Nolan has been showing signs of teeth for awhile now. This morning I felt that first tooth has finally popped through. I feel so bad for this sweet babe. I hope he is able to handle the next teeth that will be coming soon. I attempted to get a picture but he was not having it. I don't blame him, but I can't wait for that first tooth grin!!!! Nolan is almost 5 months old. I think he may be the earliest to teeth. I can't remember though.
Brian almost died March 14th. I am so over emotional! I am so grateful that I found him when I did and took the actions quickly yet calmly to get the help he needed. He had been working on his truck and the transmission came apart and while Brian was under the truck it started to roll down our driveway. Brings body was in the way and literally he stopped the truck from rolling into the street more than it did. Our front door happened to be open and I heard a crash and him yell. Well with Brian that's not an uncommon thing but something told me to book it outside and I found him unresponsive under the truck stuff up under the drivers side. Rayle happened to follow me out and I told him to run to get Jesse Brown our neighbor two doors down. I ran and got my phone and dialed 911. From the time I found him and the paramedics arriving took less than 10 minutes. They pulled him out from under the truck and loaded him up. I didn't know what I would find t the hospital. I got the kids loaded and headed for my moms house to drop off the kids. I kept Nolan with me since I was not prepared and didn't have any bottles ready. Candy met me at moms and she drove me and Nolan to Scottsdale Osborn hospital. This hospital is known to be a great trauma hospital. When we got there and got to see Brian we learned that he had to have a ventilator as he was struggling to breath while in the ambulance. X-Rays also showed he had 8 broken ribs, a broken sternum and left clavicle. His lungs were also bruised. He was sedated and was on the ventilator from r 24 hours. He was finally able to show he could breath on his own and that was a great day. Brian doesn't remember a whole lot of Sunday and Monday. Tuesday the 17th he had surgery to repair his clavicle. He now is the proud owner of a melt plate and some screws! Brian was released from the hospital on Friday 20th. We are happy he is home but it will be a long road to recovery. I am just glad that Heavenly Father didn't choose now to take him from us. Jesse Brown gave him a blessing while under the truck. He also got a blessing from our Bishop while in the ER and the night before his surgery.
We have had lots help and prayers on our behalf and I know they have all been felt and appreciated!
We decided to make a drive down to Tucson for a day at Reid Park Zoo for Spring Break. The older boys have not been since we lived in Coolidge. Ashlyn and Nolan have never been obviously. The drive was pretty relaxing and we didn't hit too much traffic. We got some lunch and then went to the zoo. The kids really had a great time! Nolan slept like a dream and I used our Mei tai and it was so nice to have him close to me all day!
Time is just flying by and Nolan is 4 months old. Nolan is smiling and starting to laugh more every day. He lights up when anyone talks to him. He is doing great at night and is such a good baby. He is starting to teeth and is a tad cranky in the afternoons. So glad to have this cutie in our family!!! Nolan weight is lower than I expected at his well check. He weighs in at 13lbs 5oz his length is 25 1/2" long. But he of course looks perfect still! All our kids were not big chubby babies! Even now Rayle and Teagan are pretty lean. Ashlyn is just sold. Don't pick her up if you have a bad back haha.
Brian and I got married on March 30, 2002. We are happily married with 3 wonderful children. We were blessed with Teagan in May of 2004. In June of 2006 Rayle joined our family. The newset addition is Ashlyn who was born in August of 2009. We love our children and they mean everything to us.