Thursday, October 29, 2009

One Week

See post below... lots of pictures of Brody's Birthday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We are Home....

We were discharged from the hospital on Sunday, trying to get adjusted to our new life of four! Brody is doing fabulous! The latest report is that the 2 holes in his heart are not completely through the heart and they believe they will close on their own by the time he is the age of 5. He will see the cardiologist at one month and we will know further details then. God is so GOOD!!! We give Him all the the praise for this wonderful news. I will try to update as often as possible... Here is a video montage of Brody's Birthday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

He is here!

Brody Lane arrived at 8:42 am, weighing 8lbs 9 ounces & 20 inches. He is currently doing great and in the REGULAR!!! It's 11:45 and they just took him back for his echocardiogram. We will post results as soon as we get the information.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tomorrow is the BIG day...

So it is 11:21pm on Wednesday and I am pretty sure I will not fall asleep at any point tonight, or should I say today in about 30 minutes. I am nervous and ready for Brody to be here! Gavin had a fun night with his great-grandparents, grandparents and Aunt Kiki. They took a trip to Hideaway, Fresh Berry and then to get a toy at the store. He was a little upset when I dropped him off today, but quickly recovered. I think he is excited, scared, confused all at the same time... hmm... sounds like me too! Well Brody should arrive shortly after 8am. Blog will be updated with pictures. Please keep the health of our son in your prayers, we greatly appreciate it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Update on Brody

An email I sent out earlier:

Hi Friends and Family!

I just received a call from Dr. N's office. They scheduled my c-section for next Thursday, 10/22 arrive at 6am, c-section @ 8am. Dr. N made a point to say that this is not set in stone... he said that if he feels at any time between now and then that I need to go in for delivery he will send me to the hospital. This is why he has me coming in everyday between now and then. Depending on blood levels, NST test results and how my body reacts to this medicine they started me on. He advised that Adam not go out of town next week in case Dr. N decides to take Brody earlier. Otherwise, if all continues to go well, Brody will definitely be here Thursday. We continue to ask for your prayers, specifically for Brody to be fully developed and for the cholestasis to not affect him in any way. We ask for prayers for his heart, we are still believing that it will be healed! I ask that you pray that I will not have significant blood loss (a complication to the mother with cholestasis) and that I will recover from the c-section. I am obviously very nervous and worried at the moment, but at the same time trying to stay strong and rely on the strength that only comes from God. This has been a roller coaster of a pregnancy and in a way I am looking forward to it coming to an end. ;) We also ask for prayers for Gavin that he will go through this transition smoothly and for his current health issues. He broke his heart monitor and they sent us a new one yesterday. We are waiting to hear back from the cardiologist on whether or not to start him back on the new one or wait until things settle down and Adam and I are back at home with him after Brody's birth. Thanks again family and friends for your support during this time.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gavin's Fire Party!

We had a pretty low key party for Gavin this year. We started off with breakfast at our house with some of Gavin's good friends from church. After breakfast we loaded 6 little boys up and headed to the local fire station for a tour. The boys had a blast, learned about fire safety, watched the fire man put on his gear, pet the fire dog and "drove" the fire trucks. After a fun time with friends, Gavin and I met Nana, Granny & Pepa at Chick-fil-a for Gavin's favorite lunch. Before we could leave the parking lot Gavin was passed out in his car seat. We got home and we both went down for naps. About 20 minutes into me laying down I received a phone call from my OB. I was kind of shocked because it was him personally on the phone instead of his nurse. The week before Dr. N had ordered some blood work drawn because of some unusual symptoms I had been having. Well the test results came back positive for cholestasis. (Click on the word for more information). So he wanted me to come in immediately and draw some more blood work, do a Non-Stress Test and get a steroid shot to prepare Brody's lungs for birth NEXT WEEK! He was originally scheduled to be born on October 28th, so he will be early! During all of this excitement, our family was arriving at our house for Gavin's "family party". Thank you Granny for setting everything up and to my mom and Adam for sitting with me at the doctor's office. I went back in today for my second steroid shot, I go back Friday for another NST and again next week. So with this we ask AGAIN for prayers for our baby boy and that he will be healthy upon arrival next week. This has been a roller coaster of a pregnancy and I really need prayers for a positive attitude and to trust in God's plan for us. Now on to a lighter note... here are the pictures from yesterday...

