Archives for December 2009

Brady’s First Christmas

(Don’t you love the overalls!)

Brady’s First Christmas was a great one! Although the weather tried to make it a little bit tough on us (can you say POURING RAIN ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY AND NIGHT), we were able to celebrate with both sides of our family and spend time with everyone! Brady and I headed to Bloomington on Monday (12.21) to get ready for the big events with grandma and grandpa. We did some last minute shopping for dad and were able to enjoy some time with grandma and grandpa before everyone else arrived.
On Christmas Eve, Brady did not make it to church because mama was worried about all the crowds and sickness in church so dad and grandpa got a pass and stayed home.
He slept through opening gifts at both Grandma and Grandpa Witherows and Grandma and Grandpa Fischers houses!!! However, Brady was still totally spoiled by everyone… books, clothes, a handknit scarf, a bumbo, a high chair, an farmland activity mat, and more money for his 529 college plan just to name a few things…the boy came away with tons of great gifts!
Next year should be even more fun when he can rip the wrapping paper open himself!

Almost Two Months and SICK

Eight Weeks on Monday… Two Months on Saturday!

As a continuation from the last post…on the last night that Brady and I were in Bloomington, he woke up screaming bloody murder at 3am and refused to feed. I kept thinking “this is not my child” because he loves to eat and he is always sleepy when he wakes up to eat. After attempting to comfort him for almost two hours with NO SUCCESS I woke up grandma and she took over. By 11am the crying/screaming did not stop. Once it finally did, we put him in the car and headed straight home to Chicago.
All day and night Glenn and I watched him and we KNEW something was not right. We took his temperature and it was 102.2 so we called the pediatrician. She immediately sent us to Children’s Memorial at 6pm. Without going in to all the details, like the fact they stuck him 7 times in the ER and never managed to get an IV in, Brady had blood, urine and spinal fluid drawn. He was admitted around 1am after a shot of antibiotics. The temperature finally broke in the middle of the night but not before mama cried a lot of tears and Brady screamed anytime someone touched him. Mama called in the reinforcements…
After grandma made an “emergency trip” to Chicago and a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Fischer, Brady was on the road to recovery. Mom and dad were in worse shape than he was. He was still the perfect baby as nurses and doctors examined him, checked his vitals and stopped in our room. We were released fianlly and saw the ped yesterday and she confirmed he has a urniary tract infections which is bacterial. He has had three shots of antibiotics since Monday am and will be on antibiotics until the 28th when we have to go back to Children’s Memorial for an U/S and other tests to ensure his kidneys are working properly. We asked how he got it and the answer is that we and the doctor hope it was a fluke from a stinky/blow out diaper but there is a SLIM chance it is because he has kidney reflux like adults get acid reflux which is causing old urine (which has bacteria in it )to infect new urine and not drain properly.

We will keep you posted but all in all he is back to his old self…smiling, cooing, staring at the pictures on the wall and eating like a champ!


(As we were getting ready to be discharged…look at the band aid!)

Over the River and Thru the Woods

To grandmother’s house we go… literally! It has been such a fun week! He still got in his snoozes and got to wear his ducks! 🙂

Brady and I ventured to Bloomington on Tuesday this week and are staying until Sunday. My saint of a dad came to get us and brought us down for the week.

The weather has been awful and I have been dragging Brady all over the place as I try to Christmas shop! It quite a different experience with a wee one in tow. He has been a trooper…look at him in his car seat!

Lots of other things going on:

  • back to work in 3 short weeks (really, has the time gone by that fast?)
  • Glenn quit at Citi and started his own business (so proud of him and so exciting!)
  • Brady will be two months old this week
  • we hired a nanny!

Christmas Tree

On Tuesday, it was unseasonably warm. Since, the past two years, Glenn and I have carried a tree home in the snow and sleet we decided we better take advantage and get our tree. We bundled Brady up and walked to get the 2009 Fischer tree. While, I am not sure that Brady was awake for one minute of it, I think he looked adorable and helped us get a deal on our tree.