Tuesday, July 26, 2011


At Ava's well child appointment, I thought it seemed odd that the doctor and nurses kept coming in and measuring Ava's head.  Then the doctor said that her head measured unusually large, and that he thought she should have a CT scan.  He said that a large head could be suggestive of hydrocephalus, bleeding in the brain, or brain tumors.  All scary things!  I mentioned that it would seem to me that if there was a problem like that she would probably not be hitting her milestones, or would seem uncomfortable, or unhappy...which just isn't Ava!  But, to make sure, I of course agreed to get one done.  I saw the order, and it listed "macrocephaly" as the diagnosis, so I went home and googled...ok, bad idea, because the images that came up were upsetting.  For two weeks I stressed over this darn Scan, since they were not planning on sedating her, the location had no restraints, and she'd need to hold still...yea, right, she's 8 months old!  Well, the day came...Ava had an army of prayer warriors on her side!  To all of our amazement, including the staff at the imagine center, she held still and we got the Scan!  And 4 days later the results were in, NORMAL!  No macrocephaly, perfect in every way!  Amen!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Arizona Youth Museum

We decided to give the Arizona Youth Museum in Mesa a try!  It's a children's museum dedicated to creating a love of art.  The boys enjoyed spending the morning folding origami, drawing, dressing up in the Peanuts themed costumes, black light room (currently made to look like the Great Pumpkin Patch...complete with glow in the dark puzzles!)  Unfortunately the morning ended with Logan jumping on Hunters back while dressed as Snoopy...Hunter thought his arm was broken and I had to try to peel a Snoopy costume off a crying sweaty kid.  Thankfully Hunter recovered, no trip to the hospital necessary.  All in all, a good day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gone Fishin'

One of the favorite hobbies for the boys is fishing!  Most mornings start with the boys heading off to the lake. Often times the doorbell is ringing bright and early, when other kids in the neighborhood are coming to see if the boys are home, or already at the lake.  The fish in our lake eat more hot dogs and bread than our family does!  I don't know how they brave the heat but I think they are angler addicts! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ava is 8 months

At Ava's well check she weighed 19.6 pounds and 27 inches long!  She was on track for most of the 9 month milestones...brilliant if I do say so myself!!  She is not crawling yet, but somehow she can make it from one side of the room to the next.  She gets up on one knee and rocks, loves trying new foods, and her favorite part of the day is bathtime!  Double bonus if it's in the kitchen sink where she can splash all of the water onto the floor.