Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Race is On!

Apparently Lily heard that Charlie was making a run to be the first baby home and she was having none of it. She walked right up to Dr. Hiatt and slammed her fist down and demanded that she be given a bottle today “or else,” and poor Dr. Hiatt had no choice be to do what she wanted.

I’m not sure how it actually went down, but I like picturing tiny Lily making demands. It always makes me smile.

Anyway, Lily got her first bottle today, given to her by her mommy (with a little help from Nurse Julia, of course). She just sucked some milk into her mouth and then promptly spit it right back out, all the while making accusatory faces at Brooke. It was pretty much exactly what Charlie did the first time he got a bottle. The plan is now to offer her a bottle once a day to get her used to the idea; if she’s anything like Charlie, she’ll be a bottle-feeding champ in no time.

Speaking of Charlie, he’s now allowed a whopping TWO bottles each day. He took just under half his noon feeding through his bottle before he got too tired to continue. He obviously needs to work on his stamina so we’ll bring him some Tae Bo dvds to help boost his endurance. Hopefully that’ll help. Unfortunately, he was in no mood for his second bottle this evening, but I’m sure he’ll be better tomorrow.

Otherwise, all is progressing nicely.


Charlie got two cuddles with mommy and one with daddy, plus some extra time out with Nurse Peggy. Good day for the Chunks!


Lily says, "Just give me a bottle already!"

13 comments:

Meg said...

(RE: Lily demanding a bottle from Dr. Hiatt.) Haha - I can't help but think of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, when Veruca says "But Daddy! I want it NOW." (insert stomp here.)

So happy happy happy (!) to read they are doing well! :)

Anonymous said...

Nothing like Mommy's touch to get things moving along... You tell em Lily. Give me food the proper way... Good job Mr. Chunk...

I am soooooooooo proud of you angels... Keep it up - you'll be home in no time to play with your brothers.

All My Love, Auntie :) xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

It's so strange how perfect strangers (actually I feel like I know you thru this blog) can make your day!!! I'm smile everytime I see your babies doing so well. Keep up the good work little precious babies & I can't wait to hear the words THEY ARE HOME!!!! You truly made my day!!!

Marcie said...

I can't believe they will coming home soon. You must be over the moon for that day!

Doug H. said...

Best news yet! So glad Charlie and Lily are doing so well.

Michele from FTHS said...

They get cuter (and stronger and bigger) every day.

Bec said...

Wow, Charlie looks so big in that picture! It warms my heart to see that they are taking this whole eating thing so seriously.

Kaitlyn said...

Yay Lilly they will be home before you all know it!

Gretchen said...

I love watching your blog! It seems like every time I check in and read whats new and look at the pictures of the babies... every time Lily is gets more and more beautiful and is looking more curious and alert! Then Charlie is a little stud! He's getting more and more handsome as the days go by and he also looks like he's ready for a change of scenery! They both look wonderful and are gorgeous and you guys are CHAMPS and are doing a great job!!! I hereby nominate Brooke and Joe the Best Parents EVER and also nominate The family as the best looking family of 2009!
In all seriousness though you guys are doing an awesome job and are SO strong and WONDERFUL parents!!!

Anonymous said...

Lily's beautiful face is SO expressive. I love it!

Deanna said...

I'm glad your sweet Lily and Charlie are doing well! I had to smile imagining that tiny little baby making such big demands. Watch out, Dad, she's gonna be a DIVA! : )

Kristine McKowen said...

Your posts make me smile!

Awesome day babies!

hopeful #1 said...

Too cute!

When I started reading this post, it reminded me of those character races that they do at sporting events. Mickey Mustard, Randy Relish... you know?

Hope it continues to improve and go well!