Friday, April 1, 2011

Catch Up

Sorry I have been MIA these past few weeks!! My sister in law, Molly, delivered a beautiful little baby girl, Esther Hadassah VanHeel-Essie for short, last Sunday and all of last weekend was spent with Molly while she was in labor-it was a long weekend! BUT it will all be rewarded, hopefully this weekend, with a post about the delivery and I'll be able to share some photos of Miss Essie with you all.

In the meantime, you'll have to stick with a photoless post :(
We are up north, 2.5hrs from home, again this weekend so that I can do a newborn photo shoot for Molly and Adam. I am excited, as this is my first newborn photo shoot, but if the photos turn out at all like her delivery ones (that I took and LOVE!!) then they will be great!! I wanted to share the news of new baby Essie with you all, but unfortunately that is not why I am posting this now...

Madelynn fell asleep on the way up north, like normal, at 1:15pm today and right now it is 4:05pm as I write this and she is still out in the back seat, snoring away!! I wish I had my camera with me, but it is in the house, upstairs and I'm afraid if I get out of this car one more time it will awaken the beast!!! hehe There are few things a love more in this world that the sight (and sound) of a sleeping baby and right now this is totally priceless!!

Oh I wish I had my camera still right here! Her head is tilted back, mouth open, blankie tightly tucked around her-truly a priceless picture. I look at Madelynn and can't believe that my baby girl is 17months old today. It has been nearly 1.5 years since I held a baby within and I miss it so much! Especially when Madelynn is still and quiet. For those of you who don't know, Madelyn is an active little thing. She started rolling over at 2.5months and was crawling on her hands and knees at 4 months, first steps at 8months and running at 10months. I didn't have a baby for long, so in these quiet moments I reflect on Miss Moo. I have truly been blessed with this little girl, with Joshua too. Speaking of which....

Joshua had a hearing test today after failing the one they did in clinic at his 3 year check up. We have noticed over the last few months that he has been asking a lot "what did you say??" "say that again." and at times just bursting into tears because he just can't hear us. Sometimes it is a game, as he proclaims "what did you say?!?!?!!" through his laughter but other times it is just too much stress on him and the frustration of not hearing us clearly just breaks him down. With all of that said he passed his hearing test today!! There are tones that he has a delayed response to, took longer for him to acknowledge that he heard a lower toned sounds, but was still able to identify that he heard something. BUT they did find that his ear drums are not vibrating as they should. When the ear drum does not vibrate enough it means that there is fluid surrounding it therefore it can create a muffled sound. This seems to be the issue with Joshua right now. the audiologist has recommended that we talk to his ped about getting tubes put in his ears to help drain all the fluid from around his ear drum. We will be talking to the dr soon to see his thoughts. When Joshua was a baby he had a ton of ear infections, not typical of the breastfeed baby (Joshua nursed for 18months) and they told us if he had one more ear infection within 6months he would need tubes. Well Joshua did get another ear infection, however it was 7months after his last one and the dr said that it seemed as if he was starting to outgrow them so no tubes were put in. Thus brings us to now. I am hoping to meet with his dr soon and see what we should do next. I'll keep you all posted.

Well, I should probably wrap this up, my MIL just came out to the car and informed me that dinner will be ready in 10mins! Madelynn is still snoozing away in the back seat, mouth opened, head tilted back and snoring away. Oh I wish I had my camera....

1 comment:

  1. Very newsy. Love it! But, yes, I miss the photos. That being said, you should have told your MIL to go get your camera! Then you wouldn't have had to sneak out. Oh, if I had only been there....both of us are NEVER without our cameras at once. LOL. Wishing you luck with the photo shoot and a blessed weekend!