Man time has been moving so fast lately…I can’t believe the tots are almost 4 months old :0 Elliott’s surgery went well last week; in the end he had three hernias repaired. One in his umbilical area and two in the groin; he was a little wimpy after the surgery and almost bought himself a second night in the PICU, but we were released late on the second day. He had a few problems with pain control in the days afterwards, but is doing great now. We also owe a huge thank you to Nana P. (Debbie Patrick) who took time off of work and came and helped us out during this time. For some reason, I don’ think she minded to much cause she got lots of love and special time with the boys in return 🙂
The boys also had some other special visitors this past weekend; due to a huge batch of family birthdays; Ross’ dad and stepmom came in from San Antonio and got to see the boys for the first time in a few months. We had a huge family dinner at Copelands with me, Ross, the three boys, Katie, Adam, Nick, Becki, Claire, Teresa, and Donald…anybody who says you can’t have a nice dinner with 8 adults and 4 kids under one year of age didn’t see us! We had a wonderful time and it was great for the boys to finally get to meet all of their Aunts and Uncles.
All of the boys have been growing like crazy; they are now all around 8 lbs! We are finally starting to outgrow some newborn sized clothes – yea! There have been lots of other changes also. Just in the last few days they have started reaching out for toys on their bouncy seats and Elliott has discovered that he loves to stare at himself in the mirror; he thinks he is such a handsome little man!
They have also begun to sleep great and for that I sing “Hallelujah!” Now don’t get me wrong, we have always been lucky in that they have slept pretty good since coming home from the NICU. But now they are sleeping in stretches between 6 to 12 hours at night and I feel like a new woman…it’s amazing how much better the world looks through eyes that had a full nights sleep 🙂
We also started PT/OT with Finn this week for his difficulty sucking; the group at Little Works was wonderful and hopefully we will begin to see some improvement in this area. So, as usual, things are going great. Lots of pics below to show off how much they are changing. Hope everyone is doing well and be sure to leave us some comments!
Lots of love, R