Sunday, September 26, 2010

Renaissance Festival

We had a great weekend with our little girls. We were going to go to a pumpkin patch on Saturday but the weather didn't look that great so we just went to Wellsville Days. We watched a little bit of the parade and went to the petting zoo. We were able to see Ry's day nurse and nanny MiMi so that was great. We took them to the renaissance festival today and they didn't seem to scared of all the crazy people that were there. Jordan would just look the other way if somebody tried to talk to her. Jordan almost made a trip to the doctor but managed to break her fever just in time to stay home. I have a feeling it might be her 18 month molars breaking through. Rylee has an appointment with OT tomorrow at CMH so I am taking both girls by myself and that should be interesting. We are hoping they will let us start weaning the thickner. We know for sure she can't handle just straight fluid yet as she still coughs when she has some juicy fruit or if she steals a drink from Jordan's cup. Jordan is back to a night bottle of milk as she just isn't drinking enough throughout the day. We also have Tiny K coming tomorrow afternoon and we are looking forward to seeing our Mrs. Ashley.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

21 Months

The girls will be 21 months old tomorrow. In 3 short months we will be celebrating their 2nd birthday. That is so hard to believe. We have had a rough week around our household this week. Rylee started having a fever on Monday and by Tuesday Jordan had one too. I loaded them up and took them to the doctor just to make sure they didn't have any ear infections. The doctor was glad I brought them in but he thinks they just had a virus of some sort. Rylee was very cranky all week and had a low grade fever up until Thursday. Jordan only had the fever on Tuesday but hers came back last night. She is still very sleepy and isn't her normal self. We are alternating motrin and tylenol and that seems to help once it kicks in. I am very glad we have our nanny here to take care of the girls otherwise I would have had to take off this past week from work. Thanks MiMi for taking such good care of our girls! Jordan has had to have a few bottles this week as she hasn't been drinking her fluids very well. I had to leave Jordan home today with daddy and Ry and I went to a family gathering in Americus, Ks. I think she enjoyed her day out with mommy. Jordan was not a happy camper when I took off without her. We celebrated daddy's 41st birthday yesterday with some yummy DQ blizzard cake.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Busy Weekend

I had my first adventure out alone with the girls with no help on the other end of our destination. On Friday I had an appointment to go to in Lawrence and I took both girls with their leashes on. They were excellent during the appointment even though they did not like their leashes (harnesses). There is no way you can go anywhere by yourself with these girls without a double stroller or the harnesses. We then ventured to Olathe to the Old Settlers Days to meet my office out for lunch. They were behaving so well I decided to go reward them with some new clothes out at the legends. I used the double stroller for this adventure and it was a little difficult getting around the stores. The girls enjoyed pulling the clothes off the racks and taking the tags off. We took Saturday off and Troy started putting together the swing set and we just hung around the house. Today I took the girls to Burlington to see my parents and sisters and the girls had a great time even though this was the second day this weekend they have missed their scheduled naps. They are on a really good sleep schedule now and both go to sleep when you lay them down without fussing. Jordan hasn't had a bottle since Thursday and she hasn't even asked for it. She probably isn't getting the amount of milk she needs for the day but we are working on it. I am giving them a cheese stick at night to help with her lack of calcium intake. Rylee is still just drinking 4 to 5 ounces a day of her thickened pediasure and we are still giving her 8 ounces of pediasure and a few ounces of water thru her g-tube.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We are enjoying our long weekend with the girls. We took them to Atchinson, Ks yesterday to watch one of Troy's nephews play football. They didn't think that was too fun. They wanted no part of sitting in the stands with us. We enjoyed the day at home today and then Troy went and picked up a swing set for the girls thanks to a good friend. They are going to love having something to play on when we go outside. We had our last nurse here on Monday night and that was hard having to say goodbye again. Rylee is really doing good at night and is sleeping through the night with no issues. I did decide to no longer have her on her oxygen sat monitor as she gets wrapped up in the cords and I didn't think that was too safe. I am not real comfortable with her being off the monitor as it has always eased my mind. We have a video monitor that I have on the nightstand so I can check on her all night long. I had Troy go check on her last night as I thought she looked purple. I think I was half asleep and just freaking out. We still have Jordan on her angel pad and it goes off sometimes if she gets moved too far in the corner. It will alarm if there is no movement within 20 seconds. I thought about getting Rylee one of these monitors but she probably doesn't need it. Jordan scared us on Thursday morning as she woke up with some labored breathing and had some stridor and retracting with each breath. We took her to the doctor that morning and they thought she might have croup. I don't think it was croup as she never had a cough and was better by that afternoon. She had steroids for three days and antibiotics for ear infection. I am just really glad it only lasted a couple hours and it didn't turn into anything bad. Both girls have running noses and I think it is just allergy related. We don't have any appointments until the end of the month so this has been a nice break. It just means the girls are getting healthier and healthier by the day. I am just so proud of these girls.

P.S. Don't eat the ketchup in our house! Jordan steals it from the fridge every time we open it up.