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Apr 17, 2014

Two of my favorite people...


My beautiful daughter Katie
and my precious granddaughter Kaylan.





 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Define Hearing Loss...

The definition of hearing loss is not the same for everybody and the different degrees of hearing loss are divided into categories. The most common categories of hearing loss are mild hearing loss, moderate hearing loss, severe hearing loss and profound hearing loss.


Mild hearing loss
  On average, the most quiet sounds that people can hear with their better ear are between 25 and 40 dB. People who suffer from mild hearing loss have some difficulties keeping up with conversations, especially in noisy surroundings.


Moderate hearing loss
On average, the most quiet sounds heard by people with their better ear are between 40 and 70 dB. People who suffer from moderate hearing loss have difficulty keeping up with conversations when not using a hearing aid.


Severe hearing loss
On average, the most quiet sounds heard by people with their better ear are between 70 and 95 dB. People who suffer from severe hearing loss will benefit from powerful hearing aids, but often they rely heavily on lip-reading even when they are using hearing aids. Some also use sign language.


  Profound hearing loss
On average, the most quiet sounds heard by people with their better ear are from 95 dB or more. People who suffer from profound hearing loss are very hard of hearing and rely mostly on lip-reading, and/or sign language.



Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Apr 16, 2014

More testing...


We are at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.
Little man is here for more testing today...grrrrrrr
They just came in and got him to take him back.
Thankfully, he had fallen asleep in my arms before
they got him, so he wasn't upset.
He will be sedated for the whole test,
so he won't know anything that's going on.
Thankfully.

They are doing an MRI of his brain.
This test should tell us what damage CMV
has caused to his brain.
His neuro is thinking cereral palsy may
also need to be included in his diagnoses.
So this test should tell her a lot.
Maybe it will answer some 
of our questions.



 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Apr 15, 2014

Big boy haircut...


My little man got his very first BIG BOY haircut.
It made him look so much older.
I doubt we will be doing that again anytime soon.
He was very, very, very upset about it.
So if you see him with hair down his back...
that is why.
Seriously. It was just that bad.
But don't he look so handsome????

I think sometimes he sees angels.
Probably my nanny.
She loved babies, just like me:)
I bet she looks down and smiles at this boy.
She would have loved him.

He can't stand his feet and hands to get dirty...lol


Please keep him in your prayers.
He will be admitted into 
Children's in Atlanta tomorrow
for more testing. 



 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

All these beautiful babies....



God sure has blessed us
 with some sweet babies.




































Am I the most blessed
 MeMe or what?!?!


 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Apr 14, 2014

Just a few updates...

Just wanted to stop in and update my blog. Everything is well here in Howellville. We have really been enjoying these April days. The weather has been beautiful here. Not to hot nor cold. Just blue skies and a few April showers.

 Our daughter Katie went back to her high risk OB/Gyn and they released her. She and baby are doing great!!!! Baby Waylan's kidneys have caught up and Katie's placenta has moved up. So she is doing really well. Baby Waylan's weight was estimated to be around 5 lbs. He is also measuring long. So he will probably be tall like his sister and a big baby. Looking forward to meeting our new little grandson.

Our new foster baby girl is now 5 lbs, 3 ozs, and 17 inches long(as of Friday). She turned 4 weeks old today. She is doing well. She should be leaving our home soon. She is going to be moved to the foster home that has her siblings. They asked me to consider taking all three kids, but that is just to much. My hands are so full with my boys and the grandbabies. Plus, I've ran out of room in my van, so we are about to have to purchase a bigger ride. I'm not to excited about that, because I love my mini van, but it's hard getting three carseats in and out of the back seat and when I have my grands I run out of seats.

Our chunky monkey foster JK is doing great too. He is jabbering up a storm and he took his first steps last week. He loves to say "ma ma" and hear me say "what?". We go to court on him tomorrow. Crossing our fingers for finalization for him.

Our little man Blaze is doing well too. He is the busiest kid that I know. He is learning new signs every day. I think these last two weeks have been his biggest gain in sign language and overall development. He also got his first BIG BOY haircut. Not just a trim, but a little boy's cut. He looks so much older now. It was one of the hardest things we've done. He does not do well getting his hair cut at all. He hated it. So if you see him with his hair all the way down his back, this is why...lol  He also got fitted for glasses. Hopefully they will be in soon. I can't imagine how hard it will be to keep them on him with all this sensory stuff we deal with. I imagine t will be like the hearing aids were. He would not wear them for nothing. Hopefully, glasses will help him to see better, so he will want to wear them. Unlike hearing aids that made no difference. Our little man is going to be admitted into Children's on Wednesday for more testing. They are planning to do a sedated MRI. They are wanting to look at his brain. They are looking for calcification which are common with CMV and also to look at what damage it has caused. I'm not looking forward to this test at all, but I am interested in what they may learn from this test.

Our little grand Kaylan is walking now!!!! She's the laid back and quiet one. She's sweet, so very sweet.

Our baby grand Aniston is growing like a little weed. She is just precious. She can be so serious looking (like her MeMe) and sometimes bashful (unless she knows you well). If she knows you, she will just coo and smile at you. So sweet.

Our Brookelyn Shae is 4 going on 16. She keeps her MeMe on her toes. She is always up to something and NEVER stops talking. Did I say never stops talking???? She has so much to say. I just love her to pieces.



All the rest are doing good too.
Well, it's getting late. I've gotta be up and at court at 8 in the morning. Morning comes quick when you are up and down with three babies all night. Sleep is a precious thing to me.
Have a great week everyone!


 
 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Apr 8, 2014

If I only knew..

Around 2 AM my little Blazer started kicking around in bed. He just kept kicking his feet really hard like his feet or legs were hurting. Then he moaned out in his sleep. I woke him up, re-positioned him, rubbed his feet, and he went back to sleep,but only for a few minutes before he started kicking again and this time crying out in his sleep. I felt of him, but he didn't feel hot like fever. I could just tell that something was bothering him. I got him up, checked his feet and legs over (they looked fine), gave him some tylenol , put him in a warm bath, and watched him for a while. Around 4 he calmed down and fell sleep. I have no idea what was wrong. After he dozed off, I cuddled him up beside me in my bed . I laid there, couldn't sleep, with a hundred things going through my mind.What if this is wrong? What if that is wrong? Wonder if he's getting sick?  Should I get up? Should I call the doctor? I couldn't help but worry.

I hate CMV and what it has done to my sweet little boy. It has taken so much from him and put him through more health issues than most people go through in a lifetime, and he is only two years old. He can't hear, so he doesn't talk. I tried signing "boo-boo" to him (while pointing at his feet and legs), but he didn't seem to understand what I was asking him. He is not like most two year olds, he can't tell me what is bothering him and It's so hard for him and It's sad.

 Sometimes I wonder what he is thinking. Sometimes he just laughs out so hard for no reason and I imagine he must be thinking of something funny. Then sometimes he stares off at a distance and I wonder what is on his little mind. Does he even know that his life is a little different than most? Does he know that most people hear and talk or does he think we are all just moving our mouths for fun? It's hard to know these things. I can't help but wonder.

This is a new world for all of us. We are still learning all about our little boy and his quiet unique world. This is not the life he chose or the one I would have chosen for him, but it's the one he was handed and sometimes it just doesn't seem fair. He has so much on his plate to deal with every single day. He's my sweetheart and when he hurts, I hurt with him.
 
 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Apr 3, 2014

3 months of joy...


ANISTON


3 months
















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