Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Today was long. We had a late night last night with Aunt Liz’s senior art show opening – it was fantastic!

The boys’ had their Riley appointments at the adoption clinic today. Exams, tb tests, 8 or so vials of blood each, and an x-ray later, we came home. Unfortunately, the appointments were right at nap time so we missed those. They both did pretty well except for the tb and blood – they cried so hard. Mommy and Daddy almost cried too – we felt so bad and wished that we could take away the pain. The whole thing took about 3 hours which was about an hour longer than we thought it would.

The long and short of it is…we don’t know much yet. :) The Dr. was really great and said both boys are doing well. There are some possible health concerns with Calvin so we will wait to hear…we are not surprised. Calvin weighed in over 20 pounds today and Patrick was 25 pounds so they continue to gain weight rapidly!

We are so blessed with Calvin and Patrick! No matter what health concerns may arise, we wouldn’t trade them for the world. They are our children and we love them unconditionally. The picture is not related to the post but we thought this was so cute!


Jen said...

The picture is adorable. I can't imagine how hard it must be to watch your babies cry so hard. :( I hope that the test come back conclusive and give you a good direction to head no matter what. Oh and what a testimony to your good motherhood that they are gaining soooo much weight :).

Great Grandma Judd said...

The picture is so special. What little pals they are. It seems Pippi is right in the middle of things. I imagine she is really pleased to have them around. I am sure I might have shed some tears too if they took 8 vials of blood, etc. They were good little fellows to put up with all that and especially at naptime. They surely needed an extra treat after all that. I am praying that the report will be good. God will be with them and bless them I know. Their weight gain is remarkable--thanks to the good care by their Daddy and Mommy. I sure do love all of you, and I enjoy the continued stories and information about those really special adorable little boys.
Great Grandma Judd

liz said...

that picture is so adorable!:) it was so great to have all of you at my senior art opening. thanks so much for all the help and support! i know lots of people were really excited to meet the boys too. i love you guys!

Amy K said...

That IS an adorable picture. :) And I'm glad the exam is over - no one likes to see their child in pain.