Long time, no post…

Posted in james, josie at 9:05 pm by Anne Marie

Hey everyone, all is well on our end… James continues to do well. He really is huge and looks more like a 6 month old. At his 3 mo. visit, he weighed 16lbs. 4oz. and was 25-1/2″ long. I even asked if I need to curb how much he eats, but the doctor laughed and said absolutely not. He is going to daycare, at the same school as Josie, and seems to be doing well. Like Josie, he is the youngest in his class, but not the smallest!

We are getting ready for Halloween… Josie is going to be Tinkerbell – I hope she doesn’t freeze to death, and James will be a bundled up Yoda! Its really funny.. Just wait, I’ll post photos.

We have a busy week this week. The Spricks are visiting Thursday. Friday is a parade at school and then Trick or Treating. Saturday is Planting day with Aunt Suzy (we do this every year – annuals in pots for color throughout the winter) and Sunday is a playdate with Lindsay from school.

On a sad note, my good friend Meg lost her father in October. James and I flew out to KW for the funeral, and Josie went to Lindsays house for her first (kinda) spend the night. It was good to see old friends, but a terrible circumstance in which to see everyone. On a positive note, her little sister Katie is getting married this month. Hugs to all of you.

On another note, I have a friend I met in the NICU. Her name is Amy and her son Gabe is still there. She is so positive, and was a huge help to me while James was there. Unfortunately they have hit their medical insurance cap, and he needs a lot more care. I am going to try to help her and set up a donation account. I will post the information soon, but we are still working with banks to get the perfect set up. If you want to read about her family and little Gabe you can visit her website

I hope all of you are faring well. Thank you for reading and touching base with us. I’ll post again soon!




Posted in doctor, james at 1:04 pm by Anne Marie

Today was the big day. Mom and James went to Childrens’ for a 8 am appt and Dad took Josie to school. James did well. Since he is older than a newborn, they use a local anesthesia. Basically a big needle. Three shots where he cried while mom held those chubby arms. After that we waited a bit for the pain medicine to work magic, which it did. The urologist, Dr. Joseph, said he was the only baby he knew that smiled through the whole thing! Now for lots of tylenol and neosporin!!!



Posted in doctor, james, josie at 9:24 pm by Anne Marie

I know it has been a while… I am frustrated with this new format and my seemingly inability to put pictures on this blog… BUT let me update you on our latest happenings!

1. Hurricane Ike – although we aren’t in Texas, alot of our family is. Mom and Dad weathered out the storm, checked their house and the lake house and finally came here to recoup as they were out of power for so long. Mom’s car was here already as it was being repaired from the wreck she was in on James’ birthday. They left this weekend to head home, clean and restock the fridge. All is well, no trees fell on their house and they now have power.

Neil’s sister, Amy also came this direction with the kiddos, and they had a great play day. Mark had some black and decker tools that kept them busy and dirty! They got to visit with James which was enjoyed by all. Later in the week, we went to the Oneonta fair with them. Mark and Josie are daredevils and went on the rollercoaster first thing. All three of them won prizes, played on bumpercars and rode lots of rides… did I mention cotton candy? They were wound UP!

2. James’ appointments- James continues to do well and is sleeping through the night (most nights) which means he eats about 10pm then will wake up at 6am. Good news for Mom! He went to the peditrician as he was 2 months on the 17th. He weighs 14 lbs, 4 oz. – 95% for weight, and was 24-1/2″ – 90th for height with a 16-1/2″ head – also 90th percentile. So he is big, but porportional. He had 4 shots and an oral immunization. Surprisingly, he didn’t cry!!! Amazing! His pulse ox was 92, so that is pretty good. I would have preferred it to be 97, but I am learning (slowly) to be patient. Tomorrow he goes to see the urologist to be circumcized…YUCK! Poor kiddo. BUT he’s doing well. We don’t have to visit the cardiologist until January..

3. Josie- she’s great! Happy and healthy! She is learning how to set the table, and how to cook with dad. She is a great help with James and it is amazing how well she is doing. She loves her new “Butterfly” class! They have centers, and do art, computers, cooking and lots of reading!

4. Visits – We have seen Memere and Papi, Mimi and Pappa, Amy and the kids, and Uncle Joe and Judy got to stop by as well! Thanks to all of you for visiting!!

5. Upcoming –
The Harrison reunion is this weekend, and Josie James and I will be heading up there to have fun. I heard there will be lots of fireworks and fun… We look forward to seeing all of you who are coming.
Halloween is fast approaching. Josie is so excited and is going to be Tinkerbell. We have been “fairydusted” quite often these days! James’ costume is yet to be determined. Mom better think quickly!

Hugs and love to all of you, and to the many people we know who are ill.. Little Gabe, and Bob Goodell. We love you and hope you continue to get better!

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