Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!

I believe their costumes fit them perfectly! Happy Halloween, from my round little pumpkin and his big silly monkey brother!

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!!

Sad Day

Logan moved out of our bedroom on Monday. It was a really hard thing to do, but I knew the sooner I did it the easier it would be for him to get used to his crib. I got really used to being able to listening to him breath and hearing every little baby noise. He has been ready to move for a long time though, because he has been sleeping through the night for the past 4 months or so. He has been doing ok with it...he woke up around 2am on Monday night, but last night he made it through. I don't blame him, the pack-and-play had a much softer mattress.

Also, I have received a blog award!

Thanks RK and Braska

Monday, October 29, 2007

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Wednesday is the end of October and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I found a great website to buy awareness pins, key chains, car magnents and rubber bracelets. Visit PinMart to find these items.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Sweet Street

Halloween fun with cousins!

Logan has been sleeping a lot lately. worries me. I am not used to such an easy going baby who will fall asleep any where any time. I plan on talking to his doctor about this. He has been sick, so that could be part of it. I just thought by now he would be out of this sleepy stage of life. If he sleeps all the time, how is he supposed to get stronger and learn new skills...??

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bumbo Funbo!!

Logan is now seeing the world from a different point of view! He absolutely loves to sit....I know it is because he can look at mommy instead of her always holding him from behind to sit! The smile says it all.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Someone I know recently told me that if she could not have children of her own someday, she wants to adopt a child with special needs. Her words shocked me and made me think..."Maybe I can make it.....if someone I know would choose to have a family like mine". I guess I just assumed that no one would want to be in my position even though they all say how wonderful Logan is and that everything is going to be ok. Before Logan, I know I would not have willingly taken on a child like him. I feel a bit ashamed of that. Maybe that is why God gave him to me. I needed a little push to try something that was completely out of my comfort zone.

To that special person...THANK YOU...the world needs more people like you in it.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

First Hospital Stay

Wednesday night, Logan went to bed and only minutes later he started to make really scary sounds when he breathed in and out. I thought maybe he was just stuffy, which he usually is and I went to bed, but couldn't sleep. I just laid there worrying about what was happening. Soon he was crying and coughing and gasping for air. We always have a humidifier running, but that wasn't working so we went in the bathroom and ran the shower. The steam didn't help much, but Logan eventually settled down and fell back asleep. He continued to make loud sounds in his sleep so I just sat up watching him. Over the next few hours he woke up a couple more times crying, coughing and gasping for air. I got on the phone with a nurse and described what was happening and she thought right away that it was croup. His barking cough and loud breathing (it sounded to me like a honking goose) gave it away. She told me that the croup comes at night and we should keep doing what we were doing until morning, then I should bring him in to his pediatrician. I also needed to watch him and make sure he wasn't turning blue (great way to help me relax), or then I would need to go to the ER. At about 5am he started running a fever (which was not supposed to happen with croup) of about 102-103...I called again and they said he would be ok until his 11am appointment, but that I could take him to the ER if I didn't want to wait. Well, we waited and when we got to his appointment they tried to treat him, but it didn't help. He had develop stridor (the loud sound when he was breathing and his rib cage was retracting when he was struggling to breath) which should not have been happening in the middle of the day. He also still had a 102 temp. We ended up going to the hospital and staying the night. He also had bronchitis and they even worried about pneumonia, but thankfully he did not get that. I did finally get a little sleep and Logan started responding to the treatments and medication so we were able to go home the next day. He is doing much better today. His pediatrician told us that when Logan gets sick it will always be a little more serious than an average child and he will always be a little bit more susceptible to catching illnesses.
Well, our first sickness scare turned out alright and we can just hope to keep him as healthy as possible through the rest of the cold and flu season.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Go Diego Go!

Last Sunday, we visited the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for the first time. Devin, Grandma Bonnie and I went to Go Diego Go Live. It was awesome! I didn't know what to expect, but the actors and music were great, especially the ones behind the scenes controlling the animals. Devin had a blast! His eyes were glued to the stage the entire hour and a half! I have found myself quickly becoming a fan of children's shows. We have also see the Doodlebops live in concert and I don't think I have ever had more fun at a concert or known all the words to a band's songs. Yep, I knew every word. Oh how life changes with children.
Devin was a little shy about getting his picture taken.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Photo Jewelry

I have found a fun hobby! I made a photo bracelet and I am also working on another bracelet and a necklace. I am thinking about making them for other people. Doing "crafty" stuff is therapeutic for me, it makes me relax and of course I do it when it is quiet in the house. I also love creating diaper cakes. I can't wait to start the next one. Tamra, thanks for being the perfect model!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Logan is 5 months today!

Logan is learning to sit and is weighing in at over 18 pounds. We go back to the doctor in one month, so we will get the official stats then. I am super excited about getting a Bumbo Chair for him next week from Birth to 3. He loves his new jumperoo, but now he will have another way to play. He also had his 3 month evaluation through Birth to 3 this week and fell into the 5-6 month range for all of his skills right now! That was great to hear. His next evaluation will be in January and we have big goals, like sitting alone, that we will work on until then.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Yesterday, Devin, Logan and I had a play date with the Down Syndrome Family Network. Ruby was full of smiles for me! She is so adorable! We also finally got to meet new baby Aaron. He was so tiny and precious. I have already forgotten that Logan was that tiny only months ago. Aaron is doing really well. He is three weeks old now and wasn't due until the 20th of this month (October!!).

Ruby (5 Months)
Aaron (three weeks)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Mulberry Lane Farm

We spent this morning at Mulberry Lane Farm. It was so warm! Everything was Devin's favorite this year. He was especially interested in going inside the barns and feeding the animals. He also loved picking his own pumpkin. Logan was awake only for the hayride, but he loved it! I can't wait to see what he thinks next year.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Enjoying the Weather

Today we enjoyed the unusually warm fall weather. Devin loves "fire camps", or so he calls it.

My Mom found the cutest baby swing for Logan at a rummage sale! I want to find a way to hang it inside for the winter.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

DOWN to Earth

Last night I attended my first DOWN to Earth meeting in Oshkosh. It is a Down syndrome support group for the Fox Cities. (different than the one that I am a part of in Appleton, which is the DS Family Network through the Arc of the Fox Cities) I was surprised to see so many families with new babies joining the group for the first time just like us. It was great to talk with them and hear about their experiences and their new little bundles, but their stories made me feel so thankful that Logan was born without any major medical issues. The families are doing so well considering everything they are going through and will go through in the near future.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Baby Food and My Boys

Logan tried a tiny bit of cereal today. I think he may have swallowed a bit or two, which was more than I expected. But then I tried to give him a bottle...well that didn't go so well. He just cried until I gave in and gave him the "real thing". I don't mind that he doesn't take a bottle until I really would like to get away for more than an hour or two. Oh well, he is going to grow up too fast and then I will miss the days when he needed me and only me.

My boys hanging out and watching football over the weekend.