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Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny was in Martin today. My good friend, Stephanie, was in town with her nephew. So, we took them to have their pictures taken.


The pictures were taken in a little courtyard, which happened to be a great place to snap some pictures of our own.

Not sure Miles and Hunt know what to think of each other.






Miles wasn't really into smiling or looking at the camera. It didn't take long for Stephanie and me to be over it. Hunt was restless and Miles was heavy. Easter Bunny...check.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Splish Splash

Miles is starting to love bath time. I think he would stay and splash for hours if we'd let him.

He plays with the duckies....


Splashes the water...

Gets it in his eyes...

And keeps on smiling....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chiropractor

I had my first adjustment with the chiropractor today, Matt Harris in Union City. This was actually my 3rd visit. I have been thoroughly impressed with how he and his staff run things. I went last week for x-rays, scans, and an exam. I went back last night for a new patient orientation, which consisted of my test results, insurance explanation, and recommended treatment plan. By the end of the night, I was 100% convinced. With regards to my headaches, I've been convinced several times before. Every new step seemed like the answer. I paid today for a year's worth of treatment. It better work.

Most of the results he shared with me weren't that bad....except the x-ray of my neck. The vertebrae in your neck are supposed to be curved. My are straight up and down. He said our neck should operate like a spring, and mine is more like a stick, which will break with too much pressure. He was confident that I would see good results. I go 3x per week for 2 weeks, then down to 2x per week if the new scans show improvement.

Funny story....last night when we were discussing the x-rays, there were 3 white spots on my lower right side, but not on the left. I pointed and asked what they were...my zipper and clasps. What a dork.

Yeah!

I slept all night!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mr. High Maintenance

Miles was fussy and needy all weekend. He's fine during the day but becomes very clingy at night. We alternated nights with him on the couch. I took him to see Dr. Bates this morning. I really just wanted him to check Miles' ears and listen to his lungs. He said everything looked and sounded good, and that it was probably just congestion and possibly a viral infection. We just have to wait it out.

My biggest apprehension is Miles' schedule. From birth, we have had him on an eating/sleeping schedule. I'm convinced that is a big reason why he is good natured and sleeps through the night. Dr. Bates assured me that we just need to do whatever we need to do to get through, and that most babies will return to their schedules within a few days. I know he's right, and that a 7 month routine can't possibly be undone in 1 weekend, but it still makes me nervous. Hopefully he'll be back to our cheerful and independent little man soon.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Long Night

We had a long night with Miles last night. I think he might have an ear infection. He was not a happy camper, and would not stop crying/screaming unless someone was holding him. Very out of character. Darrin slept with him until 4am, and then I took over until 8am. I tried to find a doctor today but the only option was the ER. I didn't really think that was necessary. Hoping to get through until Monday with Tylenol and Motrin.

He seemed to feel better today, so we went shopping in Paducah. He got a little bored....

We're hoping he rests better tonight, for his sake, then ours.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mr. Popular

As much as I don't like to post pictures of myself, I realize that we have to start taking more pictures with us in them. I have SO many with just Miles. Since I'm going to start printing my blog out each year into a book, it's even more important to have some of us.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Delicious

This is what we like to call a Miles burrito.



Happy St. Patrick's Day



Headache Update

I got my results back yesterday from Dr. Feler. Everything was normal. Very frustrated. Tired of the headaches. Tired of talking about it. Next step...chiropractor.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daddy's Home

Darrin was in Louisville this weekend. My mom came to stay with me and to help out with Miles. He was a good boy while Daddy was gone.


When you open the garage door the couch is the first thing you see. Darrin started propping Miles up when he was really little so that he would be the first thing I would see when I opened the door from work. It is the cutest site ever. So now, it's become a thing. This was Miles when Darrin opened the door tonight.


He was very excited to see his Dad...

Let the good times begin...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Relax...

...and have a good weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Progress

We're making progress with the yogurt melts. I tried to film him several times without laughing in the background, but couldn't stop. You would think he's chewing on a juicy steak.

video

Walking Around

Miles is really moving around in his walker now. It keeps him entertained for a long time. He's already learned how to pull the dish towels off the oven door, and now he's starting to open cabinets.

