Friday, March 12, 2010

Good Excuse

I know its been awhile but I have a good excuse. Beau was out of town Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon so I've been a little occupied. My mom stayed with us and helped me with the boys for part of the time but it was still pretty busy around here. By the mom is awesome. She's always willing to help us out anyway she can. Lots of people are actually but the list is too mom just gets the credit right now because she just spent 3 nights with us.

Anyway...I was by myself Wednesday night with both boys and had a momentary lapse in judgement and decided to let the boys take a bath together. I figured...two birds with one stone. To say it was a disaster would be an understatement. We weren't 30 seconds in when Reed dumped a huge cup of water straight in Gaines' face. Of course Gaines screamed...and Reed got a spanking (he had just been told not to do it) so he screamed. Both of them were looking at me crying (Reed screaming "I want to get out!!!") and immediately I questioned my sanity for putting them both in the tub together. We made it through, but it wasn't pretty...and we won't be attemting that again for awhile. I told Beau later on the phone what I'd done and he said, "You did what?" Not my best idea.

Other than that things have pretty much just been rocking along. I had a cold last week which means Reed and Gaines had colds this week. We took Gaines in for a steroid shot/prescription yesterday just to get a head start on his cold. I think the key with him is just to not let the cold get ahead of you. He seems much better today thank goodness. We got the ok on Monday to discontinue Gaines' Lasix but I haven't done it yet. I want him to get over this cold first. I kind of feel like we'd be setting him up to fail if we did it right now. Please say a little prayer that he handles it.

In other news, our little Gaines is trying his best to start crawling. He gets on all fours and rocks back and forth. I even think he goes backwards a little bit. He has physical therapy again on Monday so please pray for another good report. He's really starting to be pretty fun...and he's definitely cute. He makes the funniest little faces. I tell him all the time that he's lucky he's so cute...especially when he's being a little "trying". Remember that fight that he had when he was born...fighting through all of is obstacles...yeah, he's still got it. Only now he fights taking his medicines, breathing treatments, leg stretches, etc. I'm trying to be thankful for it.

Reed has turned into quite the song bird lately. He was singing something about "way down yonder in the paw paw patch" in the tub the other night. I don't remember it but apparently its a classic. I must have been absent the day we learned that one because I don't believe I've ever heard it. He also sang our blessing tonight for us. Sweet boy.

I talked to Reed's teacher this week and asked how he was doing. She had all good things to say about him (obviously) and mentioned what a good eater he was. She went on to say, "he's messy...probably the messiest one, but he's a good eater". At least he's consistent...because he's pretty messy here too. Another teacher said this week that she wanted whatever I was feeding Reed because he just always had so much energy. I told her I thought that was just him being a little boy and she said, "Well, some boys are like that." Glad to know we ended up with one of the "active" ones. I wouldn't trade him for the world though. He has the sweetest spirit and is just always so joyful.

I guess that's about it for now. I haven't slept great the last few nights and it's my turn with Gaines tonight so wish me luck. I cannot tell you how badly I wish for a night of uninterrupted sleep.

Love to all,


P.S. And how about some comments? What's the deal with the lack of comments these days?


Rachel E. said...

Praying for Gaines to handle the no-Lasix well and for health for all! I'd love to see a video of Gaines trying to crawl.

Diana said...

Here's a comment for you. I hate when my blog goes comment less it makes me lethargic about updating it. Praying that the lasix weaning goes well. How awesome for him if he can get off of it! Praying that you are able to stay on top of the cold.

Michelle Bogart said...

Sorry, I have been following you since the first NICU, I just am lousy about commenting!

Your boys are both dolls and I am glad Gaines has improved so much.

Susannah said...

Here's a comment for you :D I am so glad Gaines is doing well! Yay! Praise God! And yes, what were you thinking on the tub? Yikes, I don't think I would've been brave enough, BUT you are so right on just getting it done all at once, I can't imagine having to give two baths! I can't believe Gaines is about to crawl! I remember being pregnant and reading about your journey first starting out in the NICU in DC and now my baby is seven months old! Time flies!!! Glad all is going well. :D

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

I'll make a deal with you...
If you put on some updated pictures of those two adorable boys I will comment :o)
Do we have a deal???

4D Life said...

I was going to say the same thing - how about a blog update with current pics and more pics of both boys! That will get the comments rolling!

By the way, I have been reading from the beginning, and I am so happy for you all!

Julie said...

I'm glad I don't have the ONLY 'active' boy in the state of Alabama!!!! ;) John Parker is ALL boy and he has a huge love for life and I wouldn't trade it for anything!! ;)

I haven't checked your blog in a while, but I'm glad I did. Your boys are so precious and I'm amazed at how much Gaines has grown. Glad to know that he's a fighter!!! :) Take care!!!

sanjeet said...

I am glad Gaines has improved so much.
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