May 18, 2010

our life as of lately

believe it or not, we actually are alive! just too busy for blogging, that's all. :) crew is doing great...especially in terms of weight gain & i LOVE it! at his 2 month checkup, he weighed in at 12 pounds 2 ounces! woo hoo! everyone comments on his cheeks & i can't blame them...they're perfect for kissing!

as far as his seizures go...that's a different story. he came home from the hospital on 3 different medications plus vitamin b-6. they worked great...he didn't have any seizures for about 3 weeks. our goal was to have him weened down to 1 medication by the end of may. in the process of weening him off the 2 meds...he started having seizures again. so for the past 2 weeks or so, we've been increasing one med & decreasing another & seriously it's a good thing that i've been charting everything because i can't keep anything straight anymore. it's been crazy. he's back on all 3 meds now & we're really just hoping to get the seizures under control. we will...it's just a matter of time. i'm learning patience, that's for sure. :)

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may 9th was quite the eventful day at our house this year. it was emerson's 3rd birthday, crew's blessing, & mother's day! it was a very memorable day...

here emmy sat on the stairs for a good 5 minutes before she decided that it was okay to come down and see what she got for her birthday. she's a stubborn little thing...cute, but stubborn! and this is emmy's way of showing how old she is on her fingers...pretty clever!

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a few months back, emerson wanted a "yocca" (soccer) party...why, i have no idea, it was so random. but she was sold on having a "yocca potty". i wasn't too excited about throwing her a soccer party, but i would if that was what she really wanted. so, i was glad when she switched her mind to max & ruby...seeing as how it is the first thing on her mind every morning...and her show of choice whenever she has one, it seemed a better choice because she LOVES it!! the only thing about that is that there are no max & ruby party supplies anywhere which made it a bit more challenging, but we got a little creative & emerson was happy!

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i was bad & didn't get many pictures of crew on his blessing day, but he made his little blessing outfit look good! chad gave him such a nice blessing & it really turned out to be a great day with family...

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9 comments:

Nicole said...

YEAH! So glad to hear everything is going well. Patience for sure seems to be something moms have to know all too much about when it comes to kids and illnesses, etc. I'm just so glad he's doing well on the meds and gaining weight too! Such a cutie!
Happy Birthday to Emerson too. I think the stubborness is a girl thing, but Kevin is always blaming me for passing it onto Hailey.
Cute cake too! Oh and I think Hailey and Emerson like Max and Ruby because it's about a girl who bosses around her brother! Haha

Holly Park said...

Holy chunkorama! Those cheeks are The.BEST. You've sure got your hands full--I'll keep my fingers crossed that they figure out the meds and everything else that's going on. The one thing they don't warn you about is that when you've got sick babes you become a full-time nurse, as well! And how you managed to "whip" up a super birthday party, I'll never know. You are a woman of many talents!

Tanya said...

You always do the cutest parties! I hope the meds get all worked out for Crew. He is so lucky to have you as a mom to figure out all the combinations! Your family looked beautiful on Mothers day. SO fun to see your family grow!

Emily Wilson said...

Crew is an adorable little boy. I would also kiss those cheeks all day long!!! Your family is beautiful and growing up so fast. You guys are awesome! Hang in there :)

youngsters said...

oh my goodness! i'm glad you posted an update on him. he is huge! so sweet. i think he looks like your dad (not that your dad looks huge) its the features!! :) he is adorable.

the cummard family said...

been waiting to hear how things were going lynds. seriously, he makes me SO hungry! his cheeks are to die for! i'm still hoping we can get our kids together some day!!! maybe when summer get's here and things settle down.

Jamie Meacham said...

Lynds I am glad to hear Crew is home and somewhat healthy. I am sorry you are having to deal with the stress of seizures still. I saw your dad at Costco the other day. It was fun to see him and catch up. I didn't realize you call Emerson, Emmy! How fun both our little gals are Emmy's... I hope everything works out with Crew. He is a doll! You look great too!

Jord&Kira Lynch said...

Lynds he is so cute! Of course you throw the best birthday partys ever. Next time I am just paying you to do mine. :)

emily said...

have you ever looked into and "HBOT" for your sons seizures? DR. STEVEN RONDEAU (& DR. MARY RONDEAU) is a "DAN!" doctor, he treats kids with autism, who have seizures. An HBOT is a hyperbaric chamber which helps many kids who suffer from seizers. Dr. Rondeau's website is:www.kidslivingnatural.com He works in Provo in the mornings and Riverton in the afternoons.Dr. Steven Rondeau can be reached directly at (801) 921-7993 He is an amazing doctor!