Friday, January 30, 2009

I hear ya buddy

Ok its 5:15am and Dylan just woke up and came out of his room saying so matter of factly, "Sydney is hurting my ears!"

I hear ya DD!

I hate when he wakes up in the middle of the night, but I can't resist him climbing into bed and snuggling between daddy and me. It's one of the moments that I cherish most as a mother.

5:22am...I think she's fading...oh wait...never mind. 5:23am..."hurting my ears" once again!

Oh good...now Dylan is crying cause I'm out here with the baby and not with him and daddy. Perfect!

6:13 am. Syd's sounds asleep...Dylan wide awake begging to go downstairs and play. Love the tag team!

Losing my sanity

Its 4:30 am and my baby won't let me sleep. It has been an hour and she won't stop crying! I am tired, and I seriously can't take it any longer! I think I have officially decided that I do not like the baby stage. Some people love it, I however and not one of those people. Too much crying, neediness, and oh yeah did I say crying. I love having kids, I just don't like this stage and that is putting a damper on my future family plans. I have always wanted three kids, I just never wanted three young kids all at once. Is that a problem? I don't want three kids separated by three years either because I want to get the baby stage over and done with as quick as possible...I don't want to finally get through it with Syd and do it again in three years..why drag it out? So where does that leave me? Do I have one quickly right away and just get it over with? Do I skip it altogether? This question has been on my mind for quite sometime and every time I think I have made a decision, Syd goes and reminds me why I should reconsider. Its 5:03 and still crying!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Update

For all those concerned, Sydney goes in for some more tests on the 19th of next month, (it was the only opening that the neurologist had). When we went in for her check up, the doc said that they aren't sure what kind of seizure disorder she has, but since it is not the febrile seizures she definitely has some form of epilepsy. The next step is to determine what type or form she has, if it will go away with age, or stay throughout her life. For now she is back on her meds and is slowly adjusting. She is pretty needy but her spirits are up, and she is much happier these days. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Poor Baby Girl

Sydney had another seizure today, this time I was the one holding her. It was awful. Words can't express the fear that I have when that happens. My poor Sydney, what is going on? I hate not having any answers! We are going in tomorrow to run some more tests, so pray for us. It looks like no matter what the outcome is, Syd will more than likely need to be on the anti-seizure meds for at least a year. This is devastating news already as she is a completely different baby on those meds, but apparently there really is no other option. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I will update when I know anything.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Syd meets the Parents!

Sydney and I went to Utah this past week to finally see the West family. This was Syd's first time meeting my parents so it was a big deal. It was also our first time meeting Alexis, Jeremy's adorable new daughter who is only three weeks old. Sadly, we did have to leave Dylan home for the sake of my sanity. I vowed to myself that I would never again do two kids on a plane and on vacation alone, it is just not worth it. So here are some fun Pics of the trip. It was so great seeing everybody again!

Tim and Angela's kids are getting so big, and so dang cute. Here Syd is in a Sam and Audrey Sandwich. I can't wait for Dylan to see them in July!


We had fun visiting with Allan and Kattie's Family for lunch, crazy but fun! What a Beautiful family!Um, could this little girl be any sweeter? I want one! Um...did I just say that out loud? Remind me again that I am going crazy with the two that I already have.

Here are my brothers and their family's. Don't you just love the snow white dress? I can't wait for Sydney to get to that age so we can play dress up everyday. Dylan is already getting into the play dresses and high heel shoes that Heidi gave to us. He loves them! Don't think I didn't paint his toe nails :) Paging Mr. Mike!We were all in town for Alexis's baby blessing. It was beautiful, and I was so glad that I was there to be a part of it. Isn't this baby gorgeous?

we had so much fun visiting with our extended family. We found out that Sydney LOVES boys. If choosing between male and female, the male will always win. Sound familiar? It happened time and time with family, and also again while I let her crawl in the airport. Here she was attached at the hip to Riley my second cousin, she couldn't get enough of him. Next, My cousin Sus and Hubby Jeremy are in a circle of love with their new baby boy Oliver (cutest name ever by the way). And lastly, we were able to stay with my cousin Jamie and her adrable kids. Here are Mya and Nikki watching the boob tube.

We had such a great trip! Hopefully next time we can all come out with the whole family and do a little snowboarding. It killed me that I wasn't able to go yet again! Here are some random pics from the week.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

D's Quote of the day

Dylan: Mommy, I am getting big like you

Britney: You are? Why do you say that?

