Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tonsil Time - Outs

Thought I would add a blurb about the quints tonselectomies about 13 days ago. They are slowly recovering from left over throat and adnoid pain as well as "referred ear pain" as the ENT's explained was common one to two weeks post-op. We finished up "bubble gum" amoxicillian meds after seven days and we still have some Lortab (Tylenol based narcotics) for any pain they might have. We were administering that Q4 (every four hrs.) around the clock for the first week and as needed after that. It looks like we are on the home stretch just in time for Taylor's scheduled surgery on Monday, Sept. 15th.....whew, does it ever end ?

Attached are two pictures - one of Julian and Jiliana on "verced" a "loopy" drug administered before surgery to lessen the kids resistence to the anestesia and one of all four after tonsils out - notice how quiet it looks in the room?????

School Stories

Okay, so it's been an interesting week. The quints started preschool this past Monday and the girls started the Monday before that. We have had the run of "I-dont-feel-like-going-to-school-today" attitudes but for the most part everyone is adjusting nicely to their new classrooms. We are still doing therapy three times a week as has been the M.O. since about April. Today at church I got talked into joining a women's bible study starting in two weeks on Wednesday mornings - fitting in one more thing in an already packed schedule has proved to be a fine art. We have Monday mornings and Friday's free right now - but other then that - there is something going on every weekday morning, preschool is in the afternoons and elementary and middle school commitments come after school in the late afternoon.

Though it is a busy schedule, I am so thankful the kids all have something to do now that is their own! I was at the YMCA joining last week and the swim instructor even offered to teach the quints swim lessons in their own little class with no other students which I think would be wonderful for them to do - like Taylor joining girl scouts and Briana doing band and cross country.

Speaking of cross country, Briana went to her first meet last week and tho she didn't place - she was within the first 30-40 kids out of over 100 six graders. She ran a mile and a half in just under 15 mins. -- an awesome feat in my book any day and better then any times I had while running back in high school.
Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend - we are enjoying NOT having company and hanging out at home! ;-)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Day Out With the Denny's

This was taken at the beginning of the summer when Grandma took us to Lil' Biggs....a special toddler playplace. L-R is Taylor, Jiliana, Julian, Alexis, Joshua, Anthony and Briana

Welcome to My New Blog !

Okay folks, I am finally hopping on the blogging bandwagon and hoping I don't look like a fool doing it! When my quintuplets were little, I attempted to keep up with a website so interested parties could keep up with our family, however after a few years, it just got to be too time consuming. My hope is now that the kids are in school, I will have a chance to update more often and keep our friends and family in the loop. So here's to my attempt at keeping up with technology!