Friday, March 21, 2014

Bullet Point Update

Rylee is currently napping contentedly in the swing and Ayden is entertained on the play mat (we'll see how long that lasts).  I thought I'd give a quick update as to what we've been up to:

  • The weather has been amazing the last few weeks, so we've managed a few walks.  Not as many as I would like, but it's at least something.
  • My feet hurt after each of those walks.  That doesn't bode well for me to start running.
  • The babies have been to their first two softball games!  We still have the no touching rule unless you've had your shots (only 3 more days!), so I took my mom with me to help with the first game. We had some friends at the second game that held them the whole time.
  • Everyone else oohed and awed over the babies and for the most part kept their distance.  The exception was one dumb lady who started touching Ayden.  When I asked if she was current on her flu shot and t-dap vaccination she said "no, but I'm only touching his sleeve."  I wanted to punch her. Like touching his clothing won't spread germs, especially when it's on his sleeve which quite frequently ends up in his mouth because he thinks he can eat it.  I think she realized how stupid it was to say that because she quickly left us alone.  Either that or my glare scared her off.
  • Rylee's bottom had an infection so we had another round of antibiotics for a week.
  • The infection cleared up and we now are covering the hemangioma/ulcers with duo derm patches.  I can't decide if I like them or not.  They work.  Until they don't.
  • Rylee still has trouble eating sometimes.  If we stop to burp her halfway through her bottle, she gags on it when we try to give her the rest.
  • For the last 5 days, Rylee has puked up the entire contents of her belly at least once a day.  Yesterday she reached a record of 3 times!  Her pediatrician says there has been a bug going around, but it's pretty minor and to just keep an eye out for other symptoms.  She doesn't have a fever and she still has wet diapers so she wasn't worried yet.  So far she has not puked yet today.
(Ayden has now been moved to the bouncer for further entertainment)
  • We have an appointment scheduled on April 2nd with an Occupational Therapist to see if she can help us get to the bottom of Rylee's reflux/digestion/gagging issues.
  • Ayden does not stop eating.  Ever.
  • The hospital bills have come.  Oy.  As if we don't have enough debt already.  Not sure how we are going to manage paying the bills.
  • I turned in our taxes yesterday.  We should get a HUGE refund back due to our medical expenses, so that should help with the bills. These babies were very expensive.
  • They continue to be very expensive, but we've decided to keep them anyway :)
I think that's all for now.  We will be celebrating their 3 month birthday in just 2 more days.  There will be another post with lots of pictures!

*Update - I spoke too soon.  Just 13 minutes after posting this, Rylee puked, making it 6 days in a row.  Sigh.


  1. Happy almost 3 months to your babes! BTW...I think you need to change your blog name to Old Lady and Two Babies. ;)

  2. Agree on the name change! Love that you're so rigid about potential contacts bring up to date with their vaccines ! Happy 3 month B-day!

  3. I know, I know about the name change! If I knew how to do it the way I wanted to, I would. I did at least update my "about me." Someday I hope to have time to figure it out....

  4. Prayers for Rylee, my heart goes out to her and her parents. Hopefully the OT will be able to give you some answers! Loved Ayden playing on the floor mat and then moved to the bouncer. You get your exercise just moving them around. And he doesn't stop eating. Ever! Just makes me smile and miss all of you SO MUCH!!!!! Always in my thoughts and prayers! Like my friend says, as long as you give them (hospital) something each month, they can't turn you into collections, so don't stress that. I know you will just do the best you can and that is all that you can do!! Enjoy the sunshine and looking forward to the pictures!!!! Love you! Auntie

  5. Happy 3 months! I hope Rylee feels better soon.

    We just got our income tax return and since we had medical expenses we got a good chunk! we are using it towards baby supplies...

    Enjoy the nice weather :)

  6. My Riley and your Rylee would be great friends. They could spend their time puking up everything they eat. Fun (and messy) times.

    1. Oh yes. We could have a puke party! Maybe they could exchange tips on how to get as many outfit changes as possible during the day. Gotta love them anyway though!

  7. Poor little Rylee. Hope she finds relief soon.
    I'm so happy that you'll soon get to show off the babies to everyone :)

  8. I still can't believe they are 3 months already. And why are people such idiots? I hope that Ms. Rylee gets to feeling better soon!

  9. 3 months! Wow! Love the update! Hope they can do something for her at the doctor!!

  10. My insurance company has been messing up a lot with bills for Izzy's birth. Definitely make sure that they aren't short changing you!

    Also, with most hospitals you can call and ask for a discount- especially if you pay in full. I did that with my fibroid surgery & delivery/hospital stay.

  11. I can't believe they are 3 months old! Also, FYI, I think to change your blog name, you can edit it by going to your dashboard, clicking on your blog, and going to settings.

  12. It sounds like these little ones are keeping you busy! Hopefully you can get some answers for Rylee soon - that poor little girl has had a rough 3 months! But you are a wonderful mama. Hang in there! (Oh, and my feet ache too after running. And I did not just carry/deliver twins. So there's that.)