The time has flown by since we left the hospital, and tomorrow Drake and Kennedy will be 7 months old. Of course since they were born at 25 weeks, we are not at the typical 7 month milestones, but both are progressing nicely for their adjusted age. I always get confused as to the way the adjusted age is calculated, but they are somewhere between 3 & 4 months. Both babies are right at the 12 lb mark, and both wear 3 months clothes now.
Kennedy is very social and seems to be a true 7 months old in these skills. She talks up a storm, and she does not like to be left out of anything. She smiles all the time, and she knows her name. She rolls over, sits and stands upright with little assistance. She tries to help hold her bottle, and she holds toys and her lovie. She is really reaching for toys these days.
Drake is a little more shy, socially, than his sister. He is totally aware of his surroundings and who is in the house. He knows his name, and he knows voices of those who care for him. He truly loves to be held. He always seems to be lounging in a comfortable position. Drake is beginning to take more of his bottle by mouth, thus his time on the feeding tube is less than before. He is gaining neck and trunk control, and he holds on to toys.
Tonight is a big night in The Gilstrap Home--the babies are moving to their cribs from the Rock & Plays in which they have slept since we came home in November. I certainly hope they sleep as soundly as they normally do.
Brian and I feel that both babies are growing and developing well, and their pediatrician is in agreement, also. I love going to doctor's appointments and seeing them in awe of the progress of both babies. We have definitely come a long way from June 23rd, and everyday is a new adventure. We feel that we are a very blessed family!