Friday, October 23, 2009

Now we know...

There was no hiding it this time! The baby proudly displayed all its parts during my ultrasound, and I am happy to announce the Livelys will be adding a baby boy to our brood! We are so excited and Peyton keeps pointing to my "baby" and saying "broder". We have narrowed it down to a couple names, but we haven't come up with one yet for sure. I will keep you posted with any thoughts we have along the way. He was letting it all hang out this time around so we do know for sure!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Peyton Lorie

Well, we are out of the hospital. It was an interesting 24 hours to say the least. Now I know why mom always says she doesn't care if we get hurt, but she is not taking us to the Emergency Room. Hopefully I don't have to do that again for a LONG time. While there, we had a whole team of Dr's that were called in just for her. They came in around 7:45 and did a culture swab on her face by scraping it with a scalpel and putting it onto a couple of slides. I had to hold her down the whole time and another Dr held her little face. Then she fell asleep in my arms from about 8-9:30 when the Dermatology team came in to check her. They wanted to do another culture and so I had to hold her down again while they carved into her cheek to get a "good swab". I thought it would have broken my heart to hold her down, but I was in the "fix my kid" mode and wanted whatever they needed to do to have her fixed and know what it was. Around 11 we were finally given a bed and we took her up to Pediatrics. I stayed with her through the night and she slept ok. She woke up a couple times when the nurse came to check her vitals. At 9:30 I left to go home and take a shower and try to sleep a little and around noon Lance called to tell me they had been discharged and were waiting for me to pick them up.
The good news is that she does not have MRSA at all. The bad news is that she has the Herpes Simplex 1 virus, which is pretty much cold sores that errupt on her face. We aren't sure how she got it, but it does run in Lance's family. We can give her antiviral meds, but only if we catch it in the first 48 hours. Otherwise, she has to just let it run its course. We feel so blessed to finally know what it is and know how to treat it now. Thank you all for all your prayers and thoughts. We would not have been able to have done it without all your help.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Haircut

Well, I finally broke down and did it. I was sick of looking at the little baby mullet that my child was sporting. Lance and I went back and forth as to whether we should cut it or not, but ultimately we know it will grow back, and probably be better than it was before. I hope so. I did cry a little when I looked down as the hairdresser cut away her curls. Never thought I would be that kind of mom. Guess I am a weenie! She is still cute none-the-less!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's a...

Umbilical Cord between the legs!! Little Booger! I was so sad when the Dr. said they couldn't really tell right now! I tried to push the baby around and move it to the position that I wanted, but to no avail! The heartbeat was 160 beats/minute and that is suppsed to be in the "girl range" and there was no little package sticking out around the umbilical cord, which gives us hope that there is girl parts behind the curtain! I am hoping so anyway! We have another ultra sound scheduled on the 22nd of this month, so hopefully she/he will cooperate then! It was so fun to have my mom there with me! At least she got to see the baby on the Ultra Sound! Too bad it was being so shy!