Friday, January 29, 2010

Ahh, the iphone!

I have joined the rest of the world and bought an iphone. Let me just begin to tell you how awesome this thing is. It's going to change my life...or so I kid.

The applications are freaking outstanding! They have this one where it tells you wait times in Disney World! How amazing is that? I know it takes a Disney freak to really love this application but you have to admit that is pretty cool. They also have another application with the current park times for Disney, this will definitely come in handy in a few weeks.

Shazam is also a great application. You just turn the application on and it will identify what song is on the radio. Now, that's just pure magic in my opinion.

And with this blog I will end by saying that technology is grand my friend! I feel like Napoleon Dynamite's brother "I love technology....but not as much you you seeee"!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Perfect Patient

Everything went fine. Ahh! What a sigh of relief. I'm not going to lie. I totally lost it at the hospital. I was totally fine until I had to leave him for surgery. I don't know what came over me but I became a blubbery momma! Just seeing him leave in someone elses arms killed me. Eek!

Anyway, when we got there they had this cute car to put kiddos in. Noah loved it, we pushed him all over! We were in the pre-op area for maybe a half hour. We spoke to the anesthesia resident and my doc and one of my residents came by to talk to us about the procedure.

Then they gave Noah some meds to make him feel more at ease. This part was hilarious. It was like drunk baby Noah! If we just said words certain ways he would crack up. He couldn't sit up straight without trying to fall over! Hehe, it was very funny.

The surgery maybe lasted 15 minutes and I could see him immediately after. I was expecting Noah to be hysterically crying for about a half hour or so. I was told this was to be expected. We were even asked to be part of a research study for this but I declined. It had minimal risks so I skipped it.

Anyway, I got back there and Noah was still sleeping in his crib. When he woke up he didn't yell/scream/fuss. I just picked him up and we cuddled. The nurse got him some drink and he chugged down a whole sippy and then a half of another. He was super thirsty. All the babies in the post-op room were screaming their heads off and Noah was just super chill. The nurse said he was her best patient ever! Wowza!

After being in the post-op area for about 15 minutes we were given instructions to leave and that was it. How easy was that? Noah was so good we even went out to breakfast. He was perfectly fine! Clint even went back to work and Noah and I went out shopping with my mom.

I couldn't get over how easy this was. Noah is such a trooper and is becoming such a big boy!

Nervous Nelly

Noahs surgery is tomorrow and I haven't been too nervous until now. I can't believe it's tomorrow. I know he needs tubes that's not up for debate. I'm just plain nervous. I always think of the most morbid things ever. It's terrible. I just can't sleep. It doesn't help that we have to be there at the butt crack of dawn so part of me thinks what's the use even of sleeping. Eh. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Night Walker

Noah has been waking up the past 2 nights in the middle of the night. NO idea why. He goes down fine in his room in his crib with no problems. I go check on him and he just won't settle down, so since I'm super tired at 2AM I just give in and bring him into bed with us.
Ugh. What a mistake. I can NOT sleep with Noah in our bed. He kicks non stop and he doesn't like the covers and will scream "NO" when you put them on. Sounds like a great time to sleep eh? Yeah, it's not. From 2AM-6AM this went on. It was driving me bonkers. Being kicked in the chest isn't fun when you are half asleep.
Anyway, Clint woke up around 6 to go to the bathroom. He comes back out and was yelling at me. I was like "huh?". Turns out Noah got out of bed, opened the door and was headed to the den. Somehow in Clint's mind this was my know b/c I was awake and all right? Err.
Anyway, this just made me think what would happen if he was out of his crib. He would just randomly wake up and be all about in the house alone. The thought of this really scares me!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scary Night

Last night Clint, Noah and I are all eating dinner. Since last week when Noah had RSV, Clint and I have both had a pretty bad cold. You know the kind with a TERRIBLE cough that just hasn't let up yet. Well, we were all eating dinner and then Clint just kept on coughing. He was coughing so hard his face was red but I wasn't too alarmed b/c this happens a lot. Well I got pretty scared and kept on saying his name and then all of a sudden he just fell out of his chair onto the ground.

