Saturday, January 07, 2006

Happy 2006!

It's a new year and both girls are finally over the nasty stomach bug! It only lasted 2-3 days for Eden, but a full 7 days for Holland. When it comes to sicknesses, Holland seems to get everything worse. On day 4 Holly got a fever so we ended up taking her in to the doc. It was just part of the virus, so all we could do was try to keep her hydrated and wait it out. Poor thing lost almost a full pound while she was sick. That was a BIG deal to us because we work so hard for every ounce! She was up to about 18 1/2 pounds, now she is about 18 pounds. Eden finally hit the 16 1/2 pounds mark.

On New Year's Eve my wonderful parents were sweet enough to watch the girls overnight at our house so we could go out. We went to our friends Liz and Eric's house for a party and stayed the night there. It was a lot of fun. We got to hang out with Auntie Lisa from LA. She bought the girls these Rock & Roll t-shirts. They were mostly for Daddy, who hates that I always dress them in cutsie matching outfits. In fact, he told me that the pink furry outfits from the Thanksgiving post were "stupid.":) Anyway, we both agree that the Rock & Roll look is good on them!

We went yesterday for the girls third Synagis shots to help prevent RSV. They have to get them every month through the winter. Each shot costs about $1,200! Luckily our insurance pays for it. Last month our appointment did not go well. First of all, we had to wait a LONG time. On top of that, it was the first time that Eden was big enough that she had to get her dose in two separate shots. She maybe could have handled one, but the second put her over the edge. She did her famous breath holding thing until she turned blue and her eyes rolled back in her head. It was bad. This time I called the office in advance to tell them the girls' weights so they could have the shots ready when we got there. I also asked for two nurses so they could do both injections at the same time. Eden did MUCH better. She still got pissed and held her breath, but not long enough that she turned colors. It's a funny thing about Eden. She is so laid back and doesn't complain about anything. But she HATES getting shots. Holly cried for a minute, then was totally over it. She's a tough little gal.


Anonymous said...

They are soooo cool. They look like perfect little rock stars. Yey!
love yous!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Love the pics!!!


Anonymous said...

I love the shirts auntie Lisa!! Liz

Anonymous said...

My dd is a preemie too. She was born at 25 weeks. At birth, she weighed 1lb 9oz. She also gets the synegis shot. However, her insurance pays for someone to come to the house and give it to her. The bring a scale to weigh her and it is so much easier. Have you checked with your insurance to see if they will cover that?
I love reading your journal you give me so much inspiration.Your girls are beautiful.