Friday, December 28, 2007

A Health Update

Ian had a consultation with the Pediatric Ear, Nose & throat doctor today at Children’s Hospital regarding his recurrent ear infections. The doctor (actually 2 of them, who both looked) said the fluid was still there and appears to not be draining, leading to the infections. Antibiotics clear the infection, but not the fluid, and so we’re right back where we started. Both doctors agreed that tubes would be the best treatment for Ian’s problem. He will be having it done on Jan. 14.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Pictures

We got our Christmas professional pictures back today.

Here are some of them:

Friday, November 30, 2007

First Thanksgiving, and a Health Update.

Ian's first Thanksgiving was nice! We went over the river(s) and through the woods to Grandma and Grandpa Bishop's house. Grandma and Grandpa Miller came too. Ian was very well behaved and played and played. He sat in his high chair and ate turkey, sweet potatoes, squash, and green beans. He really liked it all!

We had our Christmas pictures taken on Sunday. We had our family picture taken, a picture of just daddy and Ian, a picture of Ian and Isaac together, and a picture of Ian by himself. The Johnson's were with us and had their family picture taken as well.

Ian went back to the doctor on tuesday for an ear check, and despite all the hoping and praying we did for good news, we didn't get it. Ian now has "severe" double ear infection. (It was just a mild, single ear infection 2 weeks ago.) He is back on antibiotics and is now having a bottle a day of formula to help with tummy issues and diaper rash coming from the strong antibiotics.

Poor guy! It is so sad to see him not feeling well. He also has gone on two nursing strikes in the last week and is biting mama, I'm sure it is because his ears and TEETH are bothering him.

Hopefully he will be all cleared up in another week.

We are going to Columbus for Aunt Dianne's graduation from Nursing School and two days later is Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Bishop's house. We have a lot of shopping, wrapping, packing, washing, etc. to do before then! I can already tell he is feeling better because he is napping better and seems to be much happier!

We are spending a (hopefully) quiet weekend at home this weekend and then we'll see where the wind blows us!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Some Foolin' Around

Here are a few good pictures of Ian fooling around!! Getting into everything!

Friday, November 16, 2007

7 months old

Ian is 7 Months old today. He is going to try yogurt later. YUM! Pictures to come...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crawling & Getting into TROUBLE!

Ian has learned to crawl and is now into EVERYTHING. He got himself into this mess yesterday morning.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our Pumpkin

Ian and I went to the pumpkin patch yesterday, It was very nice!

Friday, October 19, 2007


So in addition to crawling backwards, we now have a tooth too! The bottom right is visible and feel-able!

Ian was at the doctor's yesterday and weighed 20 pounds 3.5 oz and was 27 inches long. WOW!

Some pictures of the backwards crawling...that began on Wednesday this week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

1/2 Birthday

Kari came to visit us during her leave from the Navy! It was the first time she got to see Ian in person. Last time she visited, she missed Ian's birth by 4 days! (He was overdue, remember!)

We had a nice visit and then shared Ian's 1/2 birthday cake! He was 6 months old yesterday...It is pretty hard to believe!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

A Walk In the Park

And we stopped for a swing :)

Ian is getting nearer and nearer to his 6 month birthday! He has started to scoot all over the living room and he is just started babbling, saying, "DADADADADADA & BABABABABA" It is very cute.

He just graduated to a new car seat and seems to be happy as can be! We're just loving, loving, loving our little man :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

5 Month Birthday!

Ian is 5 months old, as of yesterday! His 5 month birthday came and went without me even realizing until about 11pm that it was his day :) We DO have some photos from yesterday in his steelers get-up. I also took his official 5 month photos this morning. He is rolling, laughing, shrieking, teething, and trying new foods! He LOVES grandma's home cooked applesauce and squash from grandpa's garden! He's so darn cute! We're just eating him up!

Enjoy the pictures. Again, comment if you read this, so I know that I should keep posting!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ian's First Cereal

Well, after Ian decided to grab my spoon and shove mint chocolate chip ice cream in his mouth (AAAAAHHHHH!) and the OK from the doctor, we let Ian have some rice cereal. He liked it and gobbled it down!

and a youtube video :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Four Months Old!

For his 4 month birthday, Ian got to go to the doctor.

He weighed 18 lbs 4 oz and was 25 inches long.

He got 3 shots and one oral vaccine.

He is allowed to start solid foods!

What else?? hmmm...

he is rolling both ways!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New Look

Does anyone even read this anymore? If you do, you should comment. Otherwise I am going to give up on it. If there are readers, I will try to post more often.

Ian Rolled over, front to back, last Thursday. He did it once for me. Then on Saturday, he did it twice for roger and I both!

He is grabbing and playing with toys all the time now.

We bought him a bumbo seat!

check out some other photos on

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

oh baby!

ten weeks old already!!

look at this cutie!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Oh Baby :)

Tooo Cuuuute! Don't you think? Well... we do. :)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

10 days old??

time is flying...

can you believe it?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

mother and son

love is in the air

Friday, April 20, 2007


Ian James Vandervort

Monday, April 16, 2007

8 pounds 14 oz (yes, OUCH!)
20 1/2 inches long

31 hours of labor start to finish, and many, many serious complications for ME...