Well, it has taken me about two weeks to get this blog posted! These babies are busy! It's amazing how much can change with them in a month. They are smiling now and even more awake during the day than they used to be. All are doing so well. We just went to our last eye doctor appointment (they go every other week) for Carly and Madison. Mckenna will go again in two weeks but then should be done as well. They do have to do a three month follow up to the eye doctor in January but that is a whole lot better than every other week.
Carly is going to a hematologist next week to see what the next process is for her arm. They will starting with injecting some sort of medication that will kill off the extra capillaries and hopefully shrink down the size of her arm. They believe she does have a certain type of hemangioma and they called it arterial venous malformation. They still don't know until they get rid of the masses (one at her wrist and one above the elbow) if her ulna bone (one of two long bones in the forearm ) is missing or just shortened due to the hemangioma. I guess we will just slowly find out information as we go. She also has an appointment with a pediatric dermatologist in Salt Lake at the end of October to start working on her port wine stain (caused from the hemangioma). We might go or might have to postpone if the hematologist says that we don't need to take care of that yet. Anyway, poor Carly will have a lot of appointments for awhile.
The are continuing to grow at a perfect rate. They were weighed last Thursday and Mckenna was 10 lbs. 10 1/2 oz., Madison 11 lbs. 13 1/2 oz., and Carly was 11 lbs. 14 oz. They are definitely feeling heavier when we have to lug three car seats around to doctor's appointments. I guess it just means that my arms will get stronger.
Below are a few pictures of the girls taken about two weeks ago. We have cut Mckenna's hair since this (just trimmed the top cause it was out of control). I don't like the straggly hair thing so I'd rather have it short and thicker until it's thick enough to start growing long. Oh, that seems like so many miles down the road from now....
Girls having social time together. L to R: Madison, Mckenna, Carly