Friday, November 21, 2014


Surgery was November 10th in Temple at the Children's Hospital.  The surgeon, Dr Danny Little, was great! He went over everything with us during pre-op, was very open about what was going to happen and about how long it would take. Originally he stated that surgery would last about 30 minutes and Dylan would only be away from us about 45 minutes.  We carried Dylan to the operating room doors and handed him off to the nurses...probably the single hardest thing I have ever done in my life!  Surgery took a little longer than expected, it took about 1 hour 15 minutes.  I was on pins and needles when the 30 minutes passed, then 45, then an hour!  We heard the anesthesiologist coming down the hall and felt some relief.  She was coming to tell us that the surgery went well and that they were going to be waking him up and moving him to AICU (Acute ICU) in a few minutes, but she wanted to tell us he was ok.  The surgeon came in about 15 minutes later and told us that the cyst was attached differently than expected and that's why it took longer.  Rather than having a single root that attached to his skull, he had a root system that spread along his skull & they have to scrap all that off, so it took longer.  We went up and saw him in his little bed hooked up to everything and the AICU nurses said he had already eating 4 ounces!  He was a hungry fella when he woke up. We were able to go home that day, and I stayed home with him the next day just to make sure he was back to normal. The follow up a week later went well & the biopsy came out great!  He said from our initial appointment to surgery it grew from the size of a pea to a lima bean.  That's kind of quick!  The incision looks great, and scaring should be minimal.

1 Day After Surgery

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Dylan was baptized November 1 at St Mary's in West with Deacon Ronnie officiating, and Emily & Jacob were god parents!  Everything went great, and afterwards everyone went to our house for supper!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014...

This was Dylan's first Halloween and the first one for Colton that he actually understood what was going on!  I decided that I wanted to dress them up with a 'theme,' but was having a difficult time coming up with I turned to Pinterest!  I found the cutest idea to do Colton as a Redskins football player and Dylan as the football!  Results = Pure cuteness!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pedi Surgeon Appointment...

We met with Dr. Danny Little at Temple Pediatric Specialty Clinic October 14th and he confirmed that Dylan does have a dermoid cyst on his right eyebrow...just like I did when I was a toddler!  He is concerned at the growth rate and would like to get it out as soon as possible before it causes any developmental issues with his skull.  Originally he said he could do it October 24th...that's next week!  But Auntie Kim is coming in from New York to meet the boys that weekend, so we scheduled it for November 10th instead.  The surgery shouldn't be more than 30 minutes and recovery should be minimal.  Kind of anxious to get it done, but I know it's what is best!  We talked about the issues it can cause in the future if we delay getting it removed, but I was more concerned about him having to be put under for the surgery.  My mom reminded me I had it done and everything was good, so to use that as a reassurance :)  Working so far!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 1- 6 Flew By...

Oh wow I can't believe how fast everything is going by now! I thought time flew by with Colton, everything is going twice as fast with Dylan!  The first few weeks went really well, he is gaining weight like he should and is changing so much week to week.  He looks sooo much like big brother!

Just a few similarities :)
Week 1:
Week 1 was a big adjustment in our house for everyone!  We went from a family of 3 with a 2 year old, to a family of 4 with a 2 year old and a newborn.  Dylan woke up every 2 to 3 hours to eat, and quickly has gone from 2 oz a feeding to 3!  Colton is being such a great big brother too :) He is amazed by little brother and you can just see how he is amazed.

1 week old

Week 2:
At his 2 week check up all looked good.  He is gaining weight like he should, and was up to 7.69lb and 19.5 inches long.  Can't believe he grew an inch and a half in 2 weeks...that's like you're literally watching his grow if you look at him!  He's still waking up a lot during the night to eat, and the day time is filled with snuggles while brother is a school and daddy is a work!  We ventured out this week to see Gigi and Pops at their work and stopped by my work to show him off :)

Week 3/4:
We noticed a spot on his head that we originally thought was just a scratch is actually a strawberry birthmark, his is ironic because I had one on my arm!  We are out and about a lot these days, meeting friends for lunch and just trying to keep busy...time sure is flying by!

Week 5:

1 month old!  Can't believe a month has already gone by so quickly!  Dylan is growing and changing so much...time needs to slow down already...

Week 6:
Dylan started daycare this week and I went back to work.  It has been difficult adjusting to not being with him all day everyday, but I am getting back into routine at work so it is a little easier now.  My parents noticed a bump on Dylan's right eyebrow that looked similar to a dermoid cyst that I had in my right eyebrow when I was 2.  I took him to the pediatrician and we were referred to a pediatric surgeon in Temple, as the pediatrician agreed that it was a cyst.  We go see the surgeon October 14th, and will know more then as to if he thinks he will need surgery, and if so how soon he will need it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Welcome Dylan Scott...

