Monday, April 30, 2007

Our Weekend

We just got back from San Antonio. I'm in the process of putting the pictures onto my computer, so I will post about our weekend along with a link to the pictures once they are up on smugmug.

BTW - Colin is doing great!

More later!

Friday, April 27, 2007

First Ear Infection

I took Colin to the doctor last week, b/c he was tugging at his right ear and crying a lot. The doctor said that he just had a cold, but to keep an eye on him b/c it could turn into an ear infection...

Well, last night Colin woke about every 2 hours crying. Not screaming, but more of a fussy kind of cry. We finally took his temperature at 6:30 this morning, and it was 100.5. I gave him so tylenol, and he went back to sleep until 8:00. At 8:00 his temperature went down to 99.3. I was happy but decided to call the doctor anyway, just to let them know what was going on.

I re-took his temperature at 10:00, and it was 100.8, but still to early for his next dose of tylenol. I took it again at 10:30, and it was 101.1. I gave him more tylenol. We then headed for the doctors office. They took his temperature at 11:00 and it was 101.4.

Turns out, that Colin has an infection in his right ear. It's not that bad, but it's still painful for him, and having the temperature is making him feel yucky. I am currently waiting for his prescription to be filled so we can get antibiotics on board and get it cleared up. I hate seeing my baby like this.

Not sure yet what we are doing about tomorrow...
My friend from work is getting married in Junction, TX, and we were supposed to leave Colin with my mom for the weekend and head down there. I'll let you know what we decide to do!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A New Home?

This past Sabbath, Miguel, Colin & I went to the Arlington SDA Church. We attended the second service which is called YG Church (younger generation). It was awesome! I absolutely LOVED the music, the atmoshpere, and everything else. After the service we went to the "10 Minute Party" where they have snacks and drinks for the visitors. We stayed for the third service, which was traditional, but still good.

After church we went over to Pastor Ritchie & Shelia's house for lunch and fellowship. (Ritchie used to be the pastor of our current church). Once again, we had a great time meeting new people and catching up with the Pruehs'. Everyone made us feel welcome.

We are planning on going back to visit again in a few weeks. Have we found a new home? I'm praying about it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My First Paint Job

I've never painted before. I'm a little embarrassed to say it, but it's true. I decided that I wanted to paint something in our house, and I decided to start with the laundry room...I didn't want to do anything too noticeable, b/c it's my first time. I started today, and got almost all of it done. I plan on finishing it tomorrow. I think that it turned out pretty good for my first time! I'm pleased!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Emily!

Happy birthday Emily! I hope that you have a great day and that you are enjoying your precious bundle!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Welcome Baby Caroline!

I went to the hospital to see baby Caroline this afternoon, and she is just beautiful! She looks just like Katie, and has a great mild-tempered personality.

Emily looks great for just having a baby a few hours earlier, and Sean looks tired. Sean, go get some sleep!

Dinner at the Kolbs' House

Last night we had dinner with Chris & Casey. We haven't really had a chance to get together with them in a long time, but we had a great time! We ate yummy food, played a card game and had good conversation. I took some pictures of the kids, and they can be seen on my smugmug.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

When Will Caroline Tovson Arrive?

Tonight? Tomorrow? Is she already here? I don't know yet, but Emily called me this evening to tell me that she was going to be induced tonight. She's going to call me back once little miss Caroline makes her grand appearance, so I'm guessing she isn't here yet. I guess I'll be making a trip back to the hospital tomorrow to see Colin's new little friend!

Congratualtions Sean & Emily!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cancelled Plans

I was really looking forward to going to the mall tomorow with my playgroup. Pottery Barn is having a free sing-along concert. About 45 members of my playgroup are going...but I just decided a little while ago, that I don't really feel like going anymore. Blah. Maybe I'll go to Babies R Us instead...there are a few things that I need to pick up anyway.

Mom is Home

My mom finally came home from the hospital yesterday evening. We were really hoping that she would get out before or on Easter, but that didn't happen. Her arm looks a ton better, but she is still hurting. Her recovery is going to be about a month long...and she can't work until then. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I know they've helped!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter. I had to work in the morning, but I got off at 3:00 where we all met at Frances' house for dinner and an egg hunt for Yasmin.

Colin got his very first Easter baskets that were filled with goodies: teething rings, baby food, pajamas, and toys. Colin dressed up in a bunny pajama set and looked very cute!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Yasmin Dyes Easter Eggs

I picked Yasmin up from school yesterday and brought her to my house to dye some Easter eggs for the egg hunt on Sunday. She was surprised, and very excited! We had tons of fun!

Happy Birthday Chris!

A big happy birthday to Chris! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Lately I've...

Been spending an awful a lot of time in the inside of a hospital...

March 22 - Interviewed at MCoM
March 23 - Mom admitted to MCoM, visited
March 24 - Visited mom at MCoM
March 25 - Visited mom at MCoM
March 26 - Called in at MCMC, visited mom at MCoM
March 27 - Mom dicharged from MCoM, drove her home
March 31 - Mom admitted to MCoM, visited
April 1 - Worked at MCMC, visited mom at MCoM
April 2 - Visited mom at MCoM
April 3 - Visited Emily at CMC, visited mom at MCoM

Plans for the next few days: Visit mom at MCoM, work at MCMC

I am definitely seeing the hospital a little too much!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Fun Day

I had a fun day with Whitney & Emily today. I don't really need to say anymore...whenever we get together we always have a great time. Our stops included Babies R Us, Half Price Books, Once Upon a Child & Kid to Kid.

Katie kept pointing to Colin saying 'baby", Emily was yelling at Caroline to come out, Whitney was arguing with medical people on the phone, Colin was all smiles, and I was on a shopping frenzy! Great times!

Speaking of shopping...the point of the trip was to buy Colin a walker. I researched them and bought one from Babies R Us, but I think that it only moves forwards and backwards...weird! I may be taking it back...

No Pacifier!

I am so happy! Colin went all day without his pacifier for the first time today. From the minute he woke up, until he went to bed tonight, he didn't suck on his pacifier at all! Yay! I'm hoping that we can use this time to break him of it completely.

Update on My Mom

Another update on my mom...

First of all, thank you to everyone who has been praying for her. I KNOW prayer works!

Her surgery was scheduled for 9:00 yesterday morning, but they took her at 8:00. I was at work, and freaking out, and realized that I wasn't on the schedule anyway. Someone made a mistake...and it wasn't me! So, I left work at 10:00 and went straight to the hospital. The doctor called me at 10:45, to tell me how the surgery went. I got to the hospital a few minutes later, and my mom was in the recovery room. It's funny what people say when they are under anesthesia!

So now the update...

My mom went through the surgery very well! She has about a 4-5 inch incision in the crease of her arm. Her arm is very swollen and red. They pulled a very large blood clot out of her arm. The said it was an "extensive" surgery.

She's doing well, and in good spirits. It helps that people are visiting her and calling. It really shows that they care. Her incision is hurting, but that's to be expected after surgery. She'll definitely be in the hospital until tomorrow, and maybe even Wednesday.

I hate thinking about what could have happened if she hadn't gone back to the hospital when she did, but I know God had a lot to do with it. I thank you all again for your prayers. They worked, once again!