Monday, April 2, 2012

Our Weekend

Well the weekend didn't go exactly as I had hoped.

We ended up having to leave work early Friday to take Jackson back to the doctor because he still wasn't taking his bottle or binkie. :-( The doctor took another look at his ears and said they looked red to her then. So she put him on a different antibiotic this time and said to keep giving him as much fluids as possible if he won't take a bottle.

He took one bottle early Saturday morning and that was it until 4 a.m. this morning. In the meantime we continued to give him oatmeal mixed with his formula, along with baby food. We also gave him pedialite through a syringe or straw. I was worried about dehydration still but when he was at the Dr. Friday, she said he didn't seem dehydrated. He's stayed happy and playful all along and even went all day Sunday without any pain meds. :-)

Friday night and Saturday we just hung out at home. I took Jackson for a long walk in his stroller Saturday afternoon just to get out and get some fresh air and sunshine. He loves going for walks and being outside. He even took a little nap in his stroller.

Saturday night, Jackson didn't sleep well at all. He was up almost every hour throughout the night. :-( Since he wouldn't take his binkie, I had to stand up and bounce him back to sleep every time he woke up. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep that night. :-(

Sunday I missed church since Jackson had been up most of the night, but we went to the Smith family Easter celebration which was at a local park/pavilion near our house. Jake's mom reserved it for our festivities and the kids had an Easter egg hunt and they flew kites. We had BBQ and spent the whole day there. Jackson loved being outside all day. :-)  Here are a few pictures from our fun day at the park.

The pavilion we reserved for the day all decorated for Easter.

Everyone flying kites.

Jackson's cousin Alexis blowing bubbles for him to look at.

My sister came up with her boys to join in on the fun. Mason smiling for the camera.

Jackson with his Easter basket from Grandma Diane.

The kids all getting ready for the Easter egg hunt.

The kids searching for eggs.

Grandma Diane holding Jackson while the kids looked for eggs.

Jake helping our nephew Landon look for eggs.

A basket of eggs after the Easter egg hunt.

More pictures from the Easter egg hunt.

My nephew Landon with his basket of eggs.

My nephew Jack with his basket of eggs.

My niece Bella with her basket of eggs.

My niece Sophia with her basket of eggs.

We had a super fun day at the park celebrating Easter with the family. Since we didn't get to take Jackson to see the Easter bunny over the weekend, I think we're going to do that tonight since he seems to be feeling a little bit better today. So far he's had 2 bottles this morning and though he wouldn't take his noon bottle, he did eat some oatmeal, peas and some peaches. Hopefully he will take a bottle this afternoon/evening. 

I hope you all had a great weekend!