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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 4:47am

Sorry I am not posting a whole lot, I am still reading! Obviously we're adjusting to life at home still so computer time is few and far between!

Some updates on us -

Blake - When we were about to have them released from the NICU they did an ultrasound of his hip and found his leg bone was not fitting into his hip socket. Now we don't think this was a previous problem because I had a TON of ultrasounds and none ever showed this. One nurse told us the cause might have been how he was born. When they started to pull him out (they pull them out by the waist so the feet are by the head) he got stuck. They then yanked him out by his feet. Our pediatrician is contacting a specialist to come see him and let us know how bad the damage is.

He did GREAT breast feeding his first 2 days home and then stopped. He refused to latch at all. He is now only on formula and takes about 3 1/2 oz per feeding. He came home weighing 5 lbs even and a week and a half later he weighed 5 lbs 8 oz, and he was born 5 lbs 1 oz so he's over his birth weight!

He unfortunately has a clogged tear duct but it's getting much better with some Dr prescribed eye drops.

Elaine - Elaine is still our little screamer! But when not screaming she is


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Registered: 10-14-2007
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 8:01pm
Amy the twins are adorable. I am glad everyone is doing well.
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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 11:07pm

Amy!

So great to see you here! You've been in my thoughts and I check your blog regularly for updates.

Hope you'll get some answers about Blake's hip condition soon.

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Registered: 02-27-2011
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 11:13pm
We will be contacting a lawyer to find out if it turns out he will needs surgery or extensive therapy. If they tell us yes the Dr damaged it but he doesn't need any corrective measures and it will heal fine with time then I don't think we will bother. But for sure if there are going to be medical expenses and Rob will miss work we'll seek out damages.

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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 11:16pm
Good to hear from you Amy. So glad everything is going so well, you sound so very happy! I just love that last photo of Jensen and the twins. All three of your kids are adorable :) GL with getting Blake back on the boob - it can be done! I agree with Christine - try reaching out to your local LLL or contacting your hospital's LC (if they have one?). WTG baby Elaine for sticking with it (and you, too, Mama!). GL and keep us updated!

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Mon, 01-02-2012 - 8:13am
Your children are beautiful Amy and it sounds like you are doing really well!! I am very impressed :)
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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 1:59pm
Thank you! The hospitals here do not have LC's. Breast feeding is still really taboo here and I got almost no support in the hospital for it. It took 3 days for them to even give me a pump.

To be honest I have not had good experience with LC's and would rather not use them. I have many friends who are just as qualified to answer my questions. I also have been unable to find any LLL groups out here.

I have been thinking of trying a nipple shield with Blake to see if that will entice him to latch on so fingers crossed!

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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 2:03pm
Thanks Ash! I really am doing so much better then with Jensen. I had a little bit of baby blues with Jensen and we were just really stressed financially at the time so it was hard.

This time I feel great emotionally. I am definitely exhausted but very very happy. I just love the babies, even if I am counting down the days until they sleep a little longer lol!

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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 5:30pm

Thanks for the wonderful update!!!

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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 6:25pm
I love it! Today Elaine was crying and I was pumping so I couldn't get to her right away and Jensen ran over and gave her a kiss completely un-prompted and it was SO sweet!

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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 7:23am
Amy, I'm so glad you are doing so good with your children!! Keep trying with Blake, I'm sure he will eventually rediscover the breast! BTW, that picture of you with the three kids is beyond beautiful!

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