Friday, June 20, 2008

My 6 week checkup, FCR visit & Baby Acne

My 6 week check up went well. All is back to normal, just have to lose the xtra "twin skin". Was watching Jon & Kate + 8 and lets just say that made me feel better. :)

We had our monthly visit from Melanie with Family-Child Resources. I learned a lot again. It's so nice to have someone consult who is also a mother of boy/girl twins. She let us know that she's concerned that their services might come to an end. It all depends on funding and legislature. It's an amazing service and I recommend it to anyone with has a baby. This is their website: It's free too! They provide lots of support. You can meet as often as you want and she's available by cell phone anytime. She gave me sheets on development time lines and gave me some tips on what I could be doing with them. She gave me some more tips on relieving Luke's gas and talked about tummy time and some things we can try. Taylor has been favoring her right side and we've taken Melanie's advice in working with her to turn her head to the left. She keeps track of their development and documents it. Luke has just started "cooing" and while she was here he said "AAAAHHH", she repeated it back to him and he kept repeating it. I was amazed. He's starting to try and communicate! She said about how you should repeat what they say and then add something. She said singing and rhyming are good too. She said usually twins communicate to each other before they communicate with you. It's funny she said that because Luke has started imitating Taylor's yell. Now when they are playing they yell back and forth. They could have picked a quieter method of is cute though unless it progresses into crying. :) Luke's head feels like peach fuzz now. There's not much hair there but it's coming in thicker than Taylor's. Taylor has seemingly started smiling when I talk to her. She only does it when she's tired and not hyper. It seems to be on purpose because it happens pretty consistently.

The babies have had a spell of acne. It's been mild before and I asked the doc about it. She said it's from hormones in their system from my body and that it should soon go away. Luke's came and went quickly but Taylor has a decent case of it. It's all over her head, face and shoulders. Doc said there's nothing to do and only to use water on it to prevent further irritation.

Nick got a dose of the screaming I get every morning last night. For some reason they decided to cry and cry and cry in the evening this time. They seem to egg each other on at times. Depends how loud it is. I'll tell ya....Taylor is about as loud as it gets. Luke can scream without breaking but Taylor has serious volume! :)

I'm enjoying the time they are awake and happy and I'm trying to cherish the time because it's passing so quickly already. :)

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