Thursday, April 30, 2009

15 months

We went for Cole's 15 month check up today. He weighs 21 pounds....still. He has not gained any weight actually since December. He weighed 22 pounds in December then got retty sick & dropped to 21 by January. Now he remains the same. That puts him in the 10th percentile. He does not want him to drop below 10% so now we go back to formula! Thats right! He does not like whole milk & will not drink it so we were doing 1/2 formula & 1/2 milk. Now we go back to all formula....we are going to get NEXT STEP formula for older babies. He needs to drink 3 cups a day. I got him to drink 1/3 a cup so far. But its a step. He eats A LOT so I am actually very surprised he did not gain. He can out eat both of my nieces any day!!! He is just all boy and very active!!! I think he burns it all off.
He did grow and inch & 1/2 so that puts him at 31 1/2 in heigth and in the 50%!
Everything else seems perfect! We are still on prevacid & will try 2 times a month to wean him & see what happens. He will also continue to take Pulmacort for another year. It has worked wonderfully & we have not had chest congestion since we have been on it!
All in all...he looks good except we need to plump him up! Lets hope the formula works!

Ridem' Cowboy!

We are going to teh rodeo Friday night & we borrowed this cowboy hat from a friend! Is he not the sweetest Cowboy??? I hope he has lots of fun!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


We are still here! We have just been so crazy with not a lot to update! This time of year at school is just WILD and busy! Cole is doing great! Talk like crazy...most of which is still his own language, but we are making out.... hey, yea, paci, ball, bye bye, mama, dada, and ouch. The rest is hit ot miss. He is also pointing out lots of things in his books! He RUNS like crazy....and yes he still will not drink milk. We are still of half & half milk/formula at night to get him in atleast one milk source. He eats almost everything though. He goes for his 15 month next week & I look forward to seeing how he has grown.
Last weekend was my birthday. Blayne's side of the family got me a Wii Fit! I love it. Its fun! We also celebrated at Outback. Very yummy. LOVE those cheese fries! We also had Nana's cherry dump favorite!
My family celebrated with a cake on Easter & Mom and my grandmother sent a card with $$. I plan to get a new bedroom comforter with it.
Tonight we plan to celebrate with some friends at Top of the River! Yummmy huh?

Well, thats all for now!
Oh- Booke is doing great! We hope to know the sex of the baby by the end of May or 1st of June! Fun times ahead!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Praying Praying Praying

Praying for Stellan.....he is in surgery now

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Begin to pray for sweet baby Stellan today! He will have surgery...a very saving surgery on Tuesday of this week! Although I may never meet him personally I have prayed for him as though he lived next door. I feel that God can do a miracle in this sweet baby!

Prayers for Stellan

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I am not sure what we ever did to deserve him....but I am so thankful!! Isn't he just precious!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


He's Alive...alive...alive Hallelujah!!
Jesus is ALIVE!
We are so excited about today!!
God is so good and we are so excited to celebrate that HE rose for the grave and that he is coming back for us!!!
WE enjoyed a wonderful morning so far. We went to church & now we are home .Cole is taking a quick nap & then we are headed to my grandmother's for a yummy family lunch & then off to Nana & Pop's house for supper!
I posted a few pictures!
Th Easter Bunny came & brought some Elmo vidoes , a lil candy, & some beach toys for this summer!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dear Aryn

