Today we trotted off the Kaiser for physical therapy asessments and pediatic check ups. Oh, it was a busy afternoon. First each boy got a visit with PT. Let's see . . . anything new? OH YES! Sean has the sweetest little voice you have ever heard and a great little smile. He kicks his legs to let you know he is excited. But, he still refuses to participate in tummy time. He is perfectly content sleeping on the floor. Too bad we have figured out that sleeping is Sean's way of checking out. Not okay, little Seanie. You need to participate! :) So, the PT and I talked about some ways to help Sean during tummy time. Let's see how that goes. How about Colton? Well, that little guy is rolling over (yeah, it's an old trick for him!), chattering away, smiling, laughing and his new favorite, flirting! The PT did notice that Colton's hamstrings and shoulders are a little tight so we will be starting stretching exercises. Colton has already shown that he doesn't care for the hamstring stretches but he likes to stretch his arms (kind of like he is lifting his arms on a roller coaster - prepping the kid for Disneyland already!). At the end of the appointment, Colton threw up all over himself and his carseat.
After the PT, we headed over to the pedi clinic. The doctor was very happy with how the boys are doing. We weighed and measured the boys . . .
Colton: 12 lb, 0.7 oz; 24.75 inches
Sean: 11 lb, 5.2 oz; 23.25 inches
The boys also got some vaccinations today. They weren't happy about that. Sean threw up all over himself and me. Two barfers, one day. Oh wait, I have to add in the barfing in the evening. Yup, poor Colton isn't having a good night and barfed on me.
Last week, while in Roseville, the boys, Bubba and I stopped by the NICU to see some of their nurses. We missed Auntie Donna, but we got to see Auntie Carrie and girlfriend Jess. Someone asked why Jess got to be the girlfriend. Um, hello, SHE'S JESS! And, Colton began flirting with her a long time ago! It was nice to see them. But, I have to admit, it was weird walking the halls of the NICU. Very weird. I am still not sure how I feel about it.
On our way out of the NICU, we ran into Dr. A. He was the first neonatologist we met when we arrived at Roseville and he was the doctor who attended the boys delivery. I thanked him for taking care of my boys and told him we know that little Seanie was defintely a miracle baby as he really made it against all odds. I think my words were, ". . . yes, we know Sean shouldn't have made it . . ." Dr. A shook his head in agreement and I think I saw a tear in his eye. I turned my attention to Dr. A's daughter and told her that she should be proud of her dad because he helped save my boys. It was so sweet, she barely said a word to me; she hugged her dad. As we left the NICU, I cried.
This weekend is going to be busy as well. The boys are hosting a BBQ for close friends and family. My only question is: which boy is going to man the grill?? LOL!