Friday, August 28, 2009

1 month old!

Well I can't believe our girls are already a month old!! There's not much new to post, but I still wanted to put up a few pictures that we've taken over the past few days.

We took the girls to the pediatrician on Thursday and Emmalyn now weight 5 lbs 11 oz, and Brooklyn weighs 6 lbs 1 oz!! They're growing like weeds. Granted they still don't quite fit into newborn clothing very well (hence why sleeves are rolled up on both of their outfits!). Anyway, enjoy the pictures!!
Chillin with Daddy
We just thought this was too cute

They were both awake and looking around!!

Chillin with Mommy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Well it's finally happened...our girls are HOME!! When we left the hospital Sunday night they were telling us Tuesday maybe Wednesday. But then I get to the hospital Monday (August 24) and they tell me we can take them home because they're doing so well!! We are so excited to finally have them home and be able to really feel like parents now :) Here are a few pictures to document the blessed event...

Brooklyn, ready in her car seat.

Emmalyn ready in hers too!

Daddy carrying the girls

Together again at last!!
Our sweet angels!

The first night actually went rather smoothly, still a severe lack of sleep, but smooth. The girls eat about every four hours and usually wake up within about 15-20 minutes of each other. We have to feed them certain ways, so it's impossible for one of us to feed them both at the same time. So Jeff would takes one and I'd take the other. It worked out rather well.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Babies' First Bath!!

The girls got their first bath and it was so fun! They both were so cute and never made a single squawk! They LOVED every minute of it...oh except being taken out and dressed again :) Here are some pictures of our beautiful angels...can you still tell which on is which??

As for an update, both girls were introduced to bottles this week and have been rock stars with them! There's pretty much a 99% chance that they'll be home sometime this week. We're keeping our fingers crossed that they continue to do well and don't tucker out. They are so fun and develop more personality every day. They're starting to look more and more a like every day as well. It'll be so nice to finally get them home, I'm definitely not going to miss the hospital!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

2 weeks old!

Well, our girls are officially 2 weeks time flies, but yet it seems so long ago that they were born! It's been an interesting but good couple of weeks. It's been amazing to watch them grow, develop, and improve over the days.

They've both had brief bouts with jaundice, but have overcome them quickly and gracefully. They've both surpassed their birth weight and continue to grow more and more every day. And once again they're both finally in open-cribs and maintaining their body temperatures. They're both strictly on breast milk and off IV fluids all together. They still have feeding tubes, but we're working on teaching them to eat on their own and both have been making some great progress in just the past couple of days!! Which is so nice because I was beginning to lose my gumption and drive to want to continue to try and nurse them. Anyway, here are some recent pictures of both girls...

Brooklyn, as of today (8/12), is 4 lbs 9 oz and 17 1/2 in long.

Emmalyn, as of today (8/12), is 4 lbs 8 oz and 17 1/2 in long.

The biggest hurdle for the girls right now is learning to eat on their I said before, they've both made significant progress in just the past two days. It's quite the feat for someone so small-sucking, swallowing, and breathing all at once! We're hoping that once they get this concept down we'll be able to bring them home (crossing fingers). These girls are such a blessing to us already, I can only imagine how much more of a blessing they will be and the spirit they will bring to our home when they're here!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Some pictures of our little angels!

They look more and more alike each day!

Holding Daddy's finger


left-Emmalyn, right-Brooklyn

What cuties!!
The Thomas family!

Emmalyn's preferred position
Brooklyn basking in her jaundice lights
Our first Family photo :)
Emmalyn posing
Brooklyn's classic hand position

Emmalyn Ivy Thomas - 3 lbs 15 oz, 16 1/4 in
Brooklyn Ardyth Thomas - 4 lbs 2 oz, 17 1/2 in

Both girls are doing fabulous! They are both off of the lights for jaundice and continue to improve and increase their food volumes everyday. We're up at the hospital as much as possible and love holding them and helping with their care.