Monday, April 27, 2009

Healthy as a Horse!

Ian had his 2 year well visit today and with the exception of rampant eczema on his legs and a few spots on his belly, he's a "perfect boy!"

He is:
26.5 pounds (45th percentile)
35 inches tall (50th percentile)
49.5 cm head circumference (75th) <--Doc said, "has a lot of brains in there!"

Fully vaccinated except needs to get his last Hep A shot, but they were out today so he'll get it when Aaron goes back in 3 months.

His ear tubes look "beautiful" and his mental/emotional/social development is on-target. (Physical development is way ahead of the "norm.") The doc was impressed with Ian's rendition of the Blue's Clues songs (words & motions/dancing) and laughed out loud when Ian said, "bye, love you, see you later!"

He does not have another well visit until he is THREE!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Had new Tubes Put in Today

We were really worried about Ian's 1:30pm arrival time today for his ear surgery. He wasn't allowed any solids after 12am and only clear fluids until 11:30am. (Then nothing.) For those of you who really know Ian, you know he LOVES to eat. He eats pretty much all day long every day. And I don't think he's ever missed his morning and naptime cup of milk. Plus 1:30 is prime nap time so we were just very fearful that today was going to be a disaster.

In true Ian form, he put on his game face and was an angel.

He did fine. No MAJOR meltdowns. We left here around 10 and drove over to near the surgery center & went to the mall (Ross Park). They have a nice play area & he played for like 45 min before starting to notice all the other kids'sippys & stuff. We promptly loaded him up and took him to build a bear, where he ran around & looked at everything, but asked to go without making one! (I was fully prepared to let him.)

We got to the center about a half hour early and then Ian had to WAIT forever in their holding pen (aka play area). He was pretty good despite being SO hungry & thirsty, and missing his nap.

He went back at 3:05 and they came to take me to him in recovery at 3:25. He was up and started crying because he was so happy I was coming to get him. He hoovered 8 oz of gatorade in recovery, they discharged us, and he cried again when he saw daddy.

We ate at Olive Garden (Ian ate a LOT of his side of spaghetti) and drank his we're worse for the wear. Tired & glad it is over...

Funny Ian-ism: He insisted (by screaming and yelling) that we remove his shirt so he could eat his spaghetti. We almost always take his shirt off for spaghetti at home so he doesn't get it all messed up... I never dreamed he would start insisting we do that at restaurants! What a funny boy!

now to start preparing our hearts and minds for Aaron's much more invasive & difficult surgery in 3 weeks.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday! Ian is TWO!

It has been a heck of a week... 2 times to the doctor's office, 1 time to the ER, 2 kids with Ear infections, one (Aaron) now on a nebulizer and lung steroids, everybody with colds, one kid with a stomach bug, etc....

But it won't keep us from celebrating the birth of our first son!


The first of many pictures: Cake for breakfast!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter? Not really looking to be that way around here.

Well, yes, in the respect that Christ died & rose for us. There is a reason to celebrate. And it IS our 6th wedding Anniversary tomorrow, too.


Here I am again reporting the kids are sick & we would ask for some prayer.

Ian & Aaron are really sick. Ian started on Monday with what appeared to be a cold. It turned into a REALLY BAD cold on Wednesday. Now Aaron has it. Ian started puking & pooping yesterday. Aaron is wheezing & having a hard time breathing, which in turn means he's having a hard time nursing, sleeping, etc.

Today I finally got freaked out enough to call the pediatrician and they asked us to bring him right in to be listened to. (Thank the LORD for Saturday hours so we didn't have to risk measles exposure to go to the ER)

Aaron did a nebulizer albuterol treatment in the office & now we have one at home. He also has an ear infection & got antibiotics for that. (Great...Ian was 6 months when he started with his EIs)

Ian has an EI starting too... UGH!

This S#!& is Banana. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. (to quote Gwen Stefani.)

PLEASE, LORD, deliver us from this Cold & flu season and make our boys healthy. I know we are so blessed to HAVE sons to get sick, but I am SO tired of this. (Tired in general...)

Happy Easter, everyone. Enjoy it for us.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Have you looked at our Side Bar?

On May 9th, the Vandervorts are walking as a family for a very important cause. We'd love it if you could do one (or both) of the following:

1. Walk with Us!
2. Sponsor Us!

Just click on the picture of Ian & Aaron to find out more! I designed a t-shirt, too, if you are going to walk & want to get a shirt, just let me know!

Thanks So Much!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I decided I should probably record Ian’s words as we take the last few steps toward the close of his 2nd year. I am going to revisit this list for a few days as I remember & hear more of them.

He has been saying for a long time:
• Mommy
• Daddy
• Papa
• Bye
• “see you later”
• “love you”
• “I did it”
• “Oh! A Clue!”
• Shoe
• Sock
• Night night
• Toot toot
• Cheese
• Ball
• Apple
• banana
• “Give Me”

New Additions:
• Sky
• Cloud
• Bird
• Isaac
• Asher
• Anthony
• Please
• Thank You
• Hot
• Cold
• Water
• Car
• Cat
• Meow
• Hot dog
• Moo
• Milk

Edited to add:

Added 4/8/09
Have Lunch