Dear Phoebe & Xander,
Wow has time flown! You are now 2 months old! That also means you are technically “1 weeks corrected age…” It amazes us each day that you are still here. Truly. Our family is complete – even when you are both wailing as though we’ve never fed you in your life…
Daddy has officially gone back to work, which is sad for Abba. He misses him. And it’s also sad for Daddy as he misses you both throughout the day. Don’t worry, Abba sends him pictures and gives regular updates so that he knows how you’re behaving!
Phoebe – you’ve begun to fill out all of your preemie clothing, and even fit into some newborn-sized outfits! Totally cool! What’s not totally cool? How you’ve learned to cluster-feed. At 1am and 4am. But we got you! You’ve also filled yourself into a newborn-sized diaper and that’s pretty cool! You still have issues with suck/swallow and breath coordination, but going back to a preemie nipple has truly helped you. You’re taking more and more successful bottles (defined as how much she keeps down and no spit up!) and you’re filling out so nicely!
Xander – you’ve blown out of newborn-sized diapers and officially rocking a size 1. You also fit into 0 – 3 month clothing! You love to hold your poop for one or two a day – daddy and abba sure love to clean that mess up! And holy smokes you’re drinking 4oz bottles at a time, now! You’re such a big boy. You have also developed an unusual habit: crying in your sleep. And not little cries. Wailing as though you’ll never see milk again! They’re not quite night-terrors as you’re too young, but it is common among preemies. Never forget that Daddy and Abba are always right there for you. We’re never too far away!
Yeladim – we love you so much. These last two months have been emotionally, physically and mentally challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding job that there ever was. It’s an amazing paradox. We can’t imagine what our lives were like before you both were here…Until your third month birth celebration.
All our love,
Daddy and Abba