Sunday, October 31, 2010

{To Grandmother's House We Go}

Video taken at Grandma Janet's house for a Halloween brunch. Reegan was having a very enthusiastic conversation with us! :D

{Lil Pumpkin, Baby Gaga & Lady Bug}

What a fun first "HELLOween" we had with our daughter. I feel like we were able to do it ALL! The pumpkin patch, mini photo sesh, pumpkin carving, dressing up, trick or treating and visiting with family and friends. Looking forward to many more priceless Halloweens with me, my hubby and our baby love. :D

xo - {Rache}

{Happy HELLO-ween}

We carved Reegan's first pumpkin in Hello Kitty theme bc she is one of my favs! <|:) xo - {Rache}

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{Poopy Face}

Hahaha! I had to share the poopy facial expressions of Reegs. LMAO! xo - (Rache}

{Our Baby Love}

How can you not smile at this face?!

{Reegan + Schwarz}

Reegan loves her musical bear from the Arroyo familia! :)

{Fussy Baby}

Well we are praying that our lil girl isn't having problems with an infection again. She was pretty fussing last night/this morning. We are going to keep a close eye on her because when we went to the urologist appointment they told us that symptoms of an infection might only be fussiness in a baby her age. This is because her system has not developed yet so there might not be a fever, loss of appetite or any other typical sickness symptom. Anyway please keep her in your prayers!

xo - {Rache}

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{Reegan Is A Talker}

Incase you haven't had the opportunity to hear Reegan is your chance. Our lil girl is turning into quite the lil talker. ;)

xo - {Rache}

Saturday, October 23, 2010

{Watch Reegan Grow}

Here is Reegan with her friend Elly again. The bottom pic is the most recent and the top was taken last month. She is definitely a growing girl! :D

xo - {Rache}

{Baby Explosion}

Reegan and her friend Binay were included in this cute collage by Christy Goetz! Enjoy! xo - {Rache}

Friday, October 22, 2010

*<|:) Happy Birfday to Gwant! *<|:)

Reegan attended her first birthday party! Her furture husband {that's right she already has one!} turned 1 October 15th and we celebrated on October 16th with friends! It was a fishy theme party so of course Reegan had to match the theme in her sailor outfit that auntie Heather bought for her. It was a fun day with lots of lil munchkins! Enjoy the pics of the Daddy/Daughter Cupcake, my Octopus Oh! face and Reegs gets a lil cupcake taste! xo - {Rache}

AND MAXIMO! Here is a picture of Reegan celebrating her friend Maximo's 3rd birthday party on October 17th! Goofy Daddy put her Thomas the train sticker on her head! :/

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

{OUCH! Mommy Gets Her Vaccinations for Baby}

A pic of my owie and yes that is me pouting in the top left corner. Haha! Got my flu/whooping cough shots and they hurt tons already....yeah yeah I'm a whimp I know...but I'll do anything to make sure my baby doesn't get sick. ;)

xo - {Rache}

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{Did I Mention I Love My Daughter?}

Inscase you didn't know I wanted to share that I love every little thing about my baby love! Today was her first day being babysat by Great Grandma Betty and Grandma Janet because mommy and daddy are both back at work now. My grams (Betty) had her giggling all morning...which had me smiling as I got ready for work. What a great start to my day. :)

xo - {Rache}

Monday, October 18, 2010

{Hello My Name is Reegan}

{Reegan + Auntie + Mommy - Younger Years}

Maybe Reegan does have some of mommy's looks too! Can you guess which twin is Reegan's mommy?! :D

xo - {Rache}

{Reegan Goes to the Urologist}

Reegan had her first follow up appointment with Dr. Robert Bailey since seeing him at the hospital. They ended up doing an ultrasound to look at both Reegan's kidneys and her bladder. They said that she looked good and we will continue with the plan for her to take antibiotics until she is 1 year old. Then we will check her back again to make sure her system is more developed. We are so thankful that our lil baby love is doing much better now. :D

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

{Reegan Is Really Developing}

Things that Reegan has started to do lately:

Standing Time
Belly Time
Smiling/Giggling/Telling stories ALL THE TIME :D
"Clawing" at our necks when she is tired {She likes to grab onto the collar of shirts or straps when she is in our arms sleeping}
Legs in running motion/we clap her feet together

{OUCH! Reegan Gets Her Vaccinations - Round 1 of 3}

Reegan went to the pediatrician today and got her first round of vaccinations. We decided to split them up into 3 or 4 sessions because it will be easier on her and most importantly for us. LOL! JK! She got her PCV7 & DTP-IPV-Hib shots. She did pretty good at the office but later on in the evening was running a little fever. It was so sad because the nurse said that the DTP-IPV-Hib shot was going to burn as it was injected. :/ What a little trooper she has been after everything she has been through lately. She had Band-Aids on both her thighs. But over all everything went well. Her stats are below:

