As I've mentioned everyday I get asked "are they twins?" and today I was asked it 4x. So now we just joke and say "in name only" which is SOOO true. I love this picture b/c it represents them well: Cally is just chilling while Rach is on the move.
It is interesting b/c for a while I've heard Cally has something called hypotonia which means his muscles are comfy bowl of Jello. Like you saw earlier this week he is making some FABULOUS progress and w/some more PT he will be kicking everyone's trash on the soccer field by the time he is Harmo's age. Rachy I just found out today that she might have hypertonia which is the opposite, it means her little muscles are tight like guitar strings. This explains why she walks w/her "virtual high heels" (she is always on her tippy toes), "kitty cat back" (she arches her back real tense sometimes), and has her "cheerleader arms". So far none of this has slowed her down so we are not too worried. With a little PT and some more baby massage I'm thinking it will be worked through pretty quickly. These little setbacks are common w/micro-premies.
I just think it is funny. One is 21 lbs and the other is a pip-squeak at 14 lbs. Cally LOVES to eat, Rach spits it out at my face. Cally sleeps 12 hrs at night and Rachey sleeps 10. Rachey naps like a rock star and Cally is a very tempremental napper. Rach can get tossed high in the air and screams w/laughter... Cally would scream and cry. Rach has to always be moving while Cally would prefer to lounge and watch some "Sponge Bob". Everything is opposite. Perhaps it is wierd b/c you always think twins will be on the perfectly same page but my babies are just not that way. I think it pretty cool though. I get to have 2 VERY unique and wonderful spirits to raise alongside their very unique and wonderful brother. They truly are twins in name only b/c the only thing they share is a birthday!