Monday, July 27, 2009

daddy's little sailor boy

I decided to go & get Lowell's pictures done as a surprise for Mark. I went & got pictures of Lowell in Mark's old baby outfit, a little sailor outfit. It is seriously TOO CUTE!!! & in perfect condition considering Mark is now 25! You guys will get a kick out of these, he is so gosh darn cute!!






Sunday, July 26, 2009

1st time at the river...

Today was Lowell's 1st time to the river, he had a lot of fun swimming with Mark, I on the other hand didn't swim too much because the water was FREEZING! Mark took Lowell to the 1/2 way point in the river & needless to say I WAS SO FREAKED OUT!! but we were in a group of like 10 people (marks mom & fam & brittani & her fam came w/us) so in a way I felt better that it wasn't just US there.




Saturday, July 25, 2009

durham pool



we went to the durham pool today for lowell's
cousin bryce's 5th bday! we had fun! :)

NICU VISIT

So yesterday Lowell & I went down to Sacramento to visit the UC Davis NICU with my friend Cassie & her baby Nevaeh (who I went to school with & who's baby was also in the NICU but came after we left). We showed up right in time & a social worker there asked if we would go to the "support group" meeting.. We were SO EXCITED to hear that the support group was ACTUALLY going on because when we both were there we saw signs but never heard of a meeting really going on. So of course we openly went with our kiddos to the meeting and as soon as the meeting started we told our stories gave advice & heard the stories of all the other parents in the room. My heart got VERY heavy hearing their stories, major NICU flash backs came in my head & I tried holding myself together for the sake of the parents! Just about every parent cried while telling stories about there babies who were ages 3 1/2 days to a little over a month. Surprisingly babies in the NICU were from... hold your breathe.. PARADISE! What is going on in this town!! I cannot believe how many people I have met this past year that have had preemies down in Sac. I am truly hoping to go down for another Thursday group meeting again! I think it's good for parents to hear advice from NICU graduate parents.. I truely have a passion for working sometime in my life in the NICU! I would LOVE to be a social worker there, but the chances of me getting a social working job in a NICU is very slim, so I'm trying to network and see if there is another way I can get plugged into helping parents in the NICU! I would LOVE to start a non-profit organization like the NICU Lowell was born at (Mercy San Juan) has, but that takes money and surprisingly enough I don't have much of it. I truly deep down in my heart know that these parents in the NICU need the love & support I can give them! So some how, some way I will make this happen! This has been placed on my heart, and has been, and I just know that in time I will be able to make a difference for NICU families. But for now I just am researching and trying to find a way to make what I feel inside happen!


Well all in all we had a fabulous trip down to Sacramento. & LOWELL IS FINALLY IN A BIG BOY (FRONT FACING) CARSEAT AS OF YESTERDAY!! He looks so cute in such a big seat, haha! The "carseat rule" is they have to be "one" or 20lbs, so legally Lowell has been one (& at his last dr appointment he was almost 20lbs) but I haven't thought he was ready for a front facing carseat yet so we held off until I started noticing he really want to be facing forward, he always is trying to turn around in his carseat & shopping cart to see what is going on in front of him. He did really well in his new carseat, it was super cute seeing him just look around like he was experiencing something completely new to him. He sat there quite almost the entire trip!

So we are doing good over here on this end of the blog, Lowell is crazy active and getting more daring with each step he takes, he reaches further and further to walk from place to place (play center, toy box, entertainment center, dressers, coffee table, couches, etc etc). He even finds himself reaching onto our legs and walking to us. It is amazing how fast he is developing! Just the other day we were watching his favorite show "Tilly Knock-Knock" on BabyFirst TV & a cow came on & was going "Mooo Mooo" & he proceeded to smile & then say "Mmmmmm, Mmmmm" I just about fainted! How adorable, huh?? He also makes gus sounds when we make them "*heavy st. bernard panting*", & monkey sounds!! It is such a delight to see our son so happy!! He recently discovered he has a bit of an attitude about things and "talks back" when he doesn't like something, it's funny but we try to be serious about it, Lowell also arches his back when he doesn't like something, we quickly started to stop the habit by giving him a firm "no, no" which always turns into tears, he really is going to hurt himself on of these days if he keeps on arching his back due to the fact he does it so quickly his head bonks into things and he practically slips out of our hands. I hope he soon will break this "arching" habit. Another new thing he likes to do is throw everything, at first it was cute & now that he loves it I find myself chasing him around cleaning up every 20 minutes, oh well babies will be babies & I have figured he's not hurting anything or anyone so why not let him play how he wants to :)

Lowell now is about 20lbs & eating tons & tons of solids. He still loves everything and doesn't dislike anything yet.. Aren't we lucky parents? :) haha, well that's enough writing for now... Hope you all remember to email me if you'd like to be added to my blogger list & be able to view the blog because I am going to private it soon....