Monday, August 25th, I was awoken by what I thought might be braxton hicks around 3:15am.  I started timing them at 3:24am...they were about 3 1/2 minutes apart and pretty intense. (I highly recommend the app "full term."  It is easy to use, tells you the average length and how far apart the contractions are.)  I decided not to wake Kyle up because I wanted to make sure they were the real deal...after all he would have to get up and go to work in a couple hours if it was a false alarm.  He woke up around 4am asking what I was doing; needless to say he didn't go back to sleep after that :)  We called my mom to ask her to take Colton to daycare around 6:00, then dropped him off just after 6:30.  We got to the hospital around 7 and back to the triage room for monitoring shortly after that.  They hooked me up to the machine to monitor contractions at 7:30 according to the strip they printed off and gave me...the strip was less than 10 minutes long!  She checked to see how far I was, and she looked up and says 'what are you feelings of natural child birth?' I was like whhhhhy?  'You're a 7 almost an 8 and going to have this baby soon!'  She unhooked everything and off to the L&D room we went.  At this point contractions were unbearable and I was asking for pain meds...actually they had been unbearable for quite some time now!  They got me in the room, hooked up, and the spinal in (no time for a full epidural), and within a few minutes of the spinal and a few pushes Dylan was born!  It was super fast, but I wouldn't change that for anything!!  I was up within a couple hours walking, and if they would have let me go home that day with him I think I would have!

I would like to introduce you to Dylan Scott :)  He was born August 25, 2014, at 8:40am.  He weighed 6lb 15oz and was 18 inches long!

Wide Awake!

Colton was excited to meet his little brother too!  He checked him over, looked at his eye, ears, nose, fingers, and was good :)  He's done great with him so far, granted we are only just over 2 weeks in to it all right now too.  He loves his brother and is so excited to show him to people, it is so adorable!  Can't wait to watch them grow up together and hopefully be great friends!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Long Night...

Last night was a long night...we had a couple friends over for burgers.  After everyone left I gave Colton a bath and went to put him in bed.  When I was carrying him to his bed, my water broke (so I thought).  I called the on call doctor to let her know we were heading in, called my mom, dropped Colton off with my parents, and headed to Labor and Delivery.  Once there, they hooked me up to the monitors and did an amnio test.  I was having mild contractions, but nothing consistent, and I was still a 3 like I was on Thursday.  We waited and waited for the amnio test to come back, and when it came back they said it was negative.  I was totally confused. I was sitting in a puddle of fluid, fluid was leaking down my legs, and soaking wet.  They said, no sorry, it isn't amniotic fluid, and is most likely pee.  I was so mad!  I stood up to get dressed and more fluid went down my leg puddling on the floor.  The nurse was totally confused as well at this point.  So they ran another amnio test.  Again after waiting and waiting, it came back negative.  Turns out I sat in triage for like 3-4 hours to find out that since Dylan dropped he was putting a ton of pressure on my bladder, causing me to leak almost continually, with no control.  Their recommendation?  Bladder control liners until delivery.  Great..haha!  Home we! Come on Baby D!

I'm doing what in my pants?!?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bump-Date #2: Week 38

Baby Size: 19.5"
Baby Weight: 6.8 lb

 I had my 38 week appointment today and there was no progress!  Still dilated to a 3 thinning.  My doctor said that we would talk about inducing, but apparently my cervix isn't ready even though it is thinning; something about it isn't soft enough yet?  Anyway, he said he would see me next week...yay!  I am ready for Dylan to be here!  I have felt like poo for the last week, exhausted more than normal, feeling horrible, and just all around not feeling like myself.  Hopefully Baby D comes soon!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bump-Date #2: Week 36 & 37

Week 36
Baby Size: 18.5"
Baby Weight: 6 lb

Week 37
Baby Size: 18.9" to 20.9"
Baby Weight: 6.2lb - 9lbs

 I had my ultrasound on August 4th and got a sneak peek at Dylan :)  All the measurements looked good, he looked healthy, and everything with me looked great as well.  Turns out that my body shape/type is what is contributing to how I am carrying him; he is up under my ribs more than normal so I am not poking out as much as the 'normal' pregnant person.  Also, we found out that he is measuring a week ahead of my due he may be a big fella!

At my 37 week appointment on August 14th I was already dilated to 3cm, which is crazy because at my 36 week I was nothing!  Just softening, and in a weeks time I thinned and went to a 3.  The dr told me he gave me a week to 10 days tops, but of course I'm not holding my breath too much because Dylan will come when he's ready and not a moment sooner!  Just strange to be walking around like that!!

Come on Little D! Momma is ready :)

Got my maternity pics back this week!  Here are a couple :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bump-Date #2: Weeks 34 & 35

Week 34
Baby Size: 18"
Baby Weight: 4.75 lb

Week 35
Baby Size: 18.25"
Baby Weight: 5.25 lb

I have been feeling the time crunch and have started working hard(ish) on the nursery!  Everything has been going good for the most part.  I had a routine appointment on Thursday with my ob, and he is concerned because I am measuring 1.5cm smaller than I should be at the point I am in this pregnancy.  He has referred me for an additionally ultrasound to check for a few things:
  • Size of my uterus
  • Amniotic fluid levels
  • Position of Dylan
  • Size of Dylan
Any of which can contribute to measuring smaller than normal.  I know 1.5cm doesn't sound like much, but 1 cm equals 1 week of growth; so that measure I'm measuring 1.5 weeks smaller than I should be at this really 33.5 weeks not 35 weeks.  It is a little nerve wracking, but my appointment is this morning so only a couple more hours!  I just hope they can tell me if anything is wrong today and not make me wait until my next appointment with him Thursday.  On the plus side, we get a sneak peek at the little fella! :)


34weeks 2days   
Colton at 35weeks and Dylan at just over 34weeks