 4 baby sppons full of the mixture. Lanier had other ideas and ended up with like 8. She didn't try to push it out, but seemed to gum it and swallow and want more. Harlan on the other hand did the push out over and over. On the last try she did gum it a bit and swallow it, but seemed to do that just to humor us.
We'll try again this evening and a little more each day. After they get the hang of it, we'll bust out some baby veggies.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
Harlan - 12lbs 10.6ozs (30%), 22 7/8 inches long (estimates), 15 3/4 inches head (30%)
Lanier - 13lbs 11.9ozs (50%), 24 1/8 inches long (estimates), 16 inches head (50%)
We did not include the length, because that is just estimates because all they are really looking for is normal growth. If the baby doesn't want to be measured then the baby draws up their legs and it makes it hard to get a good length.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
One of the grad students will be doing a study on babies that are 6 months, so if she has her study ready she said she would give us a call to take part in that one.
After the study was done we found out there are really two types of babies, one that can sooth themselves when the playing stops and one that gets upset. We have both. Although Harlan was the calm one and Lanier was the one that got upset. Which is almost the opposite then what we see at home.
Friday, April 28, 2006
The doc says they are looking good and that we can start thinking about introducing rice cereal over the next few weeks and then move on to the veggies.
This is how they came in on the sizes
Harlan - 12lbs 10.6ozs, 22 7/8 inches long (estimates), 15 3/4 inches head
Lanier - 13lbs 11.9ozs, 24 1/8 inches long (estimates), 16 inches head
Friday, April 21, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
We go next week for their 4 month check up and shots. Should be a fun day for all.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
- Lanier's OT/PT appointment went well. She is right on track with all the tests. They gave us some exercises to do with both girls to help them along. The things they told us was things that every parent should be told.
- Lanier is now starting to really get into the baby talk, much like Harlan has been doing for a few weeks. We have determined that Harlan is about 2-3 weeks ahead of Lanier when it comes to vocal and facial stuff. While Lanier is about 2-3 weeks ahead of Harlan when it comes to the physical aspects of things. Lanier has been holding her head up for weeks, while Harlan is just now getting into that stage.
- We have some more pics so I'll get them up in a few days.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Harlan 10lbs, 12 ozs
Lanier 11lbs 11ozs
Lanier still has lead in the weight department. With this extra little bit of weight, it has allowed her to take the lead in the tummy time activities. She can really hold her head up and start that crawl thing, altogether she doesn't go anywhere. We are still a ways from her starting to crawl.
Harlan's tummy time seem to consist of sucking on her hand while on her tummy time mat. Although she has made good progress in the last week and is getting the hang of holding her head up
Saturday, March 11, 2006
- Changing table was a waste. We have done most of our changes in the crib or on the floor.
- Must have cradle swings
- No time is a good time to give medicine. They don't like it anytime.
Well Dana has been hitting the baby sales both as a buyer and seller. We had one down the street at a local church. We got some old maternity clothes, baby stuff we thought we would need but didn't, and other items together to sell. We took nearly 75 items and sold all but like 6 items. We also picked up some baby stuff for a good price.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Well we both jumped into action to try and remove the hair. After a few minutes we were able to get a pair of tweezers under the hair and pop it loose. The second it came loose, Lanier stopped crying and Mom and Dad breathed a sigh of relieve. For a bit there we didn’t think would be able to get it off, because Lanier was not helping much by keeping her hand in a tight ball.
Well after that all was well until that night she tried to do it again, but we caught it before it got tight.
Well apparently Lanier will grow up to be a magician because we can’t figure out how she is managing to wrap that little string of hair so tight. But all is well now and she only has a small mark to show that it had happened.