Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
I don't have a picture of them opening the box, but the activity was to decorate the Christmas tree. They were so bummed our tree was already decorated. Kris and I had done it almost a week ago. But when they opened the box it had a 4 tiny pink ornaments and a little note that directed them to the storage room where they found their own little tree for their room. OH MY GOSH! You would have thought they had died and gone to heaven. Molly kept telling me over and over that I was the best mom ever and that I was the best mom she had ever had (funny, I'm the only mom she's ever had) It went on and on and on! Best money ever spend. They got to decorate it all on their own. It was so cute. They were singing songs and loved every second. I loved just watching them. This was the big kick off!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
- Laryngomalacia is the most frequent cause of noisy breathing (stridor) in infants and children.
- Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital anomaly (birth defect) of the voice box (larynx).
- The cause of laryngomalacia and the reason why the tissue is floppy is unknown. The part of the nervous system that gives tone to the airway is most likely underdeveloped.
Infants with laryngomalacia have intermittent noisy breathing when breathing in (inspiratory stridor) becomes worse with agitation, crying, excitement, feeding or position / sleeping in the supine (on the back) position. These symptoms are often present at birth and are usually apparent within the first 10 days of life. However, noisy breathing (stridor) of infantile laryngomalacia may be present in babies up to one year of age.
Signs and Symptoms of Laryngomalacia:
Symptoms will often increase or get worse over the first few months after diagnosis, usually between 4-8 months of age. Most children with laryngomalacia outgrow the noisy breathing (stridor) by 12-18 months of age.
Other symptoms that can be associated with laryngomalacia include:
- Poor weight gain
- Difficulty with feeding
- Regurgitation of food (vomiting or spitting up)
- Choking on food
- Apnea (stops breathing)
- Chest and / or neck retractions (chest and / or neck sinking in with each breath)
- Turning blue (cyanosis)
- Gastroesophageal reflux (spitting up of acid from the stomach)
Infants in this category have non-complicated laryngomalacia with typical noisy breathing when breathing in (inspiratory stridor) without significant airway obstructive events, feeding issues, or other symptoms associated with laryngomalacia. These infants have noisy breathing (stridor) that is annoying to the caregivers but does not cause other health care problems. These patients will usually outgrow the stridor by 12-18 months of age. Even though your child may have mild laryngomalacia, it is still important to watch for signs or symptoms of worsening laryngomalacia.
Infants in this category have the following symptoms:
- Noisy breathing when breathing in (inspiratory stridor)
- Regurgitation (vomiting or spitting up)
- Airway obstruction (from floppy voice box tissue)
- Feeding difficulties without poor weight gain (failure to thrive)
- Clinical history of airway symptoms severe enough to warrant multiple visits to an emergency department or hospital
- Gastroesophageal reflux (spitting up of acid from the stomach)
These patients also will typically outgrow the stridor by 12-18 months of age but may require treatment for gastroesophageal reflux. Even though your child may have moderate laryngomalacia, it is still important to watch for signs and symptoms of worsening laryngomalacia.
Patients in this category often require surgical intervention for treatment and to lessen the degree of symptoms. Your doctor may recommend surgery if your child has any of the following symptoms:
- Life-threatening apnea
- Significant cyanotic (blue) spells
- Failure to thrive with feeding difficulty
- Significant chest wall and neck retractions with breathing
- Requires oxygen to breathe
- Heart or lung problems as a result of chronic oxygen depravation
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Here is my sweet baby in her amazing dress. I LOVE it! My mom was not able to participate or be part of the blessing so I asked her if she would make Nora a blanket. Turns out that didn't work out. Such a big project for someone who has no time, and I picked out the most difficult blanket for her to crochet. Anyway she was a great sport and ended up getting Nora this blessing dress in Japan instead. I love the dress, but love also what it represents (Amazing grandparents that love this baby and were busy serving the Lord. I love that the dress was from Japan representing family there that was not able to be with us, not only my mom and dad, but my little sister also serving in another mission in Japan.). I think this dress represented them so well. I love this baby Nor Nor. She is so sweet and adds so much joy and happiness to out home. How would we ever live without her?
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
The day was amazing. Kris did such an amazing job with the blessing.
Some of the things that were said in her blessing:
She was told that she was given 2 gifts. A body that she should protect. Do no harm to your body. Don't take any harmful substances. The second gift is Agency. "You'll use it for good."
She will respect, love, and have a close bond with her mother. She is a child of our Heavenly Father. Treat others with respect because they are also children of our Heavenly Father. She is a product of Fasting and Prayers of loved ones. She would have a testimony of Fasting and Prayer and grow close to her Heavenly Father. That when she falls short she can come to her parents for help and rely on her Savior Jesus Christ to repent and in times of grief or sorrow.
You'll be married in the temple for all time and eternity
Your sisters can't wait to show you the ropes.
The blessing was amazing and oveoulsy was the highlight of the day but all of the little details are so much fun as well. Here are the details of the blessing.
Her dress was given to her by Grandma. She got it in Japan and it was so fun to have a little something to represent Grandpa and Grandma who were not able to be there.
Once we got home we changed her into her onesie. This was a tradition that was started with Molly. Cydne's husband Brayden was on his mission when Molly was born and had his sister send a gift for her. It was a onesie with her name on it and a little mini blanket. We put it on Molly the day she was blessed signifiing that she had been given a name. I love the tradition so much we have kept it going. So we put on her Name once when we got home to keep her dress nice and signify what the day was all about.
Now for the party.