Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Keep praying for her!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Ryder is up to a size three diaper, seven ounce bottles, and twelve month clothes.
Now bear with me... with a total of eleven girls there were lots of pictures taken. Here are the top few!
Does it get any cuter then this?! I hope to have a little girl like her one day :)
Ryder is holding his head up so well now
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Ally throughout the night was given morphine which didn't even touch the pain, and apparently made he feel pretty awful. My dad told me they brought in a pain management specialist to help take care of her, but he said whatever they did didn't help much. Now they are on there way home with pretty much the same answers as before. We know we will all be better soon, but just wish Ally was in the same boat we were. Please keep her in your prayers the next month or so.
Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and well wishes over the past few days, thank you to Patty for sitting with us in the E.R. last night, and thank you Auntie and Uncle Sean for picking up mom and Ally.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
My sister Ally has been sick now since December 26th. It started out as what we though was a little cold. She never started to get any better, and adventually got worse. While we were on our cruise my mom took her to the doctors and the emergency room where they did lots of tests, and came up with no answers. She had been to the doctors several more times because Ally was just aching all over, had belly pain, and had absolutely no energy. With still no answers we weren't sure if we should go to Orlando for the weekend. The doctor assured us to go, that it couldn't do any harm. We were all hopeful that after seeing her friends from Florida that she hadn't seen in forever it would get her mind off of things. Unfortunately that wasn't the case, and we even had to push her in a wheel chair through Disney World. While in Florida my mom got a phone call from the E.R. saying she had tested positive for Lyme's Disease. For those not from New England, it is the disease you can get from being bitten by a tick. Ticks in this area are awful and unfortulately it seems to be slightly common around here. My mom and Ally spent all day today at the doctors, E.R., and the cardiologist and still have no answers. We are thankful her heart checked out okay since she had been having awful heart pain for weeks now. We are very fustrated because Ally feels absolutely awful, and patients are running thin while we try to find an answer. She is laying in bed now, and has just taken the pain medicine the doctor prescribed for her to take the pain away.
Please say a quick prayer for our family to get through this time. My mom needs the strength to handle the constant sickness around her, and Ally needs a prayer to help her body get back to it's normal self.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Our first day on the ship we spent watching the playoffs for football.... Go Eagles! The next day we had a sea day. We spent the day getting some sun, in the casino, playing each other in Scrabble (I beat Derrik 3 times!... for anyone who knows how competitive he is this is an amazing accomplishment. I've never beat him at anything), eating amazing food, and just enjoying some time to have fun!
Our second day we were in Roatan. We went to Tabyana Beach which has the most amazing snorkeling. He had such a great time out in the water together. Before I met Derrik he was terrified from the water, and now he has come such a long way. We went so far out, and he was such a champ though it all. He cut his hand open on some coral, but managed to survive.
Danielle heading into the cave... extremely chlosterphobic (spelling?!)
Derrik and Danielle inside the cave
A monkey in the shopping plaza in Cozumel... the sweest thing ever! I loved it!.. It pooped on me right before this picture... yuck!
Our next day was at sea and spent doing the same things as the previous sea day, but with some serious napping too! We new that as much as we wanted to enjoy the sun and fun of vacation that taking a nap was something we really miss with the little man around all the time.
Our next day was at Great Stirrup Cay. We went snorkeling again which was a lot of fun this time. There was a huge rock to swim out to and swim around it. We spent some time out in the water, got out and got some drinks, and soaked up the last of the sun we could on our vacaton!
Savoring the last of our vacation!
We had such an amazing time together, and thank my parents so much for giving us this time away before life gets so crazy again with baseball. My mother ended up in the ER twice while we were gone. Once for herself with kidney stones, and once with Ally who has been sick since Christmas and unfortunately still is. She had the week from hell, and I felt awful knowing I was off having such a great time. She is such a great Grammy! Also a huge thank you to my Aunt who came over to watch Ryder on her birthday while my mom was in the hospital... Thanks Auntie!!!!!
Enough about us... I know what everyone really wants to hear about and see is Ryder. I was told that Ryder was absolutely amazing while we were gone. He didn't really look like he grew much while we were gone, but his personality changed dramatically! He all of a sudden has really found his voice and just makes the loudest noices all the time. He is really starting to distinguish who he knows and doesn't know. He gives the biggest smile to those who see him daily. He is so close to so many things right now! He's trying to sit... not actually sit on his own, but he loves to sit when someone is holding him. He's still trying to roll over. He also loves to stand on us and push with his feet. He is just much sturdier over all, and is just getting so be SOOO much fun!
Ryder sleeping on the couch the night before we left on vacation... I didn't want to put him to bed and say good-bye for a week :(
Ryder watching Mommy do her reports at work.. such a cutie!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Now for the stats on our growing man. Gosh he's huge! His head circumference is at 17 1/4" which is in the 85th percentile, his weight was at 16lb 7oz which is in the 80th percentile, and his heigh was at a whopping 26 1/2"... off the charts! His heigh didn't even get a percentile it was so tall. The nurse actually came back in to re-measure him to make sure she wasn't wrong. We're thinking his height is coming in from his Auntie Ally (there baby pictures at this age are identical too!) The doctor says that he is doing great. His height and weight are proportionate to each other so everything is great... he's just a big baby!
If you don't hear from us for a while it means all is well with Ryder, he'll be spending some quality time with Grammy and Grandpa, and Derrik and I will be sailing off into the Carribbean cheering the Eagles on!
We hope everyone had a very Happy New Years... no pictures from that night for us. We were in bed by 8:30 both with colds!