Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30: Newborn Heart Defect Screening Awareness Day

Was planning on doing more today because its Newborn Heart Defect Screening Awareness Day, but we all have a stoma ch bug so I'll keep this short.  If  my little ones defect had not been detected at the time I knew nothing about a  pulse ox test nor the signs to watch for a heart defect. I was so uneducated about it all. Now I am and want to spread the information to whomever I can. The following videos contain such information.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Festival of Trees

Today I went and helped decorate the tree for the festival of trees with IHH. It was fun and boy did they put in a lot of work in making all of the ornaments. wish I had had the time to help make them, at least I was able to go and help decorate and not have jury duty!  I spent the first few hours putting together a cute kitchen set. Overal it was fun and nive day off of work!

WE are planning on going to the festival on Saturday so more pictures pending! Oh and those going the the festival our tree is at b18.

Tis the season

So I got up Sunday with Aiden long before anyone else got up in the house like normal. We didn;t ahve much food in the hosue so I got Aiden ready and headed to the store. I decided to put him in the seat in the cart instead of his car seat because he is 8 months old and can sit up by himself. he;s just little.

This is basically how he looked the entire time! He didn't try to bit it at least and near the end he just held onto my hands, but yes I think he prefers the car seat and he is still small enough to keep him in the portable one. Think I'll wait until he is a bit bigger before trying this again.

After we got back and Connor got up about an hour later. We pulled up the rest of the ornaments and Connor helped put them up.  I tried to take a few pictures of both boys in front of the tree, but as of late Connor just wouldn't have it! I'll try to get a picture of him later.  I got a great one of Aiden swith his tongue out! I've wnated tog et one of those he likes o stick his tongue out at you and seriuosly this kid's got a tongue!

So how did I get him to do that smile?  Just had to sing when I was taking the picture and also got lucky when it got taken.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

This and that

 Love this picture of Aiden, Overall he's doing well he just doesn't show any desire to crawl at all. he just wants to stand with a little help from me. He grabs my hands and uses me to balance and stands up over and over and over again. I read into it some babies due skip crawling and just go straight to walking. found out his daddy did that! So will see were he goes with this.

Our bird Toodles finally abandoned her eggs and I got to clean out her cage which was a wee bit messy since I couldn't get to it sooner. At the bottom of this post is a picture of one of her eggs next to one of Connor's toy cars. Her eggs are tiny!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas cheer?

When I was little I LOVED decorating but right now? I just can't get into it at all! Can't get into much of anything actually. I just do not feel like myself at all! Maybe its the 8 day period? Or the fact my hormones are off and I cried for a few hours this morning? I dunno but its been a long time since I could say I felt normal. If this is my new normal this sucks. It stakes a lot of effort to get myself to do anything right now. I think of doing it but I just can't seems able to. It just sucks.

One good thing I have no jury duty Monday so will be helping with the Festival of Trees even that I feel I need to psych myself up.

BIrth control

Short rant I guess I'm on the mirena for birth control and I swear why do I always get the rarer side effects? Only 5% have weight gain... yeah I feel huge after getting this darn thing. Same with skin irritation... can't stop itching and of course they say for most women they have lighter shorter periods but in a very small percent it can be longer and heavier... well of course that would be me! Ive been in debate about calling my doctor and seeing if I can get on something else because this isn't working, but then I remember I've never done well on any of it. it all makes me feel like shit. They all cause me to gain weight and in some cases increase depression *sigh*.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I wanted to make a special post for Thanksgiving. If anything this year has shown me that there are many things for me to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving and here is what I ma thankful for!

  • The Ultrasound technician who felt something did not look right with my unborn babies heart.
  • For my Doctor who felt we needed to investigate into it more and sent me up to Primary Children's Medical center.
  • For the Echo that discovered the problem with his heart that would give him his fighting chance.
  • For the surgeon who saved my babies life.
  • For the family who said yes to tissue donation and helped saved my babies life.
  • For the nurse who sat next to me and talked the day after his surgery, when I was saliently in despair knowing my Aiden was in pain but could do nothing to help. She got me laughing and smiling during that time.
  • My older son who's smile and wacky sense of humor helped me through those days Aiden was in the hospital.
  • My husband who kept me grounded through all of this.
  • My mom with0out her I believe this journey would have been much to hard for me to have handled. I'm thankful she is there for us everyday. The fact she watches my boys each day while I ma work gives me a piece of mind. I know there sin a place that they are both safe and loved. 
  • My dad who seems to know the right moment to give me a hug.
  • My brother whose wit gets me laughing . Who gets me to go and play video games because he knows its on outlet that has helped me in the past.
  • Aiden's smiles and laughs! OH how do I love my boys so!
  • Intermountain healing hearts. Having other women who has gone through what I am going through has been a life saver! They have put my mind at ease many times
  • I am also thankful for all of my friends on facebook and on here. Everyone's encouragement has helped me so
Thank you all.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

We won something really?

