Friday, November 30, 2007

This is Getting Old....

No, I'm not talking about blogging, or my face....I'm talking about Doctor's appointments. Poor little Anna, as if she hadn't already been through enough - now they are throwing something else at us. We went for her 4 month checkup on Wednesday and I wasn't able to see our normal Pediatrician since she is out of town. So, I had to explain in 2 minutes Anna's whole situation to a new Dr. I wish they would read the charts before they came in to the room so they'd have a clue what's going on(can you tell I'm still perturbed?) So this Dr. was very incriminating of me(or so I felt). She was worried about Anna's weight, Anna's uvela, Anna's bottom - it felt like she was just trying to find anything wrong that she could. So I was dissappointed because Anna only weighed 11 lbs 8 oz, and I was hoping for at least 12 lbs. Instead of encouraging me with the progress we had made, she suggested adding some formula into her diet - which is fine - but it just makes me feel insufficient.

And the newest worry is a small section at the top of Anna's bottom crack(to put it nicely). It is the area directly below the spine which is soft. The Dr. thinks there is the possibility the spine may not have formed all the way and just the skin is covering the hole. I truly don't think that is the case, and I'm not really worried about it. But the Dr. was throwing around the term Spina Bifida - but wouldn't explain it to me because she didn't want to worry me - as if hearing the words didn't already do that!

So once again, we need prayer. We'll go to CHKD to have this spot ultrasounded on the 17th. I honestly don't think there is a problem, but we have to be sure. Please pray that the ultrasound will show no concern and Anna will stop having to go through all these things. Pray for me too - it is all becoming overwhelming and I truly dread going to the Doctor's office now and I'm just ready for a clean report for Anna! Thank you friends for allowing me to vent a little and share this info with all of you! Lots of Love!

Monday, November 26, 2007

What a Weekend!

Well we had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Erin had a special snack at school on Wednesday and got to dress up like an Indian. Then she helped me mash the sweet potatoes for dinner. We enjoyed muffins on Thanksgiving morning while we watched the parade. Then we headed to my Mom's for lunch and then Baba's for dinner. By the end of the day we were stuffed like a turkey. Somehow Joe mustered up the energy to go play basketball. I tried to get some rest since my exercise was going to be shopping on Friday. I was very successful and am almost done, which is good since shopping with a toddler and an infant is no easy task.
On Friday night we had a great time with the Williams and the Jacksons. The kids even got to sit at their own table and Anna kind of joined them in the swing.
On Saturday one of my friends from college was in town and I haven't seen him in 3 years. He and his wife and boys stopped by to play for a little. The boys were so sweet and absolutely adorable. Erin hit it off with them right away - she gets along with boys so well.
Saturday night we watched the Georgia Tech/ Georgia game with the Judds. The kids played so well together and Carter and Anna got to spend some time together. We had a great time even though our team didn't win!

And to top the whole weekend off, we went out to get our Christmas tree last night. So the house is starting it's transformation, all though I'm not an over the top decorator - I just don't have the energy! But, Anna did sleep about 9 straight hours last night - so energy is right around the corner!

What a wonderful family weekend!