Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cardiac Update

Yesterday Ella had her one year check up with her cardiologist, Dr. Peiris. They assumed when she was born that she had a VSD, or ventricular septal defect, a type of congenital heart defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the dividing wall between the main pumping chambers (or ventricles) of the heart. VSD's are the most common type of heart defect in newborns. However, since she was experiencing no symptoms and was growing fine Dr. Peiris said it will most likely close up by one year and he wanted to see her back then to check it and go from there.

We went in at 11:00 and he first performed an EKG. On the EKG he saw some slight discrepancies so he listened to her and didn't hear the murmur but wanted to see what was causing the blip on the EKG. So, he sent us over to the hospital to do an Echo cardiogram, basically a sonogram of the heart. No one had told us at this point that the Echo would take about 45-60 minutes. Yeah right- you get your 13 month old to lay still for that long. Did I mention she hadn't had anything to eat? Poor thing! Well, Ella did FANTASTIC! She layed there still the whole time and even fell asleep for a while.

So after that was over we talked with Dr. Peiris for a while and he noted that all of her valves had minor leaks including her Aorta (the main artery to the heart.) There was no sign of a VSD. So, although not great news, for now Ella is doing really well and he told us not to change anything about her lifestyle for the time being. This is something that can get better with age, stay the same, or get worse. All we can basically do is watch it and if it does get worse do something about it such as have surgery to replace the valve.

Yesterday was quite a LONG (we finally got to leave the clinic at 3:00) and emotional day since this is not at ALL what I expected. Please keep Ella in your prayers that her heart will heal on it's own and she can continue to be a healthy and happy little girl.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Little Pumpkin

Here's Ella at her first pumpkin patch and she loved it! I love the fall and pumpkins just add to the fun.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mr. JC

Just had to post the cutest picture ever. This is JC, he is the son of Ella's former pediatrician (former because they will be moving.) He is also 4 days older than Ella. His mom Kristie and I have become great friends though our pegnancies together and our children being so close in age. We are going to be very sad to see them go! I have loved having a pediatrician in town. Kristie has had me do JC's pictures ever since he was born and I just thought this one was so sweet!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Well..........It's a girl!

Yes, we are good at having girls. I am so excited that Ella will have a sister so close. I know they will be great friends and I already have everything (pretty much.) I just had to break down yesterday and buy them their first matching outfits. Which, I promise it won't be an everyday thing (or even a weekly thing at that)!! I am a bit nervous about having 2 kids but I know it will be a lot of fun and hard work at the same time and I'm so glad Ella will have a play mate. Please pray for my sanity and for the pregnancy to continue to go well!

Miss Sadie (we don't have a middle name yet so if anyone has suggestions we're open.)
She will be here at the end of January/beginning of February!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!!

I can't believe it was a year ago today the Miss Ella was born. This year has gone by so fast and we have loved every minute of it. It's really amazing to see how much things change in such a short time! Ella is walking all over the place and says a lot of words like mommy, daddy, papa, kitty cat or ki ca, hi, bye bye, all done, uh oh, and recently grandad (in a broken form.) She loves to clap when she is proud of herself or when people get excited. She also loves dancing when she hears music she likes.

We had a birthday party on Friday since Jim was off and he was here to help me. We had a great time and Ella LOVED her cake. Here are some pics of the big day.

All ready for my party in my birthday dress

My first Lady Bug Birthday cake

Swinging in my big girl swing

Eating some dinner

Playing with my friends

Yay it's almost time for cake

Yummy Cake

Time to open presents.

Now I can help Daddy mow the lawn. Thanks Gran and Dan-Dad!

Thanks for coming everybody!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

16 Weeks

I'm 16 weeks today and time is flying by. I can't believe it! Ella will be turning 1 in a few short weeks and there is so much to get done. I went to the dr. today and got to hear the heartbeat again. It took her about 5 minutes to find it because the baby kept moving everywhere. Looks like we have another active one. We have a sonogram scheduled for Sept. 17 so we should find out what we're having. I'm kind of hoping for a boy but I also think it would be really neat for Ella to have a sister so close in age. I haven't taken any belly pictures yet but as soon as I do I will post.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our new nephew

We have a new nephew! Kohen Micah Hale was born August 4th and weighs 7 lbs 2 oz. Congrats to Lucas, LeeAnna and Big Brother Miles! We're excited to meet him.

