Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Curious Case of Button's Noggin

Yesterday was Hazel's 4 month well-baby check up. I have come to look forward to these appointments because 1.) I like our doctor and 2.) it's always fun being told by a medical professional that your baby is perfect. The appointment was mostly good... baby girl is doing everything a four month old should: laughing, cooing, tracking, reaching, rolling, ect. She even has two teeth and got the go ahead to start trying mushy foods!
I pointed out to Dr. Munn that the back of her head kinda has a bump on it. She was surprised that it went unnoticed at the 2 month check up and after man-handling it a bit went to get a second opinion. Another doc came in and suggested that we go right to St. Luke's to get her some x-rays and spouted off a lot of information about growth plates and their concern that Z's may have fused too early.

I kept it together until I called Jake to have him meet me at the hospital and then I totally lost it. I stuttered and cried but eventually got it out that the bump (which we had talked about before) was cause for concern.
We showed up at the hospital with an order for x-rays to check for craniosynostosis and head assymmetry... I made the mistake of googling both these things before we were called with the results... dumb.dumb.dumby.
She hated getting x-rayed and I don't blame her! Bright lights, head Bumbo-like contraption and being totally restrained... not fun things for a wiggly little baby (or Mama)!

After a night filled with both anxiety and immense gratitude for having two beautiful and healthy daughters I got a fantastic call. She's totally fine! The sutures(assumingly in the growth plates) are open and normal. Her head is a little misshapen but within a normal range... whatever that means : ) It's something she will potentially grow out of/into to and we'll keep an eye on it.

I took this picture for reference.

Sweet little Button....
worry is the worst; you are the best.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy's Girls....

 ♥ I have always had the funniest, silliest, goofiest and most loving and amazing Dad in the world and I thank him for showing me how to find the very same for for my daughters. HAPPY DADDY'S DAY to the best out there!!
We are very lucky girls ♥


Friday, June 17, 2011

Teething Bites

There are a million and a half things I should be doing to get ready for our vacation to Montana ... instead I am being held captive by my teething baby girl who is only happy in my arms. Not gonna lie; I'm kind of embracing it :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sweet Dreamers


Big sister holding little sister's hand...
Little sister enjoying bedtime breastfeeding...
Two sets of little eyes getting heavier by the second...
One camera-happy Mama thrilled that cell phone is within reach : )
Sweet Dreams, SweetHearts.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Even though you're the big sister...


You are still my baby.
I kinda look like a  Muppet in this picture but it was too sweet of a moment to forget.

All about Button

You are growing so fast! Just shy of four months old you are a bundle of joy! A cooing, giggling, slobbery little bundle of joy :) You have had incredible control of your head forever it seems and you just started rolling from your back to your tummy.

You love your big sister and are truly captivated by her. She likes to give you hugs and kisses and if you ever cry she rushes to your aid. She'll say things like "hey, hey, hey" in a soft, nurturing voice, give you your binky (aka: ginky) and you settle right down for her.
I adore you. Everything about you! I kiss your sweet cheeks constantly, hold you while you sleep and sneak sniffs of your baby breath anytime you yawn. I even like the smell of your little baby poop... there, I've said it.

*sigh*

Everyday when Daddy gets home you greet him with a great big smile : D

Why do sleep with your face stuck right into the mattress?!
That's just cute.
I love you so much little Button!
You are a true joy.
You bring happiness to anyone you are around. One of my many favorite things about you is that your happiness affects your whole body... your smile starts in your eyes before it reaches your lips and squishes your cheeks up and then squirms through your body all the down to you perfect tiny toes.
You are a ray of sunshine.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sinks aren't just for cleaning dishes...

 They work for cute little girls too!

HoNk hOnK

Last weekend we brought some hot dog buns down to Ann Morrison Park to feed the ducks, ducks... one of my favorite activities from my childhood. Twenty-something years ago my Dad would bring us down to the same pond and we would feed stale pieces of bread to a bunch of ducks. There would always be a goose or two in the mix and I remember being terrified of them! In my eyes they were just big bread hogging bullies and they hiss. Seriously, hiss! Not much has changed except that now it is a friggin' goose pond with one or two brave ducks holding strong.

Charlotte was super brave! The geese were like as big as her.

Sweet little goslings that my sweet little husband made sure got plenty of hot dog bun. 

His bun-throwing skills are a pretty big deal : )

Being immobile didn't stop Hazel from participating ; )

Some things never change.
#1.I still love going to this pond and feeding the *geese*
#2. Geese freak me the freak out!