Sunday, May 15, 2011


Just another quick post - not for me but for a very good friend of mine.  I used to work with her when I lived in Pennsylvania and now even though Jeff and I relocated, I still work for the same company and so we email almost on a daily basis for work stuff!  

Her twin sister just gave birth to her first born son Mason on May 5th.  He is a-dor-able!!!  

Mason was born with DDH, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.  I Googled it and found that it is relatively common, and often has an excellent prognosis.

Here he is in what I believe is called a Pavlik harness:

Can I just say again how adorable he is?!?!

As I know most of my readers are fellow Mommys, I was wondering if I could put the word out there and ask if anyone has had experience with DDH and has any advice or encouragement to share?  And of course, prayers for little Mason and his Mommy and Daddy would be appreciated as well!

Please feel free to use the comments section; but if you'd prefer, you can also email me at: MegGehring (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll be sure to pass everything along!

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Check in and Mother's Day

Hi everyone.  Just a quick check-in.  We're doing great - I'm 25 weeks today and little Tabby is a mover and groover!  She seems to be a bit more active than Leah was, and Leah's nature was quite calm and peaceful.  So I'm wondering what Tabby is going to have in store for us when she arrives!
It's been 2 weeks since I did my glucose screening and I think it's a 'no-news-is-good-news' scenario with that.  I'll have my next appointment in 2 weeks just as I'll be entering the third trimester.

Hannah is doing great!! She's been taking her new medication (unbeknownst to her as I am mixing it with the gravy of her wet food) and her stitches came out yesterday!  She's still bandaged only because we didn't want her licking at her freshly un-sutured paw and doing damage.  My guess is that it may be itchy after that (?) and I know she's going to want to give it a thorough cleaning.  I want to take it off tomorrow morning and see how she does with it.  
And much like I had my Leah Journal to document her daily caloric intake and her bandaging regimen, I now have my Hannah Journal where I document her daily medication, paw pad checks and doctors appointments.  

For Mother's Day last Sunday we went to the same Butterfly Garden we went to last year (which I talked about in this post.)  It was pretty much exactly the same as last year - though I guess you can't really change up a butterfly garden too much. This year I remembered my real camera so I didn't have to rely on my phone! Here are some shots:

Here are two butterflies just uh .... hanging out .... um .... (clears throat) .... ya know.
Hey, it's nature - I just document it.  

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