Sunday, July 16, 2006

Peanuts In The House!

I have been off-blog for several days, but for a good reason - I had been spending 12-hour days at the hospital with LA and Rex...the Peanuts have arrived! Yes, my first nieces, Kyra and Ally, were born at the very same minute (nice work, Dr. Bliss*, on foreseeing future arguments over who was born first and promptly eliminating the issue altogether) on July 12th. Are they identical or fraternal? Well, we don't know for sure yet (awaiting the test results), but we suspect they are not identical, because Kyra looks like Rex and Ally looks like LA. Mommy and both nuts are doing well, and Daddy is holding up, too. They are so freaking cute, I can't stand it! All I can to is stare at them for hours. I mean, look at this!

Ally and Kyra

At birth Ally and Kyra weighed 6 lbs, 6oz and 5 lbs, 2 oz respectively, but have since lost a little weight and are now around 5 lbs, 15 oz and 4 lbs, 15 oz respectively. They are both so little (especially when swaddled into little peanut burritos) they sometimes sleep together in the same bassinet, which is over the top cute! If I bound off Carmelita today, she could easily be a blanket for two swaddled, newborn twins. :)

We just can't get over how tiny they are. They are swimming in their newborn diapers. It will also be a little while until they will fit into these, but I couldn't resist.

* Yes, LA's OB's name is really Dr. Bliss. Don't you love it?

13 comments:

Disentangled said...

Such cutie pies!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

They really are adorable.

And, funny thing I learned recently about twins that fits here, too. I had no idea that one often weighs a decent amount more than the other. What a hog, huh?

The weight loss is normal, which I'm sure they've told your sister. It starts to pick back up soon after birth.

Cute names, too. We're having so much trouble with the name thing (as always). Anyway, congrats to your sister from someone in blogland that she doesn't even know exists. Job well done!

margene said...

Oh my! They are so tiny and so sweet. Enjoy the new little beings.

Shelley said...

Congratulations on being an Auntie! It's the best!! And they are very very cute!

crzjane said...

Such precious little ones. They will grow quickly, too quickly.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Congratulations! They are adorable.

Julia said...

Those have got to be the most insanely cute babies ever. My god. Lucky you to be an auntie and a source of teeny tiny handknits!

--Deb said...

Aww! I stopped by for the Amazing Lace pitstop, and oh, how glad I am--what adorable little twins you've got there! Aren't nieces wonderful?

Oceania is just lovely, too--it looks great on you!

Monica said...

Thanks for your comment! I wouldn't wish this heat on anyone. :)

Your nieces are so adorable.

Carrie said...

Congrats! They are so cute! My twin sister and I were born 28 yrs ago on July 13 (but we were five minutes apart.) Surely fights will be prevented because they were born at the same time! :)

amanda cathleen said...

They are so cute! I totally understand about the shirts, I don't think I would have been able to pass them up either : )
I could stare at them all day too!

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on the Peanuts! They are adorable. I've got a set of peanuts myself, but they were born 12 years ago and are quite a bit bigger than your nieces (they started out at just about the same weights though). There is nothing like snuggling with those little sweeties. Enjoy it! I kept my girls in the same crib for quite awhile, I found they soothed each other. All sets of twins are different though, so what works for some, may not work for others.
Wish the new parents the best for me and enjoy those babies!

Nancy said...

Dying of the cuteness. It should be illegal. There has got to be a state where its illegal.