Friday, February 29, 2008


Sid has a mild fever, tons of snot, and doesn't feel like talking. :(

Monday, February 25, 2008

What do you see ?

Sid just had his bath, and was sitting on the couch with Christie, his hair is still wet:

You all know Brown Bear is Sid's favorite book. Now when we point to the bear, Sid says "Brown ! Bear !"

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee this is so much fun :D

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dallas and pockets

Anyone that knows us, knows we've waited a long time for a surgery date. We're very excited we can expect Dr. Fearon to do his best soon. It's bittersweet knowing we'll no longer have Sids 'old' hands anymore. Imprints are something we're working on now. We're booking a flight tonight. Woo hoo !!!

Sid also learned he has pockets today, and somebody puts vanilla wafers in them... mmm...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My blue eyes

Sid's growing up so fast. Hey Jack, get well soon !

Friday, February 15, 2008


Sid's catching on to a few things. He's learning knees, tummy, eyes, nose, teeth (loves counting his teeth), tonge, feet, hands, thumbs, hair, ears, and occasionally he'll sign daddy.

Oh, and he's starting to sleep 3 hours at a time in the morning. Not always, but sometimes. Cool. :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Good Report

( The last CT scan was a very unpleasant experience, after only being under with gas temporarily, and then stuck 12 times for an IV which left him screaming for two hours. )

Sidney had a optical exam under anesthesia today. It went very well. This time, we specifically asked he NOT be given an IV until he was completely sedated by GAS, if an IV was needed at all. After we explained the last experience to the anesthesiologist and the ophthalmologist, they understood and things went well.

No pressure on his optic nerve now, and what we thought was a dermoid turned out not to be. It's simply scar tissue, from an abrasion while he was in the womb. Still haven't figured out how that happens, but OK. There was some pressure on his optic nerve at some point, and some damage, but the doctor wasn't concerned. He stressed there was -not- current pressure, and even spelled it out N-O-T to make sure we understood things were good. He's concerned about the patching we're doing, and we had to press him for his personal opinion of proper patching and optical correction for astigmatisms. It's really cool to hear the amount of respect doctors have for each other's opinions of treatment. We had to press him a little to get what he thought was the best method, and even then he said it's something debated allot. He seems a very modest man, and has an excellent bedside manner. I'm leaving his name out of the blog because of google caching, and we're sure he has all the work he can handle. ;) Email us for more if you like.

Sidney is learning to take steps one at a time. He gives kisses, and hugs. He's learned this week how to put the top on a bottle and then screw it on. Cool stuff.

Sidney seems to be becoming aware of his hands. We're not sure if he's noticed his are different (or all ours are wrong ;-) ) but he's holding them close for inspection and looking them over front to back. It's really neat to watch, ya, we're still new parents, and diapers are neat for us still. :)

Stay tuned, we'll have more stuff soon.

Oh, and thanks to you guys in Meridian, Mississippi. Your friendship and generosity are so much appreciated. Your girls are growing up so fast and beautiful. Thanks for all the memories, prayers and kindness.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hey Jack !

You guys need a vacation now... oops, that means more travel, right ?

Welcome home buddy

- Sid :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Those darned Paparazzi !

( Today's installment will be written by Sidney with the aid of Ceasar )

I've doing OK lately. I have my own bed now, cause mommy and daddy are still learning how to share things, like their big comfy bed. It's OK, I kind of like being able to roll over twice without bumping into someone. If I wake up in my bed, I can just sit up and play with toys until someone decides to make breakfast.

I had a few photo shoots again this week. They went well, and some good stills were taken. Someone leaked my location to those darned paparazzi and they attacked me ! As you can see in the first photo I was having a good day with the flash and all. My stylist is still M.I.A., but I've been told someone will handle the duties soon. In the second picture you can clearly see my exasperation at that I was -CLEARLY- done with the shoot, but the pap's just kept on firing away. Can they ever get enough ? Sheeeeeesh !