Wednesday, March 31, 2010
He has an ear infection in the other ear. She gave me a stronger dose of meds to give him and if he isn't at 100% when that is finished then I am supposed to take him back in. The worst part is that she listened to his breathing and noticed the wheezing. She tested his oxygen levels and sent us home with the equipment for breathing treatments. She gave him one treatment in office and I am to give him treatments at home every four hours. It's PITIFUL!!!
Hopefully he will be back to normal by the weekend!
We haven't decided on a name but that will come soon I am sure.
Everything on the ultrasound looked GREAT!!! Unfortunately, he was turned around so we weren't able to get a good face shot otherwise I would post it on here. He did a flip for us which allowed us to see that he is DEFINITELY a boy! =)
I am sure that Brandon is excited about having a little brother 13 1/2 months younger than him - he just doesn't know it yet!!! Nathan will have so much fun with his boys and I am SO excited about taking care of another little man!
We got there around dinner time on Thursday...the menu - sushi and pizza. It's a Wright family tradition and it's YUMMY!!! I am pretty sure I ate WAY too much sushi but it was well worth it.
Friday afternoon Mimi and Daddy Bill came over to see all the great-grandbabies. They brought some stuff for dinner and we ended up with a buffet of yumminess! =) Tennessee basketball was on Friday night so, of course, we made that the high point of the evening...AND THEY WON!!!
Saturday morning I used Daddy's car cleaning stuff (thanks, Daddy) to vaccum out and clean my car. I put Brandon in a pack-n-play outside and he did great for the majority of the time...I had to bribe him with snacks the last few minutes. =) We headed back to Louisville after lunch. Like I said, it was a quick trip but it was so good to see family.
Here are a few pictures...
Brandon playing while Sunniee and Graciee take a bath...
Hopefully we can go back again soon and stay for a few more days.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Busy busy boy
Brandon lovin' on Mona...really, he just wanted little Lincoln's paci =)
The foam pit
Laine and Brandon watching people jump on the trampoline...yes, they got on it!!! =)
Playtime in this gym was FREE!!! Well, it's $5 (yes, only $5) if the child is walking but since Brandon isn't walking yet, he was free - woo hoo!!!! =) There will definitely be more visits to All About Kids...Brandon LOVED it!!!
He LOVES being outside so he had a great time!
Getting lovin' from Brandon
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
There are two other girls that I sing with that are pregnant too so we had a combined shower. One of them is due in April so we went ahead and had the shower while all three of us were available. It was so much fun and I am so blessed to serve with such amazing women!
The dessert table...SO YUMMY!! My cookie is the one in the middle of the tray on the right. It is painted half pink and half blue - so cute! =)
I also got several packs of diapers which is AWESOME!! They will definitely be used!
As I opened all the stuff for our new little one I got so excited about meeting him/her. I am only halfway through the pregnancy but I know that it will be here before I know it. Thank y'all so much for the kindness you have shown to me. You're the BEST!!!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Located about five or ten miles from Madison is Clifty Falls State Park. We drove around the park for a while because Brandon fell asleep but we eventually got out and walked down to see the falls.
Again, these were taken from the website. I will post my pictures later...
We had a great day but we were all exhausted when we got home!!! Thanks, Nathan, for planning a fun family day. We love you!!!
This past Thursday, I met some ladies from church at the Paint Spot to paint pottery! Ok, you can laugh and say what my sister said, "What are you going to do next month...knit?!" hardy har har. If you have never been and painted pottery, it is SO much fun.
When I was pregnant with Brandon, Nathan and I picked out a verse for him. Psalm 119:9, "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word." I wanted to have something painted when I was pregnant but never got around to it. So, I took the opportunity to paint his verse on a picture frame. It's really cute...I will post a picture as soon as I can get it off my camera.
Thanks, Stephanie, for planning our little outing. It was SO much fun!!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Brandon messing with his twin cousins while they are trying to eat
Nathan & Brandon "Happy Birthday to you...." Make a wish....but don't burn the house down with all those candles! =) The babies playing while we play games Playing CATCH PHRASE
Sweet boys...Jaxon, Brandon, Gavin
Before his shots...such a happy little man
This picture was taken before he had his finger pricked for blood work. This was definitely the most entertaining part of my day! Well, not the fact that he got his finger pricked but how he reacted to the band-aid that was put on his finger. Oh dear!!! From when he got the blood drawn until he fell asleep at naptime, he was AMAZED by the band-aid. He talked to it, tried to shake it off, kept using that hand to do everything so he could see it in action I guess. The funny think about that is that the "boo boo" was on his left hand...he does everything with his right hand. All of a sudden he was left handed and loving it! =) After naptime I decided it was time for the band-aid to come off. It was a good laugh while it lasted though!!!
He has slept better the last couple nights (knock on wood). The pediatrician said he probably is just going through a growth spurt. We might be on the downhill side of it now (cross my fingers).
Brandon is eating more table foods. I still feed him stage 3 veggies (baby food) just to make sure he gets enough of those but he does great with hot dogs, deli meat, grilled chicken, french fries (HE LOVES FRENCH FRIES), and most fruits. He is a good little eater and I am so thankful for that! Hopefully it will continue for a while.
I had to dig his 18-month clothes out today...sad, but true. He can still wear a lot of his 12-month pants but a lot of his shirts are too short. It's crazy to think that my nine month old son is wearing 18-month clothes but that's ok...he is a growing, healthy boy!!!
He is continuing to crawl and pull up on EVERYTHING. He is starting to walk along the couch, chairs, or whatever he is pulled up on. It won't be long before he tries to let go and take off.
Brandon is precious and we are so BLESSED to have such a sweet baby boy! One of the things I love doing with him is reading books. He loves it!!! He has gotten to where he will get a book out of his toy box and either lay it on the floor and crawl to me...that means, "Go get that book and read it to me"...or he will scoot it over to me. It is the sweetest thing!!! I hope he will let me read to him for MANY more years!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
He has been eating LOTS more during the day and is less interested in his bottle. He wants FOOD! =) Since readjusting his feeding times he hasn't woken up screaming (thank goodness) but he still wakes up multiple times. He has been sleeping through the night since he was eight weeks old...at almost nine months it has been way too long since I had to get up at night.
Speaking of...he just woke up...ROUND ONE!
My purpose for attending the group tonight was just to be there in case a room full of somen showed up...atleast then it wouldn't be AS awkward/uncomfortable for him. Since we weren't sure how many had signed up for the study we had NO IDEA what to expect.
I dropped Brandon off at his childcare class before going to where our class was meeting. I was BLOWN AWAY when I saw twenty people ready to hear how to better understand God's Word. Nathan did a GREAT job leading (which did not shock me at all) and there was lots of response. I left the group ready to start reading the book and looking forward to discussion next week. My heart was changed and I am excited about the next six weeks!
I am so proud of Nathan and his leadership! He is so passionate about the Word and he is just as passionate about teaching it...how encouraging that is to me!
I can't wait until this spring when I can take him to the zoo. I am pretty sure he will LOVE it!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
At this point in the pregnancy with Brandon (17 weeks), I was already starting to swell as a result of high blood pressure. At 20 weeks I was put on bedrest. Yesterday, my blood pressure was PERFECT!! Woo hoo!!! He said he sees a lot of women that have bp with their first pregnancy and then never have issues with it again. Hopefully I can be so lucky! If not, that's ok! God will be faithful to get us through it just as He was with Brandon.