2nd Doctor’s Appointment

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anthony.silva — Tuesday, February 17, 2004 @ 12:03 am

The girls had their second doctor’s appointment today. Again, everybody is looking great. Mia weighed in at 5 lbs. 13 oz. and her sister was at 5 lbs. 11 oz. Both girls are right back on track after their week one weight dip. Must be all those bottles they down everyday. ;) They eat about an average of 6 times (each) a day. Phew!!

Today also marks the “official launch” of this website which we hope will serve to chronicle the growth and new events/milestones of our family!

1 Week Old!

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anthony.silva — Friday, February 13, 2004 @ 12:01 am

Today, the girls are offically one week old. What a week it’s been! Mommy and Daddy are quickly learning the ups and downs (mostly ups) of parenting. And from what we’ve been told from many other people, our downs aren’t even that bad. The girls routinely sleep 5-6 hrs per night and very rarely have any crying fits.

The ups, however, are more tremendous than we had ever imagined! These two little girls brighten our world beyond belief. Neither Mommy nor Daddy had any idea of how precious and wonderful they would be. They do something amazing (and lots of funny things, too!) everyday. Both girls, at one time or another have held their bottles up while feeding all by themselves (there’s a short video of Yasmine doing this on page 3 of her gallery). They can also grab onto Mommy’s or Daddy’s fingers and hold on tight enough to pull themselves slightly off the ground when we lift our hands. They’re getting stronger and brighter everyday!

1st Doctor’s Appointment

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anthony.silva — Tuesday, February 10, 2004 @ 11:59 pm

The girls had their first doctor’s appointment today. They weighed in at 5 lbs. 6 oz. (Mia) and 4 lbs. 14 oz. (Yasmine). It’s normal for babies to lose weight in their first week of life before they start ramping back up again, so no cause for concern. The doctor said they are both looking great and very healthy.

Unfortunately, they also had to go get their feet pricked to draw blood for a state-required blood test. :( That was not fun, but Daddy was there to hold their hands through it and Mommy and Grandma were there to comfort them afterwards.

Welcome HOME Mia & Yasmine!!

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anthony.silva — Sunday, February 8, 2004 @ 11:59 pm

The new family is now finally home! The girls (and Mommy) needed to stay at the hospital for 48 hrs (standard practice for twins). But now we’re home and showing the twins their new place to live. :)

Welcome Mia & Yasmine!!

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anthony.silva — Friday, February 6, 2004 @ 11:57 pm

After a PERFECT and what seemed like (to daddy, at least) almost effortless labor and delivery by mommy, we are proud to welcome Mia Isabella and Yasmine Eva into the world! Born at 2:00 and 2:07am, respectively, they both tipped the scales at 5 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 19.5 in. We are now anxious to get home and start our brand new exciting life together!