Monday, January 26, 2009

new wheels

Since Owen is now crawling everywhere, we bought this walker so Eliot could be mobile, too.

BUT sweet Elie doesn't quite understand that the walker has wheels, so she just sits in it, and plays with the keyboard.

And then there is Owen - who figured out in three seconds that he could roll ALL over the house, chase the dogs, AND run over mommy's ankles - all with one new toy.


Friday, January 23, 2009

bed head

El El Bean woke up with the best bed head yesterday, after her g-tube leaked in her crib, and she rolled around in it all night.

I gave her a bath shortly after these pictures, I swear.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

first word

Owen said ma-ma. Okay, fine. He said da-da. He says da-da ALL day long . . .

Monday, January 12, 2009


I will always love 2008 for so many reasons:
first smiles;
first hugs;
first eskimo kisses (Owie is the best at these!);
first sits and stands and rolls over.

But already, 2009 has so much promise. Owen is now crawling all over the house, which has opened up a new world of chaos that I was completely unprepared for. Though not mobile quite yet, Elie has made great strides in the past few weeks. She is finally putting her feet on the ground and standing up. (For whatever reason, Eliot had great sensitivity in her feet, and would pick up her legs as soon as you picked her up. I think it was because her little heels were pricked a million times in the hospital for blood draws.)

And . . . drumroll . . . Elie is actually opening her mouth for food. OPENING her mouth! That is something she has never done - not in a year. I don't think she is ingesting much, as her swallow is still very awkward, but come on! Swallowing has to be the next step, right?

Here are some pics of the beginning of our wonderful new year . . .

Saturday, January 3, 2009

here crawls owen!

Look what the little man started doing on Christmas Eve (nine months adjusted).

Lock up your refrigerators. At 24 pounds, this kid goes for food first.