Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gettin' Low

We decided it was time to lower Owen's crib to the last rung. Nothing major had happened at our house, but a few times when we went in he had his leg hiked up on the side, so we had been contemplating it. Then last week I got a text from my mom saying that he had crawled from his pack-n-play up onto the changing table attached to it. She said she walked in as he had hooked his toe on the edge and then pulled himself up onto it. So she immediately took that part down and then he tried to do it again, but since the changing table wasn't there he didn't have enough leverage. So we decided that we should probably lower his crib so he didn't attempt it at home as well.

It's hard to believe that the next step will be a toddler bed....but we're not thinking about that right now! Of course Owen had to help Tony with getting it lowered:)

Golfing with Daddy!

During the middle of July I had to go into work on a Sunday for a training. Tony decided that he would take Owen out for his first round of golf. We both weren't sure how it would go, but it went surprisingly well. When I texted Tony later in the morning, he said that they made it 11 holes and probably would have made it more but they ran out of juice! He loved riding in the golf cart and even got out and took a few swings:) Tony is already planning their next outing!

Owen and Daddy in the golf cart!

Driving the cart:)

On the tee block, he still hooks a little to the left, so they
are going to work on that!

His short game is a little better than his daddy's:)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to Work....and School

Sorry for the delay in posts! I have been a little busy these last couple of weeks! Unfortunately I had to go back to work during the 2nd week of August...big bummer! It seems like getting back into that routine has wiped me of all my energy in the evenings...hence the no posting lately! Then, starting this week I started classes to finally finish up master's degree, which I have been putting off for a while....but I will try to be better about posting:)

Since getting his tubes, Owen has been talking up a storm! It seems like everyday he is learning 1-2 new words. He amazes us everyday! He has started singing...I was serenaded by twinkle, twinkle one night in the tub which brought tears to my eyes and on Monday when I was at class, Tony said he started singing the ABC's along with the Fridge Phonics...and I tested him last night and he filled in several of the letters--Wow--Everyday I wonder what new thing he will be doing when I pick him up from gramma's house:)

He is definitely turning into a little boy...which makes me happy and sad at the same time. Sad to see him growing up and not being a baby any more, but happy to see all of the new things that he is learning and doing daily! But I guess that is what happens:(

And, I was going to upload some pictures tonight....until I realized that the camera was in Owen's room and I didn't want to go in and wake him...so I promise there will be some picture posts soon!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Owen's Tubes

I got a call last week from the ENT's office asking if we could move Owen's surgery for his tubes up a week....well duh, of course I said yes! So we went in yesterday for the surgery. It worked out that he usually wakes up about the time we needed to leave for the surgery center...so we wouldn't have to put him off too long with wanting something to eat or drink. He usually doesn't want anything to eat, but is definitely asking for "juice" (with which we immediately offer milk!!) after a few mins of being up. When he woke up, we got him changed and then got into the car to head out. He asked a couple of times on the way there, but I just kept saying "not now" which was immediately returned with a grunt...but he managed. When we got to the surgery center, I got us all checked in and daddy kept him entertained. There was a nice little garden area with a water feature and lots of plants and flowers, so they headed out there. I joined them and Owen was very excited to show me the fish in the pond. Luckily being outside also distracted him from wanting a drink:)

They called us back a few mins later and we went back to a little room. They took his history again and we got him changed into his little gown. He started asking for a drink more frequently then....but we just kept putting him off and distracting him. They had some musical toys in the room for him to play with which kept him busy for a while, but then he was bored and realizing that he was thirsty and hungry! It broke my heart to keep telling him no:( The nurse then brought out a wagon and we pulled him around the little area outside the room. Daddy pulled and then mommy pulled and then Owen pulled the wagon himself....anything to keep him distracted! Anesthesia came and talked to us...I was thankful to hear that he didn't need an IV because they were only using a little bit of the gas. We were warned that he would probably be upset when he woke up from it and that it was completely normal for it to be that way. Then the Dr came and spoke with us and finally the OR nurse came to get him. She played with him a little in the room and then she offered for us to put him back in the wagon instead of her carrying him because he was starting to get a little wary of everyone. We put him in and he reached and cried for only a second as he was wheeled away.

So, Tony and I sat down in the room and waited....for like 10 mins! The Dr came back in and said that it went great and that he would be back soon. He also said that his ears were completely dry, so he had been able to get rid of the fluid finally! Tony and I had just been saying that it seemed like he was really talking a lot more the last week or two, so that must have been why. Owen came back about 15 mins later....he was a little grumpy and whiny, but overall we didn't think it was too bad. He finally got a drink and was a little happier, although he hated the pulse ox sensor on his toe:) After his juice I gave him a little fruit pouch (plum tots makes them and he loves them....plus they are great for the diaper bag!!) and he gobbled that down. The nurse wanted us to wait a little bit before we gave him anything else, but she said that we were free to go! So we got him dressed and headed home. He was a little out of it still, but happy to be going home! We were home by about 9:25. He stood outside and watched the neighbor mow for a couple of minutes (long enough to fall and get a bump on his forehead!) and then we headed inside. He had 3/4 of a banana and then seemed sleepy, so I offered to lay him down and he was all about it! He was in bed around 9:50 and slept until 1:30! He woke up and had a pretty good evening, although he got a little tired before actual bedtime, but that was because he was up for a much longer time since his nap time was a little messed up:)

Overall it has been a pretty good experience. He seems very happy today and not bothered by his ears, except when I put the ear drops in....but I think its just the feeling of them not that they are actually hurting him....so hears to hoping for good things for his hearing. We have a follow-up in about 3 weeks, so we will know more then!

Here's a pic of him in the wagon:)

Monday, August 1, 2011

A New Plan

We met with Dr. H on Friday last week to discuss where he thought we needed to go when we did another cycle. All of my prior bloodwork would have indicated that the same type of protocol that had been used in the past would work again....but it obviously didn't. Dr. H believes that the Lupron drug not only inhibited my "brain" from doing what it normally should during my monthly cycle, but also inhibited my ovaries this time around. He would like to change my protocol next time which would have me start with Lupron, but then during the cycle switch to another drug which kind of does the same thing as Lupron, but acts in a different way with the ovaries. I won't go into too much detail behind the science of everything...because I'm not even sure that I totally understand:) He would also like to add some estradiol shots as well. This is the hormone that they were measuring to see if my eggs were mature....he said that during the next cycle that # won't mean as much, we will just have to go by the size of the eggs to tell when they are ready. So that is our new plan.....which we will most likely try out during the December cycle. So until then....it's back to normal and taking a break from shots:)