Saturday, December 29, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Dillon and Caitlin were in a Christmas play this year and then the following week after their play they went up front at our church and Dillon was the drummer boy and Caitlin rang the bells

I love watching them do these things. It just really makes me think how blessed we are. We had a great Christmas this year also. We weren't sure how it was going to turn out with Jesus still off work from his broken collar bone but our Church really blessed us this year
and the kids did not lack anything!!!

I will upload pictures from Christmas next time. I have been getting behind. It seems like we have not been home a lot lately with everything going on and the holidays. Caitlin is doing great in her group program she goes the 3 x a week plus an extra day for an hour so they can really work on feeding with her. I am really starting to see a difference in Caitlin. She is actually eating more now and we have not even been giving her medicine(periactin). Yesterday she ate a lot of spaghetti with turkey meat and was actually chewing and ate within like 5 minutes. I was amazed. Today she ate really well too!! She seems like she is starting to chew a lot better. We have been stimulating her mouth before she eats so we have this chewy string thing that she chews on 10 times each side of her mouth and then we massage her gums and all around her mouth for sensory. This really does help. She is still small but she looks like she is growing and getting taller a bit. Yeahhhh. Dillon is doing great to. He is my funny guy always keeping us laughing. Once Jesus goes back to work we are planning on putting him in some music lessons. Both of the kids looove music. They love to sing, dance and make lots of noise. Dillon wants an electric guitar so bad so we will see maybe for his birthday!!!!!I can't believe he is going to be 5 in just another 5 months!! Boy time sure does fly by.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Look who's 2!!!!

Caitlin with her God parents

Today is Caitlin's Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Caitlin
We did a little dinner for her last week. Lots of fun.
We have our Dr appointment next week so we can see how big Caitlin is

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Madilyn

Today is Madilyn's Birthday
Happy Birthday my sweet girl
This year is alot easier then last year. Not that it ever gets easy but we are in a much better place this year and I really try to focus on what we do have and how blessed we truly are.Caitlin is healthy and a happy little girl that God has blessed me so much with and of course my sweet crazy boy Dillon. Its amazing though that we weren't sure that we would even be able to bring Caitlin home and here she is about to turn 2 years old. I am thankful that the girls did not have the same birthday as it would probably be a bitter sweet day for me. I am glad that each of them has their own special day because I know it is very hard for alot of the other mommies of surviving twins when they have the same day and like I said making it bitter sweet.
We went to go to Madiyln's grave site today and of course is very decorated by Grandma. I took some pictures but will have to post them tomorrow. Daddy and the kids sang Happy Birthday to Madilyn and Dillon and Caitlin left some toys for her.

OK so on a lighter note as I am writing this Caitlin is coming up to me saying I want apple and then I ask her you want apple she says NO then crosses her arms and looks down(very funny) OK so it sounds more like this Ugh Annt abble . Her No's normally mean yes we are still working on that with her. She normally will nod yes when she wants something but still here and there she will say NO very firmly it is funny.

Ok well thats it just a Big Happy Birthday to my angel Madilyn , we love and miss you very very much!!!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mommm, Look at Caitlin

Look how we found Caitlin. She climbed up her stool and just decided to hang out in the sink and brush her teeth. Caitlin's eye exam was today and it went good. Caitlin still has astigmatism but it isn't to bad. Also Caitlin's left eye was kind of shifting inwards but the Dr said that it looks like it has straightened itself out and doesn't seem to be a problem. Yeahh Thank You Jesus!!!We have it very easy compared to most preemies. I have read so much on other preemies who are not doing so good or have more issues then we have so it really makes me appreciate and take it all in how awesome Caitlin is doing. We go for our 2 year check up next month so we can see how well she is growing!! I can't believe she is going to be 2 already. When things happened before she was born we weren't even sure if we were going to be able to bring her home. We are truly blessed

Friday, November 16, 2007

No G-Tube!!!

So I guess I totally forgot to update her blog from our apt last week . Thank goodness I had a comment to remind me lol I love hearing feedback from everyone so those who comment thank you very much!!! I love all of the great advice.
OK so No G-tube for us!! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh. Caitlin weighs 20 lbs 1oz and is 32 inches long. So we are getting there!! The Dr was so great. She said considering she was a 24 weeker and only 1 lb 4 oz when Caitlin was born she is doing excellent. She just gave me some advice for some extra calories and told me to keep her on her bottle for at least another 6 months and continue to add the whipping cream to it. The great thing about that is I just found a organic whipping cream at Trader Joe's that also has an additional 10 calories so it is 60 calories per tablespoon ( yummy) I was really happy with the Dr and how she made me feel. She said I was doing an excellent job and Caitlin looks great.

