Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

Me & My Little Blessings

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Our's was very busy with Whitney's graduation and celebrating Mother's Day with both Peggy & my mom. It feels like one big whirl wind.

Whitney's Graduation
Congratulations Whitney!

Whitney graduated from University of North Alabama Saturday with a degree in Nursing. We are all very proud of her and wish her the very best.

Whitney & her family

There she is!

Dad grabbed Whitney's hat to try on

Then, he couldn't get it back on her head


After calling and checking in on Peggy and Millard regarding the kids, Doug and I decided to go out to eat. Susan recommended "Texas Roadhouse" to eat. It reminded us a lot of "Logan's Roadhouse" restaurant. They were having a Mother's Day special. Doug and I got 2 ribeyes, baked potato, baby onion (like a bloomin' onion), salad and teas for $30. Oh my gosh! Everything was delicious, especially the steak. The next time we are in Florence, we will definitely go back to "Texas Roadhouse". Yum!

We enjoyed having some time to ourselves without kids, but we did miss them something terrible. I couldn't hardly wait to get to Millard and Peggy's house, so I could get my arms around Katie and Colton. I guess I have to admit that I like holding Colton everytime he makes a noise. In return, he likes to be held (snuggled) a lot.

Mother's Day morning, I opened up my cards and gift from Doug, Katie and Colton. I received a new movie, "Bride Wars" with Anne Hathaway & Kate Hudson. Funny movie and great chick flick by the way. After church, we came back home for Doug to grill out ribeyes. Peggy and Millard came here to celebrate. Everything was delicious . . . steak, potatoes & salad. All I wanted to do was curl up in a blanket and take a nap. Later, we headed over to mom and dad's house. Because it was a little chilly, June put on a pot of her vegetable soup. She makes really good soup, it has just about everything in it. We all had a really good visit. We were all exhausted by the time we made it back home.

Colton Update
I'm really hoping that we've found a solution to our colic problem. As you may know, we started feeding Colton with Enfamil formula for fussy & gassy babies. He doesn't seem to have a lot of gas pains like before, since we started feeding him this formula.

Well, I had also noticed that he wasn't having regular bowel movements. Maryann told me it was because we put him on formula. Being concerned that he might get constipated, I called Dr. Lunsford to find out when they wanted to hear from me, if I might think Colton is constipated. The nurse said it was normal if a baby doesn't have a bowel movement between 3 to 5 days. I've been keeping a watchful eye on Colton and noticed he would have a bowel movement every 3rd day. He seemed to be in quite a bit of pain until he did have the bowel movements. I began receiving advice from family and friends, so I decided to call Dr. Lunsford again. I asked the nurse for some advice. I explained to her that I felt he was in some pain until he had a poop. The nurse suggested feeding him an ounce of juice to an ounce of water once a day. Of course, she added that if I felt this wasn't helping to give them a call again. Dr. Lunsford might suggest something else to be a little more aggressive. I'm really hoping this might help. Bless his heart, he is such a happier baby when he is regular. Believe me, I know how he feels.


Allison said...

Anya had the exact same problem as Colton and what worked for her was if I would drink about 2-4 oz. of prune juice before I nursed her. Now I know prune juice, blah, but it really did the trick, usually about an hour to 4 hours later she would go poop. I made prune juice a regular thing for our grocery list and it helped her so much. You have to just down it though as its really not the most wonderful thing to drink, but it worked wonders! We still want to come see you guys soon too.
Glad you had a Happy Mommy Day!

thekeyes said...

i've heard the same thing about the mom drinking prune juice. One of my friends was just talking about it working miracles for her kido's. may want to give it a shot. lol. glad you had a good mothers day!