Don't know how I lived without you
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!