Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Brody Update

So in the midst of all of the craziness that we have going on around here, I totally forgot to blog about Brody's surgery. Bad mom...I know, I know. However, here we go.

Last Wednesday, Brody was finally able to have his ear tubes put in. I cannot believe that it was exactly 9 months to the day since his other surgery (he was 1 month old and had a pyloric stenosis repair).He was originally scheduled for the week before that, but I ended up in the hospital for low blood counts due to chemo so we had to postpone his surgery. Anyways, we took him in at 6:30 that morning and did all of the paperwork and pre-op stuff. At 7:27 they took him back to the OR and at 7:39 Dr Brandon was back out telling us that all went well. We were back on the road home at 8:00. Brody did perfectly! He was super mad from the anesthetic gas that they used to put him to sleep, but after he breathed all of that off, he was back to his normal self.

So here we are a week later and I took him in today for his post-op visit. Everything is looking great. Tubes are in place and there is no more fluid behind his eardrum. He's happy and healthy! Here's to hoping that ear infections are a thing of his past!

Monday, June 22, 2009


These are just random pictures because I am WAY far behind on posting for the grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.... I guess the biggest things that we have done as of recent are strawberry picking, playing on the new playground set at our house, and feeding the ducks at the park. Enjoy the pictures and more to come soon.

Isn't he looking a bit tall for 9 months old??!! Well, he is! 78% in height...measuring at an enourmous 30 inches.

our 2 favorite ducks

Chloe always wants to go "higher...harder!" Such a daredevil.

Brody LOVES his swing!

check out those strawberries. we made strawberry shortcake with them.

Brody enjoyed the day too. He just wanted to play in the dirt though. Guess that's what boys do, huh? And just the opposite is Chloe who screams that dirt is "GROSS!"

Carefully inspecting each berry

Off she goes down the rows.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Well, my family survived the nasty stomach bug and we NEVER EVER EVER want it again. It was absolutely miserable. Generally if one is sick, the other can pick up the slack and carry on, but this time, we all 4 were sick nearly at the same time and at the end of it, my body decided it hadn't had enough and got it again. UGH! Thankfully though, we are all feeling great now.

So, on to the kiddos.
BRODY is having surgery on Monday. After his 5th ear infection in just 3 months, the ENT decided that it was time. We will take him in at 9:00 and should be back home by 11:00. Can't believe this will be my little guy's second surgery in his short 9 months of life. For now though, he is doing wonderfully. He's happy, he's healthy, he's growing up and he's just the sweetest little baby boy on planet Earth. In the past week, he's learned to crawl, can pull up on ANYTHING, is cruising around, and has gotten his THIRD tooth. Oh, and how could I forget that in the midst of all the mobility, he has gotten a black eye and fat lip from pulling up and falling on the TV stand. Whew...he's had a busy week. And to go with all of that, he has learned the art of taking Chloe's toys. FUN TIMES!

CHLOE is just the funniest little girl right now. I am always amazed at the things that come out of her mouth. For instance, here are some of my most recent faves:
1. Chloe: Mommy, I'm sorry
Me: What are you sorry for?
Chloe: Cause I so cute...
2. Mommy, I think I need go get chemo.
3. Mommy, I wanna go beach. I need to rest.
4. Chloe: "NO MOMMY"
Me: Chloe, you do not tell mommy no
Chloe: May I say "no way?"
And the list really could go on. Seriously she has me either laughing hysterically or ready to put her in time out most of everyday. This is really one of my favorite stages because you don't really ever know what she is going to do or say. Anyways, she's doing really good developmentally. Knows all letters, sounds they make, and can sound out a few words (cat, bat, and hat). She counts to 20 and can sometimes count to it in Spanish thanks to Dora. She still loves to sing and is still singing Frosty the Snowman from time to time. Clearly that was a fave at Christmas. Knows all of her colors and will tell you that her favorite is pink. She has become obsessed now with The Wonder Pets. It's a cute little show with a catchy tune. Thankfully we are nearly done with Dora. The main issue we are having right now is SHARING. Whew... we have had some battles with this and while I know it's normal at this age to not want to share and not understand why she has to, it's still embarassing. Any moms with young kids who would like to tell me what you have done to remedy this problem, feel free to make a comment.

And that's about it. Oh, my parents are coming in today and we are super excited. David's parents were here for Memorial Day weekend and we really enjoyed having them here to visit with and help us out. We even got a date day out of it!!! Hopefully we'll get another few dates this month as my mom will be staying until July.