Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tyler's cell phone

Tyler loves to talk on his "cell phone". Anything he can find becomes his cell phone. Right now it is baby finger nail clippers. It is his "flip phone". He wanders around the house talking to people. He says he just talked with grandma and grandpa. When you ask how they are doing he says they are coming to visit.

One night he was having bad dreams and came and got in bed with us. When I finally took him back to his bed he sat up and said, you gave away my cell phone. Earlier that night we had gone through his toys to give to DI.

He sometimes says the funniest things. He repeats whatever you say. I was talking to Brad and told him to be patient. Tyler put his hand on my shoulder and said "you need to be patient". The way he says it is so funny. He is a funny kid. He just informed me he is a boy and daddy is a boy and I am a girl. I am glad he finally knows the difference.

5 months old

Katie is 5 months old today. We had a little scare with her today. We were feeding her through her nasogastric tube when she started to choke. Then she started gasping for air and bubbles were coming from her mouth. Her NG Tube had come out about 12-15 cm and we didn't know it. We pulled the NG Tube and waited to see what she would do. We called Sheralyn, one of our NICU nurses and she said to turn up the oxygen and probably take her to the emergency room. We watched Katie and she looked okay. Then we got a text from Sheralyn saying the NNP's said to definitely take her to the ER. So off we went. We were seen right away and she seemed to be doing fine. We had her on half a liter and her oxygen saturation was 100. After a long stay and a couple of x-rays later, she is doing fine. We turned her O2 level back down to 1/4 liter and she is just a happy as can be.

Katie is progressing great. She is receiving feeding therapy, occupational therapy and will soon start physical therapy. She loves to talk which for us is something new. Since Tyler had a trach he never made any noises. We love to hear her little sounds and her crys. It is a precious sound.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tyler ready for church, styling boy
Cute Katie

The day we went home from the NICU with nurse Edyta.

After spending 100 days in the NICU, Katie came home on August 4th weighing 6 lbs 13 oz. Her original due date was July 27th. We are so thankful to the nurses, doctors, nnp's, rt's, speech, and everyone involved in her life. You took such great care of her and us as a family. We feel very privileged to have had such great care. THANK YOU!
Just as Tyler was starting to sleep through the night, we welcome a new baby into our lives to keep us up at night once again. She is clock work, up every three hours. Life has been wonderful since Katie has come home. We have been able to spend time together as a family and discover a whole new world. I start back to work tomorrow so once again it will be an adjustment period for us but I am sure we will manage just fine. Brad will have the kids in the morning, bring them to me in the afternoon at work and I will bring them home while he goes to school. Our schedules seem to have worked out really well.

Tyler is going to preschool 2 days a week and loves every minute of it. He comes home singing songs and tells us all the things he learned that day. He got his trach out in February and has not stopped talking since. I admit there are some days I wish he still had his trach. He says when he grows up he wants to be a doctor. Wouldn't it be interesting if he did become and doctor and specialized in Neonatology or and ENT.

Brad is in his last semester at ASU. We (probably more me) can't wait! We have thought about moving away from Mesa to experience some place new and then when Tyler starts Kindergarten, move back here, settle in and make this home. Just a thought we have had. We will see what lays in store for us once he graduates and gets a job. I can't wait to be a full time mom. I have enjoyed these last 7 weeks becoming acquainted with my children once again. I will be sad to not be with them all the time.

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