Tuesday, October 4, 2011

11 Weeks

Yesterday, Monday, October 3, 2011, we have been out of the NICU for eleven weeks!  We have  been out of the NICU now longer than we were in it!  The boys are 21 weeks old and growing like weeds!  Next Monday they will be 5 months old.

About two weeks ago we went to see the pediatrician for our 4-month check up.  The visit went really good.  The boys are really growing.  The doctor told us that we could start giving them rice cereal at least once a day.  Brayson at this appointment weighed 14lbs 3oz; Emerson weighed 12lbs 13oz; and the Coopster weighed 12lbs 6oz.  Like I said. they are growing like  weeds!  After two weeks of feeding them the cereal once a day, we have now started feeding them cereal twice a day.  Once in the morning and once in the evening.  It took me a while to get use to feeding them through a bottle; now I have to feed them with a spoon.  This is very difficult for me, but Jill is doing it like a pro!  Actually tonight was my first full feeding.  I fed Cooper and managed not to get it all over the place.  We now have all of our high chairs. and the boys eat their cereal sittingin them.  Another good thing about the doctor's appointment is they have been on apnea monitors since we got home to tell us if one quits breathing.  These things are a nightmare like I mentioned in our last post.  Well, Dr. Siddiqui told us that we could take them off of them if we felt comfortable with it!  So we have been taking them off during the day.

Since I last made a post we have now hired a nanny to come to take care of them when Jill goes back to work.  Well, after a thorough search, we finally found one that we felt comfortable with.  Guess what her name is?  That's right: Jill!  We have two Jills.  We have a Mommy Jill and a Nanny Jill.  I asked her if it would be all right if we called her "Nanny Jill," and she kind of smiled and said that would be okay!  One downfall is that she is from Georgia.  So that means that she is a Georgia Bulldog fan.  A couple of weeks ago when Ole Miss was playing Georgia I approached her and told her that since her paycheck was coming from Ole Miss people that she would have to pull for Ole Miss when we played.  That didn't go over so well!  She just kind of laughed!  She is really good with the boys and does an excellent job.

The boys have had a really adventurous couple of weeks.  They have been to Oxford for a week!  They got to go to Hattiesburg for a weekend and went back to the hospital to see all of their nurses that took care of them for their time in the NICU.  This past weekend we went back to the Ronald McDonald House where we stayed while the boys were in the NICU.  The Rotary Club of Ocean Springs went over there to serve the house guests pancakes.  Every spring the Rotary club has our annual pancake day that we raise money for scholarships for our local high schools.  Well, since we are so good at what we do, we decided to go help some families that are like Jill and I were at one time and serve them some pancakes.  I am so happy that our Rotary Club went and served this fantastic charity.  We had about 20 Rotarians participate.  It was a very successful event. 

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

Check out these pictures of the boys!




My Grandmother with all three

Emerson in his Bumbo Seat

Brayson loving his puppy dog

Aunt Glo managing Emerson & Brayson

Jill and Amon

No comments:

Post a Comment