Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coming up to breathe... for a minute.

whew! has it really been that long? I feel like I am never going to get out of this thick haze called 2 new babies! we have been battling the sickness train for about 2 months now and the babies have had multiple ear infections requiring several antibiotics and finally 3 doses of the rocephin shot, and once that finally cleared, within a few days they both got croup and almost had to be hospitalized but luckily just had to have a few breathing treatments and be suctioned at the hospital. The croup cleared up after a few days but their poor little noses just had so much mucus it was hard for them to eat or breath! So we did EVERYTHING we could think of to help them, propped up the head of their cribs, constantly ran a cool mist humidifier, vapor baths... but the best thing that we found to help was using a little saline spray up their noses and we bought this electric nasal aspirator which is AMAZING! I was really sceptical and it looks and sounds a little scary, but it really pulls all of the mucus out (I know, only something a mother could be proud of... gross!) anywho. For right now all the sickness seems to be at a stand still for now.

On a happier note, the babies are growing like crazy! they have their 6 month check up coming up at the end of this month so I will post those when I get them. they are finally eating better!!! It has been such a hard struggle but they are finally eating at least 6 oz. four times a day, which is a huge improvement! I wish I could say such great results for their sleeping at night :( they are still getting up at least two times each in the night, and I have been letting them do their own thing in the night and not keep them on the same schedule, which sometimes works well because Lola will usually sleep a little longer than Oscar, but usually it just means that I am waking up 4 different times through the night to feed. I am open to any suggestions anyone has to help ease this a little?

I could go on and on about theses sweet little babies, but I am luck to even have a second to write this! Auggie just turned Three and is crazier than ever! he is such a handful right now! and Milo is eight and we are constantly swamped in all his homework, and its only third grade!

I wanted this.
But this is hard.

pictures that help it seem a little better...
Babies first attempt at eating rice cereal... didn't go so well. Maybe Oscar didn't like it because he had to wear a girl bib?

A little tummy time.

All the kids after tub (hence the messy hair)

babies after church
Where you can find me almost all day!
Mommy and Lola, thanksgiving day.


Priscilla said...

Your children are ALL so adorable!! I don't know how you do it!!!!

Rosie said...

They're so beautiful! Congratulations. And here's some big admiration and appreciation for all of your hard work, mom!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Thing 1 and thing 2 are hysterical, btw!!

Ashley said...

Your kids are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are gorgeous too, how did you do that so soon? I LOVE their thing 1 and 2 costumes!

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