Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Olivia decided to join us at the most 
unfortunate time.  Shane and I have 
had a serious Upper Respiratory Infection
for the past week.  I am surprised
that I didn't just cough her out :)  So we are 
having to wear masks 24/7 in an attempt
to keep her from getting sick.  
I can't believe how tiny she looks, 
and then I think back to when Levi
was born and he was a whopping 2 lbs
Here are a few other random picts
that we took.  

When I first saw her (5 hrs after she was born)
It was as if I was looking at a much larger
version of Levi.  

Monday, March 23, 2009


Olivia IS HERE!!!

Our beautiful Olivia arrived in a very fast fashion at 1:11 am 3/20.   Other than some serious drama (almost not making it to the hospital, not having any medication, SLOW mo RN..... to name a few)she is Healthy and ADORABLE!!!  She swallowed some Meconium during delivery. Luckly it was thin and a very small amount (and hasn't had any respiratory issues thus far).  I think Shane told me 16 cc's.  Her glucose was also a problem at delivery... 37 .  It wouldn't come up with a bottle so she ended up needing an IV and getting Sugar through that for about 36 hrs.  

With the DRAMA , she and I are doing well.  Levi is adjusting.  Shane is able to take a month off to be home with us.  
I have ton's of picts.  I promise to post them soon.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Scary Moment!

Scary, at least for me.  

This morning I get Levi up, change his diaper and get him dressed for the day.  Upon putting him down on the ground he drops to the floor and cries.  He then begins to tell me OOOOWWWWWWEEEEEE! Mommy! OOOOOOOWWWWWWWWEEEEEEE! and grabbing his left leg (he never says that).  So I started racking my brain to try and come to a conclusion as to why in the world he would be grabbing his left leg and not walking. Levi then proceeds to crawl down the hall to the living room, and all this time I am thinking "He hates crawling, why in the world is he not walking."  I try and encourage him to stand on his feet and he refuses.  

Then my brain starts ticking ... the first thing that comes to mind of course is the worst thing possible........ bone infection/cancer (what can you say I am a nurse.... don't we always think of the worst possible things when it comes to our own kids.  :),  then the more realistic thoughts start pouring in.....could this be simple growing pains.... could it be something broken, sprained (and if so how, when, where)... on and on .... 

I call the pediatrician and he recommends to come in for a visit/possible x-ray.  So the appointment is set and now we wait....... after a little coaxing Levi starts to bare weight and then starts walking....... What a sigh of relief....... after watching him for about 45min (he is walking and running by now) I decide to cancel the appointment and come to the conclusion that Levi must have slept in a really weird position.  No more than 10 min's later, Levi starts complaining about his left leg and crawling again.  I decided to take him in to his doctor. I couldn't just sit around all day wondering.  I needed to find out why and of course for my peace of mind.  

The doctor came to the conclusion that Levi has Synovitis in his left hip joint.  For those of you who are wondering what in the world is Synovitis.... well, it is inflammation of the synovial membrane, which lines the joints that posses cavities (knee, hip ect.) and it is usually painful.  The doctor recommended Mortin 2-3 times a day for 5 days.  If it doesn't go away then we need to do imaging studies to make sure that there is no infection in or around his joint/hip bone.   Let's just pray that this is just inflammation and not infection..Levi has had no signs of fever in the last few days and I hope it stays that way.  Here is to hoping that 5 days will come and go with no complaints and wwaaahhhoooo on to more destruction.  

Ear Plugs and Stickers

While I was cleaning the house yesterday morning Levi found some of Shane's earplugs.  The first thing he usually does with them is put them in his mouth and says MMMMM! MMMMMM!  That alone makes me want to puke.  So I decided to show him what they really were for.  I placed them in his ears.  Oddly enough they fit. Then he started yelling at the top of his lungs and laughing.  It was the cutest thing... 

Later that night Levi was playing in his room and things got really quiet.... Shane proceeds to see what our monster was up to.  Levi had found some stickers... it was so cute!