Sunday, December 30, 2007

By Request...

I have had several requests for pics of Noah's first Christmas... so here are a few!

Hanging with Uncle Nick while Daddy plays Guitar Hero!

Wearing my cute duds before Christmas eve services

This Christmas thing really makes me tired!

The littlest Santa!  (Courtesy of one of Grandpa's graduate students!)

Hanging with Aunt Beth!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Good News!

We got a message from the pediatrician's office today... Noah's EEG was NORMAL!!  Praise God!  Thank you all for your prayers!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


n. Abbr. EEG
A graphic record of the electrical activity of the brain as recorded by an electroencephalograph. Also called encephalogram


As some of you know, Noah has a "crazy eye trick" (as we affectionately refer to it) that he does sometimes after you lay him down on his back or his stomach.  The trick only lasts 5-10 seconds and doesn't seem to cause him any distress... which is more than I can say for myself when it happens!  We consulted with our pediatrician and, because it has similarities with a seizure, she sent us to get an EEG to check things out.

Today was the big day.  Our doctor wanted an EEG for Noah while he was asleep and order to guarantee that Noah would, in fact, sleep, we had to cut short his normal overnight sleep time by 3-4 hours.  Needless to say, Noah was not the only one sleep-deprived.

Our sweet little guy had to have electrodes glued all over his head... then fall asleep for 30min, wake up, and have strobe lights flashed in his eyes.  He only fussed a little during the gluing on process and fell asleep right on cue.  He even performed his crazy eye trick while hooked up to the machine and on video ... which was an answered prayer as some abnormalities don't show up on EEGs unless the episode happens while being monitored.  

The results will be evaluated by a pediatric neurologist and then passed to our pediatrician.  So now it is a waiting game to find out if anything is going on... we certainly would appreciate prayers for a healthy report!  We'll post an update once we have it...


Noah's tribute to "A Christmas Story"

When it comes to holiday movies, "A Christmas Story" is truly a classic.  So many hysterical scenes... Ralphie's pink bunny costume, "you're gonna shoot you eye out," Flick's tongue getting stuck to the flag pole after the TRIPLE dog dare, the leg lamp...

Here is Noah's tribute to the film, imitating Ralphie's little brother Randy stuffed into his snowsuit:

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Observations of a new mom...6

1.  The dirtiest places on a baby are NOT where you would expect.

2.  There is no such thing as a Saturday for a stay-at-home mom.


The Lauer Family