As promised...a new picture...
It occurred to me that I never gave the results of the head ultrasounds. Before I get into that, let me just say: THEY WERE WONDERFUL getting their tests done. The tech let them stay in their car seats and I just held their heads still. They were definitely curious as to what that cold gel was on their head, but for the most part, sat pretty still on their own.
At one point, Cole grabbed the tech's wrist and tried to pull it down so he could eat what was in her hand. I guess the probe looked like an ice cream cone to him!
Part of the reason for my delay is because the diagnosis sounds scary - but it's not! Ava & Cole were both diagnosed with "External Hydrocephalus". Sounds bad, right? But it isn't. I can't find a link that describes it completely, so I'll just tell you what I remember the doctor saying. Keep in mind, there were 1000 things going through my head after those 2 words came through the phone. The doctor sort of sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher until she said, "I'm not worried at all and we won't even be checking them again. This will go away on it's on by the time they're two." Other words & phrases that I heard, "Just explains why they have larger heads...not interfering with brain growth or activity...they're fine...you probably had it too..."
So, in a nutshell, we've got big heads! Not exactly "Breaking News". I mean, have you seen the size of MY melon?
As you can tell from the picture, we are all pulling ourselves up to the standing position. It makes for A LOT of fun at bed & nap times. Eli & Cole tend to stand in their cribs and "talk". A few times, I have had to separate them by putting one (usually Cole) in the pack & play in my closet. It's a whole new ballgame now, baby! Craziness has definitely settled in at the Higby Household.