Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!
We had another good doctor's visit today. The girls are growing well (they are up to weighing a pound each), their heartbeats look good, and they were moving like crazy. I have had some pain in my right rib cage area for quite a while that makes it difficult for me to be on my feet. Today I discovered why- one of the babies is right up under those ribs, and she was kicking away. They said my ribcage will stretch, also, and may be stretching on that one side more to make room. Can't wait until they get bigger :)
I took Alex to a class at the hospital yesterday designed for siblings ages 3-9 to teach them about babies! It was a great class- they showed them how to hold a baby, diaper them, etc.. and took them on a tour of the hospital room. Alex was so funny! There were about 5 kids in the class but they all were mostly quiet... but not Alex, of course. He asked a million questions and made comments on everything- from the fact that the newborns "don't look too good" to when they mentioned giving the mom pain medicine he announced "my mama needs that!". He learned a lot, though, and had fun.
We had a nice Christmas with visits from Chris' parents, and then my brother and his wife drove out from Oklahoma. They have a 2 year old and a 4 month old girls. Chris and Alex got some practice with the baby- Chris fed a baby for the first time, although he maintains the first diaper he changes will be for his own... and Alex says he will help feed the babies but there is no way he is changing any diapers. Here are some pics:
Alex liked making baby Elsie laugh
Here is my sister and I! She is one month ahead of me (and also having a girl), but I will probably have mine before her!
Alex's favorite present was a microphone. He had wanted one very much and even wrote a letter to Santa for it!
Here he is trying his microphone and making music with his cousin Sophie.
I had a lot of help in the dressing room trying on maternity shirts!
4 generations of Snows