Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Davy's first ER visit

We knew sooner or later we'd have an ER visit with Davy, and in true Davy fashion, she made it extra exciting for us. Scott, Ollie, Davy and I were in on an airplane on our way to Seattle to see friends and go to a Yo Gabba live show. About 30 minutes before we land I hear Scott whisper-scream, RUUUUTH! I look over and I see this
This is Davy's Mic-key Button. That little marble looking thing is supposed to be inside her. We have been told that this would happen. So I was kinda expecting it, just not on an airplane. Our lame-O ex GI Doctor was supposed to teach us how to put it back in, but she did not. We made one attempt to put it back in and she started screaming, so we stopped.
So you basically have like a half an hour to put the button back in or it starts to close up. And if it closes up, that means it will be surgically placed in. We still had to land, get our bags and rent a car, then find a hospital. SO we were pretty muched screwed. I cried for like 5 minutes, then I just stopped, laughed and thought....only us. I don't know why we didn't think to ask if there was a Doctor on board, I think we were in shock. I kinda regret that, cuz how cool would that have been to yell, is there a Doctor on board!
We went to a children's hospital and they helped us right away. The started off by putting a really small tube in her to keep it from closing and then kinda stretched it out a bit. 5 hours later and we were done. I was so proud of Ollie for being such a good boy, he didn't complain once. He had all the nurses wrapped around his finger, giving him treats.
We had only one day in Seattle for sight seeing and it was spent in the Hospital...booooriiiing.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Super Hero Birthday Party

Let me give you a tip, throwing a double birthday party with a close friend(Sarah) is the only way to throw a party. It makes planning way more fun, it's way less work and money.
Every time Harper plays at Franco's house their favorite thing to do is dress up like super heroes and march around the living room to super hero theme songs. SO it was pretty obvious what the birthday party theme was going to be.
The party was at 3pm at hillside park. We served some super hero munchies and had some fun things planned for our heroes. First when you arrived, you could decorate your own mask.

Then we got all the super heroes and played freeze dance to super hero music(of course.)
Next up..Learning how to fly. All the super heroes flew(ran) down the hill to save the day. This was the hit of the party. The kids kept running up and down the hill.

Then we sat the kids in a circle for a quick Happy Birthday.
Followed by a game of pass the kryptonite. When you got out, you got to eat your cupcake or cake pop. So that way there were no sad losers.
Of course it's not a party unless you have a piniata. We got a pretty tweaked looking spiderman one. That thing would not go down though.

It ended up being a low stress, way fun party. Harper was in heaven. Now every time he puts on his cape he tells me, OK mama lets go to my birthday party.
Thank you everyone who came to celebrate with us.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Harper turns 3!

On November 5th Stinky turned 3 years old! There is so much to tell you about this boy.
We call him the polite terrorist. He will always say his please, thank you and your welcomes. But he is the first to tackle, hit, bite and jump on your head. When you walk in the door, he gives you the hero's welcome. He screams your name and runs to give you a super hug.
Harper has a mesh cage around his crib, don't judge, he sneaks out at night and parties with the neighbors. No cage=no sleep. He has to have his muno and brobee pillow, 2 blankies and a binky(not for long) in order for him to go to bed. When I say, I love you Harper, he says I lub you too mama. That will never get old....never.

Harper loves super heroes, Toy story and Yo gabba. He loves to eat yogurt, peas and blublerries. He weighs 35 pounds and is 3 feet 2 inches.. He loves going on "adbentures" with Dada and we all know what a daredevil he is. Last time Scott took him skateboarding he tried to drop in on the ramp.
Harper loves his friends. I know he loves someone when he calls them MY. MY Winny or MY Franco, MY Clyde. He loves to joke and be funny. I think this gets him into trouble sometimes.

This is a picture of Harper's crazy rash that he had(impetigo). If there is a weirdo sickness, he will get it. He has chipped both front teeth a couple of times and he always has scabs on his knees. He is ALL boy and I love it. Harper can definitely be a handful but he is MY handful.

Monday, November 22, 2010

sick sick sick

Don't I look lovely. I am so, so sick, Davy is so sick, Scott was sick and Harper had some crazy infectious rash. So life has been A W E S O M E! I still have to play blog catch up, but on another day. In the meantime I'm gonna kick it on the couch with my lil' bird and watch adventure time. Oh, and I greatly appreciated my Diet Coke Heather. You really know how to treat a girl.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I have so much to catch you up on! I know you are all wondering about Miss Davy, so I will start with her. Three weeks after surgery and Davy was still crying ALL the time. Even the long walks were not working. I was beginning to think that maybe there was something more going on with her. So we took her to our pediatrician and sure enough, massive double ear infection and teething. At this point the news was a relief. I didn't want it to be her surgery making her feel this way for this long. I kept thinking about how many more surgeries we still have to do and that I would like to put them off for as LONG as possible.
But I am happy to report that she is finally back to her old self. I kinda forgot what she was like pre-surgery. Was she always crying and needing to be held? Did she ever sleep? I really could not remember. Welp she is sleeping, smiling and snorting again. It is so good to have her back. But that turkey still loves to be held all the time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

7months(and 14 days)

First things first, How cute is this little bee?!! My mom crocheted this puppy in about an hour! I was just sad I couldn't take her to the Halloween party to show her off. I will have to make due with bragging on the blog. Do you think it would be too much to have her sport this look as daily wear?
Davy actually was 7 months the day after her surgery. I didn't think she was down for a photo shoot at the time , so I held off until she was a little bit more chipper. There has been some definite improvements in her the past couple of days. She is becoming more like herself.

I feel like this was another big month of changes with Davy. For instance......
* she is waving Hi. OK, not really but doesn't this picture look like she is. She IS actually opening up her hands a lot and not keeping them in a balled up fist. That may seem insignificant but it's something we've been working on with her therapy.
* this a a biggie, she can support her on wait on her feet. She would always blob forward when we tried to pull her to a standing position. She loves her jumper, even though she isn't quite jumping yet. It's more like the homeboy clubbin bounce.
* she has pushed out and lost that third tooth finally. I actually think she is teething for real now, Hew bottom gums are swollen and she is drooling more. Not the best timing on this one, recovering from surgery and teething. Or maybe it's better to do the suffering all at once. Either way I really hate the whole teething business. I wish that they just got all their teeth painlessly in one night.
* she is starting to babble. It's like music to my ears. It's pretty much her going aaaaaAAAAaaaahhhhh. With a couple of squeaks here and there. It's so cute, I love it.
* Remember her fixation with her hands? Well she has added her left foot into the mix. She kicks it up and stares at it for days.

* her hair is starting to grow in thicker!!! It's growing in as a faux hawk. I think that's due to the fact that they kept shaving her sides in the NICU. She is looking like the cutting edge fashion baby like Gwen Stefani's or a Pitt- Jolie.
* we all know she had the first of her cleft surgeries and while it hasn't been easy on her, she is my hero for her strength.