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Thursday, June 30, 2011

SHE'S OUT!!

Notice anything missing???


No more harness!!!

We had another doctor appointment for her hips today and we were totally shocked when they told us she was done! 
DONE! 
Ahhhhh, I'm so excited!! 
I will write more later but I just wanted to share our exciting news.
Thank you God for healing our baby girl so quickly!
Now it's time for some harness free snuggles. :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chopped

Today my baby boy doesn't look so much like a baby anymore. :(

We talked a little bit about getting his hair cut short last week because he gets so sweaty and now with it getting hot out it's even worse. I called my sister in law and told her we had to come over and do it now otherwise I would probably change my mind. I really really didn't want to cut it but I knew he would be more comfortable with it shorter. Besides, it's just hair, it will grow back...right!?

Before




After


Doesn't he look like a totally different kid??
People keep asking what HE thinks about it and honestly...he really didn't care at all. I'm not sure he even knows we cut it. Such a boy. :) 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Callie Update

Last Thursday we had Callie's 2 month check-up.
(How is she two months old already!?!)
Anyway, the doctor said everything looks great and that she's perfect.  We agree. :)
She also experienced her very first crying episode with real tears.  He was looking in her ears and apparently she did not like that and started bawling. :( And then as soon as the poor little thing stopped the nurse came in to give her shots.  Thankfully Matt came with (actually I always make him come with when there are shots involved) and stayed in the room with her while I stood out in the hall covering my ears. 

Here's the stats on our sweet girl at 2 months (and 1 week) old.

Weight: 15 pounds (99 percentile)
Height: 23 inches (68 percentile) - Although I think our pediatrician's nurse was a little nervous to push or pull on her legs too much because the next day at Gillette they measured her at almost 24 inches.
Head Circumference: 16 inches (87 percentile)

Perfect indeed!!


And now the hip update...

Friday Matt and I took Callie back to Gillette for our first check since getting her harness.  When we got there we went straight to the ultrasound room.  It always seems to take such a long time but I'm sure they need to get very accurate pictures of the joints while they are moving them around.  Callie did great though, at one point the girl doing the ultrasound stopped and said she needed her to not be moving around so much.  Hello lady, you just took her harness off, of course she wants to be kicking her legs!  They eventually got what they needed and then started looking and measuring and whispering.  I told Matt that I hated them standing right in front of us whispering about all these numbers.  He said even if they weren't whispering I would have no idea what they were talking about.  Good point...but still.  After more discussion they left to go talk to the radiologist.  Waiting, waiting, pacing, waiting.  It was probably only a few minutes but I was so nervous and anxious to hear what they found.  Even though it had only been 3 weeks we have been praying that there would be progress, any progress.  Just something to let us know that things were going in the right direction.

They came back in and one of the girls said she was making amazing progress.
Amazing progress!!
I instantly teared up and I think I almost hugged them.  This was more than we were expecting!  Her measurements (not exactly sure what that is, I think the angle of the bones???) are in the normal range on both sides!  There is still some movement in the socket when they push down on her hips but even that is so much better than it was.
Amazing.
Progress.

So for now we keep doing what we have been doing and we will go back in another 3 weeks.  I am trying really hard to not get my hopes up after such a great visit but I keep thinking that just maybe she will be out of this thing before Summer is over and she can wear cute little dresses and swimsuits and be able to put her little toes in the sand and sit in the pool.  If not, it will be fine because we need to do what we need to do to get this fixed, but if so...how wonderful would that be!! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Then & Now

April 6th, 2011


June 6th, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Little Monkeys









Monday, June 6, 2011

Callie - 2 Months

Thank you for all the sweet comments on my last post!  I feel like I came off a little bitter and I really didn't mean to, I usually try to have a much better attitude about the whole thing.  I know people mean well when they talk about Callie in her harness and I definitely know I have said the same thing to other people in similar situations.  I guess some days I just have a harder time than others.  (I will have to remember to blog more on the better days.) :) Not that I don't want to share my honest feelings, I plan to continue doing that but I just don't want to sound ungrateful when people are just trying to be supportive.  We are very thankful for all the support!!

On to the fun stuff...

Callie's first bottle.
Since Braden never took a bottle we wonder if we missed our opportunity with him because we didn't try to give him one until he was almost 3 months.  So we decided we would try a little earlier with Callie and see what she would do.  I pumped and put it in a bottle and Matt fed her.  She had absolutely no problems with it!  She finished the whole thing in just a couple minutes.  We were laughing so hard because she finished, Matt burped her and she instantly fell asleep on his shoulder.  It must have been hard work! :)


I really wasn't too worried if she would use a bottle or not since I am home, but now that she has the harness on and isn't suppose to be in her car seat for long periods of time it's nice to be able to run to the grocery store or wherever by myself and know that if she gets hungry Matt will be able to give her a bottle.  I'm also happy to know that all the milk I have pumped will get used!


Callie has also become quite the smiley girl!  She started giving little smiles around a month but they were so random.  Now we can actually sit and talk to her and she will smile at us.  I forgot how much fun it is when they start doing all this new stuff!  Is there anything better than a cute little baby giving you big huge smiles!?


2 Months


*Still loves baths (Probably even more now that that is the only time she is out of her harness!)
*Loves to be held.  Thank goodness for slings and Baby Bjorns!
*Has been sleeping GREAT!  She slept through the night (9pm-6am) last week (May 30th) and has done a few 8 hour stretches since then too.
*Usually naps in the swing or on the couch...or in my arms. :)
*Loves watching Alexa and Braden talk to her.
*Just moved up to size 2 diapers (after a few too many blowouts it was time!)
*Likes to be rocked.
*Is trying to be a thumb sucker, but thankfully she is not very good at it. :) (I think it's adorable when babies suck their thumbs but not so much a 3 year old and since I can't take her thumbs away I'm just hoping it doesn't become a habit.)

We go in for her 2 month check this Thursday and back to Gillette for an ultrasound on Friday...hoping for some good news!!