Ok - so Hannah woke up with the runny nose that Emily has been sporting the past few days. BUT - they slept through the night last night. I'm sure Hailey won't be too far behind on the cold wagon but hopefully it's JUST a cold and nothing else. The girls didn't get their H1N1 vaccines but they did get the seasonal flu vaccine. I'm hoping the doctors office has the H1N1 in this week. We held off on the vaccine last visit but now we've changed our minds (after doing more research)...and now they're out of the vaccine...lol.
We have the appt with the head surgeon on Friday for Emily and Hailey. Pete and I really haven't talked about it much. I think we're both pretty nervous about the whole thing. So much going on lately and this appt just crept up on us out of nowhere. We want to go away for Thanksgiving - but we might be sticking around nursing some post op children. We'll see.
Emily is talking more and more these days. She isn't 'using' her words - but she's repeating EVERYTHING! When I found out someone stole all 6 of our pumpkins (even the one's that they decorated with stickers and had their names on them in beautiful calligraphy thanks to Kristin) I said 'I'm so mad!' And Emily says 'Uh oh, Mama mad, uh oh'. It's cute. But really - I wasn't happy about the whole pumpkins being stolen. Grrrrrr. Punk kids. We even handed out candy on Halloween! We found the pumpkins...smashed to smithereens along with everyone else's pumpkins in the neighborhood. For some reason I'm finding it hard to move on from this...but I'll keep trying.
They can all JUMP off the ground! I'm proud of this...I don't know why but I am. Also - Pete bought them some flash cards last week and they're really getting good at identifying the pictures on the cards. We ask if they can find something and they sort through all of the cards and find it.
It's hard to know where they should be scholastically(?) and what they should/shouldn't be able to do. We only have the 3 of them and they're not in school/daycare. So we do a lot of reading and sometimes I feel like they're way more advanced in some areas and way behind in others. So we're working on the areas that we think they're behind.
Do we worry about anything specifically? Probably not. If I had to blurt out only one thing I worry about in excess it would be their health. They get a cold and I turn into the worst worrying mama ever. Do they have a fever? A rash? A cough? Is Hannah going to get croup again? Will Emily ever lapse back into her apnea episodes from a lowered immune system while she's sick? Will Hailey stop eating and lose weight (which she already can't afford to do!)? But I think this is all 'normal'. Every mom worries. Every mom wants the best for their kids and doesn't want to see them miserable. At least that's the way it works in our house anyway!
Oh and for the record...they ALL have daddy wrapped around their tiny little fingers.
Every. Single. One.
They're still in cribs and we've decided to keep them in their cribs until they figure out that it would be pretty easy for them to just climb out. Once they do that...we'll put their crib mattresses on the floor and take everything out of their room except bedding. They can have a field day at bed time - eventually they'll fall asleep right?
Their car seats are still rear facing. They can climb up into their seats by themselves so it's a game now - they get in the van and they get into whatever seat they want. They like to switch it up so lately they've all been in different seats. We can't turn Hannah and Hailey around yet because they're not yet 20lbs. Now the new recommendation is to keep them rear facing until they're 4 years old. We'll see how that goes...
We haven't started potty training yet. I think we'll buy them some potty seats for xmas and start orienting them to the idea gradually.
I guess that's it for now...(are you even still reading this long post?).