Friday, October 23, 2009


As I suspected, my little girls are not very little at all.

They are both (give or take a small amount) 34 pounds and 37 inches tall.

Off the charts. Over 95th percentile for height and weight.

It's awesome. The pediatrician said they are growing great... do you think??? They were THREE POUNDS and like 17 inches long when they were born. They definitely caught up.

She did say she thought we should switch to 1% milk though. Which is PROBABLY a good idea.

The doctor wasn't concerned with Charlotte's talking, since she does talk and her words are very clear. She said give her a little time, she will probably have a word explosion within the next few weeks.

I can't tell you what it feels like to walk out of a doctor's appointment with NO problems, no follow ups or worries. Where everything is fine. It feels impossibly wonderful. I'm not sure when I'll be able to take the girls to the doctor and not feel an impending sense of doom, not be waiting for the bad news.

They do look awfully healthy though, that's for sure.

Katie has a crazy love of hot spinach artichoke dip. No, really, she does.

LaLa and her favorite, mac and cheese. Not sure if this is a face of bliss or too much macaroni.

Another favorite food, ketchup. Please notice the spinach dip covered fingers.

What? Dessert?? OKAY!

Now, about the Bump Blog Contest. What a mess.

When I received the email from them last night telling me what happened it was not a shock to us at all. The contest had been hacked!! REALLLLY? You mean the fact that a couple of the blogs (NOTE MINE, just by the way) got almost 700,000 votes between them overnight was not legitimate? That's shocking. I had told PJ that afternoon, forget it.... we're done. This is ridiculous and unfair and I don't want anyone else wasting their time on it. I feel terrible about all the time and energy so many of my friends and family expended on voting.

I think the new version of the contest (where people submit a note about their fave blog and the Bump Editors will decide the winner) is much better, much fairer, and more about the best blog and not the most obsessive voters. But I won't ask anyone to do anything else, because you have all already done far too much. I was (and still am) THRILLED to have won the Multiples Award. Reading some of the things people wrote about this blog literally brought me to tears. Such amazingly kind words. I am really really touched and again already feel so lucky. I have already won a thousand times over.


Tracey's Life said...

You win because you are a wonderfully kind and caring and compassionate Mom, with two of the most beautiful little girls and a wonderful angel baby Jack.

Your beautiful spirit always shines through as you talk about your struggles, your triumphs and your pain around Jack.

You won because you are you!

God Bless

Jennifer said...

WOW! Your girls ARE ginormous! And darling. :) By comparison, my 4 year old (5 in January) is 39 inches and 32 pounds.

Congrats on such healthy cute girls.

Rebecca Nixie said...

So glad they are healthy...and GINORMOUS!!!

Sorry to hear about the Bump contest...what some people will do to win!! I was one of those "obsessed voters" deserved the win!!

Pyjammy Pam said...

oh my gosh, megan, i noticed the other day the voting was up to 300k and i was GLAD i wasn't in it! :P but the new way is much better. :) and for the record, i think a nestie SHOULD win. not some random dude or whatever who has a lot of fans because chicks think he's hot.

Sarah said...

OMG - This is the first I've heard about the hacking!

That's great that the girls are so healthy. Love the pictures - they look so cute.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Congrats on winning the multiples award!

Your girls continue to be adorable. I am thrilled for you on the healthy checkup and the "catchup" of grwoth. Yea! :)

ccdean said...

Love the new pictures, their faces say a lot about their personalities. They make the funniest faces. I am impressed with their weights. My littlest one is probably only 24pounds....WOW, what a difference.

Star said...

I started reading your blog months before my husband died (Summer 08) and just sobbed. After his death, I felt like you got it. Your blog expressed my feelings. Yes, different grief but still a grief of unfulfilled dreams and undone plans. Thanks for still writing.

Anonymous said...

Okay. I just have to tell you how much I adore your girls and I don't even know you. I received a link to your site when you needed prayer at their birth. Of course I became attached and stayed. I have four kids between the ages of 8 and 12. Your girls picture's crack me up. I love that you don't post the most positively perfect pictures like some bloggers do. You can just see their personality oozing out of them in their pictures. I LOVE the one of one of the girls (can't keep my own kids straight so shouldn't expect that I can keep yours straight!!) at the park and your one daughter is parked on the bench DYING of the heat. SO FUNNY. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I still pray for you to this day and love to check in from time to time to read your awesome commentary and see their adorable faces!