Friday, December 9, 2011

Prayers needed!

I have a friend from high school who is in desperate need of prayer! We have a lot in common, it's really uncanny. We went to high school together but we didn't really hang out. While Kelly and I were in Mexico on our honeymoon, we noticed someone who looked like this girl we went to high school. Kelly and I thought "no it couldn't be, we are in Mexico!" She walked by our table at dinner and say hi to Kelly and then noticed I was there. She had no idea Kelly and I were even dating. We asked what they were up to and turned out they got married, here in Granbury on the same day we did and they were at the same resort that we were at! It was so crazy. So we hung out for a bit, unfortunately we ran into each other at the tail end of our honeymoons. Our husbands are a lot alike, they both work for their parents and are ranchers. How crazy is that! Just last year we found out that we were both pregnant and due around the same time! Just about a week apart. Our kids were born 5 days apart! I wish they lived closer, they are such wonderful people. They live in San Antonio so we don't get to see them very often. She is a stay at home mom now and it would be so nice to be closer. Her son was born a healthy baby boy, he had reflux (like Layla) but that got better, does have an allergy/sensitivity to milk protein (like Layla), but nonetheless seems to be a perfectly normal little baby boy. Oh and is always smiling! And I might add what a beautiful smile! Her name is Lindsay, her husband's name is Clint, and her baby boy's name is Case. We were all fortunate enough to get together the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It was such a nice lunch! It had been way too long since we had all been together, I think it was the first time since our honeymoons for all of us together. Case had been sick a little, strep and scarlet fever but seemed to be getting better. Obviously since we had him and Layla around each other. The week after Thanksgiving we both had checkups for the babies. I texted her Tuesday morning to tell her hope all goes well. She informed me that Case was sick again, she was thinking the flu. Shortly after that I read on Facebook that they took him to the hospital, his oxygen levels were very low. Case has been in the hospital since November 29, 2011. For the first few days the doctors weren't sure what was going on with him. After many many tests they finally found out that Case has no immune system and will need a bone marrow transplant and a terrible infection in his lungs. Here's what she wrote in her blog that she just started for Case's progress:

"Tuesday [December 6] was the very worst day. The pulmonologist came in at 7:30 am and woke me up to tell me the most horrifying news: Case had no immune system. He would need a bone marrow transplant. Clint and I were numb. Then around lunch, the chief attending who is also on the team came in and said his lung infection and had gotten worse, and he could die from it. I wasn't sure if I could go on."

I wrote this blog b/c I know how powerful prayer is. I am asking everyone I know to please please pray for this family! They are such a wonderful family and I cannot imagine what they are going through! If you would like to follow Case's progress here is their blog:

Thank you so much for all your prayers, with God on their side they can make it through this terrible time.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My baby is growing too fast!

Well we went to the GI specialist and Layla is doing good! She was under dosed so now she is properly dosed and is doing awesome! She spits us from time to time but just normal baby spit up! She is growing up so quickly! Soon she will be crawling and sitting up. We bought her a jumperoo and she is in love!! She just bounces and bounces in that thing laughing! As of a few nights ago she is sleeping through the night from 7pm to around 7 am!! Not bad at all! Layla does great at nap time too! Kelly and I are falling in love with her more and more everyday! It's hard not to when she's such a good baby!! I'm really excited, next weekend we are getting our family pictures taken. Layla will be about 6 months. My friend Chelsea does such a great job, I can't wait to see how they turn out!!

I got an embroidery machine a couple months ago and am loving it! Two weeks ago my friend and I opened a little business on Facebook and in a local dance studio selling personalized embroidered shirts and onesies. Its going well! We had a lot of orders the first week and are now working on our Christmas designs. Hoping to get them all done by Monday! I am so excited about our Christmas designs! I hope they are as good of a hit as our Thanksgiving designs!

For Thanksgiving this year we are going to Oklahoma with my family and couldn't be any more excited about it. It's Layla's first Thanksgiving and first road trip!! We will see how she does! She does good in the car and I'm sure she will be great on the ride up there and back! Hopefully soon I'll have more pictures to post!! Layla is growing so fast! I cannot believe she will be 6 months later this week!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

way too long!

Oh my! It has been way too long since my last post! A lot has changed! We are now in our new home and we had our BABY!! I cannot tell how much life has changed. I love my life and would not change it for anything in the world! I truly feel like this is exactly where I am supposed to be in life! I love my child, my husband, and staying home! I cannot imagine someone else watching my child grow while I'm back at work. I know not everyone is able to stay home, I truly realize this but even if we had to cut back on Internet, tv, and luxury items, I would just to be able to stay home with my child! We do have to watch what we spend a little more these days but totally worth it all!!

My baby is 4 1/2 months old and wow she is learning something new everyday! She has been giggling for me for awhile but just in the past week or so she is giggling for other people. Totally adorable! I bought her a new book that makes noises and has farm tails and she LOVES it! I also got her Sofie La Griafe! She is so in love with him too! Tonight I put together her jumperoo and cannot wait to put her in it tomorrow! I really want to wake her up now and see how she likes it...but of course I wont!

I know this blog post is very choppy but I dont know where to begin on what to tell you because I've been gone from this for so long. I promise I will update more often! The update on Layla and her health...

She still has reflux. We went to the doctor today b/c she has been spitting up a lot lately and I am extremely concerned! Well my motherly instincts were right and she has only gained 2 oz. in two weeks. She should be gaining way more! So we added a new medication and am supposed to schedule an appt. with the GI specialist. I'll make the appt next week. I'm glad her doctor is getting her the proper treatment. I've known for awhile now that she does have a sever case. She is still lactose intolerant but I do believe she is good on the soy now. We have been going to see an acupressure guy and it has helped but I haven't seen a huge difference to keep on going back especially if we have to go to the GI specialist I dont want to drag her from office to office.

She just woke up and is yelling for me to come feed her. I will update sometime soon. Hopefully this week since we just got good internet at the house now! I'll also post pictures later as well.