Sunday, August 31, 2008

Foot Report

So the foot that Frances stuck the earring in is looking really good, but she had something in the heel of her other foot that I've been worried about for a little over a week. I've soaked it (well... her) in Epsom salt at least three times this week, hoping it would get better, but Friday she really started complaining it hurt. Nothing had come out, or even to the surface, after the soakings, and I hadn't found anything when I probed at it, so I called the Doc. They agreed to see her yesterday morning at 9am.

It took three people (Carol, the PA seeing her, Holly, the nurse, and Rob) to hold her down, but finally Carol managed to get a huge log (er.... splinter) out of that foot. Poor baby!!! She feels SO much better now! And surprisingly, there was no infection. It was just working its way further and further into her foot.

Of course, I feel silly taking her to the doc for something as trivial as a splinter. I'm her Mom, I should have been able to get that out myself. (Guilt sucks! lol)

Here's a few pics of her from yesterday morning before we left.

And of course in the super girl cape that Bubba Desse brought for her... :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Update

In an itsy bitsy post too... lol!

Now that we know we're having a boy, and that we're going to name him Robert the Fourth.... I told Rob that we have to take him down to Mary Bess and Cassie to have him photographed in his and his father's baptismal gowns. Unfortunately, since I have really big babies, I'm sure he'll have to be pretty young. lol Luckily it's only a 4 hour drive to Houston. It's great to have an aunt and uncle who are photographers!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mr. and Ms. Mischief

So this morning the babies were being TOO quiet while I dressed Frances. I went looking for them and what did I find???
Notice that Marshie is not in this photo. She took off as soon as she saw me! lol She knew they weren't supposed to be pulling all the shoes down off the shelves. (Yes, I have too many pairs of shoes for the babies, but I hate to get rid of the ones I had for Frances.... I keep them for Marshie to grow into. Plus ones given to me for Frankie.)

And here is Ms. Marguerite from last night. She kept stealing my brush!! Not like she has hair to use it on yet! *giggles* (As a matter of fact, she's running around with it again right now. She loves that thing.)

Frances, however, does have enough hair. The following two pictures (from this morning) are her first piggie tails! I just couldn't resist taking pictures. She is just too cute!!! (Yes, I'm biased. I'm allowed.)

I've been giving her "pony tails" (just one tail in a band) for a while, but there's finally enough to split into two. I admit, it's one of the things I've been dying to do with her hair. lol I was raised with four younger brothers, then raised two boys, so I have just been itching to get my hands on her hair and play!
And as for Mr. Mischief up there --- his Daddy was trying to take a nap earlier and Frankie was crawling all over him. Then he tried to put his fingers into the opening of Rob's polo and pull on his chest hairs. *snicker* I do feel for Rob, but I also find it quite funny. One day, Frankie's going to have little ones that pull on his chest hair though, and OOOOOHHHHHH will we remind him of these moments! lol

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Two-Fer Twos-Day

Deanna over at Eight is Great ( ) hosts Two For Twos-day. Here I am, finally playing along this week.

My favorite two-some picture. Frankie was only three weeks only, but his big sister was watching over him while he napped.

Marshie was 5 months old when we were trying to get a picture of Frances holding her. The cutie pie just leaned over to give little sis a kiss. : )

And, of course, here are the little terrors from this afternoon. They decided to give our doggie kennel a thorough inspection. lol Double trouble AND double fun!

(Of course, I'm over doing it. lol Three pics instead of one. But hey, it's my first time to play along!) Remember to head on over to Deanna's blog to see who else is playing, and thanks for letting everyone join in your fun!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Silly Conversations

Two year old conversations...... lol

Frances stepped on an earring today and her foot really hurts. I would be a lot more worried if she hadn't had her shots, but I'll keep a close eye on it and call the Doc on Monday if she's not better.

Gwen, Frances, and I were sitting at the table about 10 minutes ago (with me trying to get Frances to eat some spaghetti to no avail.... again), when she starts saying:

Frances (whining): My foot hurts.

