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  1. Fish!!!!

    I love these cutie pie fish!!! FF58F92F-AB35-4FD5-9CD4-7EAD33E1FF4B.mp4
  2. Hayden Elizabeth!

    Sweet baby with no more nasal cannula!!! AND she gets to be taken HOME on WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!
  3. Hayden Elizabeth!

    Weight at Birth: 4 lbs 3 oz Weight TODAY: 6 pounds 6 oz height at birth 21 inches Height now 25 inches **slow growth, but she is like her brother in that respect) LIKES: being swaddled, holding mommy's hand, being held, being patted on her butt (calms her down) DOES NOT LIKE: loud noises, bright lights, getting pricked for blood draws, being put back down after being cuddled!
  4. Proof read anyone?

    looks good to me!!!!!!! i'd need to spend like 3 hours straight reading it to be sure, but reading through it once i didn't sed any issues!
  5. life the past MANY months

    Thanks @Ian :-) It's so strange having 2 kids but we wouldn't change a thing!!!!!!!

    Picture #1....we played outside on a nice September day which was warm enough where i didn't need to get Noah all bundled in a coat Picture #2...playing with his toys!! (i was just about 13 weeks pregnant in this picture and still felt OK laying on my stomach...which is kind of strange to me) Picture 3...this was when we told Noah he was gonna be a big brother...ha ha....i'm sure he had NO idea what we were saying.... OH, and enjoy the movie! this was when we were teaching Noah how to talk!!!!!!!!!!! **THE PICTURES AND VIDEO WERE ALL TAKEN THE SAME DAY.... Besides becoming a big brother, Noah has been doing well! He had tubes put in his ears in August 2017 to help with drainage issues. ever since then he's been a different kid and doesn't scratch or pull at his ears much anymore! He started at a NEW daycare back in June of last year since my i knew for a fact that he wasn't being cared for by my sister in law as well as i would have liked and my brother in law confirmed it A LOT...that Noah was usually by himself and no one was watching him, so my brother in law basically would take Noah on fun trips to be sure someone looked after him.. he is now at a MUCH better daycare and it's closer to our house (literally like half a mile away) and the staff is AWESOME! they treat Noah as if he were their own child...plus, they go on lots of fun field trips and noah LOVES being outside playing! if he could, he would stay out all day! however, he isn't a huge fan of snow.... At his 2 year check up he was 26 pounds and 34 inches tall...so a little smaller then average, but that's OK with me, i love my big little boy!!!!!!!!!!! He also LOVES his mommy and daddy ENJOY the pictures and video!!!!!!! IMG_0378.MOV
  7. Hey, what's up with each of you?

    I still have 3 in a 75 gal,. aquarium! they are all doing well and swimming around like mad! it's fun to watch Noah "play" with them, he likes to knock on the glass and scare them and then do the same thing again, he gets great entertainment out of that! but that doesn't last to long cuz then he moves on to his next activity, he literally spends maybe 2 minutes "playing" with the fish and then goes to play with his toys!
  8. life the past MANY months

    Thanks! I love the name Elizabeth, our other name choice was RYLEIGH ELIZABETH, but in the end we liked HAYDEN ELIZABETH better :-) i will say this, when my Dr. told me i failed my glucose testing, i wept...cuz i passed with Noah...i was wondering what was going to happen, but all i had to do was swap my diet a little bit and it helped a ton!! OH, and Hayden has a car seat test today...that's where they stick her in her car seat for an hour to see if her heart rate drops or something like that, it's a test all NICU babies take to be able to go home! We are going to try bottle feeding today as well!!!!!!!!!! i also think i'm so upbeat about this all is because i know Hayden is in good hands with the NICU team and we have Noah as well to keep us sane and happy! AND BTW...Elizabeth IS a beautiful name!!!!!!!!
  9. life the past MANY months

    Thanks!!!!!!! Yea, her Dr says we COULD potentially come home at the end of next week if she is a champion bottle feeder :-) but for SURE the week after if she still needs more time to learn breathing, and eating at the same time Her OFFICIAL due date is Feb. 28 so the Dr, said don't be shocked if we are still in the NIC unit up until then! or even a bit after but with how well she is doing, we are HOPING she comes home soon....they also said they may move her to the PICU (step down unit) next week if all continues to go well!
  10. life the past MANY months

