Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Little Sprout had his appointment Monday afternoon. He saw his fantastic provider, Maria!! She's great. Any way, she listened to his chest, heard him cough, knows his history and discussed plans of treatment. We talked about albuterol, possibly a course of steroids. All of those no problem. I knew that's what he needed. I expected it. Then like a strong wind to knock you on your butt!!! She said it. Maria, in her sweet, quiet voice. She almost whispered....I'm going to have to call this asthma. WHAT?!?!

ASTHMA!! No not my son! He can't be labeled! My son is healthy!! He's super smart, eats healthy, exercises pretty much 24/7!! What??!?!?!? I mean come on! I breast fed for 15 months!! That's supposed to make him healthier. Right?! I knew that he had problems occasionally, which required his nebulizer. He's has RSV 3 times in his short life but I just assumed that maybe he was more susceptible to it. How can he have asthma!!

I guess I feel like I failed a little. Like, there was something that I missed or something extra I could've done to prevent this. Once again I regress to blaming things on being pressured into inducing my labor. My body wasn't ready. Little Sprout wasn't ready. I gave in, ended up with a c-section and the story kind of writes itself. Here is an excerpt from an article that I came across on reuters:

"Overall, children delivered by c-section were 79 percent more likely to develop asthma than children born vaginally, the investigators found. The association between c-section and asthma was even stronger for children born to one or two allergic parents than for children born to parents without allergies."


Monday, March 15, 2010

What's going on?!?

Wow! A month, really?!? I am beyond words. I am sorry to my friends and family who check here for updates. Let's catch up!!

First, we went to South Florida so Red could meet his dad. Everything was amazing! They are too cute together and are just alike in so many ways. Sprout got a chance to meet his "Pea-Pa" and had a blast. We even went to a Biker Bar for breakfast!?! How cool is that! Sprout was even calling out to him to get his attention and was really connected to him. I know Red is super super excited to have his "dad" in his life. I am ecstatic because that means that Sprout has more family members that he can grow with!!

Red and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary this past Wednesday. It was a long day, very tiresome, stressful, unsexy and totally unromantic. We ended up having pizza for dinner and fell asleep on the couch. Friday evening, Sprout spent time with his Gramma and Pa so, we got a chance to go out and celebrate. We went to our favorite place Aqua Grill! The food was amazing, as always and the atmosphere was just what we needed. We had a great time and reconnected a little bit. Saturday evening was spent at my grandmas house and we have a nice family dinner in honor of our anniversary! It was beautiful and a good time.

The rest of this past weekend was pretty much business as usual. I cooked, baked, cleaned and played with Sprout. Red worked and Sunday we had dinner with Gramma and Pa. Late night, again. After Sprouts escapade with Gramma and Pa Friday night, the little cough that he had turned into a big nasty croupy cough!! He is going to see the Dr today and hopefully we will have a prescription for some steroids and maybe something more permanent. I will updat tonight and add some pictures!