Thursday, January 13, 2011

Long Coming Update

Wow its been forever since I have posted, seems like time just passed by so quickly and life got very busy. We have since last post moved, Caitlin has started school and we had another new addition to our family!!! Nathan William was born on August 23,2010 8 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long!!!

Nathan at 4 months old

So lets start on my baby girl Caitlin!! Shes doing so good!!! We have truly been blessed by her outcome. We weren't sure what the road was going to hold for us when she was born, we had heard so many bad stories and dr's gave us such a gloomy outcome. We had also heard good stories to which gave us some hope and most of all our faith in God has gotten us over so many obstacles for sure!! She is now 5 years old! Gosh its crazy to think of it, it went by so quick and so much of it seems like such a blur. I am so thankful to be where we are now Thank you Jesus!!
Caitlin is still my little polly pocket she is 40 1/2 inches and 29 lbs. She has so much energy and is super silly. She loves to make weird faces and try and get you to giggle. Her and Dillon are best friends and she is totally loving her new baby brother. She loves to add ish after things like sparklish, coldish, warmish ect... she says actually a lot lol and she likes to say dontcha know after sentences to like shes from Alaska or Nebraska.
Caitlin did get approved for special education for 5 days a week for 2 1/2 hours. I am hoping that this will help bridge the small little gaps for her and then she will be able to attend regular school this coming year for kindergarten. Its really just for a few little things that she is needing some extra work on. Sometimes she will have some trouble with her comprehension and processing. She is a visual learner so she needs to see things how they are done and get a good feel for it. She also has a hard time sometimes getting out an answer when put on the spot. She just clams up and will stare at you and you can not get a word out but we are working on that. I have definitely seen some major improvement since starting school. Just alone in her drawings even. Before she would just draw a circle and a quick scribble for mouth and eyes, now her pictures have so much more detail and shes adding more things like a sun ,grass and colors of clothes. shes catching up nicely! Other than that her health is great we haven't had any major medical issues and in fact it seems like she hasn't even got sick to much either besides the small little colds here and there.

So for whoever is still reading our blog or just found our blog and you have a preemie don't give up and lose hope although you do hear of alot of bad outcomes there are also good outcomes. You would never be able to tell that Caitlin was a preemie by just looking at her besides her being a little smaller but even that she has some friends that are very healthy full termers that are about same size as her. I truly believe for us that God has been there with her every step of her journey and he has blessed her unconditionally.

Now for Dillon! He is 7 now and in just a few more months going to be turning 8, I can't believe it my babies are growing up, makes me sad, time is going by to quickly. He is doing so good also, he is doing really well in school and getting so big. He is up to my chest, I wonder if he will outgrow me by the looks of it I'm thinking he just might . He also loves his baby brother and has been such a big help to me. Nathan gets a kick out of seeing Dillon and Caitlin. They can get him to giggle so quickly. Dillon is my second set of hands when I need help and can carry the big guy around for me when I need him to. Dillon still has the biggest heart and I love him to pieces. He also has quite the sense of humor and is a total goofball at times.

Now For Nathan , we were super blessed again with another pregnancy! I have to admit I was very nervous during the first and second trimester of my pregnancy. With everything we went through with the girls pregnancy. It took me a good while to really enjoy my pregnancy, even though I had faith it was going to be ok I don't think you ever completely get over a big event like what I went through with my girls. I constantly had what ifs and I just know I prayed so hard everyday that God would just bless us with a full term healthy pregnancy and boy did He!!
I went to 39 weeks and 1 day with Nathan and he was definitely a healthy boy and still is! I did have a cervical cerclage put in at 14 weeks and I was on progesterone shots from day 1 of pregnancy until weeks 13 then on the other progesterone (p17) shots from week 16 till week 37. I think it helped a lot as well. I did rest up here and there but I was pretty active at times also.
I have to say that Nathan is such a happy baby. He always has a smile on his face and just hangs out. Only time he gets fussy is when he wants to munch down. He is a chunk butt also. Weighing 19 lbs already at only 4 months. Its weird to think my 4 month old baby is only 10 lbs away from Caitlin! Total opposite from what our last experience was.

Well there it all is alot has happened since our last post but all good things. We are still chugging along and doing great. Glad I was actually able to take some time and update. Wish I could have updated more but things have just been so busy it's been hard to keep up.