Cooper and Carter are officially 6 months old (as of yesterday)(I was too tired to post this then).
They have been sick almost four months out of the six and it has really been a rough road - not to mention an expensive one with all the doctor visits and meds. But, alas, we've made it to six months. As of this writing they are seemingly getting over their bout with constant bronchiolitis. The poor guys have had a rough time of it. They've endured occasional fevers, massive amounts of mucus in their little lungs which makes it very hard to take breaths in and out (not to mention it sounds horrible to say the least), sore throats from coughing, hoarseness from coughing, body aches which made them almost completely limp while moaning in pain, and severe (read: SEVERE) coughing. They have suffered in the sleep department because of all of this as well - as have Miranda and I. For those of you who know what bronchiolitis is, you know how scary it can be for both baby and parents alike - especially first-time parents like us. Cooper even had to be hospitalized once because of it. See pic below...
But a friend recommended a good allergy/asthma doctor in Birmingham and he immediately placed both boys on 5 different meds each. And now, a little over a week later, both boys are almost back to normal. Carter still has a little cough only because he started his meds about 3 days later then Cooper. Please pause to say a quick prayer asking God to let them stay healthy from here on out. :)
Accomplishments Reached at 6 Months:
The boys can roll over from their front to their back.
They can aaalllmost roll from back to front.
They smile when we walk into the room.
They are putting everything (read: EVERYTHING) in their little mouths.
They are eating cereal and stage 1 baby foods.
They are loving their walkers and exersaucers.
They can almost sit up without support.
They are just starting to make funny faces.
They still do not sleep through the night. But they do go all night without eating if they take a full 8 ounces before bed. The only reason they wake up is either because they lost their pacifier or because they've rolled from back to front and their little arm is caught underneath them. Sometimes they don't want to go right back down to sleep so we either get up with them for a few minutes until their heads start bobbling or we put them in the bed with us. (I know, both are bad. We're working on it.)
You can tell they are twins. Not just because of the obvious... but because of the things they do. Check out this pic taken this week at daycare...
They're already getting a little mischievous. They tell secrets to each other. God only knows what they're saying...
And here's one last random pic of them laughing and having fun. The amazing ladies at daycare snap pics for us pretty often and send them via pix messages to our phones so we can see something cute or new...
It has been the greatest 6 months of my life so far and I look forward to every minute in the future with these two little turkeys. They are our reasons for being. Just to see them smile brightens even the darkest days. When they were really sick they would still smile through the pain and it brought tears to my eyes. If they can smile being as sick as they were, we all can.
We love you, boys!
Daddy and Mommy