Monday, December 21, 2009

First Christmas!!

Christmas 2009

We went ahead and had our Christmas for Judah last night since we decided to go to Arkansas and visit with family.

I wasn't expecting Christmas to be so much fun..but it was! I thought Judah would be too young to get excited, but he loved it! He wouldn't really smile or look at the camera the whole time... He was too serious about touching everything and figuring out what it was!






Friday, December 11, 2009

Palate Surgery



~Monday~


Worst day..sorry just being honest! We had to leave the house at 3 AM to be at the airport on time to fly out. Matthew and I both woke up sick. We were so excited to stay at the hotel in front of the hospital. It is nice, clean, very convenient and in a good part of town. The only down side is they did not have a shuttle bus to and from the airport so we would have to pay $40 cab fair (to and from) to get there. So, we pay the cab go all the way there only to find out we were booked at the other hotel (in the bad part of town) Glad that day is over. :)

~Tuesday~

We met with the ENT and audiology first. Judah did have fluid in both ears so we decided to get the ear tubes to help with speech. Next was pre-op, and finally Dr. Mulliken. He was so proud of Judah. :) The day wasn't so bad. All the appointments went pretty smooth.

~Wednesday~

The day of surgery! It did not take near as long as the lip surgery. Just about 4.5 hours. Judah did not wake up crying either. He was sound asleep waking up just enough to look around and go back to sleep. There was packing in his palate, but kept breathing fine with no difficulty.


~Thursday~

Judah would not drink anything but could not have any milk until the packing was out of his mouth anyway. He was already wanting to get into everything and rolling around. He got a hold of his fingers twice Wednesday night..not sure how.

~Friday~
The packing was taken out at 6:30 in the morning, and Judah was free to drink milk! :) We could go home as soon as he drinks 6 oz. I was so afraid of this day. Looking back at the other surgeries it always took him an extra night to start eating and he was still on the bottle (which he could no longer have) But I prepared the sippy cup anyway and filled it with 1 oz...he sucked it down and was begging for more! Soon he drank 7 oz! (with a nap in between of course) and we were FrEe!


~Saturday~

Judah is a little fussy today, I think he wants his bottle back. He slept awesome last night even without his fingers! :) We have check-ups on Monday and we go home on Tuesday!

~Future~

Judah has to have the bone graft surgery around 9 yrs. There is a 10% chance he will need a surgery around 5 yrs, and he might have to have one last surgery in his teen years on his jaw.

Thanks for praying. We love you all.

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Here Again..

This is just a short post letting you know we are on our way to Boston this morning for Judah's palate surgery Wednesday. Please keep us in your prayers!
Please also pray for our health. We only got 4 hours to sleep last night (not even that much. We couldn't really fall asleep)
I love you all.
Rebekka

Sorry no pics today :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Video Contest!



I entered Judah into a contest for Earth's Best baby food..well I think I did. I'm not sure if the video was uploaded right but it is cute! I hope it did..I would love a months supply of baby food!! :):):)
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sleep Sweet..


These were taken over the past few days
I would sneak in his room and snap the camera...
with Dad whispering "leave him alone!" over my shoulder :)
It's ok. He stayed peacefully asleep. Well, most of the time :)
Sleep sweet baby Judah..you are safe and you are loved :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Sippy Cup: Is It A Lost Cause?


So handsome!
Palate surgery is less than a month away...and I have started the worrying cycle again! Just waiting for the part when God takes over and makes it all better.
Ah, the sippy cup. I am ready to burn the thing. He plays with it and will drink the milk, if any comes out during his chew attack, but refuses to see it as a source for food!
So not ready for surgery again.
We took him to the doctor for a check-up. He is in 1% for his weight and 4% for height. That's what every mom who has been shoving food in her child's mouth every time she gets a chance wants to hear.
Please continue to pray. I would like to say the hard part is over..but it has all been hard..and it's not over. We leave Dec. 7th for Boston and return Dec. 15th.

Thanks for your continuing love, prayer, and support. We love you all.

