Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Friday, April 16, 2010

this and that

This is what you would call an "all over the place" post.  All the happenings of late, wrapped up in a pretty little post for your reading pleasure!  Okay, so really it's not all the happenings of late, but at least a couple.

Ally and I stopped at the store the other night on the way home to pick up ingredients to make The Pioneer Woman's fettucine alfredo.  If you're ever looking for a good fettucine alfredo recipe, this is it!  So freakin' good, trust me.  I've made it a few times.  Definitely not low fat, but really - if you're looking for something healthy, why would you make this?  Comfort food at it's finest.  Anyway, enough about the pasta.  On the way out of the store, they have a mechanical horse that kids can ride and it costs a whole PENNY.  Well, they have a bowl of pennies taped right by the horse, so your kid can basically take a ride and keep asking you for "one more time" and you can't use the "I don't have any more money" excuse.  Luckily, she only wanted to ride 3 times. ;)

Little Dimitri had his 4 month check up last night.  He is looking great!  He was not happy to see the doctor, and that's putting it nicely.  The kid cried from the time he saw her until the time she left the room.  I'd say his lungs are definitely cleared up since his bout with RSV.  I'm surprised she could hear his lungs or heartbeat over his piercing scream.  He got his 4 month vaccinations (2 in one leg, 1 in the other leg, and one was oral).  Anyway, he's in the 60th percentile for both his height (25.5 inches), and his weight (15.5 pounds).  He's only in the 30th for his head though...which is odd because I thought he had a big head.  Maybe because his mommy and daddy do.  Here is the picture of him after seeing the doctor, but before his shots.  You can only imagine how pathetic he looked AFTER his shots. 

Tonight we're going out for dinner with the family to celebrate my dad's birthday.  Tomorrow we're celebrating our favorite set of twin's (Finnigan and Annika) birthday - they're turning 1.  I'll try to take lots of pictures.  It's times like this I wish I had a nice camera.  Oh well, I always have my iPhone and my CameraBag app. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good morning, beautiful

This is what I see every morning when I go into Dimitri's room. 
Who wouldn't want to wake up to this sweet face? 
He LOVES to be swaddled!

And...this is what I saw when I walked into Ally's room this morning.  It made me laugh. :)

I'm so blessed!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New 'do!

Okay, here is the new 'do.  The first picture is in the car right after my cut, and the second is from this morning.  I love it, and my stylist was super excited that I wanted to do something new.  Happy Monday ya'll.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New 'do!

Okay, readers (all 5 of you)!  I need your help.  I have an appointment for a haircut on Saturday morning.  I really, really want a new style.  My problem is: my face is round (read: chubby), and my hair is curly.  Pretty much all of these styles would require me to straighten it every day.  I have a great flat iron, and if it was shorter, it wouldn't take me as long.  So, weigh in...please!  Which one do you like best?  Or rather, which one would be the best on me?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

We had a lovely Easter lunch at my parents house on Sunday.  The weather was spectacular and we had a wonderful time!  We had an egg toss, relay race, and just sat outside and soaked up the sun!  The meal was great too...we had the usuals: cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, coleslaw, rolls, and ham.  Also , a few new additions: baked beans that my dad made, and fruit pizza from my lil' sis! 

Apparently I'm a bad mom and didn't get any pictures of Ally (except the one below where she's crushing corn flakes for the topping she helped me make for my cheesy potatoes).  I'll update the post if I can get some pictures from my mom and sister.  Enjoy!  And please, pardon the quality of these, since they're from my iPhone.

Dimitri, thrilled with the personalized Easter basket from Grandma Terri

My mom busted out the Johnny Jump Up, and D liked it!

I just love this picture.  D looks so cute, and Adam's hands look huge next to him.
I hope everyone had a great Easter! 

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Last Wednesday, Dimitri started sniffling and sneezing. We thought “oh, he’s getting a cold”. We just kept an eye on him and he seemed okay. Then on Thursday, he developed a cough which was kind of concerning. Adam had the day off on Friday, so he brought him into the doctor. The doctor said his lungs were clear and his ears and throat looked fine.

Saturday, I had a day at MOA planned with my younger sister, Vanessa, and the kids. All day, Dimitri was kind of crabby and wouldn’t sleep, and he wouldn’t eat much. Something was not right. When we got home, Adam said “how long has he been breathing like this (he was breathing heavy and wheezing)?” I had noticed he was breathing a little heavy, but didn’t think too much of it. Thank goodness he decided we should take him into the emergency room. We called Adam’s mom and she came to stay with Ally. We took him to the hospital near our house (the one he was born at). They took 2 chest x-rays, and 1 neck x-ray. They also did an RSV test (with a swab in the nose) which came back negative. The neck x-ray was concerning though. They thought he had epiglottitis, which if you look at the link I included, is VERY scary. The doctor decided it would be a good idea for the ambulance to take us down to Children’s Hospital. Okay, now I was scared. Before we left in the ambulance, he got a nebulizer treatment to try to help his breathing, and they gave him an oral steroid. Then the EMT’s came in to get us. I rode with him down there. He was happy and smiling at one of the EMT’s. We rode down there with the sirens and everything. As we drove down there, his oxygen levels went down to 90%, so they gave him blow by oxygen (which I held). That promptly got him back to 100%.

We got to the ER at Children’s and a couple nurses greeted us at the door. They brought us into a room and we waited. While we waited, he got oxygen through a nasal cannula. He looked like a little old man with that. My poor baby boy. Then the doctor came to see us and said she was going to look at the x-rays that our local hospital sent over. When she came back in, she said she wasn’t convinced he had epiglottitis. That made us feel a little better. But she said she wanted to do a more in-depth RSV test (which included shooting saline up his nostrils and sucking it out). That test came back positive. We were admitted so he could be on oxygen. They would keep an eye on him and give him nebulizer treatments every 4 hours. We finally got up to our room at 3:30 AM on Sunday (I was just a tad tired). Long story short (okay, not so much) – they let us out on Monday afternoon when he was finally keeping his oxygen sats up by himself.
My little guy is such a trooper. I managed to snap a few pictures with my phone while we were there.

Me and D in the ER at Children's

Poor buddy

Getting a nebulizer treatment

Looking so tiny in his crib

Breaking my heart...

My sister (D's godmother) came to visit

Being a good patient


D had a check up today and he's doing well.  Hopefully he won't scare us like this again (but that's just wishful thinking)!