Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Colby is now 14 lbs and growing like a weed. He is eating some baby food now. He is not too crazy about carrots but loves his sweet potatoes. He is doing so much better now that he has his tubes in. Much happier baby these days. (Much Happier Mommy too!!) Now if we could just get him on a napping schedule and sleeping through the night we will be doing good. He truly is a blessing to us and we are so very thankful to be able to spend each day watching him learn and grow.
We have so much to be thankful for in 2008 and we are looking forward to 2009 and a lot of firsts. His first crawl, walk, words, teeth and all that good stuff. We are so thankful for all of our friends and family and for all the memories we have made this past year. We are looking forward to many more in 2009. We hope that everyone has a very Happy New Year!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
So I wanted to ask that this holiday season you all pray for Jordan and her family and for the little boy in the hospital with leukemia. Jordan's mom was struggling with trying to decide if she should pull her out of school and home school her because she misses so much and the school was giving her a hard time about that. So please pray for healing and comfort for Jordan and wisdom and peace for Jordan's parents. And please pray for a miraculous recovery for Jordan's friend in the hospital and that he will continue to improve and that his family will be able to be with him soon. I can't imagine going through either of these situations and am in awe of the strength and courage of these children and their parents. This just reminds me to be so thankful that we have eachother and to be thankful for the people we have in our lives. I know sometimes life is rough and our situation that we are going through at that time may seem terrible but just remember as Jordan's mom told her "hey, it could be worse". There are so many people out there who are truly suffering and in need of a miraculous recovery. Please Pray!
Romans 12:12- " Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer,"
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
We would like to ask you all to please pray for our little one next Thursday that everything will go smoothly and for his mommy and daddy to be strong.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
OUR NEW DO'S!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tomorrow will be very interesting because Colby is getting his first hair cut. I know some of you probably think that I am crazy cutting his hair already but his hair is growing so fast that it is very long and shaggy looking. Seriously his hair is down his back and is hanging over almost to the bottom of his ears. He is having his 3 month pictures made on Thursday so he's got to be looking sharp. We will post a picture of his new do tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today was a little bit of a better day. Colby got a pretty good night sleep and then we got him up and ready and off we went to his GI appointment. This appointment went much smoother. No tests. We met the doctor for the first time today and loved him. He was so helpful and encouraging. Oh, and he was hilarious. Which is exactly what we needed after yesterday. He explained a lot to Scott and I and he said that Colby's ear infections are due to his acid reflux. He made some changes to Colby's meds and is going to do an upper GI in November to check the anatomy of Colby's digestive system. We are praying that the changes to his meds and the increased antibiotics will get Colby feeling better soon.
We would like to ask that you keep Colby, Scott and I in your prayers. Please pray that God will heal Colby of all these issues and give him peace and that He will give Scott and I patience and faith that Colby will be better soon. Thank you all for all your thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So my question for all you moms out there with children that have had tubes is, how old were your kids when they had tubes and do you know how old kids usually have to be before they do tubes?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We really had a rough start with Colby, because he had so many different little issues, but thanks to all of you who have been faithfully praying for him, I think he is finally starting to improve. We still have a few little issues and have to go see the GI doctor next week but I feel like he is really starting to feel better and is a lot happier. I think that we are starting to develop somewhat of a schedule and he seems to do better with that.
He is starting to smile a lot more and even laugh a little. I honestly think he has the sweetest smile I've ever seen. He is having his 3 month old pictures made on Fri. and I am hoping that they can catch some of him smiling so you all can see.
Monday, October 6, 2008
We also were able to meet my new niece Riley Elizabeth Walsh. She is so precious and small. She was born on Oct. 3 and weighed about 8.5lbs. We were unable to get pictures of her on this trip but we will get some next time.
This was Colby's first trip so we were anxious to see how he would do in the car. Well, we left out early Sat. morning to beat the lovely Talladega traffic and he slept the whole way there. We partied all day on Sat. and then that night he got to spend time with his aunts, uncles and cousins while his mommy and daddy went on a much needed date. On Sun. we had lunch with the Kellers and the Dykes, had several good laughs, and then headed home. Colby was a little fussy the first half of the trip but then he and his daddy slept the rest of the way home. All in all it was a great trip and we were glad to get to see everyone.
KELLER KIDS, MAGGIE, COLBY
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tonight Colby enjoyed his first football game. He went to see his cousin Peyton start at quarterback for the Berry Jaguars (They won 7-0 thanks to an awesome 30 yard pass by Peyton). Unbelievably Colby slept through the first 3 quarters of the game and even the incredibly loud music at half time. Scott and I decided that from now on whenever he is crying and won't go to sleep we'll just play some really loud music and maybe that will work. We were all very proud of Peyton and Colby had fun cheering him on.
Today I did something I never thought that I would ever do. I have been having a hard time getting anything done around the house because Colby will not let me put him down. Well this morning my neighbor Deann came over and helped me put Colby in a snuggly/Baby Bjorn. So here I was walking around the house with Colby strapped to me and doing dishes, laundry and making the bed. I tell you what, that is when I felt like a real stay at home mom. I never thought that I would ever wear one of those things but if that is what it takes to be able to get stuff done than that is what I will have to do. Besides it will give me a good laugh every day. So next time you see someone walking around with a child strapped to them, don't laugh, you do what you got to do to survive.
Needless to say Colby had a pretty good day and a fun night!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Colby is almost 7 weeks now and is changing so much. He has really started to enjoy his bath time. Tonight he was just kicking, swinging his arms, splashing water everywhere and happy as can be. We loved seeing him so happy.
We hope that everyone is doing well and want to thank you all for checking up on our little one.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Colby had a very happy day but has had some tummy problems tonight. He has gotten to where he usually enjoys his baths. Thank goodness. I think they help him relax. Luckily we have only had one more pooping in the tub incident. He has started to follow you with his eyes and coo a little. He also likes to hold hands and for you to talk to him. He smiles some but I think it is more because of a gas bubble or something than on purpose. But hey we will take any smiles we can get.
We are glad that the weekend is here and are looking forward to hanging out with friends and watching some football. WAR EAGLE!!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Well, it has been a fun couple of weeks. A couple of nights ago, Marg and I awoke to a piercing scream. Not a cry, not a grunt, but a blood curdling scream. Colby had milk / acid running out of his nose and mouth. We could tell he was in pain.
Marg called the Dr. that AM and they both agreed that it had been two weeks and time to try something else. They have put Colby on Prilosec. The good news is that he likes the taste. It is a compounded medicine made from pills and sugar syrup. (the pharmacist told us banana flavored). We hope and pray that it works. Other than that, he is growing and gaining weight. He is still a little light for a linebacker. Hopefully, after a couple more lbs, he will be ready to make some tackles.
Colby got to sit thru his first Alabama game last weekend. He must have been nervous for the Tide because he cried for nearly three quarters. Let's see how he enjoys the Tigers this Saturday. By the way, I am trying to be a good husband. I sing the Alabama fight song to Colby to put him to sleep. In all fairness, I now know the Auburn fight song so I sing both.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
We hope that everyone has a great Labor Day weekend.
The Fancher Family