Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
It's finally here! We've been planning this weekend trip to Oklahoma City for my cousin Alee's wedding for months. We arrived at 5:30 after a late start and a handful of stops. All of my cousins on my dads side are here and many of us have kids now. Its was so much fun seeing everyone tonight as people started arriving. Including myself, there are 9 grandchildren (all over 18 now), 6 spouses, and 8 greatchildren all under the age of 8 here! Aunt Sandy's house was packed and it felt like there were kids everywhere.
Aaron has made a few new buddies and got so wound up that he is just now snoring in the bed next to us at 11:12 at night. We're trying out the big bed tonight but he's already fallen onto the pillows we threw on the floor 'just in case'. We'll see how it works out. Eman may end up getting the big bed and Aaron in the pack n play before this trip is over.
This is a pic of Aaron watching Thomas the Engine on the way down. Thank God for DVD players!!
Friday, May 20, 2011
I heard him go downstairs but didn't think he could possibly open that heavy door. Oh yes. He can. And he did! Not only that but he then promptly went to the driver side of my car and opened the door. Then he climbed in and hit the garage door clicker. He discovered this trick last week when I was unloading groceries with my garage doors closed so as not to lose him down the street. When I heard the garage door open I immediately stopped Ethan, put him down, and ran downstairs to chase after Aaron! It's time to get the door knob child-proof stuff out! Next thing I know, he'll be trying to back my car out! He has discovered how to put mommy's keys in. He tried every key until he found one that worked. Holy Cow - this kid is sooooo curious!!!
Later that afternoon, his temperature spiked to 105.1. I had to give him a tepid bath as he screamed as if I were severly hurting him. I almost cried too. He had been on Children's Motrin and Tylenol for several days. So I gave him another dose and snuggled until he calmed down. He's a funny boy. When the medicine kicks in he acts as if nothing is wrong. He goes on playing and laughing and carrying on like everything is fine. Then the medicine starts to fade and he reverts to cranky, clingy, I-want-my-blanket, boy. It's very sad. He doesn't always want to snuggle and sometimes he ONLY wants to snuggle with daddy. I savor my rare mommy lovin' moments.
Somehow, it was noted that his lungs sounded just fine when we went in on Monday and when John called to say he thought he heard crakeling when he listened to his lungs, they told him they couldn't take his word for it and they would not prescribe anything since his check up was "fine." Completly annoyed and with little other option, we took him to Children's Mercy on Wednesday, as ordered by the pediatrition's office, to get a chest x-ray. They concluded that it is Bronchitus. But is it viral or bacterial? We were told to wait it out and call back if the fever and cough persists... This must be their favorite line. It seems to me that we are no better off than when we started. The cough has gotten much worse and though we have times when his fever is low-grade or almost normal, it always creeps back at night.
It is now Thursday night and he went to bed with yet another 101.5 fever. As has become normal for the last several days, he woke up coughing and crying. When will this end? Apparently it is a very serious thing to give kiddos antibiotics anymore and the doctors must be positive that they are needed before prescribing them. I appreciate the concern and do not want to give medicine that is not needed either. HOWEVER, if it is in fact bacterial than I would really like to get it all cleared up before we go to Oklahoma!! Do colds with this kind of fever pattern really persist for over 3 weeks?
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
There was lots of food to be had and of course, 90 candles to be blown out! We also got to see many relatives we don't normally get to see. I can't believe I forgot the camera! I hope to get a peek at (and a copy of) some of the footage and pictures that Uncle Gary took. Here is one I got with my phone...
Our boys are so fortunate to have Great Grandparents in their lives. May we celebrate many more birthdays to come!!