Monday, February 25, 2013

Doctors Appointments This Week!

Well, no matter how much we tried to keep him healthy, Blaise officially has a full-blown cold. I guess the only one to blame is myself, as I somehow got it first. I'm really not sure how a family that NEVER goes anywhere gets sick, but it even hit us. Thankfully, I'm now over mine and hoping Blaise can kick his in the rear soon too. He has been super congested, and not sleeping well at night. With how much fear the doctors put in us of not going anywhere or letting him get sick, I'm a little on edge with this. As long as it doesn't go to his lungs and turn into RSV or pneumonia we should be okay. Extra prayers for healing!

Thursday Blaise will drop by his pediatrician and have his February round of Synagis, the shot to protect against RSV. Friday is the BIG appointment at Children's with his Cardiologist Dr. Danford. We haven't seen cardio since November, and of course I am very very anxious and nervous for these appointments. I've decided they'll never get easier. We ask for everyone to join us in sending up prayers to God for a great appointment, that his heart function looks great, his SAT levels are also great and in the lower 90's or upper 80's!!! Things can change so quickly for him, and we pray that he looks as great as he did in November! 

The squirt decided the last time he was at the pedi that doctors are NOT his thing. WOW! What a temper and fit this kid can throw! A pinched nurse, broken tongue depressor and lots of tears later we made it out. Friday is going to be a very, very long day. Blaise will be shuffled from office to office, and endure a half hour or longer ECHO of his heart. Essentially there is no pain associated with this- it's just like getting an ultrasound done, but knowing how scared he is of strangers and strange places, I foresee a half hour scream session in front of us. This is not good because they need him to be as still and quiet as possible to get good pictures. 

We will be updating as soon as the appointment is over to let everyone know how it goes. Ideally, we'd love to hear we wouldn't need to be back for six months! That would be the longest we have gone! Thanks in advance prayer warriors!

Tonight, Blaise learned how to "throw" for the first time! So much fun! I love watching him learn new things and the excitement that goes with it! Easily this is the best part of being a parent! We've not progressed any further on eating table food. I keep trying new things each night, and hopefully he will eventually get used to something being in his mouth.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Our Thanks!

Wow! What an amazing turnout on our wear red campaign! We were so amazed and loved seeing all of the wonderful pictures of you all wearing red for Blaise Andrew and friends! SO NEAT! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Can you believe we have an almost 11 month old on our hands?!? I think we were already on pins and needles with nerves at this time last year!

Mr. B has still not gotten any of his teeth in. He's making it fun for us all. Not really. Last Friday he was pretty fussy and running a 102 temp, so I took him down to the pediatritian to find out he had an ear infection. Sounds like his daddy always got those while teething. He was put on amoxicilian, and we are about done with the dose. He has been chewing on stuff like crazy, and started running a low grade fever again the last two days. I'm not sure what this is related too since he is on meds, but if it's not better by Monday, I suppose we will be headed back to the doctor.

We are still not on table food. Probably more so because Mom hasn't had the energy to try again lately. Blaise has had a new baby sitter Jessie the last two weeks and she will be with him through April. They get along great!

If he is not being held he is walking holding your hands. Absolutely his favorite thing to do. When sitting on our lap, he will grab each of our hands and kick his legs over ours and slide of our lap by himself now to go walk. Smarty! He can also walk behind a walker across the room too. His army crawl gets him around pretty good. He doesn't use it too much, but it works. Not to many words, but when he gets very tired and mad, he does say ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma.

I can't  believe we are starting first birthday preparations!! Mike and I went to a heart function last weekend and met some other parents who have children with similar heart structures. It sounds like we will still be able to "break free" come spring, but next winter will go into lock down again for fear of sickness. It's always so nice to meet other parents going through the same thing.

Hope all is well! This afternoon Mike was chasing Blaise around our coffee table, as Blaise was crawling away as fast as he could. Love moments like this!

Since it's been almost two months since I've uploaded pictures, this might be one of the most pictures in one blog ever! They are a bit out of order, but enjoy!

 Warm enough for a stroller walk in January
 Rocking horse
 I was nine months old January 12th!
 Stroller Walk again
 By babysitter Natalie
 Worn out after a weekend in Des Moines
 Still worn out
 I ride my doggy by myself. I don't go anywhere, but hold on by myself when i get pushed.
 Reading cow mag with my cousin Parker
 Mom and Dad went to Heart Connection function, then out by themselves for the first time since I was born. They went to see my nurse Natalie and her band play at Ameristar.
 Just standing

 One of my shirts for heart week. Walking with dad.
 Another of the shirts my Aunt Jenna made me for heart week.
 Throwing a fit getting put in my high chair. I do this EVERY TIME. Mom says it's old.
 Heart week.
 I turned 10 months old on February 12th!

 Last of my awesome heart week shirts.

 Yep, I crawl and get into everything.
 Love dad
 That's funny!

 I loved being nine months old!

 Mom and I went to visit Jenna and Mitch in Des Moines!

 Crawling to the dinning room!
 Sitting in my big chair. I love being 10 months old too!
 Better take the picture quick. I"d rather jump out of this chair o my own!
 Blaise sent mom these puppy flowers for Valentines day! CUTE!
 Eating with my Valentines day bib!
 With my dad
 Another doggy ride
Eating lunch on the kitchen floor. Lazy Saturday. Notice all of the ziplog baggies I pulled out of the box behind me.