In the last month, the babies have learned so much. Every milestone they reach amazes me. As 1 pound babies, I wasn't sure if we would be able to watch them learn how to roll over, sit, crawl, stand up, etc. It is so different this time around. While it was fun and delightful to watch Brenna reach each milestone, it was also expected from the time she was born. There was no doubt that she would do those things. This time around, I am not only delighted when they learn something new, I am overcome with joy and a feeling of being blessed.
Cade sitting all by himself. He has become a lot more stable and can sit for a longer period without any support. We still have to be there when he topples over, but he is getting a lot better at sitting. Look at that smile; he is so proud.
Amazingly, he is generally pretty happy during his session. His therapist lets him set the pace, and she is very good with him. I wish she could move in and feed him every time. Maybe I should offer that - we have a whole upstairs she could use. Free lodging, all bills paid; just feed my kid!
Cade at home with Mr. Elephant. The fact that he is happily letting Mr. Elephant jiggle on his tongue is INCREDIBLE! Let me remind you for those who may have forgotten. He used to gag/cough when we would put anything even on his lips, i.e. pacifier, bottle nipple. We still have a loooooooong way to go before eating, but any progress is good progress. If a person takes "baby steps" to get to a goal, Cade takes "micro-preemie steps" to get to a goal which is appropriate and fitting for him.
Cade and Camdyn down on the floor after physical therapy.
Camdyn showing how she can sit all by herself too.
Now that the babies have better control, I can sit them in their bumbo chairs to play with Brenna. Here they all are in Brenna's new playhouse. Brenna is having so much fun with them now that they can at least sit by her. She has enough imagination for all three of them. I love listening to her play because she talks for herself, Camdyn, and Cade. So cute!
Camdyn showing how she can stand up like a big girl. Really I don't know how she does it on those tiny feet. She wears a size newborn-1 shoe. That would be like a 1 month old baby standing up!
Mommy and Camdyn
Mommy and Cade
Camdyn is such a girl! She can go from this (above) to this (below) in seconds. Too funny! She takes after her Mommy and big sister. Cade and Daddy are going to have to stick together with 3 women like this in the house.
Brenna, Camdyn, and Cade getting a wagon ride on the back deck from cousin Brylee.
I can't help but take a ton of pictures of them sleeping. They always look so adorable together. I'm sure they wish I would quit flashing the camera at them all the time when they are trying to sleep.