Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
...Exactly what this post is. Not much of anything. I always wait too long to post and then when it comes down to it, I'm trying to rack my brain to even remember what all has gone on in the days that have past since my last post.
On Tuesday, my Dad kept Ava for me while I worked from 9:30-2. Work was good. I picked Ava up from my dads and came home just in time for Aaron to take her pics. Maybe I should back-track a bit and explain who Aaron is... OUR365 PORTRAITS is the company at the hospital who took Ava's pictures. They come out to your house and set up and take 12 different poses when the baby is about a month old. You get one free 8x10 but of course they have to take some kick-ass photos in order to get you to spend a bunch of money. The photos turned out SO good and I cant wait to see them all and get my order in. Which reminds me... I almost feel as though I am repeating myself.. maybe I already wrote about this in the last post? Maybe not? If so, sorry guys.
Wednesday my sister and I started moving some of her things from my moms house to mine as she is moving in with us. My mom is moving to College Station some time this summer and Amber wants to stay here. I also took her by her daddy's grave and got a few pictures as well.
I got a call from my cousin Candace on Thursday morning which was odd, considering that her and I haven't talked in a really long time. I was surprised and happy to hear from her up until she told me she had some bad news... My really good friend Nick from Louisiana found his mom dead that morning. I could not believe it! I knew Mrs. Vicki pretty well as I stayed with them for a little while when I lived out there. Nick and I have been friends for a few years now and were really close for a long time. Her funeral was this morning at 10am. I tried to make plans to go out there to be there for him, but with a new baby, I am not able to just pick up and leave like I used too. I wish I could have been there for him. I cannot imagine losing one of my parents.
Friday Steph, Makenzie and Ashley met Katie, Mason, Ava and I at my house and we all headed out to the beach. Katie and I kept Mason and Ava in their car seats in the back due to the fact that their skin is still so sensitive and we sure didn't want them to burn. They pretty much slept the whole time. It was pretty relaxing.
Ava and Mason in their swimsuits.
Katie, Me, Steph and Ashley
Tomorrow I will be working from noon to 6 or 6:30is and Ava will be spending the day with Daddy.
I think I pretty much caught up on things for now. I was going to post a few pictures but blogger isn't letting me upload tonight so I will add them later.
Monday, April 21, 2008
We had a great weekend with the kiddos, as always :)
Baby Ava stayed home with Daddy today while I went to work. And my dad is gonna keep her for me on Tuesday so I can go in to work then as well.
I went by Babies R Us and picked up some Enfamil for babies who spit up... I have given it to her once so far and she has only spit up one time, a very small amount. So we shall see if maybe this formula will work better for her. I have breast milk for the next feeding as I am gonna try to start pumping more and giving her less formula. Hopefully she will continue to poop though!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Tyler turned 13 today!
Happy Birthday Tyler!
We had a really good weekend.
Took the kids to the park today. It was a very pretty day. But Ill have to save that for another post. Because, of course, I have photos to load as well and its already 11. Ive gotta work tomorrow so I think Ava and I will be calling it a night. (the hubby has already passed out on the couch. LOL)
Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend so far.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
After pictures me, Katie and the babies stopped in at Casa Ole for some lunch and then came back to the house and hung out for a bit.
Ava is getting bigger and bigger everyday! I am happy to say that she is now pooping on a regular basis! YA! So the formula has obviously worked, but she has been throwing up a lot more now so I may try another formula, but at least now I know what to use if we have this problem again. I wont be using much formula once I get back in the routine of pumping though. I have continued to feed her breast milk at least once a day, but did back off a lot until we figured out what to do about her bowl movements. I plan on trying to get her back on mostly breast milk again, only supplementing formula when needed.
Anyways, that tis all for now.
Monday, April 14, 2008
If you are interested in reading more about Hirschsprung's Disease, here is the link that I referred to for my information.
I did give Ava the new formula for her last feeding and she did end up having a bowel movement though it was a very small amount. I'm really praying that she does not have HD. I cant imagine her going through a surgery, she's just my little baby girl. It breaks my heart to even think about it. Please keep her in your prayers and hopefully this new formula will help.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Ava and I went over to my Aunt Tami's house so that I could do the second part of my training. My dads girlfriend has a business doing pharmaceutical recruiting and they are bringing me on as a researcher. I will be able to do all of my work from home, which is great! After spending the afternoon at Tami's, Michael kept Ava for me so that Jessica and I could go do a little shopping. It was nice to get a few new clothes now that I have lost all (well, almost all) of my baby weight. Thanks hunny!
I just talked to the on-call pediatrician about Ava not having any bowel movements for the last 5 days. I have been putting Karo syrup in her bottles and even tried stimulating her with the thermometer and nothing has worked since Thursday. So we will be going in for another check up. It just doesn't seem right. She is very uncomfortable, fussy, and squirmy. She has lots of gas but even the gas drops have not helped. She has also been throwing up quite a bit lately. I'm really concerned and have completely stressed myself out over it. I will not take "don't worry about it" as an answer anymore. I don't want my baby to be in pain or uncomfortable. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this and find out what the heck is going on. Poor baby :(
Sunday, April 6, 2008
He came and got me and we peeked in on the girls. Elise was laying next to Ava and had put her baby doll on her. It was just the cutest thing. Of course, it wasn't long before Elise noticed us watching her, but Michael still got a couple of cute pictures.
Elise was blinking in that last one, but I still thought it was cute. She was giving Ava her pacifier. :) After picking Elise up on Friday, we went grocery shopping and then came home and I made fajitas for dinner. This was our first time to have Elise overnight since Ava was born and I was pretty proud of myself! Between the dog barking and needing to be fed and taken out, cooking dinner, feeding Ava, getting Elise fed, cleaning the kitchen up, bathing Elise and blow drying her hair, giving Elise her meds, brushing teeth, getting her ready for bed and doing story time and prayers, getting Ava ready for bed and so forth (you get the idea) I think I did a pretty kick-ass job! :) (with help from the hubby of course) Things get crazy and hectic but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love our weekends with the kids and wish we had even more time with them. And I love being a mommy! Its tiring, and a little frustrating at times as I am still dealing with the hormones and such, but I think I'm doing a pretty damn good job, considering. :) Love to you all! Goodnight