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Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 2008

1/31/2008 8:12:20 PM
The case of the missing silky.
It has happened. We lost a silky!!! Normally wouldn't be a big deal, but all the sudden Cole only likes his old silkys. He has 3 so that is a good thing, but now we are down to 2. Not sure what happened to the other, maybe it is at church? I bought Cole a really cute new one this weekend before the old one became missing. He didn't like the new one at all and won't even touch it. Hopefully we don't lose any more.
1/17/2008 10:03:35 AM
Cole Pooped on the potty!
Yesterday Cole looked like he was going to poop so I asked him if he wanted to poop on the potty. He said yes so we ran to the bathroom and he pooped! It was just a little bit but he did it! Matt took a picture of the poop because he is gross.
Cole is doing much better. His fever went away Monday night and he's fine other than a bit of a runny nose. Rylie has a cold now too and is pretty grumpy. I ended up taking them to work with me yesterday because Cole couldn't be around Jayda due to her surgery and his fever. I hope everyone stays healthy so they don't have to go to my work. They are much happier at Grandma's house and much healthier too!
1/13/2008 8:45:42 PM
Rylie is doing great without medication. She hasn't spit up at all today and we even increased her formula to 5 ounces every 3-4 hours. Cole on the other hand isn't doing as great. He is sick again. He woke up from his nap with a fever of 104 degrees. I called the doctor's office and they said it is ok as long as it doesn't hit 105. We gave him medicine and it went down to around 100. I figured he'd get sick since he went to my work on Thursday and Friday. Matt might have to stay home with him on Tuesday because Jayda's surgery is Friday and she can't have a fever or it will be canceled. She is having surgery to make her hand more flexible and to prevent problems in the future.

I got some really sad news today that one of my really close friends delivered her baby at only 27 weeks and he passed away last night. I can't even imagine how hard that must be. :( I really want to go see her but she is in ICU so I have to wait until she gets out. Hopefully that will be tomorrow. I'm glad I'm off of work tomorrow so I can maybe go see her.

1/7/2008 7:00:11 AM
It has continued!
Rylie slept through the night the last two nights as well. :) She is doing great, especially for having Reflux. Normally it is hard for reflux babies to sleep well at night, so we are pretty lucky. She's had a flare up of reflux the last few days but is still sleeping great.

The not so good news, Cole is a grump! He had another tooth break through the skin, so now there are 2 pushing their way out and he is just a wreck. He really seems miserable. He also started the "no" phase. Everything we tell him to do or not do he says "NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" in a long drawn out snotty way. It is adorable so it is hard to not laugh but we don't want to encourage it. The little stinker!

We finally got out of the house this weekend. We just went to babies r us and target, but it was soooo nice to get out of the house after a week of being stuck at home. Matt and Krista came over Saturday night so the Matts could play guitar hero. We also went to Grandma Score's house for a couple hours last night.

Next weekend will be a first for us. Cole and Rylie both are going to spend the night at Grandma and Grandpa Case's on Friday. We're going out to eat with Matt and Krista. It'll be nice to have a night off! I haven't had a night off from children in a few months. I'm looking forward to it.
1/6/2008 12:17:39 AM
Rylie slept through the night!!!
Last night, Rylie went to bed at 9:30 pm. She slept the entire night and I had to wake her up at 6am to eat! Let's hope this is going to happen regularly. :)
1/4/2008 12:01:04 PM
By the way, Cole had another tooth pop through yesterday or the day before. I just noticed it last night. That might be part of his crankiness lately. I thought he would get the one of the bottom first because the bottom gums have been so much more swollen than the top but one came in on the top right side.

Even though he's been sick and is teething, Cole has been doing a great job sleeping through the night. I very rarely hear him and when he wakes up, he goes back to sleep on his own. Rylie crying in the night doesn't even wake him up. He's such a good sleeper.

Right now he gets up around 5:45 (on work days but 7 on non-work days) goes down for a nap from 11-2 and then goes to bed for the night at 7. He is obsessed with Elmo and Blue's Clues. We watch them constantly and are very sick of it!! Rylie has been watching Elmo lately too. I think the dancing red thing catches her attention pretty easily. Cole's favorite thing to do is roll around on the floor and wrestle with Daddy and play hide and seek (he hides behind the curtain or a blanket and says "where go?")

1/4/2008 7:30:45 AM
Much better!
We're all doing much better. Rylie and I are still kinda sick but Cole and Matt are doing really well. I'm going to try to give Rylie her medicine again this morning when she wakes up. Hopefully she'll keep it in and we can get her back up to 4 ounces at a time. Yesterday she wouldn't take or keep in more than 2 ounces at a time but we did switch her back to 3 at bedtime last night. She took a 3 ounce bottle, went to sleep and woke up 6 hours later. Then she took a 3 ounce bottle, went back to sleep and is still sleeping 4 and a half hours later. I love sleeping again! She's been consistently going 5 or 6 hours in the night and it is wonderful!! So much better than 3 hours. :) I finally feel like I'm getting close to enough rest. :)
I'm staying home with the kids today in order to not expose other people to this horrible sickness!
1/3/2008 8:07:59 AM
This sucks!
Cole went all day yesterday with no vomiting or diarrhea. That is great and he's eating more often. The bad news is that Rylie for sure has it and so do Matt and I. Rylie has been throwing up since Tuesday night and can't keep much food in. She's also had some really bad diapers. We know it isn't the medicine because we didn't give it to her last night and she's still puking. She seems pretty uncomfortable. Last night after dinner Matt and I started. Matt started throwing up right away but I just felt miserable and had the poops til 2am. Finally I woke up feeling more aweful than ever and threw up. After that I felt so much better and haven't thrown up since. I'm just stuck with diarrhea. I know, too much info.. hehe.
1/2/2008 8:42:06 AM
Poor Babies!
We have a sick house right now. Beware!
Cole started throwing up Monday morning. He must have some sort of stomach virus. He threw up a small amount Monday morning before I took him to my parents' house. I thought he was fine and just coughed some up. About an hour after I got to work, my mom called and said that he threw up all over. He ate a bowl of oatmeal and it all came up. Poor kid :( So Matt left work and went and picked him up. On the way home he puked in Matt's car. Luckily Matt had a towel over Cole so most of it went on the towel. Once they got home he puked again and took a nap. He was doing much better after his nap and ate a couple crackers and a banana. He even drank some water and kept it all in. The rest of the night he was fine. He seemed to be in a good mood and was only mad that he couldn't have milk.

In the morning he had some milk and kept it in. We figured it was over with and let him eat some bananas and chicken noodle soup. He kept that in and took a nap for a couple hours. When he woke up I let him have some more milk and he ended up throwing it up. Later he had rice and a banana for dinner and he threw up for hours. We figure it was the milk that did it because he kept rice and bananas in for so long before. Once the milk was out of his system he was fine again. He finally stopped throwing up and went to bed around 10:00 last night. He made it through the night puke free and got up this morning asking for milk. He has thrown about 8 tantrums today over it but I've been making him drink water and apple juice. He ate a banana and some jello and quite a bit of water and so far so good. We'll take it easy for the next couple days and no milk to get him better!

Last night Matt gave Rylie her medicine and she puked within a couple minutes. We were worried that she got whatever Cole has but she didn't puke again for the rest of the night. This morning I gave her her medicine again and she puked within 2 minutes. The Zantac took a week or so to start making her throw up so we think that might be the case now. The Prilosec is starting to get to her. OR it is just her reflux acting up. We really don't know! I'm going to keep giving it to her and see what happens. If she throws up tonight we'll take a break for a couple days and make sure she's not just sick.