I am just bummed about how the development clinic Dr always makes me feel. She made it seem as though Caitlin was way to small and she should have been caught up by now. Last 2 x she told me how Caitlin's pupils weren't the same size and every single time I have mentioned to her eye Dr he says there is nothing wrong. Thank goodness we are released from development clinic. i love going because we get to see all of Caitlin's old nurses and visit but I always leave feeling so bad once I have actually met with the Dr there . Thank God I have a great pediatrician and other Dr's who are really positive and great with Caitlin.

OK so I will try and post some pictures later , sorry for late update on the G-Tube

Friday, November 02, 2007


Kind of a quick post here . We ended up having our developmental clinic on Wed and it started out super!! We saw our favorite nurse Diana and Caitlin was totally showing off. She was so cute using alot of her words and saying thank you and byeeeee I was really proud of her and just couldn't stop smiling.We saw some of our other nurses to and that was really great!!!
So Caitlin is measuring pretty good on most stuff. I have the paper but don;t have it right here. then we get the Dr evaluation. Not so good. She looks great and is great but the thing is that the Dr said she is still way to little and she has a small head(well yeah can't have big head for little body , but whatever) Anyway she suggested we see a nutritionist and possibly get an endocrine test done(OK whoa lady) I discussed this with our ped and he said lets do nutritionist first and then we can go to the next step(he thinks nothing is wrong as for as endocrine goes right now) Anyway also another suggestion is we might possibly have to get G-Tube to give some extra calories. I have mixed feelings about this. One part is like well ok if she doesn't want to eat at least I can get calories in her but then another part of me is like no way this is going to set her back possibly. and this is a major surgery. We have an appointment with our Gastro Dr on Tuesday so we will know the verdict then or what the real next step is.
So here is the wight stats
19 lbs 11 oz and 31 inches long. yes a little peanut but darn it she has energy like no other!!!! ok so this was suppose to be short!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

First day of School!!!!

Monday was Caitlin's first day of school!!! She finally got to get into her group and did so awesome!!! She didn't cry once and went right to one of the Physical Therapist. The first half hour is music time with signing. I love it. I stayed for about the first 20 minutes on Monday so she can get used to it but she didn't need me there at all. They said she did really well and no crying!!!! She will be going 3 x a week for 2 1/2 hours. She went again today and same thing had a great day. One thing which was great is that they saw how she ate, how she just lets her food sit in her mouth and doesn't really chew to much. I am glad they finally got to witness that so they knew what I was talking about so we can work on it. She did really well again today. I am so happy that she got approved and she always comes home so happy and in such a good mood from school. She really loves it alot.

On another note. Jesus had his surgery yesterday and he is doing well. He is in alot of pain but getting better. His surgery ended up lasting about 3 hours and was only suppose to be for about an hour in a half. The Dr said that in your clavicle(collar) bone it goes in 3 parts, the middle part is where he really broke it and said it broke into 4 pieces so he had to put the plate in and screws. It was like a puzzle which is why it took way longer then expected.
So hmmmmmmmmmmmm I wonder if they will be riding a bike again anytime soon????:0)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Well a couple things today. Caitlin got weighed and she weighs 20 lbs and 8 oz . and is 30 1/2 inches long. So we are growing!!! I can't wait for Monday when Caitlin starts her group therapy. I will have to take lots of pictures if they let me ;0)
On another note. We went to go see the Orthopedic for Jesus and found out that he actually broke his collar bone so he has to go into surgery on Tuesday to have it fixed and I think they are going to have to put a plate in also. He is going to be off work for 3 months!!! I told him the good side of it is at least he will be off for the holidays and be able to really enjoy them this year ;0) Most years he normally has to work the day after a holiday so he has to get to bed early the night before. Please keep Jesus in your prayers for a speedy and great recovery. He is nervous being that this is his first surgery.
Also yesterday on our way to the Dr's I was trying to put Dillon and Caitlin in the stroller and was moving the tray and Caitlin fell face first on the asphalt. She has a little bruised lip and a little scrape on her chin. She could have been alot worse I felt so bad I told Jesus we aren't doing to good with the kids are we. First the bike accident then I dropped Caitlin. We are taking her to the dentist tomorrow to make sure everything is OK and that she didn't hurt her mouth to bad. She also needs her routine check up also so I guess perfect timing??!!

Caitlin and Dillon playing video games