Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  Kristen is out at the mall, Samuel’s eating his lunch and Jacob is sleeping off his milk coma from his early lunch.  So I thought I’d take a few minutes and get caught up on the blog.

Who can pass up a chance to snuggle with these boys?

We’re kind of into a normal rhythm at this point with the boys.  Our days are fairly regular though we live our lives in three-hour increments.  One of my friends asked me the other day what my Memorial Day plans were, and I just kind of laughed.  We don’t plan anything more than about three hours from now.

Samuel’s growing well.  He’s getting close to 13 pounds now.  Earlier in the week we felt like he was coming down with another cold as he’s been coughing worse than normal, and he’s been stuffed up.  We took him to see Dr. Nash on Tuesday and just to be on the safe side, Dr. Nash put him on Amoxycillin twice per day, but I don’t think he’s got anything that will help with.  Most of his mucous is thin and clear, with some occasional yellow.  Last night he seems to be doing better.  We moved him into our room again last Monday, but I think tonight we’ll put him back in his own room with the video monitor back on him.

He’s doing a lot of smiling these days, and he’s happy to spend time with mommy and daddy.  He also loves hanging out with Stevie.  We haven’t spent a lot of time on tummy time with him this week, just because of his mucous situation.  But we’ll get back to that this week.  Still, his neck is getting noticeably stronger, but he has a long way to go.

Jacob is a great baby, though he’s a handful.  He’s gotten used to be held all the time, so he’s not really good at occupying himself and keeping himself entertained.  I’ve started leaving him a bit more in his rock and play to cry it out, but after 5 minutes or so I cave in and go get him.

He’s drinking about 180mL per feeding – almost 6 ounces – but he doesn’t do that well for daddy.  He kills it with Stevie and mommy though.  Maybe they have more patience.  He’s also really good at determining when mommy, daddy or Stevie are comfortable, and then he cries to make sure we get up and move around during the feeding.  He likes to bounce and rock most of the day – during his feedings too.  So if you’re too comfortable, he’ll make you uncomfortable quickly.

I’ve also learned that I should only wear t-shirts and nothing fancy when I’m on baby duty – which is almost always.  Its a regular occurrence for me to wear some of Jacob’s food after it’s been in his stomach.  Jacob vomits on me about twice per day now.  Samuel doesn’t vomit at all, of course, because of his Nissen Fundoplication procedure.  It seems to be working well!

We’re scheduled to have some pictures taken on June 11th, and next weekend we may venture down to the community pool.  We’ll make sure we take them after they poop for the day, and we’ll get some special water diapers meant for the pool.  It should be a fun new experience, and at this point I’m in favor of anything that will get us out of the house.

OK, well it’s time to go make some more formula.  These boys won’t stay still for long and I need to use my available time wisely.  Here are some pictures from the past week or so.  I’ll add more later when Kristen gets home.

Jacob loves his teething toy, which looks like a banana-shaped toothbrush.
Jamie came over on Saturday and brought steaks and veggies. So we grilled and ate outside, since the weather was perfect. Thanks Jamie! Come back anytime!
Jacob after one of his bottles in his typical milk-coma pose.
Samuel had the biggest diaper of all time this week. It covered his boy parts and was clear up to his belly button. Of course he didn’t go the day before, so this wasn’t entirely unexpected. I had to wear gloves for this “Brown Out.”
Our family room has turned into a nursery. Sammy gets lots of feedings in this swing. You can see his feeding bags, and his oxygen machine.
The right side of the family room has lots of equipment too. Don’t ask why there’s a picture of the Great Wall of China on the TV.

3 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day!

  1. Love your updates…they’ve come so far from the little premies I was called in from home to admit (Jacob was the one I was assigned to (with Francesca, as well) and I had the privilege of watching you put him in the car when he was discharged). XXOO!!!

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    1. Yep, we’ll never forget taking Jacob out to the car that day, and we’ll certainly never forget you helping to welcome him into the world. That day is etched into my brain.


  2. Great update & love all the pics! Such cutiepies! Hope Sammy’s gunk is all cleared up soon! You may have already seen but we did first pool visit yesterday & the boys loved it! Water was pretty warm so it was perfect…


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