Friday, December 31, 2010
My kids love Dr Seuss! So much that we have replaced Hop On Pop twice. So when it came time to paint their room I got inspiration from the wonderful author. Above are a few pics of what it looks like currently. I have ordered decals & will post pics of the finished product soon, but wanted to share what we have done so far.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Other good news... Bentley should be out of the hospital tomorrow! Praise the Lord! Thank you all for the wonderful well wishes and prayers. They have seemed to work. God is so good!
We will be here for another day then we are off to Biscoe/Asheboro. Christmas day is going to be @ Mamaws and Papaws. Then to the Graves for day after celebration. I love Christmas so much! I love getting to see family!
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday he had a little bit of a slip. They now think that Bentley has full blown pneumonia. He did have to use more oxygen. They said that he will have to be in there for 7-10 days.
Today's update: GOOD day today! He is registering high with Jaundice, but they aren't worried about that. They had him under a light all day today and will continue tonight. They were able to take out the IVs today and he has gained 2 1/2 ozs. Stacy and Kevin were allowed to hold him today and he opened his eyes. Mom and Aunt Sharon went down this morning and arrived this evening. They left tonight to go get Aaden and take care of him. So today was a good day. Tomorrow we are hoping to see a big improvement. Stacy was originally told that day 5 they should see a huge improvement. So lets all pray that tomorrow will be a GREAT day!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Today at 2pm (before the steroid) Stacy called and Bentley was the same as last night. She said the NICU is filled with babies. She said there were at least 30 babies lined up in the room. She was really upset and had a hard time being in there with so many other babies all hooked up to IVs, monitors, etc. They have had a very hard day, but it seems to be getting better. Hopefully Bentley's lungs will continue to get stronger and will be able to leave next week.
Thank you so much for all the prayers and please continue to cover them in prayers.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Right after he was born it appeared that he had a lot of fluids in his lungs. So Stacy or Kevin didn't get to see him, he was immediately wheeled off to the nursery so that they could work on him. At 4pm Stacy and Kevin finally got word that they believe that Bentley has pneumonia b/c they saw a spot on his lungs. He is currently going to be transported to either Jacksonville, FL or Savannah, GA so he can be put in a NICU. Stacy and Kevin want him to go to J'ville b/c it is closer for them, but the Dr. is pushing for Savannah since she used to work there. Stacy and Kevin did get a chance to see him through the glass around 4:00pm today. She said he doesn't have a tube down his throat (which is a good sign), but he is having a real hard time breathing. She told me he looked like Zack when he has his attacks, which is his chest is constantly searching for air. Bentley is currently hooked up with IVs and has been put on oxygen. He also has been given a steroid to help his lungs. Stacy is going to be discharged in the morning and go to whichever hospital that Bentley is in. Please keep the entire family in your prayers.
As I mentioned earlier, I will update the blog when i hear more.
I will update more later.
Friday, December 10, 2010
As far as my house goes...right now it looks like a bomb went off. There are boxes of Christmas decorations out, toys everywhere, baby clothes all in a pile (I'm trying to put up summer clothes), bowls/lids everywhere (the kids keep getting into my cabinets and pulling out my plastic containers). I'm looking forward to Michael getting here tomorrow so he can just watch the kids while I get some housework done.
This week I did get out and about twice. Once for a checkup w/ the kiddos and the other time was to shop/see Santa. Boy did they not like him. Below is the picture to prove it. I think I will cherish this picture forever!! I think the best pictures with Santa are the ones where kids don't seem to be too happy. Enjoy!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I got my TV though. However, I was joking in line with the couple in front of me. "When I look at this TV, will I resent it? Will I hate looking at it thinking I stood in line all night for this?" However, once I got rest, I was fine and am thrilled I got a great TV for insanely cheep!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
There are a few other things that were made especially for them. A few things Great-Great-Aunt Madelin made for them. I am keeping tabs on how big they need to get to be able to wear them. We will be posing in them SOON!!
On Saturday the 20th it was Arrie's first birthday, so we all were able to celebrate with her. It was a lot of fun!! (sorry my flash has broken on my camera, not the best pics) . Then we went back to the house to crash for the night. Sunday was church then the run. So for sure this coming weekend will be our last official weekend in RR.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This past week has been quite crazy!! It will only continue to be crazy for the next month or more... On Friday we officially signed papers for our house in Mooresville. After we got all the paperwork done we headed to Lowes and bought a few cans of paint to paint the bedroom that will be the twins' nursery. I want to paint a few more rooms in the house, but that will come later. Friday night we had our friends Chris and Erica (they were our neighbors in RR, but moved to Shelby 1 1/2 yrs ago) come up for dinner late Friday night. After dinner Mike and I headed to A'boro for the night. The next day Crystal, mom and I headed back towards Mooresville to finish painting. We got within a few miles when I realized that Mike had the keys (yes a total April moment!!), so instead we headed to Ikea, while dad was going to come bring the keys. When we finally got into the house we finished painting the nursery, then headed back. On Sunday after lunch, Mike and I headed to RR. This is our (the kids and I) last week officially here. Yesterday we had movers come and pack everything in boxes. Our entire house was filled with boxes. It looked like this:
(PICTURE COMING SOON)
Today the movers were back to load. Tomorrow we are heading to Mooresville to meet the movers on early Friday morning. Due to goodbye parties, singing in church, and running in a 5K we have to leave LATE Friday night to come back to RR for the official last weekend in RR. I have to sing in church on Sunday and our friends are throwing us a goodbye party Saturday night. Sarah and I are running in a 5K in Cary on Sunday afternoon. Yes, I said it was going to be a crazy couple weeks. My blog is called Hectic Life for a reason!!
Once Sunday is over I'm planning on going back and forth from A'boro and M'ville until after Thanksgiving. In Dec. we have the ACC football championship in Charlotte that we are attending and then in late Dec. my cousin Samantha is getting married. I have agreed to help my mom and dad with decorating. Also, mid Dec. Mike is planning on joining us officially in Mooresville. So it is going to be a busy end to 2010. Keep praying for us!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Congratulations again Samantha, I look forward to the wedding next month!! LOVE YOU!!