Dylan: My booty is getting big like yours

Even my own son can point out my biggest insecurity. Thanks Buddy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Bachelor...

We all loved Jason from last season but is he really the bachelor that we all expected? Sure he is cute, and has an equally cute kid, but dude, what is up with the women that he is keeping, and making out with? Do you really have to makeout with someone for the first time with 10 other girls only 15 feet away watching? Really? And on top of that, do you really have to make out with someone else 5 minutes later after your last makeout? I really thought Jason would be different, but I must say I am a bit grossed out, and so dissapointed. I guess there is little hope in this reality series after all.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Marco"..."Polo"



Dylan's cousins bought two birds this week. "Marco" is the green one, and "Polo" is the blue one. They are super fun, especially when they let you hold them. Dylan can't get enough. I can't get enough of Dylan's laugh in this video, it is so stinking cute!
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Friday, January 9, 2009

No More Sassies!


We finally did it! We got rid of all of Dylan's pacifiers (sassies) before his 3rd birthday! I am so proud! For months we have been trying to get rid of them, but Dylan was holding on for dear life.

Here is what we tried:
-cutting holes in them so that he would say they are broken and would throw them away...he just picked them out of the trash
-taking them cold turkey...he cried and cried until I gave in and gave them back
-Giving him a choice of buying a new toy or treat if he gave me all of them...NOPE
-Leaving them out for the "sassy fairy" to take them and leave a toy in its place...he didn't fall for that one, he said he didn't want a present. Can you believe that!?
-We tried hiding them...he wouldn't even lay down he HAD to go look for them

So a few days ago we had just the thing. I was ready to get those things out of my sons mouth and out of the house. For the last week or so I was working him up into giving his sassies away to his new cousin Casey as a present. He first didn't like the idea, but after a few days he was on board. He woke up the other day and when I showed him a little gift bag with a baby on it and asked if today he wanted to make his cousin happy he said, "YES!" So together we walked around the house collecting every single sassy and putting it in the bag. When we had them all together I reminded him that when we give these away we will not bave any more sassies at night time. He said, "but I make baby Casey happy". I asked if he was going to be sad tonight with no bedtime sassy and again he replied, "no, cause I make baby Casey Happy".

So off we went to Heidis house to see baby Casey. Dylan was so excited. He held the gifts the whole way just staring at his sassies in the bag. When we got to the house he said. "I will just keep this sassy mommy" as he put one in his mouth. I then said, "But sweetie, the baby needs all of the sassies, you are a big boy, you don't need them anymore". He then took another suck and slowly put it in the bag. It was the sweetest thing ever. He ran up to the door and when he got inside he gave his present to the baby. He was so happy.

It has been 5 days since that happened and he has mentioned the sassy a few times, but when we have remind him of where they are and show him a picture of Casey, he hasn't even asked again. I can't believe it worked! It was an emotional time, and when I called Cameron and work to tell him, he became a little teary eyed about it. It was sweet. Our little boy is growing up!

Forget about it!

I have to ask you all to disregard my post about the pouring rain, cause dang, did anyone watch Oprah the other day about the woman in the hospital who went in for a c-section and caught the Flesh eating virus while in the hospital? She left the hospital with a baby and no arms and legs! I cannot complain about pink eye and strep any longer, I consider that a miracle compared to what it could have been, geez!
So the question remains, What is the deal with the cleanliness of hospitals? I know that there is a lot of traffic, and different germs, yadda, yadda, yadda, but dude, something has gotta change when you have people leaving with worse cases than they came in with (due to the bacteria in thier rooms). I was in the hospital for four days and not once saw anyone come and mop the grounds, or wipe down the rooms. They just make the beds when the cliets leave and that is it. Not quite right I tell ya! There has to be some kind of code about that!? Its crazy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Movie time?"


Last night D was super cute. It was 10:30 and Dylan was still awake. I walk into his room to once again attempt to get him to sleep and he is standing up right next to the door watching our tv through the timy crack in the door. He then bright eyed, with a huge smile on his face said, "is it movie time mommy". It was so cute that I just let him come cuddle with us and watch the peoples choice awards. (We dont do this often, but it has been a rough week and he is eager for some one on one time.) So, at one point he asked, "what are you watching mommy?" And I replied, "A hot boy on tv" . He quickly said almost annoyed, "he's not HOT mommy, he has a jacket!" Bill Cosby was right, kids do say the darndest things. What a smarty cutie!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dylans quote of the day

"Mommy, we need to put the swing and slideset away in the garage before the wind makes it fly up in the sky"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

When it rains, it pours!

