Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feeling good!

*Before surgery--isn't he the cutest patient you have ever seen*

Yesterday was Isaiah's hernia surgery and everything went as smoothly as it could. I was so proud of our little guy. The thing I was least looking forward to was not being able to feed him past 1 am (his surgery was at 7 am). I was able to give him so Pedialyte at 2:30 but that was it. I was dreading the time before surgery where he would just look at me and wonder why I wasn't feeding him. So Gabe and I prepared ourselves for a long night before surgery and you know what...he did aswesome! He got a little cranky (hungry) at 5 am but after crying for about 15 minutes he decided it wasn't worth the energry and just went back to sleep. We got to the hospital at 6 am and they had him in surgery at 7am. I handed off a sleeping baby to a nice nurse who had a warm blanket to carry him in. My mom, grandma and grandpa joined Gabe and I in the waiting room during his surgery. It was so nice to have family there to keep our minds occupied.

*Keep in mind this is after about 2 hours of sleep for me! So dont look too close*

They came and got Gabe and I at about 8 am and told us the surgery was complete and he did great. We went back to recovery and he was just waking up a bit. They wanted me to give him sugar water first to make sure he could hold it down then give him formula. Well my son wanted NOTHING to do with the sugear water so finally they let me go straight to formula and he gulped it down like a champ! We arrived back home by 10:30 am and Isaiah just slept all day. We stayed home today just to recover and he is doing great. He is eating great and not showing any signs of discomfort. He is all smiles so I am pretty sure he is saying, "thanks for taking care of all that!"

*After surgery with Daddy*

Thank you so much for all the prayers and phone calls. We are so blessed to have such great family and friends. We are so happy to be past this little bump in the road!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

let the countdown begin....

How cute is he!

Today we had our appointment with the doctor to schedule Isaiah's surgery to fix his hernia. We have pre-op on Monday (the 27th) and surgery early Tuesday morning. I am anxious to get it fixed so that my little guy will not have that discomfort anymore, but then little bits of fear try and creep in as well. He is just so little and for him to have to have surgery--no matter how routine--it just kills me. It is totally up to the anesthesiologist if he wants to keep him overnight for observation (because he is so little) or just keep us a few hours.We are hoping this will be an outpatient surgery but we will not find out for sure until Monday at pre-op. I know that Isaiah is in God's hands and He will take care of my guy.

Here are some new pictures of Isaiah. My son has decided that he HATES the camera. He will be cheesing it up BIG time and then right when I get the camera out, that smile disappears and does not return until I have the camera back in its bag. Today I even showed him the camera and said, "Okay its turned off," and-- I kid you not-- he just started smiling again! Its hilarious but not when you are trying to get new pictures of him.
-ok still working on getting the pictures uploaded but I wanted to post this so everyone was updated about his surgery. I will keep working on the pics!

***edited to add the pictures. My Picasa was messing up but my lovely husband fixed it for me!
"They call me Hugh"Daddy and his mini meDon't you just want to eat him up!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

shots and chop

So maybe the subject doesn't make alot of sense but I am trying to be creative. Just stay with me.

Yesterday Isaiah got his 2 month shots--yes our little man is 2 months old. Sometimes I feel like it was just yesterday we brought him home. Then there are times when I think wow we have only had him for 2 months. I can definitely say these last 2 months have been the best of my life. The hardest yes but the most rewarding too. Just having the privilege of waking up and seeing his cute face is enough for me.

Today was interesting. Within the first hour of waking up Isaiah had puked all over me (I mean from head to toe) and then while we were in the tub scrubbing off the puke he peed on my face. I am talking right in the eye and then he gave a little smile of accomplishment. We then met my sisters and mom for lunch (which Isaiah slept through) and then headed to see some friends that just had a little girl. My little tiny 2 month old looked HUGE next to the new little girl-granted she was born early and only weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces. So really my boy was twice her size! (at his last visit he was weighing in at 10.5 lbs) We decided that Londyn is going to be Isaiah's girlfriend. They didn't get a chance to meet because both of them were asleep the whole time we were there. But we could just tell they were head over heels for each other. :)

Also, in other news I chopped my hair off. I was getting tired of Isaiah pulling chunks of hair out when he decided he wanted to show off his muscles. So gone is the long hair and in its place a rather snazzy do ( if I do say so myself). Below is a picture. Please excuse the whiteness of myself. This girl needs a tanning bed pronto. I am boycotting any more pictures until I see a tanning bed or lay out in the sun for about 4 days!

