Monday, April 28, 2008


First trip to Chuck E Cheese!
Riding his Tonka truck.
Playing in the clothes hampers!
He found my stethoscope and BP cuff. He loves to play with it!

It has been another busy week and a half here! I had several dozen medical charts to review, summarize and type up. On top of that Evan was teething and ran a fever for three and a half days. We took him to the pediatrician on Thursday afternoon due to the consistent fevers and also he was barely eating at all. Evan has gained a little weight since our last appointment which is a good thing. The doctor said that if he wasn't eating any better by today then we would set up a GI consult. I haven't set up the appointment yet, but hopefully they can see him sometime in the next week. If any of you Mom's out there have any suggestions as to how to interest him in eating I'm open to suggestions! He could care less about eating even if he's gone all night without anything. Now that his fever is gone he is back to his playful happy little self. He is really trying to walk. It's so cute to watch him! He's getting more brave at letting go of whatever he's holding onto and venturing out. He's gotten very talkative lately. When we get him from his nap he jabbers for a long time. He still says dada, mama and nana. I'll try and post a little video of him later. It's turned sideways or I would post it now. I have to try and rotate it or re-video it.


I was tagged by Sylvia (a friend from HSBC) 10 days ago and am just now getting to it. Sorry Sylvia!

What I was doing 10 years ago:

I had finished my first semester of college (AWC). I moved home and worked full time until I went to HSBC that fall.

Five things on my to do list today:
1. Grocery shopping.
2. Make Evan Dr appointment.
3. Cook dinner.
4. Finish typing up the medical charts I have sitting on my desk.
5. SLEEP!! (Amen!)

Snacks that I enjoy:
Blue Bell rocky road ice cream, Chicken in a Biskit crackers (northern thing), fresh fruits (any kind, except bananas)

What would do if I were a billionaire:
1.Make sure my Mom never had to work again!!
2.Set up trust funds for our children.
3.Give to missions, church work and charities.
4.Buy a new house.
I'm sure there are a million and one other things, but it would take forever to list them all!

Three of my bad habits:
1. Worrying!
2. Talking to myself.
3. Not taking enough time off for myself.

Places I have lived:
Martingsburg, PA
Hobe Sound, Florida
Turbotville, PA
Watsontown, PA
Palm Harbor, FL

Five jobs I have had:

1. Assistant Manager- McDonald's

2. Bakery- Dutch Haus

3. Nanny

4. Pediatric Home Health Nurse

5. Wife and Mommy (By far my most favorite and worthwhile job! My dream job!)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Nine Month Check Up

This is several days late due to the exhaustion that followed Evan's 9 month check up. Tuesday we were at the pedi for a better portion of the morning. So his stats are: 18lbs 14 ozs, 30 in long and healthy. Due to the fact he only gained two pounds since his 6 month check up we are going to switch his reflux med from Axid to Prilosec. My thinking is that Evan is probably never going to be a "chubby" baby. He is very healthy so that is not an issue. Hopefully, we can get him eating a little more with the new medication. It tastes awful! He gags every time I give it to him. I called the pharmacy this morning and they said to bring it in and they would flavor it. They didn't originally because they weren't sure they could since it was a compounded drug. Sometimes it affects the stability of the drug. He got one vaccination this time. He did really good with that, but when it came time for the finger prick, that was a different story. They needed to check his hemoglobin and unfortunately had to do it twice. It was pretty high for his age. We will be checking it again in a month. My family is very curious about it. For those of you who don't know my Mom has polycythemia vera. I won't get into it now, but it is a rare blood disease. It is not supposed to be genetic, but the support groups say that most have second and third generation issues.
Anyway, he had a really rough night Tuesday and all day and night Wednesday. Poor thing just cried most of the night Wednesday. Last night he crashed. I put him to bed at 9pm and we didn't hear a thing out of him until 8:20am. I woke up several times and he was sleeping very peacefully. Thank the Lord! He is in good spirits today. Laughing at most everything his Daddy does! He pulls himself up very easily now and walks behind his truck that has wheels. Yesterday he tried to venture out by himself. Of course he fell flat, but he got right back up and tried again. I don't have any new pics to post, but I will get some this weekend and post.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Nine Months

Evan turned nine months old on March 24. We just had his pictures taken today as well as a few family pictures. He looked so cute in his little sailor outfit. We snapped these shots when we got home. Daddy and Evan
Mommy and Evan
Our little family!
Evan has learned how to pull himself to a standing position now. Also, if he is holding onto something with wheels (like this tonka truck) he walks with it. I have a feeling it won't be long before he abandons the truck and walks on his own! AAAHHHH! He's growing up way too fast!
"Cheese" He was so ready for his nap. He did a really great job at the photo shoot though. He seems to like the camera!
Just a side note for my family: He slept through the night last night so we think it was the medication keeping him up. We are giving it to him in the morning now.

Just in case you didn't get a chance to look at the link to the blog I posted below: Tricia had her double lung transplant last night. It will be a long road to recovery and she isn't out of the woods yet. The next few days and weeks will be trying not only on Tricia but the family as well. Can't explain how drawn to this family I feel and it seems everyone who reads the blog feels the same. Such and incredible family!