Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nevan's Five Weeks Old

Well, Nevan is five weeks old and I forgot to post his one month old check up stats...
Nevan is in the 95th percentile for pretty much everything - he weighed 12 pounds last week, but today when I took him in for a quick check on his cold he weighed 13 pounds. He is a big boy, to us he doesnt really look fat or chunky, just big.
All three kids are fighting off something still, resulting in very little sleep for everyone. Please pray for our health and rest.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vomiting, Fevers, and Ear Infections...Oh My!

Long week for us, started with Paul throwing up (no other symptoms) for six days and peaked when he caught a sinus infection, Clare topped the week with her upper resp. infection and Nevan rounded it out with THRUSH. (ouch is all I can say to that).

Some funny things that the kids said this week.

Clare: "Grammy, please pat my back"

*Grammy begins patting*

Clare: "Harder"

*Grammy pats harder*

Clare: "Harder"

*Grammy is practically pounding her back*

Clare: "There, now I should burp"

Clare *Coughing fit*

Dr. Thompson: "That sounded like it hurt?"

Clare: "Yes, I am so sorry, that was very rude of me"

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Well, I have had a few questions about Nevan's name so I thought I would just post about it.

I first heard the name after reading a story about a little Catholic family who found out they were having a baby boy with Trisomy 13 or 19...or whatever the number is and fell in love with their story as well as their little baby boy. He only lived for about an hour after birth but when the doctor lifted him up to the light to see if his heart was beating, his blood vessels had formed into the shape of a cross...

I then started to research the name and found that it is EXTREMELY uncommon. I love to have uncommon but not weird random names so I then found the meaning of the name which is "Holy, Holy little one, Little Saint, Holy little Saint and Follower of the Saint".

Josh and I prayed about the name and it just felt like it fit so we went ahead and named him Nevan.