Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our Precious Gracie Girl

Our little lady had her 15 month check up on Friday. She is growing so much and I am just amazed at how much she is learning and how quickly she picks up on things. Tommy had to be at work early on Friday so I took Gracie and Thomas to the doctor by myself. Thankfully Thomas slept the whole time. I was afraid he would be awake and crying and Gracie would be crying after she got her shots and I would have to try and hold both of them to calm everyone down. Luckily I didn't have too.

As Gracie was being checked out by her doctor he was looking over all of the her measurements and was a little concerned with the circumference of her head. Yes, Gracie was born with a big head and at every doctors appointment it has been between the 95th and 100th percentile. But the last two appointments our doctor was concerned that the growth was not leveling out. So at this checkup he told me that her head was still getting bigger and that made him a little concerned that possible the flow of fluid around her brain was not flowing properly therefore making her head larger.

Now he was not 100% sure that there was a problem. So he suggested that maybe we wait 3 months and then if her growth is still increasing we need to have it checked out. Therefore, I went home and called Tommy to tell him about the appointment and what the doctor had to say. After thinking long and hard about it I really wasn't comfortable waiting 3 months to figure out if something was wrong. I called the doctor back and asked if we should just go ahead and have the scan done now instead a waiting. He agreed that would be fine. So, Gracie will be having a CT scan done sometime soon at MUSC and we really could use your prayers.

Tommy is very confident that nothing is wrong and that she just has her daddy's big head. Me on the other hand am nervous and just want everything to be fine with my precious Gracie.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gracie & Thomas

Thomas enjoying his bath

This girl loves to swiffer...

Sleepy mommy and Thomas


Wednesday, August 5, 2009


We have a whopper in our family. Not a small fry, not a big mac a WHOPPER! Thomas had his 2 week check up today and he is gaining weight quickly. The doctor was very happy with his numbers. When he was born he weighed 8lbs. 10oz and when we left the hospital he weighed 8lbs. 3oz. Today he is 9lbs. 1oz! Almost a pound in 2 weeks. So that puts him in the 75% for weight and he is in between the 75th and 95th percentile for height. He is going to be just like his daddy if not bigger. Last night was awesome. He went to bed at 9:45-10ish and didn't get up till 3:00 and ate then didn't get up again till 7:45am. WOW! We couldn't ask for anything better out of a two week old!!!!

We will keep you updated on the whole Martin Family. Hope everyone has a great day!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A few pictures

I must say we are doing great! I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since I had Thomas. He has is first doctors appointment on Wednesday and I am very curious to see how much he weighs. He eats so much. Way different then Gracie. Surprisingly we are getting a lot of sleep at night which is a huge blessing since Gracie is wide open all day long. He only wakes up once sometimes twice at night to eat and goes right back to sleep! WONDERFUL!! Well I will leave you with a couple of pictures and will update after Thomas' appointment!