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Monday, January 25, 2010

Eric is 1 year, 8 months, and 1 week old!

I had my Dr appt today, Evie is about 3.5 pounds and kicking up a storm! Her heartbeat was 162 beats per minute and she (along with her 'compartment' as Grandpa Bill calls it) measured 32cm (which is right within the normal range).

Eric said "Bullbozer!" All this week he kept bringing me this book called "Billy the Bulldozer" and I read it to him and then he wanted me to read it again while he turned the pages and pointed to random objects. Each page has a bulldozer on it and he kept pointing to it so I kept telling him it was a bulldozer and then he said, "bulldozer!" (he said it just the one time and hasn't said it again since, as is his normal routine, lol!)


Scott convinced me to let Eric play in the rain for a few minutes, he had a blast!


These PJs are from Auntie Heather, aren't they just the cutest!?!


Happy Birthday, Gran!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Eric is 1 year and 8 months old! (20 months!)

Props and thanks to Scott Doyle, the Tech who came out and was finally able to figure out what was wrong with our internet connection after 23 days of beating our heads against the wall (and we got a full refund!) I called his boss to tell her how awesome he is!

Scott is feeling better. Eric is still being really careful about what he eats, but he is eating again - hooray!


Today is my birthday!


I really love these 7 month photos of Eric feeling the new baby kick, so I did a digital scrapbook layout with a kit I am creating for my store.


This week in Eric's curriculum is Winter Animals - we traced Eric's hands and his foot to make this fun little reindeer! :)


Eric's latest trick is standing all his trucks up on end, lol!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Eric is 1 year, 7 months and 3 weeks old!

Eric is doing better, he has started to eat yogurt melts which is the first dairy he has had since his head trauma. I'm glad to see improvement, but still worried about him.

Scott is sick with some kind of "cold" he got at work, so Eric and I quarantined him to the bedroom so we don't get whatever it is. This is the first time in a VERY LONG time that Scott has come home from work because he felt so horrible. (good thing he got that flu shot!)


The boy loves tools! He flipped over his cart and started working on it with some of the tools he got for Christmas.


I'm 7 months pregnant with Evie. Eric felt her kicking for the first time this week. He patted my tummy where he felt her kicking. Super adorable!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another extra blog post for this week!

OMG, we have internet again!!! We have not had a connection since Dec 17, the AT&T tech finally came out and said our redback portal had become corrupt and that usually when this happens, it rebuilds itself, but in our case that didn't happen due to some sort of AT&T glitch. Apparently he is going to contact the AT&T Regional Manager about our situation and see if we can get some of our money returned to us, since we are out about $200 now due to their error (not to mention the wear and tear (and gas) on the car and computer driving all the way to Gridley to use the WiFi and all our time and energy wasted calling AT&T who repeatedly told us it was our fault and everything looked fine on their end, having a 3rd party tech come to our house to look at things, driving an hour and a half to Fry's several times buying 4 different modems/routers, new phone cords, and new cables and returning them all, calling each modem/router company for tech support, Scott taking time off from work to come home and talk to techs, dismanteling our entire satelite television connection because someone at AT&T said that was the problem, and don't get me started on not being able to pay my bills or check my email or update my digital scrapbooking store, etc)!

On a different subject - thank you for all the concern about Eric, he is feeling much better - he has not thrown up since the day he hit his head and has not taken any more mediction since the ER dr gave him the zofran. He still isn't finding much he wants to eat, but I'm hoping that will come with a bit more time. Talk to you all soon!


Here are the xmas cookies I decorated, in the shuffle of no internet, this pic got lost along the way.


Here is another xmas pic that no one ever got to see! This was right after Santa visited!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Extra Blog Post

Well, the blog post is late again this week, as is becoming the norm. AT&T was supposed to send a tech out yesterday but the tech never showed. We got an AT&T modem so they supposedly have to fix it, but still nothing is working on their end. Our neighbor said she was having problems with AT&T too and after 2 months finally had her service disconnected because AT&T couldn’t fix it. All the while, AT&T continues to charge us and send us bills for the service we cannot use.

Then last night we had the scare of our lives when at about 5:45pm Eric slipped on his pj bottoms and hit his head on the kitchen floor and proceeded to throw up 6 times (thankfully he never lost consciousness). We rushed to the emergency room where we waited for hours and hours (Eric ran around the waiting room like a kid in a candy store, you would never have known he had head trauma) and finally Eric had 2 CT scans (he had to have 2 because he refused to be still – he doesn’t like being restrained). After another hour of waiting for the results, the scans came back normal and we were told he didn’t have any bleeding inside his head or brain and that his skull was not damaged, but that he had a concussion and would be much better in the morning. He was given Zofran/Ondansetron to help settle his stomach and we finally made it home at about 2:30am. I was scared to let him fall asleep because I was afraid he might not wake up again. At 7:30am this morning he woke up and was super thirsty, he had 4 glasses of juice/water (usually he has one!). He won’t eat anything he has eaten in the last two days, I’m sure he is trying to keep from throwing up again. So I am struggling with what to feed him. Just looking at certain foods makes him gag.

We are all beyond exhausted. Somehow, Scott got up and went to work this morning. I have done at least 11 loads of laundry since yesterday because besides Eric throwing up 6 times (on me, his high chair, the couch, the carpet, the counter, his toys, etc), the dog peed on the floor and I stepped in it, and the cat threw up which Eric proceeded to drive his cars threw, and then Eric’s diaper leaked. I used bleach in the laundry and ended up getting bleach spots on the few maternity clothes I have that still fit. The entire house smells like vomit and urine – Mom, I need to borrow your carpet steam cleaner please.

I’m trying to remember the positive things during and after this rather rough and expensive adventure. I am so thankful that Eric is healthy and that Scott was here to help me through this.


Our emergency room "memorabilia"


Happier times just relaxing


Eric has so much fun pouring!


The neighbor boy turned 4 and this is his little sister with Eric. Eric seemed to take a liking to her and even hugged her twice during the party! Hooray for little sisters!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Eric is 1 year, 7 months and 2 weeks old!

Eric has started whispering, its just babble-talk but its so funny to hear him using his "inside voice" at times he deems appropriate.

Scott and I did a lot of organizing over the weekend. We finally were able to put all the xmas stuff away and start getting things organized a bit for when Evie arrives. It was super hard for me to go through all of Eric's newborn clothes and realize how much he has grown in just a year and a half!

I had my Dr appt today, Evie's heartbeat is 160bpm, and my uterus measures 31cm. My sciatic nerve is pinched in my pelvic bone and my OBGYN says all I can do is use a heating pad and take some tylenol. It’s excruciatingly painful so much so that there are times I can’t move my legs at all. Other than that, the Dr says everything is going well.


Christmas with Grandpa Jim


This is AWESOME!