Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Since I now have the days to spend at home with Kylie, I thought I would post about the happenings in our lives.
News about Kylie:
We are still battling ear infections, trying our very best to avoid getting tubes, but after three months of different antibiotics, I feel we are fighting a losing battle. Luckily she has been pretty chipper through the whole ordeal. She laughs and plays and takes her medicine like a champ! We have an appointment on Friday, and we will see where that leads.
She also has two teeth! I did not know she was getting teeth until she decided to chomp down on my finger during bathtime a couple of weeks ago! She is now sporting two little teeth in the middle of her bottom gums. She has managed teething rather well, she gets cranky, and chews on everything, but thankfully she is still sleeping and enjoying life.
We are working on the crawling, and rolling over. This is a tedious process because she does not like to be on her stomach for too long. Pretty soon she will be on the move and it will be a whole new ball game for our little family.

News about the house:
If you didn't know, we are buying a duplex here in town. We got an incredible deal, and it is BRAND NEW! (Once we move in we will post some pictures). Both sets of parents have helped tremendously in this purchase and we cannot thank them enough. We had to do a little re-vamping of our loan and now qualify for a great WCDA program which will save us a lot of money. The only negative is it may push our closing date back, depending on how fast they can get everything changed over. We are hoping to be closing on the 12th, but it may be another week. We are definitely going to close by the end of the month! We are very excited to start a new life in a new home!

News about us:
I am now on my summer break, this is the first summer I will not be working a part time job. I am just looking forward to spending as much time as possible with Kylie!
Zack is working full time, all summer, but some one has to do it, right?
Not a lot to report on us, we are the boring ones!

I hope that keeps everyone updated on our lives, I will try and post as new exciting things happen this summer, but no promises!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Frozen Four Pics

For those that want to see, here are my pictures from the 2009 Frozen Four in Washington, D.C. I'll let dad give a rundown of the trip as I'm still feeling under the weather.

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's Not Always Sunny...

I just wanted to write a post to let all of you know what our little family has gone through in just one short week. Kylie started getting sick, we thought it was a cold, on Saturday night. She was a little lethargic, and coughing but nothing we really thought was alarming. She was still coughing on Sunday so I made her a doctor's appointment for Monday. We went to the doctor and he said that she had Bronciolitis, just like a million other kids in our town, so he prescribed her Zythromax (antibiotic) and we were on our way. Things were ok for a while then that night Kylie's fever went very high (well at least too high for me to be comfortable with, running around the 102 degree mark) and it was persistant so early Tuesday morning, after taking the temperature for the hundredth time we made our first trip to the Emergency Room. Turns out she had an infection in her left ear, we were told to keep taking the Zythromax and we were sent home.
The fever persisted, and so did I, we made our second appointment to see our Doctor. We went in and he said that the Zythromax was doing nothing, and prescribed her Augmentin, a much stronger antibiotic. So we were on our way again.
I stayed home with our girl on Wednesday, and she seemed to be perking up. (A huge sigh of relief)
In order for her not to have to go to daycare while sick, My mom took a day off from teaching and came over on Thursday to watch Kylie so I could go back to work. We thought things were ok. I checked in on my lunch break and mom said she was coughing up a storm, so for the third time I called our doctor to see if there was something we could do to fight the cough. We made an appointment for 4:20 and called it good.
Come 3:00 my mom was on the phone saying Kylie was still coughing and could not catch her breath, she did not look good at all, so we ran to the Emergency Room. Her oxygen levels were very low because she could not stop coughing and take a full breath, so they set her up on oxygen and did some nebulizers and steriod treatment to clear the airways. They also did a swab for RSV (Respitory Syncytial Virus : here is a website http://children.webmd.com/tc/respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-infection-topic-overview )
We also had a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. (all clear on that front)
Kylie was still taking oxygen and nebulizers through this whole ordeal. The doctor on call wanted to admit us for overnight observations, but there were no rooms available in the hospital at that time, so our options became going to Powell, Billings, or home with Nurse Karen in tow.
Luckily for us they were discharging another baby, so a room came available. We just had to wait for them to clean it. While we were waiting, Kylie's test results came back positive for RSV. All the while, she was still on oxygen.

We left the ER and headed for the 3rd floor of the hospital, where the oxygen tent was already set up. It's basically a rolling bed with an enclosed plastic canopy and a machine on one end that pumps mist and oxygen into the canopy. I tried to stay in the tent with her, but was unable to handle the humidity, so I took a sideline seat to the coughing, crying baby in the tent (it was miserable). We survived the night with little to no sleep. In the morning we were greeted with good news. Our nurse for the day would be Grandma Karen and Kylie was doing much better. She spent most of the morning outside of her plastic prison and her oxygen levels were staying up. Our doctor came in and told us that if she still looked good in the afternoon, she'd be released from the hospital. At about 12:50 we were released with a home nebulizer in tow. We are now in our home doing breathing treatments twice a day for the next week. Kylie's hanging in there and hopefully will stay on the road to recovery. Nobody said parenting was easy.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

What a Mess!

Guess it is time to update you all in the life of Kylie. She is now four and a half months old and we have added solid foods to her meal schedule! It isn't much, just a little rice cereal, but it is the funniest thing we have seen in her short life! Meal time is quite the production!

Luckily we have a huge supply of bibs for the little messy marvin!

She sure is proud of the messes she is making. Maybe we will have to invest in a high chair soon to help contain the mess. We can't believe how fast she is growing! (13.2 pounds, and 26 inches!)

Things are going great in our little family, each day brings new surprises (as foretold by many of our friends and family) and we are just taking every moment in and loving it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Figured it was time for a post.

It has been a long time since we last posted. Babies take up quite a bit of time and now that we are both working full time again, leisure time is sometimes few and far between. It has been a busy start to our 2009 year. Jenny went back to work on the 5th of January, Kylie is being taken care of at a wonderful daycare where they spoil her rotten! Zack had Cataract (sp?) surgery on the 3rd of February to help with his eyesight, he gets the other one done in March. Kylie is now four months old and the world is a very exciting place. She laughs and talks constantly (wonder where she gets that from). She is gaining strength in her neck and back and pretty soon she will be crawling. What a new life that will bring! Other than that, nothing new has happened. Being parents is definitely a fun job, even though it can be challenging in the wee small hours of the morning. Now that the update is finished, here are some recent pictures.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The best Christmas present!

Before Kylie was even born, I asked Gary to make a rocking chair that we could put in her nursery.  I had no idea how perfect the chair would be until he brought it to our house on Saturday.  It is beautiful, as you can see from the pictures, and absolutely perfect!  I know that Kylie and I will be spending plenty of time in that chair.  I could not have asked for a better Christmas present!  What an amazing job!  We love it!

Also wanted to share a cute picture of Kylie in her Red Sox hat! 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yes, Kylie, There is a Santa Claus

Last night we took Kylie to visit the Santa House here in Cody.  I am pretty sure she asked for a bottle of milk, her parents asked for a full night of sleep. (which she is getting much better at!) If these pictures don't put you in the Holiday Spirit, I don't know what will.