Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from our sick little boy (I LOVE his Valentine's shirt!  It makes me laugh!).  Yes, he had to come home AGAIN from school late this afternoon with a 101 fever.  We will be going to see our pediatrician in the morning.  Please pray that his RSV is getting better and that this is something that can be treated.  We had to go to the pediatric urgent care last week and were told it is still "running it's course".  I'm ready for it's course to be ran and out of our house!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy 7 Months Nicholas!

This post is SO late, but we have been SICK at our house.  It has taken over three weeks for RSV to run it's course and I am just now really getting over my two injections (just in time for the next one this Friday).  Nicholas has also been working on FOUR teeth, so needless to say, there just hasn't been any time for blogging.  However, we had his 7 month birthday on Sunday, January 30 (since Tuesday was the 1st).  This month I had Becky make him a chocolate/chocolate cake and I think I know what flavor I want for his big birthday now! It was FABULOUS!!!!!

As always, someone wanted to dive in!  Not sure how I am going to keep doing this for the next four months!  Any ideas...Jennifer Francis, help, how did you keep Brody out of his cakes?!

We had chocolate all over us, him, and his chair, so we let him lick it off my hand! Haha!
 Then, he decided it was so good, he would keep going!  Too cute!
"YUMMY Mommy!  When do we do this again?!"
 And the aftermath!  Hahahaha!

This month has really been a big month for you!  You have started sitting up, rolling over all the time without working to do so, crawling, and you laugh all the time!  You have really started playing with your toys and you LOVE and I mean LOVE your jeep!  It is definitely your favorite toy. 

You now eat a fruit at breakfast (usually bananas), a veggie at lunch, and one of each at dinner.  You have liked everything except green beans, which is ok, you still love peas.  You take a 8oz bottle in the mid afternoon and 6 oz with your meals.  We still add 1 tsp of cereal per oz of formula because you still spit up, but just as Dr. DeVoid told us, it is getting better now that you sit up.

You are almost 18 pounds and 27 inches.  You are in size 6 months clothes and we just moved up to size 3 diapers.

You have had your first major illness.  After only missing one day of school in almost four months because of illness, you got RSV.  You were pretty sick, but never really cried except for the first night you were sick.  You continued to be the happiest baby I've ever seen!

Speaking of being happy, no one at your daycare believes that you were ever a fussy or difficult baby.  I even had one random teacher that I had never seen before stop me one afternoon last week to ask if you are always happy.  I was pleased to say that yes, you are!

Nicholas, Mommy and Daddy love you so much and we cannot believe you are 7 months old!  Please slow down!  I'm not ready for you to turn one!  :-)

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I had my procedure yesterday and it was NOT fun (BTW, no one told it would be extremely PAINFUL!), but I am feeling a little better today.  I ended up with two injections on the left side at the L5 and S1.  I was told complete bed rest last night and through today, light activity tomorrow, and as little lifting as possible on Monday and Tuesday before my follow up on Tuesday.  My nerves were very angry and inflamed, so he wants to do a second round in two weeks.

I am very grateful to my mom and Michael for all of their help.  I couldn't do it without them!  I'll write more tomorrow.  Just wanted to update everyone that had emailed or asked how I was doing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

All Better...Almost

It has continued to be another long few days, but it looks like we are FINALLY on the mend.  Nicholas went back to school on Thursday, but I that is when I got it.  I spent the next four days trying to get rid of it.  He continued to have a nasty cough and runny nose, but his pediatrician assured me that was just part of the RSV running it's course and that it would not be contagious at this point.  Today was really the first day he hasn't had a breathing treatment in over 10 days!  I *THINK* we have made it!

I did go see the neurosurgeon last week.  It wasn't as easy of a fix as I was hoping for.  I thought that it was probably just a herniated disc from the strain of having Nicholas and carrying him around, but it is actually a result of pregnancy on my spina bifida.  My nerves are strained and very inflamed.  I am having a spinal injection tomorrow, but we are not sure if it will help 100%.  It is possible that I will have to have surgery to release the pressure due to a condition that I have related to the spina bifida, but we won't know until a few weeks after we try the injection.  So, I am going to have to spend the next three days off my feet, unable to lift Nicholas, and virtually completely helpless.  Thank goodness for my mom and Michael being so helpful! 

I have taken some pretty cute pictures over the past week I wanted to share with you.  Last Thursday night SOMEONE was supposed to be lying down trying to go to sleep when I heard a funny noise, so I went in his room to find this...
Needless to say, we have now lowered his mattress and bought a teething protector for his rail!

Saturday I gave him a sippy cup for the first time with a little diluted apple juice.  I think someone forgot to give him the memo about drinking and driving!  :-)
 Sunday Nicholas discovered the joy of sitting like a big boy in the bathtub and playing with his toys.

 He also sat in a restaurant high chair for the first time on Sunday!  It was a beautiful day here so we went downtown to Mellow Mushroom and he did really well!  He played with his Sophie and enjoyed looking around.

Our little piggy LOVES his food.  I mean REALLY LOVES his food!  If you are not careful he will try to take the bowl or spoon and help himself.  Well, tonight I decided to give him the empty bowl and see what he would do with it.  He licked the bowl!  It was too funny!

He also had his 7 month cake this week, but I'll write about that later.  Just wanted to update everyone that he is doing much better and hopefully after this week I can get back to blogging more regularly.