We stopped along the way to take some pictures. Cuteness to the boys yuckness to the mommy.
As you can see Kolton has gotten the mentioned sucker at this point.
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Of course we had to go to the pumpkin patch. I know you've seen it time and time again, you know pictures with kids at the pumpkin patch. For that matter I'm sure most if not all of you have already gone, or are going to the pumpkin patch yourselves, but you've never seen my kids at the pumpkin patch, now have you? They had a blast, moving from one pumpkin to the next, trying to pick them up, crawling and walking all over the place, finally deciding on two little twin sized pumpkins in the end. They were so wonderstruck that they didn't have time to mess with mom and her camera so I only got a few decent shots.
Karter is teething and this is really the first time that he has had trouble with it. His poor little gums are all swollen. Orajel was not doing the trick so I had to give him some Motrin and that seemed to help a lot. I hope those teeth break through pretty fast for his sake and mine, but mostly for his because I know it's got to really hurt.
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Tomorrow the boys turn 15 months. Where has the time gone? I am reminded by the two new additions to our family just how tired, cranky and worn out we were when the boys first came home. That seems like so long ago. Most of the time I'm like "thank God" that they are older, that was no fun, but at other times when I hold Collin or Kyndie I remember those times when I would just watch them sleep or eat. Both my brother, sister and their spouses are in the mist of the first weeks of a new baby. You know that time when at moments you wonder "what the hell was I thinking", your emotions are all over the place, especially the women, those hormones suck. You are to an extent grieving the life you knew for so long and will never have again, but are celebrating the precious little life that you helped bring into the world. Your new love, your new pastime, your NEW life. I'm so very excited for my boys to have cousins that will be close to their age. I had a wonderful time growing up with my cousins, we had fun and of course go into trouble, but all wonderful memories to me, the games we played, Christmas time at Mamaw's. I look forward to watching my kids making memories.
Lets get to the updates.
Kolton-We have a walker folks. He started walking last week and hasn't stopped since. He's even started to try to run, but usually his legs can't keep up with him yet and he falls down. Other than when he tries to run, he walks well. Looks like he's been doing it forever and bends down to pick up toys or something he has dropped. He just this week has started to carry stuff around with him. It's so cute to watch him try to figure how to carry something and walk at the same time. A week and a half ago we had to make a trip to Urgent Care because he was having to work to breath. He of course was not turning blue, but was grunting and contracting a little. He had started getting a cold just he day before and by the next day, which was a Sunday, his asthma was acting up and I could tell he didn't feel well. Regardless he was eating and playing, but I didn't like the way he sounded when he breathed so I took him in. They did x-rays to check his lungs, saying they had been seeing a lot of pneumonia lately. We where initially told it was just his asthma and instead of giving him liquid Albuterol, he was switched to a nebulizer to us as needed. The next day we got a call from Urgent Care saying the radiologist reviewed the x-rays and felt he may have a little pneumonia and put him on antibiotics. So this past Thursday we took him to our Ped. for a recheck. He sounded fine and within a few days his nose had stopped running and he had stopped coughing. We have not had to use the nebulizer in a week and he looks and acts like he feels much better. While at the Ped. since it was so close to them being 15 months the doctor did a short exam and called them good. This flustered me somewhat because I had not planned on them having their 15 month check-up this day. The nurse didn't get to do all her normal measuring and stuff, just weights because she too was not expecting it. I'm a bit irritated that we didn't get heights on them, I plan to do it at home now. And I don't feel he did a thorough exam on them. He then said he didn't need to see them for 6 months. I didn't catch it at first but I thought they needed to be seen again at 18 months, then at 24 months. I'm calling them tomorrow to check on this. I've thought about several times switching Peds, but there is several reasons I haven't. One, I like our Ped, he's a nice man, but I want him to be more thorough, I'm not sure how I want him to do this, I suppose to explain things more and not just assume I don't care or that I don't or won't understand. Two, I don't really know any of the other Peds and I'm afraid if I switch I won't like them. I want someone who will think my kids are just as important as I do, or for them to at least pretend like it. Sorry about he rant, back to Kolton. He is cutting two more teeth on top, I believe they are his first molars, he's done pretty good so far, but was a bit cranky today. He weighted 24lbs at the Peds the other day. He had all his clothes on and I believe he probably weighs 23lbs. He eats well and loves to have his teeth brushed.
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While visiting Barrbabies I came across her post titled "Someday I will" as I read further I realized that it was something I could participate in too. It actually started here at Letters to My Daughters, go have a look, you can participate too. Simply write a post that finishes the sentence Someday I will. Link to her blog in your blog, then leave where your post can be found in her comments by Friday 12:00 noon EST. Sounds like fun to me.
Someday I will tell my sons how very much they were wanted. How we watched them grow from inside an isolette. How I prayed every night and sometimes at their bedside while in the NICU that God would send his Angels to stand beside their isolette and crib. To watch over them when Mommy and Daddy could not be there. I prayed that not only would those Angels provide comfort to my two tiny little babies, but that they would be with the Doctors and Nurses caring for them as well so that mistakes wouldn't be made and problems could be caught early. God gave me comfort in those times when I had no control over what was happening. I felt peace envisioning the Angels, one for each, standing peacefully beside their bed. I now ask that those Angels stay with my sons throughout their lives to help keep them safe. Someday soon I will tell them of Jesus and what he has done for them and for me, how he died for us. I will tell them I am fulfilling a promise I made to God to teach them of His teachings.
Someday I will play in the mud with my sons and not freak out over how dirty they will get. Someday we will go to the beach, where daddy has his fondest memories and create memories of our own. Someday hopefully they will know the love that a parent has for their children. Someday I will know the love that a grandparent has for their grandchildren.
Someday I will.
When I began writing this I had no idea where it would go. I am quite suprised that it has gone where it did. I usually don't speak of my personal belifes very much here on the site. It's usually all about the boys or our lives where the boys are involved. At times my heart is heavy with the memory of that very hard time on bedrest and then the NICU. It of course was not what I had envisioned for myself or for my babies. It happened. Physically they are fine as am I, well except for a nice c-section scar, but every now and then I am, for some reason or another reminded of bits and pieces of that time and for a second my breath is taken away and my heart skips a beat. Those time are becoming much fewer and far between but are still there none the less. Having preemies is a very traumatic thing, or at least it was for us. Hopefully someday I will NOT remember every little detail of those times and as the physical scars on my sons hands and feet fade so will the scars on my heart.
I can't say all that and not give you pictures since pictures is what you really come here for.
I give you Batman and Robin.
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