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Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's too loud!

We moved! Yup and still managing to keep ourselves sane. The kids took the move well....I guess. Moving day was the longest day of my life. The kiddos got up at 7:30 and we never looked back. They managed to skip naps and make it to bed late. Our first day here was the second longest day of my life. CRANKY PANTS EVERYWHERE!! So today was our third day was not too bad. Drew is bored, and the babies well...they are starting to entertain themselves. My goal tomorrow is to unpack toys.

We did go for a walk in the neighborhood today. We only saw half of it. It's beautiful when your not driving and multi-tasking. I met a few more of the neighbors. They are wonderful. One of them brought brownies. YAY! Drew loves the yard. It will be a little better once we get his swingset over here. That should be the only thing left at the old house....other than Kiersten Mae; his best friend.

Since we've moved we've had quite a few laughs. First off, Drew was talking about his birthday....not something Brian and I have brought up. He said he wants a swimming party. Pretty do-able...I think. The babies like water and Drew is part fish. So tonight as Brian and I were putting together the china cabinet we hear Drew say "Lets sing the birthday song!" He never did sing it, but he kept on about his birthday. By the way it's still 3 months away.

Brian and I decided that for the evening we would turn off the chime sound for the alarm. I take Drew to bed and come down to Brian pressing buttons. (It's 11:30pm) He pressed the wrong button and all you hear is the alarm in PANIC MODE. Neither of us knew the code....Thank goodness in was shuffled in the paperwork we had from closing. Luckily no one has called the cops and shown up. I'm thinking the SOLD sign in the front yard saved us. Trust me we now know the code. :)

Hopefully new house pics to come. I need to unpack the mountains of stuff out in the garage.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

All these...yes!

I like all these names.....yes, these names. Drew is telling me what to write. He wants me to type right here. He's so fascinated by typing and computers. He certainly makes me smile at the end of a long day. Even after the emotional week we had last week.

Maddox is doing much better. He is constantly laughing and playing like there is nothing wrong. He has finished his antibotic, still taking his albuterol, pulmicort and singular. It's very time consuming along with his occupational therapy and respiratory therapy. It isn't leaving much time between to keep packing and playing with the kiddos. It's making me really sad.

Jack is crawling army style all over the house. Emma is still just rocking, but she laughs histerically at herself. Maddox and Parker are still working hard at sitting. Maddox rolls all over the house, but Parker is still pretty immoble.

We are almost ready to move. Thursday is approaching fast. Just a few little last minute things left. I am praying for a smooth transition. My goal tomorrow is to take apart four cribs. It could be very interesting. Not much else going on, just work and moving. We all go to be pretty early these days.....after all WE ARE EXHAUSTED!!

If your brave, come watch the kiddos for a while so WE CAN NAP!
Hugs to all.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Neb me!!

Well, it seems like I've traveled this road before....oh wait, I never got off the exit!

I took Parker to see the Nephrologist today (Kidneys), and Maddox to the Pulmonologist(lungs) today. Parker got a wonderful report. His kidneys looked great. I knew going in the Maddox wouldn't come out with flying colors but wasn't expecting the news I got. Maddox has been sick quite frequently since he escaped from PICU last spring. Constantly snotty, coughing, wheezing, ear infections and more. We took him to see our pedi this past week because he was sick. We had been using the nebulizer, giving him antibiotics and reflux meds. He seemed to be making progress.

Boy was I wrong! It turns out he never really recovered from Metopneumo Virus(RSV). It apparently triggered severe reflux and possibly allergies to something unknown. We are waiting to see the GI specialist, allergist, and Speech Therapist to see how bad the damage is to his esophagus and the lining in his lungs and sinuses. The pulmonologist thinks he's possibly aspirating reflux which is making his lungs worse leading to inflamed tissue in other areas and it's just running in circles in his body so he can't fully recover. Once they find the culprit of his recurring pneumonia issues he should be on the road to a full recovery. It's getting there I'm worried about. There are a lot of tests involved and they hope to complete it all in the next month. As if I didn't have enough going on.

