Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone

I don't even know where to start as we have had so much going on during this past week. The girls turned two on Monday and my sister Kayla and I took them to a lady's house to get their pictures taken. Jordan surprised us and was very good for the photo shoot. Rylee on the other hand was not so good. We then took them to Saint Luke's NICU and it was a very good feeling walking through those doors with two healthy babies. I walked that hallway to the NICU 96 days and walking down it again on Monday sure did bring back some horrible memories. Kayla and the girls helped me keep my emotions in check. We took the nurses and staff some cookies and we got to peek in on baby Olivia. I totally forgot how small a 3 pound baby really is. It was hard to believe the girls were still only half her size when they were born. She was absolutely beautiful. The girls got to look in at her so that was a neat experience. We got to see some of our favorite nurses and even the girls' Occupational Therapist. We had a short conversation and she asked me, "if I would have had a crystal ball during our NICU stay would it of made our life easier?" That would have been so true and I would not have stressed the entire time they were in the NICU. I never would have predicted the girls to be doing so well. They are amazing! We then went and bought some cupcakes and came home to a few presents. Rylee had to go in on Wednesday for her synagis vaccination and I decided to take Jordan in as I thought she has been having some labored breathing. I was a little worried that she might be developing some asthma. The doctor didn't think her symptoms were too concerning and sent us home with some antibiotic as she has double ear infection. I sure am glad I took her in when we did or we would have ended up in the doctor's office this weekend. Rylee suffered through her synagis vaccination and was only purple for a few minutes following the shots. Luckily I took Troy with me and he got to hold her down. We will do the girls' two year check ups next month. Troy and I enjoyed a day out on Thursday and celebrated our five year wedding anniversary. Troy surprised me with a very nice anniversary band. It was quite the surprise to say the lease. We went to Hoyt, Ks on Friday night to celebrate Christmas with my mom's side of the family and Santa came for a visit. I am pretty sure Jordan thinks Santa is following her and she did not enjoy him one bit. We went to Americus, Ks for Christmas Day for a low key Christmas dinner with my dad's side of the family. Christmas morning at our house was priceless. The girls were very excited to see all the presents under the tree. This age is so fun and I look forward to each year getting better and better. We went to LeRoy, Ks today to have Chrismas with my parents, sisters, nephews, and Aunt Peggy and Uncle Fred. We also celebrated the girls' birthday. It was a fabulous day with the family. The girls were very social all weekend and seemed to enjoy being around family. They have been on the road for three days and we still have one more gathering tomorrow with my two best friends and their families. We are going to Osage City, Ks to spend the day chasing our kids. Jill is in town from Colorado and I look forward to spending time with her. I have over 155 pictures on my camera from these past few days so I might not get all the favorites uploaded tonight. I will add a few more later this week. I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year! New Years Day is not my favorite holiday after Rylee's near death experience in the NICU. Hopefully each year gets better and better. I am so incredibly thankful for all my family and friends that have made this Christmas so memorable.

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