Friday, July 24, 2009

And then there were....

TWO little Turnboughs. Yes, we are having another baby in January! It was quite a shock at first but we are settling into the idea quite nicely. I went for my first Dr. appt. yesterday and got to hear the little heartbeat. My doctor was also quite surprised to see me back so soon but was very excited for us. Ella and her sibling will be 16 almost 17 months apart. As one lady at church said "it's really just like raising twins honey." Yeah, thanks for that! I am 13 weeks and 3 days. I go for a sonogram next Tuesday to make sure of my weeks since I will have a scheduled c-section about a week before my due date they want to make sure they don't take the baby too early. I get a little stressed thinking that I will have two babies in 6 very short months. I really don't know how moms with 4 or 5 little one's do it. I guess they just go in full mommy mode and do it. I have come to accept that I will just "do it" taking one day/hour at a time. We are very excited and feel incredibly blessed to be having another child!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sun Shiney Day

Just a fun picture of Ella I took the other day when the sun was shining but it wasn't 100 degrees!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Who am I?

I am eight months old today. I am learning to crawl on all fours but I've perfected what my mom calls the army crawl. I really like to play with my ball and duck. Bath time is one of my favorites. When Gran comes we like to scare each other. She tries to get me and I try to get away from her by hiding and squeeling. It really tickles and I laugh really hard when mom blows on my belly. I got my dad's technical abilities and I want to know how everything works. I like to inspect things. I'm also kind of shy when I don't know somebody and they talk to me. I hate when mom wipes my face and nose it's really annoying. I love to go to Bible class. Ms. Pat is a lot of fun. She plays games with us and sings songs. I'm also getting really big and can say mommy, daddy and all done in sign language. It's really fun to wave bye-bye to everyone I see. Oh did I tell you I have a kitty cat? She used to stay far away from me but now she lets me pet her. She's really soft. I really like to get into everything and make mom come and get me. My favorite place to hide is under the coffee table. I like to hear my own voice so I talk a lot. I am also very scheduled and it is nap time so I have to get off the computer now- mom said so.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

YouTube Tuesday

This time it's actually on Tuesday!

Do you Twitter and what is it anyway?

So I signed up for Twitter a couple of months ago but didn't do anything with it because I didn't really know anyone on it. However, the other day I noticed that Rachel was on there so I decided to start playing with it.

Today I have posted a really good little video entitled "Twitter in plain English" which is the best explaination I can find for what Twitter is. Basically Twitter is a short blog or micro blog. It keeps your network updated more frequently than a blog. It's kind of like a daily running dialog. Anyway, watch the short clip and and then go sign up for Twitter, it really is fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

YouTube Tuesday

...on Wednesday. Well, yesterday got away from me. It was quite a busy day. I wasn't home at all so today will have to do. So I have posted two, because I couldn't decide, the second I couldn't embed so I just have to post a link. The first one is a funny out-take from a news reporter and the second is Shaheen Jafargholi who is singing on Britian's got talent. He is really incredible! Enjoy!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Where has time gone?

I know it has been forever since I posted! I have really been slacking on YouTube Tuesday. I did it to get in the habit of posting more often. Yeah, that didn't last long but don't worry, tune in next week for a great one! So Ella is into EVERTHING she is now 7 months and rolling, waving, kind of crawling (she still needs some practice) and getting heavier by the day. She still loves to eat! I say still because she has never had a problem with it! A couple of weeks ago she came down with a cold and double ear infection, luckily we got through that one! Watch out mom's ear infections are the PITS! Yesterday and the day before I thought I was going to be admitted to the State Hospital by the time we got her to bed. She was so clingy and fussy so I assumed the worst- ear infection. But to my pleasant surprise it was just her teeth. Yes, she is getting 2 more teeth, her top two. Today has been SOOOOO much better. She took a good nap this morning and is now laying down for a bit. She is sleeping really well at night and this whole week I haven't had to get up once. AHHH I didn't think I would EVER see those day's again!

