November 10, 2008

Update on Life

Well, since it's been a bit since I've blogged you may have guessed that we finally got to bring our little man home from the hospital. He's been home for about 5 days now. Unfortunately, my in-laws had to leave on Friday, so they were only able to spend about a day and a half with him. More than my parents, so far though. It would have been nice to have them here longer to help with Bug, among other things. Bug and her apa (Grandpa in Bug terms) are best of friends. I'm not sure what they're saying to each other, but they seem to understand. It was really nice to have so much time with family between the two sets of grandparents. Lee and I are a bit lonely now.
So William came home last Wednesday. He came home on an apnea monitor, which is almost more annoying than not sleeping through the night again. It's probably 10 lbs and comes in a tote. There are about three wires plus a plug in that we have to worry about. So anytime you carry Will anywhere, the tote comes too. Plus, Bug is incredibly fascinated with anything electrical so keeping her away is kind of tough. The worst part though is the false alarms and it going off all the time. The monitor detects and alarms us if his heart rate goes outside the parameters of 80-240 beats per minute. Also, if he stops breathing. While, I do appreciate the extra knowledge that everything is okay, when it goes off in the middle of the night next to my head because the leads have come off, I get rather annoyed. My son is practically a genius at getting these leads off. The nurses in the NICU had the same problem. How did I end up with TWO nudist wannabes? We've had one or two real alarms, but he always self corrects before we need to do anything.
Last Thursday Will had his first check-up and Bug had her 1 year appointment. Dr. Khanna saw them both at the same time. (That'll be the last time we do that.) Bug looked great. She hates going to the doctor and freaks out everytime. She was about 28 inches long and 21.5 lbs. She has a big head (just like everyone on her Grandma T's side), she's a bit chubby and short. Will had a pretty good check up. We have his next appointment this Thursday.
We have had a nurse come to the house twice. Today was the last visit. She was just making sure that we are adapting okay, that Will's vitals are all okay, that the house is okay, etc. I was a bit panicky about the house being messy. Since we just moved in there are still boxes and whatnot around. I apparently didn't have anything to worry about. Lori told us that she's been to houses that have dog pee and feces all over the floor. CAN YOU IMAGINE?! Gives me the heeby-jeebies just thinking about it. Today Will weighed in at 8.3 lbs and was 20.5 inches long. When he was born he was 6.6 lbs and 17 3/4 inches long. We are really relieved both at the weight gain and the growth. We are watching these closely due to some concerns that his doctors have.
So that's about it as far as life goes. It's so crazy and yet there's so little to report here. I wonder how that happens.