Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So consider these pictures as me giving you the good news first.

Well, let me say first that I am getting quite irritated at the vast number of people in public that take at look at Harper and Lily and say, "aww, a girl and a boy?"  I'm serious.  Most people are completely oblivious to dresses and pink car seats.  So, Monday night I put big bows on their heads even though this is something I SWORE I would never do.  I think it is actually kind of cute.  Lily is so cute in blue and Harper, well Harper was just as cute the entire trip through Publix but when we pulled up in the driveway and started to unload she looked like this...

And now for the bad news.

The stuffy noses?  Might be an allergy to milk.  We are not sure but after reading GFR post about milk allergies and switching to the "golden formula" we are willing to give it a try.  The babies have had this "snort" phelgmy sounding breathing pattern for a couple of months now... well ever since switching to formula.  It may have been there before due to choking episodes when they were really young but now they hardly ever choke but the snort has gotten much worse.  So bad that tonight they screamed bloody murder about it from 5:20p.m. until 7:10 p.m. when they finally were so exhausted they fell asleep... mid scream.  It is so sad.  No fevers, no decrease in appetite, no rashes, just a really juicy snort.  So why call it "golden formula" changeover?  Because as if formula isn't expensive enough ($32 per 278 fluid ounces amounts to $320 per month for formula feeding two babies) we now may have to pay $25 for 113 fluid ounces!!!  Holy crap I am just now really doing the math and that is approximately:
(5 feedings per day) x 12 ounces each time = 60 fluid ounces per day
(60 ounces per day) x 7 days per week = 420 ounces per week
(420 ounces per week) / (113 ounces per can) = approximately 4 cans per week
6 cans x $25 = $100 per week
4 weeks in a month = $400 per month on formula.

* if you are reading this post for the second time then you may notice I made a math correction thanks to Pallie ;) 

** OKAY somewhere I keep messing up the calculations.. how pathetic am I?
Yes Emily you are right, $25 x 6 is $150 per week, 4 weeks in a month is $600 THE FIRST big scary number I got so someone work the whole equation and be sure I am right the THIRD time around.


Mommy and a Ministry said...

Love the bows!! That is a lot of money on formula!!! I will be praying for yall. There is a website www.diapers.com that ships formula to your house with no shipping and I know reduced tax if any. They should have some kind of program for mothers with multiples, I can't imagine spending that kind of money on formula. God will provide! Praying!

Mary Tyler S. said...

poor whittle harper! They look so cute in their pumpkin outfits.

Poo on the formula situation. I'll be praying for a practical outcome.

....by the way, the word verification I'm about to type to publish my comment says "suppel" HA!

The Bean said...

doesn't 6 x 25 equal 125? :) Love the bows!

Nick M. said...

I am as bad at math as anyone but last I checked 6 x 25=150

The Bean said...

touche! I blame the pregnancy brain!

The Bean said...

We need to see pictures of those cuties in costume!


Colored With Memories said...

is powder formula any cheaper?