Sunday, March 29, 2009

Random Picture Challenge



Thanks to 4littlemenandgirlytwins
Here's my 27th photo from my 27th folder.....

 
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This was from Christmas last year. It was my nephew's first time on a snowmobile and he had a blast!!!



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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Brenna and Trever

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Out of v tach

Stellan's heart is out of v-tach and back to SVT. He had a moment of normal heart rhythm before going to SVT. He is not out of the woods yet so please keep him on your mind and in your prayers.

Stellan Update

Stellan just went into prolonged V-Tach. They're giving him Lidocaine to try to bring him out. Please send your thoughts and prayers to this family.

Stellan

Prayers for Stellan



This is a blog that I have been following for some time. Stellan is and amazing boy that was diagnosed with heart failure in the womb. At 24 weeks Mckmama was told that Stellan was very ill and would surely die. He was born a healthy and full term baby. This family has been such a wonderful example of God's work and the power of prayer. Unfortunately Stellan is back in the hospital now with SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia = very fast heart rate) and this family could use a few more prayers to help them stay strong for baby Stellan. Click on the photo and follow their story.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

Kristina got it right even if she did have to google it :)

Brenna's newest favorite movie is "beu-beast" as she calls it. She really hasn't been one to watch movies ever - usually DVDs of Backyardigans, Curious George, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo and Max and Ruby. Not sure if movies were too long for her or what. Well, it started off with Tom and Jerry the Movie - she was hooked on that for awhile and now she's moved on to Beauty and the Beast. It's ok though, I like that movie so I don't mind. One of these days I'll need to introduce her to my "ALL TIME" favorite movie to watch as a kid....The Muppet Movie!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Name that tune...

Ok everyone...here's a little quiz question for you.

Name this tune that has been stuck in my head for the last 3, yup 3, days. Or at least what it is from. A little hint....it's all thanks to my little girl.....

here goes-

Bonjour
Good day
How is your fam'ly

Bonjour
Good day
How is your wife?

I need six eggs
That's too expensive
There must be more than this provincial life


Good luck....leave me a comment with your guess.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sick babies

Well....my two precious babies are sick...really sick. Brenna had been battling a cough for a little while, a nice "welcome to daycare" treat. The fever stepped in last weekend and Brenna and I camped out on the couch all day long on Saturday. By Sunday we we're in the ER with her. 101 temp, hadn't really had anything to eat for a couple days and we found the culprit....double ear infection, her first ever. We were sent home with a lovely hot pink bottle of yummy goodness in hopes that this would bring her back to her upbeat self. After some Tylenol and a first dosage, there was a HUGE improvement...wonderful. Through the week she's been getting better, still coughing and has a boogy nose, but for the most part she's back to herself.

While Brenna was getting better, Trever was following in her sick footsteps. It started with a little cough and some boogs...then it kept getting worse. Fever kicked in, coughing took over and the poor guy was miserable (not to mention Mommy and Daddy were living on very little sleep for a few days)

Yesterday we had a follow up appointment for Brenna's ears so I called to see if they could see Trever too. A busy schedule for the Doctor, but they'd be happy to fit him in. Jason and Grandma took the kiddos to the Doctor since this was my first week back at work and I couldn't really leave early. I met them at the clinic and relieved my Mom. Turns out Brenna's ears are still infected, but are on their way to clearing up...just a few more days of meds and she'll be good to go. Now...poor Trever.....our smiley 3 month old boy has RSV.

RSV is like the super nasty cold....same symptoms....spreads the same way.....just that it's awful and tends to last 1-2 weeks and can lead to pneumonia. Most of us have had it...fought through it, and went on our way - no problems. BUT for a baby under 6 months this can have some serious life threatening issues. Trever was given a nebulizer treatment at the clinic and we had to rent a machine today and give him a treatment every 6 hours for the next few days. He also has some yummy amoxil to treat his ear infection, Tylenol to take care of the fever, and several prayers from those who love him. He did get a chest x-ray that was negative for pneumonia which is wonderful.

Last night he slept really well. He woke up around 1:30am and I was more than happy to rock him for an hour or so just to give him that "mommy" love and he slept again until it was time to go to Grandma's. His fever was gone for most of the night, but picked up today. He's had another neb and is really starting to break up all the crud in his lungs. Hopefully the next few days will really bring him back around.

There's nothing worse than seeing a kid sick. As much as I enjoy that they are so cuddly...I'd rather have them well. It breaks a Mommy's heart to see the red teary eyes of her children who have been coughing non stop and just want to feel better.

So...as for RSV...I don't like that little bugger. It has taken the spunk out of my babies and I want it back.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back to work

Today was my first day back to work and I fought it all the way. I mean seriously, how could anyone leave these two precious faces to spend 8 hours at a place just to make money. There really should be another way around this.Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy my job. Of all jobs to have - I'm so happy I have this one. BUT...I would do just about anything to stay at home with these two every day.

Ok - a little update on our lives. Brenna is at a new daycare full time and she is loving it. There are so many kids for her to play with and they do all kinds of things there. This summer they'll take them to the pool, the park....it'll be so good for her.

Trever is getting bigger by the minute. I just don't remember Brenna growing so fast. I know it was quick with her too, but man he seems to go through his clothes in a hurry. He's such a smiley boy and has found his voice so it's fun to interact with him.

Jason is working away....looks like there are going to be lots of "big" jobs this summer so he's a little excited about that. Baseball will be starting up again soon and softball is up in the air so we'll see how much free time we have.

Me...well...other than trying to figure out how I can still get my checks every 2 weeks without actually going to work, I'm doing well. I have gotten a ton of things done during my Maternity leave that I wanted - and now I'm just looking to get back in the swing of things. I need to get my energy back up and start working on this extra weight that came on out of nowhere.

So that's what has been going on here. I'll try to keep up on my blogging now that I'm back at work and have some free time (how sad is that?)