Monday, April 6, 2009

There's a sick baby in my house

Sorry I have been MIA. We have been dealing with a sick baby. A very sick baby that I didn't even know was sick. When Abigail was born she was born with what we were told was an extra birth mark on the center of her back. Noah and I didn't think anything anything of it. If people asked we just told them it was an extra birth mark. Last Sunday I was playing with Abigail and noticed that the "birth mark" was peeling and draining. Well her doctor does not have a on-call system so I waited till Monday morning and called. I spoke with her doctor and she said to watch it and if it gets red and puffy to bring her in. So that's what we did. We watched it. Thursday morning when I went to get Abigail out of bed I noticed a silver dollar sized wet spot on the back of her onesie. After peeling her onesie off of her I told Noah I was taking her to the Doctor. We get there and got right in. Her doctor looked at it and said she wanted to run some test on it and also wanted to do a spinal tap. So she takes some cultures of the "birth mark" and then sends us for lab work. The lab results come back right away and the doctor calls me and says that Abigail has a viral staph infection and that I am lucky I brought her in when I did. If we would have waited another week or so Abigail would be back in the NICU. She decides to wait on the spinal tap till we get the culture results back. I am totally fine with this. She gives me a prescription for some antibiotics for Abigail.
Fast forward to today. I finally get the call from Abigail's doctor. The staph infection is not in the "birth mark" on her back. We still have no idea how or where she got the staph infection from. We still don't know what the spot on her back is. What we do know is that we caught the staph infection in time. I am meeting with Abigail's doctor on the 21st. I will be asking for a referral to a dermatologist to see if they have any better understanding on what this mark on the center of my baby's back is.
Other then that Abigail is great. To look at her you can't even tell she is sick. Her doctor told me while we are the appointment last week that to think 5 months ago she didn't even think Abigail was going to make it through the night. Now look at her. Almost 6 months old and 18.5lbs. She is such the little fighter. I am thinking of changing her nickname from tunker to warrior. But tunker fits her better. I will post pictures next time. My computer has decided to die at the moment and I am waiting for it to be fixed.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

And it's that time of year again my friends

MARCH MADNESS has arrived. Yes this is my favorite time of year. I love it more then my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love me some college basketball. Noah has lost the TV till it is over. You will only find basketball on our TV till the final game. This year is ruff for me. I can usually be found in a bar (Just Mugs) somewhere in Delaware (New Castle) just about every night watching all the games. No I don't go for the beer specials (even though they are really good this time of year). I go for the games. All the games in one room on at once. I love it. Since we only have 3 bars here in Clovis (One is a hip hop bar, the other two are ummmm well how do I say it, Not the type you would go watch basketball at) I am staying home. I will miss my bar friends this year. I will miss the Duke cheering section at Just Mugs. DUKE ROCKS by the way. I WILL STILL BE WEARING MY BABY BLUE EVERYDAY THOUGH.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Well yesterday was a BIG day for us. Abigail had her Orthopedic appointment. And the verdict is....... NO MORE BRACE.... NO MORE FROG LEGS..... We are so excited about this. Now I no longer have to fight with her at night to get her to put it on. But there is a very small down side to yesterday's appointment. The doctor we saw yesterday was the head of Pediatric Orthopedics. He told me that Abigail's right hip bone is a little shorter then her left. He went on to explain that this is very common in babies that are in the braces at young ages and go through growth spurts with the brace on. Now that she is out of the brace and hitting another growth spurt the bone should catch up in no time. We go back in 8 weeks for a final check up.

Now if I could just get her to keep her tongue in her mouth and to stop throwing temper tantrums all things would be great. No really this child has her tongue hanging out and blowing spit bubbles at all times. And she has found out that if she is not getting her way the best way to get her way is to throw a temper tantrum. I would post her Easter pictures but I need to upload them. I will get to that this weekend. So I will just leave these ones here.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekly dose of cuteness

Here are some pics that were taken this past week of the Abigail. All is well here with us. Little miss thing is sitting up (well not for long but still sitting up), crawling (army low crawling on her tummy and inch worming on her back) and going from tummy to back and back to tummy with no problems. She is getting so big. I guess I should be putting the gates up soon.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Look what Noah caught

Yes sir you are looking at a field mouse. This is the mouse that scared me out of my kitchen this morning. This mouse has made my day a living hell. I would not go into my kitchen at all. Abigail needed bottles so I made Noah go and get them. If I needed a drink, I made Noah go and get it. Yes I am scared of a stupid little mouse. It is just the thought of them that gives me the willie illies. Now I will rest so much better tonight knowing that my little friend is gone and I can go into my kitchen by myself again.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I miss my little baby

So Abigail showed us today that she can almost sit up all by herself. What happened to my little baby girl? I am really missing her. I am loving that she is getting so big but I am really missing the itty bitty Abigail.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TVs and Bananas

So dear sweet Noah got his Valentine's Day, Father's Day and Birthday gift yesterday. It was supposed to be here on Friday but they called and said they could not deliver it till Monday. He was mister grumpy butt all weekend long because his "gift" would not be here till Monday. That is all I heard about all weekend long. Well it got here yesterday at exactly 2:00pm. How do I know the exact time you ask? Well Noah called cell phone, texted, emailed and called the office to let me know that his "gift" was here. And this is what his "gift" looks like in my living room.
Yes. I know it is large. It is a 65" HD DLP TV. He has been talking about this TV since Christmas. When we got our tax money back I told him to go ahead and get it. Doesn't it look very pretty sitting there. I am not allowed to touch it though. I am only allowed to touch the remote. I want to know what he is going to do when Abigail becomes mobile? Any suggestions?

As for the bananas. Well I have been trying new foods with Abigail and bananas are a big hit. She eat the whole thing. And when they were gone she gave me a look like well aren't you going to go and get more? So far applesauce, bananas, and sweet potatoes are a hit. We tried squash and well she broke out in hives. I am not sure if it is from the medicine she was on or the squash it self. We will try it again in a month or so.