Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a new lunch guest, a fun video, an update, and mastitis take 2

So we were eating our lunch and look who came to join us in our backyard! I can't help but to feel bad for the little lizard...

You HAVE to watch this. I had no idea he knew this song. I guess Daddy doesn't only sing lullabies at night ;)
(make sure to pause the music at the bottom first)

Davie Crocket from E Nault on Vimeo

Alright so we had EJ's two month check up on monday. He is 13lbs 15oz and 22.75 inches long. Head measures 40cm. He continues to grow very well. Our pediatrician is so thrilled with how well he is doing. We also decided to delay all his vaccines until 6 months due to his severe allergies. We also discovered he is allergic to beef. He is actually allergic to the cow protein in milk and unfortunately this is also in beef. So, only turkey meatloaf for this mama!! Despite all these things, he is so darn cute! He is smiling all the time and "talking" up a storm. His little personality is taking off and I LOVE it! I can't believe he is 10 weeks today!! Oh how time flies when your having fun!

All toasty after a bath. He loves his baths!

Austin is also doing great! He truly is so very smart! We have been working on addition and subtraction and he is doing very well! Math is definitely a strength for him. Phonics are going well as he is memorizing all the sounds the letters make. He can also tell you what letter a word starts with just by hearing it. Of course certain letters are easier for him. He is my sweet, kind, affection, ball of energy.

As for me, I have been battling another bout of mastitis. This time it hit my right breast. The only reason this is bad is because that is the side that produces the majority of Eastons food. The supply on my left side was wiped out due to the mastitis a couple months ago. Well now, my supply has suffered on the right as well. This is very dangerous because EJ can not take a bottle at all. So if I can't make enough milk, we will have to feed him with a dropper. Can you imagine how long that will take? So please, please pray that my supply rebounds quickly and no permanent decrease will occur. I know that everything will work out, hopefully....

Well that's it for this post! I will keep you updated.
God Bless!

Friday, April 17, 2009

this week in pictures

Can I tell you that I LOVE babylegs and I love the legs that go in the babylegs even more ;)

Ahhh yes...the new decor. You see being a Mom means allowing such decor to happen! My little designr was very, very pleased with this and I was too! I think it adds a special something...

EJ likes it!!

And the designer himself. Trust me when I say it did not end there. My whole room, kitchen, and living room got made over. We even threw a little party and made cookies and frog eye salad to show case his design :)

Last but not least our trip to the beach...oh I love the beach. EJ enjoyed his first tip. He slept right through!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


If you ask my son what is Easter, he will tell you the truth. "Jesus rose from the dead!" And why did He die? "So we could go to heaven!"

That, is the meaning of Easter. John 3:16 has been on repeat in my head almost all day. The sacrifice. The death. The LIFE.

Being a mother is amazing. Every day I look at them with such love. Unconditional love. No matter what they do, no matter what, I love them so intensely. When I lay them down, I want nothing more than to pick them back up and hold them a little longer. I hold their hand and walk with them, enjoying every minute.

One of the things this has shown me, is how God loves us. He loves even more than we can comprehend. He longs to hold us, to walk with us, and He loves our conversations. We are, after all, His children and He is our Father.

On this day,long ago, Jesus rose from the tomb. God's own Son had died on the cross for our sins, so that we may one day enter into heaven. No one is worthy, we all fall short of the glory of God. However, because of His sacrifice, we are forgiven. On the third day after His death, Jesus broke from the bounds of death, and rose. If only we could have been there, to see His hands and His feet. To touch the nail holes and look upon His face.

He doesn't ask much in return. His request is simple. Love Him and believe. Believe that he died on the cross for our salvation. Believe that through Him we are forgiven. That through Him we are saved.

So on this day, as I enjoy the good food and eat my fill of lactose free candy, I will know. This day is not about the Easter bunny, or the special gift baskets, but instead is about our Savior. Our Jesus.

Thank you Lord for dying on the cross. Thank You for your forgivness. Thank You for rising on the third day.

However, the Easter bunny did come!
Just ask Austin who had a blast but hated getting pictures taken!

He even brought me my very own basket and look at what was inside...


Friday, April 10, 2009

Guess what?

Untitled from E Nault on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

this, that, and a EJ update

Well EJ had his appointment with the pediatric gastro Dr. on monday. I think it went really well...

It seems EJ is not just lactose intolerant, he is actually allergic. So he will never be able to have milk or anything with milk in it. And in case you do not know, the processed foods that contain milk are millions. Almost everything has milk in the ingredients! So for now, since I am breastfeeding, I have to be very very careful with what I eat.
The good news is, that since I removed any milk from my diet, not only has EJ gotten better as far as his reflux and mood, but his rash has almost completely gone away! We haven't had any blood in his stool either. I am so glad we know what it is now!

Monday he goes for an upper GI just to make sure everything is anatomically alright. He has also been put on ranitidine for one month to help with his reflux.

As far as his suck/swallow issue is concerned, we have been told just to stop giving him bottles at this time. She said he may be ready to try at about 5 months, but not yet. It only frustrates him now when we try.

So all in all I think it was a great appointment and I loved the doctor! She was very thorough and very kind.

EJ turns 2 months on friday so I will try to take a lot of pictures then!
God Bless!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

YEA for Austin!

My not-so-little man is officially 100% potty trained! I can not believe it. He has been pooping in the potty perfectly all week. It is so easy for him now, that I wonder why it took this long. But, I am just so thrilled. So, so thrilled. I truly believed, when he started Pre K in the fall, that he would still be wearing pull ups for #2! But he did it, he really did. It took some persuading with start wars figurines in the end. Yes I am not above bribery :)

Well congrats my sweet boy. What a milestone!

In other news, EJ had another bout of bleeding but it has since dissapeared again. I will let you know how his appointment goes on monday.

God Bless!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

How about some cheese with that whine?

Oh my goodness.....
All I can say is C.O.L.I.C is horrible! Normally I can handle it. It doesn't shake me. I rock him, I shush him, I nurse him, I love on him, and then daddy takes him and tries the same thing. We switch back and forth all evening and it doesn't bother me. I mean, I feel bad for my sweet fussy babe, but I am Okay.

Not today.

Today he has been screaming all day long. Normally it is only in the evenings. It has pushed me to the brink of insanity. Adam is home sick today so I am alone and taking care of three boys. One of which, loves to vocalize non stop and very loudly. Any guesses?

I know tomorrow, hopefully after some sleep tonight, I will feel revived. It will be a new day. But in the mean time....maybe I should have some wine. Oh wait. that might upset his stomach even more. Darn, I guess not!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Praise Jesus

Hi there!! Thank you for praying for me!

The funniest picture of EJ yet! Is that my hand??

Well things have finally started to calm down a little. We are thinking more and more that EJ's intestinal bleeding was due to a food allergy. I went on the BRAT diet since that day, and we have had no bleeding at all. Other symptoms have also gotten better including his rash. So eczema, breathing difficulties, and severe food allergies are no fun, BUT they are manageable. Praise Jesus for allowing my son (my sensitive son) to be otherwise healthy. I am so relieved. I feel as if I have been through a lot with EJ's health and I am looking forward to now being able to breathe. Since his birth, I have been holding my breathe and just waiting for the shoe to drop. Waiting for everything to come crashing down. Hopefully I can leave that behind me and believe things are only going to look up. Our appt with the pediatric gastro Dr. is Monday and I look forward to meeting her.
Oh my sweet baby boy. What a ride so far....

Look at those baby blues!

ps. does anyone else notice how chubby his cheeks are getting? I love it!
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