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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Real Easter

First- good news from our pediatrician appointment yesterday- both boys are doing great! They are both gaining weight very steadily. Ben is now 8lbs 60z and Jack is up to 7lbs 10oz! Even better news for me is that we don't have to go back for a month! We are so happy that they are doing so well. The pediatrician explained that with a lot of preemies, they use a separate chart for height and weight than they do for full term babies, but they don't need to do that for our boys since they are doing so well. Granted, they are in 3rd and 5th percentile for weight, but at least they are on the 'regular' chart! It's such a contrast to Mairead who has consistently been in the 90s for height and weight percentile. But, I think the boys will get there, too!

For 'real' Easter Sunday, we went to Lee and Jean's house- thanks, Lee and Jean! Both boys had their very cute little while outfits that my mom bought them, and they each a cute Easter bib from their aunt, Katie. They were very well behaved for our visit. Can you guess which one is which?

(If you said Jack first, then Ben, you are right!)
Mairead was also dressed up for the occasion in an adorable dress that my mom found. And, of course, she had to have a hat to match. She LOVES the hat. She was wearing it around our house prior to Easter, even with pajamas, and insists on wearing it still. She looked very 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' in these pictures. She is just beautiful and we are so amazed by her every day.

Once again, we have messy pictures of Mairead eating. This time it was cake. Also, she said the word 'cake' for the first time on Sunday... she has a lot of new words lately including cake, hat, hot, car, and bubbles. Also, she is saying 'thank you' all the time, which we are very proud to see. She is learning to use 'thank you' to get what she wants, though. For instance, she will bring me her empty juice cup and say, 'thank you,' which means that I am supposed to fill it up again. How can I say no?

These pictures are from the day after Easter when she went out to play with Dave, but would not go without the hat. Looks cute enough from behind, right? Well...

How about now?
It was chilly so she needed to wear her warm hat, but she wouldn't go without the Easter hat, so she put it on her head on top of her winter hat and wore it that way. She is so damn cute!
Thanks to all of you for checking in! Enjoy the nice weather this weekend- we definitely will!

1 comment:

Caitlin and Al said...

So cute, Maghan! The boys are adorable and growing so fast and Mairead is just such a cutie!