Our chunky monkey is two months old now! He measured 12 lbs 4 oz at his appointment right before he turned two months old. The pediatrician thought he was a 4 month old!!! He joked that I must be producing cream instead of milk. How embarrassing!
While she’s still just a little bitty ol’ thing, she’s growing rather impressively according to our pediatrician. She added another 26 oz in her 2nd month! A weight gain of 3.5 oz per week is average for breastfed babies, so I think she’s doing juuuuust fine in the food department. She’s still on the lower end of the growth charts (15th percentile for weight), but hey… she’s technically only 1 month old! 😉 The Kramp twins definitely don’t need a preemie conversion chart… just wait ’til you hear how big ‘little’ Liam is these days!
Hello out there, bloggy people. You’ve probably noticed that (other than Thursday’s post) I haven’t been blogging in the past few months. I don’t have any legitimate excuses for this. To be honest, I’ve been spending most of my time reading (again, see Thursday’s post).
I’ve also been spending some time gardening. You don’t have to garden long before you start to see strong spiritual parallels.
It turns out that once I make an effort to spend more time reading, it’s down the rabbit hole from there. I also signed up for Goodreads, and set a goal of reading 100 books this year, so that’s my new reading goal. It averages to about 2 books a week, and I’m ahead of schedule right now.
Becoming a widow at the age of 34 is sometimes too hard to even think about, but that’s the life God had for my mom. I always knew the sadness and pain we felt in our family with the absence of my father, but when I married I began to understand the depth of my mom’s trial even more. I’ve fallen more in love with Matt with each new challenge and each new triumph since the day we married. It’s hard to even fathom a life without him.
In the same way, my heart now aches even more for the pain my mother endured when she lost not one, but two babies.
I wanted to share my ‘twin tracker’ questions for anyone who was interested in doing their own pregnancy updates. These questions aren’t unique to a twin pregnancy, just pregnancy questions in general. There are lots of similar questionnaires floating around out there, but when I was wanting to begin my own there were no templates. So here’s a template for anyone who is interested in tracking their pregnancy on their blog!
I thought it would be fun to share a quick little collage of my twin baby bump progression. I didn’t take photos every single week, but fairly regularly throughout my pregnancy.
I didn’t take a ‘before’ photo, but week 13 is when I first felt my bump coming in… or so I thought. 😉 It’s kind of humorous looking at it now. Week 18 was my halfway mark. Week 22 my bump ‘popped’ and started to round out a little more. And week 28 was when someone finally noticed that I was pregnant! Although the comment went something like this “Whoa, I didn’t realize you were pregnant until you turned to the side… you’re one of those tricky pregnant women!” Haha!
One of my favorite parts of having people comment on my bump was when they asked me “Boy or Girl?” and I got to respond “Both”.