This idiom could not be more spot on these days. Lets just look at the last three weeks shall we. Sydney has a seizure, Syd gets Pneumonia, Syd has five more seizures and is hospitalized for four days, Mom gets step throat, Dad gets pink eye, Mom gets pink eye. When will it ever end? Luckily my strep was not Scarlett Fever as we had previously thought it was. The rash all over my body has been determined to just be a fever rash, its not peeling or feeling like sandpaper the way that it is supposed to with Scarlett Fever. Yay, a plus! I am convinced that the latter three of these problems were a combination of sleep deprivation, extreme stress levels, poor eating habits in the hospital, and hospital germs. I can't remember a time in my life when I have physically felt worse.

At this time I need to send a shout out to my inlaws who are the most amazing people I know. They have been there every step of the way these last few weeks, and I am so grateful for both thier emotional, and physical support. They have taken the kids these last two days (ALL DAY) so I could stay home and sleep, while Cameron went back to work. On top of that, they made dinner for us too. They truly are examples of service and love. Words can't express how grateful I am for them. I love you guys, and I really, REALLY dont know what I would have done without you this week! Thank you so much for everything!

Alright, I am off to sleep again, I don't think I have moved from this bed in 9 hours. Even typing this is making me woozy. Good Night!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Holidays From the Mounts

Happy Holidays to you all. We were planning on sending out Christmas cards this year, but due to many unplanned events we were never able to get it done. We will just have to settle for sending this all to those we love to let you know we love you and are thinking about you during this holiday season.

We weren't able to get a family picture, (we did try), so just scan my blog to catch up and see pics of the kids, they are getting so big!

We love you and hope that you feel the love of our Savior during this special time of year.

With Love,
The Mounts
(Britney, Cameron, Dylan, and Sydney)

Sydney's home from the Hospital!


We really appreciate the emails, prayers, and calls from you all concerned about our little girl. She is home and doing much better.

As many of you know, Sydney has been in the hospital for the last four days. On Saturday of last week she had 3 seizures in a 24 hour period. With the advice from our pediatrician and our trusted Dr. Mount, we decided to bring her to the Childrens Hospital in Atlanta. There in the ER she had two more seizures which really got the attention of the Doctors in which case they decided to transfer her to another hospital in the area with better Pediatric neurologists on site, and a better suited ICU facility. That was 5 seizures in a 36 hour period. So off we went in an ambulance to Emory and there Sydney received test after to test to find out what was wrong. They did find a kidney infection and they concluded that even though there were no high temperatures after her seizures, there were spiked temperatures within the next few days(due to the infection) leading them to suspect that they were febrile seizures. The concern with this is that she will continue to have these seizures whenever she has a fever and that they will lead to an increase of seizures in the future. (“Seizures lead to more seizures”, we were told again and again). The frustrating part is that we won’t know she is getting a fever until it is too late (since she has the seizures before the fever appears). So for now she is on anti seizure medicine which really makes her cranky and drowsy. We have been told that she will get used to the medicine and adjust, but for now she is a different baby, and it is heartbreaking to see.

Cameron and I are doing much better. It was really scary there for a while, but Cameron was strong which in turn helped me get through it. Just like with Dylan’s birth, during the times when Sydney was having her seizures, getting sedated for the MRI, getting her spinal puncture, and going through all of those terrible things, I couldn’t sit and watch but Cameron could. He was a rock for his daughter, and I was so proud of him. There were so many times where I was out bawling in the halls while he was in the room by her side. It was beautiful, and I am so lucky to be married to a man as good as him. He truly is amazing and I have been so blessed to have him in my life.

So, today we finally are home and our spirits are up now that we have taken a shower and changed our clothes! We also were finally were able to come home to Dylan who was staying with his grandma and grandpa these last few days. We really can’t thank them and Aunt Alison enough for all that they did for us during this whole trial. I love you guys.

Again, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Here is Dylan giving Syd a hug in the hospital, hopefully now he'll really start being nice to her. He was really concerned about her, and it was sweet, we didn't even ask him to hug her in this picture.

Casey Alexander Mount


Congrats Jason and Heidi on your beautiful new boy! Casey Alexander Mount arrived at 10:48 pm, December 29th, 2008. He weighed in at a hefty 9 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 19 inches long. He is a beautiful healthy baby, and we are so excited to have another cousin living and growing up close to us.