Friday, February 27, 2009

First Step!!

Hunter took a step today. He has been standing up on his own and wanting to walk around everywhere with assistance per mom/dad. This morning Nathan called and said "He took one step then fell." I know it seems small, but it is huge!! He is on his way to start walking!! I am so happy, I know it might only get harder, but it is exciting. I am just sad I had to be at work and missed it. I will post some pics later.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Still There!!

Ear infection is still there. We recieved another shot:(( Hunter would not even get on the exam table. What a smart little boy.. I just want him to get better. Say a little prayer for my baby boy.

Zoo Day!

Hunter's first trip to the zoo. It was a nice day today so we took a trip to the Houston Zoo. Hunter, Reese, Caroline, Talan, and Justice all went. Hunter and Reese were not that excited. They were scared in the petting zoo, and then took a nap. There favorite part of the zoo was all the snacks Cristin and I brought for them... Hunter and Reese might not get another zoo trip till next year. Overall, it was nice to be outside in fresh air doing something fun!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ear Infection!

Today we went to the Doctor's for Hunter's 9 month check up. He is 10 months old. He was unable to get his normal 9 month check because he was sick. The good news is he is growing and making all the developmental milestones right on track. The bad news is he still has an ear infection. It has been a month with two different antibiotics and 2 shots. Poor little baby still has that nasty ear infection. So our new solution is to get a antibiotic shot and come back in two days to recheck his ear. We were unable to get his 9 months shots, or his blood work because he is still sick. However, the doctor said he is tall and skinny like a model... Weight 20lbs- 25%, Height 30 inches- 99%, and Head 18 inches-50%. What a day, Hunter does not like the doctor's/nurses he freaked out when they measured his head/body and when they looked in his ears. The shot was the worst. Then he waved bye-bye to all the staff what a trooper. So precious!! I love him.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Today is Valentine's Day and I am at work:(( I miss my loves today... Hunter is hopefully wearing his cute Valentine outfit and as instructed Nathan is taking his picture!!! I gave my boys kisses and lots of love this morning. I think today just reminds me the love I have for my family everyday. I am also thinking about one of my patients that we lost today last year. She was such an amazing young women so full of life and the most giving person you could ever meet. I cherish the short time she was in my life I will never forget her endless love. I am also reflecting on my grandfather who past away 9 years ago today. Life is short so today and everday I will try my best to be a great wife, mother, sister, and friend. I cherish my memories and can't wait to make new ones with all the people I love!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Hunter has the most precious dimple when he smiles it melts my heart. I miss him everyday I am at work or away from him. This is our second week with our nanny and we absolutely love her. She is so kind and caring Hunter loves her. She even helps around the house with laundry and cleaning. It makes our lives easier and we feel so happy to have found Ms. Joyce.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Helping with Dishes!!

Hunter is such a big help when it comes to chores. He loves to help with laundry and dishes his favorite. It seems he is good at emptying out dirty dishes and throwing laundry around the house. I just love watching Hunter grow and develop more of a destructive personality. Oh, and when I tell him no no he smiles and then continues with what ever he is doing. What a character he brings so much joy to my life.

19 weeks!!

This is my baby bump at 19 weeks getting big again!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's A Girl!!

Tonight was our sex finding out party!! We had our OB GYN seal up the ultrasound results on Thursday. It was so hard to wait, but it was definitely worth it. We are so excited about our new edition. We now have the perfect little family, Nathan has daddy's little girl. And I have my partner in crime ie shopping partner/best friend. Hunter will be the best big brother. I just can't wait for her arrival. Now it's time to pick out a name and bedding!!! I will keep everyone updated. SO MUCH FUN!!! Girl stuff!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So as you all know. Hunter has an ear infection and it was not getting any better so Daddy took him to the doctor yesterday. He has had sleepless nights for a week now and he did not seem to be getting any better on day 5 of antibiotics. I was at work and Nathan called me to tell me Hunter has bronchitis, and his ear infection is worse. Poor baby. He ended up getting a shot, switching antibiotics, and a breathing treatment. Now we have to give breathing treatments at home 3 times a day and had to rent a machine. Man, I wish Hunter felt better. I feel like a zombie. I have been at work 4 out of 5 days and with no sleep it is very difficult. Especially since I am on my feet running around for 13.5 hours. Ok, I'll stop there I am not trying to complain. I just feel bad for little nugget.

Tomorrow I go to the doctor to find out the sex of our new little edition. We will not find out what it is until Friday when we have our revealing party with all our friends and family!! It is exciting and then we can start thinking of names and get the new nursery stuff!! I think it is a girl and Nathan thinks it's a boy!! Exactly, like last time... Who will be right???

Sunday, February 1, 2009

103.4 Temp:((

Just when I thought it could not get any worse. Our little man spiked a fever of 103.4 after we had started the antibiotics. He was pitiful, crying, moaning, and just miserable. It is so hard to see your baby in pain. I wish I was sick instead of him. Oh, and he has been having lots of diarrhea and now has a horrible diaper rash. He has never had a bad diaper rash and it is so painful for our precious baby. Finally, the temperature went down, and he had a rough night. Meaning Nate and I still got little to no sleep. I feel guilty because I had to leave my sick baby and come to work today. I just wish I was there to comfort him and take care of him. Instead, I am taking care of all the other sick kiddos with cancer. I know they need me just as much as Hunter. I am feeling overwhelmed and very emotional lately caring for all these sick kids. I love them so much, but it is easier to relate to the parents after you become one and more emotional then before. Pray for our little nugget and all my patients.