Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter All!! I hope your day was blessed with fun and family.

Here are a few pictures of the boys' second Easter! This one was better than last year (they were sick last year). They are having fun playing with their toys from the Easter Bunny (they got 3 baskets!! EACH!!)

Alex


Grant

Ethan

Mommy helping with some of the baskets

Daddy helping Alex with the baskets

Ethan

Grant and Ethan

Alex

Our little family....

They just wouldn't sit still for a good picture...

This one and the one at the top of the blog are my favorite family pictures from today! Don't we make a good picture!?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

All 3 Walking

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

fun with alex and jet

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Ethan's walking all over now

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Sorry for the run of videos. I finally figured out how to load them from my phone!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ethan walking!!!

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alex saying uh-oh

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Ethan standing on his own in the middle of the floor. He took 5 steps on his own today while the physical therapist was here. He was showing off!

Alex

Grant likes to watch the bowls spin like this. I don't know why, but he does.

The boys got a present from Nana MJ and her husband. It came in this really big box. Grant liked playing in the box best.

Alex playing wither the doorbell on their new playhouse!!!

Ethan got his turn too. So far Alex is the only one that actually goes in!!

Pool time again. I put it in the garage cause its too windy for outside just yet. Can you tell Alex and Ethan apart??

Sunday, April 10, 2011

almost 20 months old...

Where has the time gone? They were just in the NICU what seems like yesterday. Now they are becoming little boys.

Here is a picture of them sitting in their chairs. I need a little table to go along with these. Order is Ethan Alex then Grant.

Friday, April 1, 2011

here we go again (not an april fools joke)

The boys are sick again, mainly Grant, but they don't feel good. We are at home though!!! We have had some problems with keeping food down, but not too much with the breathing right now.

Ethan is probably doing the best. He threw up a bit last night but that was cause I was suctioning his nose and he didn't appreciate it. He is on antibiotic right now for an ear infection we caught a week ago. So I think that is why he is doing better than the other two.

Alex isn't doing too bad either. He just gets to coughing and gags, then you know what happens. They are all taking fluids just fine so I'm not as worried about dehydration as I was before. He is a happy little boy other than a bit of congestion, funny nose and a cough. They aren't deep coughs either. It's more a cough cause their noses are draining so much.

Grant feels the worst right now. He is working a bit hard to breath so we put him back on o2 while sleeping. I don't want him getting so bad we have to go back to the hospital. Luckily we still have the o2 stuff here. The company hasn't come back for it yet. Otherwise he is eating fine and keeping his food down. Just the cough/drainage irritates him.

So, I guess I shod update you a bit on what has happened since my last post. Ethan got out of the hospital on the 17th. They all were on o2 till Tuesday of last week. We went to our Pediatrition and she said Grant and Alex could come off. Ethan went to his pulminologist on Thursday of last week and she said to keep him on it for a few more weeks and then we'd do a pulse-ox study to see if he can come off. We are fine with that.

She referred us to go see a GI doctor for Ethan though. She doesn't like his lack of weight gain but isn't convinced it is due to lack of o2. She thinks it might have more to do with reflux. Who knows. We will go see him on April 5th.

I am not sure his lack of weight gain is completely reflux or o2 related. You should see him... he is constantly moving!!!! He never stops!!!! I think he just burns tons of calories and just doesn't eat enough to offset that. He is on a very fortified diet. He gets butter, oils, peanut butter, and carnation instant breakfast in every milk(a full package). I don't know how to get anymore calories in him. He will not snack like his brothers and he eats like a bird. I have even tried feeding him more meals and he just throws if he gets too full. Who knows... we'll see what the GI doc says.

So that's all for now. Prayers again for health are much appreciated. We need to get well soon cause we are all getting cabin fever.