Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Palin Convention

Last Tuesday, my brother in law, Shane scraped together enough tickets (which was extremely difficult), so that he, Theresa (my sister in law), Michelle (Gracie's mom), and I could go downtown to the Minges Colosseum at ECU to hear Sarah Palin speak at a rally. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing and hearing her, and we were encouraged of course by her many supporters!

Go McCain! Please vote...and PRAY!

The cutest little politician yet!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ears and...TALKING!


First of all, yesterday was a milestone for us. Gage said his first word (first one understood by me at least)! "KEYS!" And he said it about a thousand times. I think most first words are probably "Mamma," "Dadda," or in Gracie's case "BALL!" But not my little man, he has been obsessed with keys since he first learned to hold things, so it is fitting that this was his first word. (As a sidenote, he is ALSO obsessed with his Mommy, so I am hoping that word is soon to follow...)

Secondly, he pulled through his procedure this morning perfectly! After about an hour of discussing the procedure, signing papers, and waiting, Gage willingly went to the nurse; I waited for about five minutes before they called me to the consultation room, where I waited another five minutes for the doctor to arrive; he explained that the procedure went well, I heard Gage whimpering behind the double doors, and seeing the look on my face, the doctor told me to go ahead in to see him. I went to see my little man who was seemingly not too impressed with the nurse who was trying to "wake him up." He was tired:) After a cup of milk, some apple sauce, and a few bites of banana bread, he was awake, and they were content to let him go home. Thank the Lord for such a quick and safe procedure this morning!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Not so "well" check-up...

Gage finally had his one year well check up (now that he is fifteen months), and it turned out he wasn't "well." The doctor saw fluid on both ears, so he refused to give him his immunizations (the second unsuccessful well visit and refusal to administer shots), but instead handed over yet another prescription for an ear infection, and he also referred us to an ENT in Greenville, because of Gage's recurring ear infections (he has had more than six in the past year).

The appointment with the ear specialist was this morning (a grueling two hour wait to see the doctor for a thirty second peak in his ears), where they determined that Gage needs to have tubes (sort of what we were anticipating). His surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 7:30am. I know it is a simple procedure-he will have local anesthesia, and will be out of my arms for only 5-10 minutes (doctor's promise), but please pray for my little guy! I hate to see him in ANY discomfort of any kind...and simply not being able to have his MILK until after his procedure is over will be pain enough!

Hopefully this will end the ear infections once and for all!!

And by the way, his stats are as follows:

Height 32 inches (95th percentile)
Weight 27 lbs 8 oz (90th percentile)
Can you believe he was born EIGHT weeks early?!?!

He is a healthy, happy, thriving little man who has stolen his mommy's heart! We are hoping he starts talking soon. He hasn't said any actual words yet, and the doctors have said that the recurring ear infections could have something to do with that... I'm not too worried--I have a feeling that once he starts, he won't stop...

Before... (9/2007)

...and after! (9/2008)