Amelia and Allison Tucker's Journal
8 months post surgery
Written Jul 6, 2013 12:27pmIts incredible for me to be able to sit here today and type about the girls progress. I am honored to be these girls' mother and I am absolutely inspired by the strength and determination they both have had their entire life at such a young age.
Amelia and Allison are two remarkable little girls. After taking time now to get to know them individually and together as a set, I see it more and more how amazing they truly are.
Allison is our hungry hungry monster. Allison discovered food and hasn't stopped eating since. She loves food, any food. If you have something, she will scream until she gets a piece. She can eat and eat till you think she is done and then will eat some more. Allison does have her ng tube because while she loves to eat, she doesn't like to drink. We are working on that. Once she drinks, she will be good to go with no ng tube anymore.
Allison is stuck to my side. She is more high maintenance and therefore, everyone lets me have her. She tends to scream to get her own way and laugh when she is told no. She is a tom boy for sure. She will be the one in the mud with the trucks having a blast. She doesn't care about dirt. However she does love her baby dolls. Allison is taking some steps on her own. Every day is a little more. She cruises with your hand or a hand on the wall. She climbs too which makes life even more interesting.
Amelia is our sweet goofy one. She is mellow and laid back. She is sweet and such a lover. She hates stuff on her hands. She loves to play with the cars and trucks when Owen isn't looking. She has a delay with eating and will eat a little bit. She gets most of her meals through her tube. She will be going to a feeding clinic soon.
Otherwise the girls are doing well. They love being home. They look like little toddlers. They are so much fun but so busy. I don't ever sit unless they are sleeping. One goes one way and the other goes the opposite way. I wouldn't have it any other way though.
Keep on swimming...
Written May 24, 2013 4:55pmThe girls are doing great. They are getting so big and catching up so quickly.
Allison: Well Allison is proving herself over and over again to be so strong. She is so close to walking. She can walk holding your hand or holding onto furniture. She is climbing also. She climbs on Owen's picnic table and gets on the couch. She is eating solids. She is doing great with eating and hopefully no tube soon.Amelia: Amelia is catching up so nicely. She is crawling all over and she can pull to standing. She is working on being able to sit on her own once she gets into standing position. She is loving tasting food. She is doing well also in that department. We will hopefully be going to a feeding clinic in Philadelphia this summer. We will have to relocate there but hopefully when we come back no more tubes.
Owen: My buddy is doing great and becoming a little old man. He is a wonderful big brother.
Greg: Greg just finished his first semester at college. He did excellent and finished with a 4.0. He loves school and will start again in August.
Well that is our little update! Hope all is well with everyone reading our blog. Thank you for all the kind words, messages, and support throughout this. We love it and appreciate it all the time! Thank you!
Written Apr 24, 2013 9:06amSummer is approaching fast. The girls are continuing to become active. Both girls are crawling and in full swing of house destroying. They have their own language and follow each other around. Its so cute and just how I pictured twins.
The girls will be going through a GI study soon. This will help us with their feeding issues. We will then start a feeding program. We are hoping we can do it through St. Joseph's Children Hospital and do it online.
The girls are doing great though. It is so nice because we still have many firsts to share with them this summer. The first one was their first time touching grass. It was entertaining to say the least. Owen likes them better that now they are both crawling.