June 23, 2012

Mason health update!

Three weeks ago Mason weighed 10 pound 5 ounces (his birth weight) His doctor was concerned because he hasn't gained weight (he was 9lb 9 oz when he came home from NICU at one week old).  We had to give him rice cereal in his bottles and go back in a week. When we went back he had actually lost 3 ounces!  His doctor sent us over to the hospital for some blood work and an x-ray of his stomach. We got that all done and stayed at hospital to find out the results. Everything came back normal! This was on a Tuesday so the doctor said she wanted to see him on Thursday and to give him some formula. When we went back Thursday he had gained his 3 ounces back! The doctor was happy with that because she said babies should gain an ounce a day and he gained 1.5 ounces a day.  She said she wanted us to come back in a week which would bring us to last Thursday the 21st.  Mason weighed 10 lb 8 ounces. He gained another 3 ounces, but he should of gained at least 7 ounces =(  He now has to see a stomach doctor and have an upper GI done.  She also noticed he has a small heart murmur. When he was born his PDA in his heart didn't close like it should have, but the NICU Dr. said it wasn't anything to really worry about.  His primary Dr. said she would rather check it out then to just ignore it so he also has to see a cardiologist on July 12th.  We're obviously hoping that everything is normal and he's just a tiny baby. Which would be weird seeing as he weighed so much when he was born, but I would rather have a healthy tiny baby over the alternative. He eats every 3 hours and doesn't spit up so it's not reflux or anything like that. We just need to find out what's going on and quick- I am SO annoyed of hearing people say how tiny he his or oh he's so skinny! He has to go back to dr. on Thursday the 28th so I'll update again after that!

June 20, 2012

Picnics and Splash Pad

Last Thursday we went up to Lake George to have a picnic and feed the ducks. They were also having their farmer's market (which was more like a craft show). Then on Monday we went up to the splash pad in Valpo.

That sea gull looks like it's gonna land on Mike's head

Nothing like some kids hanging out and drinking

What is it with kids sitting on the water? At one point every fountain had a kid sitting on it. Is that really fun?!

June 13, 2012

We got a roof over our heads

Over the past fours years living here our roof has "gone bad." The front side of our house in always in the sun because there are no trees out there. And with our BIG 45 degree angle roof it too is always in the sun. Let's just say it's seen better days.  My dad stopped by to help out and over the course of a few days we got it done, but not without some snags along the way...

Day one started out like this. We took the awning down that was over the door. Once we did that the gutter fell down too. The board behind the gutter was rotten so it was just resting on top of the awning. 

Day one ended with all the shingles being taken off and the tar paper all up.  That's about as far as Mike made it because we got shut down by the city inspector.  See that little rectangle in the window below on the left? Yah, that's a permit that we had to get to continue working. You need one of those so they can make sure that you have ice and water shield on your roof. That black strip along the bottom edge of the roof is the shield stuff.  Once we had the permit Mike was all set to continue working. 

He's a good worker!

All done! Notice anything ugly in the above picture? Those nasty porch lights had to go. For one, the right one was home to a momma bird for a while until she abandoned her eggs. And the one on the left doesn't have it's cover. So off to Menard's we went. We found some white lights we liked, but they were $19 a piece. We then found these for $18 for two.

We decided to go with these since they're half the price of the white ones, and then we bought a can of white spray paint. Mike sprayed them while I supervised.

Zeus supervised too!

Once the paint dried for 24 hours we hung them up. (I've been typing we throughout this whole post, but Mike's done all the work until now) 

ALL DONE!  Just need to wait for gutters to go on sale and we'll be all set. 

(Side note- my nice landscaping that I did here is ruined! It's full of shingle pieces and my bushes got smooshed during the demo process of roofing. So, we'll be taking it all out and redoing it eventually)

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