Friday, April 27, 2007

Please Watch

A 4 minute PSA describing the need for the issue of a birth certificate to families who lose their child at birth.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Update on Lauren

Lauren had her 2 month well baby check-up yesterday. Poor baby had to get 3 shots and an oral vaccine. I had to take her and Evan by myself since dh was working. Evan was really good the whole time we were there (over 2 hours!)
Lauren weighs 10lbs 11oz now and is 22 inches long. I talked to her dr about the possibility of her having reflux, and she agreed that it sounds like it to her too. She perscribed Zantac, so we are going to try that and see if it helps. The zantac is NASTY stuff. So far Lauren has made herself gag and even projectile vomit when we try to give it to her. I tried pumping and mixing the milk and medicine in the syringe so the medicine wasn't quite as strong, and that helped last night, but this morning, it all came right back out. I am not sure she got ANY of the dose at all. She is supposed to go back in a month to see if the Zantac is helping or not.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

So Sad

Another baby has passed away. My dear friend Kathleen, I am so sorry baby Mark is gone.

Please, if you pray, keep Kate, and her family in your prayers. This is their second son that has gone too soon. Her son Joseph was stillborn at term in 2003, and now baby Mark is gone at 9 months old.

Monday, April 16, 2007

I didn't really fall off the face of the planet

I made the trip to SC without dh. It actually worked out pretty well. My brother and his fiance were on vacation in NJ visiting her family, and on their way back to SC, they stopped here and spent a couple of nights. Then they followed me back to SC and helped out with the kids when we stopped to eat, etc. Evan had a great time at Grandma's and of course got ENTIRELY too much stuff. We went to the church Easter egg hunt, and Evan had a great time. He got the concept immediately and his basket was overflowing in no time.

We came back to VA on Thursday, and the trip wasn't too bad, even with no help. I stopped at drive thru's and let Evan watch dvd's while I fed Lauren. We got started alot later than I wanted to leave, so we got home pretty late Thursday night. I took the kids by the cemetary though on the way out of town, and Evan helped me put pinwheels on his grave. I finally have a pic of all 3 of my kids. How unfair.

Friday dh's parents came up, and they spent the weekend. I brought a cold home apparently, and have been sick all weekend. YUK.

I also got a call about my referral to continue seeing my ob while I was gone. They didn't approve it. They told me that PPD has to be managed by a Psychiatrist, so if I want to stay on meds, I will have to call around and get an appointment with someone. I don't really want to do that. I think at this point, I have a better handle on things (or the Prozac is really working) and if I go off of the Prozac, and I get overwhelmed again, I will call a psych then. I just don't think I am ready to take that step. We will see what happens.

And just because she has started smiling so much, here's a pic of my girl.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

And the parent of the year award goes to.......

Dh and I!!

A few days ago, we decided to go to the outlets to go shopping with J and her dd. We were getting ready to leave the house, and it was HECTIC to say the least. Evan and J's dd were fighting over toys, Lauren was screaming because J was putting her in the carseat, dh was trying to find his shoes, and I was trying to make sure we had everything we needed for both kids in the diaper bag. We get all ready to go out the door. J grabs the carseat, and Evan turns off the tv, I grab the diaper bag, and dh grabs J's dd's hand. We walk outside, and we hear Evan say "UHOH, my SHOES!!!" We look down, and Evan has on no shoes!!! Dh had forgotten to put shoes on him!!

Who would have thought leaving the house would take so much planning??