Monday, February 29, 2016

Kayla's first ballet class

Kayla had the opportunity to start ballet class (late in the season) due to an opening in the class.  She went to this ballet class for the first time on February 23rd.  She really liked it and wants to continue to go.  I love seeing my little girl enjoy doing ballet and I love seeing her in a pretty pink ballet outfit.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Brandon is 2 months old

Brandon turned 2 months old on the 14th.  He is growing so well.  At his 2 month doctors appointment he weighed 12 pounds and was 22 inches long.  The doctor was very pleased with his progress.  The doctor said he is doing things a 1 1/2 month old typically does and was very impressed.  Brandon is only about 2 weeks behind.  This is great seeing he was born early and was in the NICU for 3 weeks plus with the spina bifida, he is doing awesome!  Brandon started smiling at us when we smiled at him on Valentine's day.  He is gaining some head control, but I do still support his head.  He moves his legs and feet well.  He is sleeping through the night from around 11 pm to about 7am.  He is taking ~4oz of formula every 3 hours or so.  He does have reflux and spits up a lot.  We had to deal with this with Kayla when she was a baby and was so hoping Brandon wouldn't have it, but he does and its frustrating!  He is a fussy baby in the evenings, but I've been told this is typical.  He loves to be held by his mommy.  He's a mommy's boy already!

Brandon did go to the urologist back on February 1st and had a special test that looked at how his bladder was working.  It also checked to make sure the urine was not backing up into his kidney's.  Well Brandon passed the test!  His bladder is functioning normally and no urine was backing up into his kidney's!!!  We don't have to cathe him!!  We are so relieved and so grateful that Brandon was blessed and miracles have been done for our son.  Brandon is doing so well despite his spina bifida.

Some have asked how the girls are doing with Brandon.  Well Kayla loves and adores him!  She gives him kisses frequently!  Haley loves to touch him.  She will come up to me when I'm holding him and will touch his feet, hands and head. She smiles when she feels him.  Rachel has not really showed any interest in Brandon.

I have been enjoying taking pictures of Brandon (I have taken a lot since he came home).  Its so fun to be able to do the monthly pictures again.  Well here are his 2 month pictures:

He looks so big in this picture!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

I have mentioned in a past blog post that I LOVE Valentine's Day!  I love all the red, pink and white and all the hearts as well as all the yummy Valentine candy.  There is just something about Valentine's day that makes me happy.  I still remember when I was a kid the Valentine parties and getting to pass out Valentine cards to my classmates.  I loved it!  At least now I get to enjoy the Valentine's Day parties my kids have each year.  Good times!

This year for our annual Valentine's day pictures I set up my white backdrop and took some indoor pictures.  I was lucky to be able to get a couple of pictures of Rachel and Haley together.  I was not able to get a picture of all the kids together due to Rachel being uncooperative, but none the less I got pictures of each kid.  Whoo hoo!  I am feeling accomplished that I was even able to get Valentine pictures this year.

Love my little Valentine's!!!

Rachel and Haley


Brandon (Mommy's little Stud Muffin)
Brandon's first Valentine's Day