Friday, December 31, 2010
i went to the first post of every month and wrote the first sentence or line of that post (not the title, unless there is no text.
i love looking back and reading what the beginning of each month held.
January: i'm a little late posting but better late than never, right?!?!
February: for this movie
March: hope things warm up soon
April: trying to decide on a camera strap and not sure which one
May: my little levi's man
June: i am so behind on updating the blog
July: my one month old girl
August: my girl is two months old
September: 3 month old girl
October: 4 month old girl
November: 5 month old girl
December: 6 month old girl
when you daughter is born on the first of the month and you get pictures and post them every month....that becomes the first post of the month. i love it though
next year will probably be different. :)
Friday, December 17, 2010
little guy has been somewhat traumatized over the past couple of months. he got stitches in august and then had them removed and just last week he got his flu shot along with a finger prick for a diabetes test, which came back borderline so they had to draw blood. to sum that up he isn't diabetic, good news.
so when it was time to get the hearing aids in he was not to thrilled with it. even when we held them up to baby girl he was still apprehensive. he kept saying no owie, no owie. reassurance wasn't enough that he wasn't getting an owie. once we got them in all was fine and he let us put them in and take them out a couple of times.
we got some of it on video and i will try and post it later. the audiologist told us that since he has some hearing function that the wow factor when we put them in wouldn't be as great as if it was a child with little to no hearing function. he was very quiet though. he just sat there and listened. the audiologist had some noise makers and was using them to test to see if there were any noises that were to loud that hurt his ears. all noises were fine. in fact the most annoying ones were his favorite (go figure).
he is doing pretty well with them in though. there are times when he reaches for them and wants to pull them out and says all done but we just let him know that it is okay and he forgets about them again.
while it is something that i would have never wished for my child i am super glad that for now there is something that we can do to help him to hear better. they are very cute on him. Christmas came early for us. we are thrilled.
i'll keep posting as new things happen in our every growing adventures with this little person that God has entrusted us with. but for now that is all i have. hopefully pictures to come soon.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
we will be getting little guy's tigger ears (a.k.a.) hearing aids.
we are thrilled and can't wait to see the look on his face when we frist put them in and he realizes that he can hear all that we are saying. it may not all go the way that i see in in my head but reguardless it's going to be quite the experiance. will be posting later tomorrow to give the update on how it went.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
it may be a little scatter brained because the information that i am about to share is still pretty new to me and I'm not sure how to put it all in words. if i were a writer it may flow and sound better. so here goes.
little guy has be going to speech therapy for over a year now. as some of you know we have struggled with some developmental delays with him due to his pre-maturity. all fixable though right. well a year later, he is speaking better than the year before but not nearly as well as a three year old should. when we first started speech therapy i mentioned to the therapists about having his ears checked for hearing loss. then a week or two would pass and i would forget to follow up and here we are a year later and I'm asking the same question and the therapist gets me connected with an audiologist to test his hearing.
now if you know little guy you know that having him sit still for anything is a challenge. at the beginning of October was his first test. he did so well. and by well i mean that he was cooperated very well and seemed to have a good time. the audiologist that he saw was great. once all the testing was over she let me know that it was somewhat inconclusive because it seemed like he had negative pressure in his ears. (fluid, possibly) we went to see the doc that day and he said that his ears were clear. we were then set up with the audiologist to have his ears checked again the next month. again little guy was wonderful. the did such a good job, i was just amazed at how well he was doing paying attention. when the testing was over she went over the results and they weren't what we wanted to hear. little guy has permanent nerve damage in both ears. it slopes from moderate to severe. meaning that he can't hear high pitch noises like constants. so if you ever have the privilege to having a conversation with him he talks in a lot of vowels and sounds. it is pretty amazing that we have been able to understand him so far. i feel blessed with the little amount we do have with communication. basically he would need hearing aids for the rest of his life.
we had lots of questions about all of this and wanted answers. my husband put it really well that everything with little guy has been fixes in his life, nothing permanent, so we were struggling with the permanency of all of this.
