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 way...my mom is awesome. She's always willing to help us out anyway she can. Lots of people are actually but the list is too long...my 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?