Friday, September 11, 2009

You Make Me Smile

Have you heard the new Uncle Kracker song, "Smile"?

Don't know how I lived without you
Cuz everytime that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
You make me smile

The first time I heard it I thought, “Wow, this makes me think of Charlie and Lily.” Then the other day, my mom (whom we call “Crackers” – long story) asked if I had heard “her” new song, Smile. She said, “It makes me think of Charlie and Lily.” So I am now dubbing Smile the babies’ song. And today, as always, they made us smile.

Both Charlie and Lily took their afternoon and evening bottles for us like champs. Their only current problem with the bottles is that they are a little too eager for them now. They get them in their mouths and suck, suck, suck so hard that they sometimes forget to breathe. But hopefully the novelty of the bottle will wear off soon and they will learn to pace themselves a bit. We got to give both babies as sponge bath tonight, which is always fun. We are lucky to get to bathe Lily frequently, but bathing Charlie is a rare treat since it is usually done while we are visiting Lily. But tonight we got to get both babies squeaky clean, dress them and give them their bottles. There’s nothing not to love about bath time – the babies are wide awake, free of tubes and wires, and cute as can be. Plus we get to see both on the scale. Lily weighed in at 4 lbs 10 oz and Charlie at 5 lb 1 oz.

Also this evening, Lily was moved to a new location. A set of twins came in and in order to keep them next to each other Lily was moved to a new corner suite. I decorated her new digs by hanging her cute little signs on the wall next to her and she was all at home in no time. Other than that, no changes today. Both just need to work on their breathing and feeding for the next few days. On Monday they will have another eye exam and on Tuesday they will get their first round of vaccines.

Now, go download the Uncle Kracker song. It’s catchy! :)

This particular outfit requires an engineering degree from MIT to put on; luckily, Lily doesn't mind that all the random buttons, hooks and straps may not be in the right place-- she doesn't need them to look cute!

Charlie has been letting us know when he's ready for his next feeding. He opens his mouth and looks around, as though he's trying to find his bottle!


wolfpx said...

They'll be ten pounders before you know it

Gretchen said...

awww, today seemed like an all in all great day and I love that song! They're so very special! I love the pics as always! Daddy's girl and Momma's boy! SO CUTE!!!

sue said...

I'm so happy they are both doing so well. They will both be home before you know it.

Anonymous said...

I love the song - I love the pictures - I love Crackers (Grandmom and the food) - I love Mommy and Daddy but I absolutely adoreeee the babies... Sorry - they are tops right now...

They're DiGiuseppe's - they now have a taste of food - and love it... Keep it up my little sweetpeas...

Joe and Brooke - you done good - real good... :)

All My Love, Auntie :) xooxxo

Michele from FTHS said...

am going to find the song now. Hooray for another good day!!

Anonymous said...

LOVEEEEEEE the pictures. They're wonderful. :) I am thinking of you all and praying that those babies come come soon.

See ya Monday!


Jill said...

I don't post on the bump very often but I have been following your blog since your beautiful babies were born and enjoying your updates.
I felt compelled to write because our preemie was born at 5 pounds 1 ounce on July 3 (so I consider it a wonderful weight of course!! :)). She was also a baby that we struggled for (IVF). I know that your Charlie and Lily will be home sooo soon and before you know it they will be HUGE :).
Keep smiling and know that you have lots of people in this world pulling for you.
~ Jill (sweetheart18)

Anonymous said...

Adorable pictures... going to download that song! Keep up the good work babies!!!!

Anonymous said...

Perfect song for the perfect family!!! Love it!! I'm going to download that song to my IPOD :) Go Charlie & Lily!!!!

Alisha said...

I think it is great they are becoming such great feeders! Girl clothing can be confusing sometimes, but you are right ... she doesn't need a cute outfit. She is cute enough already!

Tracy said...

I stumbled upon your blog and felt moved to comment on what an extraordinary couple you are. Your strength is inspirational and I will add you and your precious babies to my prayers. Many blessings.

Trish said...

I would leave a comment about how great the kids look, but I'm busy pulling up iTunes to find a song...