Well, lot's to share to catch up on things! We had our family vacation at Long Beach a few weeks ago and we had a blast! The boys actually enjoyed riding on the kiddie rides this year! We tried getting them to run in ocean, but they started screaming and crying and wanted nothing to do with the ocean! They wouldn't take their eyes off of it, for fear it would get them! Our friends, the Hathaway's, came down the same weekend, so we got to spend some time with them and Cole, who is about 2 months older than the boys! They had fun playing in the sand together and chasing the birds on the beach! The weather was decent for us and the company was amazing! We loved spending the time with my parents, my sister Amber & her boyfriend Dustin, my grandparents and the visit from the Hathaway's! Can't wait to do it again next year!
We had a busy weekend going to the "Family reunion" for the Oregon Center for Reproductive Medicine! The fertility clinic that we used to help us get pregnant with the boys, was hosting a reunion at the Oregon Zoo. It was an opportunity to see the Dr.'s and nurses we worked with and tell them thank you! It was amazing to see all the families and the children that are here because of them! Nearly 2,000 family members attended the event, including over 300 infants and more than 600 children (ours included)! It was even more fun for us, because we were joined by two of my friends from school! Deja (Brock) Hubbard and I have been friends since Kindergarten and Jennifer (Conway) Gay and I have been friends since middle school! They both were also patients and we all have babies now because of this clinic! Deja's twins, Ali & Madi are now 4 1/2 and Lilly is almost 2! Jenn's twin girls are 3 months old! Needless to say, we all had our hands full and had a lot of fun together! Deja & I and our familes rode the Max train over together so the kids were able to experience the "train" ride! It was long, but fun! I am attaching pics that were taken by the photographer at the reunion! Thank you to all of the wonderful Dr's and nurses!
Daniel, Bryan, Dr. Hesla, Jen & Cameron
Nik, Ali, Dr. Hesla, Deja, Lilly & Madi Hubbard
Jen, Adison, Dr. Matteri, Jeff & Aubrey Gay
(girls names may be wrong since I'm not sure
who is who!)
We took Cameron to the Physical Therapist on Thursday to look at the fact that he walks on his tip-toes and see if we have a problem. In her opinion, he stands 2 1/2 - 3" of the ground (heel to ground distance) and is up on his toes at least 75% of the time. She doesn't feel that it will go away, except go down slightly as he gets taller and gains weight as he grows. She feels that since he has been walking on his tip-toes since he started walking 2 years ago, it is how he has learned to walk. So he needs to be re-trained. Problems that we see are that he doesn't have a very good arch in either of his feet. Another issue is that since he isn't walking flat like he should, he is over-using his calf muscles, which leads to the under-usage of his knee muscles, which could possibly lead to issues when he gets older. So we have decided to do Physical Therapy weekly for 4-6 weeks and get braces for his feet that will not allow him to be on his toes. It will force him to walk flat on his feet, and hopefully retrain him how to walk correctly. He will wear these at least 3 months and at the maximum of 6 months. We feel it is best to take care of this while he is young, before he is in school, and before it gets too hard to "re-train" him. We'll see if it works!
The boys will be 3 years old tomorrow and I can't believe it! My babies aren't babies anymore! They are big boys! I'll update more tomorrow about how far they have come in 3 years and what they are doing now! This took longer than I expected to type and there is more to share (good and bad). But that will come later. Have a nice evening everyone!