Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Rachael Lynn is Here!

Courtney has Rachael at 5:21 PM. She is 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long! I can't wait to see pictures of her!

Rachael is almost here...

Courtney is pushing! Yay! Well, she may be born by now...she pushing about 20 minutes ago, and I haven't heard anything yet! I can't wait!

Today is the Day...

that we will finally know what little Miss Rachael looks like!

Courtney started having contractions at 10:00 last night, and they are now, finally, 10 minutes apart, so she is waiting for Richie to get home from work so she can go to the hospital.

I'm so excited that I'm going to have a new neice soon!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

6 Days Over Due

Today Courtney is 6 days over due with Rachael...and we know the baby is a little Rachael because Courtney had a sonogram yesterday. Now if we could only convince Rachael to make her grand appearance...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Broadlane Fall Festival

This evening Miguel, Colin, and I went to Frances' job for their annual family fall festival. We ate dinner, and went to each floor to see the decorations! We had fun!

Colin's 2 Month Appointment

Colin had his 2 month appointment today. He weighs 11 lbs. 11 oz., and is 22 inches long. The doctor was very impressed with his social skills and his neck control. He was also impressed with his night time sleeping.

His reflux is getting better now that we've been on Enfamil AR formula for a while. His constipation has also gotten a little better. Hopefully he'll grow out of the reflux soon.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Frances!

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Frances, happy birthday to you! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 22, 2006

To Due Or Not To Due?

That is the question.

Courtney is due today. Now I know that only 5% of women actually go into labor on their due date, but Courtney is so tired and ready, that I hope she's part of that percentage. Little Rachael is being stubborn!

All, I can say is, Courtney...prastaglandins! It's guaranteed to work!

Friday, October 20, 2006

I Retract My Last Post!

So, Courtney thought that her water broke. She packed up, went to the hospital, Richie met her there...when in fact her water hadn't broken...it was excess fluid that had built up and leaked. Her actual due date is on Sunday...but my guess is that she won't have her until November 2.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A New Neice...or Nephew?

Courtney's water broke a little while ago, so soon Colin will have a little cousin! Hopefully the baby will be little Rachael...since that's what Court has been preparing for!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

First Time To Meet Colin

Megan got to meet Colin for the first time during her visit home. Colin just loved being held by his Titi Megan! Posted by Picasa

Megan's Coming

Megan's coming home for the weekend from college (Alabama). We are excited to see her. This is the first time that she will get to meet Colin!


I came across this and thought it was interesting.

Here is mine:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Here is Miguel's:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
Funny thing, is that 3 of them are related to Miguel!

Here is Colin's:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
I totally thought my Colin would be the only one!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Pictures

I finally uploaded some new pictures of Colin that Whitney took today! They are cute! See them on my smugmug page. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Colin is definitely developing his little personality. This morning he is all smiles for his mommy and papi. He hears our voice, and looks for us smiling! He's got an adorable dimple on his right cheek when he smiles. What a beautiful thing. I'm stalling on getting ready for church just so I can make this moment last. He's such a happy baby!

His reflux seems to be doing better. We've put him back on the Enfamil AR, and we are just adding karo syrup to each feeding to prevent the constipation. We've also switched to Dr. Browns bottles, and at first I didn't think that they helped, but they do. Now I just need to go out and buy more of them!

On a Side Note

Ok, this is serious...I need to know...

Danny & I are debating this topic, and I know I'm right!

Do the majority of men have skidmarks in their underwear? (YES!!!) I've started a poll, please vote!

Skidmark Poll

Friday, October 13, 2006

Update on Colin

First of all, thank you to everyone who prayed for Colin. I know prayer works!

Colin had his Barium swallow test today, and he does not have pyloric stenosis...thank God! But, and here is the but, his pyloric sphincter (the sphincter at the bottom of the stomache that empties into the small intestine) is spasming, and can get to the point where it won't open, and turns into pyloric stenosis. He definitely does have reflux, and the radiologist said that it can be due to the spasming. Colin is at risk for pyloric stenosis until he is about 10 weeks old. After which time, his chances of getting it decreases, and the spasms should be slowing down...which in turn will help his reflux problem.

I'd like to ask everyone to continue to keep Colin in your prayers, not only for the pyloric stenosis thing, but also for the reflux. It's not comfortable for him, and he's not sleeping as well as he would if he didn't have it. Thanks!

Completed Nursery

Okay, so I finally took some pictures of the completed nursery. It only took me like 2 months! So, for those of you who were asking for them, here you go!

Nursery Posted by Picasa

Prayer for Colin

This morning at 10:30 is Colin's Upper GI Series test. I am very nervous, and would like to ask everyone to please keep Colin, and Miguel & I in your prayers this morning.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

3 Nights in a Row!

Colin has slept over 5 hours straight for the past 3 nights! I am beginning to wonder if it's going to stick. Last night I actually woke him up after 5 hours...I know, I know...never wake a sleeping baby, don't know why I did it! Yay!

BTW - can anyone see the picture with the post below? I can't see it.

Monday, October 09, 2006

I posted some new pictures of Colin in the "1 Month to 2 Months" folder in smugmug. He's so adorable! Posted by Picasa

Colin slept!

Or better yet...I slept! For the first time, last night Colin slept for 5 1/2 hours straight! I know that's not great, but considering he was only going 3 hours, 5 1/2 is wonderful! I'm not sure what to attribute it to. We've changed so many things in the past few days. He's on yet again another formula...Enfamil Gentlease. That didn't work by itself, so now we are mixing that with the Enfamil AR. We've also gone to feeding him every 4 hours instead of every 3. He's now getting 5 oz. instead of 4 oz. We've also given in, and he's sleeping in his swing. Miguel moved it to his room last night. I didn't really want to do that, but he actually slept better...and longer. Praise God! Now if we could only get the spitting up issue to end...he did really good last night, but this morning is just terrible. I fed him at 7:00, and he's been spitting up lots since then.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Family Worship

We started a Friday night family worship this past Friday. We opened Sabbath, ate dinner, had a brief bible study/worship, prayer time, dessert, and fellowship. It turned out nicer than I expected! I am hoping to continue it each week, and maybe make it a family tradition.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

World of Warcraft Video

Ok, so I laughed through the whole thing and had to watch it over and over!