Sunday, March 28, 2010

Visit with the Easter Bunny :-)

My mom and I took Anna-Grace to see the Easter Bunny this afternoon, and as you can see she hammed it up for him. I swear she did all but flutter her eyelashes. It has been so nice this year now that she's not so deathly afraid of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

Time now to rest up and finish packing!!

Bittersweet Day.........

Today will be another busy day in the Williford household! A lunch me, my mom, and Anna-Grace are headed to see the Easter Bunny, then tonight after Chris gets off work we will be headed to Florida!!!

We are soooo ecited about meeting up with friends we haven't seen since our honeymoon, and celebrating our 4th Anniversaries together, but it is going to be sooo tough to leave our babygirl!

I know she will be well taken care of while we are gone, but it is still going to be hard to be away from her for a whole week! Hopefully she doesn't take it as hard as I will!

Stay tuned for beautiful pictures from the Bahamas!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Latest on Anna-Grace

As most of you are well aware, Anna-Grace has been suffering from repeated UTI's and bladder infections. Her last one being the worst one yet (in terms of causing her pain). We took her back to the doctor yesterday and they just called me this morning to let me know her culture came back negative, so we have cleared out the infection. They are putting her on a 30 day supply of anit-biotics so the infection does not return before her appt at the hospital which they informed me would be the Monday after we return from our vacation.

She has to be there at 8am and will have 2 seperate tests run the 1st will be a Renal Ultrasound (see description below)to see if they can see any form of blockage in her kidneys.

Ultrasonography is the first imaging test used in evaluation of an infant with a urinary tract infection or as postnatal follow-up to known prenatal hydronephrosis. A renal ultrasound is a non-invasive test in which a transducer is passed over the kidney producing sound waves which bounce off the kidney, transmitting a picture of the organ on a video screen. The test is used to determine the size and shape of the kidney, and to detect a mass, kidney stone, cyst, or other obstruction or abnormalities. The kidneys, ureters, and bladder should all be surveyed.

The second test will be a VCUG (again see description below) and that will be done immediatley following the renal ultrasound.

Most children with urinary tract infections, especially if they are younger than five years old will need some testing done to make sure that they do not have urinary reflux, or vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). This is a condition that causes urine to move backwards from the bladder, through one or both of the ureters, and up to the kidneys. It is especially important to test children under 2-5 years old with a UTI and older children that have more than one infection. Up to 50% of children with a UTI may have reflux on further testing.

Vesicoureteral reflux can either be primary, due to an intrinsic anatomic deformity of the ureterovesical junction (where the ureter enters the bladder), which is usually congenital and eventually resolves spontaneously in most cases. Vesicoureteral reflux can also be secondary to other abnormalities, such as posterior urethral valves or neurogenic bladder or other causes of bladder outlet obstruction.

Children with antenatal hydonephrosis, usually diagnosed on a prenatal ultrasound, are also at risk for vesicoureteral reflux.

The tests that are done include a sonogram (ultrasound) of the kidneys (to look for hydronephrosis) and another test called a VCUG (voiding cysto-urethrogram) that involves placing a catheter in to the bladder and then injecting a dye. X-rays are then taken to see if the dye moves up towards the kidney.

I am a little worried about how she will do with the catheter, but she's such a trooper I am sure she will be fine. I will be sure to keep you updated :-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Annual Trip to the Daffodil Farm!!!

It's really funny how every year since we have had Anna-Grace the second I see Daffodil's starting to pop up I immediately begin to plan Anna-Grace's outfit and look for just the perfect day to take her to snap a few pictures.

With the beautiful weather we have had the past week or so, I noticed it was time. We will be leaving Sunday to head to FL for our cruise and thought if I didn't go ahead they would all be gone by the time we got back (or at least not as pretty). We decided to go on Sunday and boy was it crowded. We went around 10am thinking most people would still be in church but boy was I wrong. Most of the pictures you can see several people in the background but hey, it's a very popular place.

As usual Anna-Grace hammed it up for the camera. I take a picture of her every year next to the "Don't Pick the Flowers" sign, and it's strange to look back and see how much she has grown! This year they even had a new sign in place :-) Her hair is getting soo long and curly and I swear it gets more red every second! Not quite sure what I am going to do without her for a whole week :-(

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our Little Model!!

A friend I went to school with, is one of the craftiest people I know. She has recently been asked to sell some of her wonderful kids clothes at a clothing store here in town. She drafted a pattern on her own that she was not sure would fit a 2T, so she asked if Anna-Grace could come try the outfit on to make sure (it fit her 12 month old daughter as well so she was a bit worried).

Of course we were more than happy to help, and went by her house for a few minutes on Sunday. She took a couple of pictures for her Craft blog and this was by far my favorite. I mean how much sassier can you get....she's got her hand in the pocket, one hand on her hip, and those eyes make her look like she's up to something. She's just rotten :-)