Clint is quite the prankster so I was thinking..oh ok, this is just a joke! He is trying to be funny. So, I said "get up, it's not funny...c'mon get up!". Well, he wasn't waking up. I walked over to him, yelled at him to get up and no response. I started freaking out, I didn't know what to do so I slapped him in the face to get some response. This lasted 30 seconds to a minute and then all of a sudden he got up and was like "What? Why are you yelling at me?".

When he got up he had blood streaming down his face! I was hysterical, I couldn't believe it. The way he fell he hit his head on our brick bar. On one side of his forehead is this big knot and the other is the blood wound.

Noah and I were crying and freaking out while Clint had no idea why we were like this. Blood was all on the floor and everything. It was very scary. Thankfuly my mom lives a few blocks from us and came over ASAP to stay with Noah and I took Clint to the ER.

His blood pressure and heart rate were VERY high. A number of tests were run like a chest x-ray and an ekg. Those tests came out to be fine. They then took blood and one of the blood tests showed he may have a blood clot in his lung. A CT scan was already ordered for his head, so they know ordered one for his lungs.

Seeing Clint get the iv put in was one of the worst parts. It's hard when you see a grown man get so squimish over this. I can relate b/c I hate it too! He actually had to get 2 separate IV's put in each arm. I felt so bad for him b/c he really hated it.

Well the CT scan showed everything was fine...phew! So, he just passed out for a second from coughing. It was very very scary but I'm just so glad he is OK. Between being in the hospital last week with DS and now this...I'm getting nervous like what else is going to happen!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Noah loves cake. Just last year on Deuce's 1st birthday he had to steal the first piece of cake. Check out the pic. He adores it. It doesn't matter what flavor cake or icing...he just loves cake.

Since he is obsessed with it I don't make cake/cupcakes often. Well, I decided to make something "sweet" this week after Noah somehow opened the fridge by himself and brought me over a can of cinnamon rolls.

As he saw me take out the cupcake pans he screamed "CAKE! Mama...CAKE!". Who could resist this? Not me of course. He didn't understand that the cake had to bake so he just stood by the oven and kept on yelling for cake in the giddiest voice ever. It was pretty adorable.

Well I made the cupcakes on Wednesday and he still won't let it go. He woke up this morning for cake...and yesterday when I got home from work it was not "Mama" he screamed but rather "Mama CAKE!". Is it so wrong if I throw the rest of them out? I can't believe this crazy obsession with cake. Thankfully there were 2 left as of lunch...I'm assuming when I get home they will be gone!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ENT Visit

Today we took Noah to see a pediatric ENT. She is actually one of the faculty members in our department so I'm very confident in her work, plus she is a really funny person! The day started off by getting his hearing done. The test was kinda cute. The audiologist would press buttons to activate like a little puppy barking in the room, or maybe a monkey with symbals. You get the picture.

Noah still had an ear infection and for some parts of the test I was thinking "Noah turn your head...don't you hear that dog barking on the right?" but sometimes he didn't. They said his hearing wasn't a problem and that he was fine. He did have a bit of a delay in one ear but that was expected because that was the ear with the infection.

Once we met with the doc we went over the procedure for tubes, what it entails and what will be done. I have to admit I'm very nervous about this. Not nervous about the procedure really but more just the anesthesia. She said since Clint and I have both had anesthesia and have had no problems Noah should be fine. The procedure is very short like 15 minutes so that reassures me some that he isn't out for like hours.

The surgery is going to be next please keep us in your prayers! January has been a VERY hard month on us but I'm hopefull this surgery will turn my sick boy into a healthy one! Plus we need to be well for February. Disney, birthday parties and Mardi Gras await us!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wait What?