Thursday, July 23, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

MAKING THE BLOG PRIVATE

LATELY WE HAVE BEEN GETTING SOME WEIRD VIEWS OFF OF IMAGE SEARCHES WITHIN WEBSITES, AND ALTHOUGH I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE MY LOVELY SON WITH EVERYONE I DONT THINK HIS IMAGES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO JUST ANYONE. SO SOON I AM GOING TO PRIVATE THIS BLOG SITE WHICH MEANS YOU WILL NEED TO SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ACCESS IT, ITS PRETTY SIMPLE.

SEND ME AN EMAIL SAYING YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE BLOGGER LIST & GIVE ME YOUR FULL NAME.

I WANT EVERYONE TO KEEP UPDATED ON LOWELL & I HOPE THIS ISNT TOO MUCH OF A HASSLE TO ASK!!

THANKS A TON!!

COURTNEY & LOWELL :)


email: lowellmarkwerblow3@yahoo.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

coughing?!?! :(

I cant sleep :( Lowell has been coughing, it gets worse when he sleeps, I have been giving him nebulizer treatments & today/yesterday took him to the doctor & they said they want to place him on prednisone. I dont really like the thought of steroids, I think my poor little babe has been on enough in his short little life this far. I'm torn between giving them to him again, in hopes his cough will go away. Or keeping him doing just the nebulizer treatments and see if it gets better. I think in the morning I am going to do some more research on the steroids.. until then I am off of here... Lets all pray Lowells cough goes away soon.. Because for now I am not sleeping for more than an hour, due to his coughing waking me up & me having a worry attack he is going to stop breathing!

Friday, July 10, 2009

GOODMORNING SUNSHINE

THE REASON WHY I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE...



:) alligator loving.

standing on me

LOOK AT THOSE EYE!!!
I AM SO IN LOVE

Thursday, July 9, 2009

1st DENIST APPOINTMENT!

So I figured it was about time Lowell went to the dentist, after all its not THAT scary of a place.. especially since "grandma" works there!! :) My moms office was so glad to see him there happy & content for his little teeth check up. As of now he has 6 teeth that are fully grown in and one more that is coming in. I noticed a few days ago that his right front tooth looked as though it had a chip in it, so that was one other reason for the check up. Turns out he has a 5mm fracture on his tooth, the dentist said it could have either grown in like that or been bumped and chipped that way. he also has a 1mm fracture on the side tooth next to it. Poor little babe! I guess thats what being a kid is all about though, I cant protect him from everything & have to admit he has been bumping his head a few more times than normal now that he is figuring out how to walk!! YES I SAID WALK!! he walks along everything like crazy!! From table to couch like a pro!! I'm sure he is going to take off walking before we know it, but I think i'll give it atleast another month! He makes me so proud though!! He truly is a miracle! Anyways back to his dentist appointment, everything is going well in the teeth department besides the fractures, but atleast they are his baby teeth. Another thing Dr. Ann pointed out is his teeth next to his two front teeth (lateral incisor), grew in looking like his eye teeth. The dentist is curious to see if they are positioned wrong or if he will get his actual "eye/canine teeth" and the others are just pointed. I had a feeling they looked funny but was waiting until he saw the dentist for them to say something.. guess we will just have to wait and see.. :/

Lowell & I @ the dentist

mommy, whats that over there?

i am very proud of him, he did good! :)

happy & showing off his new tooth brush

Saturday, July 4, 2009

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Last years 4th of July was Mark & I's real time away from Lowell, we went to Idaho for a big family get together, while my mom & grandma stayed with Lowell in the NICU & watched the fireworks from out the NICU window in his room that were set off at Cal Expo in Sacramento. This year we got to take Lowell with us to Idaho, it was a wonderful experience... & there will be many more years to come of us going up there. I never thought last year that we would be in such a great wonderful place that we are this time now with Lowell. WE ARE TRULY BLESSED & THANKFUL THIS 4TH OF JULY FOR OUR COUNTRY & BABY BOY!!!



on the way to idaho sleeping next 2
mark's cousins baby girl sophie

mark's aunt's house we stayed at
CAN YOU SAY AMAZING!!!

can you spy sleeping lowell?

my three boys

Lowell loves his little shoes

looking for his doggy gus.

ooh there gus is!!

staring at his daddy

I was TRYING to catch a smile..

loving this black & white!!

staring at the green walls &
pretty wall hangings

OHHHH look its time to swim! :)