Monday, June 7, 2010

first outing - MVPEDS

So, before you leave the hospital you have to set up follow up appointments with your pediatrician. But the boys left on seperate days so we had Dr appointments twice that week. That doesn't seem like a lot but, there are three cute little under-two-years-old bodies that need food and attention and car seats and food again..... It's an adventure.. We'll get the hang of it, I'm sure.

I should probably also mention that these were the final days of A's "more" (b-o-t-t-l-e). She was a grumpy little thing for almost a week but she's moved on to bigger and better sippies. We learned are lesson and it will definitely NOT be taking 18 mos for the boys to get off the bottle.
If they ever even have a bottle again.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


On June 1 we were told the boys would be able to go home. Finally! Both boys were still under 5 lbs, K was pretty close but we weren't sure if R would gain enough by that morning. Most car seats are made for babies starting at 5 lbs, so they thought we might need a car bed. Never heard of one? I hadn't either, Google is a wonderful thing. (:
They have you stay overnight in a room to teach you how to do some things (in our case, basic CPR) and I think just in case you freak out you'll have nurses/doctors there to answer any questions.
Once we got there that evening though, we were told that K had another Brady and wouldn't able to leave for five days. It was pretty bittersweet, but better to be safe.
That night went well, and in the morning they did a car seat challenge - baby has to sit in car seat for x amount of time without stats going down - and then we were off! I'm not going to lie, I cried a little. But really, it was hard enough leaving the hospital without both if them, having to leave one in there by himself made me feel worse.
My sweet baby R did great though, he got to hang out with his sister...

K did great too, I personally think he just wanted some extra time in there with the ladies. (; He was discharged that Saturday morning, G went to pick him up alone while A and I tried to get everything ready at home.
She's such a hard worker.

Reunited. (: