With all the craziness of the "nurse" the last week, it took away from an actual mom's night out in San Francisco!!! I took my best friend for a night in SF. We went out to a dinner theatre for my friend Keri's birthday. We've been friends since college! A mom from my twins club had a certificate for a very reduced rate at the Hyatt in Union Square in SF that she couldn't use, so I quickly snapped it up. This was the sunset from our room before we left for dinner. And it was a weird, strange night in SF, where it was so warm you hardly needed a jacket.
Many of you know I started a local preemie support group. One of the moms (Lisa, on the left) who donated a ton of breast milk to Kaitlyn had a birthday party/mom's morning for her 2 preemies (they are not twins), but born a few weeks and 1 year apart. From the left, Lisa (mom to birthday boy preemies Angus and Craig), me, Sophie (whose 2nd daughter was born via surrogate early (28 weeks I think?), Kimberly (whose twins were born by a surrogate at 29w and sadly lost one of them 4 days after her birth and her surviving twin, Cammie, is still in the NICU, but due to come home any day), and Dina (who is holding her surviving twin Kyler, a 24 weeker). It's so nice to meet and spend time with all these mom's who understand. The birthday party was for not preemie moms and kiddos too, but it was nice to capture a picture with all of us. Kaitlyn had to stay home (as fear of others with colds and she had a fever).
See how Kaitlyn is looking at Markies mouth? This is very common, she rarely looks in your eyes, much preferring to look at mouths.
I've been trying to capture a picture of this for a while. Kaitlyn sticks her finger out to explore things - but she always uses her middle finger. It's quite funny!
Kaitlyn's fine motor skills are quite good. She can find and separate pages of a book to open.
This picture is about a month old. When Kaitlyn was first standing, she wanted no part of holding our hands to help her walk. We used a Johnny Jump -up sling doorway thing (we never used it as a johnny jump-up) Not sure how big a fan Kaitlyn was of the process.
This friend of mine (Heike) is actually the reason that Brian and I met. Heike and I played ultimate frisbee together and hadn't spoken in quite some time - with all that had developed in my life. Little did either of us realize, but we both had preemies! Her son Lukas was born at 32 weeks. He is only 8 months old in this picture and look how he is about the same size as Kaitlyn at 13 months adjusted!
My friend Sue gave us her little tricycle with a handle on it. This was K's first time.
Making her fish face with dad.