Tuesday, December 26, 2006

We're home!

Shelby was discharged right around Noon today. Numbers are still a bit crazy and she's not eating much at all, but has been fever free for a while now. She's to do a week of Bactrim and see her GI for a follow-up. We're all tired and need to get settled with Christmas presents and laundry. Hopefully later today I will do a more detailed update and post some Christmas/hospital pictures.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Spending Christmas in Club RMH

Yep. Poor kid came down with a temp and pain in her tummy. She's was admitted last night to Rockford Memorial Hospital (thank God we're able to stay in Rockford and not have to be in Chicago). She's on Gentamyacin and Zosyn (2 "big gun" IV meds) at least until we hear back on blood and urine cultures. That won't be until Christmas night. So far this morning her fever is gone, but she's one tired kid as we didn't get settled in her room until about 12:30 a.m. All throughout the night she was very restless between her fever and nurses coming in to check vitals. Mommy's one tired girl, too. This is the first time she's been pregnant and shared a hospital bed with Shelby. Daddy's on duty now while I'm at home grabbing some stuff. Please keep her in your prayers that her liver stays happy. I'll update when I can.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Shelby starting new med

Hello all! Just wanted to let you all know that Shelby is starting a new med today for itching. The thought is that it is liver-related as she is not having trouble with dry skin. This can happen with liver disease. Her new medication is Rifampin. Please add in some prayers for her that it helps take away or decrease her itching. It has been bad enough to wake her at night and she scratches away while sleeping.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Yes, "The Martin Girls" will still work!

Yesterday I had my 20-week ultrasound. We found out that we are having a girl. She looked beautiful! We got some great face shots. (Thanks Mom for scanning them!) The girls are very excited at the idea of having a baby sister! Scott isn't quite sure what he's going to do in a house with 4 females, but he'll figure it out! Now on to picking a name...I hope you're good at looking at these because I don't know how to make little arrows to point things out. The first one is a great face profile and arm shot. The second one she's looking straight on at the camera. Her little mouth is open and those two little balls are her hands. Pretty cool!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm so lucky

No hiding it now. I'm really pregnant. 19 weeks and counting....
Aren't they just gorgeous?!?! I'm so lucky to be their Mommy!

Monday, December 04, 2006

4th Annual Cosmic Bowl fundraiser

Saturday night the 4th Annual Shelby's Friends Cosmic Bowl fundraiser was held at the Cherry Bowl. Thank you so much to the 32 couples who bowled and the numerous others who showed their support. Everyone had a great time! Approximately $1700 will be added to Shelby's COTA fund.

This was the first year that Scott and I allowed the girls to go. They were so excited! Grammie supervised the bowling while Mommy & Daddy did their thing with the fundraiser. The girls were great! They lasted until midnight - they've never been up that late! They were adorable and had their best manners with them. Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, December 01, 2006


I think we got about a foot here in Northern Illinois. Aren't they cute all bundled up. Shelby's favorite snow activity is still eating the snow - nothing's changed there since last year. Riley enjoyed playing in our "forest" and exploring. Daddy enjoying using the manly SNOW BLOWER. I have to say it that way because it is a huge machine. It took him just under 3 hours to clear our driveway and sidewalk. Thanks Daddy for taking care of us!