Today Clint took Noah to the doctor for a "check up" so to speak of when he was released from Childrens. We were just expecting he would get a note saying he could go back to school and be on our way.

Well it wasn't that easy. First off, this is the 1st time Clint has EVER taken Noah to the doctor alone. I know, I know long overdue huh? From the point they signed in and left they spent over 2 hours at the doctor. 2 hours! That is insane. Clint now knows why I DREAD going to the doctor. I don't expect to be in and out in 15 minutes but there comes a point where you have to respect the patients time too. Plus, Noah gets VERY crazy and upset when he has to wait that long. Wouldn't you?

Anyway, back to the point of the blog. Turns out that Noah has another ear infection. Yes, ANOTHER ear infection! How does this happen? He was just diagnosed the Sunday before and was given heavy duty meds in the hospital to clear that up and the possible pneumonia they thought he had.

Since this is Noah's like millionth ear infection we decided we were going to take him to see a pediatric ENT this coming week. Wish us luck!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


After 3 years of losing Vanessa her case was finally seen before a judge...and he was found guilty on all 5 counts! I'm so happy for her family. Tomorrow would have been her 27th birthday.

I know you are looking down on us Vanessa. Miss you!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let Loose!

Whew! We made it through the night without oxygen...which means we should we are able to go home! Noah is feeling much better this morning. He is jumping in the bed and basically "crib diving". I'm so glad he is back to his regular self.

Clint and I have super bad colds right now. We are both sniffling, coughing and pretty much miserable. I'm sure this is something that Noah has given to us. Take that with poor sleep for the past few nights equals some pretty tired and sick like parents. I can't wait to get home and for everyone to be well.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dreaming of Disney

Since my time here has been spent watching "Melmo" or Elmo as the world knows it, my mind has begun to wander. What am I thinking about? Oh, Disney of course! We leave in about a month for a week of fun in the sun (well hopefully in the sun and not rain/cold/brr!).
Before we were admitted I was busy planning our dining reservations. I know I'm such a nerd but planning for 13 people isn't a walk in the park. We have 2 little princesses who wish to dine with duh...the princesses and some adults who want to try something "new". I think I have everything covered *crosses fingers* and we will have a great trip!
If you know me well you know that I'm not a big drinker at all. I rarely drink. No real reason but I just don't. Well one place that I LOVE to drink at is Epcot. Mmmm. I'm already ready for it. How said is it that I'm looking forward to drinking it up at Epcot?
But, how can you blame me? The margaritas in Mexico are delish. I love the multiple flavors layered on top of the next. And can we talk about the yummy wine in France? Ohhh...YUM! Or, the frozen grey goose slush? I could go on...really but I think this is enough to have you convinced.
I must have looked like the worst mom on the planet. In my stroller I had the grey goose slush and in my hand I had a glass of wine. Lush mommy anyone? I'm sure I was heavily judged but oh well. I took the monorail home and had a slight buzz. Teehee.
I just can't wait to go this time and let Noah experience it all. He will forever have his love for Yo Gabba Gabba but I'm trying to push more Disney characters on him so he can identify them. He for sure knows who Mickey, Tigger, Pooh and Handy Manny are. It's really adorable. I'll ask "Who wants to go to Disney World?" and he puts his hand up and goes "ME!". It melts my heart.
Only a few more weeks till the happiest place on earth...until then we just have to get out of this hospital!

