Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Still truckin'

Just a quick note to say THANKS to everyone who bought us diapers & wipes as baby gifts. The twins have been home for 6 months now, and we STILL have diapers & wipes! We've got about 4 jumbo packs of diapers left, so we should make it to the 7 or even 8 month mark without having to buy any. What a blessing you have been!

Monday, October 25, 2004

We got good news today.

Dr. Parent doesn't think that Hank needs any surgical procedure right now. He can't see any blockage of spinal fluid and is thinking that Hank's ventricles might be enlarged due to his initial bleed and will always be a little larger than normal. He's going to keep monitoring him to make sure, so we go back for a CT scan and re-evaluation in January. Thanks so much for all of your prayers--we know they worked!

Thursday, October 21, 2004


Hank has a tooth!!!
Okay, so it just broke the gum, but still IT'S A TOOTH! Hayden got a flu shot today, but because Hank has a mystery rash, he has to wait until next week to get his. We see the neurosurgeon on Monday, so check back for an update then.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Not a fun day

Hank's MRI went well. He wasn't very happy while they were putting the IV in, and mom & dad almost cried too--he was so pitiful. Afterwards, they wouldn't let us leave until he opened his eyes, and it took FOREVER! We tried pinching, poking, rubbing, yelling, cold rag, but nothing worked. He was a limp ragdoll. Finally the nurse put the rag in some ICE COLD water, and that did the trick. He's been very clingy and sleepy since then, and she said to expect that for the next 72 hours, possibly. We have to wake him up every 2 hours to make sure he's okay. We'll get the results on Monday, so check back then for an update. Until then, enjoy the cute, new pictures under October. Thanks for checking in!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

We love fall

We've had a fun weekend. The nice weather has allowed us to lie out in the shade on a blanket each day. H&H love it! Hank has recently found his feet, and Hayden has a crush on the WJTV-12 weatherman. She squeals whenever he's on tv--it's so funny! She also really likes Steve from Blue's Clues. She scooted from one end of the quilt to the other while we were outside the other day. Hank is content lying just where he is--soaking it all in. He does love when the wind blows and all the leaves on the trees move. He thinks that's really great. He likes to feel the grass, but Hayden isn't too interested in it. Hank's MRI is tomorrow morning. We have to be at UMC at 9:30--Think about us then! We won't know the results until next week, but I'll update Monday evening and let you know how the little man did.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Happy Columbus Day!

We enjoyed a fun weekend in McComb and a nice holiday yesterday at home. H&H saw their pediatrician yesterday and got a great report! Hank weighed 15-10, and Hayden weighed 13-7. They are getting so big! They were a little tired going into the appointment, so you can imagine what it was like when Dr. Smith started poking and prodding them. Then they got their RSV shots. They were NOT happy. Since Hank weighs more, he got 2 shots. She also gave them the go-ahead to start eating meats. It grosses me out to think of feeding them mushy meat out of a jar, but I guess I'll have to. Yuck. To her, she said they look like 7-month-olds developmentally. That's so great considering they are still about week shy of being 6 months adjusted age. I'll try to get some new pictures up this week. Hank is getting a little more hair, but poor Hayden has been cursed by her mommy and will probably be bald until she's 4. I joked to a friend the other day that H&H could star in their own soap "The BALD and the Beautiful". Fine by me, though. I wouldn't know what to do with her hair if she had any! Bows and braids are all foreign to me. Thanks for checking up on us--we're doing great!

p.s. Hank's MRI is Monday. The word is that he will have to be sedated, and I'm still not excited about it, but I don't think it's as bad as I thought. It's called conscious sedation, where he's just basically put to sleep rather than general anesthesia. Makes me feel only a tad better, but I guess I'll have to live with it.