Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!

Some crazy weather around here lately! Pittsburgh is in the midst of one crazy heat wave - 90's the past week and for at least a few more days! Not a drop of rain in sight! You can almost hear our poor grass and flowers crying :) All 5 kids have been enjoying playing outside in the baby pool and sprinkler - especially Elizabeth and Kate. The others aren't so fond of getting wet but Lizzie and Kate jump into the pool with reckless abandon. Luke also loves the water and is bugging me to re-enroll him in swimming classes so I want to take advantage of his eagerness and get him back in the water.

The babies celebrated their second birthday 2 weeks ago with a small party here at our house. They had an absolutely fabulous time and despite the crazy rain storm that forced us inside, they loved every minute of it. They gots lots of fabulous toys to play with and some money for their college accounts. Still can't believe our little babies that weighed 2 lbs. and less are 2 years old. They went to the doctor for their 2 year appointment last week and Dr. Yost our pediatrician was so happy with their progress. They are doing so well in so many ways, yet all 4 need to continue to gain both height and weight. The babies eat well but they need to continue eating higher calorie, higher fat foods to gain more weight. As you can see from their numbers, Claire is by far the biggest! Their numbers as of 6/23/10 are:

Claire Renee: 24 lbs, 4 oz and 33.25"
John Quentin: 22 lbs, 8 oz. and 32.75"
Elizabeth Avery: 22 lbs, 2 oz. 32.5"
Kate Mackenzie: 22 lbs, 30.25"

Did you notice that Kate weighs only 2 oz. less than Elizabeth???? Isn't that amazing???? She's definitely shorter than everyone else but she is doing very well at gaining weight! Our little firecracker is really taking off! More good news about Kate....she has stopped taking ALL of her medicines. Her GI doctor believes that Kate has probably outgrown the issues that were causing her to throw up so much as a baby so with her blessing, we've decided to stop ALL of the medicines and see what happens. So far....so good! No vomiting issues to report after 1 week off of the medicines. Keep Kate in your prayers as we go through this trial period!

We have lots of pictures to share from the babies' birthday party, 4th of July and summer fun but our computer has a bad virus that Daddy is trying to fix so we don't have any pictures to post for now. As soon as our 'puter is back up and running, we'll be sure to post some so that you can see our little munchkins.

Hope you all had a fun, safe and relaxing 4th of July. How blessed we our to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave!!!

God Bless America!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things are going well! Love the pictures you had posted, too. God Bless!
Lori, Jim, Abby, and Nate