Saturday, May 23, 2009

One month old

The boys are one month old yesterday and had a weight check at the pediatrician. Along with weights Parker and Nicholas had their car seat tests. Andrew is now 6 lbs 14 oz, a gain of 11 oz in the last 11 days. Parker is 7 lbs 3 oz, also a gain of 11 ounces. Nicholas is up to 6 lbs 8 oz, having gained a full pound.

Parker and Nicholas both passed their car seat tests. So I can finally return the car beds to the hospital. It's a good thing that Parker passed since there is no way he would fit in a car bed, Nicholas barely fit.

We took the boys on another walk in the giant stroller. We've walked by a few people and everyone has always been friendly asking basic questions like age of the boys and where we live since not many of the neighbors know us. We passed a group of adults also out for a walk and one of the woman reached out and grabbed the stroller to physically stop me from pushing it past her. We had to ask her twice not to touch the boys and Cody was in hand swatting position.
I wonder what it is about babies that makes people think it's okay to touch them. Very few people reach out to squeeze the cheeks of another adult so why is it okay to do that to a stranger's child? Admittedly I'm a bit over protective since the boys are preemies, but even if they were born at full term. I don't know where their hands are been and don't want them touching my boys.

We took some pictures of the boys to have a one month old picture. Haven't had a chance to look through them yet, but I hope we got at least one good one. Cody also took a short video I'll need to post later that captures the sound of bottles warming.

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