I have been trying to get back into this blog, feeling at a loss as to where to start as it’s been WAY too long since I’ve posted! So, I give up! I will start anew and fill in the blanks when I can, but I refuse to miss anymore milestones in this attempt to post all the past year’s events. For those of you who know me… you won’t miss much… and well, in the off chance that some random person has found this blog and has attempted to follow my nonsense, my apologies and good luck trying to figure out the madness that has occurred since giving birth to twins in November of 2009! Good grief!
So without further ado I will try to sum up 2009, and most of 2010… We still have a few days left in this chaotic year to attempt another post 😉
November 2009…. Yay, babies are here!!!! They both arrive safely and we spend just a few days at the hospital!
December 2009… Hmmm…. this one’s tough, severely sleep deprived and now trying to manage THREE children… I think we managed to celebrate Christmas, and began to realize something was not quite right with one of our little boys.
January 2010… All hell broke loose! What seemed off in December with our little boy, officially turned into hell this month. Braeden was screaming everytime we tried to feed him and could barely get an ounce in his body every 1 1/2 hours, we were seeing the pediatrician almost every few days and then a GI Specialist who thought they were dealing with reflux…. Finally mid-month Braeden was declared failure to thrive and admitted to Children’s Hospital Oakland NICU. There is plenty more to write about this month that will have to be added some other time. Somehow in the middle of all this madness, we managed to pull of a Fancy Nancy Birthday party for our now 5-year-old little girl… Who I sincerely hope remembers her birthday and not her parents taking shifts on the party day so that someone could still be with her brother.
February… Juggling three kiddos, Lorelei attending daycare, bouncing our poor little Damon between friends and family, and Braeden still stuck in the NICU! We had a very rough month with a success at the end of getting all our children back together under one roof! Braeden officially spent 6+ weeks at the hospital.
March, April, & May… We settle into all being home and actually having two babies in one place. Lorelei continues to go to daycare, and will all the way through August. We did this to keep her schedule stable and make sure she gets what she needs to start Kindergarten with success! Meanwhile, I settle into juggling two babies through Braeden’s crazy schedule seeing 3-5 doctors and specialists a week! Damon has a few milestones happen… Rolling, sitting up, and even crawling.
June & July… Really more of the same… Braeden gets evaluated by Regional Center of The East Bay and is determined to have a 34% Physical Delay and qualifies for services of having Physical therapy and a specialist that comes to the house to work with him. Damon, meanwhile is becoming a more proficient crawler and investigator! Lorelei is spending the summer at preschool going on field trips to various places.
August… A big month at our house! Damon has officially started pulling up and cruising! Lorelei starts Kindergarten! I am a mess! Sad and happy my baby girl is starting BIG KID school! B-boy is still going to a crazy amount of appointments and is trying to eat some solids, his physical development is improving.
September… We are settling into a school routine and homework! Damon is now climbing and B-boy is starting to get some relief on the appointment front (He now typically only has 3 appointments a week with the added specialists every 6 weeks… so an improvement!)
October… I broke out the sewing machine and successfully sewed Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hats (wigs) for the boys, dyed union suits red, and hand painted the thing signs for their costumes. Lorelei got a custom fairy skirt complete with leaves and renaissance sleeves. We made it to one Halloween party, Lorelei’s school parade, and her old schools annual carnival. Lorelei trick or treated with Auntie & papa and mommy called it a night for the boys.
November… Birthdays!!! We made it! The boys turned one on the 17th and we had a party the weekend following. Damon dove into his cake with very little hesitation and Braeden was a bit more hesitant, he took a few bites off of my finger. Thanksgiving was great; the boys took a late afternoon and were awake enough and able to sit with us at dinner… Again, Damon our chow hound LOVED turkey dinner. Braeden tried everything and really loved his Earths Best Apple Turkey Cranberry dinner 🙂 I also started a part-time job for the Christmas season with mixed feelings.
And now we officially move into the holiday season… Hard to believe it will be their second Christmas, the first one was a blur… Hard to believe this is my last month with my little girl as a five year old, this year has been a blur… My kids are my life, my joy, I truly enjoy watching them grow and develop. 2010 has been a CRAZY year thus far… let’s see what December brings!