Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2 months!

Sarah is 2 months old today and she is doing great. I've heard her laugh a few times - too bad it's while she's sleeping but she's getting close while she's awake. She had her checkup and did great with her shots - and she's growing steadily - 14lbs 3oz and 24.5" long. She's 97th percentile for both - I knew she was getting big because we're moving from 0-3 month clothes to 3-6 months. Yikes!

The two kiddos on the couch - again. She loved it. :-)

In the bouncer (that's a 6 month onesie from Carters)

She has some great expressions. Reminds me of J so much sometimes.

Shawn and J dressed alike the other day - not sure if it was on purpose but it was cute.

Being their typical goofball selves.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Sarah had an appointment with a GI doctor @ Phoenix Childrens Hospital yesterday morning. He checked her out and also ran a test in the office that showed just a tough of microscopic blood in her stool. His recommendations were to first eliminate soy and eggs (so that means I'm now on a dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free and soy-free diet). Hopefully with the elimination of those two protiens the bleeding will stop. If it doesn't, the next step (which I really don't want to do) would be to put her on a special hypoallergenic formula. There is nothing wrong with formula, but I would be heartbroken to have to wean her at such a young age. So I'm praying that elimanating the soy and eggs works.

Thank you all for your prayers!
Here are some recent pics.

A friend of mine had professional photos taken of her sons - one of the poses was like this and I found it so adorable I had to try and copy. Not the same, of course but it's still cute. J-squint and all.

Yesterday morning we played outside in the drizzle. J had fun in his sandbox.

My view of Sarah (all wrapped up and snuggly in her wrap)

This morning we went to the science center in Phoenix. Apparently every school district decided to go too. Things were a little 'old' for J but there were plenty of buttons to push. His favorite.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I mentioned in the last post that Sarah had a little 'issue' and she still seems to be having problems. It started on May 6th - I changed her diaper and there was blood in her poop. The doctors office advised me to take her to the hospital since she's so young. They couldn't find anything - basically all they did was an x-ray to check for an obstruction and check her temperature - both were normal. I took her to the doctor on Friday morning and was advised to try cutting out dairy from my diet, which I had actually started the day after we visited the hospital. Unfortunately, the problem persists.

At this point it's very tiny amounts of blood - but it's still there. The doctor is running a few more tests and if those don't provide answers and it's still happening, we have to see a GI doctor. At the advice of a friend who's daughter had the same problem, I've also cut out all peanuts/tree nuts. The next to go is soy, which is in almost everything. Right now I'm eating fruit as a snack which I've never ever done in my life...but almost all snacks have milk or nuts in them. Guess it's a great way to lose the baby weight, huh?

Please pray that we find some answers this week or that the problem resolves itself soon. I am confident that God is in control of this situation and that Sarah will be okay.

Now for some pictures.

Last weekend my mom and Ronnie (aka Grandma G and Grandpa G) came up from CG for a visit! We love hanging out on our back patio with the misters. Makes the 100 degree heat feel alright.

J & Ronnie coloring on our back wall.

For some reason, when you tell J to "smile" he thinks you mean "squint." Makes it hard to get a good picture.

Making his 'monkey' face.

Pretty Sarah - extreme close up!

Happy smiles and sad pouts

The kids and me.

Shawn and baby girl (photo by J)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Big baby!

Sarah had a small issue this past week so we had to take her to the doctor. She weighs 12lbs 10.5oz. So she gained a little over a pound in a little over a week. She is obviously growing well.

Tummy time.

Big yawn!!

J talking to Bubbie on the phone this morning.

Bro and Sis - as you can see, Sarah is quite big. She weighs half as much as J (who's about 25lbs).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


J is such a sweet big brother - he always gives Sarah kisses.

And sometimes likes to share his couch.

Cutie pie before church this past Sunday.

What a gorgeous boy!

We got out the Bumbo - she's definitely big enough for it but obviously is not a fan.

Trying to get a pic of her big blue eyes - they are so dark and gorgeous. I'm sure they'll lighten up but right now they are just such a pretty color!

Me and the kids.

Look at that huge smile!