I know, I know...I've been a negligent blogger--sorry!! :) So much to update everyone on!
Having 3 babies home has been easier than we expected however don't take that the wrong way--its absolutely exhausting!!! Jacob and I are adjusting to life that doesn't allow us quiet alone time until about 1:00AM-haha! The day is filled with bottle washing, laundry, running to the hospital, arranging and meeting volunteers, and normal daily cleaning things--Thank God my mom is here helping us out otherwise we might not have clean clothes to wear!! The hours in the day literally fly by lately!
The volunteers we have worked with so far are truly some of the nicest people we have ever met. Their generosity in willing to spend time with our babies never ceases to amaze us. They are all naturals when it comes to babies and its such a relief to not have to worry about them while we are away.
Being back to work part time has been good and bad. Good because I feel a sense of normalcy however bad because the only thing I want to do is be at home with the babies. It's just too bad we didn't win that lottery last night--I had most of it spent before we even bought the ticket! haha...
Giovanni: He is getting close to the 7 lb. mark already! The newborn clothes finally fit him perfectly. He is a great baby--when he wakes up he typically doesn't cry. He will look around with his big dark brown eyes until you notice him and can't resist picking him up! His only issue is that he is a very stubborn pooper (TMI??...haha) He gets cranky when it has been a couple days but other than that he is a happy baby.
Brooklynn: She has been very stuffy and almost sounds like a little pig when she breathes because it is more of a snort than anything else. We are not sure if its a cold or possibly allergies but the pediatrician recommended using saline drops and those seem to be working. She is a little over 5 and half pounds now. Brooklynn is definitely the "diva" of the bunch so far. She always needs to feel some time of connection--whether it's lying close to a brother or sister or someone holding her--she isn't happy unless she feels someone close. It makes perfect sense because she was right smack dab in the middle of my belly so I'm sure it feels like home to her when she is cuddled tightly.
Jade: FINALLY OFF THE CANULA....again! She also had her feeding tube removed which means she receives all of her feedings from the bottle and is breathing completely on her own w/out any support!! When we were there last night we both thought she looked like a different baby--her face is starting to fill out and she is taking on many more physical similarities of her brothers and sisters.
Kensley: I'm starting to doubt my accusations of her being the wild one in my belly--thinking maybe it was actually Brooklynn I was feeling because she has been such a mild-mannered, happy, laid-back baby so far. She is always smiling whether she is awake or sleeping and doesn't get too cranky when she has to wait to be fed or changed. I call her my little homecoming queen because she can get along with anyone and appears to be the social butterfly. She loves to cuddle with both Giovanni and Brooklynn but doesn't mind being by herself either.
Leighton: ALSO OFF THE CANULA AND NO FEEDING TUBE...huge improvement!!! He seems to be doing really well so far. Its hard to believe since he was being so laxidazical with his breathing but maybe he just needed pushed to do it all on his own...some people perform better under pressure right??
Can not wait to get Jade and Leighton home!!
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.