Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Posted by Cassidy Adams at 2:57 PM
Monday, September 28, 2015
At my appointment last week, my doctor commented on how "cheerful" I was after five weeks of bed rest. For one, I am always cheerful on doctor days because I get to get out of the house & have an ultrasound to see that sweet little face (and Cam's face when he see's his little bro)! Two...well, I have my days, but couldn't it be so much worse? I guess the Lord has just kept my spirits up. I am so excited about our baby boy, I am thankful to have a way to prevent preterm labor without a hospital stay (or have to be in a NICU & leave our baby boy at the hospital for weeks at a time), I have people to help me take care of Cam & my other responsibilities, my medications have worked with none of the possible nasty side effects, our baby boy is healthy as can be. It's just been hard for me to be anything other than happy with that aspect of life.
We just went to our contact visit with my brother this evening who is being sent to prison tomorrow for 9-18 months. I don't really mention this a lot because I really try to keep my little corner of the web positive & light hearted. The problems he has dealt with over the past few years are real & so many young people are battling them these days. Please keep him in your prayers, specifically for him to overcome the ways in which Satan is trying to destroy his life. I know everything happens for a reason & firmly believe this is no exception.
Have I told you Papa is okay?! He was severely dehydrated when he hit his head last week & when he passed out he aspirated on his pizza or drink. The blood clot scare was related to the aspiration pneumonia he accumulated after the head incident. So thankful he is on the mend & no blood clot!
The rest of our weekend? It totally felt like Halloween on Saturday with all the gloomy clouds looming in the sky. My mom babysat for some friends over the weekend & Cam absolutely loved playing with his new little buddies! They ended up spending the afternoon building a cardboard Haunted House out of my IKEA boxes...clever, right!? :)
Posted by Cassidy Adams at 8:17 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2015
After Cam turned two, I have kind of let these little milestone markers get away from me. I tell you, <<& I've said it 56,643 times before>>, he gets more fun everyday. The things he says, the way he sees the world, & the little looks he gives...it's truly something I never want to forget.
Age: 30 months (yowza totally time to quit counting in months)
Clothes: wearing 3T-4T *pants especially... Little Mr. Granddaddy long legs! He's a big boy! Every. person. we. see. asks if he is four years old. Don't make him grow up that fast people!:/ This little big foot is wearing a size 8/9 shoe, depending on the fit. These days, while we lounge at home a lot, he runs around in his undies. And I think he likes it in true man style.
Favorite Foods: Bread, bread, & more bread. French fries & "ketch," pizza if the Ninja Turtles are mentioned, Popsicles, Fruit, Cheese, macaroni, Cheese balls, & any kind of snack cracker. His diet is becoming more and more that of a carb-osaurous, & I am completely blaming it on my husbands genes! Lol.
Notable Milestones: Cam sits at the table with us now sans high chair (definitely does not have patience or the time for a booster- though it would definitely be beneficial).
He can count to 10 backwards //thanks to Little Einsteins// and says pwease & thank you, excuse me after burps & sometimes just for fun, & says bless you after a sneeze.
Posted by Cassidy Adams at 11:55 AM
Friday, September 25, 2015
I really didn't know what to title this post or how to begin. My, my world has changed in the past week. The plan was to share about Cam's 2.5 year milestones Wednesdsay...(& then when I didnt get to it-I thought I'd share it today), but I just can't write about anything other than this today...
If it is a pretty day, we often head up to their house for the evening to get a little fresh air & let Cam play out in their yard. It's been something I look forward to & hope for everyday-<<& a place I can easily get to outdoors without overdoing it>>.
This month, my Papa has hit his head numerous times. He sliced it open at my Mom's house a couple weeks ago moving furniture (for me) and required 7 stitches, a branch fell on it breaking the skin while he was hunting, he had two precancerous patches of skin removed, & several hits & knicks since then. I know, right?! Poor guy can't catch a break.
Before we went to their house on Wednesday evening, he was taking trash off for my mom & bumped it on his truck. //We often kid him how he is going to have to start wearing a helmet around...as it has seemed something happens to his poor noggin at least once a day//.
Wednesday, <<Ahem-the first day of Fall>>was beautiful...I don't know if you noticed. I think all of us needed a little fresh air after being cooped up inside all day. We loaded up (even Honor got to tag along) & went to their house to lounge on the swing while Cam drug every single toy out in their yard & ran after the leaves falling from the trees. *This kid brings me leaves every time he sees one...when a two year old notices an obsession-it's for real.
Just before we left, Nana had cooked a pizza, so of course Cam couldn't pass up a Ninja Turtle specialty. He took his big slice & sat on a concrete slab at the bottom of their steps. "Mommy, come sit with me!" As much as I wanted to, Ony Doodle was strangling herself trying to get his pizza & make sure she was at our feet which was a disaster waiting to happen.
So of course, Papa said, "I'll go sit with him." Before Nana or I could either one turn around he had hit his head on their stair railing at the bottom of the concrete slab. He was grabbing his head looking frustrated as if he couldn't believe he had hit his head again. He sat there for about 5 minutes & the last thing I remember was Nana screaming, "He's going down, he's going down!"
