Friday, April 30, 2010

Lions, Tigers, and Bears...OH MY!

Despite the rainy, groggy, humid, nasty, unbearable weather...
we had a nice trip to the zoo.

Patrick, Jett, & the prairie dogs

Jett and I with the lions.

One of the few moments he actually stayed in the stroller.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sleep Training...HELP!

We are about to start sleep is way past time for
Jett to be sleeping through the night. Any advice??

Friday, April 23, 2010

No Infection!

We went to the urologist today and there's NO INFECTION! Grateful for a healthy little guy! Thanks again for all your prayers!
(I spy two teeth!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Little Trooper

It's been quite the week! Jett's surgery has finally passed, and I am SO glad it's over. We arrived Monday morning at Texas Children's at 5:30 AM for his surgery that was scheduled for 7:30 AM. Jett was great as far as the whole not eating thing. I fed him the night before at 11:30, and he started to get fussy about 30 minutes before surgery. After arriving, and waiting in the wrong waiting area for 45 minutes, they finally checked us in at 6:15. They took his weight and checked all his vitals, and all that good stuff. From there, they moved us to pre-op. We changed Jett into his hospital gown (I didn't know they made these for babies). During this time, we met with the anathesialogist, nurses, residents, and doctors, signed forms, and spent our last few moments with our sweet boy before surgery. This was the hardest part for me. Knowing that I had to pass him off to complete strangers, and trust that they would take care of our baby, and trust God that nothing would go wrong. Probably one of the scariest moments of my life.

Jett went into surgery 7:25. We waited about 2 hours before we met with the doctor. Doctor said everything went great. The surgery was a little more extensive than they thought. It turns out Jett had a hernia on one side, and hydrociles on the other. After meeting with the doctor, they FINALLY took us to see Jett who looked exhausted, but he was happy as can be. What a trooper. We were in recovery for maybe 20 minutes until they sent us home. Despite everything, we had a great experience.

Well...the medicine had to wear off at some point. Monday Jett was in a lot of pain, but we made it through. He slept great Monday night and Tuesday night. However, he started running fever on Monday and has kept it all week. Fever can be attributed to an infection which we DO NOT want. So his doctor put him on an antibiotic to prevent any infection. We go back tomorrow hopefully to see that there is still no infection. He woke up today for the first time without a fever. : )

Here are some pictures of this week.

Jett in pre-op sporting his hospital gown.

Jett in recovery.
Playing with his new favorite toy...his oxygen mask which they let us keep.
About to go home
Getting some fresh air by the pool
Playing with his first baseball daddy bought him
Patrick and I greatly appreciate all your prayers. We have had so much support from all our family and friends which means so much! Please continue to pray that his fever does not return, and that he doesn't have an infection!

Monday, April 5, 2010

He's napping...

Ahh...I finally have a moment to blog. It has been a busy few weeks. I feel like I haven't been able to come up for air. I've been substituting at Yellowstone three days a week, and have two more weeks left of that. My sister finally had Eleanor on March 15th. :) She is precious. So I was in Dallas for a week. We have been hosting events for Apartment Life. We both have been busy with school. And of course, what consumes most of my time is Mr. Jett who by the way is already 6 months old! I know I say this every month, but I can't believe it! He is SOO much fun. I think, actually, I know I am obsessed with him. I cannot get enough of that sweet boy. I am taking advantage of the freedom I have to kiss him a million times a day because I do know that one day, hopefully later rather than sooner, those kisses will be limited.

Jett had his six month check up last Tuesday. He's still a healthy little boy. He's 17 pounds, and 28 inches long, or 2 feet 4 inches. We call him our little 2 by 4. He is in the 95th percentile for height, and 40th for weight. His surgery is less than two weeks away. It is scheduled for April 19th. We are glad we are able to get this taken care of, but we will be so relieved when this is over, and he is completely healed.

Patrick is kicking butt in school! We just found out he is graduating next May. It is so nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard to get his degree taking 18 hours a semester. I don't know how he does it all while working at the church and also being an incredible husband and dad. I just applied to the University of Houston. My goal is to transfer there in the fall, and finish up my teaching degree...

Well, my moment of silence is over. Jett has decided nap time is over. I will try and post pictures soon!