Long Day

Ahh, what a long day. The days here seem so long. There isn't a clock on our wall so we have no idea what time it is at any given moment unless we look at our cell. It kinda makes you go stir crazy.
This morning started out well. He was taken off of the oxygen, yay! However, we were then told that we would be staying the night. I was thinking we would be released today so that was a bit of a bummer. I knew the "rule" of him being off of oxygen for 24hrs but I was just hoping. Sleeping on a pull out chair isn't ideal...nor the fact that I don't even have a hair brush here.
Things seem to be looking up. He is fighting us more and trying to escape his crib, which shows that he has the energy to do so. He has been playing with us more which has been fun. I feel so bad for him because he just wants to walk around but he can't. I remember being on bed rest and hating it, so I can imagine how hard this must be on an almost 2 year old.
The only thing Noah will eat are goldfish, cookies and cake. Since he still wasn't drinking a lot the nurse suggested we try a bottle. All of our sippies were now dirty and they don't have any sippie cups here to use. Noah thinks drinking with a straw is funny and more of a game which can be fun but it's hard for him to do this independently in his crib. So, bottle it is.
Once I gave Noah a bottle of milk he SUCKED it down. He then drank another bottle! This was great. I wasn't happy it was from a bottle, but at this point it didn't matter.
Sorry if I'm skipping around! Someone is constantly walking in and out. Anyway, quick recap! Noah is off of oxygen and fluids. His oxygen levels are OK-not great but oxygen isn't needed as of yet. He is drinking fluids but only from a bottle. His hydrocele is looking just OK.
I hope we get to go home tomorrow! Please cross your fingers!


Today has been a very long and surprising day. Noah was taken off of the oxygen to see how he would do without it. He has to be without oxygen for 24 hours before he is allowed to go home. So this was a good sign to let him get off of it.
However, that was short lived. It was obvious he needed help breathing so he went back on oxygen. This morning he did eat some breakfast, which was great! He ate some biscuit. I was very happy because the last food he ate was over the weekend and it was only yogurt.
He still wasn't drinking very much so he had to stay on the fluids. He will have a sip here and there. He thinks it's hilarious to drink out of a straw, so that is what we have been doing.
This afternoon I noticed some BIG red bumps on Noah's arm. What the hell? Seems as though he has some hives. We have no idea how this happened. The dr's decided to give him some benadryl. This knocked him out quite a bit.
He is being offered breathing treatments since he has been here. Some times he hates it, some times he tolerates it. Poor thing! I feel so bad for him. They come in every few hours to suction out his nose, give him nose drops and eye drops. It takes Clint and I holding him down with all of our stregnth because he fights them so bad.
Noah was pretty out of it the whole day. It wasn't fun. My sister Monique came by and Clint and I ran out to get some dinner. That was nice. Within a few minutes of her leaving he made like a 360! He was sitting up and coloring! He was having fun and was responsive. We were pretty excited!
My dad came by to visit. Noah loved seeing his "Paw Paw". He kept on wanting to give him high 5's. It's kinda sad to see everyone come in with masks and gloves. Boo. I think it makes Noah a bit scared too.
The newest thing wrong with Noah is a hydocele. It's hard to explain so google it. I noticed this while changing his diaper. It was VERY swollen and alarming. Not sure what will happen with this. For now we are just watching it and it's not a hernia.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers we will keep everyone updated! Clint's work sent him a cookie boquet and he loves it! He got so excited, it was pretty adorable. That's one of the things he would eat.

Monday, January 11, 2010

RSV and what?

Noah has been very lifeless and just blah all day. He wouldn't eat anything except a yogurt since Friday. He would barely drink anything at all and he only wanted to sleep.
I got pretty nervous because whenever I moved him he would just go "NO, no!". His fever was still very high and wouldn't go down. I was worried about dehydration because since he was drinking and he was barely having any wet diapers.
With all of these problems we decided to call the dr. We explained what was going on and he suggested to go to Childrens Hospital. We were kinda taken off guard b/c he said "go to Children's b/c EJ doesn't admit children". Admit? We are thinking of being admitted? Seriously?
So, off we went. The service at Childrens ER was great. Everything was super fast and everyone was very nice. Noah had to get a chest X-Ray and there were some parts that made everyone think that he has pneumonia. So, the official verdict would come tomorrow from the radiologist but we were going to treat it as if he has it. He started medication for it.
He was also given breathing treatments and they were checking his oxygen levels. To their surprise it was pretty low and it was a cause of concern. They decided to hook him up to oxygen. This part wasn't fun. Trying to get him to lay there with oxygen on was pretty miserable.
We finally got into a room just a bit after midnight. Clint went to the house to let the pooch out and to feed him. He also picked us up some food. Hopefully we won't be here long! He is hooked up to fluids and oxygen. We will keep you updated!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


This week has been a long and stressful one. For starters it was going back to work after having 2 weeks off. That in itself is super hard! I was so sad to leave Noah. However, I know he was going to have fun with Gigi and Abigail.

