Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Keeping Busy!

My Mom made these vestments for Anthony's birthday, aren't they wonderful?

Anthony told me "Mom, these are very useful to me."
In other words, he likes them a whole bunch!

Proof that Catherine is a Hahn. The boys have liked to sleep this way at one time or another.

I had to make sure she was ok.

I know...a lot of pictures of her sleeping...I can't help it, there's something about a sleeping baby...

....It's quiet!

Catherine has been keeping us on our toes lately. Two weeks ago she got eye glasses. She saw a new ophthalmologist who said that her crossed eyes weren't too bad so we will watch that for now, and that she is pretty nearsighted and that we should try glasses. So we are trying them. She doesn't mind them too much, but if she's not distracted she will take them off and then she will go for the hearing aids too. Since she is working on rolling over a lot, the glasses get in the way a little when her face is against the floor. She doesn't have them on a whole lot during the day, but the way I see it is that most everything she needs to see is right in front of her and until she starts crawling and walking I am not going to fret too much if I can't get her to wear them for long periods of time.

Then last weekend, Catherine awoke in the middle of the night and kicked her G-tube out! She receives feeds during the night and she somehow got the tubing wrapped around her leg and when she kicked, the tube came out, with the balloon still in tact! I heard her cry...which she never does and I knew something had happened. Fortunately, when we last saw her surgeon, the nurse made me change out her G-tube while we were there, so I felt a little less panic than I would have if I hadn't done it already. Jim got me all the supplies and we went to work. It took a little more pressure to get it in than I thought it would (the thought of driving to Children's at midnight DID enter my mind) but it eventually went in and we went back to sleep. Well, I lay there for awhile while the adrenaline left my system.

Catherine has been having more vomitting episodes since we increased the calories to 30cal/oz in her feeds. So we since have backed down to 24 cal/oz and while she is still having some vomitting episodes, it's not as bad as it was. Hopefully her belly will get used to the changes! We will soon start switching over to Pediasure. Please pray that she tolerates this.

Catherine is getting stronger! She is starting to roll more from her back to her belly and is sitting very nicely! She still needs assistance with sitting but it won't be long before she can do that independently.

Thank you for your prayers and we pray for you!

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