In this one he's actually looking at himself in a mirror....very closely!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tall Like Dad

Miles is about to outgrow his bouncy seat. What a scary thought. The bouncy seat is the "go to" when he is fussy. Without fail, it calms him down. For some it's a pacifier. Others a blanket. For us, it's the bouncy seat.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunny Days

We went for a walk to enjoy the pretty weather today.

I think Miles was excited.

Got a little cold towards the end. We can't wait til spring.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Twilight Zone

That's where I felt like I was when I went to my appointment with Dr Feler this morning. I don't know if I'll be able to do this story justice, but here goes....

Last time I saw Dr Feler (neurosurgeon), my appointment was in Memphis. For my follow up appointment this morning, he was actually coming to Union City for the day. They told me, or so I thought, to go in the East entrance to the hospital, take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and the reception area was right when you get off the elevator. Easy enough.

I walk in the East entrance go the elevator and push the top button only to realize that the button I pushed was for the 2nd floor. There wasn't a button for the 3rd floor, just a sign that said, "To go to the 3rd floor, don't push any buttons". Union City Hospital is really old, so that didn't seem odd to me.

I rode the elevator to the 2nd floor, let the door open and close, and waited to go to the next floor. Nothing happened. So, I push a button to open the door, step out and push the up button, get back in. Nothing happened. Ok....maybe I should start over. Push the 1st floor button, go back down. Door opens, step out, push the up button, back in, door closes. Nothing happened. Ok...maybe I should get out, let the door close completely, push the up button, get back in, door closes. Nothing happened. Forget the elevator, I'm late.

Where are the stairs? I find the stairs, walk up 3 flights, while thinking about how sad it is that my legs are burning, get to the top, try to open the door.....it's locked. Nice. Ok...back down 3 flights of stairs. Now I'm thinking that I have to find someone b/c I'm really late. There's no reception area or any human in sight, or I would have already asked how the heck you get to the 3rd floor.

Just as I'm about to go find someone, Dr Feler and his nurses walk in. They had just gotten there. Oh, thank goodness. So I explain in kind of an excited mumble that I've been trying to go to the 3rd floor and couldn't get the elevator to work. I step on to ride with them and one of the nurses explains that you can't take the elevator to the 3rd floor without using the phone right beside the elevator. What? I'm questioning in my head why they won't let me ride the elevator with them, but I thought that maybe I had to call to check in or something like that.

So, back off the elevator, pick up the phone, push the button, wait, push the button again, wait. Finally a lady answers. I tell her that I need to come to the 3rd floor. She rudely questions who I need to see. I say that I'm there for an appointment with Dr Feler. She says....."He's not on this floor.....this is the psychiatric ward and alcohol rehab floor". Nice. I've been trying like crazy to get to the psych floor for the last 10 minutes, which is where I felt like I needed to be at this point. Turns out Dr Feler was on the 2nd floor.

I could go on and on about the other 10 things that made me feel like I was in the twilight zone, but for the sake of time, here's the quick update on the actual appointment. When I saw Dr Feler in Memphis they did not run all of the lab tests they were supposed to, so I had to have more blood drawn today. The tests they ran in Memphis came back normal except my hematocrit levels were low, which translates to anemia. Nothing new. I'm most interested in the tests he ran today. Hopefully they will show something. I should know in a week or two.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hungry Hungry Hippo

Miles is a very predictable baby. Every day he eats four 7-8 oz bottles, two stage 2 veggies mixed with some cereal, and a stage 2 fruit mixed with 5 Tbsp of cereal. In other words, he's a big eater. If at some point during the day he doesn't eat any part of this food combo, he will be up in the middle of the night wanting to eat.

Yesterday he decided he didn't want his 4pm bottle. Not sure why....but he wasn't having it. He ate his bedtime food around 8:30pm and went to bed for the night. I told Darrin before we went to sleep that he would be up. At 11:30pm he started crying. I let him cry for a little while. He wasn't going to stop. So, I fed him 6 oz and he went back to bed.

At 3:30am, he started crying. Again, we let him cry....until it turned into all out sobbing. Darrin got up and fed him 6 oz and he went back to bed.

Despite how it looks from his chubby cheeks, we don't feed him every time he cries. He's always eaten on a schedule. That's actually one of my things....I always try to investigate to see if it's something else. I've learned his cries, and last night he was definitely hungry.

Feed me, feed me, feed me!


We tried some yogurt melts and some sweet potato puffs. This was his reaction.