Adrenaline set in & I ran to Nana's side-both of us thankfully catching him before he hit the concrete. He was not responding-but breathing. My Nana, always calm & collected lost it. Somehow the Lord helped me stay calm because I am
She called 911 while I held him up & Cam ate pizza in his fedora & underwear (another day+another story). During that time, Papa became somewhat alert again & started slightly responding -asking to be laid down. He was cold & clammy, did not make sense, & couldn't keep his eyes open. All I could do was pray. About 10 minutes after he became somewhat alert, the ambulance arrived & we decided he needed to definitely be evaluated.
Long story short, they took him to the nearest hospital, gave him some fluids, & sent him home after CT scan. We thought everything was okay until Nana called back yesterday while I was at doctor in Knoxville & informed us that he was having to be sent immediately to hospital for evaluation & another scan for possible blood clot on lungs.
What??? Blood clot on the lungs? He hit his HEAD? None of it makes sense to me right now & I am worried sick about my Nana & Papa. I really don't know what I'd do without either of them. Maybe this story doesn't seem relevant here, but let's just be real-this blog could be titled "The Cam Show." Nana-Pop <as Cam refers to them> have kept Cam four days a week since practically birth. Cam asked to go see Papa yesterday before we left for the doctor-but there wasn't enough time. I know even at two years old (& from his description of all that happened Wednesday) even he is worried about Papa. Please help us pray that he will be okay! Thank you so much.
Posted by Cassidy Adams at 5:06 AM
Monday, September 21, 2015
This girl is 33 weeks & counting as of Saturday:) Wow. I can't believe it has been a full 5 weeks since we came back from North Dakota & set out on this trek to keep our tiniest baby put! I may sound completely insane, but it really feels like it has flown by so quickly. I still can't mentally grasp that our baby boy can potentially join our little family at any moment. Praise God for his ever present hand in our lives!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Humor is what I need these days! I can't help but get cracked up at the truth behind the Pumpkin Spice Latte craze. Yes, just call me a complete "white girl" because I totally fit the description in all of these puns. And not on purpose!
//Cue the sarcasm// I know you are dying to hear how my first pumpkin latte of the season came to be. Well, let me just tell you. My Nana so sweetly took our Ony Doodle to the groomers yesterday morning and so kindly offered to make a special Starbucks run-while Cam & I rode along to get a little fresh air & change of scenery. What would I do without her? As per the description, you better believe I waited in the car with my scarf, shimmied on my 32.5 weeks pregnant normal bed rest attire of yoga leggings, flats (UGGs in North Dakota & though the days are getting chillier-let's be real, we're still in the South), & enjoyed my first <<decaf>> Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season on top of my baby bump. Oh, & just keep reading these next couple of months to continuously hear about my favorite things related to fall;) #sorrynotsorry
Monday, September 14, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Well folks, another week down in the bed rest books! I'm officially closing in on my one month run after this weeks doctors visit. Tomorrow, I will have met my first goal of making it to 32 weeks. What a blessing! I can now deliver at the NICU unit (if need be) in the Womens Pavilion at the hospital where I delivered Cam, rather than having to go to the University of Tennessee's NICU!
I was supposed to have had my 3D/4D ultrasound yesterday, but an hour in the waiting room later (clearing out 2 full rooms of people as I sat there)...only to find out I would be waiting another hour for the pictures-I opted to just do my essential ultrasound & see the doc! I've been very sore & having sharp pains, which I have read is normal & sure enough that was confirmed by the doctor. She said the sharp pains are baby boy's head putting pressure on my cervix (which she said generally starts happening at 36 weeks) soooooo anytime that happens (most every time I stand) I have to sit down! Yikes...getting closer!
After a month of sitting in the car waiting on my crew that so graciously totes my hiney to Knoxville every week, I finally found a wheelchair/motorized cart to actually be able to go in Hobby Lobby & Target with them! I was so excited, Cam was elated. Come on...a steering wheel, something to ride? And not to mention, I got to soak in all the sights of the pending fall season & grab most everything on my hospital bag list. (Which really makes my stress level go down!) Why did it take me so long to do this?
In other news, Cam is absolutely positively obsessed with hotdogs, forty dollars, AND Hobby Lobby. If he doesn't have anything to say, but would like to contribute to a conversation-he will say one of these three words. It's seriously the cutest thing you've ever heard. All week Cam has asked me when we were going to Hobby Lobby. Now, I'm not sure if he thinks Hobby Lobby is "Hobby Lobby" or something else like Target...anyway, this kid has asked for Spider lights for two weeks. I have declined in buying because I didn't have the slightest clue as to what we would actually do with...spider. lights. Then I got an idea...we could string them to his teepee!
So yes, we took this little stinker to Hobby Lobby & bought the spider lights. He gripped onto his spider lights the entire time we were in the store. Cam is always ready to put his store finds up to the register because he knows that means they are coming home with him. The cashier must have seen the anticipation in his eyes because she said, "Are these yours?" Don't you think he missed a beat because he immediately blurted out, "Yes! And they for my teepee!" He grabbed them & he was off! "Oh my gosh, how cute!" she was able to mutter through both of our giggles.
He is absolutely over the moon in love. He has stood at his tee pee in admiration for 2/3rds of his day telling me & everybody else "My lub my pider yights!"
Posted by Cassidy Adams at 2:46 PM