Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This moment

As we wait for Daddy to arrive home for supper, this is what is going on in our house at this moment.....

coloring....with a pencil :)

reading Mandie

reading her dinosaur and A is for Adam book

building a fort with pillows

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday

We were all able to go to church today. Everyone is doing well! Hubby and I have a mild cold, but kids seem to be doing well. Now lets pray it stays that way :) I don't know what they add to antibiotics to make it taste good, but our girl loves it.....makes giving it to her a whole lot easier than having to fight to get it in her.
Other updates:
Our big girl has discovered the Mandie series books. I used to read them when I was young. I found a few on ebay last year and she is zipping through the ones we have. She is on her fifth book in just a couple days!

Our little guy seems to be doing well with his arm. There have been no complaints about pain lately, even when we press on it. I don't know if it was just a bad sprain or a fracture, but if he shows any signs of pain we will take him in to be looked at.
Baby's activity seems to be decreasing a little. She must be getting a little cramped in there now. We have a little over 10 weeks to go....seems so far away!
Thank you again for all the prayers during our 'sick' period. After seeing our little one looking so sickly for such a while, it warms my heart to see a smile on her face and playing with her siblings once again.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Prayers and update

Pray for our littlest one please. This is the third weekend in a row that she's had a fever. Tonight it has spiked up to 104 again. She was fever free Wed. and Thurs. and all of today, but tonight before bed she suddenly got very clingy and sick looking again. We will be heading back to the doctor tomorrow morning to see what is going on.

Update: Well...we came out of the office with antibiotics and no answers :) She has clear lungs, alot of drainage, ears look fine, she looks healthy otherwise ....here's some medicine to get rid of the infection!
The only thing he really said was she is the youngest and as you have more children, the younger ones seem to catch more things. He also said in the future we could do some follow up visits to see if her immune system is reacting to her vaccinations or rejecting them etc. He said there really isn't a concern about chronic diseases (she has had 20 colds in 25 months) like tuberculosis or cystic fibrosis because children with those usually aren't thriving physically as well (and we have a very plump, I mean healthy, looking girl!) He said it isn't Mono, and we don't need to worry about pneumonia or chest infection because her lungs sound very healthy, it is all in her throat right now.
What do you do???? I hate seeing her sick sooo often. She never gets just a mild cold either, it is always a croupy cold or deep chest cough...even if the other kids all seem fine.
I'm glad it's nothing serious. She is playful and active today so I'm happy :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Some good news

Let's report some good news for a change :)
I had an ultrasound appointment today and all looks great! Baby 'K'5 is now 2 lbs 10oz and 14 inches. She is in the 49% percentile which they said was good. My glucose/hemoglobin etc was all perfect. I'm also happy I didn't gain weight this time around :) (That is a BIG grin for this momma who gains 70lbs each pregnancy!) This may explain why I haven't had blood pressure issues yet. My last 2 pregnancies were induced a week early due to high blood pressure. So all seems well so far!!

To report on our littlest one, so far (11:30am) no fever since her night time medicine wore off. We will see as the day progresses what happens. She is active today but is getting a terrible chest cough. She has alot of drainage going on and sometimes gets choked up. Thanks for all the prayers for our family. We really appreciate them all!

Now.....if we could just get our house sold!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Doctors and UPDATE

Heading to the doctors today. Our girl still has a fever and yesterday it spiked up to 105! I have to admit I got very nervous at that point....but after some Tylenol it came right down. I got zero sleep last night. Even with medicine (we've been giving meds mostly at night unless it gets up to 104 during the day) she is not sleeping well at night....let me rephrase....she is not sleeping at all! Poor girl is quite miserable. Hopefully the doctor will be helpful :) I'll update with the results.

UPDATE: and that is why I hate taking the kids to the doctor!! You pay money for them to say "if it doesn't improve in a day or two bring them back in (oh yeah......you'll have to pay for that visit too!!)
So they did a throat swab on her. She has very swollen tonsils and white patches all in her mouth BUT the strep test came back negative. If her fever doesn't improve tomorrow, they want to do a Mono test. Mono???? A 2 year old? I'm just praying whatever it is, I don't get it!! High fevers are bad for developing babies and I can't imagine having to take meds every 4 hours for days and days....please pray I will be protected from this and our girl starts to have improvement today :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm tired

