Saturday, October 30, 2010

To make up for the pictureless post...








10 months... 20 minutes late.

My guy turned 10 months old today yesterday. I don't even have an updated picture to put on this post.. but I've had a monthly post for him nearly every month since he's been here, so why stop now?

You are still in 6/9 month clothes and size 3 diapers.

We don't know how much you weigh... even though you're 10 months old now, your "9 month" well-baby visit is on November 2. That's your mommy for ya!

You also have opthamology coming up the same day. I'm anxious to hear about your eyes!

You just started jumping in your jumparoo. By "jumping," I mean more small bouncing, but it's progress! You seem to be gaining more and more energy every single day!

I'm anxious to find out if your iron levels have come back up since your last bloodwork. Since your last bloodwork, you've switched from breastmilk to formula (fortified with iron), and you've been on iron supplements (when I remember to give them to you. Sorry. Your mommy is quite forgetful when she's busy juggling 230498 balls in the air during the day. Please forgive me!)

You have a bit of a cold, which I always hate. I'm hoping you get through it with no problems. So far you've had such good health, minus a little cold here and there. I'd hate to break our streak, so let's just leave it at this little sniffles and small cough, k? :)

You have been making your big brother laugh SO MUCH lately!! You like to clap your feet like they're hands, and that makes M laugh hysterically every single time! I think you love to make your brother laugh... I think the sound of it fuels you to clap your feet more and more! I love watching you two play together.

Ten months, Dylan. Ten whole months since I gave birth to you. Ten months since I waited (im)patiently for the feeling to come back in my legs so I could go up to the NICU and get a good look at your sweet little features. Ten months since I fell so deeply, madly in love with my second son... a love I didn't know I could have for anybody on this planet (other than your brother).. a love I didn't know I had room for, since I love your brother that much too. Ten months since you changed our lives forevermore. Ten months since we saw your sweet little sprig of blond hair.

Thank you for making my heart more full than I realized it could be.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just Because





Just because I think they're beautiful and funny and wonderful and amazing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

hodgepodge and stuff

There's an OBGYN that is stalking my facebook page.

Well, okay... it's really an advertisement for her fan page (or whatever they're called these days). It shows up every.single.day. on my facebook home page. She's an OBGYN in Duncan, OK... a good 30 miles away. People seem to really like her, and she looks like a nice lady. BUT-- I've never met her before in my life, and still she haunts my FB. I dunno... For me, it's a little, um.. different.. for an OBGYN to have a fan page. I mean, I liked all of my doctors (except one) with both of my boys... but considering I still get all little-kid-who-sees-her-teacher-at-the-store-and-gets-super-shy-and-embarrassed when I see my doctors in public who have seen my nether-regions, I just don't know that I could comfortably socialize, online or otherwise, with one. Maybe my newer doctor. She's pretty awesome.

But anywho.

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The Dylanator had his therapy today. (sidenote: I don't know if it's "occupational therapy" anymore... Kelli [his previous provider] was an occupational therapist. This lady's title is something different... so I guess I'll just call it Therapy Until Proven Otherwise. Or ThUPO. :) Kidding. I'll just call it therapy.) ANYWAY.. today's therapy session went AWESOME. Dylan was not nearly as stubborn as he usually is. He sat propped with her, picked things up, showed off his newfound love for toys, showed off his newfound love for grabbing Puffs out of my hand and trying to get them into his mouth, ANDDDD... Miss Cheryl (the new provider) got him up on all fours for quite a while!!! I was amazed and how well he did and how much he tolerated. I think he could have made it a few more minutes too (he usually pegs out at about 30 minutes), but little M was being rowdy and making TONS of noise, and D got overstimulated. But still, it was a really great session.

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Baby Emma (from my previous post) had the first in her series of surgeries on Monday. She did swimmingly and came through like a champ. Praise God for that!

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School is... well, it is. I'm getting more acquainted with the primary way of thinking, although it's quite the adjustment for me. I still feel like I'm an intermediate teacher at heart, but I value new experiences. I know there's a reason I am where I am this year.... noooowwww to figure out what that reason is. hehe. I kid.

kinda.

The school itself is good, though. I like my coworkers, and the principal is awesome.

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RANDOM THINGS LITTLE M HAS SAID IN CONVERSATION RECENTLY:

Crescent.

Periscope.

Disgus-ging. (disgusting)

CONVO HE HAD WITH HIS DAD

Dad: What color is the sky?

M: Yellow.

Dad: No, the sky is blue.

M: No, it's YELLOW. You calm down. It's still YELLOW.

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That's pretty much all I know at this point. :)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

A prayer request

For someone who thought about quitting blogging, I sure have had a lot to say this week. heh... well, they've been important things (to me, anyway), so I guess that's a-okay.

I do have a request. You see, my Junior High English teacher's son and his wife are expecting a sweet new addition to their family tomorrow (Monday). Her name is Emma Janae. Little Emma has been diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and will require several procedures and surgeries after she's born. Here is Emma's mommy and daddy's blog. If you're the praying type, could you please lift this sweet little family in prayer? They seem to be very strong in their beliefs and very organized with what they're doing the day of Emma's birth (tomorrow), and that's really great... but we NICU mommies know that it's much scarier when you're actually IN the throes of NICU life than when you're just planning for it.

If you're NOT the praying type, happy, positive thoughts would definitely help them out a lot too.

And, Papaw's funeral is tomorrow as well. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we say goodbye to one of the world's greatest men.

Friday, October 01, 2010

My papaw, part two.





My sweet papaw passed away Thursday, September 30th. I know he is dancing with the angels tonight.


"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31