Monday, November 2, 2009

All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth!

MY FIRST TOOTH!
I thought the first tooth was supposed to come in at the bottom..so when I saw a white spot on his top gum..."What is that!?" ..."A tooth!??" It sure is!
Good job Udi!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

These Days...


8 Months! WoW!


So, What are you up to these days?

Getting into everything! :) You love electronics already (just like Dad!)
and of course..

You have to touch them!


You are the center of our world...sometimes everything is a blur except you! Then you finally stop crying...lol


I ran out of cute pictures to go with your updates...

  • I am pretty sure you are teething. So far nothing to show for your hard work!
  • No crawling yet. Oh boy do you want to! You get up on your hands and knees so you're almost there!
  • You pull up! Dad was changing you and all of a sudden you were standing up holding on to the sides of the changing table! Now you won't stop! :)
  • You move your hands ALOT when you want something. Like you are trying to grab air
**PiCtUrE BrEaK**





  • Your favorite song is "I'm in the Lords Army!" ...Yes sir!
  • You blow your nose! lol Since you got your new nose you test it to make sure it still works...and it does! There is proof!
  • You are still sensitive to dairy and allergic to egg...boo! (That's right..boo! I like my dairy!)
  • You weigh 15 lbs (according to the scale at home) Mom is getting a little tired of people saying "He's so little!" BOO! We love you just the way you are. Sure I would like for you to get a little more chunk (I stress about it everyday) but there is enough to squish! :)

  • You make the cutest face with your lips puckered, your nose scrunched, and of course the concerned eyebrows..but you won't let me get it on camera! Oh, how I want to..and I will!
  • You are still gargling! lol Sometimes you do it when I feed you to make me laugh and maybe forget that you are eating..Haha. You wish.

Here are some funny ones. Enjoy!



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

VID


video
Loving his sippy! He mostly just wants to play with it :)

EOS!

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So, I tried to get him to do something cute or talk a little but he only wanted to do that when the video was off! Isn't that how it always goes :) Ah, he's still a cutie.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Doin good!

Hey everyone! I haven't posted in a few...boy do I have some updates! Judah is changing so much! He says Mama (all the time!) and tries to say Dada but it comes out lala. I think he may be having trouble saying that one because of his palate? Anyway! He has learned to wave :) Dad was on the platform Thursday night in church and Judah just kept waving at him! :) I LOVED it!


We are loving it in Colorado...loving it!! :):) There are lots of babies at church who are older then him that he can learn from, and play with...I am so excited!


The pictures here are at Famous Daves. We put him in a high chair and he was SO ExCiTeD! He was laughing and talking all over the place! :) I love you Udi

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hittin the road!

We are off to Colorado today! Thanks for the prayers! Safe travel in Jesus name!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

CoLoRaDo!

We are packing up and moving to Colorado Springs!!!!!! :):):):)

Leaving the beginning of next week. Please pray for safe travel! We are SO ExCiTeD!!!
So, I know this sounds sudden but it's not! :) We have been praying about it for a while and just wanted to make sure God was in it before we announced...and He is!!
We will be working with an AMAZING church! :) I am so excited to see what Jesus has in store!
By the way, He is STILL PROVIDING AND BLESSING TREMENDOUSLY! So far he has provided EVERY PENNY for Judah's little journey. Oh, how I love Him! God is Faithful!
Everything! Everything! Lord you are, everything to me!! My treasure! My priority! Who can compare to you!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

8 Wks Post!

I realized I did not post last weeks pictures..so here they are! 7 wks post. Dr. Mulliken asked that we continue the steri strips one more week and we did...well, almost :)




Here is 8 wks post!! Ah he is so handsome! :)
Now we start massaging the lip and getting ready for palate surgery!




Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mimi!


Last night we all went out to Cafe Adobe for my mother's birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!) Judah had a blast! He gave her a birthday kiss :) His steri strip was coming off during bath time and I decided not to put one back on. I wanted everyone to see how handsome he looks without his mustache! :) Enjoy the pics! Slobber and all!