Sorry it has taken me so long to post again about the updates in our life. I am quickly realizing that going from 2 to 3 children is a blessing but a big change. My free time felt like it went from some to none :) Just keeping up with life and taking care of our 3 boys keeps me busy. And I would honestly say some of the "life part" is behind in my book, but maybe I just need to adjust my thinking.
Well I had surgery on December 20th. Surgery went well and I was in a big splint/cast that I could not take off or get wet for a week. Then I got put in a smaller splint that I can take on and off just to shower and do my stretches each day. I got 18 staples removed on Wednesday. That experience was not pleasant at all and happened with lots of tears from me. The status now is for me to continue doing my stretches several times a day and I start OT next week. I have to go twice a week for several weeks and hopefully can move it down to once a week after that. I do not follow back up with the surgeon until the end of January! So hopefully things keep progressing well. I can use my left hand for some things but I am not going to lie, not being able to bend my arm at all is frustrating. I am having to do everything with my right hand and not lift much of anything with my left arm at all. Anything that involves your tricep muscle is suppose to be forbidden. This is very hard if you stop and think of how many times a day you use that muscle! I definitely won't take it for granted again!
Colton is doing well! He is growing like a weed and is already 5 weeks old. We have progressed to a pretty good schedule already thanks to really trying to follow Baby Wise for the last few weeks. He is eating every 3-4 hours and the last two nights is going about 6 hours at night between a feeding (we will see if that continues). He does have a pretty fussy time that happens each evening which can be tiring for our family when we are trying to take care of and hang out with brayden and teagan as well. He actually started on some Zantac yesterday because the pediatrician thinks he may have some reflux issues so we will see if that helps. If not he is just having a fussy time each day and nothing we can really do but try to have patience until he outgrows it.
Teagan and Brayden are doing great with him. They absolutely love their baby brother and honestly like to be around him too much at times.
We do have our UNC appointment scheduled for next week, January 11th at 12:45 pm. We will be meeting with Dr. Alysworth and Beth Hudson (genetic counselor) to start discussing our questions, where we go from here, and to do an evaluation of Colton. Honestly I am not sure what to expect but I am praying for some more clarity and to gain some wisdom. I am hoping some of our unknowns will be answered. Please be in prayer for us as we attend that appointment. I know it will bring a lot of emotions that day. I pray God comforts us and we feel his presence as we discuss our son and his future.
I hope to soon get into a good routine to start updating our blog more often. First - we need to update the look of this blog. Joye Mullis that is where you come in. Let's meet for lessons!!
Let's do it! YAY for blogging - loved the update :)
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