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Monday, November 2, 2015

Our October

Our October was both hard and fun

We got to see both birth mom's! I need to get the other pics off Jared's phone :oP
One of Ayden's new favorite things is mattress slides! Or as he calls them, pillow slide.
We got to play a fair amount at Thanksgiving Point! My poor children are having a hard time getting Thanksgiving Point and the actual holiday of Thanksgiving.
Now comes the not so fun part. On the 12th Bree's IV started getting really hard to push medications into. By the 14th it was like impossible. Her specialist was the one on call, he said to bring her in and they'll work on it.
Well, after an extremely long night for both her and I, the outcome was that there was no saving the line and we needed to replace it! 
Poor baby woke up extremely miserable. She use to wake up just fine, but not anymore. Anyway~ there was a couple good outcomes of that visit! One is we got to see Dr. Downey!
He's the surgeon who took care of Breeann the whole time she was NICU, so the first 4 months of her life. He did her original bowel resection (cut out all the bad intestines, making her short bowel), he put in her feeding tub, several of her IVs, and has done a couple of what's called STEP procedures on her. I personally think we have him, as well as her specialist, to thank for our miracle still being here. 

The other good outcome is ... we found out one of Bree's IV sites has opened!!! As you may, or may not, remember, she was down to one site!! We were so panicked and worried about her IV access site. But in June we found out one had opened, and we just found out a second opened! So of the 4 sites, she now has 3!!!
After all the hospital stuff settled, we had fun watching Jared carve pumpkins
And make a scarecrow. 
My amazing hubby carved 4 pumpkins and made a scarecrow just to make Ayden happy. Isn't Jared the best?!?!

We play dress up quite a bit these days... which is perfect for Halloween!! 
Yes, the kids are still both going to preschool. :o) They absolutely love it and momma loves the break. hehehe
For the church trunk or treat and school the kids dressed up as cowgirl and captain america!
But when it came to going trick or treating on Halloween, Breeann decided she wanted to be spider girl. I should have gotten a forward facing pic. Oh well.
Honestly though, my kids had so much more fun passing out candy, then going trick or treating. They were both so thrilled every time someone came to our house and they loved putting the candy into the bags.
Overall, I'd say Oct. was an alright month to us. Hope it was the same to all of you as well! :o) Love to all