Sunday, July 19, 2009

I decided I would take a little time and write an entry since I haven't really had time since I went back to work. I have thought of a million things I want to write about but I'm not sure I will remember it all now. Life for us is crazy. I don't know how else to say it. Every minute of every day is packed. Work has been fine. It is very hard because I am so exhausted all the time but each week gets a little easier. I have been flexing my hours a little so that I can get home in time to help with dinner and bedtime which is by far the most chaotic time for us. Everyone is exhausted. Logan eats dinner around 5:30 and we try to eat with him but that doesn't always happen. At least one person sits with him and eats. The other is usually tending to the babies who are exhausted and whiny. It is that period where you are doing anything to keep them awake until 7. I try to get Logan in the bath by 6:30 so he can sit and watch TV for 15 minutes while I feed a baby. Hopefully whoever I am feeding falls asleep quickly and I then put Logan to bed while Bob and either my sister or Skye (our 14 Y/O helper) feed the other 2 and get them all ready for bed. By 8 everyone is usually asleep. But not always. We decided last week to start to let them cry it out. We got Justin adjusted on his meds so he is actually doing a lot better. He is still a needy baby but at least he doesn't wheeze anymore which was what kept us from trying to get him to sleep through the night. As you know, Noah pretty much sleeps through most nights from like 7-7:30 through to 6:30 or 7AM. I know, a dream baby!! We had to have one! Mason got the hang of sleeping through the night pretty quick. He wakes up and fusses but not too terribly. Although he did have a cough the other night so we do give him some water to help soothe that. But he sleeps until around 6AM. Of course, since I am writing this they will both get up all night tonight but what can you do!! Justin has been a challenge. That kid can cry like I have never seen. When we planned to start the cry it out I was mentally prepared for him t cry forever. I really thought he could. He didn't but it was a good 2 hours. After the first hour he would sleep for like 10 minutes and then wake up and cry. Torture. Poor bob had to listen to it because it was Thursday and he was on duty. The poor kid was so tired he napped for 5 and a half hours on Friday. Friday night I was on duty. We put him to bed and he cried for about 45 minutes. Now, we do go in and check him and give him the it's ok, ssshhh. We start at 10 min. then 15, then 20 and so on. He woke up at 11:20. By 12:30 he was still crying but clearly getting tired. I was so exhausted I actually fell asleep while he was crying. Can you believe it? I NEVER thought I would be able to do that. I woke up at 1AM and he had stopped. I ran into his room to see if he was ok and sure enough he was out cold sleeping very soundly. Saturday, well, he went to bed a little easier but woke up around 3:30 (we almost thought we were home free) and he was up until about 4:30. I got up with Mason at 5AM and Bob slept in until 9 since he was up with justin crying. I really believed by tonight he would be almost there. Everyone I talk to says by the third night they get the hang of it. Not my Justin. My heart aches for him. he really was meant to be an only child. He is so smiley and happy during the day. I am still hopeful that this method will work if we really stick it out for a couple more days.
All 3 are eating their solid foods farely well and I am hopeful that they will be on 3 meals a day in the next 2 or 3 weeks. They don't like eating cereal that much but they are great with the veggies. Bob has a really tough job and I do appreciate the challenges he faces getting them to eat off a spoon. I know how hard it was to teach Logan and he was only one. This morning I had all 4 boys sitting next to each other and I was feeding them all oatmeal. Well, logan was eating his own but he wanted to sit in the row with his brothers. It was actually really cute.
We are currently negotiating a contract to sell our house. We will find out tomorrow if we are going to officially go under contract. Then we have 6 weeks to find somewhere to live. We saw a house in Delran that we really like. I am hoping it all works out. I do believe what is meant to happen will be.
Both noah and justin rolled from back to front this week!! They have all gone the other way but this was a big deal since they have such issues with their neck and back strength. Mason is almost there but since he is a little buddha he may take a little longer. They are all holding their heads up nicely and doing well in the exersaucers. Won't be long till they are sitting up!! We are baptizing them in August. I am looking forward to that especially since my parents will come up for it. W will really miss having popop there. But I know he will be watching over these boys every step of the way.
Logan is still doing wonderfully. He is quite a handful and can test you like the best of them but he is adorable and loving and kind to his brothers. I could not ask for a better family.
I have so much more to write but I have to go to bed soon and I have so much laundry to fold and put away. And I also need to go find the stupid puzzle in Logan's play room that keeps talking and scaring the crap out of me.
I hope everyone is doing well and having a fantastic summer.
Thanks to all of you who take such good care of us. Especially my sister Allison who I know spends more time here then she intends every day. And our wonderful neighbors. I tear up thinking about moving away from you. Good night.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hello everyone. Sorry it has been so long. There is so much going on right now. I will update you on the babies.
Noah is doing great! Sleeping through the night. Goes down around 6:45-7:30 and gets up around 6:00-6:45. Mason generally gets up once a night. He has had a terrible cold/cough for almost 2 weeks. The night time sucks the most when he gets all of the junk in his lungs. Justin....Well, he still gets up every 4 hours or so. We took him to the pulmonologist. I feel so bad. He wheezes so much and has trouble breathing. He has reflux, bad cold, his esophagus is partially closed(causing wheeziness). Now we have to give him flovent, albuterol, zantac, zyrtec, and bethanechol. I know it is a lot and I told the Dr I would try this regiment for 1 week. Poor kid cant sleep because he has reflux, post nasal drip, and cant breathe. We have to start letting them cry it out, but it is so hard becasue they are in 1 room. That may not be for too long...It looks like we sold our house! We agreed verbally and we get the contracts next week with the buyers addendums. I am sure we will go back and forth, but we are looking now. It is so exciting and sooo nerve racking at the same time.

The boys had their checkup last week. They are almost 4 months old (adjusted) 7 months since they were born. Justin is 17lbs 1oz, Noah is 15lbs 2oz, and Mason is 18lbs, 2oz. They are getting heavy! Developmentally Justin is a rock star. He can stand up solid on both legs with only my one hand on him. He pretty much rolls over. He has to get than damn arm out of the way so he can go from back to belly. We are going to stop swaddling them now. This is going to suck because it is so easy to put them down when they are all bundled up. I took them all to the mall last week to get an oil change at Sears. I took them around the mall while I waited. They were perfect little angels. Of course I got stopped by every woman wanting to talk about the babies. It was fun, but it gets old fast. I just wanted to cruise around with my boys and not be bothered. It is the price I pay for having handsome boys!

Logan is doing awesome. He had his 2 year appt at the Dr's. She was very impressed with his cooperation and vocabulary. He speaks almost everything in full sentences now. He is becoming very bossy as he understands what he wants and when he wants it. It is pretty funny. I get so excited at the end of the day when I know he is coming home from school to see how his day was and what he did all day.

Overall, the Commack's are doing ok. The days are getting a little more organized. Tracey and I have planned our 5 year anniversary trip. My in-laws are flying up from Florida for the weekend so we can go away. How awesome are they! I cannot wait to go away. I am sure I will bring a web cam with me so I can see Logan and the boys from our hotel room. It is going to be hard to leave Logan and the boys for a weekend. They are in good hands. Until next time....