Friday, February 20, 2009

Two Weeks Old

Today the boys turned 2 weeks old and they are doing very well at home. Aside from them being fussy for the first 8 hours or so after being home on Wednesday they have slept all the way through to their next feeding time since then. They aren't waking up to tell us they are hungry yet but that will come once they get a little older.

After the neonatologist warned us about germs...where did she send us on day 2 of being home? A germ infested pediatrician clinic! (Here's the sign up at the clinic...)

The boys needed a weight check and their first check up. This morning at 9:30 was the only time we could get in which was right in the middle of Ben's big audit committee meeting. Ben called the clinic and tried everything to get in at a different time so he could go but they didn't have anything because we needed a full one hour appointment and they needed to be seen by a doctor. I laughed because when he called to try and change the appointment he said "yeah - we had a couple of kids last week and they need to be seen by a doctor on Friday". A "couple of kids"!??! Funny stuff. As you can imagine taking two newborns to the doctor is not a task for one inexperienced mother. Luckily Kristi was able to help out (thanks again!). I think it was entertaining for her. We pulled up in the circle drive area of the clinic and got the boys unloaded from the car and into their double stroller. I completely forgot about the car and had Kristi not be there I would have left it parked right in front of the clinic. A double stroller with two infant car seats definitely draws attention! When we arrived at the clinic the nurse at the front desk said "Oh - is this Prior and Mason!?". I said yes and news travelled fast with all the nurses and we heard "the twins are here" about 4 times! It was cute. I wish I had a picture of us in the exam room - it was awfully crowded! After the appointment it was time to load the boys back up into the vehicle. After the boys were in the back seat (with Kristi scrunched in the middle to supervise) it was time to load the double stroller into the trunk. Unfortunately I had not be briefed by Dad on how to operate the stroller. So there I stood in the circle drive area of the clinic for a solid 10 minutes trying to figure out how in the heck to fold up the cadillac sized stroller so we could be on our way. I am sure many-a-moms got a good chuckle out of that!

Anyway, Mason weighed in at 5 pounds 10 ounces (up 3 ounces since discharge on Wednesday). Prior weighed in at 5 pounds 7 ounces (up 3 ounces since discharge). That was great news. All looked great with the boys except Mason's leg sore (IV infiltration). It is starting to look infected so the pediatrician prescribed an antibiotic ointment and he goes back to the plastic surgeon on Monday and we have to watch him very closely to make sure he's not showing any more signs of an infection. The boys go back on Monday for another weight check.

We got a card in the mail today from Ben's aunt and uncle Pam and Doug. Apparently Doug claims he knows where the boys' names came from. According to Doug Ben and I "stopped" in Mason City and Prior Lake on our way back from a weekend in Iowa last summer!

Now can you tell us apart?

How about here? 

Mason says "DOCTOR"!? I don't want to go back to the DOCTOR!!

PS: Many of you have said that you would like to leave comments but don't have a gmail account. Well - I was reading my friend Beth's blog and she said there's a setting I could change so I did so and now anyone should be able to leave a comment.  She also said there is a website: where you can download your blog into a book and get it printed off either in hard cover or soft cover. Thanks, Beth!


  1. Nice babies itried leaving a message acouple of weeks ago i thought the calf looked good and remeber that a good cow milks a 100 lbs a day.eric wemark

  2. happy birthday too

  3. look at the little ben smiles. only eric would bring up the fat cow. we all enjoy the blog thing.
    Jared, Jackie, Kailee, and Kelsey.
    Kelsey wants to see more video

  4. Jacob and Gram Barbie would like to put in our guess for the who's who contest in the lightweight division. Top picture: in the right corner, weighing in at 5 lb 10 oz, Mason Joseph. And in the left corner, weighing in at 5 lb 7 oz, Prior Benjamin. And in the second round(picture) the contestants changed positions. Who won??


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