Rollin' with the Roby's


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

end of school year...



This school year sped by but they kids had a great time at their new school. Their teachers were awesome and we are sad to have different teachers next year...but, I know they will love them..as they are all great. and Claire starts too...so, all 3 will be in the same place! :)
Can't believe how much they have grown in 8 months...



               


Now let the summer begin...no big trips planned but lots of little trips every couple of weeks..so we will remain busy..so, hopefully they won't get too bored! when we are home I see lots of trips to the pool.
For the month of june on wednesdays from 9:30-12 they are going to Bingham (where Hanna takes dance and gymnastics) where they will do various things...and give mommy a chance to run a few errands! ;)! Ty is also going to do a golf camp in July...and he can't wait..he wants to go now! plus, we have ruidoso trips, houtson trips, tx beach trip..and before we know it...it'll be time for school again! but...we are going to enjoy having no schedule and doing as we please! :)




Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hospital trip..


One of the cons of being the younger, baby sister is you get the germs passed to you constantly...and when your big sister is constantly in your face loving on you...you get her cold! Usually, Claire is able to fight it off...but this time she struggled! 
She ran a low grade fever early in the week and was very clingy, tired and not very active...3 things that are not typically normal with Claire. If she wasn't better by friday I was going to take her to dr...(b/c since only 6M not much they can do for a cold)...but on thursday morning after I feed her she threw it up (and more)...I chalked it up to her congestion and possibly over-indulging.
Took the kids to school, got my yearly (haha) haircut..came home, fed her again and she threw it up again..so, I then decided she needed to see dr asap! if anything for dehydration. the nurse immediately called me back, could hear poor claire in background and said come in now. Yay, thank you! 
when we got to dr she had a 103 fever (since she had thrown up her tylenol) and just sounded terrible. and had lost almost a pound in 10 days (since her 6M checkup). So, we had 2 nurses in our room and they pulled the dr out of another patients room to see what meds to give her..she got a breathing treatment and then tylenol. after almost 30 minutes it had gone down to 101 and then got a dose of ibuprofen. but..while we sat there for an hour in the room she was on a pulse ox machine and her sats never went above 92%..with 100% obviously being the best. I knew in my head what I was probably going to hear but tried to remain optimistic. 
Later when the Dr. came back in she told me the news I had envisioned..."she needs to be admitted to the hospital." 
I wanted to cry..but held it together...and knew it was best for Claire.
Luckily, the kids were still in school and my mom was able to pick them up and trav cut his lunch break short and met me at the hospital. 


Claire was given a nose swab that tested for 15 different viruses, chest x-ray, breathing treatment, suction an IV started and put on oxygen. Luckily, all that happened all together...so since she, obviously, hated all the above, she crashed!  Only to be woken up with her every 2 hour breathing treatments. UGH! That was hard on me so I can't imagine being  a 6M old and doing it. She hated every second of it..but mostly the suction and CPT (chest percussion) that followed. 


She was completely worn out after every 15-20 min treatment b/c she fought it so hard. So, Needless to say, our baby girl was soooooo tired.  By the time she wrestled with her treatments, I calmed her down and she'd finally fall asleep..within 30 min they were back in her room....it was a vicious, tiring cycle. Luckily, we asked if treatments could be every 3 hours...not only b/c she was getting absolutely no rest but b/c her heart rate would sky rocket b/c of meds, fever and being so mad. 


poor, poor baby girl.
They had to put a sock over her IV site b/c she kept using it as a chew toy! Teething also wasn't helping her situation.




The next day, friday, she was a little bit more active. so, i was able to put her down (which was rare...she stayed in my arms the whole time..even sleeping on me..she was not a fan of the crib..probably b/c she knew what happened there...suctioning). 

But, she finally let me give her some tummy time.  The nurse knew she was cutting teeth and brought her some toys to play with since I had absolutely nothing. 

Her nose swab came back with the Rhinovirus..which is a cold! unfortunately for her, it was a really, really bad cold that invaded her lungs. Her chest x-ray showed one side of her lungs whited out..so, they were scared it was the beginning stages of pneumonia...but luckily, after a few different looks, they decided it was just from the virus! so, that was great..glad we caught it before it could have turned into something way worse! 
So...she ended up having bronchitis, and ear infection and the rhinovirus. poor, baby girl! but, she was a trooper! 


