Monday, February 9, 2009

Fussy or not, here I come!

The last week or so the girls have kept us on our toes and testing how much we can take. We now have had three of the girls turn blue on us due to choking on their vomit/reflux. No matter how many times we have had to turn someone upside down and suction them it doesn't get easier. They have all been fussier and they are getting louder by the day. It's funny, I am getting used to the constant noise now. They are all requiring more attention and wanted to be held more.

Makaila's most recent habit is to suck on anything she can reach. We once caught her sucking on Samantha's cheek. Today she found her thumb and was latched onto that for awhile. She is still the least fussiest but loves to be held. She requires the least amount of help with bottle feeding. She now weighs 9 pounds 13.5 ounces.

Hannah misses her G-Ma and wants to be held 24/7. She loves to cuddle and snuggle. She lately has been wiggling in her bed until she gets on her side and then rests comfortably. She is most definitely the loudest. She also has such a sweet personality also. She now weighs 9 pounds 5 ounces.

Samantha has starting really noticing silly things Josh and I do. She loves it when I play silly games with her. She also likes it when I shake my short hair across her forehead. I don't know if she is laughing at the new do or if it tickles her face. She is one the babies who turned blue on us. Once she recovered, her injured arm stayed bluish purple for about half an hour. She had a plastic surgeon appointment today. I asked the doctor about her circulation. He said that her superficial veins were damaged but will connect on their own as she grows. So, the circulation may not be at its best right now. He was pleased with how the arm is healing with the silicone sleeve and will continue to watch it. Her next appointment is in six weeks. She now weighs 10 pounds 4 ounces.

Sandra, where should I start with her? She is going to make my hair turn grey. She is still having brady's, even during her sleep. So, she will be attached to a monitor for quite some more time. The new medications are not helping with her spitting up. In fact, she is worse. She now even is spitting up partially digested formula 3 1/2 hours after she eats. She goes through at least three outfits a day. She has an appointment to see the doctor. `She had her first ride in the swing and she enjoyed it. She also graduated to the same type of bottle the other three girls are using. That will make bottle making easier for us. Her bottles are smaller but not by her choice. She is still by far the most wildest and spunky. I still can't believe how strong she is. She still wears preemie clothes. She now weighs 7 pounds2.5 ounces.

Sandra and Samantha cheek to cheek.

Move over Sandra, your taking up half the bed.

I just loved this outfit on Samantha. She was dressed for her plastics appointment. She is not wearing her sleeve is this picture because I was giving her a break from it. Or was it I was too busy to put it back on after the appointment?

Hannah receiving much needed kisses from Daddy!


Debbie said...

Wonderful updates! They are all getting so big. Sorry to hear about the new onset of Brady's. From what I understand, it is not unusaual for the babies to have minor set backs like this. Will anything come of it such as monitors for all? I sure hope not, but you do what you have to. Love the picture of Daddy and Hannah (?) he he. No denying the genes there!

School is going great and I am already registered for next term! Miss you guys! Zirbert all over their bellies for me!

Love Deb

Anonymous said...

The girls' weights are great! Sorry to hear that Sandra is continuing to have bradys and that most of the girls are periodically turning blue on you. Hope they get past that soon. Take care of yourselves!! -Kim

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