Is anyone else ready for the summer? Any big plans coming up?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 2009

Hello Isaiah fans! Gabe here.

Our first Easter as a three-member family was fantastic! Since Isaiah's been born, we've been attending Saturday night services at Destiny Church. Getting the little guy to church in the evening is a lot easier than getting him there in the morning, and this past Easter weekend was no different. (By the way, Isaiah loves rockin' praise and worship music! Every week we go to Destiny, he falls asleep the minute he starts hearing the band play. When we try to get him to sleep in his swing, I play the Desperation Band from my iPod and he loves it!)
*his Easter outfit*
We attended church on Saturday evening with some friends, heard a great sermon, and got to enjoy most of Sunday with Kara's family. The early part of Sunday was spent cleaning like crazy, and from 4:00 on we were slammed with family goodness.

One last bit of news: Isaiah has a hernia. Superman (that's what I call him... Batman and Superman fight crime together all the time) struggles so much with his gas and trying to lay bricks in his diaper that he's really strained himself. Thank God it doesn't appear to hurt him... it's more uncomfortable for him than anything. He has an appointment with the pediatric surgeon on the 22nd, and the surgery will be scheduled from there.

Please keep us in your prayers.

What did you all do for Easter this year? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I have a rumbly in my tumblee---

In the words of Winnie the Pooh! I am so sorry that I have been out of the loop for a while. My little man has been having some tummy issues (lots of gas which leads to fussiness which leads to no sleep for both of us).

I went to the doctor on Monday and explained it all to her. I had waited because I did not want to be one of those people that calls all the time just to hear, "Oh it's normal just give it a few days." So I waited until I just knew this WAS NOT normal. My doctor was so helpful and assured me this was not normal--he needed some help.

We put Isaiah on some medicine for reflux and we are now on a new formula (we have tried 4 different ones now plus I was breastfeeding at first) and I am praying that we finally found the cure! I was really praying we did not have to use this one because it is very expensive, and with me staying home, I began to wonder what was going to happen. Gabe and I both prayed about it and just basically asked God to take care of it. I will do whatever I have to do for my son to be happy and healthy even if that means cutting other things out of the budget. But for those of you who know the Lord, you know He is a great God and takes care of us if we will just allow him to.

I spoke with my doctor and, if this formula works (I have already seen some positive signs), she is going to get me a free CASE of it. Plus, I have a good friend whose husband works at a hospital, and they are going to be able to help us out too! Can you say, Praise God!! My doctor does not think Isaiah will have to be on this specialty formula long so what I am praying and believing is that we will not have to buy any cans of it. That would be amazing, huh?

In other Isaiah news, my doctor's office gives out Silky blankets and this has become Isaiah's favorite thing. I found him several times today with his blankie between his hands or up against his face. It is adorable! Another favorite pasttime of his: staring at the fan! He will sit for about 15 minutes and just look up at it with wonder in his eyes. If I am trying to get ready to go somewhere, I just lay a blanket on our bed and put him under the fan and this gives me at least 10 minutes to get ready. Yes, to all those that know how long I used to take to get ready I now get ready, start to finish, in about 10 minutes. The other day I tried taking a shower while I was home alone with Isaiah (he was asleep) and I think I was in there for a total of 15 seconds! Ha, ha!

As exhausting as these last few weeks have been, I find myself staring at my son and thanking the Lord for such a healthy baby. I think sometimes it is so easy to get lost in our own circumstances and we forget how good we truly have it. My son may have a tummy ache but I have a son. Many women never get to experience that joy. God has been so good to me!

Here are a few pictures of our little man...

Sorry I don't know how to turn this--just turn your head :)

Yes he looks just like his Daddy!

I LOVE his sleepers that have animals on the feet....too cute!

Isaiah and Dr. W.--BEST doctor EVER!!!

Thanks for stopping by to catch up!!