Wednesday, December 26, 2007

More Christmas

We were so excited to have Grandma here for Christmas we had so much fun and Thomas loved all the attention he got.

I had to send Paul on a treasure hunt for his present because it was to big to wrap, some of the cluse stumped him but eventually he found it.

Grandma got a new camera for Christmas from my brothers and sisters and she spent most of Christmas taking pictures of Thomas and posing him in all sorts of ways, we thought this one was pretty cute!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


We all had a really fun Christmas, Thomas got a exersaucer from santa and a whole bunch of toys and clothes from the both of our families. I got a cricut and an ice cream maker wich is exaclty what I wanted. Paul got a table saw and floor mats for his truck.

Thomas is getting tired of us telling him he has to wait to open his presents.

Thomas is helping daddy open presents.
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Monday, December 17, 2007

Smiling on Camera!!

Thomas just continues to brighten our lives, more and more each day, and melt our hearts with his beautiful smile that he is none to shy to show off!!
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Saturday, December 15, 2007


Thomas started smiling on 11/26/07 we have been trying to take pictures of him smiling, this is the closest we could get.

Daddy found Thomas his new favorite binki that he loves.

Thomas in his recliner relaxing by the Christmas Tree ( he is really not supposed to be sitting in this yet)

This is our favorite picture that we have taken of Thomas, we liked it so much we used it as our Christmas Card.
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas!


Super Cute..

Putting up the tree!!

Who turned out the Christmas lights?

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Paul and I had our friends Elaina and Jeanette over for Thanksgiving, it was an interesting experience since this was my first attempt at cooking a turkey. (I only had to call my mom 10-12 times with turkey emergencies)

Paul carving our turkey (obviously)

When Grandma Shepherd came to town she bought Thomas this Thanksgiving outfit that he enjoyed wearing.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Much Ado About Nothing...

As many of you know Thomas was recently admitted to the childrens cardiac ICU in Phoenix, AZ for early onset heart failure. Yeah sounds pretty serious and we were devestated, but before telling you the happy ending let me back up to the beginning of the day.
When Thomas was first sent home from the NICU after he was born his cardiologist gave us a paper of signs to watch for that would should his heart condition was progressing as expected. As the weeks went by we began checking off some of the what we thought were signs he may be beginning to struggle. The last couple of days we checked off several. We called his cardiologist, who said these were normal and to just have him checked out by his pediatrician to day if possible. Well, we called his office and his nurse tried to send us to the emergency room refusing to see us. FYI the emergency room in Prescott is not where you want to be with an infant with a heart problem (unless of course you enjoy helicopter trips to Phoenix) So what now? Well his pediatrician is a family friend and unfortunately it was his day off, but we called him at home, he talked to us over the phone and he called his office to make sure someone there would see us just to listen to his heart and lungs and make sure everything was okay and that the symptoms were not signs of something else. We got there and the doctor who saw him did all sorts of tests, poked around in his ears, and got him real worked up, he was crying so loud (which he never does) I was suprised she could say anything when she put that stethascope to his chest and back. Well she said she did, she said she heard fluid on his lungs, and called the cardiologist. The decision was if there was fluid on his lungs it either meant he had entered heart failure early or had a lung infection, neither of which would have been the good news.
So we were off to Phoenix stopping at home for some extra clothes for all of us, expecting to be staying several nights. Another blessing for Thomas and we put him in the car for the long drive. The cardiac team readied a room for him in the ICU so they would be ready for us when we arrived. The first comment we got when we walked through the doors to the brand new facility was, "he looks good" as they wondered out loud why we were there. As you can see they hooked him all up, did an ultrasound, a chest x-ray, monitored his vitals. The verdict: they don't hear or see any fluid on his lungs, his heart is not in distress, you can go home. While they offered us a bed for the night due to the long drive, we weren't going to let them find another excuse to keep our baby in the hospital, he's had enough, and we went home. We are go glad he's okay, and feel blessed that it all turned out. He's our miracle baby we just wish he would stop trying to scare us.
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Friday, November 09, 2007

One Month and Counting!!

At last check 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 19 1/2 in...

And still growing...
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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Yeah Right!

Monday, November 05, 2007


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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy First Halloween

He was Daddy's Little Monster for Halloween.

Mom didn't think it was much of a strech since she hasn't been getting very much sleep lately.

Looks like he sleeps pretty well to me!!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

First Bath

Today Thomas had his first real bath, with no more cord and his circ. healing he could finally be immersed. And what do you know.. he loved it!! Happy and content, we feared a struggle, but he didn't squirm or fuss, the only thing he didn't like was getting out!

The sad part is as you can see he is starting to break out in the baby acne, his beautiful baby smooth and soft skin is dissapearing before our eyes.

Friday, October 26, 2007

He loves his Mom

We know because he won't sleep any other way!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Just Plain Cute!!

Asleep or Awake...
At least we think so....

And look no more belly button!!!