The 'C' Michael's
Only a hint of the crazy lives we lead. Enjoy the story, if you can keep up!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Our visit to the pediatrician..
Caelyn has fractured her third metatarsal, or the third bone in her foot. It is minimally swollen and she still has a little limp. Luckily it is a hairline fracture and the only treatment is to wear a hard soled shoe.
This morning she woke-up with a fever of 102.7! Argh!!
On another note... my mom came into town yesterday and we decided ot brave the movies. We saw 'Marley and Me'. While a very cute movie, not appropriate for kids. Caelyn fell asleep about 1/2 through and Carson was ready to leave. He did pay attention as he could tell us all about how Marley was. It just wasn't the best movie for kids. Oh, well. Carrigan completely enjoyed the dark, and being held.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
...and to all a good night!
The big gift this year was a Wii. Carson was really quick to pick it up, Caelyn really doesn't care. Chad however, seemed to think he was a kid again. After the kids went to bed, well you can see from the picture. Poor Carrigan was suckered into watching.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Angels, due dates, and silent nights...?
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An image caught on a security camera at Presbyterian Hospital has everyone talking.
It was taken by the mother of a 14-year-old patient who wasn't expected to survive. She says the image is an angel who brought a miracle into her family.
Chelsea Banton was born 5 weeks premature and has endured chronic health problems her entire life. But this past September, a battle with pneumonia almost ended her life. Doctors at Presbyterian Hospital gave her mom, Colleen, devastating news.
"He said we've done all we can do," said Colleen Banton.
So Colleen made the heart-breaking decision to take her daughter of off life support. An hour later, something caught the hospital staff's attention.
"I was in the waiting room, my sister was inside and she says, you have to come and look," said Banton.
What she wanted her to see was a image on the security camera near Chelsea 's hospital room. It shows a bright light in the shape of an angel just outside of the doorway.
"I said oh wow, that's an angel and the nurse practitioner she's standing there and she said I've been working here for 15 years and I've never seen anything like this," said Banton.
While doctors and nurses crowded around the monitor, something else was happening-- Chelsea was getting better. "About an hour later, we took the mask off and her sats were higher then they'd ever been, doctors and nurses were amazed," said Banton
Three months after she arrived at the hospital, Chelsea got to go home. She'll live to see her 15th birthday on Christmas day and Colleen has no doubt what she saw on that monitor saved her daughter's life.
"I've never seen anything so bright, so beautiful," said Banton. "I don't think I would have brought Chelsea home from the hospital if the angel had not appeared."
To see more about "The Angel" click here
Just an example of our chaos....
Caelyn cookin' cookies for daddy!
Yup, a Jakers hug!
Caelyn at her Christmas party. Mrs. Deanna and friend Abby. Abby totally loves Carrigan. One day last week Abby was overhead saying to Caelyn, 'Your sister is so cute, she just makes me sick!'
Cousins Ben and Lorelai. Ben is 2 weeks younger than Carson. Lorelai just turned 2.
This picture deserved it's own post. This was Monday December 15th, my due date. I was at my postpartum check up with the best Ob in the whole world! You are my hero Dr. B! She is 32 weeks pregnant here, with her 3rd!
Carrigan had her 1 month well-check today. Completely hard to believe it's already been a month, now almost 5 weeks. She is officially 9 pounds and 21 inches long (we sure are glad she was early!) She did have a fever yesterday and a snotty nose. So no immunizations. She did sleep the best she ever has, last night... silent night huh? She went to sleep about 9:00 and at 5:00 I heard her being snotty. I felt bad because she hadn't eaten in many hours, so she ate, and went back to sleep until 8:00. Absoutely crazy!
Kids are wildly ready fo Christmas!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Complete and total bliss for someone... She seems to sink into our bed and pass out for hours on end. Gone are the days I could sleep like this!
Carson participated in the Millbridge tradition of Christmas Author's Day. Everyone had family attend, the read stories they wrote and there was food, of course! This is Ms. Lindsey, Carson's assistant teacher.
All 4 of us went to kindergarten this morning for about 4 hours! This is Mrs. Ritchie, she let Caelyn play kindergartner all morning... boy was she happy! Mrs. Ritchie was a great sport, allowing all of us to participate and help (somewhat). We are so lucky to have a great teacher for Carson. We can already see how much he has grown.
2 weeks out of school? Who's idea was this?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This should have been our Christmas card.Here is a picture of 'the building'. Chad has been working diligently... almost done!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Week 2 and counting...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
12 days old...
'Tis the season!! It's definitely Christmas when Caelyn walks around the house making up her own Christmas carols!
I'm really not sure what this was all about...? She was really happy though!
In memory of Sydney... I was looking back through old photos to see how much Carrigan resembles Caelyn. I found this pic and I just couldn't resist! This was February 2005!