Friday, March 27, 2009


I know this was a few weeks ago, but I hadn't posted pictures yet. Brayden turned 18 months and is now big enough to go to nursery! Where has the time gone! My baby is going to be 2 before I know it. These pictures are from his first day in nursery and he did really well. He loved the snacks and had so much fun playing. I about started crying because he's growing up so fast!!

With Daddy at snack time!

Brayden and his new teacher

Toys is the best part!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

18 Month Checkup and ER visit!

So Tuesday was a very busy and hectic day for us! As a lot of you know, we went to the ER that night, I'll get to the story in a minute! Sorry to leave you all hanging about it. I know you were worried and I really appreciate your concern! Brayden had his 18 month appt. that morning! I can't believe he's 18 months already. Where does the time go?? Well, his stats are Weight-22 lbs 5 oz! Yay, he's finally past 20lbs, and he's now in the 10th percentile instead of the 3rd. What can I say, I make little kids, although I don't know where they get it! LOL Anyway, his length is 32", which is the 25th percentile also up from the 3rd! My little guy is going through a growth spurt I guess! He had to get one shot, and he handled it really well! There are a couple of concerns that I brought up with the Dr. One is that he looks like he has a lazy eye! At first I thought he had just discovered how to go cross eyed and thought it looked cool, but now it's just his right eye that drifts into the corner. I got a referral to a Pediatric Opthalmologist, so hopefully it's nothing too major and it is fixable with a patch and not serious enough for surgery or anything. Also, Brayden has had two reactions to peanuts, so I got a referral to an allergist and a perscription for some epi pens! We'll take him to get a scratch test when he's a little older, but for now we'll just treat it like it's a severe allergy and cut out peanuts all together! Crazy stuff, yeah??

Here's some pictures of Brayden after his allergic reaction! So sad!!

The picture doesn't really show how severe it really was. His eyes were almost completely swollen shut and his whole face was red and splotchy. We were in the middle of the desert driving home from CA and weren't anywhere near a drugstore. Needless to say, I won't be going anywhere without Children's Benedryl and epi pens from now on. Luckily, his air way wasn't constricting at all and he was acting completely normal!

Okay, on to the rest of our night! We went to Costco to get a few things that night and decided to get some pizza at the little eatery. Brayden kept trying to get out of the front of the cart so we decided to let him stand in the back part because the cart was parked right next to the table and we were right there. Well, I went to fill up our drinks and Adam turned his back for a second to grab his jacket and right as I turned to walk back to our table I saw Brayden starting to go over the edge of the cart. I screamed and Adam turned around and grabbed his foot, but his shoe came off in his hand and Brayden hit the concrete floor, hard, right on his head!! That was such a horrible moment to be too far away and not be able to do anything about it! Adam felt awful too, because he was right there but he had just turned away for a second. Adam grabbed Brayden and held him and he started screaming at first but then he was silent and started to act really lethargic and just laid his head down on Adam's shoulder! The hospital is right next door to the Costco in Murray, so we went right over. He started acting a little normal again when we were waiting for the nurse and she checked his vital signs and everything looked okay. The dr. came in and checked his whole body and felt his head and checked his pupils, and he said if we wanted to they would give him a CT scan, but he didn't feel like it was necessary, so we decided not to. They told us what to watch for and told us to check him throughout the night to make sure he was okay. He did have a mild concussion, but nothing major! The Dr. said we were lucky because a fall like that on concrete could have been fatal!! That night while I was lying in bed, I just cried!! You don't realize how quickly your life can change forever in just an instant! I don't know what I would've done if my little sweetheart weren't with us right now! Our lives could've been a lot different right now, and I am so thankful to my Lord for blessing us in so many ways, and protecting my little boy!! I am so greatful for both of my beautiful children, and I don't know what I would do without them!

Here's some pictures of his cute little legs with his shot bandage and his ER tag! Poor little thing had to get poked and prodded all day!

Mommy loves you Brayden!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weight Watcher's!

So some of you already know that I joined Weight Watcher's at the beginning of February, so I thought I would update you with my progress! I've had three weigh in's so far and I've lost 8 lbs!! I'm so excited! I'm really loving the program so far and I feel like it's something that I can definately do and stick with long term! I have battled with my weight, up and down, for so long and I know there are underlying emotional issues from my past, so I hope this will give me the tools and the motivation to make permanant changes! My dear husband, who has never said a word about my weight as it crept up over the years, is so supportive and wonderful! I still have a long way to go, and I'll keep updating my progress over time! Thanks to all my awesome friends who are so supportive and amazing and have shown me that they care about me know matter what my size is!!

Here are some picture's for my motivation! These are all taken in 2003 right around the time I met Adam!

This one is sideways, but I really like it! That is my niece, Hannah!

These are from Christmas '03 holding my niece, Macey!

That's where I want to be again, I know I have a long way to go! Wish me luck!!