Colby Dancing

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Colby's First Hair Cut!

Colby had his first hair cut today and he did well. His hair had gotten so long that it was hanging over his ears and down over his shoulders. So today he and I went to the Salon and both got new do's. Melissa just took a very little bit off around his ears and in the back but took a lot off of mine. What do you think?


Monday, October 27, 2008

Big Day for Colby!

Today was another first for Colby. I had Bible Study this morning so Colby went to the nursery for the first time. I was a little nervous, mainly because I am a fanatic about germs and stuff, but the nursery workers were so sweet there. When I came to pick him up one of the ladies was rocking him and all three ladies said that they were taking him home with them. They said that he did great and that he loved watching the other babies crawling and walking around. One lady that everyone called Nana, said that she had to rub his hair one more time before we left. It made me feel good to know that they enjoyed keeping him and are looking forward to seeing him next Monday. I was very proud of him for doing so good and felt very comfortable with the ladies there.

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

Still Have Ear Infections!

Well, yesterday was one of the hardest days we've had in a while. Colby was still acting like he was painful and then around lunch time he started having breathing problems again. So, back to the doctor we went. This visit was a ROUGH visit. The doctor ran blood work, collected urine, tested his ears again and took a chest x-ray. Colby screamed for every single test. Lets just say he was pitiful and there was nothing we could do to help him. It was 2 hours of sheer pain for Colby and us. The doctor came in and said that his white blood cell count was high and that meant that he was fighting a virus, probably a little cold. He also said that his ears were still infected so they were going to give him a rocephin shot and continue his antibiotics and that should help knock out this ongoing ear infection. So after Colby finally calmed down and fell asleep they came in with the shot and that sent him and me over the edge. The screaming was so bad during all the tests that another doctor came and asked me if we were ok. I just feel so sorry for the little man he has been through so much.

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

The Pumpkin Patch

Marg, Colby and I went to the pumpkin patch in Clanton with our neighbors Jeremy, Deann, Parker and Kinley. We had a blast. It was our first trip to this "patch". What an experience. It reminded me of an old time country fair. Food booths, pony rides, tractor rides, petting zoo's, inflatable slide, an Indian Village and the famous Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch kept us all busy. We ended up finding some great pumpkins.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Question For All You Moms Out There! Please Help!

Well I did it. I knew when I typed the blog "It's A Miracle" that I was probably speaking to soon and sure enough I was. Last night was a rough one. Colby went to sleep at 9:30 as usual but then he tossed and turned all night and woke up at 2:30 a.m. and was screaming crying until 6:00 am when he finally fell back asleep. Needless to say Scott and I were both worn out by 6am and very GROUCHY. Well this morning Colby still was not acting himself so I took him to the doctor and you won't believe it, he has 2 ear infections again. The poor kid is on his third set of ear infections and is only 12 weeks old. We did not get to see our doctor today but the doc that we did see thinks that we need to go ahead and start talking about tubes. He said that he would discuss things with my doc tomorrow and they would give me a call. Well as I was walking to my car I ran into my doc and he was shocked to hear that he has 2 more ear infections but said that he thought Colby was a little young for tubes, which I think I might agree. I have seen tubes do wonders and am not against them but I feel like he is a little to young for them.
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

The Potato Harvest

I was cleaning out the flower beds the other day when I got a little surprise. We had a little 6ft round flower bed in front of the house. There is a flowering crab apple in the middle. Well, we decided to plant the green sweet potato vines around it this past spring. I was pulling up the vines when I came across a big sweet potato. I was shocked. Then I found another one. Marg and I called our neighbors to come help us "harvest the potatoes". We were going to let Parker and
Kinley each dig up one of the potatoes. Needless to say, we found many more. We now have a five gallon bucket full of sweet potatoes. It was blast watching the kids get all excited!

It's A Miracle!

We could not believe it. Colby is finally starting to sleep through the night! Yeah! Last night Colby went to bed at 9:30 p.m. and slept until 6:30 a.m. Granted last night was the first time, he normally wakes up at 4 a.m, but we are hoping that this will become a routine. If so, I think I just might be able to survive motherhood! Maybe!
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

Colby's First Baseball Game

Tonight Colby went to watch his cousin Gage's baseball game. He had fun visiting with friends and family and cheering on Gage. This was Colby's first baseball game to go to and he did great. He loved looking at all the lights.



Maggie's 1st Birthday!

This weekend we went to Atlanta to celebrate my niece Maggie's 1st birthday. We had a great time and Colby made some new friends. We cannot believe that Maggie is one already. Time sure does fly by.
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.