I'm tired physically....I'm tired of our kids being sick :)....I'm tired of no sleep!! I can see some doctors appointments in our future this week I think. Our littlest one has a high fever (104) for the past 2 days/nights (therefore, no sleep for mommy!!) Our little guy has a horrible cough that's keeping him up and is developing a fever now. He also may have a fracture in his arm (long story....he was twirling around in the livingroom with his arms out, he hit I'm thinking the wooden arm of the futon...HARD!....It's going on 2 weeks now and it still makes him cry if anyone touches his wrist the wrong way)...so we really need to get an xray for that to be sure! Our oldest has what sounds like bronchitis but is doing well otherwise. Daddy and our oldest boy seem to be fine at the moment. I have a mild version of a cold or whatever it is the kids are fighting. Our littlest one has been permanently attached to my side for 2 days. It doesn't help that LAST week she had a fever as well (I thought it was due to 3 molars coming in).....

I'm going to try to grab a few more winks :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Courageous!



Guess what came out on video today!!! So excited to watch it tonight :) We've enjoyed all of their productions so far!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our family song

During our family devotions, we have started singing our 'family' song Complete in Thee.
As the title states, it is a song that talks about the Christian's completeness in Christ. Hope you enjoy!!

Chorus words:
Yea, justified, oh blessed thought!
And sanctified salvation wrought!
Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,
and glorified I, too, shall be.

If you would like the sheet music for this song....click the link below!

Getting cold

It is a not so lovely 16 F here today (that is -9 C). Coldest it's been so far!! The wind has been howling all night and into today. Not lovin' this weather :) Thankful for a warm home!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow




A view of our backyard right now :) Kids are happy!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Updates

Not a whole lot to update on here.
Our 4 yr old is still doing a GREAT job with his words!! We are done all the short 'a' words and will be going on to short 'e' next. Last night daddy thought he deserved a treat for catching on so quickly. He read all his words to daddy and then asked me to give him one hard word to figure out. I gave our boy a 4 letter short 'a' word to solve and it was so cute watching him :) He sat and said it over and over and over aloud. Then it hit him! "FLAG!!! It's says flag!" Oh...too cute! He got half a chocolate bar.


We also went and got our girls' 2 year birthday pics done at Walmart. This was right before we left. We ended up with a great picture.....I'm so excited! Now to get our 9 year old's pics done sometime......

Monday, January 9, 2012

Reading

Our 4 year old has begun his phonics/reading lessons. We have so far looked at the short "a" words (not all of them yet). He is doing so well after only 3 days, I just had to post a video of our lesson today.
Mommy wrote down some of his words (all mixed up) and had him read them aloud. He is doing such a super job!!!



video
Sorry it's hard to read the words....the video doesn't show them as clearly when uploaded to the blog.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Recorder

This was one of our girls' birthday gifts last night. Daddy specifically wanted to get her a recorder! This is what she has learned in just one day already......
Hot Cross Buns :)

video

Friday, January 6, 2012

Birthday pics

Hap-'Bee' Birthday to our girl today!




they thought the bee card was so funny!

Birthday girl

Our oldest is 9 today!!! Nine years old???? I want to say slow down....but I see such a young lady blossoming and it is exciting at the same time :) She is at that stage now where she is still very much a 'kid' but she wants to be so grown up at the same time. She is such a helper to me and is a thinker. Her questions at times make me scratch my head! She is a talker and has quite the imagination. Her siblings love to watch her and imitate her.....I remind her of the responsibility she has being the oldest :) We are so very proud of her. I get excited watching her grow and mature more in the Lord. I pray that the Lord will continue to help me do my very best in guiding her and teaching her.
She has requested a 'bee' themed cake, so I'm off to try and figure something out. Cake supplies are still all packed away so we'll see what I can come up with! Pictures will be posted later.

Happy Birthday dear daughter!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New babies

We've had 2 babies born to ladies at our church over the past week.....both boys. And I still have over 3 months to go........
It was funny today as I put our 2 youngest down for a nap. I laid down with our boy until he fell asleep and he said "hey, she's kicking me".....my belly was against his back :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Home again

After another trip to see more family, we are safely home and ready to start back into our routine again! I must say I've enjoyed the week break from schooling :) I feel refreshed and ready to begin with the kids again.

Baby is getting really active! Lots of visable kicks and squirms. I have another ultrasound next visit...yay! 15 weeks to go still seems like such a long way off (especially since I'm already feeling so tired and out of breath!!)

We've also got a birthday this week....9 years old for our girl. So hard to believe that she is blossoming into such a young lady!

Well, I think it will be off to bed early tonight....need to catch up on some naps I missed over the holdiays :)