We had our first chance to have Eli, Cara, and Brady all in the van at the same time today in their new car seats. We needed to get more narrow seats so that we could fit three across the back of the van. Previously we had two in the back and then Allie in one seat and Cara in the other, making NO room to maneuver in the van. With this new configuration we take out one of the captain's chairs and have all that space. Here is a picture of my three back-row Joes!
All three had their two year appointments today with the new pediatrician. Things didn't go quite as well as I had hoped, but I'm sure the new doctor was feeling a little overwhelmed with Brady's health history in the last few months. She checked out his Broviac and isn't sure it is infected. She did offer to call our oncologist and see what was happening as far as getting a sooner surgery date. Before we left, she came and told us that our NP at Strong is working on it and will call us Tuesday. In the meantime she gave me betadine swabs to use when cleaning his site next week. I read between the lines here and took that to mean that his surgery date probably won't be moving up. The other surprising news is that all 3 kids have actually lost weight in recent months. I have no explanation for this, but boy did it make a momma feel bad! We are taking them back in 3 months to check their weights.
Eli and Cara got shots today, but did a great job!
To add a little fun to our day, we took the kids to Abbotts for ice cream after the appointment. I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that they have never had ice cream out of a cone...today was the day! They had a great time!
I love this picture! Notice the drip on Brady's chin, Eli's missing shoe, and the look of pure love on Cara's face as she stares at her cone!