January 26, 2012

Dr.'s, Birthday's, and crying...Oh my!

Yesterday was Papa Bear's 31st Birthday!!! ha ha ha ha ha Yah he thinks it's funny making fun of me getting older....well he isn't far behind me. lol

   So our adventure for the day started by the three of us heading to San Diego. Some friends of ours took us out to lunch and a really great place called Brian's American Eatery. I had a Monte Cristo sandwich, and it was divine!! Baby Bear had some eggs and sausage, and loved it. His girlfriend was with us, and was sharing her cheerios. It was super cute.  Our friends gave Baby bear and us some gifts. Super cute!!! And he really loves them!!! Thank you so much!!! We ate until we had no room left. lol

    After we headed to Balboa Naval Hospital for Baby Bear's pediatric gastroenterologist. His Dr. was awesome. She was so nice, gentle, and explained everything she was thinking. I really like her. I wish she was at Pendleton. She is actually a civilian Dr. who works there once a week I think. That makes me really happy.

    Right away she said Baby Bear is a failure to thrive baby. that makes me sad, and it is really hard not to take that personally. I mean since day 1 I have struggled to get my little man to gain weight....and a year later we are still struggling with it. It is pretty frustrating. Baby bear is at 0% for weight, and 0% for height. She showered us some graphs and he is way below where he should be. ughhhh

   She ordered a bunch of tests for Baby Bear. Yeaghhh we might find out what is going on with our little bear, but Booooo it will hurt him. ;0( He had to have blood drawn, and I just couldn't be with him again in the room. So Papa Bear went with him this time. I could hear him screaming  and crying, and all I could do was stand outside and tap my foot and feel my anxiety climbing higher and higher. I hated it.  They couldn't find his veins because they are so small so of course they were poking and poking my poor little bear. As soon as that door opened I rushed in and snatched up my bear and took him outside so he could be distracted a little, and calm down. I felt so bad. I hate hearing him cry like that. I know it needs to be done to find out if anything  major is wrong....but I just can't stand it. If they don't find anything out from all of these tests that we did...I am pulling the plug on more tests.  He is not a lab rat, and I don't like him being treated as one.

   After his appointment we swung by my Grandma's old house. I was really missing her yesterday as we drove down the 5 freeway as that is the way I would always go when heading to her house. So we stopped by and saw a bunch of construction trucks outside. I went and talked to one of them and he said it was okay to walk through the house. I was able to take pictures with my phone, and love what they did with it, but am sad as well with all the changes. I was really happy that I could see the house.  We drove around the area and saw all the changes in the neighborhood.  Next we went to Target and used our gift cards that we got for our birthdays!!  We got baby bear a toy, and a date night movie for ourselves.

   We swung by base and ran a few errands, and then headed home where I hurried and made Papa Bear's favorite cake.  I made sure to add the Happy Birthday Chunk on it that is tradition. ;0) Next Baby Bear had dinner, a bath, and then it was his bedtime. He fought it for a bit, but finally fell asleep.  Then Papa and I watched the movie Real Steel together while I did scrapbooking on my computer. It was a great movie, one that I recommend.

Well that is all folks.....

XoXo-Andrea Carla

Papa Bear's Chunk cake
Here is a pic of what Grandmas house now looks like

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