I blinked and my babies are suddenly THREE MONTHS old today. There are no words for all that we have been through in those three months. Or too many words for an Instagram caption. Many things, like monthly update pictures, fell forgotten in the midst of daily hospital life. So we start today. Better late than never, right? Trying to stay positive, as three months in looks way different than I had imagined.
At three months old, Paxton has been home for about a month. He has surpassed his brother in weight amazingly, as he was IUGR during pregnancy and much smaller than his brother until recently. He weighs almost 9 lb. When he was born Alan nicknamed him The Hulk, and its rather appropriate as he has quite the temper. He loves constant motion and being held. He recently started giving the biggest smiles that melt my heart. He loves to cuddle and squirm, and is still rocking the swoopy hair.
At three months old, Conley has been through more than most people go through in a lifetime. He's a gentle soul and yet a total fighter- he's survived open heart surgery, G-tube surgery, and endless procedures. He's never left the hospital, and while we are grateful for the amazing care he is getting at @childrensla , we can't wait to bring him home when he's ready. Conley loves being held and cuddling, swinging in the rocking swing, and making all the nurses swoon over him. He has the biggest cheeks and eyes that melt you.
These have been the hardest three months of my life, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. I cannot wait to see how each of you grow into your own person and the bond between you once you are finally reunited.
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