Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Well we have had everything but normalcy around our house since our little man has arrived. The week after Crew was born, Ayden and Mya went to stay with their Grandma and Pawpaw for 4 nights. It was so quiet around here. We were able to catch up on sleep and go to our doctor appointments and a few other things we needed to do.
The next week Calvin met with a surgeon and found out that he would be having inguinal hernia surgery the following week and he would be off work for 4-6 weeks. The day after his surgery Ayden and Mya got sick with high fevers and were also throwing up.
By Saturday Crew had a fever and when I called my pediatrician they wanted me to take him to the ER and told me that he would probably be admitted to the Peds unit. This is just what happened. I kind of knew what was coming because I am a NICU nurse and we would do the same type of workup if our babies get sick but it sure doesn't make it easy. He was so pitiful and very uncomfortable. I was glad that I was at the hospital because it felt like a weight was lifted from me because he was on a monitor, they were able to check his bloodwork and give him IV fluids and antibiotics. He actually got worse on Sunday and wasn't hardly eating so thank goodness we were already there. By Sunday night/Monday morning his fever finally broke and he starte eating better on Monday as well. We were able to go home late Monday afternoon! There were a few things that I certainly learned that will make me more sympathetic to our NICU moms. One is that I can't imagine leaving your baby at the hospital. I didn't hardly want to leave his room, let alone leave the hospital. Thanks for all your prayers, visits, call, food, etc. Finally getting some good rest
I was able to catch his eyes open...this didn't happen much:(

In the ER, after they got done with all the tests.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And then there were three!

It kind of hit me on Saturday night as I was getting things ready for church on Sunday that I now have 3 kids:)....each one just as precious as the other! I couldn't resist this picture. They were all asleep in their beds and here awaited their outfits for their little bodies to fit into in the morning.
Here are my babies in thier baby blue:)

Another pose

One with Grandma and Pawpaw

The Young Bunch:)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crew Elijah Young

Well our little man finally made his entrance on May 26, 2010 at 9:47p.m. (our 9 year anniversary!) He weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 21in long. His Daddy even got to "catch" him:) Everyone is doing great! Here are a few pics from the first night....

This is how I started the day:)


Young, party of 5

Proud Big Sister

Very Excited Big Brother

His first moments!

This is how we ended the day:))))