Wednesday, November 30, 2011

9.40 - Another Gain

I am happy to report that Hope has gained more weight.  I plan to document it every two weeks because then I remember this time and Hope will see how great she did when she gets old.  For anyone that does not do kilograms (haha...I know my heart friends all know about kilograms), Hope weighs 20 pounds 11.57 ounces.  Two weeks ago she weighed 9.15 kilos or 20 pounds 2.75 ounces.  That is a great weight gain!
A lot of the kids playing with legos on Thanksgiving.  There are a whole lot more kids in the family.

We had a great Thanksgiving this year and enjoyed spending time with family.  We made dinner at our house that included a Tur-Duc-Hen...which is a de-boned chicken stuffed in a de-boned duck stuffed in a de-boned turkey.  It was our first year trying it and it was really good.  I got it from The Cajun Grocer and they do a great job of creating and stuffing it.  We also had a turkey and a ham...for our less daring relatives.  Everyone brought great food for sharing and we were all stuffed at the end of the night.
My Grandma (87) and Hope.
Swimming at the hotel (a rare picture of myself)

Jerry had to work on Friday and when he got off work we all packed into the car for a long drive to Kentucky to see my dad and his family.  My grandparents are 92 and 87 and they have never met Hope.  I wanted them to meet her, but I sure did not enjoy the drive.  Over 8 hours each way with 4 kids in the car is NOT fun.  I really tried, but about the millionth time I was asked if we were there yet...ughhh...I had reached my limit.  Oh's not like we do it all the time.  It was the first real trip we have made since Hope was born, so I guess I can go another 2 years before we make another long trip.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Funny Faces

I just had to share the picture-taking fun we had the other day.  My kids are the funniest and I love them so much.  They make me laugh so much and I can't believe how much entertainment we can have with just a camera.

We are all looking forward to Thanksgiving and I plan to spend some time working on a blog about everything I have to be thankful for.  We are traveling this weekend (after a huge feast on Thursday), so I may not be able to write until next week.

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving and remembers what the holiday is for...remembering to be thankful for everything you have in life.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

9.15 kg = OVER 20 POUNDS!!!

Yeah...that is the best word to describe how Hope's weigh in went this morning. She did throwing up this time and I know everyone was thrilled about that!  Yes, my little sweetie loves to throw up on any and all medical exceptions.

Later in the day we had a Nephrology appointment.  This is to check on her kidneys...which seem to be doing what they are supposed to do.  Her bloodwork has not changed and that is great news.  We only have to do an ultrasound once a year now and that is wonderful news.  We still have to come back every 3 months to visit with the nurses and spend the day downtown, but I am happy with that plan.

In other oldest son, Jerry, turned 6 on 11/11/11.  He is getting so big and is such a great kid.  We went to his parent teacher conference last night and his teacher just loves him.  He is very quiet, but also very polite and really nice.  He is learning so much this year and is starting to read...amazing.