Friday, September 4, 2009

Overdue updates on the boys

Okay, so I'm behind. Not just with blogging, with everything. At this point in time, I feel like, at the end of the day, I am a success if both my children are alive and the house hasn't burned down. That being said, my updates have taken the back burner... As have lots and lots of other things. Oh well, I wasn't going to win any housekeeping awards, anyway.

So, this is my plan. I have tons of things to update on, but the idea of sitting down to do one big update is a little daunting right now. Aren't you lucky? That means you'll get a few smaller updates. It's like a win-win for everybody :)

So this update is on the kiddos...

I'll start with the recent addition, which despite how tacky and terrible it is, has been labeled as "The Demon" and it has stuck. Before you go off on what a bad mother I am, consider my family history... I have a 20-year-old brother who is still referred to in some circles as "Oops." So at least it comes honest.

At any rate, The Demon has been much more angelic lately... He's eating and sleeping and feeling better and we're really starting to like him ;P I guess we'll be keeping him! We're starting to get the occasional smile out of him, too. Very sweet. He was 5 weeks old yesterday, and currently weighs in at 10 lbs 7oz and is 21 inches long. In case you're keeping score, that translates to him growing FAST. The Chunky Monkey has officially been dethroned.

And The Toddler Formerly Known as the Chunky Monkey (who is currently in search of a new nickname) is doing great. He's now weighing in at 21 lbs 3 oz, and is 28.25 inches long. We had a cardiology appointment last week that went FANTASTIC. His echocardiogram, sans supplemental O2, looked great. The cardiologist gave us the go-ahead to continue with room air trials since being off his oxygen is not making his pulmonary hypertension worse. And even though he is bigger now, she is not increasing his Viagra dosage, simply because his hypertension is so well controlled now that increasing it is unnecessary. That's HUGE. So today we had an appointment with the pulmonologist, and that appointment also went extremely well. We're continuing with our room air trials now in hopes of getting Dax off his oxygen while he's awake, but still wearing it when he sleeps. This will be extremely helpful as Dax tends to weave spiderwebs in and out of his toys with his tubing until he hangs himself with it.

As far as the brotherly love, there may be small improvements? Maybe? Could be wishful thinking. I have Dax help me pat Ty's back to burp him, but I think Dax thinks he's getting away with hitting him. Also, Dax likes to grab Ty's toes, so we play "This Little Piggy," but, again, I think he thinks he's just getting to twist his toes. Oh well, Ty doesn't seem to mind, and if he keeps growing like he is then he'll be bigger than Dax soon.

Okay, so that's the bulk of the boy updates... Will update soon about my latest medical supply company... Until then! Love you guys!

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