Friday, December 21, 2007

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It's been a while, so I posted a few new blogs! Scroll down to see what's new.

Gotta love this smile!

Oreo Cookies!

Daddy thought it would be a good idea to give the babies oreo cookies for the first time. He handed the cookies to them on his way out the door to go back to work after lunch. These pictures explain it all!

Kyle took his first Step!!!!

OMG!! On Monday, Kyle took his first step. He was standing up holding on to Matthew. Matthew moved and Kyle just stayed there and he saw a toy that he wanted, he took one step and then dove!

On Wednesday, Kyle took three steps!!!

He's going to be walking soon!! I am in so much trouble!!!!!!

Mallory's Crawling!!!!!

All last week, she was trying so hard. This week, she finally got it! I am so happy for her. She was beginning to get frustrated because she couldn't get to where she wanted to go. Along with the Early Intervention Physical Therapy, she will be having Out Patient Physical Therapy once a week. She still has very week muscle tone. We need to strengthen her core, neck and shoulders. They don't think she will need therapy for too much longer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I have been a very good girl....

When I came home from Christmas shopping yesterday, I had a very special guest waiting for me. It was Santa!!! He came to my house and took me on a sleigh ride. I had a very good time and I was very lucky to get a picture of the unforgettable experience!

Putting the Angel on the Tree...

Sick Kids!

This picture is of Mallory and Kyle bundled up to go to the ER.
On Thursday, all three kids went to the allergist and all three kids were diagnosed with asthma. Friday morning, babies were not responding to the nebulizer treatments and were having trouble breathing. I took them both to Peds Express, after 4 back to back hospital breathing treatments, Mallory responded and started to breathe with ease. After 5, Kyle was still not responding, so they did a chest x-ray and he has pneumonia also! Bad news! They said they had to keep him. Fast forward two days, numerous breathing treatments, oxygen, IV antibiotics, IV steroids, IV fluids, and many IV pokes, to Sunday afternoon, Kyle has not made any change! Doctor says it's up to me, I can either let him stay one more day or take him home and treat him just like I was treating him before I brought him in. I brought him home! He is now improving! Go figure!
The only thing good about the whole hospital experience, is that I got to witness something really special. Santa came to the Pediatric floor. He was accompanied by a slew of bikers with Toys for Tots. The bikers looked so tough on the outside, but wore their hearts on their sleeves. Every kid on the floor got to sit on Santa's lap and even got a present, including visiting siblings. It was very special!
I know we can't go the rest of the season germ free but I would like to keep it hospital free!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

My This and My That!

Kyle's favorite word right now is "that". He'll point to something and say, "that?" or "was that?". Mallory's favorite word right now is "this". Whatever she's touching, she'll look at you and say, "this?". The are complete opposites. It's so hard to believe they shared a womb.
They had their one year check up. Kyle's stats are 23 lbs, 30 inches. He is 50 % for weight and height and 90 % for head circumference. Mallory's stats are 21lbs 12.8oz, 29 3/4 inches. She is 50 % for weight, 75 % for height and 90 % for head circumference. They have come a long way. One year ago, they were 3 lb babies and only 16 inches long.
Kyle is crawling all over the place and getting in to everything. He is so curious! He is cruising along the furniture and we think he might be walking by Christmas. He loves to get around and play as long as I don't leave the room. He is my sensitive one.
Mallory is trying very hard to crawl. She is so independent! She wants to be on the go so bad. We think she might be crawling by Christmas. No matter what is going on she will be so quiet sitting or laying somewhere entertaining herself. She only cries if something is really wrong. When she cries, everyone comes running. She's my tough one, but she has her dad wrapped so tight around her little finger!!! She plays him so hard and he knows it, but knows there's nothing he can do about it. She completely melts him with one look!!!

Matthew has Pneumonia!

Saturday he started out with a cough. I thought he was just starting a cold. Sunday the cough got worse and he got a low grade fever around 99. Monday fever was 101 but he still seemed fine. Especially since for Thanksgiving he was sick with a virus and was averaging 104 degree temp. I thought it was the same thing. Monday night, he vomited and his cough became worse. Through the night, I could see that he was having some breathing difficulties. Tuesday morning his temp was 102 and he was struggling to breathe. He was having retractions in his belly and his neck. I took him in to the doctor, who then rushed us over for a stat chest x-ray. Then we found out it was pneumonia. He is on antibiotics and nebulizer treatments. Today is Wednesday and other then his cough, you can't even tell that he's sick. I have to take him to an allergist tomorrow for a follow up to make sure he's okay. So crazy!
Now today, both babies are coughing and wheezing!!! Hopefully we can head it off with them before it gets worse.







Chris, Matthew, Kyle, Mallory and Niece Britanie

Chris, Matthew, Kyle, Mallory and Niece Britanie
Daddy having fun with the family

March of Dimes Walk 2007

March of Dimes Walk 2007
Spiderman, Matthew and Chris

About Me

We are Christopher, Kimberly, Matthew, Mallory, Kyle and our dog Chandler Bing.