Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A few pics and a helmet

March 25, 2009

Hello to All!

We are still just waiting for some warm weather! Calahan is getting a helmet on April 3rd. He has scaphocephaly (a boat shaped head). My sweet little boy will have to wear the helmet for 23 hours a day for four to six months. Bummer for me because I love to kiss his sweet little head, but we want to give it a try (it may or may not work). Other than that, all is well!
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


March 16, 2009

Dear Aunt Debbie-


We think you are amazing! Thank you for loving us like you do. We love you right back!
Here are 50 reasons why:
1. Your fun to cuddle with
2. You give us lots of hugs
3. You rock us
4. You like to spend time with us
5. You come to the doctor with us
6. You let our mom take showers (thank you!)
7. You feel bad when we are sick
8. You are kind and caring
9. You are generous and loving
10. You play with us
11. You call to check on us
12. You miss us when you are not here
13. You think we're cute
14. You feed us breakfast
15. You feed us lunch
16. You feed us yogurt for snack
17. You are proud of us when we do new things
18. You are always amazed at how we have grown
19. You comfort us when we are sad
20. You brag about us
21. You watch the "Monkeydoos" with us
22. You change our diapers
23. You show our pictures off to others
24. You get us dressed
25. You are very prompt
26. You talk in such a loving voice to us
27. You teach us new things
28. You like to think about us
29. You always know what to do to make us smile
30. You give us our pacis
31. You give love and cuddles to Daisy too
32. You give mommy time to get stuff done
33. You always use hand sanitizer to keep us healthy
34. You hold us
35. You feed us our bottles
36. You give us toys to play with
37. You put bibs on us so we don't get messy
38. You burp us
39. You look forward to watching us grow and change
40. You take us for walks in our stroller
41. You go to the park with us
42. You push us on the swings
43. You clean up after us when we spit up
44. You give so much of your time to us
45. You're always so happy
46. You are a beautiful person inside and out
47. You love us (and we love you!)
48. You are SO helpful to our mommy (she REALLY loves you!)
49. You think the world of us (and we think the world of you!)
50. You would do anything for us (and we would do anything for you!)

P.S. For those of you that don't know our Aunt Debbie; that's a bummer because she is great! She is our neighbor that lives across the street from us and she dedicates three days a week to loving us. Now THAT is awesome and we are so blessed to have her in our lives. Thank you, Aunt Debbie! We love you!

Have a wonderful birthday!

Hugs and Kisses,
Aidan, Brooklyn and Calahan
(Dada, Momma and Daisy Girl too)

Friday, March 13, 2009


Hello Everyone!

I just decided this morning to go private. I was a little bit worried about the people that were accessing our blog in other countries and such. There seemed to be some funny business going on in Mexico and Sao Paulo.

I have a whole lot of personal information on here and I got nervous. So, sorry for the inconvenience, but you will have to sign in to read about us from now on. If I have forgotten anyone, have them e-mail me and I will add them to the list (unfortunately I have to be choosie because I can only invite 100 people--we have WAY more friends than that).

Have a great day!! Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, March 6, 2009



No...Seriously...Where is my puff?

I can't find it anywhere???

Oh well!

Almost Eleven Months

March 6, 2009

So I know most people have given up on me. FINALLY we are all healthy! Since my last post we had to take Aidan and Calahan back to the doctor. Both of the boys had ear infections. More pink amoxicillin. We have also taken Calahan to an occupational therapist twice. He has brachial plexus palsy in his left arm. Brachial plexus palsy occurs when there is a stretch to the nerves in the neck that originate from the spinal cord and run down the arm. These nerves supply information to the arm to move and to feel. So his arm is a bit limp or weak. Calahan's case is mild and will most likely be corrected with exercises at home, a few visits to the OT and to the brachial plexus clinic. We have also taken Calahan to the pulmonologist where he was diagnosed with mild bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This basically means that he has inflammation in his airways and we will use an inhaler with a chamber twice a day to help keep the airways open. He will also have a lung function test in three months.
Other than that...

Aidan is crawling all over the place. He has a rug burn on his chin from dragging it along. He says "mama, dada and baba". Mr. A. loves to stand up in the pack-n-play (holding onto the side, of course). He still loves to make his monster noises and he is ALL BOY! Aidan is exhausted by 6 o'clock and he is ready for bed. He can barely drink his bottle. He sleeps o.k. through the night, but come 5 am he is ready to start his day and usually wakes up crying.

Brooklyn has been busy. She claps most of the day. She raises her arms to "So Big" and she just started waving a few days ago. Sometimes she likes to try and do all three of these things at once. She also loves to dance and is a big fan of Anoop. She jammed to "his prerogative" and was relieved when they kept in him in the top thirteen. Brooklyn is a night owl and likes to stay up till 9 or 10 (later than her mommy). She loves to sleep in until 8 or 9; one day this week she slept until 9:30. It takes her awhile to wake up in the morning and she just plays with the pacifiers in her bed and talks until she is ready to get up. She is always smiling when she wakes up.

Calahan is so laid back. He can play for hours by himself. He has mastered sitting up and he just popped his first tooth. Calahan does not like the crunchy paper on the exam tables at the doctor's office. He has made this quite clear. He is so sweet and wherever we go people comment on his cuteness. Of course, Calahan is a wonderful sleeper. He goes to bed whenever you lay him down at night and he usually wakes up between 6 and 7 am with a smile on his face.

The babies also celebrated their Daddy's 32nd birthday!! What a change one year has made.