Tuesday, December 28, 2004

December 28, 2004

I sure hope everyone's Christmas was as wonderful as ours was! We had a great time in Texas! Jacob had so much fun meeting and playing with his Great Grandparents. And of course, they had a great time with him too! We enjoyed relaxing and just spending quality time together. On Christmas Eve, we opened a few gifts with friends, and then participated in the Lords Supper at Grandma and Grandpa's Church. On Christmas, we all spent most of the day in our pj's and watched movies. Brett and I were able to take a nap, thanks to Aunts Meg and Pam for watching J. Overall, it was a very quiet trip. We had many nice talks as a family, which I really enjoy. 

I would have to say the only bad part about our trip was that Jacob, Meagan and I were all sick. Our head colds that started a week before we left, lingered into our visit. We didn't fret though, since Grandpa is a PA-C, he had all sorts of goodies to help us feel better fast! Antibiotics for my ear infection and cough medicine and decongestants for Meagan and J. Grandpa is the best!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

December 22, 2004

I am very happy to report that Jacob (and the rest of the family) is feeling much better. I was beginning to worry that he would not be well in time for us to leave for Texas. Thankfully, he is and we will be leaving as planned! We are very much looking forward to spending the holiday with my grandparents. They came up last Christmas, but J was in the NICU and due to visitation restrictions, weren't able to see him. Needless to say, they are very excited!

When we return from our holiday, we will have many pictures to share. We may even have J's picture taken with Santa! 

Merry Christmas! God bless!

Friday, December 17, 2004

December 17, 2004

Poor little J isn't feeling too well today. What Brett and I thought was a reaction to his flu shot, actually turned into a viral infection. When J received his first flu shot a month ago, he had the sniffles a few days later. This time it was a bit more than that. His breathing became rapid and his cough horse, so at 3am this morning I took him to the ER to be checked out. While there, J received a breathing treatment and chest x-ray. The breathing treatment opened up his lungs, and the x-ray was clear. After about two hours, I was told I could take him home, but to keep a close eye on his breathing. If anything got worse, to bring him back in. We made it home a little before 6am and by then he was resting comfortably. At 9am though, Brett woke me because J's fever had gone up. We used a cold cloth on his neck, which he didn't like at all, and that helped bring it down. As I write this at almost 3pm, he is sleeping in his room. 

We figured out J most likely got his cold from my sister Meagan, who also had a fever and cough this week. I also started feeling achy last night and have a stuffy nose today! Tis' the season! We hope everyone is well by Wednesday, the day we plan to leave for Texas. 

I will have more updates on the sick ones soon. I hope you are all feeling healthy! =)

Monday, December 13, 2004

December 13, 2004

In family news... After a lot of thought, Brett and I have decided it would be to our benefit if I quit my part time job and focused on home life and school. With Brett working nights, me during the day and going to school, the rough schedule has been taking its toll for some time. Irregular sleep patterns, never seeing each other, etc. We hope that me being at home will bring a nice balance to our daily lives. And since I will be at home, I have decided to increase my school load next semester. Wish me luck!

Now, in J news... Other than having the sniffles from his flu shot on Friday, J is doing great. We took his contact out for a couple days last week because his eye was looking a little red and irritated. I think the break did him good because since putting the contact back in, his eye has looked fine. Also, last week, J went to see Dr. V., who said his left eye has continued to improve. Dr. V. will perform an exam under anesthesia in January to get a better look and decided whether surgery will be needed. Later, we will take J back to Dr. J., the ophthalmologist, to see about a contact lens for his left eye. Isn't it amazing that J is now 15 months old, 11 months adjusted? He has come so far in that time! Wow.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

December 8, 2004

Happy Holidays to ya! I just love this time of year! As I mentioned in my last entry, this is J's first Christmas at home and we plan to take him to Texas to meet his Great Grandparents for the first time! We are very excited!

J is finally getting over his cold. We are still giving him antibiotics to make sure things clear up completely, but his nose is no longer red and runny. He is still sleeping strange hours, but Brett and I are working on that! This week he has two doctors’ appointments. One with Dr. V., his retina Doc, and the other with a nurse at his pediatrician’s office to get his second flu shot! Poor baby! I will have a full report just as soon as I can! 

I am still working on getting the Guest Book back up. In the meantime feel free to email us using the link provided, or you can email me by clicking here. 

Thursday, December 2, 2004

December 2, 2004

Wow, it's December already! Where has the year gone? It is my favorite time of year; I just love the holidays and cool air! This year is going to be very special as it is J's first Christmas at home. Brett and I plan to take J to Texas to visit my Grandparents. Hopefully my parents and sisters will be coming along too (I'm not sure about my brother). It should be a very happy holiday! I can't wait to show J how to tear open his presents! 

Today J seems to be feeling much better. The antibiotics have helped a lot. His nose is raw from Brett and I wiping it, but that will get better with time. Due to his cold, we had to cancel the therapy visits he had scheduled for this week. So, no news in the therapy department!