Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Miscellaneous Updates

-Pre-school has been going well.  I've been having to wake Jackson up on Tuesdays and Thursdays, though he's wide awake before then every other day!  The first thing he tells me about before when I pick him up is what all he ate from his lunchbox.  Thank goodness for his daily folder with "work" or I'd assume all they do is eat and play with a "big ball in gym".  They've been working on a different shape, color, and letter each week.  Jack's been invited to his first kid birthday party, has his first field trip coming up on Thursday, and  Picture Day is scheduled next Tuesday.  Last week a local dentist did a program for his school.  He was beyond excited to show off his new toothbrush and big boy toothpaste!

-Our Foundations Quad LX stroller arrived on Monday.  I had a heck of a time trying to put it together with Jackson rearranging all the parts and moving screws around, plus the babies fussing.  I finally gave up and waited 'til Jesse came home.  Somewhere along the way a small metal rod (maybe 1/2 a cm long) chipped off, causing the brake system not to work correctly.  Jesse packaged it back up and brought it to WalMart for a refund.  When I went to order the same one, it showed up as "out of stock online".  Despite the great reviews, this stroller is not meant to be right now!

-Amelia has been rocking tummy time the past few days.  It's like a switch went off and our lazy girl is suddenly all about looking around. 

-Maddie is still seeing the chiropractor and making huge strides!  She saw him three times within the first week, then twice the following week, and now weekly.  She has almost full range of motion with her neck and naturally holds her head up at a level, centered position rather than downward to the left.  Her muscles are still underdeveloped compared to her siblings and tummy time continues to be unproductive.  I haven't noticed any significant improvement with the reflux.

James and Amelia wait patiently during Maddie's appointments.
-It's been exactly six weeks since getting the IUD inserted and I still have very unpredictable, heavy spotting.  On those days, my milk supply decreases.  It's frustrating to say the least.  The babies haven't had a drop of formula in over two months and I have just over 200 oz of breastmilk in the freezer.  It's still incredibly stressful on the days in which I just barely produce enough milk or have to rely on refrigerated ounces to get by.

-It's been exactly two weeks since I waited over an hour at the DSS to change our Primary Care Physician on the Medicaid cards.  I was told we could expect new insurance cards to arrive in the mail within 7-10 business days.  We still don't have the updated cards, which means I still can't schedule any doctor appointments.  I am becoming increasingly more concerned about unintended delayed vaccination schedules and lack of medical care for our children!  (If anyone is wondering why I don't just call or fax something to DSS, our county requires changes to do completed in person.  Living in a county with a population of 1 million, all resources are stretched thin.)

I think those are all the latest developments and updates.

1 comment:

  1. The insurance fiasco is beyond ridiculous at this point! I am so sorry.