Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bruises and Bathtime

I took some cute pictures of the kids today, just thought I would share a few. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us, thought about us, and prayed for us the last few weeks. Things are going much better with Brynlee, we have a few more tests to complete then hopefully we will be all done!B sporting the bruise Logan gave her. Poor kid!bath time!Logan doing the actions to popcorn popping while taking a bathSplash!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Update on Brynlee

Our poor sweet baby Brynlee has been sick lately. It started with a UTI and was discovered to have an ecoli bacterial infection in her blood. She was in the hospital, then home with a picc line in for antibiotics. Now her blood work has been coming back with abnormal results. Her blood count is all over the place and she is neutropenic (a disorder with her blood that could mean anything from a common cold to luekemia). We will get new blood tests back tomorrow that will hopefully give us more answers, we are praying they are good answers.


While Brynlee has been sick my mom came out for a few days to help with the kids. We were so glad she could come, especially Logan! While she was here we decided to finish up the nursery. We now have new curtains, new bedding on Logans bed, and a few new wall hangings. Everytime I go into Logans room he is so excited to point out all his new stuff! Thank Mom for coming, and thanks for the cute nursery!Logans side. We still need to buy a bed. (my mom made 2 new pillows for his bed)Brynlee's side.Lampshades we madeWall artWe made this holder for all of B's flowers and hair bowsThe lighting isn't very good on this picture but here are the new curtains!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Handsome Guys

My Aunt Marcia sent Logan a cute new outfit last week, a little suit! He was so excited to get dressed up like Daddy for church today! (Although he wasn't excited to take pictures)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Our Lucky St. Patrick's Day (Brynlee in the hospital)

Our St. Patrick's day started so great! We had green oatmeal for breakfast

and we made homemade green flour tortillas for tacos with lunch

While Logan was napping we got a call from Brynlee's doctor who said we needed to immediately get to the hospital. Blood work we had done the day before came back positive for a bacterial infection. We got to the hospital and they had to do several more tests including a lumbar puncture or spinal tap. We were so grateful the tests came back negative for meningitis or something worse.(all the nurses loved her colorful outfits and blankets. She still looked stylish even if she was in the hospital!)

(They gave her a lucky St. Patrick's day bear. We were so lucky we caught this infection early!)
(Logan came up to visit Brynlee for a second when Dan and I were trading places)

Brynlee spent 3 days in the hospital and we were able to bring her home tonight. She has a pic line that we will learn to administer antibiotics through everyday, we are just so glad our sweet little girl will be okay! We were so lucky we had offers to take Logan, and lots of people who brought stuff for us just to make our stay easier!(there were a lot more treats, magazines, and even clothes and blankets for Brynlee). We are so lucky to have such a great support system so far from home!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I realized I haven't taken any pictures with the kids since Brynlee was born. They were dressed cute to go to a friends for dinner on Sunday so here we all are!Logan thought Dan was going to leave without him so he did not want to sit and take a picture! I am the mean mom who told Dan to just take it anyways, I think pictures of kids crying are so cute.At least I have Brynlee to pose and take pictures of... she can't fight me yet!
P.S. don't you love the skinny jeans? They are hand me down from B's cousin Gracie.

Friday, March 12, 2010

4 Weeks Old

Brynlee is 4 weeks old today. I can't believe it has only been 4 weeks, it just seems like she has been with us all along! We went to the doctor today. She is growing but still tiny! She weighs 8 pounds 15 ounces (25 %), and she is 20 inches (only 10%).
She has been an easy baby for the most part, but nothing compared to the easy baby Logan was. I don't think any child will ever be as easy as Logan was!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I just stole this picture off my sister in law Becky's blog. She took such cute pictures of our mini get away to Memphis! Logan is such a sweet little guy. I feel like most my blogging has been about Brynlee lately, but he has been such a great brother. He loves to talk and cuddle with her. He really loves to show her off (either on skype or in person. He was so funny showing her to people at church today). In the last few days he has started dancing with Brynlee... so funny. He just puts his arms around here then shakes his booty! Thanks for the picture Becky!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Little Lady

I have been saving these pictures because I was going to use them for an announcement but I chose different pictures. She looks so chubby in these, I don't know where that came from.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Logan loves to give Brynlee kisses! What a sweet brother!