Lately we (Mia and I) have been driving to Seattle like someones life depended on it! ;-) The drive isn't that bad if you minus the traffic, and the cute baby girl's uncanny ability to lose her feeding tube while I am driving on the freeway. I definitely have a new appreciation for commuters. Bless your hearts! One fabulous thing about the long drive is listening to the music of MY CHOICE! Usually the kids dictate what songs they must listen to... Mia doesn't have any strong opinions yet.
Her appointments are going well. She is down a few medications, hallelujah! She still has her feeding tube aka ( the torture tube). She will take some milk by bottle, but only breast milk. She is not interested in the formula. Unfortunately I am not making enough milk for her, so her oral feedings aren't going so hot. Due to her medications and the effects it would have on her system, I cannot take supplements to try and stimulate my supply. Ok, you probably all didn't need to know that. However, I try to keep in mind that one reader that might think, "why doesn't she just take fenugreek, or fennel etc?" So, I threw that in there for you- whoever you are. Moving on.... I want more than anything to have her feeding tube out. She can take a bottle OK, but the formula is so foul. I don't know what to do... I think I may try using all of the supplements for two weeks trying to increase production. I just don't want to backtrack with the progress she has made. Any suggestions?? Why isn't there a tasty formula out there? Last night, I told John it couldn't be that bad. I asked him to try it with me- he gave me a "have you lost your mind?" look. I poured some into a little cup and took a sip. Surely there must of been a mistake at the plant...it was disgusting! Poor baby. I don't know what to do for her feeds. We are getting some feeding therapy, but the bigger problem is what we are actually feeding her.
Lately, Mia is the happiest baby on the planet. She gives out smile after smile. She even smiles at people walking past her(who are not trying to get her attention). I love this kid! We are the luckiest parents to have such a sweet and easy baby. She sleeps like a champ- and when she's not sleeping she spends her time smiling- it's fabulous!
Lately, Mia has discovered her thumbs and knee caps.
Lately we have been addicted to Wii fit. I love Wii Fit! After the kids are in bed John and I spend hours going back and forth trying to beat our top scores. There is a lot of trash talking, and victory dancing going on during our Wii Fit challenges. My favorites are table tilt, the bubble game, and ski jump. I have yet to beat John's score at soccer...he has a perfect score. John isn't able to touch any of my Yoga scores- naturally. According to Wii fit' "Balance isn't my forte." The game is great at handing out insults. I am impressed with the variety of ways it can tell you that you are out of shape, uncoordinated, and have bad posture. Now that we have been playing for awhile the insults have subsided. It's fun to unlock games, and try something just once more- even though your legs are shaking. However, in a lot of ways it isn't motivating AT ALL. When I turned it on a few nights ago- it greeted me with this fabulous news....
ooo... another game that we are also slightly addicted to is DR. MARIO! This is my favorite childhood game. We play this when we just want to sit and play at the same time. This game results in continual wagers for back rub minutes. Unfortunately, even though this is MY game from MY youth. John is much better at it than me. Why??? I have played it so many more times than him! It seems like every time I throw out "double or nothin" it aways backfires. You can also play this with people via the Internet- I have played a few times with one of my friends- who now is addicted as well. John likes to make fun of me for singing the same chants to the music from when I was younger. Thank you creators of the Wii for making our time on "House Arrest" more enjoyable.
Lately, The kids have been up to no good!! They are wondering where all of their friends have gone. Their imagination is growing and growing. Here is their latest adventure. Superman with his Barbie princess in the fort. Ellie really wanted me to put baby in there for her to take care of. If only it were that simple.
Lately, Jense and Elvis have been in creating mode. This is the birthday cake they made while I was trying to feed Mia. I am impressed they fit so many candles into that one tiny cookie. Due to the birthday obsession, Jense knows how to light a match now. We had to give him the "that could burn the house down" talk.
Lately, John and I have been brushing up on our Lindy Hop skills.... it's been a long time! No picture :-)
Lately, we are happy just to be at home