Thursday, June 30, 2011

8 Months!!

Wow! I am really getting lazy with blogging...Sorry! Its been so busy around here and we have all been sick for about a month. :( Oh the joys of having a baby in daycare! :\ It started with Brett getting a cold that turned into an ear infection...well a few days after he finished his antibiotics he had ANOTHER fever and a runny nose. So back to the Dr we went. ( I have now paid more in co-pays than my entire monthly premium!) The diagnosis: a DOUBLE ear infection! Poor baby...did I mention the week before he caught a stomach bug? Yup, and then I got it, my husband, brother in law, mother in law, niece, father in law and I think thats it...for now! That thing is rampant and very contagious! Well- since thats not bad enough, I then got a cold that lasted over a week and got antiobiotics and my husband also had a cod which resulted in an ear infection for HIM! Whew, Im exhausted typing it...thankfully we are all better now and back to normal!

Here is what my big boy has been up to:

*He weighs 21 lbs
*He still has 8 teeth 
*He wears 12 month clothes and size 3-4 diapers
*He can give kisses, wave bye bye, and points at everything
*He started feeding himself with his hands- he loves puffs!
*He loves to push anything and everything around on the floor
*He still loves to bang on stuff- including my face :)
*Loves going to the pool and splashing
*Can "throw" the ball the our dog
*Sleeps from 8-6 and then eats and goes back to sleep til 7:30 (FINALLY!!!)


 Hey you!

 Hi Mom!

He loves to play with cords :( 
Such a smart boy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where to begin.....

Wow, its been almost a month since I posted and so much has happened! Im trying to decide if I should get it all out in one post, or save the details for multiple posts......ok one at a time :)

SO, Brett finally got his first cold. :( We made it 7 1/2 whole months with out even a little sniffle and then.....Brett started school (aka daycare but I hate that word )  A few weeks ago I got a call from his school that Brett had a fever of 101. I ran to pick him up and we went straight to the Dr.....everything looked ok, just a cold :(

Well a week later- back to the Dr with a fever that was still lingering. We went for a quick beach trip to Charleston, SC and thought for sure that the salty sea air would kick what was left of the cold...NOPE. Tuesday morning he still had a fever- up to 103! Back to the Dr and thats when we heard that awful 2 words...Ear Infection! :( I was so sad for baby boy, but relieved we had a diagnoses and some yummy bubblegum medicine to go home with! 

 Happy on the beach!

This is how he stopped his runny nose /:
SO sick :(

WELL- because a cold turned ear infection isn't bad enough, Brett's Dr. has been hearing a heart murmur since he was born, and kept saying it was normal and should go away...well it never went away so after one of his sick visits, she recommended he go to the cardiologist just to be safe. Well we went to the heart Doc the morning we were leaving for the beach...expecting to go in and out and be told it was nothing. Well, it turns out Brett has a PDA- Patent Ductus Arteriosis:

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital disorder in the heart wherein a neonate's ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth. Early symptoms are uncommon, but in the first year of life include increased work of breathing and poor weight gain. With age, the PDA may lead to congestive heart failure if left uncorrected.

Brett doesn't have any symptoms (except the murmur) and is perfectly healthy...but we still have to get this little opening closed. FORTUNATELY, it can be done through a vein in the leg and its an outpatient procedure. The Dr said we will wait until he is one to give it a chance to close on its own...but that is pretty unlikely. Luckily, this will have no afffect on his life at all and it will be as if it never happened!

SO, we are relieved to know its not too big of a deal...but it is still a big deal. At first I was thinking "what did my body do wrong when he was growing that this happened"? But I know its nothing I did or didn't do and its actually fairly common and a very routine fix.

SO, we go back to the Cardiologist in 3 months to see if the opening is say a little prayer, its possible! ;)

Later this week (or sometime soon) :
-False positives
-8 Month Pics
-Beach Re-cap