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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hughey Twins Beat their 1st Cold... and are Growing SO BIG!

Let me tell you... Ford and Hayden are getting so big and as we all already know, they are such strong boys.

About 3 weeks ago they caught their 1st cold. For us, no big deal, ya know, just a little annoying... but for them it can be really tough with their chronic lung disease. Fortunately, the tough twins are finally getting over the sniffles and the cough. We had to do breathing treatments, some steroids and eventually an antibiotic for a sinus infection, but now... they are really sounding great! I am so happy because I am so scared, especially for flu and RSV season. We will get through it, though... I am just believing in that fact!

They are also getting so big, relatively speaking from where they started at under 2 pounds. Both are inching really close to 15 whopping pounds. That's about right for their corrected age which is getting close to 6 months. Technically they are almost 9 months though.

They are turning over from their tummies to their backs and with a little coaxing, the other way as well. They love their Baby Einstein playstations and standing up on us... with help of course! Both boys are also learning to eat new baby foods each week. Boy, that can be messy with a capital M! I swear they can both say "mama", but Trey's not buying it. I am so looking forward to them crawling and walking, though... I don't think Hayden is going to crawl. I think he is going to skip it and go to walking. He loves to stand and has for months now.

Ford is still on a whiff of oxygen, but we hope that is coming to a stop soon. We have a pulmonologist appointment this month and we see the urologist soon as well and I am hoping we are kidney stone free because last time they saw a few on little Hayden. I am praying for no more surgeries!!!!!!

They have the BEST personalities. Hayden is still the little comedian and Ford is funny too! He loves for you to stick out your tongue and he will respond with his best lizard impressin as well. Hayden just loves to giggle and make his static noise. They really enjoy looking at each other as well. Sometimes I think they are not sure why there is another guy across from them dressed just the same. They are adorable.



Every Saturday we dress them up in their College Football outfits... We are a house divided and so are they. One baby gets decked out in Texas A&M and the other in TU, oh I mean UT. They are our little good luck charms. Of course on Sunday, they are always wearing their Cowboys colors. Gram is still coming over every night to hang out with her grandsons and loving every tiring minute of it. Big Honey also comes over during the day and helps me out with the boys when she can. Trust me, it can be crazy trying to feed two babies at one time. It is getting so much easier. Now, one will either play or nap while I feed the other. It is fabulous, we finally have a system.








Motherhood, nothing beats it! I am blessed more than you'll every know.


Sincerely,

Dana, Trey, Ford and Hayden

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Phenomenal!!!! A blessing!!! They would both look better in maroon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dana and Family! Words just can't describe how awesome it is to see those precious angels. They are growing so fast and they sure do look healthy. I know it's been a tough road for you all and I see God's work in all of you. What a gift you are to everyone. I know the little ones will continue to improve, grow and just be little boys. And I have to say that you have to go with UT COLORS...anything else is not acceptable! ha!! Thanks again for sharing your lives with us. I so understand the feeding of twins. I have a neice and nephew that are twins and about 18 months old now. When I visit or go up to help because one or both are sick, I just don't know how my SIL does it alone. The crying, the changing, the feeding...but then it's all worth it when you see them smile and giggle and just be silly! I love you all and again, thank you so very much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So glad to get a new update and pictures. We think of you and your family every morning when we watch GMET. We still miss you but know that you are where you need to be. The boys are so cute and I'm so glad that things are getting easier for you. We never quit worrying when our kids are sick even after they become adults, so you being scared about yours is understandable especially with all they have endured. They are at such a cute age and you will enjoy all the new and cute things they will do from now on. Hang in there and just enjoy life. God is in control and we are all keeping the boys,and you and Trey in our thoughts and prayers.

The Tyson Family said...

I can't believe how big they are getting! Before you know it they will be running and then the fun really starts! Have a great rest of the week! What are they going to be for Halloween?

Anonymous said...

Dana, thanks so much for the update. You all look so happy and rested. As you go out shopping this season please remember to sanitize everything when you go out shopping. car keys, door handles, shopping carts,purse & etc. We always carry clorox wipes in our cars. My preemie twin granddaughters are now 3 yrs. old thus far we have made it thru each season. RSV & flu free. Sometimes I wondered if we were overly protected, looking back if we were, I'm glad that we were. Having well babies are worth every effort. I know that you will be the same way to have your babies well. God Bless! I pray that you all have a happy, well & healthy Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

What a mighty God we serve! What a mighty God we serve! Thank you so much for the update and the pictures of those precious boys! I am so grateful you chose to include us, the viewers to share your BLESSINGS. We appreciate the update and you guys look great! May God continue to watch over you and your family. love and prayers your way - Have a blessed Sunday!
Mary Curry
Broaddus, TX

Anonymous said...

Awwww! I love the new pictures! They are handsome as always! I'm glad to hear they beat their cold and I will pray for a healthy flu and RSV season for all of you! Stay healthy and keep the pictures coming! We LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

Awwww! I love the new pictures! They are handsome as always! I'm glad to hear they beat their cold and I will pray for a healthy flu and RSV season for all of you! Stay healthy and keep the pictures coming! We LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

The babies are so precious! And getting so strong. Great to hear. Always love to hear updates. Dana, Are they identical in their looks?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the update. Although I do not write much, I think of you and pray your babies are healthy. They are beautiful boys, and I know you are so proud of them. One word of advise: ditch the orange, get another maroon outfit, then all will be well....Happy Halloween, soak it all in.

Anonymous said...

the boys are just adorable. are they identical or fraternal? they sure do favor one another. what are they going to be for their 1st Halloween?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your life and your family with us. After reading your entries it always make me take a step back and be thankful for the 4 healthy children I have... and even when they are wearing me down and driving me crazy.... They are still a blessing from God! Thanks for reminding me!

Thanks for all the updates!

Anonymous said...

They are growing up so fast!! Love the outfits. I live in a maroon and orange house too. In fact, I have a set of boy/girl twins (2 y/o) and they are going to be an Aggie football player and a Longhorn cheerleader for Halloween. Best of luck to you!!

Tiffany Hammock said...

Dana,
I am so glad to see your boys growing and the smile on your face. God Bless.

TIffany Helmer-Hammock

Anonymous said...

Goodness Gracious! Those boy's are handsome. My how they have grown. Just Wonderful all the bad times have passed and now you are home enjoying your babies. Look how far you have come. January 2009, you can celebrate instead of both celebrating and worrying. CONGRATULATINS EVERYONE!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I know that I probably din't get this right!! BUT WELCOME BACK DANA!!! I WAS SO SUPRISED BUT GLAD TO SEE YOU!! The boys are precious!! I know how hard it is having little ones!! I have 4, although all of mine haven't had the problems yours have had, I have had friends who DID! We visited the NICU department in Dallas many times!! The Boys look GREAT, and you are both such good parents!! Im glad to see your job (kltv) has stuck by you, as many employers do not!!! Good Luck in the future, and can't wait to see more pics.!!!! Sincerely, TONYA & GARY BORT

Anonymous said...

Dana,

What a blessing and answer to prayer to SEE you tonight! You look radiant and the boys are too cute! Trey must be on proud husband and daddy!

God is so good and He is in charge of those plans for us.

Welcome back.

With love,
A KLTV Viewer

Anonymous said...

parriSo wonderful to see your boys doing so well. And what a pleasant surprise to see you doing the KLTV news last night. So great to have you back.
We continue to pray for your family and know that God is by your side.

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