Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday to My Triplets

Can't believe my boys are THREE YEARS OLD TODAY. The memories of their birth is still so fresh in my mind. It has been 2 Years 5 months and 5 days since Logan left this world. I feel guilty that I have not had the time or money to do something super special for him this year. I do plan on sending him up a Mickey Mouse Balloon on Friday when Jack is not working.

Both boys LOVE Mickey Mouse. The reason for their super awesome Jon Jons pictured above. I picked up their Mickey Mouse Cake last night. The Birthday plans will consist of Pizza, cake and ice cream with family tonight. Friday we will take Logan flowers and send up a balloon for him and then we will be headed to South Florida for the weekend to visit friends and get some beach time in.

Yesterday the boys aged out of Early Steps. Jacob's physical therapist has been with him since he was 7 months old. We have also developed a wonderful relationship with the boys Early Interventionist. She has been with us just over a year and the boys, especially Andrew, just love her. The boys speech therapist has been with them for just under a year. Monday was Jacob's last physical therapy...he slept through most of the visit and Tuesday was the last Speech and Early Intervention. The Speech therapist brought gifts. Jacob got a Mickey Mouse that talks and Andrew got a talking book and a Stuffed Tiger. It was so very sweet of her. Today is going to be full of joy and celebrating life and the lives all 3 boys have touched.

This is going to be a wonderful year for the boys. Andrew and Ava will both start at the Elementary school Andrew in ESE preschool and Ava in Kindergarten. I think Andrew will thrive there.

Jacob will start at a special charter school for special needs kids. He can stay in it until he is 7. I love that they will include in him in all activities not matter if he can do it on his own or not. He seen the surgeon's nurse practitioner yesterday for follow up regarding the nissen fundoplication he had on July 5th. His incision is healed and he was released to go back to his normal activities including full baths. His tone is wonderful since the Phenol and Botox he had on May 2nd. I am actually working on weening him off some of his meds in the hopes he will be more alert and awake when he starts school on August 6th! The other 2 start August 20th. I am working on taking him off the klonipine he gets at night and going from 3 tablets to 2 on his baclophen. Also when we follow up with GI he may not need his zantac anymore. At 3 he also gets his thyroid rechecked and when he sees endocrine MD he may get to come off the synthroid...still have to schedule that appointment. It will be great not to have to pump all these medications into him a day and of course his doctors know about these plans. Monday we will also work on putting him back on a blenderized diet.

hard to find gifts for him so he got a new custom mickey head rest
mommy made him a super soft weighted blanket and of course he got  a new mickey mouse dvd
Andrew is got a rock star Mickey

Saturday, July 14, 2012

This is going to be 1 very LONG post

The past month has been very busy for us. Going to try and go in order the events happened.

Ava's 5 year old check up....I made the mistake of telling her about the 3 shots she was going to get before the appointment. So, 1st she would not go into the office. Then once we got back there and she had to get undressed...the fit throwing started. She thought if she did not have to take her cloths off she would not get a shot. So, I had to force her to get undressed and put the gown on. I will let the following pictures speak for themselves.
So, this is how it started...mad that I made her put the gown on...

So, then we take are gown off and cry naked and demand to have cloths back

Then why not get under the exam table and cry? This is where her doctor found her....
She was 43 1/2 inches which I believe was in the 69% and 54 pounds putting her in the 96%. We discussed her weight and eating habits and blood work was ordered. The blood work came back with her thyroid levels low and antibodies she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and started on Synthroid. She tested Andrew a few days later and he was fine. So now me, Jacob and Ava all take synthroid.

Last week I took Ava skating for the 1st time. We are trying to do things to be more active together.

The kids and I went to Groveland for the 4th of July. The fireworks were delayed and hour, but overall we had a great time. Andrew loved the loud noise and Hannah didn't seem to mind it. Jacob jumped and kept his eyes closed the entire time.
All the kids rocked the flag shirts

Fire with daddy

Party poopers

Andrew...must be restrained...LOL the reason for the triple stroller.

Jacob had his nissen fundoplication done on July 5th. Andrew and Ava stayed with my parents in a condo on the beach (they happened to be in Florida on vacation during his surgery) Hannah stayed with Jack and I at the hospital with Jacob. The 1st day was hard on that baby, but after that it was pretty smooth sailing. We left on the 5th day. He did not come home on any pain medication and only cries when he goes in to his dry heaving...which is once or twice a day. I know it has to hurt him when he does it. It has been wonderful not to have to clean vomit for a week!  He is on full feeds again and overall doing wonderful! I'm excited to see how he does in the coming months! We go next Tuesday for a followup with the surgeon.

This was taken the day we went home
Yesterday's events consisted of me taking Hannah for her 2 month old shots and check up and the office turning me away telling me Hannah was not on Jack's insurance...apparently someone in his business office forgot to click the button to make her now I have to go back on Monday. I also had Andrew IEP meet for him to start ESE preschool this fall..yep that means all 3 bigger kids go to school next year! He barely qualified. He had to be "significantly delayed" in at least 1 area. which is a score under 70. He had a 67 in personal care which covers potty training, dressing himself and self feeding. Everything else he had an 80 or above which was considered normal. They said at any point the teach can request testing for him to leave the ESE that mean when he learns how to potty train and eat (he is so stubborn) I will loose my free daily baby sitter..that sounds horrible! I really think he can benefit from being in a structured class environment and just to get out of the house!  YAY for me!!! I think it will be great for them. I will end my post with some random picture. :-) I can't believe the triplets will be 3 in just a few days!

Hannah and her wubanub

My 2nd weighted blanket I made. This one was for my friend's son.

Shhh I'm hunting wabbits!

My 1st weighted is not pretty when you look at it up close, but it works....the 2nd was 1000x better :-)
Andrew in his big boy pants. He went all day long with no accidents. We have not kept up with the big boy pants sense Jacob went in for surgery. One day soon we will try again

Andrew loves Hannah. That is one skinny little boy he needs to EAT

Mmmm that is some good boobie milk mommy...I am so stubborn and insist that you pump and bottle feed me...
I'm a fat little baby and have no clue what mommy just hung in front of me.