I can’t believe things are happening so fast with the babies! Literally every day things are changing and it makes this job by far the best job I have had in my life. And that actually means a lot because my work history varies from, working at an ice-cream company, to a go go dancer, a legal assistant to a makeup artist, and this is just to mention a few. Originally, these kids were the reason for my premature grey hair they are now the reason for my daily smiles and laughs that I have all day
Eidan is such a big boy! He is repeating words on a regular basis. His favorite words as of today are, circle, sit down, sissy, daddy, mama, and Shana. His communication is incredible and his tantrums can be either prevented altogether or resolved with a reach out for him to hug me, I console him and I say, “all done?” and he then repeats, “all done” and walks off. He really loves his sissy and that makes me the happiest mom in the world. I especially appreciate that when Eva comes and destroys anything Eidan makes, he just continues on without a hesitation. Oh my heart!
Now Eva has truly come a long way. I have started experimenting for a few days now, gravity feeding her instead of using the pump and I am amazed. She is now being fed for only 20 minutes instead of a miserable hour and a half, not to mention having to vent her is little to none now. I ACTUALLY PUT HER TO BED WITHOUT HAVING TO VENT HER TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EVA HISTORY!!!!! I truly could not see our lives without having to vent her until she was completely off of the tube but I now feel the day is just a few away. This is kind of a big deal, simply because we have avoided taking the babies many places because it is very difficult taking everything, and having to prepare for venting her in public (which is alot harder than anyone can imagine). When we did take them out we had an hour of a window to do something with them then we had to bring them home ASAP to keep them on their feeding schedule. Now we can actually go out and let them enjoy this beautiful world! Oh my, the possibilities! For anyone who doesn’t know what venting is, it is when you have to lay the child on the floor and open(release) the gtube extension into a tube to release any built up air in the belly because she is unable to burp by mouth, so essentially it is like burping her just through her g-tube. It needs to be done because the air will build up and cause her to wretch, which is uncomfortable for anyone, especially a baby.
Tomorrow Eva and I will be having a girls night… just kidding, she has a sleep study at the hospital from 7pm until 7am. The study will determine if she has sleep apnea. If she does, the study will determine how bad it is, and the ENT will either suggest surgery now, later or never. I am hoping we will be able to sleep with no problem and we will be home in time for breakfast. Daddy will be having a boys night and party all night! JK, until 7:30 then lights out.
I am so proud of our little family. Especially my husband. He has been working really hard for us. He has been working extra jobs galore and I rarely see him throughout the week. I always knew how blessed I was to have him but the fact that he picked me has always made me question his sanity. He’s such a badass, even though he gets on my nerves and vice versa. I must have done something really awesome to have ended up with him. Thank you Lord!