Thursday, 17 November 2011

To Stratford and Back Again...

Dallin has always been a bit squeaky with his breathing!  We all thought it was a bit concerning, but the doctors told me we had nothing to worry about. 

A few weeks ago, my baby boy got his first cold.  He was 4 weeks old.  When you live in tight quarters and EVERYONE is sick, a 4 week old baby is destined to get it too! 

However, squeaky breathing and a cold do not mix well.  A few days into his cold I noticed he was really having to work hard at breathing...this was not normal.  Plus two weeks had gone by and his cough wasn't any better and seemed to be getting worse.  So, on Tuesday November 2, I made a call to the doctor and got him in for his cough.  The doctor came in and before even addressing his cough right away noticed he was really working to breath.  She sent us immediately to Emerg to see the on call Pediatrician. 

Dallin's hosptial jail cell
We spent the next two days in the hospital undergoing saline masks and breathing treatments, and were told he has what's called Laryngotracheamalacia, simple terms means that his trachea is floppy and it causes Strider which is when his chest caves in.  We were sent home feeling better.

Still smiling at the hospital

That weekend he must have caught another virus because by his appointment on Monday we were back in the Emergency Department.  This time the Pedicatrician called the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to come have a peek.  But, because Dallin was too mucousy he told us to book an appointment with his office for a week to 10 days later.

So, today we journeyed to Stratford again, this time to see the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.  Only to have confirmed that the doctor wants to stick a little tiny camera down his throat to see exactly how bad it is.  He had hoped that Dallin's Strider would clear up as the cold went away, but as Stephane and I both knew, it wasn't going to.  So in 5 minutes I had just wasted another 1/4 tank of gas, for some doctor to tell me something I already knew and he should have just done in the first place. 

So, next Friday back to Stratford Emerg to get this 5 mintue procedure done!  Thank God Dad will come with me, so I don't have to pay the ridiculous 5 dollars for parking! 

Dallin snugglin with Poppa this morning
Our little man means the world to us and nothing will stop us from making sure he is safe and healthy.  If that means driving to Stratford everyday than I will.  I've driven to Stratford numerous times and I'm sure there will be many many more! 

We love you Dallin!!!  Nothing will ever be able to describe exactly how much!!! 

Our Brave Little Man!!!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Dallin loves his storytime!

Daddy's Little Storytime Pumpkin

Our little town library has a great selection of programs for babies and toddlers and is 8 weeks long.  The program we go to is called Just for Babies, and it runs from ages 0-12 months.  Dallin started when he was 3 weeks old and is the youngest baby there. 

As the weeks have gone on Dallin has grown a lot.  He has favourite songs and now that he is getting a little personality it's quite funny to watch him.  His first two sessions he slept right through them, and rightfully so, he was a tiny little thing.  But, now he's wide eyed and ready for the songs.  He loves to lay on his back and watch the other children, then half way through he likes to sit up and interact with the different songs.  His favourite song thus far is I'm a Little Tea Pot.

I' m a Little Tea Pot!!!

The program is excellent and does an amazing job at promoting literacy at such a young age. Every week we go we get a different book or cd, and the cost was free to us! So, we have an amazing oppourtunity to build our library and create Dallin's love for singing and reading.  I don't have a picture of my little Stinky Bum at story time, but here's a few pictures just for your enjoyment!

Mommy and Me

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

2 months

Time seems to fly by without really realizing where it went!  My"baby girl. with a penis" to those of you who know the story, is now 2 months old.  I cannot believe it! 

As I was cleaning out my email this morning I came across an email from a good friend pointing me in the direction of their blog.  Upon reading it, it doned on me that I should attempt to do this myself.  As not everyone can share in all the experiences, as I get to.  So, the least I can do it post a picture or two, and try to keep you updated on our little man!  Who currently is napping while I attempt to do this!

2 months ago, Sunday, my life changed dramatically.  At 12:32am on September 13, 2011, Dallin Douglas Fuller, entered this world.  What I was told was going to be my daughter turned into my son.  Until you've experienced this sort of shock to your system, you will never really know what was going through my mind.  2 months later though, my little man can melt my heart in the blink of an eye.  I wouldn't change my experience for anything!  I can't imagine what life would be like if he had been a girl, and truth be told I don't want to.  My life is Fuller Than Ever (hence the title), and Dallin has forever put a smile on my face.  He's the first thing I wake up to in the morning and the last thing I think about before I close my eyes.  He's my every minute of every day, and along with his daddy, they are my everything! 

He's grown quite a bit in the last 2 7lb 8oz baby boy is now a whopping 10lbs 13oz.  He has quite the personality already and knows when he has someone wrapped around his fingers.  He loves to smile at the strangest things.  For example, Nana's ceiling.  Not quite to sure yet what is so funny about Nana's ceiling, but if it brings a smile to his sweet face, than we'll go with it!!!  He loves his Daddy and he is both a Mommy and Daddy's boy!  He adores his Nana and Papa and Big Brother Robin.  Can't forget about Aunti Mani and Uncle Mike, and wishes he could see them more often.  But every morning before the birds wake up Aunti Mani gets her "Morning Cuteness". 

For those of you who cannot be here for his every moments, I hope you enjoy your dose of "His Cuteness"!  Such a fitting term his Aunti Mani came up with, and I hope you will agree.

Love, hugs and kisses to you all!