Happy almost Turkey Day! May your travels be easy, your belt be loose, and your Pepcid be plentiful...
We're busy packing up the van and getting ready for the trip to Grandpa and Grandmama's house in Maryland. Thanksgiving is always a great time to reflect on your life, and how easy it is to take things for granted. We were saddened this week by the news of the sudden passing of our family friend, Iry "JD" Carter. JD was always a kind man, often sending "ice cream money" to poor college student me and well wishes in times of need. He came to visit us when the boys came home from the NICU last summer. He will be missed. When I find the photo of him and the boys, I will post it here.We are very thankful for our family and friends! Have a wonderful holiday. The pictures I have posted are of Luke and Mommy sharing a snack, and Will and his physical therapist, Ilana, playing on the ball.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I don't know about your family, but recently, we've logged record trips to the pharmacy to pick up baby nose saline, Nyquil, and Gatorade. It seemed like for the past month or so, one of us was always sick. Nate battled a three-day bout with the flu, Luke spent many days with a runny nose, Amanda stayed in bed for an entire weekend with headaches and joint pain, and poor William, he had a span of about 6 weeks where he just kept getting more and more stuffy. For a while, we thought he might have developed an allergy to Otis! The extra phlegm in his nose and throat was causing him some serious swallowing issues, so we spent a couple of days just trying to get him to eat. He had been doing so well with the Pediasure prior to getting sick! He also wasn't sleeping more than about two hours at a time, even after we sucked out his nose and *finally* put our college textbooks to good use by using them to raise up the end of Will's crib!
Well now he's on his 4th day of amoxicillin, and his nasal and throat trouble is gone! Thank goodness! He's sleeping well and eating even better. We can't wait to go to the pediatrician in December to see how much weight he's put on since we've started this new eating program. I call the photo "sweet relief."
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. We had costumes for the boys, but didn't go out to trick or treat. I call one of the pics "Happy Cow" and the other one "Mad Cow." I am sure you can see why!! Don't let the picture fool you... Luke was very happy with Halloween. He discovered Three Musketeers bars!