Friday, January 30, 2009

Price is 2 and a half!!

I can't believe he is half way thru his two's. It's amazing how much he has learned in the past 6 months.
He is pee-pee potty trained (even at night!) but still has yet to do the other in the potty! (One thing at a time.....we're currently working on that!!)
He knows all his shapes, (except the crazy ones) his colors, and most of his upper case alphabet. He can count to 25 and loves to count out everything but only likes to stop at decibels of 5 (this means if theres 12 - he can't stop counting until he gets to 15......don't know's just the way he likes things, I guess!) He loves to sing and knows a lot of songs from preschool (some I don't even know) and knows a lot of nursery rhymes that he likes to repeat.
He loves to play on the "pu-ter" (Computer) and we usually sit down and do games at least a few times a week.

He LOVES me reading books to him and likes to repeat as I read.
His favorite toys are his cars, trucks and trains and he loves painting and playing with play-doh, which he calls "potato".

Usually everyday we call either Gigi, Ome or Lala (Lala is his aunt Courtney)! He asks to call Mary Grace but I think he's still too young to be calling girls. :) He loves to talk on the phone.
Once we finish saying our prayers at night, he always says he wants to "See da angels" which means he wants to "God Bless" his family and friends. I don't know where he got that from but I think it's sweet.
He knows that once we are finished doing our God Blessings, we go to bed so in order to stay up longer, once we finish with all of our family and friends, he then starts God Blessing the octopus, the dinosaurs, Dickey Mouse, The get the point!
We are definitely still going thru the terrible two's but he is learning to control his emotions much better these days. Sharing is still an issue but he is learning to take turns. Some days he is patient, others - well, not so much.....There has been a definite improvement over the last couple of months though.

He is also becoming a little jealous of Owen. He doesn't like for him to get too much attention at once. If I am holding Owen - he wants me to put Owen down so he can give me a hug. Sometimes when I am feeding Owen, he wants me to come over and feed him his food too.
He does love his little brother, though.....He often comes to tell me that Owen's smiling or trying to crawl. He loves to make him laugh and trys to tickle him occasionally. When he see's a big truck or train while we're driving, he'll say "Look Owen - Big Twuck!!"

So Sweet.....makes my heart melt!!!
I can't believe how fast time is passing. I am doing my best to cherish every moment.......

Monday, January 26, 2009

Owen's PERFECT!!

Owen is PERFECT! He has a perfectly big noggin to hold his perfectly big brain!! :) That's all!

Today was a day where I felt everyones prayers with us all day. God's hand was in everything we did. It was almost like a warm, fuzzy feeling surrounding me today. There was a lot of emotion and anticipation but I was mostly amazed at how many people love and care for us. All the phone calls, text messages, emails.... I was overwhelmemed at how blessed we truly are.

We got to the hospital this morning @ 11am and they took us straight back. They dressed him in a tiny hospital gown and they gave him toys and hooked him up to all these little machines. They had these little probes all over him and a little blood pressure cuff, it was so cute, but so scary!

They went over all the bad things that could happen and made it clear that there was a fine line between too little medication and too much medication and that was making me worry!
The nurses came in to start his IV so they could sedate him and they couldn't get the needle in his little veins. They busted a blood vessel in his foot and then tried on his arms and he was screaming and I was getting upset....but it turned out to be a blessing! He hadn't had his morning nap so I knew he was tired. I asked if we could just get him to sleep, then could they just do the scan without sedation. After checking to make sure that was okay, they said they would try it! I got him to sleep but when I layed him on the CT machine he woke, but didn't move. He just watched and held my hand. HE WAS PERFECT!

Since he didn't end up getting sedated, we were able to go home right after that.

At 7pm tonight Dr. Dodds (who is a fabulous doctor and who I highly recommend) called us to let us know that Owen's head is perfect. There was nothing abnormal about his scan and he just has a big head! Music to my ears!!

PRAISE THE LORD! What an answered prayer! I gave this to him and he took care of it. I promised to trust him and tried hard not to worry and he took it from me and took care of it!

It's so amazing how much you can love your children. I love them so much that my heart aches. With love comes great joy, but also great worry! I am a born worrier. My grandmother worried so much sometimes it drove me insane, but now I understand. I once heard the qoute -

"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body."

It's such a true statement. Having a child means that you worry every single day about them ~ but it's worth every second!

Praise God from whom all BLESSINGS FLOW.....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scan Tomorrow!

Owen's scan is tomorrow. It got moved up to 12:30pm and we will be there at least an hour afterwards. I'll post if I find out any results tomorrow but we may not find out anything until Tuesday.
I'll keep you informed. Please say a little prayer for us all tomorrow morning. I know it's in God's hands and he is in control!
Thanks to everyone for all their phone calls, emails, support and prayers.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Price is finally feeling like a big brother. He likes to show Owen how to do all sorts of things, like rolling over, doing flips and he is currently trying to teach him how to crawl. He likes to tell Owen about the things he is doing, Like "Owen, dis is paint! Pwice is pwainting!" At night he likes to help me get Owen undressed, help me bathe him and then help me get him dressed for bed. He also likes feeding him for a few minutes. I am sure they are going to be the best of friends and I am so glad they have each other to grow up with.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scan Date

The scan will be January 26th at 1pm at Richland Childrens hospital. We have to be there at 11:30am and he can't have anything to eat after 7am. That is a long time for him not to eat so I hope that he doesn't get too upset........then I'll get upset......