Friday afternoon, she was feeling better so she was able to have 2 little visitors. she was so happy to see them...and hanna was so sad for her but was so excited to see "my baby." Ty asked a million questions and tried to make her happy when she started to cry...They are both super loving big brothers and sisters....and I missed them so much! 

Not the family pic you want to have but....glad we could all be together for a few minutes! 


saturday, she woke up feeling and looking sooooo much better...in fact, she didn't use oxygen all night and was able to take it off! woohoo! but really she wanted her pulse ox off...she also hated that thing and no matter how they taped it on her toe..she'd kick it off...so we got to hear the lovely sound of her pulse ox machine beeping. UGH! finally, travis just put it on his finger..haha! 


luckily, saturday, she was doing/sounding so much better she was able to be discharged. woohoo! luckily, with 3 doses of IV antibiotics she was free from any additional, at home, meds and b/c breathing treatments don't help bronchitis she was also free from that..YAY! b/c honestly, not sure I could torture her anymore.  I feel, with my nursing background, I can handle seeing my kids going through medical stuff (shots, meds, etc)...but seeing claire get breathing treatments every 2-3 hours was SUPER tough. At night, depending on the Respiratory therapist...if she was sleeping...I would just give her her treatment while she slept and we'd do suction and CPT every other time...so that was nice to let claire sleep! 

But, let me tell you..since the RT's at the hospital have to wear maroon scrubs...Claire will more than likely not become an Aggie...she is scared for life from maroon! lol! 


Saturday afternoon once we got home...all showered/bathed (gross hospital)...she was right were she belonged...in the care of her mommy and daddy, in her house! 
I was afraid she wouldn't like her crib anymore b/c of PTSD..ha..but, luckily, once we put her down, she stretched out big and then put her hands behind her head...like...ahhh...my bed..home sweet home! :)
and she slept 12 hours! woohoo....she was one tired girl! 
Ty and hanna stayed one more night with mom-mom and grandpa...so mommy and daddy got good rest too...and I was woken up by our big thunderstorm..it was glorious...however, all I could think about was if ty and hanna were scared...but, after awhile, i was able to go back to sleep! and woke up again..to see it starting to rain again...and it rained all morning...woohoo! 
we got about 1.5" rain. sooooo wonderful! and ty and hanna came back home after church...so we are all back together again! :) 


although, she is super stingy about letting people see her tooth..she actually has one tooth that has officially popped out! :)


She is doing much better...mainly b/c she's getting rest. She's still not eating like she was/should..but is getting there...
Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts as our little baby girl battled her first...and hopefully only, hospital trip! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cousins

"Cousins are your first best friends"...and it couldn't be truer in our family...
Our kids are blessed with cousins on both sides of the family that are super close in age...and it's so fun to watch them grow up together and interact...they always have a playmate!
Wish we could see our houston cousins way more often but we are sooooo glad when we have the chance to see them! 


cousins...5,4.almost 3,2 and 6M

our almost 3 year old Sophia!


Everybody fights over who can hold Claire....Ty's turn!
Poor claire!

And big sister Hanna's turn! 




Singing, "Jesus loves me," "Jesus loves the little children," and "Glory to God."
They all did sooo great and Ty could not have been more excited. The whole service (they sang at the end)..he kept asking if, "it was time  yet?" In fact, he was doing his "I need to go potty" dance but wouldn't go b/c he was scared he'd miss his performance! haha! but, i told him we would be back in time and he sprinted to the bathroom and back! record speed! lol.
Since B&S were in town for Hanna's dance recital and we had one of Sophia's  4 bday parties (life of a farmer kid..haha)..they sang on stage too! :) 



Then on monday....we got to see our Houston cousins...but as always, time went way too fast...and ty had to get to swim lessons! But, we loved every second of those 45 minutes! 

 Claire loved meeting her cousin Jenn.

Jenn and becky had another niece, Jill, with them..and we meet at my neighbors who happens to be our friend and Jenn's BFF,  house...who is practically family....so..we were one big happy family that morning. :) lots of kids and lots of fun! 


cousins...ty and mccain are 1 day apart (4 yrs old), Hanna 2 and Sawyer almost 2! 

and of course, claire 6M...
Just missing Addison (1), Ella (2) and Jackson (5M).

