Saturday, March 31, 2012

Brody: strep and bronchitis

Well it looks like Brody has his first bout of Strep throat! He came down with a bad cough on Thursday so I started breathing treatments with Albuterol. I spend the night with my parents on Thursday(track meet night for Brandon) and he started running a low fever, 99.5. Luckily my dad was off on Friday and after hearing his cough Friday morning and i sounding worse, we decided he needed to stay home with Papa!

Last night he really wasn't feeling better and in the middle of the night he start running 101-102 fever. It came down quickly with Motrin so I was hoping it was just a 24 hour bug. Of course the fever returned around noon right after our pediatrician closes! He went down hill quickly and his cough is just awful. Knowing Strep is going around his class, I decided to take him into CareNow so we could start him on antibiotics!

Thankfully I went because not only does he have Strep he also has bronchitis and the dr said he can hear lots of congestion in his lungs. He got a Rocephin shot, Omnicef, a steroid and cough medicine!! We are to check in with our pedi on Monday if we don't see improvement and to keep an eye on his cough and lungs. My poor baby is miserable and of course this is my busiest couple of weeks at work with 8th grade Science tutoring!! Please pray B gets well quickly and that the rest of our family doesn't get it!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Landry: 20 weeks

Cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going. Technically hit half way mark last week or maybe even the week before(God willing that's the earliest he will arrive) I'm feeling great pregnancy wise although I am battling the worst cold of my life. Heck it might even be a sinus infection and I'm just too stubborn to go to the doctor just yet. Must kick it before next week with the State testing that we get to suffer through.

Landry is moving all around, more active in the mornings than at night. I think I must have "popped" because EVERYONE that sees me this week comments on how big my bump is. Or it's because I was off last week and they just haven't seen me in a week. But there's definitely a babe in there growing away.

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Landry: 19 weeks

I'm at the doctor's office now and since I know I will be waiting awhile I figured I would update.

Landry is measuring right on track and looking great, so is my cervix. The below picture is of today and he had his little hand up to his mouth :) sweet boy! My shot last week went great with no after pain and I'm hoping for the same this week.
Here's Landry's weekly development:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! His or her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.

Some research suggests that your baby may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him or her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom – about the size of a large heirloom tomato. The arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of the body now.

Your baby's kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on his or her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on the skin to prevent it from pickling in your amniotic fluid.

-The. Macs-

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Brody: 3 years

Brody went in for his 3 year check up. He is in perfect health and has grown so much.

Weight: 36 lbs. - 75% percentile
Height: 39 inches - 90% percentile

He had to get one shot and did great. Told the nurse "Hey, that hurt" lol but was then ready to get his sucker. He showed Dr. Jones how to play some games on momma's phone and he was impressed that he's already learning his letter sounds.

His favorite food right now is queso and chips, bananas and turkey sandwich meat. He's becoming a picky eater and spits it out if the texture is weird to him. Something he got from his daddy. He loves to ask "why" and to tell us "it's not ok" when we tell him it IS ok. He's defiant, head-strong, stubborn! But at the same time he is a cuddler, loving and caring. He's going through a spell of not taking naps and not wanting to go to school. I think he's ready for summer and to be home with his mom and dad!

~The Macs~

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Landry: 18 weeks

This week has been great. I'm feeling Landry move around a lot more. The past 2 weeks it has been just at night but now he's big enough where I can feel kicks and movement during the day when I'm busy and not paying attention. I'm still wanting to go to bed as soon as I get home but it's not as bad as the 1st trimester.

I had a doctor's appointment on Monday: Landry looks great and my cervix is still at 4 cm. He looked so big on the screen from just a few weeks ago. My shot hurt like crazy this week but I wasn't sore at all the following days like I was last week. The nurse did say she would have to use a bigger needle this time as it was really hard to get the meds to go in, we were trying to use a smaller needle in hopes that it wouldn't be as sore. So although this week was nice, it won't be that way this Monday :( I'm also up 3 lbs.

Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place.