Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! I know that I did!! Eric asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said "To sleep in!!" and he gladly obliged. As soon as Lucas started to stir at 6:15 he jumped out of bed and ran to get Luke. Y'all I was able to sleep till....wait for it...8:45!!! It was heavenly!!! Now, if you had told me back in college that sleeping till 8:45 was considered sleeping in I would have laughed in your face, but since Little Man arrived this was welcomed!

When I woke up Eric started cooking me a Mother's Day breakfast of pancakes and bacon. It was fantastic! I also got a GPS from Lucas. I am SO EXCITED!! No more getting lost on those back roads in Tuscaloosa County.

We had gone to my mom's the night before to celebrate with her and my grandmothers. They all had a wonderful time playing with Lucas. It was somewhat weird to receive Mother's Day cards while over there. It still hits me sometimes that Wow! I am a MOM!!

Sunday we went to Eric's Mamaw's house to celebrate with her and his mother. Once again, Lucas was the hit of the party. It is so wonderful to have so much family - that are so healthy!

I will try not to get too sappy now. To be a mother is unlike any feeling that I can explain. I have heard it best that now I know what it is like to live with my heart outside of my body. It is so true! Nothing matters as much as Eric and Lucas. Other than God of course - I hope that goes without saying. These two are so precious in my life and I can't help but feeling like the most blessed person in the world that God has graced my life with these two precious boys. I feel like I lose the "Mother of the Year" award quite often. God is good though, and continues to grace us!


That's right my sweet baby boy had to get tubes last week. When he had 2 ear infections with one being a busted eardrum our pediatrician sent us to and ENT. So off we went to get checked out. When we arrived they immediately sent us for a hearing test with an audiologist. She had me and Lucas go in a room with 2 speakers on either side of the room. Lucas sat in my lap facing the corner with the speakers to our R and L. She then left the room and started making noises into a microphone that played through the speakers to see how high the volume had to be in order for Luke to turn his head toward the sound. The results were that he had mild to moderate hearing loss. Poor baby. The ENT told us that it was because he had so much fluid in his ears. It was like he was listening to the world under water. The doctor said that he doesn't ordinarily recommend tubes for someone Luke's age, but considering the 2 ear infections and the fact that Eric had tubes as a child (evidently this is hereditary) it would be best for Luke to get tubes. He said he would try to fit Luke in sometime that week. We met with the scheduling nurse who said the doctor could fit us in the next morning and to be back at 5:45 am. We were shocked that it was going to be that quick, but ready to get this behind us and have our happy baby back. If you have kids that have had ear infections you know that it isn't fun. Lucas had fever with the infections which made him feel miserable. (I did enjoy all the snuggle time that wrong??)

We arrived the next morning and signed in and waited. There were a ton of families there with young children. I didn't realize just how common this procedure was. Anyway, we were taken to a room and then not too long after they took Lucas back for the procedure. He only had to be given gas through a mask so no IV, which was nice. The nurse said the doctor would come back and talk to us as soon as the procedure was done. Well not 10 minutes go by - I'm serious - and he came to tell us that everything went great. They removed a lot of fluid from his ears and then placed the tubes. Luke did great. He was still lethargic when they brought him back and wasn't quite the happiest camper, but that all changed after we got home. He had a bottle and a long nap and after that...POOF...I have my baby back. It was amazing! He was his usual smiley self. I hadn't seen him that happy for 3 weeks. We are so greatful!