Friday, June 6, 2008

Travis Aaron is 6 months today!!!


So today is the 6Th month marker for Travis. I can hardly believe that he has been with us already 6 months. He is getting so big and has the signs of a great sense of humor. Always laughing and smiling. OK, so maybe not all the time for you mommies out there....you know that they don't do it all the time. But seriously he is a great baby!! I am so in love with him, he is mommy's other man!

Life with adding a second child has been challenging but yet rewarding all at the same time. I have learned a lot about myself in the process. We have been dealt with some tough times since his arrival but when I compare it to others it really wasn't so bad, especially with our recent visits to Texas Children's Hospital. Our kids issues were so tiny but to us they were huge. We have been battling colds, seizures, and hernia surgery. Both kids were in the hospital for serious colds. Travis at barely 5 weeks and Campbell at 20 months . Travis had caught a cold from Campbell who had previously had croup about a week after he was born. One evening I was calling to book an appointment for the next day (follow up)
and decided to call back and get him checked that night. I had this strong feeling that something wasn't right. Sure enough we were whisked off to the hospital for lack of oxygen in his system. We stayed the night and the whole next day. With Campbell she seemed to be sick for weeks on end from February thru first of April. At one point she had a seizure right in front of our eyes and in Lance's arms. Talk about scary. We actually thought she was dead at one point when I was on the phone with 911 because we couldn't see her breathing. Lance still gets tears in his eyes when he thinks about that moment. Needless to say the seizure landed us at two different hospitals and being admitted to TCH for an overnight and day stay. The trooper of that experience was Travis. Poor little guy had to stay in the hospital too seeing that he is breast feed exclusively....Daddy just couldn't take him home. The hospital was so nice to accommodate us with an extra baby. The rest of April was spent having an MRI and an EEG to see if they could find out why she had a seizure. All tests were perfect results and no explanation of why she had the seizure. We are just pleased that she is back to her happy and healthy self....now entering the terrible twos. May brought us surgery for Travis. With a hernia and a hydro seal. He ended up having a double hernia and a hydro seal. Poor little guy was put all the way under and was I feeling empty as a mommy when they took him back for surgery and I had to turn around and push an empty stroller....talk about feeling as if a part of you was gone. Luckily, two+ hours later he was back in my arms trying to feel normal again after being asleep with some serious drugs. He just had his post op visit and all looks as if it is healing well.

So that gives you an idea of how we have spent our last six months. And if it wasn't a child that was sick it was one of us coming down with whatever the kids had. But in the end the important thing is that we made it through and we are a healthy family today...at least for the moment.


2 comments:

The Sanders House said...

YEAH!!!! HIP HIP HOOORAH!!!! YOU CAME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE! (just kidding) I am so very proud of you playlists, videos, and stylish color scheme. No one would every know you just started! :) I am glad to have lived through all those experiences with you and alongside you! Can't wait to see your next post!

Evan said...

Too cool! Great to see the pics and read what's up over there! Cool bikes you guy've got! See the comment I left on your first post....

Evan :)