Thanks to my little brother Steven and his wife Emily for putting this together]]>
Or rather family and friends, family should come first.
Maggie has passed away.
We were blessed to have to have her as long as we did. She was a delight and a joy to have in our lives. I will write more when I have the chance. Thank you to all of you who stopped in to check on Maggie (and us), thank you for caring about us. THank you
David, Jen, Sydney, and Penelope]]>
Well what has happened? Well Maggie did not eat much at all for 2 days and cried almost every hour on the hour for most of those two days. What happened to cause this? We tried a high calorie formula in order for Maggie to try and gain some weight. Well she did not like the stuff. Shortly after ingesting the formula she was in discomfort. We did not give her straight formula. It was mostly breast milk and a little of the high calorie formula added. Well she was taken off the high calorie stuff as soon as we figured out she was not comfortable. Jen then for the next several feedings gave Maggie straight breast milk. She would eat but not much. less than half of her usual amount at a feeding. We then should have gone straight back to the old tried and true formula that we add to her diet, but the nurses brought over a lactose free formula that is supposedly really good for infants. Well it caused Maggie to cry about every hour on the hour. Barely slept. She ate a little more than the previous day, but not much more. Jen then put Maggie back on the tried and true formula and all things seem to be back to normal. Yay. That’s about it for this week. Later folks]]>
Lastly I know everyone wants pictures. Some of my siblings, who will remain nameless (*cough* Kim *cough*) have griped at me for the lack of the pictures. Well I haven’t downloaded the pictures lately. Some day I will download them and post more for you. Maybe this weekend when I get some time.
That is about it for now. TTFN]]>
Sorry for not updating for 10 days or so. I just haven’t had the time to do so. Or I have just been a bit lazy. Take your pick. Well we went last week to have our pics taken by a professional photographer. Well the pictures went better than expected. The older girls had their shots taken in one shot, sometimes two. Maggie on the other hand was being great before the pictures were taken. Was perfect after the session was over. Cried during her shots. Typical kid. Well we have also tried a forumla for Maggie to see if it would help her gain weight. She did not agree with the forumla and we have since stopped the one we have and are looking for a different one.
Maggie is more alert every day it seems. She just likes to look around at the room or at a toy. We weighed her again and she is still 5.7 pounds. Thanks folks. Be back sometime in the future with another update. and maybe some pics, which I know I am long overdue providing everyone with.]]>
Anyways we weighed Maggie again and still 5.5 pounds. Since she hasn’t gained any weight, we met with Maggie’s doctor and discussed adding some high calorie formula to her feedings. And so today our nurse brought us a can for the stuff. We love our nurses. Especially since they make house calls. The doc does too. Just not nearly as often as the nurses.I must add poor doc. When she tried to hold Maggie, Maggie would just cry. Mom had to hold Maggie to get her calm enough for the doc to listen to Maggie’s heart and lungs.
Not sure if I mentioned this or not, I hate going back and rereading old posts, but Maggie seems to be looking at objects placed in front of her. She will not track or follow an object unless it moves very slowly. As long as she is wide away both eyes will be in sync. If she is tired her left eye likes to roll back in the socket.
Need some help from all of you who follow this blog. While we take daily pictures, we are in need of some fun/cute ideas for pictures for Maggie. To get you creative juices flowing, her is a picture that we are working on. We are going to put Maggie in the middle of the stuffed animals and take her picture. Maybe all three girls. Hard to say. Basically a similar shot from the scene in ET. I just don’t care for posting pictures that look similar time after time, even though everyone else loves the pictures no matter what. And yes I know, you need your picture fix. I will add some soon. just not now. As it is past my bedtime and I need to download the pictures off the camera and then upload to photobucket.
Thats about it for now.
Parents hug your kids and pinch their cheeks. (either set works)]]>