Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2 Months

Klayton you are two months old!

*You wear size 1 diapers
*You weigh 9 lbs, measuring at 22 inches in length!
*You love to move your hands and feet
*You are beginning to outgrow your newborn clothes and fit into 0-3 month clothing
*You love to smile

This Month You:
*Met your Great Grandma and Grandpa Barnhardt
*Traveled to Michigan
*Had your first hospital stay
*Celebrated your 1st Thanksgiving

Dear Piglet,
I love you, I really do. This month, during your hospital stay I constantly questioned whether or not you would realize that because of being the person to bring you to the hospital. Each time they poked you with those needles, I cried right along with you and my heart broke. I just wanted you to be okay and for them to know what was wrong and fix it, when we left the hospital with no answers I felt horrible-like I let them do those things to you in vain, made you suffer for no reason. Everyone told me, that you won’t remember any of this; but that I will and I hope their right, I don’t want you to remember those days.
I think I was especially thankful this past Thanksgiving…I love you so much and I am so thankful that God found me and your dad fit enough to be your parents! I choose to be thankful for you….I am so glad to have you in my life!

Your Mama

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just Because

I just love my Piglet! This picture was taken a few weeks ago and I just think he is SO adorable and had to share! Yes, I know you wanted to look at his cuteness as well!

10 on Tuesday

1. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you...your only a day away! Klayton is to be released from the hospital prison tomorrow! YAY! So, excited; but frustrated to be leaving with no answers to what caused his fever.
2. This morning I saw the surgeon concerning my gall bladder. It looks like I will be having surgery on the 22nd at 11:15, scary times. The surgery doesn't seem like it will be that bad, its just that I've never been put under for surgery before.
3. I can't believe that Christmas is next week?! Seriously? Where did the time go?
4. It's hard to believe; but my baby will be 2 months in just a couple of days...he is growing up so fast! This past weekend two of my friends had babies and while holding their babies, it just made me realize how quick time has gone since I've had my little boy. Having a baby in your arms to hold definitely goes by faster than pregnancy.
5. Still trying to decided whether or not I want to see the specialist concerning my smaller kidney. The appointment is scheduled for next week, so I still have time to decided. The facts are, I have lived 28 years with it, I feel fine and you can survive with only half of 1 kidney. Mmm...
6. Friday, I get to have my hair done! I am so ready to stop looking like a grandma! loll! Maybe I will get my hair colored purple?!
7. I am hoping to find some time this week to start working on my baby book! So excited to start his book!
8. I haven't done this kind of post in a while and now I am remembering why...its hard to come up with 10 random things!
9. With Christmas being next week, it might be a good idea to finish our Christmas letter and get it out in the mail, don't you think?
10. Finally! Have a happy Tuesday, I know this Tuesday is a happy one for me as its the last full day of our hospital stay for my babycakes!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hospitalized Baby

Yesterday, my poor baby woke up with a fever of 101.4 and because he is so young and little he was admitted to the hospital. Its been a rough two days for this mama and daddy; but even more for my babycakes. He's been poked and prodded all in an effort to figure out what is causing his fever.

Since we have been here his fever has disappeared and most of the lab work has come back normal. Now were waiting for some more cultures to come back with their results.

Deep down I wish I never would have taken him to the doctor yesterday morning because of all the trauma it has imposed on him since then. Its just the mommy instinct sitting in that I don't want anyone hurting my baby boy. I know were doing what is best for him, its just hard to watch him hurt from all the needles and such. But, as I write this I think of the little girl in the room next to ours, with her blond hair, blue eyes, about 10 that just learned she has cancer. And I realize to myself, Klayton could be much worse and we still have a lot to be thankful for!

Take notice of the beautiful artwork! It just so happens that my good friend Danielle Roethler is the artist behind the painting! She was recruited to do some pieces for the children's hospital and did a wonderful job! Who knew that she was painting those pieces for MY baby to one day enjoy during his hospital stay! Thanks Danielle!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Praying for Answers

Monday morning I will be going in for an ultrasound on my gall bladder. A couple weeks ago, while at my grandparents in Wisconsin. I started getting a severe back ache. My Grandpa and Joseph went and bought me a heating pad, with that, Tylenol and the use of my grandparents whirlpool-I found relief. I spent the following day sitting with a heating pad, then from out of nowhere it seemed the back pain came on with a vengeance. I couldn't sleep, I sat in the shower every hour for 20 minutes at a time with water as hot as I could stand. The pain was so intense that I was vomiting and I found no relief. Morning came and Joseph took me to acute care. I told them that I thought I had a UTI. They found bacteria; but didn't seem convinced that it was a UTI. However, they treated it like it was one and three days later I was better.
Yesterday, (Friday) I woke up with back pain that I could tell was already on the path to becoming unbearable once again. I took a hot shower, sat on the heating pad for a hour, took Tylenol and meds that had been prescribed while in Wisconsin. That afternoon, my doctor was able to work me in for an office visit. Her conclusion: it's my gall bladder and I might need to have it removed. So, until then no greasy foods or fatty foods-I've been wanting to lose weight and it looks like this diet change will help me get on track! So maybe, there is a bright side?! Lol!
On a side note: my doctor went ahead and did my post partum check and besides the gall bladder everything looks great!