Ok, so I've been blog slacking big time but just wait because I have lots to fill you in on! I'm also way behind on Q&A from comments so here you go...
Kathy said... I selected your blog for an award, see my blog to participate.
Both these bloggers nominated me for this award:
This is what you do to accept the award :-)
1. The winner can (and should, really) put the logo on his/her blog
2. The winner must link to the person from whom they received their award.
3. The winner must nominate at least 7 other blogs for an award.
4. The winner must place links to those blogs on their own blog.
5. The winner must leave a message on the blogs of the people they’ve nominated.
Thanks Kathy and Cathy! I'm bad about going back and posting these... I really do appreciate it though! I think I'm going to break the rules though, because since it's Ds awareness month I am going to nominate any blog that posts about Ds. So, if that's YOU, please accept this award on your own blog :) Of course that means I didn't exactly do #3, #4, or #5, but if you accept the award, please let me know and I'll link to you!
Angie said... Love the "bus" we're on our way to the big side too...how's the gas?
Gas isn't great but that's the downside. I love it tho! I think we got 13-15 highway on our trip.
And did you ever hear of a diaper doubler? I tried to find a link on line but everything is for cloth diapers. I know they make them for disposables.
Anonymous said... Peg called us. Sorry Emma is not having a great day. Hope too it is nothing complicated. What state are you in? Is this Georgia? Love Gma
We were in Nashville, TN
I usually don't *ever* point out mis-spellings on someone's blog but this one is just a little awkward. I hope you're not offended! Faith
Anonymous said... what wonderful memories you have caught on camera. I have to ask..are Micah and Emma birth siblings? they look so much alike, but then again, all your children look alike so unless you knew they were adopted, you would never guess...they are so beautiful..
No, Micah and Emma were at the same orphanage and both had Ds which is why we got them both. Believe it or not it's really unusual for there to be birth siblings that both have Ds! There is one case that makes it more common, if the children have translocation Ds, but otherwise it's very rare! Which is also why I laugh when people ask if Brianna and Micah are twins. Of course I understand their question but can you even imagine the odds of having FRATERNAL twins (boy/girl) that BOTH have Ds? And when I was 23 years old? I'm sure it's happened somewhere, but when you throw in Emma- as a triplet- that's just insane :)
My daughter has what we call an Industrial Bladder. She goes in the morning, and then again at night. It took us a long time to actually know if she was potty trained because she never needed to go. She'd go every time she'd change her clothes, and that was it.
If you ever are waiting for Emma to pee, try the hand in warm water trick, or just plop her in the tub. Works every time. I actually used the hand-in-the-water trick to help my kids potty train early on. If they sat on the potty for a long time and didn't go, I'd give them a little sensory help to get things started so they could see/feel cause and effect, and how it felt to "release".
Do you double sheet your cribs? I used to stack them 3 deep--waterproof mattress pad, sheet, mattress pad, sheet, mattress pad, sheet. That way all I had to do was remove the top 2 layers and I'd be ready for the next go 'round. Though I doubt that would have been helpful with the quantity Emma saved up for you!
Thanks for making it Ali! In Florida we have a lot of Spanish speaking churches and I hope we can get the word out ;)
My mother used to say that she bruised if you looked at her - turned out to be a Vitamin B-12 deficiency, remedied with a regular shot. Vitamin K is also important in clotting, I recall. Is Emma on any blood-thinners because of her heart? If so, might they need tweaking a bit? In any case, I am glad for the follow-up and hope it can be easily corrected.
when u brought Emma and Micha home
how long were thay and how much did each weigh?
what are there current weight and lengths
also what size cloths were thay in when thay came and now?
Thanks for the suggestions and the kind words! I enjoy your blog too!! I'm WAY behind on all the blogs right now though...
I'll send it to you as well, but here it is too email@example.com Look forward to hearing from you :)