Monday and Tuesday were getting back in the groove. You know, adjusting to alarms again and the traffic. Tuesday was actually our 3rd year wedding anniversary. Awww. Clint gave me a sweet card, some roses and a new Vera Bradley bag. We were having a good night until I got sick. I had some sort of stomach bug. Ick. It wasn't fun and I was up most of the night. I had to take a sick day on Wednesday.

Thursday was Noah's first day back at "school" or cool as he calls it. I had a long day with interviews at work and didn't get home till almost 8. I didn't get to spend too much time with Noah but I did find it odd that he barely at dinner. That night he woke up screaming so we brought him into bed with us.

During the night I could tell he was hot. However, I was hot too. The heater was on and we had a our thick comforter out so I just figured he was hot like I was. Well, he wasn't. I had to be to at work for 6ish, so Clint got Noah ready for the day. He did say he had a fever of 102 but said he seemed fine.

My mom called me during the day saying Noah wouldn't eat (which is unusual) but seemed OK for the most part. It was a very busy and important day at work and it was super hard to even think of getting away. But, I decided to make an appt. for Noah on Saturday at the dr. Then, my mom said Noah was feeling warm again so I then made an appointment for that afternoon.

I then received a call saying Noah had 104! Eek! So, I immediately left work. I headed to my moms and we stripped him down and gave him a lukewarm bath per dr.'s orders. When I first got there Noah was pretty out of it. It was scary, I've never seen him like that.

Once we gave him the bath he totally changed. He was splashing and back to good ole Noah. I was even thinking "Oh he is fine now", I don't need to take him in. But, I took him anyway.

At the dr. he was acting MUCH better. Eating cookies and drinking his sippy and then all of a sudden he just gets limp and whiny. It was breaking my heart because I had no idea what was wrong. I was thinking swine flu or RSV. I was hoping NOT RSV due to the stories I've heard from other moms.

He was tested for both and he was positive for RSV. I was told to give him breathing treatments 2x a day. Last night he just mostly wanted to be held and he slept. He wouldn't eat and would barely drink. The night was LONG and restless. I felt so bad for him. This is the worst part of being a mom...not being able to make him better.

This morning started waking up around! He would actually drink so that was good. His fever was still high and he had some breakfast. Most of the time he is just sleeping, but I have to watch him like a hawk. His breathing is very very very quick. It is nerve racking! His fever is back up to 104. So for now, I'm just monitoring his fever and his breathing. Clint is out getting movies since we will be in all day and tomorrow. Keep Noah in your prayers!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

3 Years

Today is our 3 year anniversary. 3 years! When did this happen? How did time fly by so fast? What's even scarier is that 9 years ago on 12/26 Clint asked me to be his girlfriend...teehee. Why does that still make me giggle like a teenager?

It's hard to believe we have been together this long. Sometimes I just stop mid step in the hallway and think, "When did this happen?". Weren't we just in high school going to prom? Or, walking to class together at UNO? Playing in the Magic Kingdom on our days off from WDW?

These past 3 years have been probably some of the most eventfull years of our lives. Got hitched, got pregnant, became parents and bought a house. Phew. We have certainly been busy but it's been great.

Just to think at this time 3 years ago I was at Canal Place getting my hair and makeup done with my bridesmaids. It seems SO long ago...but like yesterday at the same time. I have no idea how that is possible.