Thursday, July 06, 2006

4th of July - 9 months and counting

On July 4th, Kaitlyn turned 6 months adjusted and 9 months actual on July 4th.

Kaitlyn and I participated with our local multiples group in the 4th of July Parade (Brian was at work). It was wonderful and difficult at the same time. The parents of the multiples group have been so wonderfully supportive of me and my story, but at the same time, it was very difficult to see all the twin stroller and knowing that I should have both my girls with me. I also felt sub-conscious of the "public" thinking that they were wondering why I was walking with all the multiple stroller.

I can't thank the Multiples group enough for their continued support - I've met so many new wonderful friends. Did you know that in our county (Marin) we have more mutiple births than ANWHERE else in the country? Amazing.

Here are a few pictures from the parade.

Kaitlyn was on her feeding pump during the walk, and of course vomited about 3 times. But at least I got out of the house right?

I hope you all had a Happy 4th of July!

See all the burp cloths at the ready and her "Daddy is my hero" fireman bib?

You can see the feeding tube go up the left side of the stroller and her feeding pump is in the small black bag on top of the stroller. The marchers ("Redwood City" in front of us are actually quite funny. Redwood City is 40 minutes from where we live, but supposedly, the batoon twirlers were kicked out of their town parade because they marched too slowly, so they joined ours!

Some of our twin moms and kids that were in the pardade with me. (See the triplets in the very back?)

Our fearless leaders, Jen and Heather, of our group holding the banner.


Jenny said...

That looked like fun!! I hope Kaitlyn's vomiting gets better! maybe, just maybe Kaitlyn's belly is too full and that is why she vomits. so maybe give her belly a break from the pump maybe about a bit before the normal time she vomits. then let her belly digest. then put the tube back in.

michelle flannagan said...

Liz- Love the parade photos. I hope the vomiting is better soon. I know how heartbreaking that is, Anna was the same way for 9 months ( even w/ the fundo.) The prilosec did make a big difference for her, I wish we had tried it sooner. Hang in there.

Take Care, Michelle

Tonya said...

The photos are great.. It looks like a great time. I can understand you being somewhat uneasy though.. that must be incredibly hard.. *hugs*

Heidi said...

You don't know me... but I found your blog through baby Alicia's blog. I have read your story and I just felt like I wanted you to know that you are being prayed for! I am amazed at your strength so far. I pray that you will continue to find strength in knowing that God's plan for your life, and for Kaitlyn's, is greater than you could ever imagine. Your story and Kaitlyn's life will show God's ways in more than one way.
My family and I will continue to pray for you.

Mir said...

Hey Liz,

I thought I'd pass on another mommy blog to you. Noah's a part of my mommy forum, and he's a TINY little thing who has problems with eating as well. He's just a week or so older than Kaitlyn!

I hope Kaitlyn is doing better!!

JP said...

Hey Liz! I hope things are going well with you and Miss Kaitlyn. Especially with the vomitting. Update when you get a chance!

Jodi from PROM said...

Hi Liz,
I'm sorry you're still having so much trouble. I can't imagine the emotional and physical exhaustion you must be feeling. I agree with Stacey, call the new GI doc and beg for something sooner. Or call your ped and have them expidite things. After Anthony's collapsed lung, he got an appt with a pulmonologist 2 months later...his ped called and said no, get him in next week. And they did, no questions asked.

Praying for puke-free days.
xoxo, Jodi from PROM

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