Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Abby says...

After a rough day at the Elliott house....

Abby: "Mommy, what's wrong?"

Me: "I just need you to follow directions, Abby."

Abby: "It's ok, Mommy. I don't like to follow directions."

Ugh. And that would be the problem. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


We had Cami's big test today - the auditory brainstem response test. We, of course, were very nervous and I was soooo hoping and praying for some good results. And we got them!!! Both ears showed perfect transmission of sound waves from the ears to the brain - no hearing loss for our sweet Camille Marie!! Susie, the audiologist, said that the other tests are more sensitive to environmental noise factors, which can send false results. But there's no way for this test to do that, so we now know for sure that our baby girl has perfect hearing. YEA!!!!!

I also had an appointment today so that the dr could check my wound. It's still open and we'll be packing it for another week. Hopefully next Tuesday they can close it up and we can start getting back to normal! We've been holding my mom hostage and she might want to go home someday! LOL

My dad is coming in to visit this weekend and Abby is super excited to have Grampa here for her birthday. I can't believe my big girl is going to be three - yikes!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Abby says....

We've been doing a combo nursing/pumping/bottles to feed the babies. A few formula bottles, but mostly breast milk in one way or another. Seeing me nurse has been interesting for Abby and has brought up some fun conversations. :)

This afternoon, I was getting everything set up on the kitchen table so I could pump and Abby came to sit in the chair next to me. I was just getting started when she pulled up her shirt, looked at her chest and said, "Mommy, I need to pump my boobs and get milk for my babies." Mom and I just about fell over trying not to laugh....

Friday, August 14, 2009


Sorry about the lack of pictures!! Before my in-laws left to go home, we had them download all of their pics onto our computer. And now...I don't have any hard drive space left. I haven't felt like moving stuff to our external hard drive and Zac hasn't had time - thus the lack of pictures. But we're working on it. :)

Just an update for those of you who are wondering....

I woke up last Friday (8/7) and my incision was leaking really badly. I called and got the nurse midwife to squeeze me in at Dr. Silver's office. When she saw my incision, she told me what I didn't want to hear: the fluid pockets behind my incision weren't going away. They were going to have to re-open the incision and we (Zac & Mom) would have to pack the wound twice a day. ICK ICK ICK!!! So we did that. I went back for a checkup last Tuesday (8/11), hoping that things were healed up enough that they could go ahead and use steri-strips to close the incision. No such luck. :/ And so, we are still packing away until my appointment this coming Tuesday afternoon. Mom and Zac both can tell that the incision has healed a lot, so we're all hoping that they can close it up on Tuesday!!!

We also had another re-screening with Susie (the audiologist) for Cami. Susie re-screened her left ear and it passed again. Her right ear still isn't passing. Susie did another small test to check Cami's eardrum, but with no reactions. Susie wanted to have the pediatrician check Cami's ears for fluid, infection, etc., so we did that at the girls' Wednesday appointment. Dr. Clayton said her ears looked perfect - good news and bad news. :/ So, we have another appointment with Susie on Tuesday morning. It's a two hour test, called an Audiotory Brainstem Response test. Depending on how that goes, we will probably end up seeing an ENT to figure out what's going on. Please keep praying for my baby's ear to heal quickly so that she can more clearly hear all of us who love her so much! We are trying to make a conscious effort to talk to her on her left side so that she doesn't miss anything.

That about sums it up. My mom is here until Aug 25 and my dad is coming out on the 22nd (Abby's birthday!) to stay for a few days. I'm soooo grateful that my mom has been able to stay so long - with my incision still acting up, I'm still so very limited as to what I can do. I'm only allowed to pick up 10 lbs at a time - barely one of my babies!! And Abby is doing such a good job of handling the changes; but it's hard for her to understand why I can't pick her up. She says, "It's ok, Mommy, your big owie is ok. You can pick me up!" So sad for a Mom to hear!! But she absolutely adores her little sisters and is so loving and sweet with them!! Seeing the faces of our three sweet girls is what makes all of this craziness worth it!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Announcing the Birth of:
Camille Marie Elliott, 8lbs. 13oz.
Emma Kate Elliott, 8lbs.

My sweetie getting ready for the big day!!! What grace!

Abby showing her...... well you know where this is going!!

The presentation of hand-made stocking hats from the labor & delivery department!!

I believe this is Cami. She came out feet first. Going to have to work on the diving skills!

Cutting the cord. (Sorry it wasn't me. They had two, remember!)

Cleanup for Emma.

Cami keeping warm!

'Bout time!! Momma needs to see them two!


Definitely Cami!!

And in the other corner Emma, the lightweight!

What a big sister!

Time to get that baby cleaned up! (Emma)

"Can't they just leave me alone!"

A daddy trying his best to pay attention to everything!

Daddy and daddy.



Aunt Kendyl and Emma!

Emma's first bath!


Time for some bottle!

A picture of the whole scene.

Cami's first bath.


What a pair!!

The Daddy.

The Grams.

The Paw-Paw.

The Nana.

The Aunt Turn-Turn.

The Aunt Kennell.

The MOMMY!!!!!

Kisses from the BIG SISTER!!!!!

Elliott, Party of Five!

Wonderful Mommy!!!!

The hats.

Just Chillin'!

What a hoot this picture is!! That's funny right there, I don't care who you are!

The BIG Sister!!!

Just a bunch of Daddy's girls!!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Funny tidbit...

I PROMISE I am going to put pictures up!! We have waaaaay too much downloaded and Zac needs to get them arranged and such....but I AM working on it! :)

Had to share a funny tidbit...the babies had just been fed and Mom and I were changing their diapers. Abby was standing beside us (we were sitting on the couch) talking to us and the babies when, all of a sudden, Cami started peeing. It sprayed EVERYWHERE, including the couch, Abby and on Emma's head!!! A good laugh for all of us; except Abby, who was a little grossed out! :)