D- "Did Allison poop today?"
L- "How would I know, I've been at home"
D- "Dang it! I keep doing that, I meant Caroline."
That afternoon Dave got Maggie from the Kritter Sitters (thanks Cindy and Linda!) so we could test her with the babies. I had planned to video her when she came through the door, but I forgot. It would've been a boring video anyway because she went right by me and the babies and straight for her favorite toy. We did actually introduce the babies to her by holding them on her level. She sniffed them and licked them a little then walked off. She really hasn't paid much attention to them at all; she usually checks them out when we're messing with them. I know many people are worried about her barking. Well, she still barks when someone's at the door, and the babies don't bat an eye. They also don't wake up when the other is screaming.
Wednesday we headed for the pediatrician for their discharge follow up appointment. They did great! Ben's a big 5 lbs now! We're going back next week for their 2 month and first set of vaccines. ECI came by that afternoon too to do their intake paperwork, they'll be evaluated this week. ECI has started to give the same developmental test I gave incoming 3-4 yr olds to the schools, so it'll be interesting to be on the other side. I really liked the case workers and they stayed longer than they had to because Megan and I were just so entertaining. lol Thanks Meg for taking off work to help the whole day!
Fun things from this week... Vaniesa offered to babysit on my birthday so Dave and I could go out to eat! AND he took me out to get ice cream- this is a big deal because Dave hates going out for ice cream (I know, he's weird). Then today Christy came to babysit so I could take a looong nap this afternoon! I really do have some awesome friends. I also got ambitious and took the 2 babies and Maggie for a walk the other day all by myself and it was a success!
The other babies are doing good, Andrew should be coming home very soon. Alli continues to be a toot (the nurses call her my mini me) and will be able to come home once she eats consistently from a bottle. Levi started taking a bottle and Leah's her same ole self. On a less happy note, Leah's repeat head scan showed cysts in her brain. They may be doing an MRI on her as well. Unfortunately we won't know the full impact of the cysts for a few years. The problem with developmental issues is you don't find out about them until the kid develops. Worst case is severe cerebral palsy and/or cognitive deficits. Best case is her brain compensates for the missing areas and she's completely typically developing. Or she could be anywhere in between those two. I've worked with little ones in all of these categories; obviously I'm hoping she's the kid who comes in at 3 and catches up by 5. So, extra prayers for her would be appreciated! The best thing is that she has 5 siblings to push her along. And just because I don't want to end on a negative, here's a pic of Dave and I goofing off with the home kiddos...