Me: Awww... poor thing.

Frances: (pouting)

Me: Do we need to take you to the hospital and have them amputate it?

She never missed a beat!

Frances: YES!!!

Me: You want them to cut it off?

Frances: YES!!!

lol Gotta love 2 year olds.

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's Been a While!

I haven't updated in a while, but only because everytime I would go to start writing (or even start composing what I wanted to write in my head) something disasterous seemed to happen. But so much has happened with the little ones lately, I just can't resist updating - I mean, a 2 year old birthday, two 1 year old birthdays, etc...... I need to do this more anyway! lol

Frank and Marguerite had their 1 year check-ups last week.

Marshie got a clean bill of health right up front. She's walking, trying hard to talk, eating really well, and is generally in a very good mood much of the time. Soooooo different from when she was born. She was the sickly twin - not eating well, crying all the time, not able to stomach much of anything (breastmilk or any formulas). We put her on Soy milk and she blossomed.

Her stats:
Weight: 23 lbs 2.3 ozs (95th percentile)
Height: 34 1/4 inches (95th percentile)
Head: 19 1/4 inches (95th percentile)
Current favorite food: Cherry flavored Gerber Stars
Current favorite toy: Daddy's bass amp (yes, she can turn it on and has figured out how to touch the end of the cord to make it "hum" lol)

Yes, she really DOES have a big head. She always gets it measured three times too. The nurse measures her, measures Frank's, then has to measure her again. Doc (or the nurse prac.) comes in and says that just CAN'T be right and measures it AGAIN. rotfl The child just has a really BIG head like her Daddy!! You'd think that they'd "get" that by now.

Frank we had a little more in depth chat about. He refuses to stand/walk. I know that's not a big deal at 12 months, but he favors his left leg -- not wanting to put pressure on it. He acts like it hurts, but I have noticed that as long as he's on something soft (ie: the bed or couch) he will jump up and down and try to stand. Anyways, they decided to x-ray his hips just to be certain there was nothing wrong there. And we got the results back today. Nothing to worry about! Yay!!! He also has allergies/asthma, so they put him on Singulair. Of course, he refuses to eat ANYthing that he can't pick up and put into his mouth himself, so I'm not so certain it's helping much. I've been forcing it into him with one spoonful of food, but he spits so much back at me. *sigh* Stubborn child!!!

His stats:
Weight: 20 lbs 9.6 ozs (25th percentile)
Height: 33 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
Head: 18 3/4 inches (75th percentile)
Current favorite food: Cheerios - dry
Current favorite toy: Daddy's practice juggling ball

Frankie has always been smaller than Marshie, but his weight seems to keep sliding. I don't exactly know why, but the Doc doesn't seem bothered by it at the moment. Desse was like that (couldn't gain weight the first year), but they figured out he had asthma and started treating it and BOOM - that child blossomed! He was downright chunky until about the time he started Kindergarten.

Here's a little video of Mr. Frank from yesterday. He was playing with his Daddy's practice juggling ball. The child is such a nut! (Yes it's very short.)

I also have one other video to share. Frankie and Frances from last week. He's been trying to imitate her when she's making noises. This one is a little longer. lol

Both of the twins adore Frances. Marshie follows her around, but Frankie has started saying "Au-Dee" - His version of Audrey, which is what Frances calls herself most of the time. It's really cute! She really hates it when they start crawling all over her though. That just ticks her off.

She's a really good big sister. She loves fetching things for the twins, like bottles and diapers, and lately she's started telling me when one of them needs a "Diapoo" (diaper) change -- whether they really do or not! lol Frances also tried to have little kittens when the nice nurse was giving HER babies their shots at their check-up. She kept telling Holly to "stop!" Then she tried to rub Marshie's back to soothe her. It was just so sweet.

And just so she's not left out, here's her little picture. lol