Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baby Shower Flashback



I know I've briefly blogged about my shower a while back, but here is the real story with all the details to swoon over!  My extremely creative friend Kimmi over at the Tomkat Studio has posted a summary of my twin birdie-themed baby shower.  Kim, her amazing talents, and her blog network were the inspiration behind the theme and the majority of my decorations.  She even designed and printed my invites and cupcake toppers, too!  Such talent!  Anyway, read her post on my shower HERE.  ...and if you have a few hours to spare, wander around the rest of her blog.  You won't be disappointed, and you'll probably be inspired to create something!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Andrew's EEG

Andrew went for an EEG today. It was a follow-up procedure prescribed by his pediatric neurologist because of a seizure he had when he was just 2 days old.  The seizure was a result of small traces of blood passing into his brain due to his extremely low platelet count (platelets help with clotting), which was a result of multiple blood transfusions he received, which was necessary due to a bunch of other complications that I will someday blog about.  To be quite honest, I don't ever want to re-live what we went through the first week and a half of the boys' lives, but I also feel the need to document it somehow in order to remember specifics of their medical history...  That's another post for another day...

Anyway, the picture looks a lot worse than the procedure was.  Andrew had to fall asleep on his own or be sedated for the procedure, so we waited for sleep.   Andrew had about 30 electrodes taped to his little head and once he was asleep, he was monitored for only about 10 minutes.  It was the glueing of electrodes, the screaming part and finally the falling asleep part that took close to two hours!  The technician wrapped his head in gauze so I could hold and rock him without popping any of the electrodes off.  Although he was far from happy for most of it, at one point he was actually smiling, laughing and cooing at the EEG staff up at Children's Hospital with this crazy rainbow of wires coming out of the top of his head.  He had us all smiling ;)   He was a little trooper.

{Andrew's EEG, 18 weeks old}

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Little Photo Crazy

Dan may get annoyed with me here and there because I am ALWAYS taking photographs of the boys, but there is a darn good reason for it.  If I had no camera glued to my face, I wouldn't be able to capture tender moments like this one of him and Wesley on the couch ;)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to our Fur Babies!

Happy Birthday to 2/3's of our fur babies!  Strange, but true, Simon and Olive share the same birthday.  Olive was a shelter dog, so her birthdate is an estimate, but today is her BIG day!!  She is 10 (holy moly!) and Simon is now 8 years old.  My, how time flies....  They have been so patient these past four months. For years they were always #1 to us, and although we still love them VERY much and try to spend special time with them each day, they've definitely had to make some sacrifices (whether they realize it or not) since the arrival of the twins.   So, just for today Slime and LouLou, put your party hats on, get your paws muddy, drink from the toilet and sleep in the bed.  You deserve it.
Happy Birthday, Babies!!!