Connor Oneal & Lilly Grace

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Flu

Connor was sick all last with with the stomach flu! I tried my best to make sure he drank fluids and didn't get dehydrated but it was too much for his little body. He ended up in the ER on Wed night. They hooked him up to an IV and did blood work. It came back borderline for hospitalization but they were full in the ped's dept. So, they told me to follow up with the Dr on Thurs or bring him back to ER if he wasn't improving. They kept his IV hep blocker, in case he needed more IV fluids. We took him to his Dr on Thurs and he ended up going back to ER. They did more bloodwork and decided he needed to be admitted. His potassium level was critically low and they wanted him to be on IV and extra potassium overnight. Fri they did more bloodwork and his potassium was normal (thank goodness). However, they kept him overnight again to make sure he did ok without the IV fluids.

Can I just tell you how fun it was to keep an 11 mos old in his crib and to not pull out his IV? Argggghh! He ended up getting daddy sick, Nana White, Mamaw Hicks and cousin Jimmy. Just when I thought everyone was done with the flu, my sister called to say that Uncle Terry came home today sick with Connor's stomach flu! (he really caught it from cousin Jimmy). Luckily I managed not to get it!

I went to my first prenatal appt today. It was just to meet with the nurse to discuss everything and give me info. Aug 17th (Connor's bday) is my first visit with the Dr and my first ultrasound! I'm looking forward to it and hoping everything goes smoothly.

I can't believe my baby boy is going to be one in 2.5 wks! I went to check out the cake today. I'm going to order it next week probably. I wanted to see how it was going to look and they had a display of the one I wanted in their store. It was near my Dr office, so I went after the appt. I gotta finish getting Connor's bday decorations for his party. I tried to get them last week, but Connor puked in the store so we had to drop everything and leave. LOL

I was hoping he would be walking by his first b-day...but I guess he is not ready yet. He pulls up to everything and cruises the furniture, but when you try to walk with him, he looks like a drunk old man. ha ha I guess he'll walk when he's ready.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tennesee Trip

So here's the story of our TN trip from July 18-July 22nd. I have relatives that live in TN. As a child, we went there every summer to visit my great uncle. He passed away a few years ago but his daughter renovated his house and barn. (It was a farm). I was really excited to see what it looked like. It's been 14yrs since I've been to TN to visit and boy did it look different there.

Me, Connor, my sister, my niece, my cousin,Melissa and her daughter, Madi all piled in my van for this trip. My grandma and grandpa followed us in their truck. We stayed at my great-aunt's (my grandma's sister) and had a good ole time swimming and eating southern food. I think I had enough "cracklin cornbread" to last a lifetime while I was there. ha ha It was a nice vacation, however poor Connor got sick while we were there. He had a fever and then ended up with a head cold. I took him to the Dr while we were there. After we got home, poor Madi & Melissa caught his "bug".

Here are a few more pictures of us having a good time in TN.





Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pictures as Promised

Tennesee Pictures:




Chicago Pictures (some are with my friends & their kids from my infertility board)




Fourth Of July (He's matching daddy):







Camping Pictures:









Saturday, July 14, 2007

Busy Boy...

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. The month of June was very busy. My nephew graduated high school the beginning of June and we had his graduation party at our house. Then we celebrated daddy's 1st Father's Day the following wknd, and left for Tennesee to visit relatives. The following wknd after getting back from TN, we went to Chicago to meet the moms and babies from my infertility online support group. We've become such good friends over the years and finally decided to meet in Chicago. My sister, niece, cousins and friend also went with me and Connor so it was a lot of fun! The following wknd we went camping for a week and we're FINALLY home and done traveling for a while!

I have some very exciting news to share. I know it's extremely early and anything can happen, but I'm too excited to keep it in. Connor is going to be a big brother! I just found out I'm pregnant!!! Hubby and I are both in complete shock as we had no clue this could even happen for us. We were not really trying to get pg and had planned on adopting again next year. I guess God has other plans for us. This is a TRUE Miracle from God and I am so happy about it. I have never been pg before, so I will be a 2nd time mommy with a first time pregnancy. ha ha

I will post more in depth about each vacation later. I just wanted to give an update so people didn't think we fell off the planet or something. I will also post pictures later from all the vacations we've been on in the last month :)