Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy 29th Birthday Miguel!

The sexiest husband in the world turns 29 today...
Yup, that'd be my Miguel! Happy birthday sweetie!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Colin's 2 Year Check-Up

Today was Colin's 2 year check-up...

I'll start with the positives...He weighs 29 pounds and is 35 1/2 inches tall. His pediatrician expects him to be between 5'11" and 6'0" tall. He's gonna be a big boy! Colin's social and verbal skills are right where they need to be...actually, his verbal skills are a little advanced for his age.

The pediatrician suggested waiting to potty train for a while longer since baby #2 is on the way. He said that most boys aren't ready until at least 2 1/2 anyway. I mentioned that he was showing interest for a while and then completely stopped, and he just said not to push the issue.

Now the the car on the way to the office Colin started crying for no apparent reason, and nothing I said or did made it any better. It wasn't his "normal" cry, but more of a whiny cry. Next thing I knew, he vomited all over himself, and started crying again. Then he vomited again, and once again. We were about 5 minutes from the pediatrician's office, and when I got to the parking lot, I stripped him down to his onesie and socks. He just laid on me looking all pitiful. We then got into the office and into the exam room, and poor Colin lost his breakfast again. Good thing I brought a blanket for him...I was able to catch all of the puke in the blanket and not make a mess. The pediatrician saw him and we ended up holding off on a vaccine today b/c he' sick. We left the office and I got him back into the car, and poor Colin started dry heaving but nothing came out. The pediatrician gave me a prescription for zofran to help with the nausea, so we were headed to the pharmacy and then home. Colin vomited 4 more times in the car on the way home...all over himself and the car. I have some major duty disinfecting to get started on right now while Colin is napping!

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Sweet Sweet 2 Year Old

I can't believe that Colin is 2 today! How time flies...I mean, just yesterday (it was just yesterday, right?) he was a baby blob that I was holding in my arms, that needed me for everything. He needed me to feed him and to change him, and hold him. Now the 2 year old version feed himself, helps change himself, puts his own shoes on and talks to me...telling me what he wants. It's an amazing transformation to watch...and it's bittersweet. I miss the days of baby blob, but I also love the new days of semi-independent Colin.

Here are a couple pictures of Colin:
Colin at birth

1 year old Colin

2 year old Colin

Thursday, August 21, 2008

30 Week OB Appt.

I had my 30 week OB appt. yesterday. Everything went well. I've gained a total of 25 pounds so far...which is much better than with Colin by this point! Baby's heart rate was 132, and he is measuring appropriate for his gestation. My glucose tolerance test came back ok, as did my thyroid test. At my next appt. in 2 weeks she'll be checking my thyroid again (it's checked monthly due to family history). At my next appt., I'll also be meeting the new doctor in the practice.

So, everything is going well with baby! We just can't wait to meet him!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome Baby Bryson!

My neighbor/friend Kelly, had her baby boy Bryson today! Both mom and baby are doing well, and we can't wait to meet the little guy!

Congratulations Luke, Kelly & Joey!

Monday, August 18, 2008

30 Weeks

Today I am am 30 weeks along with this little baby boy! Only 10 more weeks to go! I'm hoping that he decides to come a few weeks early just like Colin did!

I have my next appointment on Wednesday, and I've started going every 2 weeks again. I'll update after the appointment.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Another Nanny Update

Well, since my last update, Nanny has improved sooo much!

She's been extubated, has been out of bed and walking around. I talk to her every day and she sounds better and better each time! She's still in a lot of pain b/c of the extensive abdominal surgery, but other than that she seems to be in high spirits.

Thanks again for all of your prayers!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Update on Nanny

I just got news that Nanny is out of surgery. It was 4 hours long with no complications. Praise God! She is on a ventilator, like we were told, and she is in the ICU. She ended up having a small bowel resection b/c there were lots of adhesions from scar tissue. The pulmonologist will be in tomorrow to determine when to start weaning her off of the ventilator (the sooner the better b/c the longer you are vented, the harder it is to wean).

So, so far, so good. She still has a long road to recovery...but for now, she is alive and that's what I asked everyone to pray for.

Praise God!

Colin's 2 Year Portraits

Well, we had nothing better to do today, so I took Colin in to have his 2 year portraits done. They turned out really well! I'm so happy with them! The rest can be seen on my smugmug!

Prayers for Nanny

My grandmother (Nanny) is having surgery as we speak. She's been in the hospital for over a month now.

The surgery is to remove a blockage in her intestines. It's a very long, complex surgery, and with her being 81 alongside of all of her other medical conditions, it's very risky for her.

When she comes out of surgery, she will be in the ICU on a ventilator (a breathing tube).

Please pray that she makes it through ok, and that there aren't any complications. I can't lose her right now.