Thursday, September 18, 2008

Still Here

Just a quick note to say we are doing alright. Tomorrow we are taking the boys in for some labwork. Please say a prayer that they make it through ok. Samuel will also have a few x-rays done to rule out rickets. The amazing Terri will be watching Tristan - thank you, Terri!!

I was able to get out of the house for a few hours tonight without ANY kids. It was great. I, of course, spent some of that time at Babies R Us buying stuff for the kids, but it was nice to be a among grown people for a while.

We got a new (well, actually it's used) minivan today. It is the nicest vehicle I've ever had. Carting the kiddos around will be much easier now.

Thank you, everyone, for the helpful and encouraging comments. We got the gripe water and it seems to help some. Any tips for the mad screaming that is happening while I'm nursing the little guy? He cries HARD and eventually stops eating altogether. He also does this when bottle fed breastmilk. If this keeps up I will be taking him for weight checks often to make sure he is eating enough. As of Tuesday he is up to 11 lbs. He was 8 lbs 9 oz at birth and came home at 7 lbs 15 oz. Tomorrow he will be 5 weeks old. Where does the time go?

Noah is officially completely okay with Chuck. Chuck has bathed the boys the last three nights, put lotion on, changed diapers and clothing - all with no problems. Those boys sure do LOVE their daddy. Chuck is working from home and whenever he comes out of the office they run for him. It is so sweet.

The boys have a Tigger toy that jumps and sings when you press it's hand. They love it. We used to. We are seriously thinking of removing the batteries for a day so we can have a break from it. I love my kids but I don't love all their toys!

That's all I can think of to share for now. I'm hoping to get Tristan into his crib now so I can go to sleep.


Kathy said...

Bath time can be such a fun bonding time. I'm glad it's working out.

Anonymous said...


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Jenny said...

I have a 8 week old right now, child #9. He does the same thing and gripe water helps, but it isn't the miracle cure. I think I remember it going away around 10-12weeks. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Hey Juli...glad you are doing pretty good. Asher is a fussy pants too.

You might want to see if dairy is the culprit. just stop all dairy for a few days and see if it gets better.
It sounds like bad gas to me.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your new van. I know you will really enjoy it.

How did you boys tests go at the doctor's office?
Give all your crew a big kiss from me.

Anonymous said...

My kids both used to get REALLY bad mom told me to do this... get a heating pad and put it on the lowest setting, put a blanket over it and lay the baby on it on its belly...the heat is soothing for the gas kids fell asleep EVERY time...and BURP BURP BURP...LOTS of burping maybe ever 2 or 3 minutes of eating...Hope this helps!