Please say an extra prayer for us that day.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Prayers Please!

I debated about putting this on my blog since I haven't called anyone (except family) and told them about this, but because I believe in the power of prayer, I decided that I am going to ask for prayers and give it to the Lord instead of worrying. (Which I do a lot!)

Today we went for Owen's 6 month check up and the doctor was concerned about how much his head has grown in the past 3 months. At his 3 month check up, he was in the 98th percentile for head circumference. This time he was off the charts, way off the charts. His growth and development are both on target (and even ahead in some areas) but the doctor said that he wanted Owen to have a CT Scan to make sure he doesn't have Hydrocephalus. He said that 98% of him doesn't think Owen has it because he has no big symptoms (other then the large head), but he didn't want Owen to be that 2% and us not catch it now.
For this procedure, he will have to be sedated.
I am concerned for him being sedated, I am concerned about the radiation a newborn will get from a CT scan and I am worried about the results of the scan.

Please pray for sweet, sweet Owen and for peace for us as we wait on this procedure to get done. I'll update when I know a date for his scan.
Thank you in advance!!

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." ~Peter 5:7

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The funniest thing about this picture.....

is that I had nothing to do with the underpants on his head. Price did that all by himself!! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Little Owen is 6 months old!!

Can you believe it??
Time is flying by and I am amazed my baby is already 6 whole months old.

Owen is doing so much now and his sweet little personality is showing. He is so laid back and doesn't get upset unless a) it's time to eat or b) his diaper is dirty! (And he does NOT like to have dirty pants on, no sir!)
He can sit up now and although he can't crawl yet, he can scoot himself wherever he wants to go.
He has 2 teeth now, in odd places. His bottom right I tooth and his bottom left middle tooth. He drools non-stop and puts everything in his mouth!
Owen loves his paci and can hold his own bottle already. (Look, it's survival of the fittest in this household!! :))
Owen also loves his big brother and often whines when Price is out of his site. He loves watching what Price is up to and laughs when Price talks to him.
Price also loves Owen and has been a great big bro!
Owen's favorite activites are sleeping, jumping in his jummpy (sometimes sleeping in his jummpy) eating his toes, playing in his excersaucer, riding in the car, bathtime and drooling.
Owen is also eating very well. So far he has had peas, sweet potatoes and applesauce and seems to like them all.
He sleeps very well, although we don't have a great daytime routine due to our busy scheudule. It's hard to keep him on a schedule when I have Price's schedule set. Poor, Poor 2nd child!
It has been a very easy 6 months and having 2 little ones isn't near as hard as I once feared. Being a mother is my greatest joy and Owen added so much to that!
Owen, what a sweet, sweet blessing you are!

Little Picasso

Price loves his new easel that Santa brought him.

He did a great job being careful not to make a mess.

The finished Product!


Birthday Parties

This past weekend we had 2 special birthday parties to go to.

Ella turned 1!! YAY Ella!! Her party was at her house and everything was perfect! Kellie even made her cake. Kudos to Kellie!! I was quite impressed!

The Birthday Girl about to blow out her candle!

Owen wondering why he can't get a piece of that cake!

Then we got to celebrate Bella Grace turning 2 by going to her party at My Gym! Price had a blast! He proved that he was part boy/part monkey by wanting to constantly swing on the bars.....and I was a little surprised and impressed that he was able to do it so well!

Bella Grace

Price & Mary Grace playing hide & seek. They did very well, except they kept peeking around the corner...

Owie in the ball pit!

Price being a monkey!!

I bet I know what he'll ask Santa for next year!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy Birthday RHETTA!

I'd like to wish one of my Besties, Rhetta, a very HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY!! I love that your older then me and that you'll hit 30 and I'll still be in my twenties!!

I know you love the pic!! Be nice.........I have more!! :)

Love you!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy, Happy New Year!!

Josh & I brought in the New Year with some of our closest friends. It was a great way to ring in 2009!!

I am sad to see such a wonderful year come to an end, but I am looking forward to what 2009 blesses us with! I have made some resolutions to help keep me on track in the new year!

My New Years Resolutions for 2009 are:
· To be a Prayer Warrior and to read the Bible daily
· To enjoy my time with my boys and to play more, they’ll be grown before I know it!
· To be a better organizer and throw more things away w/o regret!
· To take on sewing as a new hobby! (and stick with it!)
· To save, save, save $$$$!! (Josh put that one on my list!)
· And, if it’s the Lords will, I would like to get pregnant again the end of 2009! My third and last! Then all my children will be about 2 years apart!! (Some of you think I’m crazy but I like the 2 year age difference!)

All my goals seem pretty reasonable so I am hoping that I will accomplish them all in the next 365 days!!
Good Luck to everyone else with resolutions for 2009!

A Very Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas! Santa was very good to everyone and we enjoyed celebrating Jesus' Birthday! In fact, Price enjoyed it so much he sang Happy Birthday to Jesus a couple hundred times! Sometimes he would argue with me and tell me that it wasn't Jesus' Birthday, it was "Pwice's Burfdway"! I guess him getting the presents was a little confusing...

What Santa left under the tree for the boys!

Owen taking it all in

Taylor and Price putting on a little show for us Christmas night!

Be Elfish

There are not a whole lot of boy clothes that I can't live without but I thought this little outfit was too precious not to purchase!!

The cute little bib says "Be Elfish"!! And look at those little elf booties.....