Thursday, March 26, 2009

Musically inclined

I found this old harmonica in our storage. I played it for Owen and immediately he was fascinated by it. After having it laying around the house for a week or so he learned how to play it. I grabbed the video camera the moment I heard him. Too funny! He loves music. . .

Be sure to pause my music so you can hear him.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kaebrie's physical therapy

Kaebrie and I went to physical therapy yesterday for the first time. I learned so much about my little girl. The physical therapist asked several questions about Kaebrie and determined that she obviously suffers from Torticollis and acid reflux. She told me that they go hand in hand. She taught me a series of stretches to do 2-3 times a day with Kaebrie. She also said that physical therapy is going to last 4-6 months. Kaebrie has a moderate degree of Torticollis. Luckily, it's not severe and is treatable. I look forward to seeing how much she improves each week. My sweet little girl has been so ornery lately. I started giving her acid reflux medication again and have already noticed a change in her fussiness. I really wish I could read her mind. It makes me so sad to see her unhappy. I hope and pray that I will be able to be a good mother and provide her with the love and care she needs.

Pretty Bird

Yesterday Owen and I opened the front door to go get our milk delivery and saw this pretty bird purched by our door. Owen was really excited. I let him throw bread at the bird to eat. He thought it was so great! The bird appeared to be really cold. It wasn't expecting the cold weather to come back.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dr. Visit

Kaebrie turned four months yesterday... That four months flew by for me. I ventured to the doctor for Kaebrie's four month and Owen's 18 month checkup. Kaebrie weighed almost 13 pounds and is growing very well. Owen still weighs 22 pounds. He is still not gaining weight as well as the doctor would like but seems very healthy.
We found out that Kaebrie has torticollis. Torticollis is a muscle disorder in her neck. She tilts her head only to one side and cannot move her head over to the left as well as she should. I have to take her into physical therapy to get the muscle loosened and help her head movements. Did I notice this? Yes, in fact this explains everything. She cried when I nursed on one side because her head couldn't move where it needed to. I struggled for two months getting her to feed from both sides well. She didn't have acid reflux, she was most likely uncomfortable and in pain. I guess you just have to be patient and alert at all times. Better to catch it now than later and have it become a bigger problem.
As for my little guy, he has to have surgery. They have to redo his circumcision. We have to take him to Primary Children's to meet with a surgeon and then schedule the big event. I'm not sure I can handle this very well. Putting him out seems so scary to me. He'll be tough and everything will be fine.

Needless to say, our doctor visit wasn't the best one. Shots aren't ever fun either. I thought Kaebrie was going to quit breathing because she was crying so hard.
I tried to get a cute photo of both of them but Kaebrie was screaming. It seems she is always screaming unless mommy is bouncing her. Owen didn't know what to do with her.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What a night.....

Owen had us laughing last night. He insisted on brushing his teeth over and over again. I couldn't get him to go to bed and stop brushing. First, I tried having him say goodnight to his toothbrush and toothpaste and put them in the drawer. He screamed, cried and was so sad about it. Second, I thought putting him in bed would help him forget about it. Not so lucky! After 10 minutes of heavy screaming and crying I finally went and got him. I let him continue to brush his teeth until he had his fill. Problem: He never got his fill. He would've slept with his toothbrush and toothpaste had I let him. I had to capture on video how much he was into brushing his teeth. After I got the video, we put away his toothbrush and toothpaste and he cried himself to sleep in 15 minutes. I felt horrible but didn't know how else to handle it. He hasn't ever been this attached to something before. I can't complain that he desires good hygiene....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Bachelor...

I hate it when I get all wrapped up in a TV reality show. I got really involved when Deanna didn't choose Jason on the Bachellorette. Then when he was the new Bachelor I was very interested to see what was going to happen. I loved Melissa and was heart broken when he let her go and went back to Molly. I feel like this show is a crock. In the real world, a man isn't able to date tons of women, make out with all of them within minutes of each other and switch back and forth with his feelings. I was bent at his decision to let go of Melissa. Isn't this every mans dream though? To date multiple woman all at the same time and try to work it out with one and rebound to another. This isn't reality, it's insanity. It's just like having an affair and feeling good about it. I was really bothered by this dumb show. Jeff was even irritated by it. I just needed to vent some frustration.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Jeff and I celebrated our 6th Anniversary yesterday. As a part of Jeff's gift I did a memory trail. We went to Weber State where we met. Had lunch at a Chinese restaurant in memory of our first date, drove to the Bountiful temple where he proposed and we were married, drove by our first apartment and our first home. It was such a fun day remembering how our journey began together.
Jeff- I love you with all my heart and soul. You are truly the love of my life. Heavenly Father sent us to each other for a reason. We have two beautiful children that I love dearly. Thanks for being so patient and full of love for me and your children. You are the best husband and father that any one person could ask for.