Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Baby K update!

Mommy and Daddy had an appointment with the perinatalogist (high-risk pregnancy doctor) on July 13 to see my little bro! He is looking great! The doctor got a really good look at his heart and it appears to be strong and have no anomalies. WOO HOO!!! All of his long bones (femur/tibia) are measuring right on target, as is his skull. His spine appears to have no curvatures, however it's extremely hard to see in utero. There are still TWO kidneys and they are pretty sure two eyes. We are thinking positive and just know that he is going to be a healthy baby. We are so excited to get to see the little guy every few weeks. In this ultrasound photo he is practicing his breathing, as you can see his mouth is open! They estimate that he weighs about 2 1/2 lbs. Grow baby grow! Mommy and daddy will go back on August 11 to see him again.

Psalm 33:21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

Oh and we think we've decided on his first name. What do you guys think of Kylar? We all love it and are pretty sure that is the moniker he will have!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yes, we're still here!

Back in May we went to the coast for a fun-filled weekend with my Papa and Pama. This was my first trip to the beach, but my brother has been there a few times. We went to celebrate Pama's birthday and Mother's Day and stayed at Port Royal in Port Aransas, TX. We didn't spend much time at the beach because of the high winds... but I loved every minute of it! I was not afraid of anything there... not the plethora of sand nor the huge ocean before me! We spent a lot time at the enormous pool and it was super fun. Kayson didn't want to ever leave. While we were down there I tried fish for the first time, and loved it! We ate at a place called Snoopy's and then for dessert we ate next door at an ice cream place called Scoopy's! Silly, huh? The following evening we had lasagna in our condo in celebration of Pama's birthday and then had delicious lemon cake for dessert. Kayson and Phillip went out and hunted crabs at night and caught a few, hopefully when I'm bigger I'll get to go hunting too! The only downfall (according to my parents) was that I didn't sleep very well! I decided to wake up at about 3:30 or 4 both nights. Gees mom and dad I was just excited! But it was a super fun weekend anyway!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I have copied this post from our youth director Jessica... another Jessica (the designer of my blog, is in need of prayers for her father, Scott)...

Dear Heavenly Father -

Please watch over Scott and give him the strength that he needs to fight off this infection. Please allow his body to rest and rebuild. Please watch over his Doctors and Nurses and give them the wisdom to figure out exactly what is causing him to be ill. Please continue to give Jessica the strength that she needs to be the light for her family. She is such an amazing young woman and I know she is getting her strength from you. Give her peace and let her feel your warm embrace.


My friends, please pray for my sweet friend Jessica and her family. Pray this prayer or your own, but just lift them up in your prayers. Right now her father is stable, but in a medically induced coma so that his body and rest and gain strength. We are praying for his white blood cell count to increase because his count is so low. We are praising God that his blood pressure and oxygen levels have stabilized.

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Speech Therapy

Laurie, my occupational therapist, from ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) came to see me on Monday. She had some beads for me to practicing stringing and I amazed her and did it on my first try! She said that usually kiddos are two years old before they can do it! I love when she comes to see me, she brings me new toys to play with while she is here. She said that I am doing great.

Yesterday I started my speech therapy. Natalie from ECI came to my house to play. She was very nice and we had fun. I showed her the couple of signs (sign language) that I do know and she showed mommy some new ones to teach me. I may not be saying any words yet, but I definitely understand what's going on. I will get to have my speech therapist come play with me twice a month. She left some flash cards for us and a sign language DVD so I can learn lots of new signs. Mommy and daddy watched it last night and next they'll teach me.

A couple of months ago I started using a fork and/or spoon at mealtime. I still use my fingers too and love making a mess, but I am learning! I also get to experiment with a little bowl at mealtime, which is extra fun (not to mention messy). I can point to my hair, feet, nose, ears, teeth and my favorite TUMMY! When I point to my tummy I lift up my shirt and daddy tickles me. It makes me giggle a lot. I can also put my cup in the sink, my dirty clothes in the hamper and a lot of other things that help out mommy and daddy. I love riding my horse and little car and love pushing my stroller around the house. Being a toddler is so much fun!