Thursday, July 30, 2009

Maeci-2 months

It's hard to believe that Maeci is 2 months old already! It fun though now because she is smiling like crazy and starting to talk and coo all the time! Today everything checked out ok with her at her appointment. She is a chunk weighing in at 13 lbs 10 oz and 24 inches long. Just a week ago she weighed 12 lbs 8 ozs and was 23 inches at the pediatrician appointment we had...2 different scales so it won't be the same. Camden at 2 months weighed 14 lbs 11 oz. Last week we took her to the peds doc in Sioux City because we are continuing to have problems with her taking her bottle without getting uncomfortable or crying. They ending up putting her on prevacid once a day for the "silent" acid reflux and had us change to a formula that had some rice starch in it to see if that would settle her tummy! It's not that she spits up, it just comes up into her mouth/throat and then goes back down and it bothers her and she gets irritated. They told us to give this medicine/formula a week and if it hasn't got better than we would see a Pediactric GI Specialist. Well the medicine seems to be working a little but she is still have tummy issues and can't get through a bottle without becoming uncomfortable. So I called back the peds doc and she decided we needed to be referred to the specialist just to make sure nothing else is going on. There are not alot of those type of specialist around here and the ones that actually are in are not covered in our insurance network. Brad has pretty good insurance but when it comes these docs I guess they are not covered. We found numerous pediatric specialists in Des Moines that are covered under our insurance so we have an appointment down there August 31st. I wish it was sooner but I guess it takes a long time to get into these kind of docs since there are not many of them around! Anyways we are hoping nothing major is going on with her and we hope this gets better! But overall she is doing pretty good! She still is sleeping alot during the day but I can't keep her awake. She still sleeps pretty good through the night too. She usually sleeps the first 4 1/2 hours and then after that it's about every 3 hours...we have had our fair share of bad nights though where she wants to get up every 1-2 hours! Well I am back to work tomorrow and I am dreading it! The kids don't start back at daycare until next Monday! It's going to take awhile to get back in a routine of getting the kids to daycare and going to work! Ahhhh this past 8 weeks went way to fast!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

50th anniversary

Gma and Gpa Angle on their anniversary
This past Sunday the kids and I headed back to Swea City to help my grandparents celebrate their 50th anniversary!! It was a very nice day to have the party outside and in the garage! It was nice to see some family and some of my great aunts that I haven't seen forever!!! Other than that we didn't do much this past weekend. Brad had to work all weekend so it was just me and the kids. This week is a busy week for us as we have had some doctor checkups, swimming lessons for Camden and the fair is in town! This week will go by fast! I will get some more pictures up eventually on facebook from this past week!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Well the season for NSK has come to an end:( The eagles took a hard loss to AR thursday night, 2-1. We did not play like we have all season and couldn't do much that night and AR took advantage of that. Congrats on a great season Eagles and I am proud of my "little" brothers as they both had a great season!!! With baseball being my favorite sport I am already for next season to start!!! It's hard to believe Oz will be a senior and Brett will be a junior next year. Only a couple more years of watching them in sports:(

Monday, July 13, 2009


Maeci is growing like a weed and changing everyday. The first 3 weeks after she was born she was a very good baby and seems like in the past 2 weeks that has changed a little. She has been starting to cry during all her feedings and has such a sensitive stomach along with lots of gas. She will start drinking her bottle and then after a bit she tenses up and starts crying because of her sensitive stomach. She also has a little bit of silent acid reflux. She spits up maybe once or twice a day but when she burps it comes up and goes back down and she gets a little fussy during that. It is so hard to deal with the feedings because we maybe get through one bottle a day without her crying. After she eats a little and starts crying she can't eat anymore because of it. The doctor has had us change formula's a couple times and nothing seems to be working. My gosh there is a ton of different formula's for every symptom a baby might have..I wish one would work for us!! She has a fussy time at night to from about 7:00-9:00. We took her into the doctor today and they had us change formula's again and wasn't to concerned because she is still gaining weight..she is up to 12 lbs 11 ozs! Doctor also said she has an under developed sensitive stomach which can cause some colic, fussiness, and gas which usually happens around her age. It's just something we have to deal with because they grow out of it and her stomach will get better. I wouldn't say she has bad colic because she cries on and off during her fussy time at night and it's not for a long time. Some of our friends have had colic babies and they said their baby would cry straight from 6 at night until midnight and they would not stop and they couldn't console them for anything...oh god I would go crazy!!! So we are hoping this formula will help her tummy because I feel terrible watching her try to eat and I can't do anything for her:(

Okoboji/Arnolds Park

Saturday we headed up to the lakes for the day. Our friends and their kids also went along with us. Paul and Connie were at the lakes with Brad's aunt Denise and cousins, Charlotte and Caroline from Chicago. We decided to leave Maeci with Connie at the trailer because it would be to much for her down at the park and it would give us a chance to get away. Brad's dad, aunt, and cousins also came down to Arnolds Park to enjoy the afternoon. The kids had a blast riding the rides and playing the games. After the park we walked down by the lake for a bit and then decided to go to the Barefoot Bar. The kids played on the swingsets and the adults relaxed. It was a great day to be with our friends and to be able to spend time with Brad's family! I will post some pics on facebook once I get around to it!

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July weekend

Twins's funny the way he is posing for this picture
Camden and the Hooters girls

Nickelodeon Universe



We headed out on a small family vacation to the cities last Friday. It was a fun weekend but we were all very tired and ready to be home last night. Here is how our weekend went....

Friday-We headed out Friday morning early and made a stop at the outlet mall in Medford. I found alot of good sales and got a good start for the kids for winter! After shopping for awhile we headed to the zoo. Camden was excited because he loves animals and could not wait to get there. The weather was great and we all enjoyed the zoo. After the zoo we headed to our hotel to hang out and go swimming. After swimming we relaxed and called it a night!

Saturday-We headed out Saturday morning to spend the day at the Mega Mall. First we hit up the Nickelodeon Universe. This place is so fun for kids. We will for sure be going back there. Camden enjoyed riding the rides, playing in the arcade, and shopping at the Nickelodeon store. I didn't know if he would ride the rides or not but he did and made his dad ride with him:) Brad also enjoyed some of the big roller coasters.There were some rides there I would never get on. After Nickelodeon Universe we went to Lego Land. My kid LOVES legos, so of course he enjoyed playing there. After Camden enjoyed his fun we did some more shopping and again I found some great sales. After a long day of fun and shopping we headed back to the hotel for supper and bedtime..we were all very tired!

Sunday-We enjoyed the afternoon watching the Twins come away with a win! Camden had a goodtime but did get restless towards the end. He was so excited to go and he wanted Joe Mauer to come and give him a high five. He loves Joe Mauer! Overall the kids did pretty well and we had a good/busy weekend!

One last thing...When we were at the Mega Mall we decided to go into Hooters and have a drink. Ever since Camden was in the Hooters in Green Bay, he loves going there!(Just like his dad) He had his picture taken with the Hooters girls. Later that night we asked him what his favorite part of the day was and we thought he would say Nickelodeon Universe or Lego Land. Nope, he said his favorite was going to Hooters...GEEZ!!!

Anyways here are a few photos and I will post the other ones on facebook!