Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

After church we had a very nice day at Grandma and Grandpa Seevers' house. Grandma cooked a fabulous meal and Scott hid eggs outside for the kids to hunt.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Marshall Is Tongue Tied??? after 3 weeks of suffering with sore nipples I'm just beside myself. This being my 4th kid, how can I possibly go see a lactation specialist? How embarrassing!! But today was the last straw. He was absolutely killing me! I knew something just wasn't right but I couldn't figure it out. So today I packed up Marshall and drove to Lincoln to see a lactation specialist who also happens to be an MD. She took one look at Marshall and said, "Oh, here's the problem....he's tongue-tied!"

You know that little piece of skin under your tongue that connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth? Well, in some babies that skin is so short or so far forward, it keeps the baby from getting the right "latch", causing severe nipple pain and inadequate milk production. So, before I could say "boppy pillow", the Dr. took Marshall and snipped his little "frenum" (it's called a "lingual frenotomy")!!! The procedure was really fast and I think he was more mad about being swaddled so tightly than the procedure itself. Afterward, the doctor immediately put him back on my breast to soothe him and because the sucking helps stop the bleeding. I never did see any blood.

It was simply amazing. He latched right on and I could immediately tell a difference. I couldn't wait to get home and nurse him again to make sure it wasn't a fluke. I am sooooo relieved! The moral of the story??.....That toe curling nipple pain IS NOT supposed to last beyond the first week!! If it does, something is not right!-even if it is your 4th kid! See a lactation specialist!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Scott Turns 41!

Scott turned 41 today! He said all he wanted for his birthday was an in-the-ground basketball hoop for the driveway. So knowing nothing about basketball hoops (or basektball for that matter) I set out to find him one.......3 days before his birthday! (I was a little busy with Marshall up until then.)

After an hour of frustrating internet research (did you know basketball hoops range in price from $400 to $4000?!) I enlisted the help of Scott's cousin, Phil. He recommended the Bison brand name and a place called "Scheels" in Lincoln. The salesman from Scheels quickly helped me select a model over the phone and by noon on Wednesday I'd bought a basketball hoop I had never seen!

I was pretty proud that I was able to negotiate same day delivery. I thought for sure everything would fall into place and I could have it in the ground before Scott returned from his trip. I called our landscapers and asked if they could send someone up to dig a hole and pour some concrete. There was one small problem.......the ground is still frozen and a winter storm was on the way. Uggh! Details, details....

Oh well, the kids did a great job decorating the boxes in the garage and Scott was thrilled anyway. He'll tell you he's glad it worked out this way because now he gets to select exactly where it will go on the driveway! Oh yeah....more details. :>)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Link to Album of Marshall at 2 weeks

Here is a link to see an album of Marshall at 2 weeks and 2 days!! He's changing so fast! Who do you think he looks like?

Here are some more misc. photos including the girls ready for "crazy hat and sunglasses day" at school: