Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8 Months!

Weight Check
William - 17lb 13oz
Aaron - 17lb 2oz

They're monsters!  The boys are 8 months old today (Edit:  It was "Today" when I started the post but not when I finished it!) :)  We continue to have a ton of appointments, but nothing of major significance.  They have seen the neurologist again, and the Developmental Clinic.  Both are on track for their adjusted age!  Both still have tightness in their legs - William more so - but are still on track.   Aaron tends to look down when he's in a supported sitting position, so we're also working on that issue.  He does still have some torticollis, but it could just be that his head is so heavy he can't hold it up as well.  He does great in tummy time and he swivels his head in a 360 to find the TV, so we know that he CAN do it, so I think it's more of the heaviness factor right now.  (Don't worry, we don't let him watch TV).

After the visit with the neurologist, both now have weekly PT.  I am happy with this, as previously mentioned, because I want to be as proactive as possible.  They can both roll from their tummy to their backs, and their backs to their sides - I think they'll be rolling around like tornadoes in no time :)  Aaron is already wiggling where ever he needs to go. We're so happy with where they are right now.

They've managed to remain mostly healthy this mild winter.  The nebulizer is now a mainstay, with daily doses of pulmicort, but other than the mild congestion there have been no issues.

I'm not sure if anyone remembers (or if anyone still reads this!) but at one point I posted the song that helped me get through the tough times during the NICU stay - Strong Enough by Matthew West.  As it turns out, one of the new friends that I have made during this journey is his cousin by marriage, and I was blessed to be able to actually meet him and Casting Crowns (!!!) during their concert this month.  Starstruck, I am :)  One of the opening acts was a young band called Royal Tailor - I already knew and loved one of their songs, but am now completely impressed by their clarity, vision, articulation, and message (and dancing :) ).  It's easy to say that it's a small world, or what a coincidence, but the way that the song came around full circle for me makes it clear that it was something I was supposed to hear and feel and believe.

I don't have much else to report at the moment, or at least that I can think of at midnight :)  We are planning on putting our house on the market sometime in the next few months (I hope).  This was a plan that was postponed last year when we found out we were having more than one, as we wanted to wait and see what we would need with three kids.  I'd really like to be in Hanover before Anna starts school in the fall of 2013. I know King William would be fine for her for elementary school at least, but I'd like to get her settled in one place and Hanover will have better resources for the boys if they need them.  We'll see what happens, as we know the selling market is not great. (Anyone want to buy our lovely home, on an acre, with a great garage? ;) )


Aaron & William

Aaron & William

Big boys!  William & Aaron

What is my sister doing to me??