Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shannon and Baby Update

Hayden Norris DeNoon was born today at 8:43 am. He's 5 lb 5 oz and 18 3/4 inches long. He does have Down Syndrome and a few other health problems that weren't anticipated. He will be having surgery tomorrow on his digestive system and is currently having a procedure done on his heart. Shannon is also having some complications. Thank you for the prayers and continue to pray for them.


I learned the best time to take pictures of a toddler and how to get him to look at the camera. Take a chair outside into the middle of the grass right after it has rained and carry to the child to the chair but make sure he doesn't have shoes on. He is then stuck in the chair for fear of his feet getting messy. To get him to look at you said words like, Buzz, fishing, and Daddy or just hold a cookie right about the camera. Then take about 100 photos and you will have at least one that is frame worthy. Success!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011




Face time with Nolan

What a day today has been

Today started with me going to get my breasts put into a vise. I quickly found out that if you write on the info sheet that one of your breasts is hurting, they want to make it hurt more. I went in for my annual screening mammogram and it quickly became a diagnostic mammogram. After the first set of images the radiologist decided that she wanted to squish them more to see if the tissue fans out like normal tissue, since the first images looked different than my previous one two years ago. Well, my tissue does react like normal tissue and I learned to wait longer after having a baby to go in for an ultrasound because I leaked milk on their equipment. So embarrassing. After that she decided that she wanted to do an ultrasound. It turns out I'm fine but again it was recommended that I get a breast MRI. She also suggested that I join their high risk clinic. I've found that some doctors get very excited when they find out I have BRAC1, but that also means I get excellent care.
Ok that was all before 9am. Now it's 9am and I'm meeting David to pick up the boys and I see that Isaac's eye is red and swollen just where he had his surgery. I then call the doctor and make an appointment. All they have is 1:30, naptime! We go in and wait 45 minutes. Or better yet, I wait while Isaac runs around the waiting room barefoot. Verdict is his eye is infected and is prescribed drops.
While there I get a call from my close friend Shannon and she's at the hospital in labor. She went in for a stress test and she was having contractions, 4cm, and 90% effaced. She's 35 weeks and very worried about the baby. Since she was so far along they couldn't give her a steroid shot to help develop his lungs. Please say a prayer for them.
Now that we're home and the boys are napping, I'm going to take a shower and get ready for date night, which starts in an hour! Updated-Date night didn't happen, because of a tired little boy and a nap that went straight into date night time. So my wonderful husband is picking up dinner for us from Boulder Creek and I can't wait to eat their salad. It's the best salad ever!
Since we did have a couple of hours to spend at home I took some pictures that I might use as the new blog header. Here's a preview.

Weekend Work

This weekend Isaac helped David start to put together his play set. While he was helping daddy, I asked him to come over so I could take a picture of him and Nolan. And he did come over, but just long enough for one shot. As soon as he hear it click he was up and running back over to the tools. He also had fun attempting to climb a tree.

2 months!

I aske Isaac if he would hold Nolan while I took a picture and he was all to eager at first. Yes, that is Isaac pushing Nolan off of his lap.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Prayer Request

Please pray for my good friend Shannon. She found out that she has extremely high amniotic fluid levels causing her liver to swell and push a rib out. She is currently 34 weeks pregnant and in a lot of pain. They also just found out that the fluid level is due to a blockage with the baby's digestive system. So he will need surgery after he is born.


We spent the entire day outside! It was soooo nice to finally see the sun and not have to be bundled up. Isaac spent most of the day digging for worms and relocating them to pots then covering them with more dirt.
I love that he's wearing his rain boots. This was his second outfit for the day too. As soon as he woke up from his nap be put on his boots and went straight outside. He loves to put on the rain boots because they are the only boots he can put on by himself.
Nolan also joined us. It's been a struggle this week getting him to calm down at night and go to sleep because he is overtired from being up most of the day with Isaac.
Eventually the digging for worms turned into throwing the worms at mommy when I tried to take pictures of him showing me the worms.
He thought that the dirt in the garden looked great for digging and he attempted, unsuccessfully, to climb the fence.
Peeling a rosebud to see the rose inside.
This is my favorite picture because it captures his personality.

Ready to walk

It felt so good to finally get out and start walking. Isaac did awesome in the second seat and Nolan slept. Looking forward to more wonderful nighttime walks.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Something Borrowed Movie Review

My MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) book club read all of Emily Giffin's books and we were very surprised that they turned one of them into a movie. First off I think that her books are poorly written and wouldn't recommend them, with the exception of Something Blue. Now on to the movie, I didn't like it. Maybe because I read the book and didn't like the book, but the characters are portrayed differently in the movie than in the book. Also the movie didn't follow the book as closely as I would have liked. I'd give this movie 2 out of 4 stars. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't great.

Water for Elephants Movie Review

I really liked the book so I was hoping the movie would be just as good. I liked the movie but of course thought the book was better. I really liked that the movie stayed (mostly) true to the book, but I was left wanting more from the movie. In the movie they followed the main two characters but didn't go into the other relationships which were covered in the book. The movie is more PG than the book. A little warning, if you are pregnant and read the book or see the movie you WILL have dreams that you are in the circus. I read the book while I was pregnant with Nolan and had dreams that I was a part of the act. Then I took a pregnant friend to see the movie and she had circus dreams that night.
I give this movie 3 out of 4 stars.