Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mr. Drooly

I love the look on his face!



Mr. Drooly had a doctor’s appointment last week and he weighed in at 13 pounds 8 ounces. I was thinking he was going to weigh closer to 15 pounds… he feels heavy to me. Anyway, Grey received his synagis shot and he really cried this time. I felt awful, especially since I am required to hold his hands since he is such a wiggle worm now. I prefer to play the rescuer role, which means I swoop in after the pain and rescue him from the bad nurse :)


Okay, there has to be a tooth brewing somewhere in Grey’s mouth. He is now known as Mr. Drooly and he rightfully earns that title. I check often but find nothing. I guess I’ll just keep looking. In the meantime, wear a raincoat when holding the precious one.

Apparently, I need this bib

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Seriously?

I don’t know if anyone watches the TV series “18 Kids and Counting” I know I have personally tuned in just to see a glimpse of this family’s chaotic yet extremely organized life. Anyway, I just read that baby Duggar “19” just came into this world very early on 12/10/09. Josie wasn’t expected until March. It is safe to say she was born around 25/26 weeks. She weighed 1 pound 6 ounces. I’ll pray for the health of Momma Duggar and little Josie. Obviously mom needs to be home & healthy to care for all the other little ones.

However, I must say that I was extremely annoyed with the article’s casual report of baby Josie.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34379874/ns/today-parenting_and_family

It was reported that baby was “resting” in the NICU and a family spokesman told People magazine that the infant was expected to be fine. Now, I realize I have personal insight to what this family is really going to experience. BUT, who dare reports that a 25 weeker is “fine and resting” The last thing baby Josie is doing is resting! She is battling for her life! Her little lungs are working harder than they will ever work. It is probably safe to say she isn’t breathing on her own. Reporting that any mircopreemie is “fine” is ridiculous and creates a great misperception of this baby’s true struggles. I guess it brings me back to a time when everyone was pretending that Grey would come home once he weighed 4 pounds or maybe it was 3 pounds that they were stating. Regardless, he wasn’t even breathing on his own! He was also being fed by an intravenous tube. However, many thought we would pack up our belongings and head home once the scale read a special number. I now understand why this happens… because 25 weekers are reported to be fine and resting.

Hopefully someone will accurately report this family’s fight. Maybe TLC can show the world what it is truly like to have a micropreemie. OR maybe they will continue on with the false perceptions of the world.

I guess I’ll step down off my soap box.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Checking In




I wanted to check in and let you all know I acknowledge that I have been lazy with my blogging lately. I started a new job and I’ve been battling a cold for over a week. My energy level is subpar to say the least.
Greyson is doing wonderfully. His personality is really starting to shine through. He’s fine with sassing when needed. Gigi isn’t allowed to leave the room during the day and he shouldn’t be ignored… he’ll let you know! I’ve been trying to confidently diagnose a fake cough. It just sounds so false. All the sudden Grey will let out an exaggerated cough and when you ask if he’s okay he’ll grin so big!! He’s starting to reach out for us, which melts my heart. Seriously, I have done some dental damage with the constant gritting of my teeth. I have to release the urge or I might squeeze him into mush. He is truly the light of mine and Matthew’s life. I don’t know what we would talk about if we didn’t have him. We went to dinner the other night and watched iphone videos of Grey during our date.



Here's a few family photos we recently had taken by shutterbelle photograpy :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Look Who's Sitting Up



Grey has been attempting to sit by himself for a few weeks now. Today I come home from work and he's sitting like he's been doing it for months!

video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Surgery Update






Greyson is home and doing great! We left the children’s hospital around 9am this morning. Our night nurse swore that Grey was the best baby she ever cared for. He is such a trooper! I almost had a mini break down yesterday. We arrived 2 hours before surgery as instructed and the nurse was prepping Grey and asking all the questions. During these questions I mentioned putting a table spoon of cereal in his 5am bottle. Well, you would have thought that I said I fed him a turkey dinner with extra dessert! Cereal in the bottle is considered a solid food so the surgery had to be pushed back 2 hours. So the 2 hours quickly turned into 5 hours and here I am struggling to comfort a starving 8 month old. I felt horrible and Grey was being so good but definitely crying out a random moments and attempting to eat the bed linens. I was really blaming myself for this one; however it would have been nice if someone from peds surgery would have mentioned to me that cereal was not allowed. Now I totally understand the need for an empty stomach. This prevents vomiting that could cause a patient to choke to death or to aspirate stomach contents into the lungs and develop pneumonia. So I was fine with the extended wait but not the 5 hour extended wait! Poor Grey Grey.

Anyway- another lesson learned. As a mother, I learn something new everyday. Today- another lesson in gratitude. Thankful again that Grey continues to amaze us.