Saturday, March 18, 2006


I tried posting pics of Kolby again and again, blogger is failing me.

I feel so behind in everything, email, phone messages, blog, everything.

Kolby got his first casts on his feet for his club feet on Friday. We went to the Yale Hospital and decided that we probably won't go back. It is a teaching hospital and we have poor people insurance so Kolby would see a different resident and a different doctor every week to get recasted. So, we are going to go to Connecticut Childrens Hospital about 45 minutes away. But, there, Kolby will see the same dr. and one whom we understand to be an expert in the Ponsetti method for treating club foot.

The ironic thing, Dr. Ponsetti has done all of his studying at the University of Iowa. We moved from Iowa right before we got pregnant with Kolby. For about 5 minutes, we considered, me and the boys going to Iowa and staying with my parents while Kolby was treated there. It could be 3 months of weekly castings. Probably not such a great thing for our family. We also decided that God has us here for a reason and we want to trust Him and be wise in our decision making.
Sage is doing really well with Kolby. He likes to get in front of his face and say hi, hi, hi in a high pitched voice. And of course, shove the passi into his face. He will gently and sometimes not so gently pet Kolby's head. He makes a funny face when Kolby makes a squeak or cries.

Kolby is a perfect baby. He eats every 2 1/2 to 3 hours during the day and will go 4 or 5 hours at night. He rarely cries and he seems to be doing really well with these casts. Right now, his casts only go up to his knees but on Wed. he will get recasted up to his thighs. I cried as the dr. put them on. I don't know why. I know it is best for him, I guess just seeing my small, sweet boy with casts makes me sad.

Well, I want to write more, but I need to go hang some laundry and 8 million other things that need to get done.


  1. Seeing your baby in any type of pain is so hard. I had a really hard time when I saw Lucy all hooked up to those machines with a bag on her belly. You just feel so helpless. It will get better!

    Keep reminding yourself that you GAVE BIRTH 9 days ago! Be good to yourself!

    Love you!

  2. Just wanted to say that I miss reading your updates. I hope all is well with you and your family. God bless!


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