At first, we were to little and sleepy to feed the way we were supposed to. So our dad used this finger feeder thing and we had to suck on his finger like Charley is doing here. Luckily, he was pretty good about washing his hands before it was time to eat.
We can't decide if we like baths or not. On the one hand the warm water is very nice. On the other hand, all the grabbing and pulling is sometimes annoying. Charley lets mom know that bath time needs to be over soon.
However, after a bath we are usually very relaxed. Sometimes we think that's a good thing for us, but we know it's always a good thing for mom and dad. Jax is very relaxed after this particular bath.
We sincerely hope this is the only time our "new" parents dress us exactly alike. They told us we had to wear the matching clothes just for this picture. Our "going home" picture, Charley on the left, Jax on the right.
Where do we begin with this one. It's our first moments outside and we get it. We're twins wearing Twins hats and covered in Twins blankets. Very funny. We endured it anyway, Charley on the left and Jax on the right.
Finally at home, Jax on the left and Charley on the right, we're all swaddled up, getting ready to peacefully doze in our new, much more comfortable surroundings.
Between visits from nurses and doctors, we pretty much just hung out in the hospital room with our the our mom and dad. We spent a lot of time sleeping, being born is really hard work. One of the best spots, as Jax found out, is laying on our dad, Jason.
Sometimes, people would come to our room who were not nurses or doctors. These people are called grandparents, their real names are Bruce and Teena, and they are our dad's parents. Although we are twins, a short comparison reveals we look and act very different.
Some people are a little more reluctant to hold us. We are tiny, Charley weighed only 5 lbs 6 oz and Jax was just 5 lbs 9 oz, but we are tough. The one they call our uncle Tyler, our dad's brother, and his girlfriend Jill, warmed up to us quickly.
The next couple days, all they did was poke and prod us. They made us get all these shots and tests. Just look at Jax ...
... then there was this stuff they spread over our eyes. You can see it on Charley in the back. It didn't really hurt but it sure felt funny.
After the doctors were all finished, they finally left us alone. We got used to being nearly naked all the time. At least we got to wear diapers. We think it was more for everyone's protection than our warmth.
It was a long night but Beki, our mom, did an amazing job. Here we are with her, just after birth, Jackson, a.k.a. Jax, on the left and Charley on the right.
It was a little scary at first, Charley, who was born at 10:15 am, screamed a lot. Jax, who was born at 10:27 am, had to get some oxygen before meeting mom and dad. We were a little cold and that whole breathing thing was weird.
Once everything settled down, we were back together again. Our dad, Jason, learned quickly how to change our diapers and get us tightly swaddled. Here we are, Jax on the left and Charley on the right getting a much deserved nap.