I hope the close of this day left momma's feeling loved, pampered, and appreciated! You all deserve it. I feel very blessed to be surrounded by so many examples of beautiful moms, all different, but all amazing in their own special, God-gifted ways. In my family, the women are all headstrong, independent women. Dave's side is full of compassionate, tender-hearted women. Dave and I are grateful for our moms, grandmas, cousins, and aunts. To the ladies of our families: you are amazing, and we love you.
Now then, the babies.
Emmett and Owen have been very busy boys, making us a very busy family! Let's start with Owen.
This little guy continues to impress us with his tube-pulling and trouble-making. Both babies still have central lines for fluids and in case of emergencies, and Owen's line had nearly worn through. Luckily, we caught the wear-and-tear soon enough and a simple tube repair was the only preventive maintenance needed.
Owen's diet had to be adjusted because he is not gaining weight like he needs to. He's kind of skinny! They increased the quantity of his intake, which increased the caloric intake, so hopefully, he will pudge up like his brother. I think his activity level is preventing him from gaining weight - he's such a wiggle worm!
Owen has also begun Passy-Muir trials (speaking valve) and he is doing so great with them! I LOVE hearing him talk! And being the terrible momma that I am, I made him go from sitting up to laying down JUST SO I COULD HEAR HIM CRY!! Oh, my. We both cried - Owen from frustration, and me from the joy of hearing my baby after 8 1/2 months of silence. He has such a sweet little voice!
Owen's J-tube is giving us fits as it really doesn't want to stay in place, and it is continually pulling out just a little bit forget, then a little bit more, which has ME giving the nurses fits because I don't want it to become displaced. I am hoping that he doesn't come home with a fragile functional J-tube. I have a feeling hat if this is the case, we will be visiting the hospital frequently.
Now for Emmett.