So our little girls look like my side of the family. They are Harvey through and through.
They really look like my father and my brother. I too look like my father, but even the staff who have seen my father come in to visit have commented on how much they look like him. I wish I had some baby photos of my father and brother on my computer to show you, but there are a couple of my baby photos where I find they look like me too. The girls are really coming to their own and filling out. They look more alike in person than they do in the photos especially because Charlotte is still quite pale, and Ruby is still enjoying her nice colour.
Ruby is no longer the smallest baby in the NICU, though she is growing plenty, it is because a smaller baby came in.
They are growing like crazy. Ruby since she was born has grown in length 7.5 cm (3.4 inches for all the Americans) which is an insane amount of length for less than four weeks at the time of measuring. Ruby now weighs just slightly over 4 pounds.. Charlotte who only grew 3 cm (1.3 inches) is up to a big 4 pounds 7 ounces. When they were born they were 10 ounces apart, so little Ruby Jane is making some progress on her sister.
They are such sweet babies, and the NICU just loves them and always comments on how sweet they are. Dr Montessaro walked by me yesterday and commented on how beautiful our little girls are. I know.. I know.. I am sure they say that to everyone, but it is still nice to hear and see how wonderful all the staff are with the girls.
They were 4 weeks old on Thursday, and I can't believe since being admitted to the hospital as inpatient it has been 2 months. It seems like so long ago I was spending my first night ever in the hospital.
We have been very blessed with the girls being as healthy has they have been. They are so fun to go and visit when they are awake because they are further along in development and more interactive. Last night I was up at the NICU just before feeding and I was changing their nasty filled diapers and Charlotte was crying SO much louder than I've heard her before as she was hungry. I could not help myself but smile and laugh a little... mostly because I love seeing them grow and her lungs are so much stronger than I've heard them.
We still have no idea what the date is going to be on them coming home... but regardless the little girls are progressing at a great rate, and I keep telling myself they will be home before I know it, and I will be begging one of the nurses to come home with me!
Mommy and her little girls
Charlotte on my left and Ruby on my right
Can you see any resemblance?
Maybe seeing the resemblance is not as easy in the photo of the twins, but trust me they look like my father and I...
Off to the NICU again.. Hoping to hold them again, this time bringing my camera.