Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5 Months Old!

Wesley is 5 months old today! He weighs 16 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces. He is wearing 6-12 month clothes and 9 month clothes and a size 2 diaper. He drinks 6 5 ounce bottles a day and gets oatmeal in the last 3 bottles of the day. He has become a very happy baby. He smiles a lot. He loves his brother. Wesley had his first hospital stay this past weekend. On Saturday he started with a fever. Of course it was 10 minutes after the doctor closed for the day. I called the on call doctor and he said to give tylenol every 4 hours and if his temperature got to 102.5-103 to give Wesley a sponge bath and if his temperature didn't come down to bring him to the er. Overnight it got to 103.6 but I decided to wait it out until the morning. In the morning his temperature was 102.9. I gave him a sponge bath and tylenol and fed him his bottle. He threw up the whole bottle and his temperature was only down to 102.7 40 minutes later and he was acting lethargic. So the pediatrician told us to go to the er. They did bloodwork, a urine cath, and suctioned him to check for rsv and the flu. Everything came back negative but his bloodwork showed that his white blood cell count was double what it should be so they decided to admit him. His blood cultures never grew anything so it was probably just a virus causing the fever but it turned out he does have an ear infection so he is now on amoxicillin. Wesley was discharged late yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Random Pictures


A few weeks ago we went to Lancaster for the night with our friends, Bob and Sommer, and their daughters, Sydney and Addison. We went to the Stroudsburg Railroad on the way there and had fun at the train museum. We went out to dinner at a really good family style restaurant. The next day we went to an Amish farm and saw what an Amish house looked like. We stopped at the Green Dragon flea market on the way home. The night we stayed there Brandon woke up two hours after he fell asleep and started throwing up. The next evening he had a fever that he had for the next 4 days. It turned out to be a virus but he was a mess.


It is so cute seeing Wesley and Brandon interact lately. Brandon LOVES Wesley and Wesley has noticed Brandon and smiles at him all of the time. It is so nice seeing a relationship forming between them. The reason Brandon has his hand in his mouth in some of the pictures is he is copying Wesley who always chews on his hand.

Friday, November 25, 2011


I hosted Thanksgiving again this year. My parents, Stu's parents, brother, sister in law, nephews, sister in laws parents, and our friends, John, Rachel, and Tori, came over. It was a really nice Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Disney World- Part 2

Last 2 Weeks

I haven't had a chance to post too much the last 2 weeks because I have been busy. I went back to work two weeks ago since my maternity leave ended. Both boys go to a new babysitter in the morning when I go to work. Brandon gets the bus to ride to school at her house and the bus drops him back of at her house after school and then he is at the sitter's house for the afternoon. Wesley is there all day. She watches a few other kids that are Brandon's age and a 10 month old and 16 month old. Brandon was fine there the first 3 days but then he got sick and was sick from Thursday until Tuesday. He has screamed when I leave him there now. He is happy when I pick him up though so I think it is more a separation thing. The sitter says he is fine within less than a minute of me leaving. It just makes it so hard to leave him. Brandon was pretty sick. He had a fever that just wouldn't break. The pediatrician sent him to get chest x-rays to see if he had pneumonia but his chest was clear. So it was just a virus. Wesley has been congested since Monday and Stu has been sick since Friday so it has not been so happy in our house. Hopefully everyone is feeling better soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Disney World- Part 1

We went to Disney World from October 22-28. My parents came with us. We had a really good time even though our second day there Brandon got sick and was sick the rest of the trip. He had a fever of 103.9 our second night but it broke the next morning so he was able to still have fun. He really enjoyed seeing the characters and getting their autographs.