One month checkup

Hunter & Grace had their one month checkup today.  Both passed with flying colors.  Dad was a little concerned about Gracie not eating as much as her brother.  But, she's gained over an ounce a day since the two week checkup.  So, she's doing fine.  And, Hunter?  Well, he's a little eating machine! Hunter is now 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches.  Gracie is now 9 pounds, 6 ounces and 21.25 inches.  Weeds they are.  Beautiful, flowering, happy little weeds! Gotta run.  One of the weeds is crying.

Announcing Hunter and Grace

<< Hunter O'Neil Ridlehoover was born today at 8:21 AM.  He weighed four pounds, fifteen ounces and measured seventeen and three quarters inches.  Hunter's name comes from his parents' middle names, which are both family names.  Hunter is Jill's mother's maiden name.  And, O'Neil goes back four generations on Alan's side.
>> Sarah Grace Ridlehoover was born today at 8:22 AM.  Gracie weighed seven pounds, fourteen ounces and measured nineteen inches.  Gracie's name comes from her parents' maternal grandmothers.  Jill's grandmother was Sarah Doris.  Alan's grandmother is Annie Grace. Glutton for cute baby pictures? Get your fix.

Pink or blue?

Well, this past Thursday, Jill and I had hoped to learn what gender our twins are during our monthly ultrasound. Jill was just finishing her 16th week, which is a little early to tell gender. Most singleton pregnancies don't learn gender until the 20th week. But, then, most singleton pregnancies aren't seeing the ultrasound technicians every month. Here are some pictures from our 10/18 ultrasound (click to enlarge):
If you paid close attention to the notes on the left hand side of the images, you saw the XX and XY references and now you know that we're expecting both pink AND blue! We couldn't be happier!