Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Spence The Fence

This is a recent picture of our adorable little guy! He's such a happy boy! We love him. He turned 4 months old the day after this photo was taken - he's growing up so fast!

Finally - a Positive Diagnosis!

We finally have a positive diagnosis for what is going on in my head. After having another CT scan and talking with the head of neurosurgery at UNMC, we have determined that I have what is called a Chiari 1 Malformation. It is a condition that I was born with and is where there is not enough room for my cerebellum and the cerebellum tonsils are forced down into my spinal collum. The doctor's hypothesis is that during pregnancy with all of the shifts in fluid that happen in the body, the cerebellum tonsils blocked off the fluid flow completely in my spinal collum causing hydrocephalus. If anyone wants to read more about it - here is a link. http://www.neurosurgerytoday.org/what/patient_e/chiari2.asp
It is geared toward parents who have been told their children have a Chiari Malformation, but is completely applicable in my situation and explains it all. I am happy to finally know for sure what is going on in my head!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Liberty's First Day of Preschool

Liberty started preschool yesterday! She loved it and did not want to go home when I came to pick her up. She has been talking about it for weeks! She was a little dissapointed that her teacher "didn't teach [her] about letters on the chalboard" but she did like that they learned about "music and animals". She has an exciting year ahead of her!

Liberty enjoying every last minute she could of her first day of preschool. Just before we left she said goodbye to the boy in the orange shirt and tried to give him a kiss! :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Updates from Hernandesies

For those who didn't know, I was suffering from horrific headaches 2 weeks before Spencer was born and then started having seisures after he was born, so two weeks after having Spencer, I had brain surgery. Apparently there was a bunch of fluid building around my brain, and so they put a shunt in to drain it. I will have it in for the rest of my life. Aside from a little visual disturbance and feeling a bit dizzy all the time, I am doing great! No more headaches, which is a huge relief! And Spencer is doing great as well! This picture was taken at the hospital - I now have no hair on my head - sad, but it will grow back.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Our Beautiful Children - how we got so lucky, I'll never know, but they are my GREATEST blessings! So beautiful!

Maddy is not to keen on getting to know her little brother just yet :)

Liberty LOVES her little brother! She is so gentle and sweet with him and loves to hold him and know everything that is going on with him.

Our new little man!

Born on Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:43 pm. He weighed 7lbs, 5 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. He's perfect and happy and we love him! Both Mom and Baby are doing great!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Mighty "Pickers" Soccer

Liberty is in Mighty Kickers Soccer at our YMCA. This is her second game. She has so much fun. It should however, for Liberty's purposes be named "Mighty Pickers Soccer". The field they play on is covered with dandilions and Liberty just loves to pick them. She gives them to the coaches and the other player as well as strangers standing on the sidelines (if you look closely you can see one in her left hand). She is such a sweetie! We are so proud of our "Mighty Picker"!

Friday, April 27, 2007

How the Time Flies!

This picture was taken today, April 27th 2007.

This picture was taken one year ago, April 27th 2006.
They weren't kidding when they say that kids grow up way too fast!

Welcome to the Hernandez family website. We have really enjoyed being able to peek in on our friends and family's lives through their sites, so we wanted to make one for our constantly changing family. Our little girls are growing so fast, and with little Spencer coming in about a month, we are going to have plenty to say! We'll keep you all posted!

Our Little Maddy is growing by leaps and bounds! She LOVES going up and down the stairs and is communicating more and more everyday. She lights up our lives!
Liberty is an energetic and smart little girl! She
keeps us laughing at every turn with the things
she says and does. She is her little sisters best friend. We are so proud of our little girl!