Monday, February 28, 2011
We went to Midland (abt. 45 minute drive) today for Olivia’s ENT appt. We have been waiting for this appointment for 6 weeks. This was a referral from out pediatrician in regards to Livi’s laryngotracheomalacia. We got there….waited about 40 minute sin the waiting room….got into the exam room…and the ENT said, oh…wish I would have known how little she was…there is nothing that I can do here. SOOOOOOOO….all of that wait, and still no answers. He referred us down to the U of M Children’s Hospital. We have an appt. there with a specialist next Wednesday morning. That will be a major trip. The office is about 2.5 hours away from out house. Appt. is at 8:30…so we will be leaving before 6 a.m. for that one! I am hopeful that we will get some answers then.
This has been a pretty long drawn out process…but I am thankful that Olivia doesn’t seem to be bothered at all. I THINK that they will just confirm the diagnosis and we will wait for her to grow out of it. BUT, you never know….keep your fingers crossed for us!
She continues to be a perfect angel. Such a happy, content baby girl!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Today I am posting a few from the reception. We had about 275 people for a fun night of dinner and dancing. Ryan and I have lots of crazy friends…so needless to say it was a fun night!
Ryan made quite the scene out of getting the garter…which was funny mostly because it is out of character for Ryan. He is usually pretty shy and reserved…so to have all eyes on him and have him making a big scene was funny!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
I had today off of work...so of course campus was closed until noon! Of course I would have to use 8 hours of vacation time for a 4 hours day! BOO.....oh well. As of yesterday morning just about all of the snow in our yard was melted...now we are covered again. I guess it was too good to be true for February anyway.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
We are SO lucky to have such a beautiful baby girl! We love her so much.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Not sure when I will quit saying his age in months…now that he is two, I should probably stop! BUT, for my sake I am going to try to post monthy so I can remember what he was doing at each age.
Yesterday Blake turned 26 months old. Seems like he JUST turned 2, the past 2 months have flown by!
He weighs between 27 and 28 pounds.
He wears a size 18-month pant and 24 month shirt. He is still very slim!
He is in a size 6 shoe.
He needs a haircut…but we are going to try to grow it out for a bit and see how that looks!
He is still in a size 4 diaper. We talk about potty training, but haven’t really given it much effort yet. We bought a potty chair, and have sat on it a few times, but he hasn’t gone in it. He knows when he goes…but usually tells us after the fact, not before. His pediatrician advised us to wait until this summer to train, when he is 2 ½.
I just sent him off to “school” this morning sporting a nice red sweater for Valentine’s Day. He is having a party in his class today. He took Toy Story Valentines for his classmates.
His vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger. He talks in full sentences a lot…sometimes even more. When I picked him up at “school” one day last week he said…”Mama, see that paper in there?” pointing to his cubby…”I colored it”…
He knows all of his colors, shapes, and now emotions too. You can ask him to see any of the following faces and he knows what to do “happy, sad, tired, shy, scared, crying, excited, and loving.” We made up the “loving face” but he does this cute little cuddle face that we just love…
Cant believe how fast my boy is growing!!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Shows he LOVES right now: Diego, Dora, Little Bear, Micky Mouse Clubhouse, Backyardigans, Wonder Pets
Movies he can't get enough of: Shrek (original and the Final Chapter/#4)
It is so funny to watch him when he is watching TV, because he acts it out the whole time. He will do whatever they are doing on TV and just laugh and laugh. When we watched Shrek, he has to hold his little Shrek doll the whole time and mimic the TV. He memorizes what they are saying and talks along with it too!
At least the Nick Jr. and Disney Playhouse shows are all educational...makes me feel a little bit better about letting him have too much "TV time"...
Friday, February 4, 2011
Speaking of beds...I never posted pics of Livi's room....Here is it. The pictures are bad because of the lighting, but you can get the idea. We used Blake's old crib and changing table, but just added some PINK!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
back in bed. Wrong!! I hear Blake back in his room saying "mama, mama, mama, mama" over and over and over...he usually sleeps through the night no problem. So, I snuck my head in there and he was wide awake. I rocked him back to sleep and crawled back in bed at 4:15...he never really went back to sleep. Ryan got up at 4:45 to get ready for work and Blake was still up, so he got him out of bed and brought him out to watch TV....well, the rest is history! SO, I have been up since 3:30!! We kept Blake home from school. I don't really think that he is sick....but I was worried about sending him off to school so tired.