Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Posted by Jen at 5:41 AM
Sunday, June 28, 2009
And today your new friend Juliet Jude was born! Welcome to the world little Nemecek! We cannot wait to meet you!
Posted by Jen at 6:59 AM
Friday, June 26, 2009
Also, the University of MN CF patients live 10 years longer (on average) than the country's median age of 37. To me that proves that they are amazing doctors that know what they are doing and are doing everything possible for our son to live as normal a life as is possible.
I mean, come on...wouldn't you do absolutely anything to ensure that this little guy gets to live a happy, long life?
Posted by Jen at 1:01 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
We got scheduled in for his Infant PFT and bronchoscopy at 9 am on July 27th. We are the very first family at our clinic to do both procedures back-to-back so hopefully it all goes smoothly. We learned that we have to deprive him of sleep (so that he is sleepy when they give him the oral meds that will sedate him) and he cannot eat after 6 am. Oh boy...that should be interesting. For those of you who have met our little guy, when he is hungry or tired he is a very crabby baby! Oh well, we do what we gotta do!
As you have read, Gavin spends hours throughout the day in his jumperoo, so I combined two of his favorite things. His jumperoo and playing in just a diaper :) Boy did he have fun!
This picture sums up many of our evenings. All three of my boys are lounging on the living room floor. Casey was "talking" to Gavin who decided it was more exciting to roll over and stare at Louie, who in turn didn't care at all about either Casey or Gavin :)
When Gavin is not interested in staring at Louie (which is rare!) he is often found playing with his toes.
He also loves to have tummy time playing on the boppy. The other day I came back into the room and found him out like a light all curled up.
I left and came back again and he was using it as a pillow...
We will miss you Michael Jackson. You were my most favorite performer growing up. I spent 15 years of my life dancing and you were such an inspiration! I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that we will never see you perform or sing ever again. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Jen at 6:13 PM
Monday, June 22, 2009
On Saturday night I most definitely did not stay out until 1:30 a.m. celebrating my friend Emily's upcoming wedding at her bachelorette party in downtown Minneapolis. I of course did not convince several bartenders to fill her shot glass ring with free shots. Nope, not me! I'm a responsible mom now. I would never get a little crazy on a girls night! And Casey would definitely not pack up our 4 1/2 month old baby in the middle of the night to go pick me up. No way. We're way too good of parents to ever do that! I of course did not get annoyed that Casey was not there in the 15 minutes he had promised. I did not forget that it takes extra time to get out the door when you have to get a sleeping baby in the car.
I don't try to tell myself that Gavin will of course attend the University of Minnesota for college even though I myself went to school in Wisconsin and his dad in Colorado. I never consider the fact that he may want to move out of state. No way. Not my son. He will be a Gopher fan forever.
I would never find a way for Gavin to do his "own" nebulizer treatments at night. I would never wait until so late in the evening to do them that I am truly exhausted. I would never love the fact that Gavin sleeps right through both his nebulizer and chest therapy making it so much easier for mom and dad. Nope, not me!
Posted by Jen at 12:13 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The saying, "don't wake a sleeping baby" unfortunately doesn't work in this house...our little man has to get woken up for treatments at night, and now for more feedings. But I am not complaining, if it keeps him healthy and strong then it is all worth it.
Thank goodness we have a clinic appointment this upcoming Thursday to see if we are overreacting or if we need to begin his lifelong process of adding calories.
Posted by Jen at 9:26 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
We spent the afternoon trying everything to avoid turning on the A/C. All windows and doors were open, and we had a fan going...can you tell that I hate having the air on?!? For those of you out of state, Minnesota summers are really, really humid! So although it was only in the eighties it felt much steamier because we all are sweaty and sticky!
Posted by Jen at 7:51 PM
Gavin has always enjoyed his jumperoo, but only recently has he figured out that he can get himself to bounce around instead of just twirling or standing. Look at those little frog legs go!
I think part of the reason that Gavin loves this toy so much is that it allows him to be upright without anyone holding him. And the world looks a lot different when you're not stuck on your back! One of his favorite things to do is watch Louie (our dog) and laugh at him. I only caught a little bit of the giggles on tape, but you can see how much Gavin loves the dog...and how little the dog wants anything to do with Gavin!
I really should start taking videos with our video camera vs. our digital camera to get some better quality clips...but no matter what Gav sure is cute in all of them! Not that I am biased or anything :)
We are stuck inside again as it is gonna be another humid, sticky, stormy kind of day. Oh well, at least our lawn is nice and green! Maybe we'll all just hang out in jammies today...
Posted by Jen at 6:47 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I brought my camera with us to the grad party on Saturday but I only took one picture. I know I know, really? Me? Forget to take pictures? I guess I was just too busy talking!! The one I took does show off Gavin in
While we were in Rochester, Casey's mom took out a hand mirror for Gavin to play with...it was a hit! Not only did he enjoy staring at his reflection, he also decided to lick his reflection. What a goon.
Yesterday evening we met up with some of Casey's family to celebrate Father's day with his grandpa who is currently living in an "old folks home." The Brown's had the biggest family in attendance (eight of us) what a lucky guy! Of course everyone had to have some time to stare at our little man! From left to right, Great-Aunt Julie, Great-Grandpa (Charlie) Brown, Great-Grandma (Jerry) Brown. Casey's mom, Uncle Jeff and Aunt Kate were also present.
Can you tell that I love babies in overalls?
The fact that he matched the decorations was purely coincidental
What happens when it's daddy's turn to do Gavin's treatments and he's waited until late at night and is really tired?
Posted by Jen at 3:45 PM