Well as i was reading back the last time i wrote anything was in May of 2009. Caiden was 10 1/2 months old. Holy Moly a lot has happened in the past 2 years........ I don't know where to even start. lol
Lets start with Caiden. He is 3 now and man growing fast. He is all boy and beyond anything i could ask for in a son. He is talking up a storm and will repeat anything you say, so we have to be a little careful =). He is in Preschool 2 days a week and really loves it. He always talks about his friends and he will even tell you the kids he doesn't like. We have been working on potty training for the past year, yes i said a year and it has been a rough road, he did not want anything to do with the big boy potty. Then over night yes 1 year after starting the whole awful potty training stuff he woke up and that was it he was potty trained. He hasn't had one accident since HE decided he was ready. Maybe it was because with his new baby sister he knew he would get a ton of attention by going on the potty. That brings us to Ashlyn
Ashlyn Natalie is the newest addition to our family. She was born July 15th, 2011 at 1:56pm weighing in at 3lb 6oz and 16inches long. She was 5 weeks premature and spent 12 long days in the NICU. Ashlyn had a very rough start to this life but is doing amazing now. During my 28th week of pregnancy they noticed that my belly wasn't growing fast enough and i was only measuring around 25 weeks. The doctor scheduled a ultrasound to just make sure all was OK. At 30 weeks when i went in for the ultrasound, we got some very scary news. She wasn't growing. I was rushed to the hospital where i was given steroid shot to prepare for an early delivery and met with a perinatologist. They ran many test but could not find the cause for her not growing. He sent me home and i was to be monitored every 2 days and every 2 weeks do a growth check. All was OK, at my 32 week growth ultrasound she was still small but growing. They diagnosed her with IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction) at this time. They scheduled my c-section at this time to which was Aug 10th 2011 (37 weeks). I continued with my twice weekly ultrasounds and at my 35 week growth ultrasound everything came to a screeching halt. She hadn't grown in 4 weeks, She had completely stopped growing. I was rushed back to the hospital where they did an emergency c-section. We were all prepared for the worst. But let me tell you this little girl is a fighter, she came out perfect and small. She did have to spend some time in the NICU just to make sure she would eat and grow, which she did perfectly. After 12 days she game home at 3lb 13oz. We could not ask for anything more. She is perfect, our little miracle baby. Today at 10 weeks she weighs 6lb 13oz and is 19 in, finally the size of a newborn. She just had her 2 month check up and still amazes the doctors with how healthy and strong she is.
Now on to me and Chris, we are doing great, love being parents and watching our beautiful children grow. Chris is still working at UTI, He switched departments but i couldn't tell you to much about what he does, accounting and numbers stuff. Stuff that i don't understand LOL. I am still working on my nursing degree. But i think in on of my last posts i was just starting school. Well i am happy to say that i am all done with my pre-reqs and am officially on the waiting list for the nursing program. It is about 1 1/2 year wait. I will start taking a couple classed in January, so i don't get to far our of the loop. But i am excited to be one step closer to being done.
I am sure there is a lot more that is new since the last time i posted anything but as i remember new things and new things happen i will post them. I want to make sure that i keep this up to date so one day Caiden and Ashlyn can look back and see what was going on in there lives. I will also make sure to get some pictures up as i take them as well.