So on Thursday my hubby got an e-mail starting that he won an XBOX. Are first thoughts? Yeah right, even though it was from a haunted house that he had helped out with last month. He had entered the contest just or the heck of it. Someone has to win though normally its not us. it was to late to call tat night so we waited until the next morning and low and behold yup he won an Xbox 4 games and a TV!

Above is the prize packet he won. he picks it up tomorrow. So yay! It also going to help with Christmas presents I ad no idea what to get hubby now there are games he wants so there's that. But yup we actually won something! :D

Tough on a side note I got a letter that I may have Jury Duty sometime between 11/26-11/30. I am really, really hoping its not the 26th! I have that day off to go and help decorate a tree for the festival of trees with Intermountain Healing Hearts so cross fingers I don't get called in that day. Or well I'll be pissed off! I have not taken one day off this year for me! That day was for me and now I may not get to do it :/.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

8 Months

 He did not want to sit normal in the chair today didn't want to lay back but sit up!

Stats: At his last appointment (November 6th he was 13 pounds 11 ounces and 25.3  inches long).

Diapers: Size 2

Clothes: 3-6 month clothes.

Eating: he 's drinking up to 5 ounces at a time now and  recently had mash potatoes on Sunday and was told by his Doctor to try all kinds of very soft foods on thanksgiving.

 Sleeping:  amazing sleeper at night.

Milestones: He loves to sit has been saying mama, chatters a lot and blowing raspberries..

Medical: Eh all I can report is he's been approved for synergies by the insurance. his first shot is next month.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Heart World

This world we got thrown into can be so hard and its not fair! Aiden thankfully is doing oh so well. I won't know anything until next year about what we may need to do in the future and I'm trying not to dwell on it just enjoy him as he is now. The cutie started blowing raspberries today and well its cute, but oh so very messy!

My mind is on one particular little heart hero tonight her name is Kylie and she isn't doing well. Was born with a half a heart her only chance is a heart transplant. She and Connor are 3 days a part in age. When i see pictures of her I can't help but think of Connor, she looks like a girl version of Connor, even has the spunk that Connor has.  Its coming down to the point that she may not have much time left. her family is trying to spend all the time with her as they can in the hospital. my heart breaks for them all I can do is hold my boys tight and now how lucky I am to have those two! Aiden's defects are nothing compared to others.

I can do little to help her Kylie or her family I can only ask for those who have not said yes for organ donation to think about it. It could save so many lives. Its not an easy think to talk about, but please think about it. Think of Kylie who has been listed for over 200 days and in the hopsital for 100 of that. give life to another in I know would be the hardest situation you have ever been in. For more information about this cutie go check out her care page on facebook.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


So we got two parakeets earlier this year one died but the other is dong well my hubby has been wondering for sometime on if the bird was a boy or a girl. Well we found this week what she is. And yes its definitely a she! I had no idea that a bird by itself would lay eggs, but she did at first just three but now its up to six.  Now these eggs are duds of course I mean we only have one bird so no baby birds. Thankfully. we got enough on our hands we don't need little baby birds!

I must say Connor has been so good with this birds, the bird is his named her Tootles (Mickey Mouse Club House). He changes her water all teh tiem and tells us when her food needs to be changed. NOw I had to look up what to do about her eggs. Right now we leave them be we ahve to wait until she abondons them before we can take the eggs out, If we take them to soon she'll just lay more eggs. Which I read can be bad for her so wait it out is what we will do.

Funny thing is my mom has a yellow parakeet and now keeps looking for eggs. The story behind how they got there bird and name for it is to good. My son was in there back yard with grandpa and a yellow bird flew by and hit there fence. My dad went over saw what it was picked her up and went and got my mom. An avid bird lover. Well she went and got her old bird cage put the bird in it. They did look to see if anyone had a missing bird missing and there was nothing. So they kept the bird and named it Thump.. becasue the bird thumped into there fence and got a home. Like I said cute story :).

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Growth chart

First just wanted to say hello snow! Wow did it snow a lot last night!When I got out of work my car was covered and I couldn't find my good scraper. Once again I go and hide it from my oldest boy and all I end up doing is hiding fit from myself. Oops!

I wanted to share Aiden's growth chart today give an idea on how he is doing.

 He is below the chart but has made his own curve which I've been told us all that natters. Also the sudden dip in weight? Thats when the feeding tube was removed and we started working on getting him to eat by himself and getting his tummy bigger!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Small update

Sorry guys haven't been up to posting much, I've been dealing with insomnia and just to tired to write much.  I took Aiden to the doctors yesterday he gained almost a pained and grew almost an inch, so he's gaining! Just not on the chart. He is also eating more and his pediatrician said for Thanksgiving we can start giving him fruits and veggies from the table as long as we really mash it up.  Need to get him use to more solids.

The picture above I got to the Doctors a little early  and so I let him hold on the steering wheel. he was standing on me but was holding himself up without me needing to support him! Such a big guy!