Caden Marek was born on April 14th, 2010 @ 1:43. He weighed 5lbs15oz and was 18.3" in length.

Kaleb Marek was born on April 14th,2010 @1:45. He weighed 5lbs1oz and was 18" in length.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Long lost updates

Sorry we have not sent out any updates, life is wild! Here are a few pictures and updates:

Kaleb is 13 lb 4 oz and Caden is 12 lb 13 oz. They are the happiest, most amazing kids! All they do is smile and laugh. They started on ride cereal 2 weeks ago, but Kaleb did not do well with it, so only Caden gets it now. They started on peas last night, and Kaleb did better than Caden!

They go to the gym with Mommy and/or Daddy 5 days a week and play in the nursery. They enjoy it there. They also enjoy the nursery at our church on Sunday mornings!

Caden says hi and mimics stuff we say and do...Kaleb just laughs and tries to talk.

They sleep 10 hours a night and once we put them to bed, they put themselves to sleep. When they wake up in the morning, they play and babble to each other until Brandy comes in to get them. They don't scream or cry, just play and laugh.

Brandy is back to Salsa dancing and Racquetball all the time, but can't find anywhere to rock climb. Brandy also started a new job this week, so Justin stepped down to part time at work.

Caden's neck still hangs to the right, which is called torticollis. He starts physical therapy next week for that.

Caden went to the cardiologist last week to check on his heart. He goes again in 6 months, but the doctor wants Kaleb and Brandy to get checked out as well since it's hereditary. Justin got checked out 4 years ago since his dad had a heart problem, so we know Justin is good to go!

Things are great here! We miss you all!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Do you see how dedicated Justin is to playing video games? 2 babies do not stop him!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sorry the updates are not Justin went back to work, I have found myself with less time than I ever thought possible!

Boys are great! Kaleb is no longer crying so much...he smiles a ton and he laughs too! He rolled over a few weeks ago and I got a picture of him in the act!

On June 14, when the boys were exactly 2 months, they had their shots. They did good and slept a lot. Caden was 8lb 11oz and Kaleb was 8lb 4oz.

They have become more aware of each other and of their surroundings. Kaleb plays well on his own, but Caden gets upset if he is not being held.

We try to get out of the house often, but the boys get overheated, so we only go to people's houses where they can stay cool.

Even if I can't get on to type updates, I will try to post pictures every few days.

Love you all! Thank you for the prayers, gifts and meals!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

life with the boys

The boys are doing great!

We took Kaleb off thickener. We tried to wean him off, but it did not go well and he had to quit cold turkey. He was having problems digesting it. Now he is having no digestive problems, but he is having problems keeping it down. He is getting better day by day. We also put him on Zantac earlier this week to see if it helps him...the verdict is still out on this one. I posted a picture of Kaleb rolling over for the first time!!!!!!!!!!! He rolled over on Thursday, June 3. He was not happy about it at all, but we were so proud!

Caden is doing great and is so happy to not be in the hospital. He loves tummy time and playing. I posted a picture of Caden playing in something a friend got us. Caden started cooing earlier this week. It is so cute and so sweet!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Very opposite twins!

Not only do the boys look completely different, they act completely different. Here are a few examples.

Kaleb is super strong and can push and hold himself up on his legs when being held. He kicks and throws his arms around a lot, but does not like to grip people’s fingers. Caden is strong, but lazy. If you hold him up, he curls his legs up. He does not throw his arms around and he loves to grip people’s fingers.

Kaleb loves to be swaddled tightly all day long. He loves swings and his chair that vibrates. He likes to lay on his back only. Caden does not like any of these things. Caden loves to lay in his carseat, on his stomach and side and on his boppy. He also likes his crib. Kaleb does not like any of these things.

Kaleb cries a lot. Caden just chills. Caden absolutely loves to be hugged. Kaleb loves to be set across his daddy’s chest while swaddled. Caden is not a fan of swaddles, but wants to be hugged with a blanket lightly over him.

Kaleb’s grunts sound like a laugh or a machine gun. Caden actually grunts and snorts like a pig.

Kaleb’s eyes have no color yet, but Caden’s are a pretty blue.

As of last week, Kaleb now enjoys baths. Caden screams terribly during them.

When Kaleb is hungry, he screams until he gets food. He will not sleep for long before waking and he cannot stand it when his diaper is wet. He wets his diaper a lot, which may be why he wakes up often. Caden chills, even when he is hungry. He would sleep all night and day if we would let him.

Both boys do not enjoy diaper changes, but they are great on car rides and in the stroller. They are both in love with pacifiers!

Despite their differences, they are both sweet and very loving. Although Justin and I never sleep, we are having fun with them!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

happy circumcission day!

Caden got circumcised today since they could not do it in the NICU. They gave him tylenol which knocked him out all day. We have not had to give him anything...he is being a trooper! I guess it is not that big of a deal to him compared to what he's been through. The picture above is how he looked all day....passed out asleep!

My mother watched Kaleb for the day/night just in case Caden needed extra care today, which since Caden was so good, translated into much needed sleep for mommy!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

caden's news appearance

Link to Caden's news story