What a year!

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This has certainly been a year. The most exciting time began late March, when we got a positive pregnancy test that was actually a sticky pregnancy. It was just short of seven years trying with three miscarriages in one year and absolutely nothing the other years. There were tens of thousands of dollars spent to get these children here and many tears shed. We ended up being one of the lucky one, I am well aware of this. There have been a lot of ups and downs since birth and a river of tears shed from their hospital stay, but I feel very lucky on many levels. They are beautiful babies and see to be pretty healthy. The only issues they seem to have is reflux. Avery’s reflux is very obvious with copious spit-ups, while Aidan’s is silent in the fact there is no/little spit-up. Aidan is a screamer with hers though, LORD the screaming.

The other thing, and I am not sure if I have blogged about it and do not have time to go back, is about a study the girls participated in, in the hospital. They were doing a study that is International that is about type 1 diabetes. Avery tested negative for the gene, Aidan did not. I have mixed feelings about this information. On one hand, I am now worried and hypervigilant…….. On the other hand, if she DOES develop diabetes I would like to think that we would catch it early do to all of the testing involved in the study. It takes a LONG commitment. There are 4 visits a year for 4 years, then 2 visits a year until age 15. Can’t ANYTHING be easy? Guess not 🙂

Anyway, they are both doing great. They are getting lost of breastmilk and I still pump every 3-4 hours out of 24 in a day. Aidan slept 8 1/2 hours last night. Avery is still waking up about every 4-5 at night. They both eat every 3-4 during the day, leaning toward every 3. They have better head control, smile, coo, and have heard a small giggle or two. Aidan only like tummy sleeping and this causes me much duress, as they should not be doing it. I only occasionally let it happen and we get great sleep times like last night. I found out that a sleep positioner that they used in the hospital also helps Aidan with sleeping and irritability at night. It is like a big bean bag shaped like a tooth with the root. I lay it on her, and I think that she feels like we are touching her.

Anyway, we are busy and happy. Oh yeah, Avery has blue eyes that look like that are here to stay and Aidan’s look hazel.

Alex weighed them on the scale this am by weighing her self, then holding them. Look like they are both about 10lbs give or take.

P.S. I started working from home yesterday!

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4 Responses to “What a year!”

  1. meg Says:

    Happy New Year!!!! Sounds like things are going very well!

  2. Michell Says:

    Happy New Year!!
    Whoohoo on working from home. That much be nice. I’m glad to hear the girls are doing so well.

  3. goldfish5 Says:

    Yay for working from home!!! Awesome!!!!!

  4. mycowgirlalterego Says:

    Congrats on working from home!!! YAY!!

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