Tuesday, September 28, 2010

lazy day.

i'm not sure if the last few weeks have seemed so hectic and crazy to me because of this (very big) little guy in my tummy, or because it really has been extra busy? but, this last friday we had nothing to do, and no where to go:) we had the nicest day of being lazy, i thought the picture below of max sums up the whole day!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


lilly had her first sleepover with her cousin riley on thursday night:) the two of them played with dolls and my little ponies, and to top the night off had popcorn and watched the new tinkerbell movie! lilly had so mush fun and i could tell she felt like such a big girl,... except for the fact that she still had to wear a pull-up to bed and riley did not:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

birthday party... take two:)

on saturday we helped our friends noah and aaron celebrate their birthdays:)

aaron and his mom:)
noah and his mom:)
max was not enjoying the birthday hat:(
lilly waiting patiently waiting for her ice cream treat.
this was the best picture i could get with max and his hat actually on his head:)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

daddy's new toy!

this was something that nicks been wishing he had for a long time:) and he finally found the perfect one... a 1983 jeep! (it's as old as me!)

we picked it up this last sunday, i think this day was better then x-mas for nick... he got his jeep, and the packers won their first game of the season:)
lilly was excited the second she saw it come down the street, max on the other hand had to think about it for awhile....
with the wind in their hair there was nothing but smiles:)
to cute:)
by night max was sleeping and lilly was counting the stars while we drove.

Friday, September 10, 2010

goodbye adenoids, hello tubes.

a week ago today max said goodbye to his adenoids and hello to tubes in his ears:) i was on the fence for awhile, should i put max through the surgery for something that might actually not help anything? the reason the dr. felt that it was necessary was due to how many "sinus infection" he had last fall, winter and spring. it seemed like he was on antibiotics every other week. when i spoke with his ent he explained to me that very rarely do infants/toddlers actually have a "sinus infection" that it is really their adenoids are the things that are causing the problem. so that is when he recommend we take those puppies out, and at the same time place tubes in his ears. the tubes were not needed to be placed for any other reason then after they remove the adenoids there seems to be a lot of drainage and more then likely he would have more ear infections from that. up until this point max has been very blessed with his ears, i know that a lot of kiddos with DS have tiny little canals that the dr.s have trouble even seeing in(not in max's case). so far max has only had 3 ear infections(and from my understanding that's not normally enough to consider have tubes placed). like i said it was what his dr. recommend and it's hard to put your trust in someone else, but sometimes you have to go with your gut and trust it's the right thing to do for your child. max had to have a neck x-ray and everything was in the clear for that, i wasn't aware that was an issue for people/children/baby's with DS but it is. what they are worried about is that the first and second vertebrae will shift during anesthesia. once again we are very lucky, it looks like max is in the clear for that.
the night before his surgery we made him his favorite dinner... spaghetti:)
that of course required a bath:)
he was scheduled first thing in the morning, so when we woke lilly up she said "why is the sky purple?" this picture was taken 5:30 in the morning.
lilly giving her little brother a good luck hug:)
the flash was to bright for his little eyes, this was how all the picture turned out:)
his surgery was a success, his dr. said that his adenoids were taking up 75-80% of his airway. it was the right thing to do. he did say that for the next few weeks he will seem worse then he was before, but it will get better. and he was right about it being worse, his little nose is so sore from all the drainage:(
but he still is giving us all those smiles:)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010