Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Picture updates

Okay, all of these pictures in the next 3 post are totally random and out of order. But they catch you up from where I left off. The 3rd post has more info in it.

Dorothy and the Witch of the West
The Cowardly Lion

Okay, so Halloween was "The Wizard of Oz" theme this year. I would never let my children dress up like a witch or something evil, but since it was a character in the movie I allowed it. What I just wrote probably completely contradicts itself, but hopefully you understand what I mean. :) Lets face it the choices were slim. The Tin Man and Scarecrow are kinda boyish and Glenda the Good Witch was a little more than I really wanted to take on. I mean her costume is detailed and elaborate. I once thought I would actually make it, but that was months before halloween and as it grew closer to time and I had not even looked for patterns, I decided I better not attempt that one. :)

Going for a ride.

Fatty! Thank God!


Patty Cake.

Eating a french fry.

Playing "Pretty Pretty Princess" as a family and of course Daddy won! haha! Such a good girl dad. :)

Is anyone out there anymore?

Okay, so I have totally completely neglected this blog! So Sorry! I know you "all" are anxiously awaiting to hear from me. :) If there is anyone at all left out there. :) So in very quick summary of the last 4 months I will try to catch you all up on our lives.

We go back to the GI dr on Feb 10th. The last visit was I believe was Nov 10th. At the last visit he said that we continue to watch him over the next 3 months and when we come back if he hasn't been sick we will start weening him off his medications. And... *drum roll please*... He has not gotten sick since before the last visit!!!! YAY! Praise the Lord! He is gaining weight and at his (month check up was back up in the 40% for weight. Although he was 10% for height. :) haha! This is funny because Hunter is pretty tall. But Hunter says he didn't hit his growth spurt until 11th grade, so we shall see. So he is doing great. He is on solid food mostly, waving and saying "bye-bye", and he claps. Now what he does not do: he will not stand, walk, or drink from a sippy cup! He really is so content though. So I think he doesn't care to start walking or drink from a cup. (The girls didn't walk until 13 and 14 months.)

We also went skiing 2 days after Christmas with all the kids and some great friends from church and most importantly a babysitter! We had a lot of fun. I had never been skiing before and obviously neither have the girls. We went for a week to North Carolina. We drove in the middle of the night. The girls had a 1 hour lesson and they were flying down the mountain and hardly even fell afterward! Hunter taught me... sweet thing, patient, sweet thing. :) No, I really did better than either of us expected and I think hunter was actually, dare I say... Impressed! It was a lot of fun. However, I am so bad! I didn't take any pictures hardly! We did video the girls skiing some. And I took some pictures when we went to the Biltmore, which was awesome! But I haven't uploaded them on the computer yet, so maybe I'll share those later.

Here are some pics to update you on the last 4 months of our lives:

We had a great Christmas. The girls got a pink Go-cart among other things. Of course Hudson didn't "need" anything, but he got quite a bit anyway.

Don't you wish you were this flexible?

Happy boy watching his sisters play outside on a semi-warm day.

Sleeping in his Johnny jump up.

Sweet boy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our Lil' Punkins and more wedding

Our lil punkin.
Concentrating hard.
The face was McCaylan's design as you can see in the sketch that she is holding. :)
Jordan and Papa Jim dancing and Hunter and Kenley Grace dancing.
The bridesmaids
Brittany with my girls

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Our life, an update through pictures

Well, Hudson has been doing great since the last episode I wrote about. And last Saturday the 24th Hunter's baby brother, Chase, got married! So here are some pics to update. I will post more of their gorgeous wedding and some that have family in them when the photographers get them up.

Chase and Brittany
I love this one!
Getting our hair done for the wedding. Thank you Alisha!
Me with my wonderful sister n law Mary at Chase and Brittany's wedding.
At the reception with her cousin William (the "ring barrel"). They danced the night away!
Helping McCaylan with her reading homework and our sweet cat Sunshine decided to rest a while. This cat is obsessed with me!
4 teeh on top!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What is going on?

