Monday, August 5, 2013

Winter in July?

So Emmitt decided on July 15 that he just had to wear his winter coat, gloves and hat! I was sweating just looking at him, but as you can see he had a great time!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lunch time snoozing

Thus is one of my favorite things Emmitt does! After eating lunch he just lays down and falls asleep! This is a first though. Usually he lays his head on the table. Today it was the chair! Oh my sweet boy!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Emmitt's cute little language

Emmitt says the cutest things! Lately he's been saying- what happen? Its usually when somebody says ouch. He also says "super why to the rescue". He calls all super heroes super why. He used to say super hero and then he watched an episode of Super Why and that's what he's been saying ever since. Oh and he only wants to wear super why (hero) shirts, basketball pants and Batman socks that don't match! Where did he come from? Another language thing he does is saying an s sound for an f. So fish is shish, friends is svends- or something like that! There are tons of other things he's saying, but that's what is coming to mind at the moment!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We have a stander!

This morning when I went to get Bailey she was standing in her crib! Then later in the morning she pulled herself up to the little piano and even moved around the side to hold on to the toy kitchen. She's only 8 1/2 months! I totally can't remember when Emmitt started to stand, but I'm pretty proud of her! I think she's trying to keep up with her big brother!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Adventures to Idaho falls

Tiffani and i decided to pack all three kids into her Yukon and drive to Idaho falls to get our blood drawn this afternoon. We found out about a study being done at rocky mountain diabetes with another group that's checking for auto antibodies that are found in people with type one diabetes. The study is including anyone with a sibling, parent, child, cousin, aunt, uncle or grandparent with type one.  So i guess I'll find out in 4-6 weeks if i have the antibodies. Not a super fun reason to drive to Idaho falls, but its always fun to be with our friends! Emmitt and Jalee were playing with my little ponies. Jalee always brings Emmitt a specific pony each time they play together and he loves it! Bailey fell asleep on the way down and emmitt fell asleep in the car once we got down there and Jalee finally fell asleep for the ride home! Gotta love sleeping kids in the car!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sleep glorious sleep!

Naptime and nighttime for this little gal have been rough the last little while. She only wants to sleep while being held. When we put her into her bed she wakes up and cries and cries. Today I let her cry in her bed for 30 minutes and she didn't calm down at all! So I got her out of bed and within a few minutes she was asleep. My mom suggested I lay her on the couch and then just stay by her so she didn't fall off. Not only did she let me lay her down, but she slept for 2 hours! It was the best nap she's taken in a long time!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Silly friends

On our walk yesterday we stopped by our friends the Mecham's. Emmitt LOVES their kids! He's always asking for Jase and Emma (who are 7 & 9). He also loves Hanna who is 4 & Olivia who is 1. They are all so good with him and he loves playing with them. Yesterday they decided it would be fun to sit in the back of their van. Oh and the drink? It had soda in it at first and was sitting on the front step and Emmitt had just helped himself, so Lindsey filled it with mio water instead and he was happy as a clam!