    KEEPING UP WITH A TWO YEAR OLD IS HECTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! especially when you throw in a new born baby! oh, that's right....we welcomed Hayden Elizabeth to our family on January 10, 2018 she weighed 4 pounds 3 oz and was 12.5 inches long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The funny thing is, we weren't even TRYING to have baby #2....i literally had to take like 5 pee tests before i would believe i was pregnant again!!!!! Pregnancy number two was WAY more complicated,... i had gestational diabetes, went into pre-term labor at 27 weeks, 30 weeks and again at 32 weeks.......finally after 3 attempts to stop labor and having all 3 be successful my Dr and I decided if i went into pre-term again, they would just deliver and send her to NICU...and that's what happened...at 33 weeks 5 days Hayden entered the world! this time around i did do VBAC and let me tell ya,,,,it was STRANGE!!!!!!! In fish news....Chunky, JJ and Nemo are THRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! water tests have been GREAT the past few months! it really helps when you have a hubby who is willing to help out with water changes!! every week, and a 2 year old who is VERY helpful around the house now! Noah hasn't met his baby sister in person yet cuz since it's FLU season he isn't allowed in the NICU, but we have been showing him pictures and videos we take on our phones and he joyfully says BABY every time he sees her....it's pretty cute and special!!!!!!!!!! other then dealing with GD while pregnant, lots of IV fluids to stop labor, and a NICU journey, everything is grand in our area of the world!!!!!!!! our neonatal Dr. says that Hayden is doing well for being just under 7 weeks early! her lungs are great, she is on a nasal cannula thing to give her extra oxygen. She is still fed through a tube, but we will try bottle feeding in a couple weeks..... well, that's the update from the past few weeks and months not much to report at all since the fish haven't been sick in FOREVER...at least it feels like forever!!! i'll have to get some picture updates soon!!! I hope you all are doing well!!!!!!!!!! From, Kate, Gabe, Noah and Hayden EDIT: I know people are gonna ask why we chose Hayden for her first name....well, i am a fan of Hayden Panettiere and i LOVE the name Hayden and Elizabeth as her middle name just sounded lovely :-) EDIT #2: I labored for just about 18 hours with Hayden.....i didn't labor with Noah since it was a scheduled c-section with him and let me tell ya,..labor sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was like i got punched in the stomach over and over again with NO breaks at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Poor Nemo

    it says it's for ponds... can you use it with an indoor aquarium???
  12. Poor Nemo

    yes, i'm using aquarium salt :-) i think it IS helping the healing process!!!
  13. After Houston

    Trump is also a narcisist in my opinion, doesn't give a crap about hurricanes or natural disasters just wants to be sure his policy stands up and gets approved/// I won't say what my sister says about this whole thing, but it is basically a whole string of expletives :-)
  14. After Houston

    Trump wants to discontinue DACA, which means if that happens, my best friend in the ENTIRE world (ok well, not the entire world, but my best friend) will be sent to a country that she hasn't been to in YEARS! how in the world is she supposed to live in a country she hasn't known since she was born????? I REALLY HATE TRUMP RIGHT NOW!!! stupidest president we've ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\ I should add...Yes, my husband is also my best friend, but i'm talking about my friend Jessica who i've known since second grade!!!!! she's so awesome and i would hate it if she got deported............
  15. Poor Nemo

    I think so as well, i'll know FOR SURE in about 5 days :-) Last night i had a revelation and removed some of the gravel from the aquarium since i know sometimes food and poo particles can get caught in the gravel so i took some out to help relive the ammonia level! This morning i checked on the fish and i think so far everything is OK last nights ammonia test was still at about a 1.25 ish so i dosed with prime again :-) Are their any medications that will help Nemo's tail???? it looks like someone took a scissors and started cutting and it makes me cry. Will melafix/pimafix work for this?????? or is their a better medication out their??

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