Taylor and Audrey are coming this weekend to H town to finish packing up some things and to sell their cars before they are off to London. It really hasn't sunk in yet that they are moving oversees. Maybe it will when I have to call another country?! CRAZY! I think they'll love it and never come back! We shall see.

Be sure to stay tuned to this fabulous ramblings by Laura for the latest edition of YouTube Tuesday. Trust me- you don't want to miss it!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oops.. I missed You Tube Tuesday!

Oh well I'll just post today. I really can't believe it's already Wednesday again!!

So, this week we have a video that I think is pretty impressive. Some of you may have heard of them but if not you need to check them out. The group is called the Cactus Cuties. They are from Lubbock and are the cutest little girls ever. Here's a video of them singing the national anthem at a Tech ball game. Be sure to check out their website at http://thecactuscuties.com/.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You Tube Tuesday and RSV

So what does You Tube and RSV have in common? Well nothing except that it's Tuesday and Ella has RSV!

On Thursday Ella came down with a little cough. She always has a bit of a dry cough which is to be expected because winter time + West Texas= DRY but this cough was a little raspy. So we monitored her temp and went on about our day. Well, the cough got worse and worse along with the incredibly runny nose until Sunday night she didn't sleep at all and I mean AT ALL! So bright and early at 8:00 Monday morning we called Dr. Kristie and said HELP. She saw us promptly at 9:15. They do a nose swab on all children under the age of 1 to test for RSV and Flu because infants immune systems are not regulated yet. Therefore, a lot of illnesses in children under 1 all present themselves the same. Well the test came back postive for RSV. Yikes! Luckly it is a mild case and Ella is not at high risk for example premature and low birth weight, NOPE none of those! Did I mention that she has an ear infection also? Well, Dr. Kristie fixed us up. She prescribed breathing treatments of Albuterol for the RSV and an antibiotic for the ear infection. Ella slept much better last night, mommy did too, and we are hopefully on our road to recovery.

As for You Tube Tuesday I just love the cinematography in this video, it's really genius!! Hope you appreciate it as much as I do.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

They grow up so fast!

Our little girl's not so little anymore. She will be six months old a week from today. I can't believe it! Time flies when you're having fun. She changes so much from day to day. She is rolling from one side of the room to the other. Every two minutes I have to go pick her up and move her back to where she started so she can start over. It's so cute when she laughs out loud. I'll have to post a video of that. She loves food! I like to say like her daddy but kind of like her mommy also! She loves peas, carrots, apples, bananas and pears. She is grabbing at everything and it all goes straight to the mouth. Lovely!! That's probably why she got her first cold this week. She hasn't slept very well the past two nights and of course they always get sick on the weekend so we have to wait until tomorrow to call Dr. Kristie. Little girls are the best and did I mention so much fun to dress and shop for. Here are some pictures of a fun day hanging out with mom.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Haley

Just wanted to say congrats to George and Rachel on the birth of their daughter Haley Clarke Price. Love y'all and can't wait to see her precious face!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You Tube Tuesday

So I decided to start posting a You Tube video every Tuesday. This is just something that I find fun. Join in on You Tube Tuesday and every week we'll post our favorites!!

Most of you have probably seen this but if not it is SOOOOO cute. This little boy is average size but has a kidney disease that makes his cheeks so chubby.

Monday, February 2, 2009

NO he's NOT single!

It was a beautiful evening on Saturday so I coaxed my georgeous husband into letting me take some pics of him. Just wanted to share my favorite!

Friday, January 16, 2009

All I Want for Christmas....

is my two bottom teeth!! Yes, Ella is teething. I never imagined she would start this early. My mother in law mentioned she thought Ella was about to start teething to my dad, the retired dentist/mr. know it all, and he said there was no way! Well, guess what 3 days later you could feel her little teeth. Although it's exciting it has really put a kink in things such as sleepless nights and some fussy days. Poor thing her teeth just hurt. She also got her 4 month vaccines last week and so she decided to wake up every hour at night for the past week. Needless to say, mommy was tired. So, what can a mom do? Thinking this would never end I went back to my Babywise book to refresh my memory and put Ella on a strict schedule. I also started her on rice cereal. Guess what? She slept almost all night last night. She woke up once at 5 and once at 7 in which I gave her her pacifier both times and she went right back to sleep. So momma's happy once again!!