Sunday, January 4, 2009

12 Week Old

Greetings from the tired ones!
I can't believe another week has passed already. Where does the time go? Oh yeah.....feed, burp, play, sleep, feed, burp, play, sleep...and when we have time, maybe watch some TV or hurry up and do an errand before they wake up for the next feeding. It is hard, I'm not going to lie...we have no time for ourselves or each other....and there is bickering because of the lack of sleep, but when Nick and I do sit down together to feed them, we look at them and can't believe that we created these beautiful, little babies all at once. Times are trying, but when we look at them, it all goes away and they are so peaceful....except for when Luke is crying, but even still....he is so handsome, I just want to eat him up!

My Grandmom is still here visiting and seems to be enjoying herself with the kids. She helps to feed them too. She seems to like the color white and loves formula perfume, because everytime she burps the babies, she seems to wear formula. They love to spit up on Granny! She thinks she's doing something wrong, but I told her she's not, they just love her that much!

We feel horrible that we haven't been up to see Ava as much, but since the others have been home, it's hard. We miss her so much! She is getting better and bigger (6lbs. 6oz.) and still looks great. They doctor said that it isn't the oxygen that is keeping her in the hospital, it's getting her to eat from a bottle and keeping it down. She spits up a lot and she can't seem to keep her food down. They know that she has acid reflux and sometimes the formula comes back up and goes down the wrong pipe, but she could be swallowing it all down the wrong pipe. They did a test on Friday afternoon to see if she is asperating her food. They put dye in her food and took x-rays to see if her food is going down her windpipe when she eats. If so, it is a developmental thing, they said and the only thing that can help right now is to thicken up her formula so that it doesn't go down the wrong pipe. I find out the results on Monday and I'll find out a little more then...stay tuned.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank my Mom and Dad for changing their lifestyle and giving up a lot to help us out. I don't know what we would have done, had they not been here. They get up at 4:45 am every morning to feed them so that Nick and I can get some sleep, not to mention all of the other feeds that they offer to do in between so that Nick and I can go out to eat once in a while or go run errands. My Mom helps with the laundry (and boy is it a lot when there are 4 babies) and makes a wonderful, delicious dinner just about every night. My Dad always offers to feed one. He is very good with them and you can tell how excited he is about them, but is very upset that Ava is not home yet. Soon! Very soon! I pray every night!

I guess I will talk to you all again soon! Have a great week. Enjoy the pictures....they are getting so big aren't they? I'll find out their weights and heights on the 19th. They have an appointment.


jag said...

Holy smokes, girl! You don't LOOK tired! LOVE the pic of you feeding Ava. You would NEVER know you're running after 3 babies at home! I love your posts so much. I feel like I'm reading a page out of our journal or something. My grandma left not long ago, and tonight, she was already planning her next visit for "next month, or maybe the end of this one..." You guys are doing such a good job. Remember that. We bicker too. It happens. It's those peaceful moments that let you take time to appreciate, and like you said, they're usually interupted by those LOUD cries. I wouldn't have it any other way and know you must feel the same. Hugs to you all!

Amy said...

You guys look great! I cannot even imagine your busy days! Thank God for loving parents! We are praying for Ava as well. She looks really good. I'm sure it is very hard for you guys to take care of the babies & try to visit Ava. You are all doing the very best that you can & that's all anyone could do! Hang in there. Kiss those babies & try to enjoy them as much as you can because before you know it they will be all grown up! Trust me! We think of you often & love these updates! Amy & family

Laurie said...

Happy New Year everyone. The babies are getting so big. I cannot get over Ava - she is so alert. Hang in there and try to nap every chance you get. Miss you all so much. Talk to you soon.
Love ya,

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