Thursday, September 18, 2014

Corbitt Catch Up

    So, I know it has been a while since I blogged last.  Sorry for that. Life is CRAZY.  

I know that is MIND BLOWING. 

    Anyways, all three boys are doing great (and mommy and daddy are too). Boaz is continuing therapies and has learned how to jump. It's his favorite thing to do. Ever. We ( really his doctor) have also made adjustments to his insulin pump that are actually working!  So that's awesome.


     Emory continues to surprise me every day with how much he is learning and how much he can say!  He counts to ten, but he always skips seven!  I have no idea why. He and Boaz are obsessed with Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles. They watch the old episodes that I used to watch when I was their age. 

    Grey is doing Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT). He is doing great in both and we can see a difference each week. He can hold his head up if he tries really hard and he is SO close to rolling over.  Even with his boots and bars on!  So that's the other thing- he is in boots and bars now! They are really cute and look super trendy (well except for the bar, you know). 

    I hope you enjoyed your dose of Corbitt Cuteness! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Greyson Elliot is 3 Months Old

    Greyson has been doing great!  As you know, he is off of oxygen! At his last cardiologist check-up, his lung pressure was almost normal and the ASD was continuing to close!  We were cleared to have the oxygen picked up and are schedule for another check-up in THREE MONTHS! 

    He will be getting his last set of casts taken off next Tuesday!  This is great because they are starting to stink!  Baby feet are NOT supposed to stink. 

    He is also gaining weight now. At his last weight check he had gained 8 ounces.  We are very happy with his progress! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greyson's Cardiologist Appointment Update

    That's right. NO. MORE. TUBES. No more oxygen.  We are so relieved!  Not dragging around an oxygen tank makes life so much easier.  

    See? Isn't that complicated?  

    Yesterday, Greyson saw his awesome cardiologist. I dragged all three kids there so the appointment was kind of complicated, but we survived. Greyson had another echo done.  It showed that his ASD (small hole in his heart) had shrunk a little bit since we were there two weeks ago and that his lung pressure had stayed the same. When he was in the hospital, his lung pressure was as high as his blood pressure which is WAY too high.  Because of his ASD, blood was leaking back into his body without passing through the lungs and getting oxygen. This was causing his heart to overwork and resulting in lung pressure.  The 'medicine' for hypertension at his age is oxygen. So they put him on oxygen to give his heart a break.  So he never needed oxygen to breath per se, but rather to help his heart.  

    Yesterday, the echo revealed that his lung pressure was 'on the higher end of normal'. Same as last week.  Since he had been put on oxygen to help the hypertension, his cardiologist concluded he no longer needed it since it was not making a difference.  We will be holding onto the tanks until our next appointment in two weeks to make sure that Josh and I do not feel he needs it again.  If he does, we will have the tanks available to use them. 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The SECRET To Getting Rid of Baby Acne

     If you've had a baby with baby acne then you understand how horrible it is. Nothing you do causes it and nothing you do gets rid of it.  People do not understand what it is and who wants their brand new baby's face covered in acne for his first impressions?!  

    All three of my boys have had it and I never had any success getting rid of it. UNTIL NOW!  Remember a couple weeks ago when I wrote about a few of the ways that we use apple cider vinegar?  Well, one of those ways was face wash. We discovered that apple cider vinegar is the best way to get rid of acne. It works overnight!  So it hit me the other day that I should try it on Greyson.  So I made some of the face wash (1 part ACV to 8 parts water) and used a cotton ball to gently apply it to his face and chest.  The next morning the baby acne was GONE. 

So the secret to getting rid of baby acne is apple cider vinegar face wash! Let me know if it works for you!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Freshly Picked Mocc Giveaway!!!!


   Boaz's 3rd birthday is coming up soon and he wants to give one lucky person a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins because he loves his moccs so much!  Remember last week when we told you all the reasons we love them?  Well, Boaz just can't contain his excitement!  Below you have several options to earn entries into this awesome giveaway so make sure to do them all (not required)! 

The fine print: Winner will be contacted and have 48hrs to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed, we will pick a new winner. The winner chosen can not have won any other giveaway including a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins within the last 60 days. Winner will get to choose any color and size from Freshly Picked's website. Bags not included. 

Giveaway starts July 1, 2014 at 12am (est) and ends July 8, 2014 at 8pm (est).

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