Thursday, September 24, 2009

6 lbs. of Charlie!

Tonight Charlie tipped the scales at 6 lbs. Both babies have been gaining weight nicely since their feedings have been increased and we are excited to see Charlie reach this milestone. Lily is hurrying to catch up with her brother and hopefully she will hit the 6 lb mark soon. Aside from the weight gain, everything today is status quo. Both babies are doing well and settling in to their new digs. Lily is getting comfy in the special care nursery, and now that his roommate Ethan has gone home Charlie has moved to the isolation room across the hall to share with a cute little girl named Kassie. Charlie is quite the ladies’ man, so this arrangement makes him happy.

The babies enjoyed an afternoon visit from their Uncle John, during which Lily was all alert and wide-eyed and Charlie amused his uncle by chugging his bottle and working on a good poop. Before John came to visit I filled Lily in on the current plot of Gossip Girl – I know she will want to watch it with me when she gets home. She’s that kind of gal. I’m not quite sure which show Charlie and I will watch together – I watch a lot of TV, but Charlie doesn’t strike me as a fan of America’s Next Top Model, Grey’s Anatomy may be a little graphic (and just may reawaken some repressed NICU treatment memories), and we certainly don’t want him following any of the weight loss tips given on the Biggest Loser. I’m thinking Top Chef will be a Charlie/Mommy show – food is always a winner with Charlie!


Lily and her daddy, happy as can be.


Charlie is so happy to be in his mommy's arms that all he can do is sleep.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

awww..thats sweet! Hes at 6lb which is what my 2nd baby (girl) weighed. I had 2 even lb babies. My first, son was 7lb even and then she was 6lb even. Which I thought 2 things we weird..both being even and 2nd that "they say" the 2nd baby weighs more but she proved their myths wrong. so glad they are doing good and gaining weight!! I seen ur blog on a mother of twins on my facebook and have been reading it ever since to see how the babies are doing.. I LOVE babies!! :)

The Paro Family said...

SOOOOOOOO amazing that they're at/around 6 lbs! That is such great news! Charlie is looking like such a big boy and they're both just adorable babies!

Kaitlyn said...

I am amazed at how big they are!! And the progress they are making is wonderful! I can not wait untill you guys can have them home. Reading your blog brings tears to my eyes. You guys are wonderful

Feris said...

I have not commented many times, but I have been following your NICU journey since the trips were like 2 days old... And I have been praying for your family since that day!

Your babies are aaaaaamazing, they are such big fighters and wonderful miracles. Also they are just beautiful :)

Love your blog, I´ll keep the prayers (from Mexico) for your pumpkins so you can take them home with you ASAP

Kat said...

Yay for six pounds!!!

I suggest the following shows for you and Charlie:

Good Eats
Dirty Jobs
Mythbusters
Iron Chef America

We don't watch a lot of TV in our household but these are the 4 TV shows that my Son will sit and enjoy with the husband and I. Oh and anything Sesame Street Related!

Momma said...

Holy Moses....6lbs.!! Weigh to go Charlie!!

I am still amazed at every picture and milestone...they look beautiful!

*hugs*
Sarah/Copzy

Anonymous said...

I agree with Good Eats and Iron Chef America for shows to watch with Charlie. However, make sure you censor Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe's language sometimes leaves something to be desired.

Jen said...

6lbs! That is just wonderful and I LOVE seeing these pics of you holding the babies with nothing attatched to their adorable faces.
Such precious moments. Keep it up!

Colleen said...

I vote for Top Chef with Charlie as well, and maybe one of the CSI's? Get his little mind working on the mysteries lol. Gossip Girl sounds perfect for Lily, with maybe a follow-up of Glee? ;)

Iris said...

Yeah, Yeah and Yeah! Love the new pics!!

Anonymous said...

OMG this blog is funny! I loved the biggest loser comment! 6lb Charlie.. yeah!!!! And Lily not far behind! Such great news! They are so cute in these pictures (but I didn't expect anything less) I'm not sure who is happier, Daddy or Lily! Charlie looks so cute in mommy's arms & those Cheeks!! Just too cute!!! Thanks for making my day... AGAIN! :)

Anonymous said...

Although I don't know either of you personally, I stumbled upon your blog. It warms my heart to hear of the wonderful progress and health your babies have made. You both look so happy holding your babies. God Bless all of you and conintued good health. You both seem like such an amazing couple, how lucky these babies are to have you.

Jenn said...

That is a great picture of both of you with the babies. 6 lbs. is a wonderful milestone. Keep up the good work Charlie!

Kat said...

Awwwww but Mike Rowe always gets bleeped if it is anything really bad.

My son loves all the muddy scenes, he stops whatever he is doing to watch the dirt fly then goes back to making a mess in the living room!

Anonymous said...

yay Charlie!!! and maybe Charlie and daddy can watch LOST together. or do you think the concepts are a little advanced for him? hmm...
-nikkijoy

Anonymous said...

YES... SIX POUND CHARLIE.... Rooming with a lady already. I think it's time for an Uncle John talk...

The pictures with Mommy and Daddy are always my favorite... But so are the single ones. I just love them all. Keep it up angels. You'll be home in no time.

All My Love, Auntie :) xoooxx

Katrina said...

Ahh, what a great post, Brooke! They look fabulous! So do you guys. Go Charlie, Go Lily!

Anonymous said...

When are the Dr.s saying to expect them home?

God Bless Your Family