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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Reagan-Photo Shoot

Our favorite photographer came over a couple of weeks ago when Reagan was 2 weeks old and did a newborn shoot for us. Unfortunately Daddy was at work, but we were able to get some good pictures of the rest of us. The star of the pictures though is Reagan. They turned out great! I can't wait to plaster the walls with our latest bundle of joy! I just love her so much! Enjoy!!



















































Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pictures

I apologize for the lack of pictures/posts. I have been non-stop busy these past 3-4 days with organizing and cleaning. The girls' (its funny that when I say the girls I refer to Hannah and Kate even though Reagan is a girl too) closet is 90% finished. It just needs doors. Reagan's room is almost finished, also. I just need to hang some pictures and other things on the wall! No more clutter!!! And if you've been to our house recently during all of the home renovations, you knew how messy our office was, too. That is cleaned up. There are still boxes due to a lack of storage space in the house but at least they are organized and not there to trip over. I also spent the good majority of the day yesterday hosing down and cleaning off our lanai and pool. That was covered in sawdust from George working on various projects. His newest project is building a playground in the back yard. The bathroom has been on hold until this is done, but it feels good to have some things completed. We barely have any family time and I am pretty much the sole caregiver to our children because he's so busy. I'm really looking forward to all of this being over. Bedtime is way too hectic around here because nursing falls right around that time and Hannah and Kate take advantage of me being tied up with Reagan. It's not the way that I like to end my day.


Kate seeing her princess room for the first time a couple of weeks ago






Naming all of the princesses on the wall


Kate loves wearing her tutu and trying on shoes...does she remind you of anyone here?


How about Ace Ventura when he was in the mental hospital?




Reagan loves her tummy time so much so that she falls asleep.



Doing tummy time last night & sucking on her thumb

Such a perfect baby! She's started sleeping for 5-6 hour stretches at night! Yay!

I'll do another post of all that has been done around the house soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

St. Petersburg, Here We Come!

Reagan had another pediatrician appointment on Wednesday morning. She said that things are looking better and that she can actually feel her kidneys now, whereas last week she could not. I'm sure you medically inclined people out there probably understand the importance of that. She actually called the GI doctor and had them schedule us for that afternoon because our appointment was still a week away. So we headed out to St. Pete (for the 3rd time in a week, at least one of the trips was for a Rays baseball game though). When I say we, I mean all four of us. My baby-sitter is down and out for a while so Hannah and Kate have been trucking with me to all of Reagan's doctor's appointments.

The GI doctor said that she probably has a redundant colon or large intestine. Sorry, I can't remember what part it was, but he did draw a couple of nice pictures of what he thinks it looks like and what he's glad it doesn't look like. Since her anatomy is normal, he thinks that the constipation is probably a hereditary thing. That would make sense because I still have to give the girls a stool softener almost daily to make sure that they stay regular. I won't point fingers about which side of the family it comes through, but I'll just say that it's not me!

So we go back for another x-ray in a week and then follow-up with the doctor again in 2 weeks. Whew! There is a lot going on right now and a lot I feel is piling up on my chest and I can't do anything about it. I'm tired. My house is finally clean, all at once, in over a month. However, there are still boxes and numerous piles of things sitting around as projects continue to sit waiting to be completed. Can I just say that sometimes I wish I knew how to use a drill and put shelves in the wall? I hate stumbling through the house over all of the clutter.

I'm grateful for His love though because it never disappoints and He's always always there!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reagan Update

Reagan had her barium enema yesterday at All Children's Hospital in St. Pete. She was a perfect patient. The unofficial diagnosis is that she has some extra length to her colon. I'll let you know what we hear from the doctor and where we go from here. Thanks for your prayers!

P.S. Sarah had her surgery yesterday to remove the cyst, which had actually caused significant damage to a fallopian tube. She had to have it removed. She will be in the hospital for a couple of more days.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Praying for Poop...Again

I know this prayer request is reminiscent of two years ago, but we are back to praying for poop. Reagan had her pediatrician appointment this morning. She weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. She gained a whopping two pounds in two weeks and jumped from the 50th percentile to 75th in weight. With that said...her weight gain could be that she's stopped up with some poop. The doctor thought that her stomach looked rather full and was hard. She checked her rectum and that was fine so she ordered an x-ray.

The x-ray came back with some abnormal results. Her intestines looked swollen. After consulting with a pediatric gastroenterologist, she ordered a barium enema. It will either happen on Friday afternoon or Monday. We will also follow up with the specialist on May 25th and the pediatrician again in a week.

So what does all of this mean? Reagan could either be constipated or she could have a spot in her intestines that are narrow, which would require surgery. The doctor said that she's checked this before in babies and never found anything requiring surgery. I will let you know as soon as we find anything out. In the meantime, she is on a stool softener.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chaos

Things are crazy around the Lantz household. You can probably tell since I usually post once a week! Reagan is still the sweet little girl that she has been this whole time. She is a great sleeper at night. She still wakes up to eat about 1-2 times, but she rarely fusses after I put her back down, which allows me to go right back to sleep! She sleeps great during the day and really doesn't cry unless she's hungry and I'm not getting to her fast enough. We go for a doctor's appointment tomorrow just for a little checkup. These pictures were taken about a week ago. And Miss Reagan has finally moved into her crib in the nursery! The nursery is still a work in progress but it's coming.






The girls have warmed up a little bit more to Reagan and ask to hold her sometimes. They love talking about her.







These little princesses finally got to move into their almost complete princess room. We have the majority of the wallpaper border up, new furniture, and princess decor! I'll post pictures when it's actually completed.


I feel so behind right now. With cleaning, trying to rearrange the girls' rooms, sleep, making a grocery list, spending time with George, doing my quiet time (or not doing one-I'm so ashamed to admit I've probably done about 5 since Reagan has been born-praise the Lord salvation isn't based on my faithfulness or works), and trying to run other errands, I feel like I'm falling into this pit and trying to claw my way out. George is still super busy with house projects. However, I'm at least able to look at everything and know that it's not the end of the world if the boxes sit there for one more day...or I don't get a blog post up once a week. I know you guys still love me and will forgive me! Off to get a little bit of rest now.