I bought the girls some outside lawn chairs... It was raining and windy do I brought them inside and the girls decided the following seemed appropriate.
The past few week has once again been busy. Imagine that! Prepare for a longish blog post.
The girls have been fairly well behaved and I'm thankful for that. Colin finished up planting which was wonderful and was able to spend Saturday thru Monday with us. The girls couldn't have been happier!
Getting in some cousin bonding. I think this picture is just priceless!
But when it was actually nice out the girls used them to watch their daddy while he worked in the yard
I just love their personalities! Such goofs!!
And if it isn't one kiddo it's the next. Two weeks ago I noticed one morning that
Montana had a limp. I gave it a few days to see if it was gonna get better and was planning to wait out the weekend and take her to the doctor the following Monday.
However the limp was getting worse and started to be obvious to several people not just Colin and I. I was visiting my parents that Saturday and with their encouragement decided to take her into prompt care... Just incase it was a fracture of some sort.
After a terrible experience... And horrible provider care we were sent home and told it was nothing. The following Sunday it got worse and by Monday morning I decided to attempt another visit, this time to our pediatrician.
So with a typical 4 day recovery he sent us home with instruction to do ibuprofen every 8 hours and hope that it gets better.
We snuck in a fun date together after our appt while daddy and Kynli did there own thing.
It's always extremely fun to have one on one time with each of the girls. And they tend to love it!
In the middle of all these appointments our well decided to give out, so we spent the better part of three days without water before finding a temporary solution as they dig a new well. But made for a heaping pile of laundry after all was said and done. It's the little things we take for granite!
I had an OB appt this week and the girls spent some time with grandma steidinger. The baby is measuring right on track for the middle of July. Probably currently somewhere between 4 & 5 lbs she estimated.
Kynli mastering the skills of being a mother to multiples while at grandmas.
We continued our week as normal, while monitoring Montana's limp. Only to watch as it has gotten worse and worse. She started loosing her balance this past Thursday and would fall often and by most evenings spent most of the time sitting on the floor. So Friday I decided I had had enough and took her back to the doctor.
He thinks it's wise we visit a pediatric orthopedic since it's progressively getting worse. But we left his office with the expectation of waiting yet another 3-4 weeks before we can get into ortho in Peoria (closet place that has a pediatric orthopedic)
Saturday was wonderful! Colin and I spent the day working on projects and the girls enjoyed the outdoors.
We power washed the house and sidewalks, mulched, put on the screen door, planted a few more flowers, and put on the window box.
But someone would still rather be carried to all the fun equipment.
Miss Kynli enjoying the twirly whirl thing. Yuck! Made me almost nauseous just watching her spin round and round.
Sunday morning rolled around and her leg still seemed to be have gotten worse. She spent most of Sunday wanting to be held and wasn't interested in walking around at all while at church.
Monday my family came up around noon to hang out. And then we headed into the Kilgus lake to celebrate grandmas 80th birthday.
All the grand kids that were ably to make it.
Uncle bob and aunt carol (grandmas sister from Oregon) Grandkids, & great Grandkids
We almost had all the great Grandkids. Just missing a couple I believe. So thankful and blessed that so many of these kids will get to have memories with these two.
I could almost cry when I see her holding my kiddos. I have had so many memories and countless minutes of phone conversations with my grandma. And goodness i just love her! So blessed!!
When I was little I honestly didn't really appreciate being called "little Arlene." But.... It's growing on me the older I get.
This morning the girls decided to sleep in until a beautiful 9:30. And so did their momma! I have felt so so good with this pregnancy that sometimes I forget that it's okay to take an extra nap or to kick my feet up every now and then. We also hit 33 weeks yesterday and since that was the last time I captured a picture of myself prego with the twins I thought I should compare them.
Hmmm can you guess which is which?
Also this morning I called the doctor back. I'm a researcher. So sometimes at night I lay in bed and I research what's wrong with my kiddos. From working at a doctors office I don't usually get worked up about things as typically nothing is ever as bad as google makes it seem. But from what I can tell if Montana really had toxic synovitis it should be well on its way to recovery instead of getting worse.
I think because she has a twin we can see just how much it's slowing her down. And it's really breaking our hearts to watch as she gives up knowing she isn't gonna be able to follow along fast enough to keep up with sissy or when she she looks at me and says owiee as she sits down to rest.
So I decided to call and use the prego mom getting close to full term excuse and decided that I didn't care if we had to go to Springfield I really really want to be seen in the next week or two. It just seems to scary to put something as important as her everyday walking in limbo because I don't want to seem paranoid or be that "over the top" mom.
So that's been our last two weeks in a nutshell. Busy, busy, and more busy but blessed as usual and thankful for each day The Lord gives us!
I'll try to do my best at updating the blog but sometimes life just gets away from me.