Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Helmet a little too late

Jackson fell out of his crib Sunday night. Well actually, his crib broke and fell on Makayla and tossed Jackson on his head. I wasn't to worried because he didn't have a knot or bruise. The next morning however, we discovered that Jackson had thrown up in the night. He threw up all day and slept most he day. I started to worry that maybe it wasn't just the flu, but that maybe he had hurt his head. I had been trying all morning to get into the doctor but they couldn't see me til 4:30 and at that time Jeremy got a hold of his surgeon both Doctors said it wasn't a bad idea to go to the emergency room but his surgeon wasn't too worried and thought it would probably be a waste of time and money. It would have probably cost us around 800 to 1500 dollars. Ouch! (he would have had a CT scan)

by around 5 he ate and started talking a little and smiling so we just checked on him a lot thought the night. He woke up twice at night and I gave him water and yogurt which he didn't throw up and he hasn't thrown up since about 8:30 last night.

Today he's wearing his helmet every other hour except for when he's sleeping and in his car seat. He doesn't like it very much but I guess he'll get used to it. Tomorrow he'll wear it for 2 hours then take it off for one. He won't wear it while asleep or in his carseat for a few days. His fifth day wearing it he'll keep it on 23 hours sleeping and in his carseat. So from then on out he'll wear it 23 hours a day. He'll take it off one hour a day for bathtime and I'll clean his helmet and make sure it dries completely.

How do you like his stickers?

Monday, January 15, 2007

Jamming on my ipod

Here's Makayla with Jeremy's Ipod. She was dancing all over the house.


wanted me to take a picture of his mean face.

Jackson and dad are buds.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Back into the swing of things

It's nice to be a little bit back to normal. Makayla's back in school and my goal is to be back at the gym this week (after a nice 2 month absence)

Today was wacky day at Makayla's school. I'll have to post some pictures of her outfit. She wore her bathrobe as a coat and mix matched shoes, a tutu over her jeans and her hair is in one braid and one bun like pigtails. She looks great.

I gave the baby his first full bath today. I washed his hair and everything.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Fruits of the loom

I'd like to thank my sisters for the care package they sent Jackson and the kids, and especially for the underwear they sent for me. I think the kids got more use out of them then I will.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Our House

Our offer on this house was accepted and we'll be closing in the next week or so.
We're so excited to be done with duplex living and be in a big place where the kids can play and not feel right on top of us. Our neighborhood is beautiful and the whole area is amazing. Our backyard has a big fort and swingset. It's pretty worked but with some TLC the kids will love it. Jeremy is promising to let me update the kitchen and rest of the house to my liking. (no complaining here) It has a gameroom up and Master bedroom down. It also has two living areas and two eating areas. (one formal and one not) Who knows what we'll do with the formal areas.

Most of the homes in the area have garage entry in back with allies. It really makes the street less crowded with cars and cleans up the front of the homes.


So our new blog for jackson's surgery is at www.jacksonsmellon.blogspot.com.

We're Home!

We got home today around noon from the hospital. It's so nice to be home. I was pretty antsie to get home. Now that I'm here, I realize how nice it was to be there and taken care of.

I'm setting up a new blog. It will be strictly of Jackson at the hospital. I'm doing this so any little kids (cousins, sisters, and MAKAYLA) who get on our blog to look at pictures won't be shown anything that would worry them.

Makayla won't look at Jackson or even be in the same room with him. She's our very sensitive soul.