Thursday, January 29, 2009

We are home from the hospital!

If you read my previous post, you will understand these pictures. We were in the hospital all day yesterday and over night last night. We left to come home around 8:30 this morning. I have never been so glad to be home. I admire people who stay with their children in the hospital for extended periods of time. The room starts to seem smaller and smaller. Parker is fine and was just kept overnight as a precaution. We are doing good, but I am very sleepy. Chad had to work today so he left the hospital around 11 last night to get some sleep since he is driving to Huntsville and Decatur today. Parker had slept so much during the day, he wanted to stay up last night. The machines kept beeping which made sleeping difficult. We did manage a few hours of rest though. Thanks for all of the well wishes. I have already moved Parkers medicine to a different spot and I threw away the cough syrup!

Parker and his daddy in the hospital bed. 
Even though I was in the hospital, I sure was happy!
Big smiles!

Hopefully we'll see everyone at church Sunday!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A day I never want to repeat!

Parker is eight weeks old today and it has not been a good day. Parker woke up at 6:15 this morning, and like every other day, I gathered his medicine and went to feed him in the rocking chair in the den. Halfway through his feeding, I always stop and give him his Zantac. After I gave him a full dose, he spit some out. I immediately noticed that the spit up was red. The Zantac is not red so I looked at the bottle and I realized that I had done something terrible. I gave my sweet baby Chad's cough medicine. I screamed for Chad and we rushed, threw him in the car, packed a bag and drove to the hospital. We called poison control on the way and told them what happend. They called ahead to the hospital so they would be ready for us. Parker acted fine but we were scared to death. They decided to admit him for observation overnight. A side effect of a small child getting that dose of medicine is seizures. He's fine now but he slept all day. I feel terrible about what happened. I am just thankful that everything is fine.  We will be discharged in the morning. NOTE TO SELF: ALWAYS CHECK MEDICINE BOTTLE. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Parker is 7 weeks old!

Parker turned seven weeks old on Wednesday. You always hear people say that the time goes by fast when you become parents, but it really does fly by. Thankfully, I have already forgotten about how terrible the labor was (amazing at what time will do!) and now I can focus on my sweet little baby boy. His neck is getting stronger and he can hold us head up pretty well now. He'll hold it up for awhile and then it will just flop down...He is still sleeping in his car seat at night because we have to keep his head above his tummy to help with the reflux. He is still having some problems, although the new dosage of meds seem to have helped some this week. We went to the doc one week ago because he was screaming so much during feeding time and we increased his Zantac dosage. At 61/2 weeks he weighed 11.4 pounds. I now he's gained more since last week. He's probably around 12 pounds now. Speaking of his reflux, I just had to throw down the computer and go to him because he was choking. It's a daily occurrence but it still terrifies me. 

I took him on his official first trip out yesterday. The temperature was warmer so I had to get out of the house. We went to CVS, Target, and then we walked at the park. It was nice to be out! We are hoping to make it back to church Sunday! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tube of Poop!

I asked Chad to empty the Diaper Genie earlier today and this is what came out. How in the world does something so precious, so beautiful, so tiny, have soooo much poop! I held the tube of poop too and it's very heavy! And this is not a month's worth of poop! Chad just emptied that thing one day last week and we don't put all of the diapers in there. I guess we'll just pollute the earth one dirty diaper at a time! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I feel like a new woman!

Me sitting with my daddy
Getting ready to go to Jasper to meet Harper
I LOVE bath time!

This is one of my favorite pictures. His eyes are really blue, although you can't tell as much in this picture. 

Well, I don't want to speak to soon but, Parker has slept for six hours straight for two nights in a row!! I feel like a new woman! I would imagine that he is just teasing me and we will soon be back to waking up every two hours but the past two nights have been great! 

The first night he slept that long, I woke up and I was scared and I jumped to the pack and play. I was afraid something was wrong, but there he was, just sleeping away! 

I also thought that I would add a few recent pictures. 

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Parker and Harper finally meet!

The cutest little girl in the world!
Uncle Luke
Katy serving some yummy treats!

Aunt Katy holding Parker
Sweet Harper: She is such a big girl!
Best friends already!
The future couple!

Chad and I drove to Jasper on Saturday and we spent the day with Katy, Luke,and Harper. We are begging them to move to Florence, but I am not sure it will ever happen. Harper is a doll and she is getting so big. She is now 7 1/2 months old. She's not crawling, but she rolls all over and it's so funny! 

We've already decided that Harper and Parker are going to date and hopefully get married when they get older! :)