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!!!