Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Heart Doc Updates and Stages of a Tantrum

First we can start off with some good news, Madison and Logan had their follow up with the Cardiologist last week. Madison had a small PDA which closed on its own between now and the time she left the hospital so she is free and clear. Logan still has an ASD which is growing at the same pace that he is, the hope was it would get smaller or grow at a slower rate. Still the good news is it really won't effect him in any way right now and will be reevaluated in a year. It was quite a day a the doctor. AJ and I were flying solo and we were there for 2 hours and 45 minutes. There were several diaper changes and one feed that took place in the room. Mommy and Daddy were whipped and thought the kids would sleep when we got home, we were wrong. Long day turned into long night, but we survived.

The kids never want to be good so here is AJ holding Logan and Madison, I am taking the picture and holding Elizabeth.


Madi and Logan sitting in a tree.....


Lizy saying "Hey my heart is fine why do I have to sit here all day?"


I have been saving the below pictures since the "rewards" blog. We had already loaded up the pictures last time so we didn't add it then but planned on posting it later. This was my "solution" to the rewards problem. He couldn't stop going so I was determined it would not leak out the next time. This is a size 6 diaper by the way, probably a bit of over kill but hey I was desperate.



We said good bye to the last of our helpers 4th of July weekend as AJ's Nana flew home. Thank you so much Nana for all your help, the babies are all missing you. For those who have not had the pleasure of meeting Nana, I can promise you there is not a Great-Grandma anywhere with more energy then her. As a matter of fact she has more energy then me, if you add up my two best days. She kicked butt and took names, but I think she missed her golf a little. Well that and the outdoors since we didn't let her leave the house the whole time she was here!

Here she is with all three. (M, L, E)


Some good close ups off the kids.

Logan

Lizy

Madi Belle



I thought it would be fun to show everyone how much "stuff" we use on a weekly basis. Yes you read that right the picture below is what we use in a week. It is 7 cans of formula, 280 packets of thickener, 216 diapers, and 4 packages of wipes. I usually buy all the formula the store has on the shelf and the check out person always makes a comment, when I tell her it won't last 2 weeks they are typically stunned in silence.

This is one day's worth of formula, our night nanny saw this for the first time yesterday and was shocked so I thought I would post it as well. I guess it is no big deal to us by now, I mean I make one up every day.



I will leaving you with the following pictures I call the "Stages of a Tantrum"

Starts with a nice pout lip



Pout lip starts to quiver

Almost there, wait for it....


And Tantrum is achieved!


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Madi rulz

E. Merritt said...

What are the packets of thickner? We add neosure formula to breastmilk to get extra calories. Also, on of mine is on Enfamil AR for reflux.

Amy-Jo said...

We use the thickener because of their reflux. If it is too thin it all comes up projectile style!

Amy-Jo said...

Madisons reply: Thank you but so do Lizy and Logan! :o)(said with big grin from ear to ear)

Stephanie said...

Wow...thats alot of stuff!!
They look so darn cute in all the pics!! Love the tantrum pics! lol

Stacie said...

I am sure you probably already did this, but have you contacted Emfamil about their multiples program? (if not, you can get the name of your county's distributor from your NICU) They send you free product if you have twins or more. Plus, you can also buy Enfamil online, and it was pretty much the same price it was at the store. They alwasy have it AND it is shipped to you! You can find Enfacare at Enfamil.com. :-)

Jenna said...

They are getting so big! I love the size 6 diaper! We should have been doing that all along lol!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fab five, I love the pictures and sorry I wasn't there to help with the Dr. apt. I miss all of you and I look at the pictures everyday and wish I was there. They have changed so much in just 2 weeks. Love to all and H & K for the babies.
Nana

Cousin Heidi said...

Boy is that ever alot of Diapers , I bet you will be happy when they get out of them......Brandon I really think you should write a book the stuff on here would sell I am telling you when I read the posts to my ladies I have to stopp breath and continue because I am laughing so hard....P.S, My ladies here at the home think my little cousins are very cute!!!

Suzanne said...

omg, LOVED the stages of a tantrum!!! that is TOOOOO cute! ;) hope you're doing well, woman!
blessings,
suz steece

Jana said...

They are getting so big and adorable. Glad it was good news. I think I might be insulted that at least one of the pictures, if not more, of the tantrum is with me holding him. Oh well still a cutie.

Kemp and Remis mommy said...

They are way adorable... My son used to have that projectile spit up, we tried everything, finally I switched him to the drop in bottles and he stopped it all, it was great.. anyhow your children are def adorable, that is alot of supplys for a week wow... I cant imagine

Cochran Quads said...

Precious!!! Love the stages of the fit!!! Luv Ya Woman!

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Hilary said...

They are so cute! Glad you got a good check up! The formula picture is so crazy..I bet you do shock them at the store :) Cute kiddos even crying it made me laugh

The Gerwer Babies said...

Logans sweet face! So hard to believe that he gives yall fits!
THe girls are gorgous, how could they not be with their pretty mama (and Brandon your not so bad yourself).
Miss you dearly! Cant wait to see you tomorrow.
I NEED A NEW BLOG POST< I CRAVE ME SOME SATHERS BABIES! B- get on it :)

Dawn said...

They are adorable!! I don't think a day's worth of formula looks like THAT much. How did you get a 3 column Blogger blog? I WANT ONE!!!

http://wehavebeenblessed.blogspot.com

Bill and Mary said...

Amy Jo ~ Drew had an ASD that was repaired in March, and also Pulmonary Stenosis. Where do you take Logan for his heart? I started a chapter of a national CHD awareness organization, It's My Heart. Let me know if you want more info on it or you can check it out on my blog: http://browniebitez.blogspot.com.