Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pink Mickeys!

Grandma J called the other day and said that she had an extra pair of jammies that were Gavins size, they even had his hero MICKEY MOUSE on them!! Then she told me they were pink...hmmm....he is only two so I said send them, he wont know! So they arrived a few days later and Gavin was so excited! He sees them and says "PINK ICKEYS"!!! He has worn them the past 4 nights in a row and I have had a hard time getting them off of him in the mornings!! So THANKS much Grandma Johnson they were a BIG hit!! We love you and LOVE everything you make!! (especially our jammies)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Poor Jenna Baby!

On the 15th I took Jenna up to Riverton hospital to do another ABR (hearing) test. She is only four months old and has endured so much! I sat for an hour and held my sweet baby while they did the test. They had to put electrodes on her head in 4 spots, tubes down both ears, and also a headband looking thing on her head. The instructions for the test were to keep her awake 3 hours longer and wake her up 3 hours earlier and dont let her sleep the morning of the test. I thought YA RIGHT!! She is a baby!! We did pretty good, but I still didn't think she would sleep. When we got it the room I said a quick prayer to ask my Father in Heaven to help me hold her and comfort her so she would sleep. Minutes later she was sound asleep and so peaceful. I knew I wasn't the only one holding her. I sat and looked at her and thought about all she has been through in her short life and how much pain she might have been in at different times. People say they are amazed by my strength, but I am in awe of hers! She is so strong, what an amazing little spirit!

Her test did not go well, they could not get responses in either of her ears. Devestated is an understatment for how I felt for her. It seems like she can't catch a break. We will be going to Primarys to have an MRI done to see what the structure of her ears is like and to see if hearing aids or cochlear implants would help. I hope that there will be something to give her some hearing.

On a good note we were able to get rid of the Apnea monitor! I was so happy! The oxygen is still here, but she doesn't need it too much. Hopefully soon we can get rid of it!

I want to say Thanks to all of you who follow my blog and are so concerned about Jenna. We feel your prayer and are so thankful for your comments! Jenna is a wonderful baby and I am SO blessed to be a part of her life.

A couple of weekends ago we decided to go to St. George for the night. I just needed to get out of town! We stayed at the Abby Inn and Gavin LOVED it!! He was so excited about the big bed and the elevator! He took his new suitcase from Santa, and looked like such a big boy pulling it along! He was super excited when he got to go down stairs and bring breakfast back up to the room! I just love how excited he gets over simple things! We were also so happy to get to have lunch wish Susie and Nelson and their family!! We also did a little shopping after! We miss them and love to be able to get together!! What a fun weekend!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jenna will be 4 months on the 11th! I can hardly believe she is already so BIG! She is doing so great! She currently weighs 9lbs 4oz and 22.5 inches long! She is growing great and eating great also. She is now in 3 month clothing and moved up to size 1 diapers. She is the sweetest baby and very cuddly! She is trying so hard to hold her own head up, but just can't seem to quite yet. We work with a physical therapist once a month and he is helping so much. She still needs the oxygen when she is sleeping, but when she is awake she does really well without it. I can't wait to get rid of it all!!! The apnea monitor has not went off since October so that should be going bye bye soon- that is the most annoying monitor ever made! They are so loud and rarely go off for a good reason, most the time her leads fall off and that causes it to beep rather loudly!

We will find out more about her ears this month, they are going to repeat the ABR hearing test and then we will meet with the ENT a few days later. We really liked this doctor, and you could tell he cared and just wanted to get her hearing fixed.

We have had a great 4 months with this sweet little spirit in our home and have been truly blessed! I just love her!

Wow! What a wonderful Christmas season we have had! Gavin has been so into all the Christmas hoopla:) Jenna has just been along for the ride!!! This year we let ourselves spoil each other just a little bit more than last! We just loved watching how excited Gav was over everything, Christmas is definitely better with kids! We hope you all had a great season too!! We look forward to 2010.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

At Sally's Christmas party Santa was able to make a short stop just to visit us! Gavin loved seeing him and telling him what he wanted for Christmas. Jenna even sat on Santa's lap, he was so cute to hold her and ask her what she wanted. Gavin chimed in and said she wanted a "Olly" Dolly!! What a fun party we had! There will be many more posts to come, my computer is just taking a very long time uploading my pictures!!