Sunday, April 6, 2008

April Showers

The end of March brought some rain and unseasonably cold weather, which meant some snow, so hopefully it will start warming up and we will only get rain (but not too much). On April 1st it was 60... no fooling. The beginning of March was just like any other month, well like January anyway. RuthAnne rolled over from her back to her tummy at 15 weeks. There were a few times where I went to her crib and she was laying on her side, or she would be laying on the floor and flip up to her side, but she just never wanted to go all the way over. But she finally did it. That same morning she laughed out loud for the first time. She had laughed in her sleep before, but I don't think that really counts. She continues to go to sleep at 8pm and sleep till 7am sometimes needing to be woken up. She went for her 4 month check up and everything is going well. She was 13 pounds 1 ounce and 2 feet long (24 inches). She is getting big. The day after she went to the pediatrician we went to the endocrinologist (the specialist for her hypothyroidism) just for a regular check. She is doing well. I just got a call telling us that there are 3 tests they do with the blood work. One said that she is getting too much, and the other two said she is fine, so we are going to keep her at the dose she is at and in a month get her checked again. I got a call from him a few days ago letting us know that there are 3 different tests within the one and 2 came back normal, but one came back saying that she was getting too much medication. He wants her to get more blood drawn in a month and then see her in two. Both doctors are very impressed with how strong she is.

RuthAnne also had her first Easter this month. She looked very cute (picture attached). We went to church and then to my parents house for a nice brunch before my mother had to go to work, and then we went to Isaac's parents for a later dinner.
The Saturday after Easter Isaac was getting ready to give RuthAnne bath and he showed me the new thing she learned. He growls at her, and then she growls back. Sometimes I think she growls to get his attention, like she is calling for him. It is just too cute.

Sunday, March 30th, brought RuthAnne's baptism (picture attached). The service was good. It was different. Every year they do a jazz service and this happened to be the day. Usually they give a single rose to the person being baptized, but they did something new with RuthAnne. She got her first Bible. It is a take-a-long Bible with some of the more popular Bible stories in it.

I know that this is a little later than it might normally be but I wanted to wait because RuthAnne went to go and have her frenulum clipped. I am not sure if I let you all know that she was tongue-tied. Which basically means that the skin under her tongue was attached all the way to the end. They were able to clip it while she was awake and she cried, but later that night she was doing fine, and the day after she was good too.

Also, RuthAnne started on some solids. She has been having the apple sauce with her pill and we just increased how much she takes in. Also, she started on some cereal this past week, and we just tried prunes. She loves to eat, and lets us know when she wants food food and not just a bottle.

Isaac continues his classes. He had his second reading week a few weeks ago, so now he is in the home stretch for this semester. He is also still working at UPS as a supervisor at night. I am going to work, anywhere from 15-30 hours depending on the week. The frustrating part is not knowing till late Friday afternoon what hours I am going to be working that upcoming week. We also continue to drive Patricia to class. So not much has changed, we are still VERY busy. There just aren't enough hours in the day to feel like we are getting anything done. We see very little of each other, but life is good. For the most part RuthAnne is healthy and talking like crazy. We just can't help but feel blessed and smile.

I know that I don't really have the free time for it, but I have started a website for RuthAnne. Once I feel like I have a good base done I will let you all know what the URL is. You have the option to subscribe to it, so if I upload pictures, video, journal entry, or stats (like height and weight, and what she is doing when) you can get an email about it, either weekly or daily. But more on this when I get the site done. Probably by the end of the month because of the lack of time I have.

Also, as an FYI. Some of you may have noticed that Isaac and I have multiple email addresses. He has at least 2 and so do I. We wanted to let you know that it doesn't matter which one you write to because they all go to the same inbox. For example: I have and, but they both go to the inbox so technically I am checking both of them all the time.

I think we remembered everything.

We would love to hear from you, how are things going in your lives?

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