Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brain Dump

I've had so many things on my mind the past few days, but haven't felt that they warranted individual blog posts. I also didn't think y'all would appreciate me hijacking your Twitter/Facebook home pages with tons of updates so, here we are. Welcome to my thoughts... be afraid, be very afraid.

-As you can see, I redesigned my blog. I was feeling a need for change, and spent a few hours playing around on Photobucket. (You can do some really cool things on there, by the way.) This is the outcome of me not being able to sleep, and getting my creative juices flowing. What do ya think?

-As of last week, Ethan was tipping the scales at 10 pounds 4 ounces; we'll get another weight check this Friday with the dreaded lovely cardiologist!

-I'm wondering if Ethan is trying to get some teeth. He's not been himself the past few days, and he's showing some textbook signs of teething. Oh boy.

-We're thisclose to having his nursery all set-up. By practical standards, we're good to go. There are just a few decorating type things I'd like to do before I'll say we're finished.

-It's amazing how rude strangers can be when there's a crying baby in a store. I witnessed my sister and mama lay the smack down on a lady in AC Moore for bad-mouthing Ethan. NEVER, EVER push the buttons of these two ladies, especially when it comes to their nephew/grandson! Consider yourselves warned.

-Jeramie and I will celebrate our 3-year anniversary in exactly one week, and what better way to celebrate than with our beautiful son and our AMAZING friends, Scott & Paige, who will be visiting after a very long year!

-I'm pretty sure we've experienced Ethan's first laugh, although Jeramie and I have differing opinions on what is considered a "true" laugh. He's looking for more of a "tee hee" while I'm content with noises coming out of the mouth of a smiling baby!

-We're looking into purchasing a new computer, most likely an iMac. I've had our desktop since my freshman year of college (August of 2000), and our laptop technically isn't ours. I'd say it's about time for an upgrade.

-We're still looking for an orthopedist, although we've gotten some pretty good leads.

-We established a "plan of action" with our feeding therapist on how to figure out what's going on with Ethan when he eats. He'll have a series of tests done that will: 1) check his Nissen to make sure it's still intact, 2) assess the way he swallows when eating, and 3) check to see if he has delayed gastric emptying. Hopefully these tests will give us the answers we need!

-My Sister's Keeper is an EXCELLENT book; I would highly recommend it. There is a quote in there that IS deserving of its own post, which will be coming soon.

-I'm pretty sure Annie thinks all of these new baby gadgets are for her. Her latest love: the Bumbo.

-The CVS pharmacy at the corner of Tryon & Walnut has THE BEST customer service! I'd give them my business any day. And, believe me, we've got a lot of business to give!

There you have it. A sneak peek into my mind over the past few days. I'm sure I'm leaving out tons of updates on Ethan, but the biggest will be after our cardio appointment on Friday. Pray for us; I'm already starting to feel anxious!


Mandy said...

Thanks for all the updates! I look forward to hearing what the cardiologist says on Friday. It sounds like it is a waiting game right now for the series of tests and orthopedist but I will be praying that those things happen sooner than later. I am going to play with photo bucket after I have this baby and school is done. How fun!! ;)

Aaron and Allyson Horton said...

Thanks for the updates Joye. I have been thinking & praying for you guys and wondering how things were going! I use to go to the CVS off of Tryon/Walnut too and I totally agree...the best customer service around:) Hope to see you guys soon!

Kim Smith said...

I'm liking the new design, Joye! Fun stuff! Thanks for the updates. Are you guys seeing Dr. Milazzo at all, or still just Dr. Idriss? I'm praying for your appointment tomorrow! And yes, I agree about the CVS on Tryon & Walnut... that is where we always go and they are great! Love ya girl!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the brain dump, it's good to know your thoughts! You've got one cute kid on your hands!

Anonymous said...

I love the new look of your Blog.

I love going to your blog and being greeted with this awesome picture of Ethan. It really shows how adorable he and my, what long eye lashes!

Annie sitting in the Bumbo is too cute.

Go get 'em Grandma B and Aunt Jesse!! Good for you!

I am glad Scott and Page are coming for a visit. I know you guys are very excited to see them. They are going to Love Ethan.

Thanks for sharing your brain dump with all of us, mine would not have been so nicely dumped out. It is a mess in there! :)

Love Grandma A

Tania said...

I love the new look of your blog... the top picture is the best part.
Best luck tomorrow... will be praying for good news. If your mama or sister ever need any help putting some people in their place tell them I can be their back up! Many clueless people out there :(
My husband still thinks I am stocking (sp?)you and your family. I am really NOT... I just care.
Tania K.

Jessica Davis said...

I mean, we do what we have to do. All the girls at the salon know what happened when I was venting today and feeling a little embrassed, and then walking through the mall we saw a lady pull her child so hard she fell and started crying..well as I was walking by and staring, and finally my friend said "jessi, GO SAVE THAT CHILD!" I do kind of feel like I should have a superhero shirt on below my all black attire.. I love my nephew, I'll beat up any bully even if she's 50. :) iMac, good idea, giving your sister the iTouch that comes with it, EXCELLENT. I can't wait to hear about the cardio. Please call me when you get a chance tomorrow and let me know what's up. I have uno client. And I'm glad to hear y'all have a plan of action. Ethan puzzles me! I think he's bored and doesn't want anyone to get too comfortable sitting down :) I can't believe how big he's kind of makes me sad and happy all at once. He's like a sour patch kid (which I think should be his costume for halloween) :) I love y'all and I can't wait to hear from you tomorrow!

Becca B. said...

Love the new look! So did you make that cute header on photobucket? I didn't think you could do that kind of stuff on there?!

HIlarious pic of the kitty in the bumbo.

Praying about Friday's appt in Arkansas! Love you guys!

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