Weight - 11.9 - 70th percentile
Height - 24 1/4 - 97th percentile
Head Circumference - 40.0 - 81st percentile

Our pediatrician says she is going to be tall and skinny. LOL!

xo - {Rache}

Monday, October 11, 2010

{Rachel + Reegan by Josh Snyder Photography}

To celebrate two months tomorrow we had some pictures taken by Josh Snyder Photography. He took pictures of me through out my pregnancy and now with baby too! Check out his website at! Hope you love the pictures as much as we do! :D

xo - {Rache}

Thursday, October 7, 2010

{Reegan + Auntie + Mommy}

Team RAMrod! Hehe! My hair as of late has been the longest it has been in a while or since I was a little girl. So because Heather and I look like true twins {both with long hair} we decided to have a little photo session the day before I chopped my hair off and donated it to Locks for Love! Daddy was kind enough to take pictures of the three of us! After over 2 years of growing I was able to get 12 inches of hair to donate to those in need.

xo - {Rache}

Monday, October 4, 2010

{Love is Love}

Reegan's mommy and daddy celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 3, 2010. :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

{ Reegan Goes to Los Ninos :( }

Well we finally brought baby back home yesterday which was the BEST EVER! I can't tell you how much you appreciate the simple things like having your family all together at home until you have to deal with being away from each other! We thank all of our amazing family and friends for all the support, well wishes and prayers...but most of all we thank God for watching over our baby and holding her in His arms throughout this whole experience. He truly is great! Below is the rest of Reegan's 10 day journey at the hospital for her bladder infection and reflux.

Sunday, September 26th Reegan and mommy are REUNITED! I was so very happy to get back to my baby after I had gotten some rest and medicine into my system and started feeling better. We found out from Phoenix Children's Hospital that we were being moved to Los Ninos {A 15-bed, family oriented hospital specializing in high quality acute and sub-acute care for infants, children and teens} for the remaining antibiotic IV treatment that Reegan would need until the following Friday. We had to be sure and monitor Reegan very carefully because at PCH they were a little concerned about her soft spot that was now protruding a little and her leg that had the PICC line in it was now irritated and swollen, she wasn't moving it at all due to the loss of blood circulation. They took her temperature because they said if she started to have any issues we would have to turn right around and come back to PCH. She seemed to be doing fine so we were moved to Los Ninos via ambulance that night where we got our very own room with no roommates!!!

Monday & Tuesday, September 27th and 28th were fairly uneventful if you could say that. Reegan continued her IV treatments, range of motion/heat therapy on her leg that was having blood circulation issues from the PICC line and had lots of visitors as usual, they included Grandma Janet, Grandpa David, Auntie Heather, Aunt Debbie, Great Grandma Betty and even Aunt Christy stopped by.

Wednesday September 29th during one of Reegan's IV treatments I noticed that the time of 30 minutes to administer treatment was not correctly set on the machine, instead the nurse had accidently entered in 30 hours. So I hit the call button and had her come in to verify the mistake, I was right and she reset the time. She seemed a little flustered by her mistake and when she went to do the saline solution {before/after the IV treatment the nurses had to inject a saline solution} she injected it too fast and I noticed some fluid leaking because I was holding Reegan in my lap. When she injected the saline solution it busted a fragile part of the PICC line in Reegan's leg. I was obviously very concerned and stressed that this had happened because we were hoping that Reegan wouldn't have to undergo any more procedures and would be able to simply finish up her meds and come home. The nurse verified that there was a leak and said we needed to go to the Treatment Center. Once there we were told which part had broken and that they were able repair it onsite. Although it was a minor procedure it was still hard to hear Reegan struggling and crying as the repair was made. Luckily Auntie Heather was there for support and daddy arrived right after everything was done. They told us that although they were able to fix the part that because of the repair that the PICC line wouldn't be as sturdy as it was when it was originally inserted and we might have to replace it before Friday. They also changed the time of 30 minutes to one hour to administer meds so that the fluids went in slower and caused less pressure on the parts and pieces of the PICC line.

Thursday September 29th Reegan's Auntie Heather was having a surgery to remove her thyroid so we were all antsy and eager for her to get through the surgery and go see her. It was a hard day because I was wishing that I could be in two places at once, with my sister/BF and my daughter. Everything went well and we once again thanked the Lord for watching over our family.

Friday October 1st we had FINALLY arrived at the last day of treatment. The day went by pretty fast with going over details of follow up appointments and treatment that Reegan would need. The staff was kind enough to bump Reegan's final dose up an hour so that we could get home a little earlier. Daddy and Grandma Janet were both on hand to help us pack up and to get home and settled. I was never happier to sit in traffic with my family and eventually to walk through the front door of our home. :D