Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

*Warning: Picture overload!*

Santa Visited!

Hanging out at NaNa & PaPa's!

No more pictures Mom!

The ladies just throw money at Connor!

Family Time at Home!

Goodnight everyone! (Mrs. Redford...Connor loves his gift!)

We had a great Christmas even though Matt was under the weather.  We hope y'all did too!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Well Then...

This post was originally titled "Finally" about finally getting to Thanksgiving Break.  Ha.  It also mentioned Connor's canceled surgery.

He was supposed to have surgery today in fact.  We took him in and everything.

But, we had to cancel.  Connor is sick with a cold and congested.  The anesthesiologist listened to him and it wasn't all upper (which means he's got some gunk down in his lungs).  We did an albuterol treatment to see if it helped, but at that point I think we had kind of both resigned to it not happening.
Not that we were really looking forward to it per se.  It's just that the timing was really nice.  Yeah, Christmas would have stunk, but Matt and I both had 2 weeks off (me a full 2 weeks and Matt about a week and a half).

It stinks too because Connor has been really good lately.  It's almost like he knew something was going to happen and he needed to get sick to get out of it!

We actually called yesterday because this weekend was rough.  Actually, rough might be an understatement.  Connor was extremely fussy and inconsolable most of the weekend.  We did have some bright spots though.  Check out this cutie eating his peas like a big boy!

So, for us, it's back to the drawing board with this surgery.  We will need to reschedule so everyone is on board like today (g-tube, ENT, Cardiology, Ophthalmology), and ideally at a time where we both won't have to miss too much work.  

We hope everyone out there who's reading this has a wonderful Christmas!  At least we'll be home for it now (unless Connor has some other sneaky plan up his sleeve!).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Something Pretty Amazing is Happenening....

Ever since Connor has come home from the hospital, he has been doing LOTS of this:

While this might not seem like a big deal to some people, this is HUGE for us.  Connor was doing it intermittently but has been doing it bigtime since we got home from the hospital.  He was even doing it a lot when he was still IN the hospital!

This simple act of lifting his head and looking around amazes us each and every time he does it.

Connor has also been eating a lot more since he came home which is fabulous news for us.  Connor has been in a fabulous mood too.  He's been cracking himself up and been super smiley. 

These are the moments Matt and I cherish so incredibly much and enjoy them as long as they last.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Starting to Feel Better! (Updated with Videos!)

Look who is starting to feel more like himself!  Such a big change from yesterday!  Here are a few videos from today:

Warning: Picture overload!

Connor has had such a better day.  He has had his fussy moments, but what 19 month old is happy all the time?  He chilled by himself in the crib most of the day.  We know that this doesn't mean we're 100% in the clear, but it's such a big step in the right direction!

Connor ate 2 2oz. bottles of Pedialyte today AND he just ate 120 oz. of Pediasure.  This kid is a stud!  We could not love him anymore.

He truly shows Matt and I what patience, endurance, and toughness means in life.  Not many people can say they look to a 19 month old for these qualities, but we certainly do.  Connor, we love you SO much and are so glad to see you on the road to recovery!