This family is funny...b/c each big cousin always has another cousin pregnant at the same time...so all these cousins are just days, weeks or a few months apart! so fun! 
same for trav and 2 of his cousins...each 6 weeks apart! :) 


Love taking advantage of our kids not being enrolled in school yet so we can see each other during the week..as I know that will all change soon! But, lets not talk about that! :(! 


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hanna's Dance Recital...


Hanna had her first dance recital and she and 8 other 2-4 year olds performed to the song "Bippity Boppity Boo" in their Disney themed recital show. 
All the dancers were absolutely precious and you couldn't help but have a huge smile on your face while watching them...even if the girls stood still...or at the few who cried! 
All the outfits were adorable and they all did such a great job!
But...let me tell you..Dance moms is NO JOKE! Oh man..so many details and rules that I was seriously nervous I was going to forget or leave out some important detail. But..we made it and we now have a little glimpse of what to expect for next year!

Friday night they had rehearsal...
we had been at my parents house b/c my sister was in town and trav was out of town....luckily, my mom was there to help get hanna get ready b/c of course, claire got hungry right at that time..so, while I fed claire, mom-mom to the rescue and helped primp hanna!
They requested...powder, blush, lipgloss and mascara..or fake eyelashes....we went for the mascara...little tricky for a 2 year old! and hair curled..
Hanna LOVES makeup..and is always in mine and even her mom-mom's when we are at their house....so, being able to have makeup on was sooooo exciting to her! of course, miss priss wanted to do it all herself..and unless she was going to look like a clown...we had to intervene!




We had been swimming and ordered pizza...so, she was naked, while eating pizza, getting glamed up...little princess! (or so she thinks). I was a little jealous of her...haha! 


All dressed with makeup and curls (per request..which is not so easy for hanna's hair)..


 hanna and her "Haw-wee"

At rehearsal...she did a little of the motions....
afterwards, she wanted to do it again....


Saturday...she was in a peach of a mood...
we had to fix her hair twice...b/c she couldn't be still for a couple of hours...had to redo makeup b/c she added jelly and rubbed her eyes, which made her cry, which lead to mascara lined face!and of course, she had to have her fingernails and toenails painted again...

It was a busy morning..and I knew come 11..and especially at 11:30 go time..it was going to be rough for ms Hanna James...

Never goes anywhere without her purse...



Hanna is second to end on right...


and this is what she looked like the whole time...don't even think she moved!
little ms dancer and performer apparently has stage fright..(or it was her lunch and nap time..never a good time for her..but then again...what is a good time for her)..haha.


While her classmates twirled..she stood still...OH HANNA!


This pic pretty much sums up their class...their teacher has patience of gold herding up this litter of kitties! 


we were told to have flowers for them...hanna saw they were pink (her fav color) and was then over it...lol! 




I told her to put the flowers down...and she did! ha.




my little dancer....daddy was out of town..but will see lots of videos and pics..as this momma never leaves the house without them..hehe! 


One reason Claire and Hanna have their blue eyes...my meme! 


meme and her g/grands...


this sums up hanna....sucker loving, hot mess! little miss priss. (I may or  may not have bribed her to take a picture by offering up a sucker). :)


mom-mom and her grands...grandpa was out of town! 


kisses from meme.





After the recital..and much needed naps...we had Sophi's 3rd bday party...after swimming, hamburgers/hot dogs, cake and presents the song "let it go" form frozen came on..and all our kids can just about recite that movie...but..when that song comes on..no matter where Hanna is..she busts out in dance...like so...

arms out...
walks on toes... and twirls...and does the foot stomp...like elsa! 



she loves to dance...but is a little shy on a big stage..:)


our little tiny dancer! 

Above all..she had a great time..and enjoyed her Fam-club being there...and loved her "necklace" aka her medal they were given! haha!
She told me she was going to wear her dress all day..but opted to change once swimming was mentioned...
we had a great time and the studio was great with all the kids...
can't wait to see what next years recital is...:) so.much.cuteness!

but these sweet cousins are pretty cute too... :)