Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Later in the day we ran to the pharmacy and then to the grocery store before heading home for the day. As I pulled up to the house the school bus that drops the highschool kids off was parked directly in front of the driveway with the hazard lights flashing. Turns out that the bus had broken down and was unable to move! Parking on the street normally wouldn't be a big deal but our front yard is surrounded by a retaining wall and today had huge snow drifts blocking the whole thing. I had a car full of groceries and sleeping kids, but luckily we have a very nice neighbor who carried Gav while I had Teag and we climbed through the snow and up over the retaining wall to get in the house. This nice neighbor also carried all of the groceries and prescriptions to the front door for me! After getting the kids settled I started working on the biggest issue of the day- the dryer. Somehow a whole pack of blue mint gum ended up in the dryer last night and its not pretty. I spent the afternoon google-ing for ideas on how to get it out and then got to work!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Gav and cousin Garrett out for a ride...
Teag can finally put weight on her legs and stand for a few seconds!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tonight we went out for dinner with Uncle Cayle and Aunt Loren for Cayle's birthday. Gav loves them both so much and we all had a good time eating way too much bbq! Happy Birthday Uncle Cayle! Here they are 'striking a pose' only Gav forgot to look at the camera!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I took her in to the pediatrician on Monday just to rule out anything else that could be bothering her. Its always hard to know if its just a 'normal baby' thing or a heart issue when she seems a little off, and of course I always assume that its a heart issue.... Everything checked out ok though and the Dr. seemed to think that part of her not wanting to eat and crying at night is due to teething. Teething?! How nice if it really is something that simple!
Here's a picture of her chest wound today. Its still pretty bad, but actually much better than it was. The dr. said she was close to needing a skin graft in the beginning, so he's impressed with how its healing..... You can see where her skin has grown in filling the hole that used to be there. Now she just has those two open spots to work on before its healed over.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The last few days Teag hasn't been feeling too well, extra fussy and throwing up 1,2 or even 3 times a day. I'm going to watch her over the weekend and see how she does, so far no fever and she's eating ok. She has a cardiologist appt. on wed. and I'm anxious to see how things look on the inside. Whenever she's acting a little off its hard not to think that its a heart issue.
Monday Teag has an evaluation for eating therapy. Then we'll start going once a week for that in addition to her twice a week physical therapy. She'll also get her first RSV shot of the season next week and see the cardiologist. Busy week!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Here's another recent video of Teagan. She's really been expressing herself lately and I finally caught a little bit of it on video! She makes us laugh with all of her new sounds. Teag screams and grunts alot but in a happy sort of way- here are a few of those 'happy sounds'! Sorry its a little blurry!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Gav has seen some of the campaign ads on tv and wanted to know who McCain and Obama are. So we had a '3 year old' discussion about how everyone is going to vote today for a new president. He thought about it for a moment and said,"I want Santa to be President! Then we can have presents today!" ha...
Here's a short video of T's new 'trick'! Now whenever you ask her a question she smiles and shakes her head no- to everything!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Teagan had her swallow study on friday and thankfully it went really well! I had to bring a few empty bottles for the barium and they strapped her into a foamy booster seat in the x-ray machine. I fed her barium in different thicknesses to see how she swallowed and then we mixed some barium into a jar of baby food pears and fed her that. She hated the taste of all of it but swallowed enough down for the tech to get the pictures needed. It was determined that she isn't aspirating at all (yay!) and that she has a little reflux. We knew about the reflux and she is already taking Zantac for it so the tech didn't think we needed to make any changes. We will be seeing a speech therapist/feeding specialist starting next week though to see if we can get Teag to eat more. Right now there is no talk of needing the NG tube back in (yay again!) but she's not gaining much weight at all. So hopefully the therapist will have a few new tricks to help us pack on the pounds!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Here's Gav at 1 1/2 months old, 'scared pumpkin' --2005