Colby Dancing

Monday, September 29, 2008

Smile!

I had to share this with you all. His little smile just makes my day! He loves his changing table. Whenever we put him on it to change him he just smiles and talks to you. It always makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile today.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Daddy's Worst Fear Confirmed!


"Hangin with my buddies!"

Yes. It is true. I knew Colby had been up to something. He would disappear several times during the day. Last night I went looking for Colby and found him at our neighbors house, hanging with Auburn Fans. What am I supposed to do?

All kidding aside. We went to say hello to our neighbors as they returned from the Auburn/Tennessee game. We wanted to get a picture with the kids in their Auburn gear. Colby had his picture made with his buddies Parker and Kinley.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Colby First Visit to Star Lake




On Friday, since it was so pretty outside, Colby and I went to Star Lake with Grandmom
and Grandad. We enjoyed walking around the lake several times and then we sat down and
Colby had a little snack. Colby loved looking at all the trees and listening to all the ducks and birds. We had a fun time and even had a few good laughs. Especially when Milly, my moms dog, almost caught a duck. I have never seen ducks run so fast. Colby loves being outside and looking around at all the new things. It was a great day!

"BLACKED OUT"

Roll Tide from Scott and Colby.

Also, thank you Auburn for helping get rid of Phil Fulmer!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Free Kodi Burns!


Who got a better view of the Auburn Game? Colby Fancher or Kodi Burns? One could see the field from all different angles in HD and one could not see behind the offense lineman standing in front of him on the sidelines.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

War Eagle!



Mommy and I are trying to convert Daddy to an Auburn fan.

We can't be a divided family. We all had fun hanging out and

watching football today. Go TIGERS!!


Roll Tide 49-14


Marg had to run some errands today and left us at home. Colby and I had a guys day and watched the Crimson Tide roll over Arkansas today. Thanks to some touchdown gift wrapping by the Razorbacks, Alabama put up some impressive numbers. Colby needs to get some rest now so that we can watch Auburn and LSU play tonight. Roll Tide.
P.S. Colby got a little bored during the 4th quarter, so we had a picture taking session.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My First Football Game!



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

Another Good Report!

On Friday Colby had to have a hip ultrasound done because he was breech when he was born. The ultrasound showed that his hip was in the socket and that everything looked normal. We were thrilled to hear the report. Colby had a good nights sleep last night and seems to be feeling good today. He is looking forward to putting on his Auburn outfit and watching the game tonight!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good Report Today!

Today Colby went to the ENT and had a scope done to check his airway. He did not like the scope part but the doctor was quick and he was fine once he got his passy back. They diagnosed him with mild laryngomalacia, which basically means that he has a little bit of a floppy airway near the voice box. He said that he will grow out of it when he is about 1 1/2 years old. One thing is that we have to be extra careful if he gets a cold or upper respiratory infection. The good news is that it is mild and that he is still able to get enough oxygen. We do not have to go back to the ENT unless his symptoms get worse. We were very glad to hear some good news.

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

Dr. Visit Today!


Colby went to see his Dr. today. It was a good visit. Marg and I learned alot. Dr. Dudgeon helped ease our minds. Yes, Colby has tracheomalacia. Basically what happens is that when adults breathe, our airways stay open. This is due to a stiff cartilage ring surrounding the airway. Colby's is soft, so sometimes when he breathes, it will collapse some, making a gurgling, whistling sound. He is still getting oxygen, it just takes more work to get it. Over time, his airway will stiffen up. As long as he does not turn blue, we are ok. Yes, we will sleep a little better. The Angel Monitor will help ease our minds. He will still have to go to a Pediatric Ent to do an airway assessment via a scope. They are making apt for us today.

As far as the horrifying screams between 7-10 PM. Classic Colic. Lucky us. The Dr. says he is one of the lucky 20 percent that gets to have it. He also said that in some Eastern Countries, they describe colic as a releasing of stress. Kinda like a he needs a good old fashion cry every night. He said it usually peaks out around 8 weeks. Colby will be 7 weeks this Friday. We are almost there.

As far as the acid reflux, it goes hand in hand with the tracheomalacia (tm). He believes Colby had tm from the beginning but it was never aggravated. The acid reflux has been aggravating the tm and it is causing flare ups.

On the positive side, Colby weights 9lbs 12 oz. He is gaining about an ounce every day.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Rough Day for Colby


Well, here it is, almost 1am and Marg and I cannot sleep. It has been a rough day. Right after the Auburn game, we noticed that Colby was having trouble breathing. Our neighbor Deann was visiting and she agreed that something was not right. We made a trip to Children's Hospital. (See picture) By the time we got there, he was breathing normal again. Luckily for us, we made a video of his breathing issues.

Several nurses looked at him along with a doctor. They all thought it was GER (reflux) related. The doctor was concerned so she went and summoned the attending doctor. The second doctor came in and watched the video. She said it was tracheomalacia. It is basically where the airway is "floppy". In being so, his breathing is labored and he makes a loud sound as if he were choking. Marg and I have been on the computer all night researching this. We also found a similar issue called laryngomalacia.

Well, we got home and he got his 7-9 PM belly ache. We ended up going for a "trip" around Calera and Alabaster. He was finally relaxed. However..............about 30 minutes after we returned home, he started the breathing issue again. They have been going on for about two hours and we are scared to death. For me personally, it is one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do. Marg is having trouble with it also. It is hard to sit there and watch our son breath that heavy. I laid him on his back to listen to his breathing and he spit up out of his nose and mouth. Granted, this was an hour and a half after his feeding. He quit breathing for about 15 seconds. From what the web sites say, an infant will pretty much have an apnea (period of not breathing) in response to a spit up like that so that it will keep the fluid from flowing back into the lungs.
Please keep our little man in your prayers.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I'm 6 Weeks Old Today!!

Today Colby is 6 weeks old and we are so excited. Colby and I went to my old work(TCDC) today to see all the girls that I worked with. They were all excited to see Colby and were amazed by how much hair he had. Colby also got to meet some of the kids that used to be in my class. They were all surprised to see that the baby had come out of Miss Margaret's tummy. We had fun visiting with everyone and miss seeing everyone there.

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

Update on the Little Man!



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.