Saturday, March 10, 2012

Looking Forward to Spring

We have been lucky to have some really nice days over the last couple of weeks.  We are ready for it to warm up and stay warm, so we can take many more walks in the choo-choo wagon.  They look so cute in it, and are sitting up so well that we are finally able to give each baby their own car.  Now, if they would only make a motor to attach to is pretty heavy.

Friday, March 9, 2012

NICU Recheck

We made the trip back to Indy today to visit Dr. Escobar to see the progress we've made over the last 6 months.  It was a two hour visit, and I have to thank Anne again for taking the time out of her day to come and help out.
 Here is what we know from our visit:  Oscar weighs 17.2 lbs and is 25 inches long.  Benjamin weighs 20.7 lbs and is 27.2 inches long.  Jaylyn weighs 14.1 lbs and is 25.2 inches long.
Harrison weighs 18.6 lbs and is 27 inches long.  No, it didn't take 2 hours to weigh and measure them.  They also completed developmental evaluations of each child.  I loved hearing about how far they've come.  Everyone is on track congnitively!  My favorite part of the eval was seeing what they'd do when given a book.  They turned the pages, and their eyes scanned the pictures...I was so proud of my little pre-readers!The boys were right on track during their gross motor evaluation.  Benjamin showed them how he could crawl all over, and only fell on his face once. :)  They were very entertained with Oscar's own form of crawling.  They refered to it as the frog crawl...I call it the worm.  They also reinforced what we arlready knew about Jaylyn (low muscle tone), but I felt much better when Dr. Escobar talked about how high her congnitive scores were.  He is sure that she will catch up quickly.
Tonight, I was looking back at our pictures from the NICU.  I know milestones are a big deal, even when you just have one baby, but to look back at these 4 little miracles and think about how far we've come over the last 10 months is amazing.  I sometimes look at all five of my little ones and wonder why He chose me.  Tonight, I just want to thank God for the gifts He's given me.
Most recent group picture. (9 months)