This is one more pic from our stay in the hospital. I had gone home to get a shower and clothes and Hunter took him for a wagon ride around the hospital. He said he held on like this the whole time. :)

Hudson had another "episode" Wednesday night. It had not even been a week, just 5.5 days. He woke up at 1:30am and vomited and then at 3:00 he woke up gagging and just throwing up small amounts of what I assume was stomach acid/bile b/c its green. Then continued to do it at 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30. Then he woke up 5 gagging but never vomited. So Hunter kept him while I took Mac to school and when I got back he was sitting on the bed with Hunter talking and smiling like nothing ever happened! And was been fine all day! I just get worried about him getting dehydrated, sometimes he refuses the pedialyte. So of course I didn't sleep a wink b/c I was worrying in between him waking up. He has been fine since then. I have been giving him all the prescribed meds and he has not had an episode. It will be a week tonight, yay! I still haven't heard from the dr about results from the test he ran in the hospital on his metoballic levels and all, but will update when I do. I assume they were probably fine since I haven't heard anything yet. So we will continue to take it one day at a time and be thankful for our sweet little angel that Lord has so richly blessed us with!

Also, He has 6 teeth now! He cut one on the top Oct 2nd and then all the sudden this week 3 more came through. He looks so cute with them! I love him! He is trying so so hard to crawl. He gets where he wants to go, but he hasn't actually crawled. He has been trying to coordinate his arms and legs moving at the same time and he rocks a lot. It is too cute. He has been sitting himself up (from a laying position) for a while now.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This place looks familiar

In the ER.
In the sad looking hospital bed. :( We like to call it jail.
Talking to us.
Blowing bubbles. ( The thing on his arm is where they have disconnected him from the iv fluids but kept his iv in just in case. So they wrapped it in an ace bandage to keep him from pulling it out b/c he really liked playing with it.)

Hey everyone! We went to Children's and the Gi dr last week and all the testes were normal. The stools, ultrasound, blood work, urine, everything was normal. So he said it is very uncommon in infants but maybe he has Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). He is treating him for it, although there is no cure. The child just vomits in somewhat of a cycle. The only way to diagnose it is to rule out everything else. The purpose of the medicine is to help spread out the episodes if not eliminate them. He said we will try this and see if it helps along with his reflux meds and a probiotic. The next step would be to scope him and the dr didn't want to that to him if he didn't have to. So thats why we are trying this first.

However, one week after starting the meds he had an episode, which was 3 weeks since the last one. It was Friday morning. This one was pretty bad. He had thrown up about 10 or 12 times by 12:00pm. He hadn't eaten since 6:00am. Normally once he starts vomting I stop feedings and start pedialyte and the vomiting stops. Then we resume feedings as normal the next day and he is fine. However, this time he would not stop gagging and vomiting what I guess was stomach fluids. He had not had a wet diaper so I took him Children's ER. They started an IV b/c he was dehydrated and the GI dr decided to admit him. So we stayed there and they took another xray and more blood. They are checking for a metobollic inbalance and will have the results next week. We stayed there till Sunday b/c the dr wanted to get some blood on Sun morning. He is back to normal now. Babies just get dehydrated so easily that I need to really careful about that. The dr said we will stick with our same plan for now with the all the meds. Since he had only been on it a week he can't really say that it wasn't effective since it didn't have much time before this episode. This may be something that we never really figure out and just have to learn t
o live with. Hopefully he will grow out of it and he may have just have to go get fluids sometimes. Thats okay with me. I have accepted this. The Lord knows exactly what causes this for He formed him in my womb! He knows every detail of his innerbeing and made it that way for a purpose, and He loves him! So that is completely satisfying to me. He is healthy in every other way. He is right on time with all his development. Who cares if hes a little small? I don't anymore, like my mom said , "hes easier to carry"! Its not like he is really skinny. He actually looks a little chunky with his fat rolls. But on paper he is only about 11% and that is all that bothered me, since my last one was about 90%! He is really too too cute! And we all love him and really really enjoy him!