Wyatt’s Surgery Wrap-Up


All things considered I don’t think that the day could have gone better. I have learned that if Wyatt knows what to expect, he is much more easy going. Monday evening Scott and I explained that Wyatt had a boo-boo inside his belly and the Dr. needed to fix it. We also told him that he wouldn’t . . . → Read More: Wyatt’s Surgery Wrap-Up

There’s No Such Thing as Minor Surgery When it’s Your Baby


After Wyatt finally decided to start using the potty in mid-March we prepared for him to move to preschool. During his last week in the toddler room I received a phone call from one of the teachers telling me that Wyatt was refusing to pee and he screamed every time they took him to the bathroom. I picked him up . . . → Read More: There’s No Such Thing as Minor Surgery When it’s Your Baby

Ruslan and Wyatt 4.0


The boys have had their well visits at the same time since the first appointment when they were 7 days old. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36 months old – 12 well visits together.

Our pediatrician shifted the pre-K appointment to age 4 and it is a double-appointment with . . . → Read More: Ruslan and Wyatt 4.0

Ru Update – Day 6


Yesterday Ru woke up in a great mood – it was the first time in almost a week that he wasn’t crying for the first part of the morning. And his good mood continued for most of the day.

Today he was back to being fussy and clingy for much of the day. We . . . → Read More: Ru Update – Day 6

Monday Ru Update


It was a long weekend for Ru – he was generally sad and not his usual busy self. He wanted my mom or I to hold him most of the time and was happiest when we carried him on a walk down the street. He constantly asked to go outside and even though he is heavy to . . . → Read More: Monday Ru Update

One of those Phone Calls Every Parent Dreads


I saw the daycare phone number on my phone and sighed. It was 8:30 and I had only dropped them off 40 minutes earlier, how was one of them sick? As soon as I answered I could hear him screaming in the background and the voice of the women on the line was unsteady. . . . → Read More: One of those Phone Calls Every Parent Dreads



We are very happy to have Scott back home!  He was in Guam for the Air Force National Guard for 5 long weeks and returned home last Sunday.  Thank you to everyone who helped out while he was gone especially my mom who stayed here several nights throughout the month when we were having a . . . → Read More: Survival

15-Month Check-Up


Ruslan and Wyatt had their 15-month check-up this week.  They had both been very fussy all weekend and by Sunday evening Ruslan added a fever to his teething, drooling, drippy nose misery.  So Ruslan stayed home on Monday.  I probably would have called the Dr’s office if they didn’t already have their well visit . . . → Read More: 15-Month Check-Up

9 Months Old

9 months is such a fun age and my favorite part about the boys being 9 months old is definitely watching them interact.  They sit next to each other and play, and I am hoping they learn to share soon.  Generally Wyatt is happily playing with a toy and Ruslan decides he wants . . . → Read More: 9 Months Old