It’s a…..

After what seems like the longest 21 weeks of my life, we finally got to see Baby H. again today!  Wahoo! 
Obviously, we’ve been very excited to find out the gender of our fetus…but also super curious to make sure everything is going well and we’re having a healthy baby.  There are a couple of concerns that we need to have checked out again in a month (yay, for another ultrasound- boo for the worry) so keep us in your prayers.  The doc was awesome when she called to talk to me about her concerns and is hoping that it will fix itself.  So anyway…Baby apparently has a small stomach and mild left renal pyelectasis (which you can Google if you want).  Cross your fingers that the stomach was just empty and that the other thing just magically goes away. (Thanks)

And then on to the fun part!

Cash is super excited to let you know what’s going on….

It’s a boy…in case you’re color blind or don’t understand the concept of the balloons.  My boys couldn’t be happier.  And as much as I said I really wanted a boy, part of me is a little sad that I don’t get a girl…but maybe we can try again 😉

So…let the name sharing begin!  Chris really, really, really wants to name him Charlie…which results in Cash really wanting to name him Charlie too…which loosely translates to me having one kid named after Johnny Cash and one kid named after Charlie Pride.  Not sure how I feel about that yet….

And thanks to my sissy for taking our pictures today! 



2 months

It’s been 2 months since my parotidectomy. I think it’s time for an update!image

I’m pretty much back to normal. Still a little bit of lower lip droop. Occasionally, I can feel it start when I am talking, otherwise it only affects me if I’m trying to take a big bite of a sandwich.image

Or scream for help.

My scar is healing very nicely. The incision itself doesn’t hurt, it just itches.image

My ear lobe is numb, which I expected. The rest of my ear is pretty painful most of the time. It feel like someone punched me- kinda achy and burning. The area where my parotid gland was located is still sore.

All in all, I’m feeling great. Really, the only thing that bugs me is my sore ear. I continue to compulsively check my left parotid for lumps- there’s a tiny something hanging out there that I am keeping an eye on.

My next ENT appointment is in July, I’ll update again after that.

Oh Ruby….

Ruby turned 3 last week.

I decided to save a few pennies, and take her 3 year pictures myself. I bought her a new dress, some pink balloons, and we brought her scooter with too!

Unfortunately, this is the first picture I got….

So, I dragged out the scooter, thinking that would give her something to focus on.

Did I mention that she thinks she’s Evil Knievel on it?

Maybe not. Let’s try the balloons.

Maybe the lake is distracting, let’s try a different location.

This location seems to be working better!

Or not.

Let’s climb to the top of the hill and try sitting by the fountain!

Guess Ruby didn’t like that idea.

By this time, I was exhausted, so we went home.

Ruby was worn out enough to cooperate for a single shot.