Leah did have surgery to put the g button in place last week. The procedure went smoothly and she recovered like the little fighter she is! Once the staff remembered to give her her reflux medicine, she stopped throwing up and tolerated her feeds well. Her behavior was worse in the hospital and she may have gotten her nights and days mixed up again (a doctor told me they liked to play with her at night-thanks a lot!) We are still trying bottles because our goal is to overcome the aversion and have her eating by mouth eventually. The g button is pretty simple and has been easier to use than the ng tube and it doesn't bother her near as much.
|Princess Leah in her tutu|
Sleeping through the night is going very well!! The first night we tried skipping the 2am we made it all the way to 6:30am! Took a week to get everyone sleeping enough that we didn't have to get up at all- they each took turns having bad nights. It's awesome being able to sleep from 11-6 with the occasional pacifier action. It's also easier to deal with Leah when we don't have to mess with the other ones at night.
Other random things... Andrew is the only one who doesn't put weight on his feet, so we call him twinkle toes because he looks like a ballet dancer on point. Benjamin does crunches in his Boppy pillow from time to time- life full on grunting crunches. He also can scoot himself by lifting his legs straight up and slamming them down- it's hilarious and a slow way of getting around. Caroline and Levi are enjoying watching themselves in mirrors too. Mom and I have started doing dance parties in the mornings- we line up the babies and we dance around them- they smile and laugh and love it when we pick them up to dance with us. Sometimes we get tired after a couple songs though.
|Andrew, Levi, Benjamin my little jailbirds|
Ok last thing... I just made this up last night and don't want to forget it. Leah was screaming for a bit and I came up with this song in my tiredness (to the tune of Safety Dance- you know, that awesome 80s song)...
She can scream if she wants to, she can really go to town
Cause if she screams, she's really going to scream
Turn your smile into a frown
She can scream if she wants to, she's really really loud
She throws her head back, opens her mouth
You can hear her in the clouds
She can scream, she can scream, Leah wins the prize
She can scream, she can scream, brings tears to your eyes.