I will try to keep you updated on Maddox, we are in full moving mode so it may be a week or so before I am up and running again. We can't wait to be settled in the new house! Just one favor....send Maddox lots of prayers and hugs, he's got a long way to go.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lysol me!

I feel cold and flu season coming in full force. I was hoping it would wait a little longer considering it's been so hot. It started with me, now Drew has it, and it won't be long before everyone else has it. Drew was in bed this morning and said "Mommy I have a boo boo in my mouth". I knew right away...he had a hoarse voice and was kind of whinning about it. We got out the flashlight and sure enough his throat was red. We went to take a shower and snot poured out of his poor little nose. A dose of tylenol and two movies later he is still on the couch.

Emma and Jack are both about to crawl. Jack has been able to get on all fours now for a few weeks but hasn't figured out how to coordinate his hands and legs. Emma just figured it all out last night. She was sitting next to me and rolled over to her belly. Pushed up on all fours and then started rocking. She was laughing histerically. It will be interesting to see who really figures it out first.

Brian and I are gearing up for the big move. I have been trying to hold off on cleaning out the kids wardrobes and just doing it while we are moving. It's only 12 days away! With the rain today I really struggled to find something that was warm enough. Guess I need to be checking that 10 day forecast! I still have a bunch to pack, but putting it off as long as possible. It's strange being a procrastinator.

I will try to keep this updated but with this bug going through the house and the move it will be a challenge.

Friday, September 3, 2010

We're looking good!

I took the squad in for their 9 month check-up today. They are doing well. Happily entertained and chatty.

Maddox 15lbs 3oz and 25inches
Parker 17lbs 3oz and 26 1/4 inches
Emma 16lbs 7oz and 26 inches
Jack 16lbs 2oz and 26 inches

Emma and Jack are being referred to Riley for reflux and the Dr. gave Maddox 2 weeks to clear up with allergy meds. If that doesn't work then he will be referred to an ENT for adenoid removal. But otherwise the kiddos are good.

Parker woke up this morning chatting up a storm. Papa will be excited when he hears that he can say "pa, pa, pa". Everyone can say "ma" and "ba" which is exciting...but no "da" yet. Sorry Brian!

We are getting ready for the big move...ONLY 20 MORE DAYS! I kinda dread it because I don't know what to expect moving with 5 babies. I hope I can get some help!!
Well it's time for dinner for the babies. Macaroni and cheese and strawberries with bananas.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Were 9 months old!!

I remember thinking last year at this time that I would be busy with babies. I didn't think I would be this busy though. I'm about to start making notes in my planner to remember to do the laundry and the dishes!

This month is going to be super busy. We have the pediatrician, Pulmonologist, Nephrologist, Developmental Specialist, new house closing, moving, a trip to Wisconsin, and work in between. YIKES! I am feeling a bit torn on keeping the appt. with the Developmental Specialist. I understand why we do need to see him, but I don't agree with it. My children were born 11 weeks early, they are behind developmentally. I don't see any signs of any severe conditions, and they all have therapy through First Steps. We see our pedi for their scheduled check ups. I guess I'm saying I don't feel the need to pay 8 separate co-pays (one for each child for the Specialist, and one for each child to see the therapist on his staff). Plus, they do standardized testing on the babies. It's completely unnecessary and invaild in my eyes. My children aren't expected to catch up until age 3...why waste my time and money when I know where they are developmentally? Tell me what you think, I'd like to know how some of you feel about this.

Drew spent last week with Grandma and Papa; he had a blast. Brian said he kept cracking up. Drew would come and sit on his lap and look at him and say "Daddy, you're cute, I love you!" You can tell what Grandma was telling him all week. :)
He has been quite hilarious this week. Drew told me last night "Good grief Mommy".
He also told me that Daddy drove fast in Mommy's car on the way to the park yesterday....I love the things he says. He's too cute.

We visit the pedi tomorrow so I will try to give baby info soon.