7.24.2007

Finally Posting :S

Sorry I'm behind. Story of our lives :)

For some reason my computer is wiggin' and on top of that I couldn't sign in to the blogger and the girls didn't allow me extra time to figure it out. I think I've got it working for the time being...

Okay, so: Last week on the 17th the girls had their 6 month check-ups and shots. Woo hoo. I LOVE when they get their shots. Soooo NOT. We get there, have to wait forever to get into the exam room and then the doc sends in two med students to do the entire exam (one taking notes) and then, an hour and a half later, the doc comes in and does HIS exam and THEN they finally got their shots. I'm sure you can imagine how happy they were at that point. (not to mention how happy I was). We got home from our 10AM appointment after noon and, of course, it takes days for them to recover from the shot's after-effects. Fevers, gas, canky's and all sorts of not fun stuff. Just two days ago Jordyn started feeling better. She's still not all that great. She is soooo restless at night and just cries and wants to eat constantly. So for that reason we have started SOLIDS!

Yes, that's right! Jordyn, our chunker baby, has started eating real food. Well, as real as runny rice mush can be. :) We gave it to her for the first time last night. She absolutely loved it and didn't want to stop. And is was smeared all over her face. (i will post the picture soon..i haven't had a chanc to download it). I wanted to wait until they were 6 months old from their due date (which was feb 5th---because their little systems are younger than their current age) but she just seemed ready. The doctor told us to start feeding them if we wanted, but, get this....he says "Oh yes, you can start feeding them breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice and 2 snacks a day, on top of the milk you are already giving them". Oh really, can I?? You want to come help me do it? Jeepers. I am just going to take it slowly and do things when I think they are ready. For instance, Jordyn is just eating rice cereal for dinner and sometimes, like today, she will have it for lunch too. I will probably start the other two on it next week. Then maybe the following week I will add some veggies and juice. I plan on making my own food so I guess I'd better get going on that! Don't misunderstand, I am way excited that they can eat, but I am a little hesitant about the extra work it will be for me. Selfish I know. But I am excited and it will be fun. Well, I've got a tired and hungry Jordyn in my arms so we're off to bed now.

7.09.2007

A few things

Today has been really good and not so good.

Avery is rolling all over the place. Instead of crawling, rolling is her main form of transportation. It's so funny. I love to see it. She also just wants to stand instead of sit. They can all roll from tummy to back and have for a while now. Ashleigh can get up on her knees really well and can almost roll over---- but only when no one's watching. The minute we look at her she stops and has this 'guilty' look on her face, like, 'uh oh--they saw me!'. She is the 'undercover developer' (as we call her). One day she will just do something out of the blue. We fully expect to one day say something to her and she will spout out full sentences or something. haha. Jordyn just wants to lay, but she is the longest sitter. She has no interest in walking yet. She is only just 'thinking' about crawling right now.

That was the good part of the day.

So, I have wanted to cook this specific meal since I saw it on Rachel Ray a few months back (i watch the food network at night because it's the only thing NOT showing infomercials after midnight). I have been collecting the ingredients for a while now and finally got all of them today (well, Tony got them). I started the pasta boiling and I started to heat the pan with the EVOO (nod to rachel) for the ground beef. In the meantime I was looking for one specific ingredient and couldn't find it. It turns out that they didn't put it into the bag at the store. Oh well...no biggie. It was just allspice. We can do without. SO I went to put the hamburger in the pan and HOLY MOLY. I guess it got overheated and when I put the beef in, it splattered everywhere, but mostly on my hands and a little on my shin. I instantly started to blister on my knuckles. I am so dumb. But OWWWWWWW it hurt (and still does). This is the first real meal I've cooked since before the girls were born and I was so excited to finally do it. Guess I'm out of practice. I've kept ice on it for most of the night but when I went to pick Avery up of the couch, I rubbed the skin right of one of the big blisters. Crimenies...that hurt. So now I'm all gauzed and taped and every time I go to use my hands, it really hurts.

So that was my day. Fun huh? Tony has the girls all laughing. So at least it's a good ending :)

7.08.2007

Doing Better

The girls are starting to feel better...thank heavens!!! They are still cranky and have low grade fevers, but miles better than it was. However, Tony caught some sort of bug---flu or some strain of the 'HFM' thing. He has had a high fever and chills and has just felt crummy for days. Poor guy. It's no fun having FOUR sick babies to take care of :) ...but it's got to be worse for them, so, I guess for that, I am grateful.

I am still working on getting 'the 4th' pictures ready. I will post them when I get a second :)

Thanks for all of the positive thoughts and messages! We are getting through it! Have a great day!

7.03.2007

I've jinxed us....

Why did I have to say it??

We spent 4 hours last night in the ER with Avery----the only one I said HADN'T made a trip back to the hospital since the girls were born. Well, now all three have done it. I guess she felt left out or something....you know, 'the other two had mommy and daddy time'---so why shouldn't she? sheesh.

She started having this weird crying/grunting/breathing thing, a fever and had a whole bunch of mucous in her nose, mouth and she threw up a huge amount. There was so much that she wouldn't eat or anything. She was doing this inconsolably for about 45 minutes. Sunday she was ok, just a fever (along with the other two). Then, yesterday she had two big spells so we called the doctor to see what we should do. By the time we heard back, it was after office hours. He scheduled an appointment for this morning, but said that if she did it again to take her to the ER. Well, she did and we went. They took x-rays and they were clear, but she had rapid breathing (about 75 breaths per minute--normal is 40-50). They gave her a breathing treatment with albuterol (spell?) and it cleared her airway but she was still breathing rapidly. They didn't seem too concerned, though. Then when we were ready to leave, she spit up more mucous and I noticed there were some tiny streaks of blood in it. I showed the doc and he swabbed it to see if there was blood in it (I totally see CSI and wonder if the swab will turn purple when dripped with that chemical). He came back and said it didn't change colors but to keep an eye open for more. Huh...ok...thanks. They sent us home with a home nebulizer (spell?) in case she had any more spells and said it was just a respiratory virus. (The same thing they told us about Ashleigh when we took her 11 days ago and also the baby that was behind the curtain next to us---hmmm. suspect).

Well, we took her in to the appointment at the docs office this morning anyway. We took Jordyn too because she still had a fever. (Higher than what normally comes along with teething). He looked at both and said "They have 'hand, foot and mouth'." Oh great. I guess it's a common childhood illness that causes a fever, a rash and lesions on the throat that you usually only get once in your life. How did the ER doctor NOT see the sores on Avery's throat? Whatever. Our doc said that Ashleigh probably had it too and that they were all going to get worse before getting better. The only thing we can do it medicate them for fever and pain and make sure they get liquids. This is on top of teething. Joy of all joys. Why does everything have to happen all at once?? Oh well...hopefully it will be gone by next Monday like the doc said. That would be nice. I'm just glad Tony's mom retired on Friday so she can be here to help with my extra-needy babies. I haven't slept more than a couple hours a night in about a week. I'm so tired. Actually, fatigued is the word. Thankfully, I was able to lay down with Jordyn once and Avery once today for a total of about an hour and a half. It has made a huge difference. Now I hope I can just get a shower in..haha. funny.

On a brighter note, I am working on getting their 4th of July photos taken...however, getting three babies to smile and be cute and happy when they have fevers and sore throats is not an easy task. But, I have the rest of today to try...wish me luck!!