Friday, September 25, 2009

still here!

I can't believe Cydney is already over 2 months old. She is growing like a weed and is up to 9lb 5oz! She is such a joy and we're so thankful for her. She looks so much like Coy, but does have some of me in her too. =) She is starting to stay awake for longer periods of time and loves to look around.

Coy is loving his baby sister these days. He loves to give her kisses and loves to touch her. We were in the car the other day and I looked back to find him smiling at her and holding her hand. It was the sweetest thing ever.

Don't get me wrong, he still does stuff like this...

But I guess that's just part of being a big brother. =) >

He's so curious, loves to explore and figure things out, and has become quite the comedian lately. Everyday we find ourselves laughing at something he's done. I wish I could just freeze time some days and take it all in. I know he's going to be a 'big' boy one day and I will miss these moments so much. He's had an awesome week in OT, ST, & PT and I think he will be discharged from some of these soon.

I am really freaked out by all the rampant flu this year. I know that the flu kills people every year, but when I heard a 3 year old with CLD (chronic lung disease) passed away from H1N1 flu recently, it scared me half to death. I love how the media tries to reassure the public by saying, "The toddler had pre-existing health conditions"...that doesn't help the parents of those that actually have kids with 'pre-existing health conditions'. It is so important that we keep Coy as healthy as possible this winter. If I sound paranoid and slightly's because I am and I am unapologetic about that. We are waiting to see if he is approved for Synagis again...if not, will be appealing to our insurance company.

We so thankful for all your continued love, support, and prayers. I am VERY behind on Thank You notes...but I promise, I will get them all done! Sorry it has been so long since I updated....when I get a free second, I chose sleep over blogging! =)

Love to you all.

I love to dress Cydney up and take pictures of are a few of my attempts of a 'photo shoot'. =)

I love this one...wishing I would have taken that pacifier out of her mouth...

Chris put his Ipod on him...he LOVED it. Just stood there and danced. It was hilarious.
our beauty.

life as a baby is so tiring...=)


Debbie said...

AnnMarie,please do a google search for 'Probiotics'. They are the opposite of antibiotics...they put the good bacteria back into your system. The gut is the 1st line of defense in our immune system...there are many good brands out there. Acidolphilus in yogurt is a probiotic, your sweet babies could benefit greatly from the different strains of probiotics that will help them fight off colds, flu etc.
Many continued blessings to your wonderful family.
Debbie Snideman
(Suzi Roberts Mackay's mom)

The Silva's said...

Ree - love the pics!! They are getting so big, and they are as cute as ever!!!

Also, I know how you are feeling with the whole H1N1 thing - AJ and Jenna are both "high risk" with "pre-exisitng conditions" and this will be a very stressful winter for sure!!!

Wishing you guys all the best!
Lots of love,

Amanda said...

All those pictures are precious! The one of Coy lifting up her headband was so funny.

lauren said...

Love it. I just LOVE IT ALL!! Such precious and miraculous kiddos!

Ann Glowacki said...

Adorable pictures Ann Marie! They are both getting so big and they are too cute! Love it! Take care!


amyoutlaw said...

Great pics. I remember one Julian poking baby Max in the eyes just to see what an eyeball felt like. I caught him choking him yesterday. Lovely. Good times, good times. And I get to have another baby boy for the 2 others to torture!


I am Trish Marie said...

Jill was diagnosied with the flu today. Awesome. She has no preexisting conditions and is hardly ever sick. That I can be thankful for. What I am stressing about it is the fact that her little sister has chronic lung infections, a kidney disorder, a metabolic disorder, hypoglycemia during minor illnesses (part of the metabolic disorder), and a whole slew of other conditions. A cold sends her to the hospital! I am currently not allowing the kids near each other, but I am sure Emmi is already exposed.

Aside from all of that, your kids are the cutest kids EVER!

Jodi said...

Coy and Cydney are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of the adorable pictures. I totally agree with you on the H1N1 and I also hate when you hear about a death and they mention pre-existing condition. That doesn't make me feel any better. . .not everyone in the world is completely healthy. I'm scared going into winter. . . Olivia and I are going to just stay at home and cuddle up with our new kitty.