11 October, 2009

Brother and Sister

Adeline is adjusting very well to being a big sister. She loves him a LOT and is very defensive and protective of him no matter where we go. She tells anyone who gets close to him "No, MY bubby!". She is very sweet.

09 October, 2009

Home again, home again.

They let us go home today after the swallow study. All the lab work and everything was fine. Of course, Liam only spit up ONCE in the hospital. Now we are home, he is spitting ALL.THE.TIME again. What on earth are we going to do?? They increased his medication threefold and said to keep nursing him as much as he will let me. His ins/outs look great, so they are not worried he's not getting enough, he is just not keeping enough in to gain.

Anyway, that's whats up with us. Hopefully the rest of the weekend will be pretty low-key.

And, we're in the hospital.

So the doctors decided that Liam was not gaining weight as fast as they wanted. Yesterday, he weighed 10 lbs, 10 oz. He is developmentally ahead of the curve, he is holding his head up great, he's rolling over from back to stomach and he's trying to sit up! So, we arn't worried there.
So far, they have increased his medications, and scheduled us for some tests, including a study watching him eat to make sure he's not aspirating. Otherwise all is good!
Adeline is staying with Aunt Sarah, and I am sure she is having a great time! Jeremy is at work today, and I am here with Liam. So, we will see what they say!

07 October, 2009

No-Spill Juice Box Holder Review

Adeline loves to drink "juice". Which is usually water. But, I thought for a treat, I would get her some Honest Kids juice drinks. Especially for when other kids are around and she wants JUICE!

The only problem with this is that she is NOT one to not squeeze a juice pouch or juice box. We tried the juice box holders with no top and she figured out those real quick.

Enter No Squeeze Juice Box Holder. She can't get the juice pouch or box out of it! Yea! Much less messy.
Here are a couple pics.
Juice pouch in No Spill Juice Box holder

No Spill Juice Box Holder empty

Adeline can carry around a juice box/pouch and make much less mess.
I don't have to open juice and put it in a seperate sippy cup.
She can't get the box or pouch out to make a mess with it.
Fits almost every size.
Reasonably priced.
Dishwasher safe.

I can't figure out how to get the straw in without making a mess.
Had to order online, not available in stores.
She can still shake it or turn it upside down to get the juice out. Darn.

All in all, a great buy and would reccomend it to any parent that has a juice box squeezer!

03 October, 2009

Fall Fun at the Orchard

Jeremy and I took the kids to the orchard! It was so much fun. They had a great time. Adeline loved the apples and pumpkins, although she called them all apples. She was fascinated by the apples on the trees. It was all we could do to keep her from picking all of them!
They had all kinds of neat stuff for the kids to do, and it was pretty busy. We didn't even get in the store because it was so crowded.