Friday, June 7, 2013

I decided to do a little recap of last summer and fall since they were epic! On August 4th, 2012 (the day after Dave graduated from PA school) our sweet little Emmitt (just 20 months old) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Since Dave and my sister, Suzi, also have Diabetes, I could see the signs.  He was drinking tons and going through tons of diapers.  The real concern was when he wet through his diaper every night for a week and some nap times too.  I was changing sheets constantly!  He also had become pretty grumpy and just wasn't acting like his normal, happy self.  So on August 3rd we decided that the next morning we would check his blood sugar, before he ate, with Dave's meter.  It ended up being 473 and we both started crying.  When we calmed down we called the pediatrician's office and were told to take him to the emergency room.  We spent most of the day there and then were moved to a room in the ICU.  They wanted him to be somewhere that would have people closer to watch him.  It was a pretty horrendous weekend...yep we were there from Saturday morning to Monday about noon. By Sunday Emmitt was going stir crazy and we were able to unplug him from all the monitors for short periods of time and let him run around the halls.  We found out later that if we would have just contacted the Diabetes doctors in Idaho Falls they probably wouldn't have admitted him to the hospital and we could have saved him and ourselves from such a horrible experience, but oh well.  He started out with insulin pens, humalog and Lantus, but is now on an insulin pump called the Omni Pod.  We started trying them in November or December and then got him on his own at the beginning of 2013!
Bailey Jo was born on her due date...September 24 at 10:59pm.  She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 1/4 in long.  I was dialated to a 5 that morning at my doctor appointment and Dr. Meredith was on call that night, so when he asked if I wanted him to break my water I said Yes!  I got an epidural at 5 and he came in to break my water around 6pm.  I started pushing at 9:30 and Miss Bailey didn't want to come.  She was transverse, which means her head was turned the wrong way, and each time Dr. Meredith would turn it the right way, she'd just turn it wrong again.  He ended up using the suction. Then while coming out she aspirated on meconium and spent her whole first week in the NICU.  Needless to say the staff at Madison Memorial Hospital knows us well.
Bailey in the NICU

Dave's graduation!

Emmitt right after his hospital stay.

Emmitt's IV battle wound.
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Emmitt loves to talk on the phone!  Here he is making a call on his pretend phone!  Not totally sure what he's saying, but we think he's saying something about not sleeping, but playing and possibly go away.  What are your interpretations?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My little bug


Just had to post this picture too cause she's just too darn cute! I took some of emmitt by himself too, but he's started saying cheese and turning his face away from me! I do not know what that's about! silly little boy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My little bugs

Story time theme at the library was bugs today and I think Bailey and Emmitt made pretty cute bugs! Emmitt loved listening to the stories and songs and coloring with markers. Bailey loved crawling on the floor, playing with the bead toys and playing with her friend Olivia. They were cute today trying to stand up while holding hands! Emmitt has been really into books and the other night we read with him for 45 minutes. Who knew a two and a half year old could focus that long! Bailey just wants to eat the books! I love my little bugs!

Monday, June 3, 2013

My Bailey boo

I can't believe that my sweet baby girl is already 8 months old! She is so fun and recently began to love playing on the floor with toys. She especially loves the play food from the kitchen and really anything she can chew on. Which in her mind means anything! Another thing she loves is her big brother, Emmitt! Sometimes he is the only person that can cheer her up when she's feeling crabby. He loves to tickle her and she just laughs and laughs. He sings the little song to her that I used to sing to him. It goes- I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya, kiss ya, kiss ya, kiss ya- and then you kiss the person to the beat. Its so adorable when he sings it to Bailey cause she gets so excited and just laughs or smiles at him! She also loves to get his hair and hold his hand. My kids are seriously cute!

Time out

So lately we've been trying a new time out where we put the offending object in time out. Today the offending object was the plastic baseball bat. (Why we even have this in the house I'm not sure.) Emmitt and the baseball bat had been hitting the fridge and Daddy had already put the bat in time out once. When Emmitt got the bat back he used it to tap the fridge, then he said sorry and took the bat back to time out where he told the bat "hit fridge, no no no". He was even shaking his finger at it! I guess he's understanding!  :-)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Motivation to blog

Today we went to Chubbuck, Idaho for our niece Elizabeth's blessing. We loved being there and an added bonus is that Alison and Wayne, Elizabeth's awesome parents, bought a house in our old ward, so we were able to see lots, not all, of our old friends! It was so great! I couldn't believe that it had been almost 2 years since we'd left. After a wonderful meal of sandwiches, salads, cookies and conversation at Alison and Wayne's we stopped by our friends the Ellis's. It was wonderful to see Josh and Cami and their 6 awesome kids Taylor, Kymball, McKay, Hunter, Leigh and Benson. While there Cami showed us her blog books and I was inspired! Yay for the blogger app that is going to help me record the funny and precious moments!