Dear Aryn,

Tomorrow is your due date. Tomorrow you were supposed to be born...actually you would have probably been here by now because your big sister Addy came 3 weeks early. Tonight we all think of you. Me & your Nanny bought a pretty arrangement & placed it on your grave. There are many pretty things for you there. We know you are not there, but it makes us feel better anyway....just like this letter makes me feel better too. Tomorrow we celebrate an AMAZING is even more special to me this year than ever before and that is because of you! Tomorrow we celebrate that JESUS is already know that though. And because he is alive and I have him in my heart, I will spend eternity with HIM one day...and with you. I am so thankful we'll be able to be with you again one day. I think that is why your Mommy & Daddy can make it through this! I don't know what people do if they don't know Jesus! I don't know how they survive. Tonight I pray for your mommy & daddy because this is a very hard weekend for them. Tonight I have thought of all you would have done on this earth. But I am also thankful that you never knew parts of this earth. You never knew sadness or pain. You never knew suffering. Our Jesus took care of you. Although we are all sad, tomorrow we will continue to celebrate our SAVIOR because he truly saves us...even in the saddest of times like the night we said goodbye to you. Tomorrow we celebrate through sadness and tomorrow you will celebrate in our Savior's arms. He'll take awesome care of you we know for sure but we'll continue missing you down here. Jesus said he is coming back for all of us...and the way things look won't be long. So....we'll see you soon baby girl,
Love your MeMe

We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Brooke's house today! It was lots of fun! The kids really enjoyed it. Emily, John, Adam, & lil Meg even brought their pet bunnies to share the special event. Cole was not much of an egg hunter, but he ran & ran & ran all day! Brooke has a HUGE yard & covered all of it!! We had a wonderful day with family & friends and are so thankful this Easter. God has blessed our family in so many ways. Just Easter lil baby Ford will be crawling all over the place! I am so thankful God sent his son all those years ago and I am so thankful Jesus lived a perfect life and still chose to die for a rotten sinner like me. I am so thankful that as I type he is preparing a place for me and that he is COMING BACK for me! Easter is a very special stands for everything I believe in! He's ALIVE and I am so excited about it!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Looking for HELP

Hey everyone! I have the opportunity to do an awesome project through Publix for mother's day. They come out and teach my kids how to decorate a cake & they each get to make one for their mothers. But with End of the Year activities ( field day, fun day, Finale party, program shirts, book fair, etc...) ...our parents are all "dollarded" out! Some other classes have found sposors to support their class! I am looking for a business to sponsor our class! All 20 kids can take part if I can come up with $130.00. The sponsor's name will go on the card! It's a great oppprtunity to do something DIFFERENT for the kids & teach them about doing things for Mommy! Let me know if you know anyone who can help! I have to order by Monday if we are going to take part! Thanks everyone!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quick Update

Stellan is getting better....keep flooding heaven with those prayers! I will post some new pics of us time. We went & made plans for a loan to purchase 13 acres with Casey 7 & Emily today. They will break ground in May hopefully! We hope to be there within the next few times ahead to look forward too! We are headed to see the Easter Bunny in a lil bit & hopefully Blayne will wake from his restful nap & pressure wash the house! Cole is back on reflux meds and PEACE has entered our home once more! We will not try to take him off again for some time... I can promise that! Brooke is 11 weeks & doing GREAT! The baby is quite active on ultrasounds & "she" has a high heartrate...yes I think its a girl! She doesn't care though!! We will find out in May! Well...I guess thats all the updating for now!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Ok, ER has its final episode tomorrow. Yes, I have a weird addiction to certain shows...this being one...I feel like I really know these people. I have cried like a baby after every recent episode. I watched the 1st episode with my mom 15 years ago...memories. I watched every rerun everyday while I was out with Cole on maternity leave...memories. I love ER. I will be crying like a baby tomorrow night! Maybe some of my readers will too...let me know!

Cole is getting ready for the Easter Bunny! We may go see him this weekend!
He & Addy had fun today. We keep Addy on Wednesdays & Emily and Mom help me on Tuesdays because I teach gymnastics. Its a good tag team & the kiddos enjoy one another! Addy thought it was too funny for Cole Man to wear bunny ears!

He LOVES water! I hope I have a water baby this summer!!!
These pictures crack me up!

Our week has been pretty uneventful. We tried to come off the reflux meds...BIG HUGE mistake. We have had no sleep for days. We got back on yesterday & he did a little better...I am praying for him to sleep all night tonight. We are not trying to come off that again anytime soon!!!! The rest is just a normal week. We are looking forward to Brooke's birthday this weekend!