Sunday, March 20, 2011

2 Months Old!!!

Life at the Wamboldt's is busier than we could have ever imagined it to be! The story of our new life, "Where does all the time go?" Finding the time to do ANYTHING is difficult as one with kiddos would know... So... what have we been doing these past two weeks?

The Boys turned two months this past Sunday, March 2oth. This also marks the actual day they were due! Although they are indeed two months old, developmentally we need continue to use their due date (corrected age) and not their birth date when looking at developmental milestones.

I like this picture because it captures their two DIFFERENT little personalities. Aiden does not miss a beat of what is going on around him. He has been spending more and more time awake during the day (and night :o) while Ashton remains chill and asleep more of the time. Both are still in newborn diapers and their newborn clothes are finally starting to fit them nicely.

Sorry to say this Aiden... but sometimes it looks as though your eyes are going to pop out of your head sometimes! Maybe I need to drink less caffeine?!?! ;)

Ashton can sleep through anything and goes for longer chunks of time at night.

I also include this picture on the post so when their newborn pictures are shared... you can appreciate the fact we did indeed get both boys sleeping and settled in with the help and patience of the photographer!

We had two doctor appointments since my last post. The first was an appointment for a weight check and just to make sure the boys are continuing to move in the right direction. Since the first appointment, I realized that convenience takes over cuteness! One piece clothing and zippers are a must over cute, multi-layered outfit.

ASHTON: 6 pounds 15 ounces

19 3/4 inches long

AIDEN: 6 pounds 6 ounces

19 1/2 inches long

Again, Ashton barely woke up for the check up and Aiden ScReAmEd (or maybe it's more of a squeal)!!!

For the next appointment, we headed back to Children's in St. Paul for a follow up with the pediatric urologist. Upon discharge from the NICU, both of the boys' kidneys were still larger than they should be. Ashton had one more so than the other. The urologist asked to see Ashton in 4 weeks and a follow up with Aiden in 3 months. So this appointment was all about Ashton.

We started out the morning with an ultrasound of both of his kidneys. He looks like such a big boys laying on the bed!

After the ultrasound we met with the urologist. Everything seems to be okay. The best way he said it was that they are still a bit larger than "normal" but they are not getting worse. We have another follow up appointment on April 21st to continue to keep an eye on both boys. At that point we will see if things are the same or better. In that case we will just continue to keep an eye on them. However, if they are worse, we will look at more tests and a possible surgery down the road to take out a possible blockage. There still is the chance that after their "due date" they will correct themselves. Another possibility is that they just have large kidneys...

When we aren't leaving the house to go to doctor appointments, we are hanging at home avoiding the flu and all other little germs!

Spending so much time at home, the boys are adjusting and becoming very comfortable! Aiden likes laying propped on the couch...
While Ashton likes running the remote.

The boys are now getting nightly baths. At first they were a screaming match... but now they are really starting to enjoy them.

(Ashton studying daddy)

We do lots of snuggle time...
Melts my heart.

The boys are beginning to interact more with some toys. We spend some of our day on the play mat.

Even though there are toys hanging right over their heads... they both look in the direction of the window.
Izzie is a very involved little puppy that I have to mention this week. As we are interacting more and more with the boys, Izzie is not too far behind wanting to be in on the action!

She also likes being involved in the bath time. I think she just likes knowing that she isn't the one going into the sink. The first night we let her see the boys in the tub, she kept going to the kitchen and barking at the counter where the tub sat. It doesn't hurt that she was quite curious about the yellow duckie that the boys have!

And as good as she has been with the boys and their toys... she continue to wait patiently for the weather to get a bit warmer so we can go on walks. The boys and I are patiently waiting also ;)

As we continue to wait out the flu season and for nicer weather... we can't sit in the house ALL day - EVERY day... so last Saturday we met Nana, Mikalya, and Uncle Nate at Perkins for some breakfast. This was their first real outing in public besides doctor appointments and their newborn pictures.

They didn't even know they were at Perkins... not a peep out of either one of them or even as much as opening their eyes while we were there.
A huge thanks to many people who have been helping out with the boys the last 4 weeks! I cannot say that we could do everything by ourselves. Finding the time to complete a blog post, shower, nap, have a nice meal prepared and have some 'me' time are all things that are made possible with the help of others. We are grateful and very lucky to have the families that we do!

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