Breakfast/Fire station party with friends...

The Family Party...

Gavin giving his brother a hug, "thanking" him for his presents...
Such a sweet boy, going around giving hugs and thanks to everyone...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin!!!

10/13/2006 @ 2pm- the day you were born
11/7/2006- the day we brought you home

10/13/2009- 3 years old and one cool dude!

Today is a special day, three years ago a handsome lil' miracle came into our life.
We are so blessed and proud to call you son, we love you Gavin!

(We had a very eventful day to say the least, I am pooped, will update with pictures tomorrow!)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

What a week...

Let me just start off by saying this has been one crazy past week/weekend! It started off Tuesday when we pretty much rushed Gavin to the ER around 8am. He woke up acting very lethargic and changing from blue/pale, no lip color to pink, back and fourth. Then he wouldn't even stand up on his own and his eyes were dilated. Adam hadn't left for work yet and we both thought it was in the best interest to take him to the ER immediately. He wasn't running a fever, no cough, no running nose, nothing. Before we made it out of the neighborhood he projectile vomited several times all over the car. Still looking blue and his lips were as white as his face. We arrived to the ER and they immediately take us back, at this point Gavin hands were turning blue. The nurse took him temp. it was normal. His O2 stats were normal, very shocking to us! However his blood pressure was 140/70. His high blood pressure was unusual for him. Gavin is on bp medicine but usually doesn't have any high or low readings in less he's just had a procedure done. Gavin perked up, actually became quite wired and was back to normal, so we were discharged. Fast forward to Thursday, my sister was home from school for a doctors appointment and asked if she could baby sit Gavin. I was more than happy to allow her to do that because I needed to finish up some errand running before Brody arrives. Kristen took Gavin up to my parents office to eat lunch and I received a call at 1 from my mom saying that Gavin was pale and lethargic acting. By the time I got there he was laying in my mom's lap pale and sweaty and he said he didn't feel good. He also told us his "boom-boom" (heart) hurt. So I put in a call to the pediatrician and they wanted Gavin admitted to the hospital immediately. Gavin had several tests run and again his blood pressure was very high 146/78. So we spent the night for observation and tests. The next morning the doctor said that Gavin had some "heart irregularities" in the middle of the night. Something we were afraid of, our cardiologist had concerns about that when we told him Gavin's symptoms. They made contact with Gavin's cardiologist Friday night and they approved for him to go home. Tomorrow a 30 day heart halter monitor will be shipped to our house for Gavin to wear. He will wear it for 30 days to keep track of any irregularities. There will also be a button for us to push anytime he has anymore of these "blue spells". So let's back up to Thursday night. Adam insisted I go to my grandmothers (who lives close to the hospital) to sleep since I am rather large now and probably would have rolled of the window bed. I agreed and made plans to be back at 6 so Adam could go home and get ready for the work day. I get to my grandmothers, fall asleep and wake up a few hours later with the chills. Early Friday morning my grandmother came in the room and I told her how horrible I felt, I took my temp. and sure enough I had a fever. I put in a call to the dr. they got me right in. He said "if I was a betting man, you have the swine -flu"... DO WHAT?!? So I was pretty frantic. Next thing I know a woman covered in a get-up of scrubs, hat, gloves, goggles, mask came in and swabbed my nose. By the afternoon the dr. called and said that the tests results were negative, but he had a lot of false-negative readings and was pretty sure I still had the flu. So I was ordered to stay in bed, stay hydrated and go to the hospital if I got worse. Well by Saturday I felt like death, but stuck it out. I was so sad to be away from my boys and it broke my heart to not be at the hospital taking care of my baby.The dr ordered that I stay away from Gavin until I was fever free for 24 hours. I was finally able to come home last night! I am feeling much better, still a little congested but better! Thank you to Nana & Zee for helping Adam out at the hospital and for Mimi taking care of Gavin at home. Thank you to Granny B for taking such good care of me!!! I don't know how we'd do it with out you all!
The doctor pulled Nana & Gavin around in the hallways!