Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016

January went by so fast. It was a fairly uneventful month for us. Overall, everyone was pretty healthy which is such a blessing. For the most part, we stayed inside and stayed warm. But speaking of warm, we ended January with temperatures in the 70's, and it was glorious. We all enjoyed our time in the sun for the past 3 days.

I started two new series on my blog this month (Hello Monday & Hump Day Humor) and was successful at keeping up with it. I hope I can keep it up.

I'll tell you about our January through these cute pictures.
We rang in the new year...

I went on a date with these two handsome guys. We watched the movie The Little Dinosaur and then had dinner.

The quints got back to work at therapy.

Brady got back to school.

Mia got a good report about her eyes.

Gracie got ear tubes.

Mia pulled out her g-tube and had to spend the day in ER.
 Today we spent several hours outside. Got to love winters in Texas. Here's some pictures of our fun in the sun.
I love this picture.
A couple of the quints snuck under our fence into the pasture behind our house. This is Mia running into wide open spaces. And the tree in the background is my favorite tree.

Tessa & Brant

I was trying to keep Brant from going under the fence.

Steven climbing through the fence to fetch a couple of kids.

I'm calling for reinforcement since a kid or two has snuck through the fence.

We flew kites.

Mia was helping me 'try' to fly a kite.


Tessa resting in the wagon.

It was hard pulling a wagon full of babies.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hump Day Humor

Because of our unplanned mad dash to Dallas Monday, I can't for the life of me embrace that today is Wednesday...but the good news is that for all you working folks, the work week is halfway over! For me, I think I'll just remain off until next week begins and everything seems to be back on track.

Here's a few funny pictures our my crazy crew to get you through the rest of the week.
Brant wearing Brady's underwear over his onesie... He's so funny.
So apparently it's fun to rip the stuffing out of the furniture.  They all like to do it.
Brant is pretty proud of his work of pulling the stuffing out of our chair. See all the fuzzy cotton stuff laying on the ground.
More fuzzy cotton everywhere.
Who knew licking the wall could be so much fun and yummy too (I suppose).
This is Mia.
I had to add a couple of cute pictures of Tessa.

So Brady's teacher texted me this picture and told me Brady came up to her and said,
"Miss Holly, this hippo wooks wike you."
This was one of those times I'd like to take the palm of my hand, smack it against my forehead and just shake my head. I mean seriously, where does he get this stuff from? And how embarrassing! He's getting good about embarrassing me. lol
So apparently this is Holly Hippo.
Thank the Lord his teacher and so sweet and has a awesome personality! :)
Well, that about does it for this week. I'm working on a blog about potty training and hope to get it up by this weekend.

Have a great rest of the week! Be Blessed!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hello Tuesday!

I will not be afraid,
Because the Lord is with me.
Psalm 118:6

I really needed this verse yesterday, it was one of those crazy Mondays where nothing seemed to go as according to plan.

Our Monday started early and ended late. If you don't already know, all of our girls have g-buttons because of feeding issues. Mia gets a continuous feed at night, which means the pump runs slow throughout the night while she sleeps. We hooked the girls up a little later than usual Sunday night because the they were restless; now that they are big, we have to make sure they are good and asleep before hooking them up. Steven and I were exhausted Sunday night, like we are every night but that night was more so than usual. We went to sleep and we didn't wake up until Steven's alarm clock went off. I was laying in bed while he got ready for work and I could hear Mia's alarm on her pump going off (the pump beeps when there's no more milk in the bag). I asked Steven to turn it off before he left for work. After he did, he came back in the room and told me the extension had come out from the button but she wasn't wet (from milk leaking everywhere) and off he left for work. Around 6:15am it was discovered that her whole button had come out during the night. The girls' buttons have come out a lot in the past year and half and we've always been able to get them back in (except for once). We've been told that we have about an hour window from when the button comes out to get it back in before the hole in her stomach heals up. I went ahead and tried to put the button back in at home but was unsuccessful. We called our Pedi GI doc and he FaceTimed us to try to walk us through getting it back in but it was too late and the hole had closed up too much for us to safely reinsert at home so off to Dallas we went. Thankfully my sister, Kristian, left work to come home and help take care of the others (along with Tom and Tesha). We were prepared for Mia to have to have surgery to reinsert the button but the ER doc said he wanted to try to stretch the hole and if we were unsuccessful then they would call the surgeon. It was a painful process for Mia and horrible to watch her be in so much pain but we finally got her button back in around 3pm. We were able to go back home instead of staying in the hospital tonight.

Mia is such a tough little girl. She has gone through a lot in her short 22 months on this Earth but she doesn't let anything hold her back. She comes through every trial stronger than ever. 

I want to thank all of you, again, for praying for our precious Mia yesterday. Your prayers were definitely felt and appreciated. 

And I want to thank all of the people who helped with Brady, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh while we were gone. It is such a relief to know we have such a large support system ready to help when they get a call.
Can she get any more precious!?!?

We were bored so daddy let us watch movies on his phone.

She was such a good patient.

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When you're stuck in a hospital, with nothing to do, mama tends to take too many pictures.

While the cat is away, the mice will play.
Thanks Aunt Kris for keeping these little rascals while we were away.

The hospital gave her a lion because she's such a tough little girl.
When we were about a block away from the hospital, Brady's teacher texted me this picture. I was getting nervous about what was about to happen to Mia, but the second I saw Brady's smiling face, I immediately felt better. 
Brady sure loves his Miss Holly Boo.
We got home around 7:50pm, just in time to give all the babies a kiss and hug before bed. When Brady saw Mia's lion, he immediately wanted it. He was very upset when she took it to bed with her. Later that night Brady started complaining that his leg hurt and then he started crying. Then the pain went from his leg to his head. Then he informed us that he needed to go to the doctor because his head was hurting and then we needed to take him to the hospital so he could get a lion like Mia. That boy is something else...faking an illness to get a stuffed animal. Today during nap time I let him cuddle with the lion and he was a happy boy!
Silly boy.