Saturday, April 14, 2012

free formula, anyone?

I hate to be wasteful, so I'm hoping you ladies can help me.  When the twins were in the NICU, we were sent home with 29 two ounce bottles of Similac Neosure 22 calorie formula.  This formula is typically only used for preemies, as it has two extra calories per ounce to help with growing, and term babies don't need extra calories.  Does anyone out there need this or know of someone who does?  I would love to ship this along to a family who could use a little free formula, but it's such a specific kind that I'm not sure I can find it a good home.

If you know of a family who could use it, please leave your email in a comment below.  Thanks!!!

UPDATE: Formula has been spoken for.  

Friday, April 13, 2012

our little seven month olds

Wow, has it really been almost four months since I posted anything here?  Time seems to play tricks on you when you are attempting to parent two little ones.  Sometimes the days seem to creep by, yet the weeks and months pass too quickly.

The twins are now 7 months old.  Though they can be exhausting, they continue to be such a blessing to A and me.  Each day, amid the diapers and bottles and craziness, there are moments when they both look at me and laugh, and I stop to remember how truly fortunate I am. 

Baby boy is completely nuts!  He is now army crawling...his belly stays on the floor, but he is super fast.  We've already had to take the curtains down and are doing a major childproofing bonanza this weekend.  Baby girl has no real interest in moving yet, but gets very annoyed with brother when he comes over and starts eating her toes/hands/head.  They are both sitting on their own, they love toys, and they love bouncing in their jumperoos.

They are growing up and learning so much.  At Christmas, they didn't even look at their presents.  On Sunday, they actually sat and went through their Easter baskets, looking for new things to play with!

They never got the nursing thing at all, so I'm still pumping.  We have been feeding them 2/3 breastmilk and 1/3 formula (plus two meals of solids per day), but we are running out of freezer space so lately we've decreased the formula to just 1/6.  I must say, I am pretty proud of myself for pumping this long.  I feel like my body did a lot of things wrong in this process, but this is something it got right.