Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year!

A belated Happy New Year to all of you, and an almost 8 week happy birthday to Sam & Jenna! Today is four weeks since we got home, and apart from an occasional thought of our month in India we are now very much settled and used to our new life in Atlanta.

Most importantly Jenna and Sam are doing great! We went to the pediatrician about 10 days ago for a weight check and Jenna was 7 pounds 2 ounces, Sam was closing the gap at 6 pounds 11 ounces. A very impressive jump from their birth weights of around 4 pounds 3 ounces! Each day they feel heavier for sure.

As you can tell, they are eating well and continue to be so good natured and easy going. We've had about 2 weeks of 6 hour sleeps for both at night (at the same time) so we really can't complain. Plus we've had a few milestones already - Sam is smiling which can melt your heart, and Jenna is not far behind. Both are more awake each day and definitely more alert, it's so fun to watch. And another major life event happened this week when two newborn size outfits didn't fit either one of them... a sure sign they're growing well! (I'm spending this weekend reorganizing their closets and washing all their 3 month clothes -  crazy!).

Other than that we've been very busy. I (Alan) am back in the office full time, Andrew has been working full time from home for now. We've had a lot of visitors and are so grateful for all the gifts, food, messages, and love from all of you. Andrew's brother Greg was with us for a week and was a huge help, and Andrew's parents were here for a week as well and also helped a lot around the house and with the kids. Between them all and my parents we've had a few breaks from feeding and just a 'mental nap' every now and again which was great.

Our next exciting time will be this evening when Michelle, our Au Pair, arrives. We are ready to welcome her into our family and she is excited to meet us too.

So next up is getting into a routine with Michelle here, life at work full time, and twin 2-month-olds... no shortage of fun to keep us busy!

For now, a few photos to help you enjoy your weekends. Love from us all.


Jenna enjoying an afternoon nap

Sam
Both looking very relaxed!


Sam in the bath

Jenna in her new, comfy chair
Sam's chair







14 comments:

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  5. I agree with you, but I'm curious: The most common objection I hear from people I know who are pro-life is that an impotent couple who wants a child can get the embryo implanted in herself. I maintain that it's wrong, but the recourse I fall back into is natural law theory when asked to explain (which is perfectly fine, but in my experience not that convincing). So are there any more concrete reasons to explain why that's wrong? Here i suggest peoples to go INDIA for IVF surrogacy, then you must search for Surrogacy India, Surrogate mother India, IVF India, IVF clinic India & IVF cost india. I found Go Surrogacy for this treatment in India. Hope you also like these.

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  6. Let's call it biological colonialism in reverse: Chinese couples are using IVF and rented American wombs to make new US citizens when the baby is born here. From the Global Times story: West Coast Surrogacy, in California, has worked with. If you are thinking to go INDIA for IVF surrogacy, then you must search for Surrogacy India, Surrogate mother India, IVF India, IVF clinic India & IVF cost india. I found Go Surrogacy for this treatment in India. Hope you also like these.

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  7. Fertility treatments have come up as a hope many couples. They have helped a lot number of people in bringing their bundle of joy in this world and attain motherhood. Though, it is said that not all fertility treatments are suitable for women who are trying to conceive. Treatments of fertility mainly depend on the cause, age, for how long one has been infertile and many other personal preferences.

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  9. Embryo donation is seen as an alternative route to pregnancy. It helps couples that would otherwise be unable to conceive, carry a pregnancy to term. A relatively new procedure, embryo donation involves using another couple's embryos in order to conceive. These donated embryos are then transferred into your uterus using frozen embryo transfer...


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  10. Embryo donation is seen as an alternative route to pregnancy. It helps couples that would otherwise be unable to conceive, carry a pregnancy to term. A relatively new procedure, embryo donation involves using another couple's embryos in order to conceive. These donated embryos are then transferred into your uterus using frozen embryo transfer...


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  11. Fertility treatments have come up as a hope many couples. They have helped a lot number of people in bringing their bundle of joy in this world and attain motherhood. Though, it is said that not all fertility treatments are suitable for women who are trying to conceive. Treatments of fertility mainly depend on the cause, age, for how long one has been infertile and many other personal preferences.

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  12. Fertility treatments have come up as a hope many couples. They have helped a lot number of people in bringing their bundle of joy in this world and attain motherhood. Though, it is said that not all fertility treatments are suitable for women who are trying to conceive. Treatments of fertility mainly depend on the cause, age, for how long one has been infertile and many other personal preferences.

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  13. I agree with you, but I'm curious: The most common objection I hear from people I know who are pro-life is that an impotent couple who wants a child can get the embryo implanted in herself. I maintain that it's wrong, but the recourse I fall back into is natural law theory when asked to explain (which is perfectly fine, but in my experience not that convincing). So are there any more concrete reasons to explain why that's wrong? Here i suggest peoples to go INDIA for IVF surrogacy, then you must search for Surrogacy India, Surrogate mother India, IVF India, IVF clinic India & IVF cost india. I found Go Surrogacy for this treatment in India. Hope you also like these.

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  14. Congratulations, your kids are looking cute. Enjoy the life with them.

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