Here's the most recent weights and lengths of the quints. They haven't gained much weight but are all getting taller.
Mia: 21lb 1oz. 32.3in long
Tessa: 22lb 2oz. 32.5in long
Brant: 22lb 2oz. 32.5 in long
Gracie: 22lb 3oz. 32.9in long
Rayleigh: 21lb 8oz. 32in long
(Brant and Tessa are the exact same weight and length.)
We have a lot more work to do to get these kids to grow. Length wise, they're doing okay, not great but slowly growing taller; weight wise, not doing good at all in this department. We are making the recommended changes and hoping things will improve. We go to the GI doctor this week and will see what he has to say about everything. Rayleigh is back to using her feeding tube because she hasn't gained enough weight. I'm a little bummed about that but we'll do whatever we have to to ensure they are growing stronger and healthier.
To get this week started off right, here's a quote:
I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way,
that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have a
beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it,
without knowing what's going to happen next.
This week is National Infertility Awareness week and this is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart. If you've been following our journey for a while then you know our struggles to become parents, it was heartbreaking and difficult but is something that has made Steven and I so much stronger as people. I'm going to try to write a couple of blog posts on this subject this week, just to share how we got to where we are today. But for today, please say a special prayer for all the people who are struggling with infertility and recurring miscarriages.
And before I show you pictures..and there a lot of pictures, I have a very important announcement.... Gracie Lou graduated from occupational therapy!!!! She is the first quint to be completely finished with ALL therapies!!! I'm am beyond excited for her and so very proud of her!
|My two oldest kids...Mia & Brady.|
|We like to go for walks whenever we can. On this particular day, one of our neighbors was showing the kids his new puppies.|
|Eating popsicles outside.|
|The girls on one side and boys on the other.|
|A picnic table full of blessings.|
|Mia, Tessa, and Gracie ready for their 2 year checkup.|
|Brant taking a selfie.|
|Brant & Rayleigh ready for their 2 year checkup.|
|The others watched tv while we were at our appointment.|
|Camryn & Mia|
|Aunt Kris with her hands full.|
|Aunt Kayla with her hands full.|
|Getting a decent picture of the Six Sweet Seals is becoming harder and harder each day!|
|Mia & Gage|
|We love our Cardinals!|
We especially love our #6!!!!
|Eating with the birthday boy (Dave) before our appointment with the dietician.|
|Love this special friend, Paula.|
|Love this sweet guy!|
|And this is what my laundry room looked like after all our running around this weekend.|
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