well how...it could be a number of things, all of which he had. early birth and low birth weight (you may remember he was 2lbs 14oz), ventilator, photo therapy lights, antibiotics, blood transfusion.
after finding out this, i called my hubby to let him know. he immediately wanted to meet with the audiologist (which she said he could do). i just don't think that she was prepared for him to ask her to do all the same tests that she did on little guy. she was great and did them on him to show him what was going on. then she explained all of little guys results. the next day we had a apt with his doc to find out what he recommended. he sent us to an ENT who basically let us know that same thing that the audiologist did. that he need to get hearing aids and that he needed to get them ASAP. he recommended the same place that the audiologist did for getting them.
that brings us to yesterday when we had an apt with another audiologist who re-tested little guy, just to make sure and came up with the same results (again he did so well and cooperated and my husband was able to be there for this apt and he got to see just how well he does) and fitted him with the hearing aids. of course they are kid friendly so she wanted us to pick something cool and fun. little guys still wasn't sure what was going so my husband decided that since he likes tigger the molds that go in his ear would be black and orange and the the aid that goes around his ear is going to be black and silver. he's going to have tigger ears. :) (he love tigger and I'd say that was pretty kid friendly) hopefully the next time he needs them he can have a opinion in choosing them and deciding what the wants and likes.
so that was a lot of information to put out there. being a detailed person i hope i covered all of them. i can tend to go over board with details so i also hope i covered everything.
i was explaining all of this to someone and say that even though this was permanent that with medical breakthroughs maybe one day there will be another fix for this, a cure. and my husband reminded me to leave room for God. as humans we sometime forget to leave room for God to work. He can and He will. it may be to heal little guy or the hearing aids may be His form of healing, our answers to his speech delay. i know that He has great, wonderful and amazing things in store for little guy. this new adventure is going to stretch us for sure.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
i like that your family initial can be in the center of the card...i love the color red in it.....and i love how it looks with the black and white pictures....also that you can put multiple pictures here....i always have a hard time choosing just one picture
i like this card becaue you can write a little more on it so that friends and family know what has been going on with you in year 2010. it's a clever way to do a Christmas card.
i like the colors in this card and the idea of adding your top 10 (whatever) of 2010. Cool!
there are alot more fun cards to choose from. these are just some of my favorites. they are having a great promotion, bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from shutterfly. follow the link below
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
she was a tiny thing and had some trouble because the cord was wrapped around her neck twice the dr's and nurses handled her with great care and soon we heard her crying and got to see her beautiful face. we are blessed to have her in our family and are have a fun time getting to know this little one
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
i can't believe that i have posted that much on this blog
this post isn't actually my 600th post
but the cool thing is that this one is.
the post about my baby girls room
i have some more pics to post too
not now but i will try to get them up soon
Sunday, May 09, 2010
my little levi's man
i love to check out the pioneer woman's site and she frequently has pics that looks something like this only it's her hubby or other cowboys that work on there. this is my son after a day on my father in laws land. riding 4 wheelers, playing in the dirt, attempting to use a hammer(which he is pretty good at) feeding the goats and donkey's, that sort of stuff. just being a boy. i love these pics. they came out just right.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Amanda over at Serenity Now is hosting a blog party called Dishing it
this is my first party and i am excited to see how it goes and check out some other cool blogs.
here are a couple of questions that she wanted answered for the blog party:
How long have you been blogging?
i started blogging back in 2005.
Why did you start blogging?
a friend of mine had a blog that i would frequently read and thought that it would be something fun to do and a good way to keep up with friends.
Tell me about you blogs title. Why did you choose it?
my blog title is My Spot. i love polka dots and so i think that it would be fun to have it titled my spot (like a dot) and also because then i could change out the back grounds with different polka dots. and it's my very own spot on the web that i can have and do with what i want. :)
What do you blog about?
nothing really specific. anything and everything. but looking at my lable cloud it looks like i blog a lot about my son.
What's your favorite thing about blogging?
connecting with friends and family and giving them some insite into the things that may or may not be going on with us.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
here is a shot of the blooms flying across the wall