Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

from our two "little monkeys"!

Monday, December 14, 2009

'Tis the Season

The boys {& me} with Santa at Preschool...Noah still isn't too fond of Santa as you can see!




Aaron and I dressed in our tacky outfits for our small group Christmas Party. Picture is a little blurry, but you get the idea...


Aaron decided to put Christmas lights on the house this year...so here they are!



Last night was out church's {New Hope Church} annual Nativity play that the kids put on. This year my nieces Madison and Emma were Mary and an angel, Noah and my other niece, Rylie were 'children bearing gifts', and Cohen made his debut as {big} Baby Jesus!

Waiting for the play to start...which is very hard when you are 2 & 3!


Mary, Jesus, and an Angel


Here is a little clip of Jesus with Mary and Joseph...

video



This will be a very busy week for us! But we are excited to be heading to Houston on Friday to see friends and to spend several days with Aaron's side of the family! Can't wait! Praying for safe travels for everyone during this busy holiday season!!

***Update on Cohen***
He is doing awesome in his cranial band! He has worn it just over a week and we have already seen changes in his head shape! We are excited...Praise God!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1/2 a Year Old!

Cohen is six months old! He went to the Dr. yesterday and weighed 18lbs 7oz (85th %) and measured 28in (95th%). He is one tall boy! They said once he is 30in he will have to move to the bigger car seat (like Noah has...faced backwards of course) because that is the max it will hold. The Dr. said everything looked great with him and is right on track with all of his milestones. Here is what Cohen is up to at 6 months:
-Almost sitting unsupported
-just starting jabbering more
-loves to laugh/smile at anyone
-has had rice cereal, squash, and sweet potatoes...still trying to get the hang of eating, though
-grabs at anyone or anything
-loves his paci now
-will tuck his knees under him when on his tummy
-sleeps with his butt in the air
Cohen is doing awesome with his cranial band!!! We couldn't of imagined how well he is adjusting to it! The first day we laid him down for a nap in it and he fell right to sleep! He barely even notices it which is wonderful news to us! He still has yet to sleep with it at night, but will have worked up to it by tomorrow night. Here are some pics of him in it...better get use to seeing these for the next 3 months!


We are thinking of decorating it somehow but have not decided on anything yet. Any ideas? Either way we think he looks cute!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Official...


Cohen's little world is about to be tuned upside down. Okay, that sounded a little dramatic, but for the most part it is true.

Ever since he was a month old I noticed his little head wasn't as round as it probably should be. The back of his head wasn't "rounding out" and was looking a little flat. So, at his two month well visit they told us to try readjusting him and to make sure he wasn't spending too much time on the back of his head. Well, that sure was hard for little Cohen because he slept on his back (like he was suppose to) hence why the back of his head was flat to begin with. So, at his four month visit they told us to contact Cranial Technologies to see about getting him a DOC band or as most people call it a "helmet". We decided to go through with it after praying, discussing, and thinking about it A LOT. Turns out though, that CT didn't take our insurance so we were going to have to pay almost $3600 for the thing! We quickly found another place that took our insurance and has basically the same method, Hanger. Since then, Cohen has been measured and fitted for one. His appt. is Friday to officially receive the "helmet" and start treatment.

I am kind of nervous about it because I don't know how he will react to it all. He is a terrific sleeper...sleeping almost 12 hrs at night, and he has to wear it 23 hrs. a day! I am sure it will take him (& us!)a few days and nights to get use to it, but hopefully he will come out of it in the end with a round(er) head. At his initial appt. they said he will only have to spend 3-4 months in it or until he grows out of it. So, we will see! Keep us and especially little Cohen in your prayers as we will all be adjusting to a hemet-wearing baby!