Wednesday, April 27, 2011


We are doing great! Just counting down the days until summer break.

Jaxson had his first ear infection on Friday, Aprill 22nd. Brody and Jaxson were almost, to the day, the same age when they both got their first ear infections. I've learned my lesson and the doctor wanted to put Jax on amoxicillin but that never worked for myself nor Brody's ear infections so we put him on Augmentin. If he has another one in the next 2 months I'm going to go ahead and see Dr. Palmer our ENT to see if he will need tubes. He said you will either need them or not depending on the way your ears drain. I'm not going to go through months of my baby in pain and not being able to rid ear infections like we did with Brody.

Brody is putting 3-5 words together and talking in sentences. His vocabulary has exploded just in the past two weeks. My favorite is when he returns from someplace with Daddy and will come running into my and say "Momma, I'm baaaack!" or when Jaxson is fussy he will come up to him and say "Baby, what's the matter? You need meme(paci)?" and then proceed to give him his paci and rub him on the head until he stops crying. It's the sweetest thing ever. Jaxson LOVES his brother and has started giving him kisses and grabbing for Brody when he is near him. Brody loves it as well. This is something I've always dreamed of, having a sibling. And being able to see their relationship bloom is about the coolest thing an only child could witness.

Brandon is finally done with all sports! He is able to get home before us on most days and it's great having him around. Brody gets so excited and will start screaming "Dada's big truck" when we pull around the corner and he's already home.

I have some pictures to download, just haven't found the time. Hopefully I can get those up and posted soon.

I have several prayer request for family members:
Kristi, cousin in Ohio and mother of Addison(3) and Chase(1) breast cancer has returned. It's all over including her lungs, liver and brain. She is in need of a urgent prayers and God's healing. If you could please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Kari, cousin in Arizona and mother of 2 boys the same age as mine just got diagnosed for the 3rd time in her life with cancer. She previously had childhood bone cancer and she now has breast cancer.

Molly, cousin in Ohio was diagnosed a few months back with thyroid cancer and is undergoing treatment now.

Till next time,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brody's Factor V Test

On April 1st we had Brody's tested for the blood clotting disorder that my dad and I have, Factor V Leiden. I must first say how proud I was of Brody. They had to take 3 vials of blood so it wasn't a finger prick like he is use to. We had to hold him down and go into a vein in his arm. I thought for sure he was going to go crazy on us. He didn't even cry! I was shocked. He just looked at the Buzz poster they had on the wall and we talked about Woody, Bullseye and Buzz. Then he wanted his sucker and be done! The even better news: Brody DOES NOT have Factor V. I cannot tell you how many nights I prayed that he didn't have this. Brody is a climber, so I'm pretty sure in the future he's going to have something broken and therefore we would have to watch out/worry about a blood clot. Cannot be thankful enough for this answered prayers. Love, LeAnn

6 months

On April 1st Jaxson turned 6 months! Cannot believe he is already 1/2 a year old. We went in for his checkup and he weighed 14 pounds 1 ounce. He dropped from 25th percentile to 5th percentile. The doctor wants us to start feeding him "fatty" foods such as cereals and meats to try and help put some weight on him. He will recheck his weight in 6 weeks. I'm hoping it was just a scale error! 6 months: -He is in size 3 diapers -6 month clothes -LOVES banana's and peas (just like his brother) -Is eating 3 meals a day: fruit and cereal in morning, veggie and cereal at lunch and meat/veggie mix for dinner -can roll from belly to back and back to belly -sits up for a few seconds at a time then falls over -LOVES his brother -smiles at everything and loves to jibber-jabber I'm going to try and take some pictures this weekend at the gardens, if the wind will go away and be pretty