It's been a long time. But we are still here. I feel like i have been so neglectful of the blog lately. I swear we are just so busy. It seems I have no time to even breathe.
So, let me just give a quick run down:
Calleigh is doing well. She hates to poop but is dealing with it. She has the worst diaper rash you have ever seen. No kidding. We are seeing a dermatologist for it. This week we had 4 doctors appts for Calleigh in 4 days. Poor little girl. Luckily, they are mostly follow up visits. We are hoping to get her hiney under control soon but since she poops about 3 times an hour it's hard. Eventually, her body will realize she had 1/3 of her colon removed and will adjust and she won't be a pooping machine! We followed up with an ENT to make sure her breathing issues after surgery were just situational (pain meds/fluids/swelling from intubation) and he strongly feels that's what happened. He scoped down her nose and found nothing except to confirm she really does have SEVERE acid reflux. But we knew that already and she is already on medication. Somehow, she manages to be the happiest child I have ever met. Her smile is BY FAR the best smile I have ever seen. Her dimples are so cute you can't even describe them. She warms my heart every time I look at her.
Now for the triplets. What can I say? They are in a good place. They love school. They love their weekly play date. They love to play. They love to yell. They love to run around like wild maniacs. I would say the three's have been the hardest of all so far. Three very different personalities. Three wild imaginations running wild each day. Tons of laughing and playing along with fighting. They really don't fight to much with each other but they love to challenge me. Seems like it's the favorite past time at the moment. Most days are great. But the days that are not great are usually a disaster. Those are days we are in the house all day. If we are out there is never an issue. Nothing. Nada. Doesn't matter where we are they just love being out.
I think Colin is starting to read. He is sounding out words. He is spelling lots of words. He really is a smart cookie.
Ciaran has really made some big leaps lately. He seemed to have the hardest time learning his letters and sounds but he wizzes through them now. He is showing more of an interest in learning too. He still continues to want me to read to him the most.
Cormac is doing awesome. He too seems to be starting to learn to read. He can tell you what any word starts with. He doesn't miss a trick. He can tell you EVERYTHING that happens at school. He will tell you who the leader of the day was and what they did. He can tell you who sat next to him and his brothers. He thrives at school. As we start to approach the triplets 4th birthday it means we have to write another IEP. We need it in place by April 6th. Not a lot of time. Guess I have to start contacting the school district.
We are in the midst of a big snow storm. Lot's of language: blizzard, gusting winds, white out. Just last night Cormac told me bears hibernate in a cave. Hibernate? that's a pretty decent word for a three year old.
We continue to tell stories each night before bed. The stories are getting longer and more detailed. The language being used gets more complex and the details are very descriptive.
That's it for today. Off to make pancakes and then we are off to a big fun snow play date!