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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sleep, sleep, sleep

Well we have had a lot of sleep ordeals going on in the Flurry household recently. Carter started sleeping through the night (Hooray!) last first night back to work. Couldn't have been better timing...must have been his little present to me for having to go back to work. :) He hasn't stopped since which has been fabulous! He does usually wake up around 3:45 or so & I just pop his paci right back in (sometimes more often than I would like) & he will sleep until about 7 or so. Just glad we're not having to do the late night feedings anymore which were usually around 2:30 or so.

Justin got his sleep study results back on Tues. & he found out he has severe sleep apnea. He wakes up 56 times an hour! That's almost every minute!!!! How crazy is that?!?!? Supposedly people with severe sleep apnea start at 30 times an hour but it can be over 100 times sometimes. The average/normal person wakes up 5 or less. So he got a bipap machine instead of a cpap one. The bipap means the air pumps in and out rather than the cpap that just has a constant air flow. The bipap worked better on him during his sleep study. So now we have Darth Vader (as I call him) sleeping at night. :) The noise really isn't almost sounds like a sleep machine. It will take some getting used to for him. He usually takes it off by 1 or 2am so far. Hopefully it will help with everything in the long run! The other thing we found out from this is that he has an enlarged heart too which the sleep apnea could have caused. He has to meet with a cardiologist & have some tests run (like an eco-cardiogram) to figure that all out. So it is one thing after the other. Started with his appendix & then we just keep finding out more & wild!! I'll keep everyone posted on that once we found out more but I don't think the enlarged heart is anything to freak out about as of yet. More to come...

The other night I heard our owl that we hear late at night a lot of the time, but I knew he must have been close since he sounded pretty loud. I opened up the back door to the porch & there he was just perched on a limb not 10 yards from the deck. We tried our best to get some good close up pics but it was tough. I just thought it was really neat that he was that close & he didn't even care that we were out there just staring at him & taking pics. Here is the closest up pic we could get & then one a little further out. Nature can be so amazing sometimes!

And of course I can't have a blog post without some pics of our little man! Here is a pic I took of him laughing at my brother or Jason trying to get him to laugh so I could get a pic. It is so hard to capture those moments!

And here is one of my two favorite guys snoozing on the couch. Aren't they precious?!? :) Carter was all swaddled up & ready for bed.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Update on everyone...

Justin had his colonoscopy done this past Friday and another small procedure where he had to go in on Tuesday morning & drink some nasty chalky stuff & they had to do some xrays & then he could go. Everything came back normal on both of those so we are pleased to hear that he doesn't have Crohn's disease or any other crazy bowel issues. Right now he is at Brookwood doing his sleep study tonight & this will hopefully be the last of all of his wild episodes there. Glad to hopefully be over with all of that & if they do figure out he has sleep apnea then he'll just have to wear one of those cpap face mask things while he sleeps so we'll see what they figure out after tonight.

I have officially gone back to work as of today unfortunately. I will be working from home which is such a blessing and a privilege & I'm thrilled that I am going to be able to do that. I did have to go into the office today and I will be there tomorrow to get my laptop & do a few other things. I am also hopefully getting approved for a crack - oh I mean blackberry too. :) I almost dread having one but I really need it so I don't have to have the laptop attached to my hip all day long. I will be up at the office some too I'm sure & I'll have to go do site inspections and such, but Justin's work is very flexible & we will be able to work around any issues. My mom is also a teacher & off for the summer so she'll be able to help me transition to working from home with Carter. I'm looking very forward to this opportunity & am so glad I don't have to leave him!!

Look how much Carter has grown!!

He is getting to be such a big boy!

He looked so cute all bundled up on the couch...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow"...this was Carter after church on Sunday in his Feltman brothers bubble outfit that is 6 months but he can already wear it & a lot of other 3-6 mo. things. Mommy was to the right of him trying to make him smile...I just love his little grin.

Another sweet one...

Sweet pic of Daddy and Carter snoozing...I love these moments!

Trying out his bumbo seat for the first time on Monday.
He is getting really good at holding his head up now at 2 months so I figured I would see how well he could sit in it & he looked great!

Look how adorable I am! :)

Carter fell asleep on the boppy while I was washing the cover the other day and I thought he looked so peaceful.

I took this pic of Carter this afternoon when I got home from work. I was trying him out in the sling to make sure he still liked it since I don't put him in it all that often. He looked so cute so I had to take a pic!

Justin took this pic today while he was at home with him. He fell asleep in the bumbo seat after he was done eating...too funny!