I'm not feeling well. I have the achy, sore throat, feels-like-my-head-is-going-to-explode type of stuff. Olivia is feeling a bit under the weather as well. It even made me miss a surprise party that I was to attend today. I love surprise parties, but Ryan had to attend this one by himself. (Happy 30th Austin!) Hopefully, Olivia and I start feeling better soon.
Thank you for your replies to my last post. I do think that Olivia has some oral sensitivities and you pair that with 2 year old pickiness and it's a frustrating combination. She has never wanted things in her mouth (pacifier, thumb, etc)and is real finicky when it comes to what goes in it. I'm going to do some research and try to figure out what I need to do to help her. I'm proud to say that for dinner tonight, she ate 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich and some peaches. That is amazing for Olivia!!
Oh, and you should hear Olivia sing the alphabet song. It is the cutest thing I've ever heard! I've been trying to get it on video, but she's being a bit camera shy. She ends the song with. . "Q, R, S, TV, E, W, X, 1,2,3." I'll try my hardest to catch it on video in the near future.
There are some days when hardly a bite of food is swallowed. (Not with me, I unfortunately eat just fine.) Olivia either won't put food in her mouth or if she does, she chews it up and spits it out. Today was one of those days. I don't know if it has to do with her reflux or her prematurity or a lack of hunger or if it's behavioral. She can swallow food, but sometimes it's as if she really doesn't want to. Does anyone else experience these types of eating difficulties? I am feeling so frazzled. I'd love to hear from you.
I unexpectedly gave birth at 23 weeks to micro-preemie twins on August 27, 2007. Olivia Paige weighed just 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Logan William weighed just 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Our sweet Logan passed away after 1 month and 1 day. After 105 days, we were able to bring Olivia home. She is our miracle, our survivor, our joy. . .
On November 20, 2012 we welcomed little sister, Abigail, into our lives. She was born at 35 weeks, but only spent 8 days in the hospital before coming home. We feel very blessed. To contact Ryan and Jodi you may email them at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You were the perfect little boy Of whom we always dreamed. Did you know we had your name picked out? All along or so it seemed.
You even had your daddy’s hands So miniature in size. In life we never got to hold you Or even see your opened eyes.
We had so many plans for you. Did you know you are a twin? I wanted you to grow up together. What a pair you would have been!
I wanted to take you to the park And push you on the swing. I wanted to teach you how to walk, And read and write and sing.
I wanted to show you a fire truck And let you ride upon a horse. I wanted to take you to the zoo To see the giraffes, of course.
I wanted you to watch cartoons And play video games with dad. And you and I would take a nap Oh, the times we would have had.
But, your mommy’s plans were not to be. “I have other plans,” God said. “You won't be playing in life’s playground You’ll be playing in heaven instead.”
And although I ache with sadness And in my arms I long to hold. I’ll see you again in heaven When my story on earth’s been told.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light They are miracles, here on earth So bold, so strong, so wise And bring to life a sense of worth For those who lack great size.
Some of this life’s smaller treasures Are the ones which matter more Than the larger joys and pleasures That we have grown to adore Volume is not as essential As the gift that lies inside Smaller souls with much potential Who shall never be denied.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light These children, while born premature Are testaments of worth Their spirits bold, their futures sure To ever bless the earth.