Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fun With Friends and a Frightening Friday Morning

We have been able to spend the past two Saturdays playing with our friends Kris, Katie, Micah, and Claire.  We have had such a good time.  Yesterday we were joined by our friends Todd, Amy, Atha and Nora, and Ryan Cole.  Once upon a time Todd, Kris, and Drew were all roommates in Durham.   We love being able to get everyone together. 

We have had a pretty normal week with appointments.  Lindy had PT on Tuesday and she did well.  She has officially been decreased to every other week!!  That’s a great step for her since it means she doesn’t need weekly PT.  Wednesday morning Will had speech therapy and he did well too.  He loves seeing what is in Miss Lawson’s big bag of toys.  He is really trying to say many more words which is neat!  Wednesday afternoon Lindy had hearing therapy with Chris.  We talked a lot about Lindy’s speech.  We decided we really need to push her to talk and we talked about getting her into speech as well.

Friday morning brought our scary event for the week.  I was in the nursery with the kids and I had just finished getting Lindy dressed for the day.  I picked Will up and put him on the table and he starts crying and pulling at his pj’s.  I got them off him and started to change his dirty diaper.  He was still crying and just kept messing with the right side of his belly.  As soon as I got his diaper change done I picked him up and he just kept doing it.  I took him and showed Drew and he said to call the doctor.   We’ve never seen him act like this before.  It was obvious he was in pain.  Because he has had two intestinal surgeries as a baby, we were worried that it might be something going on with his intestines.   Drew talked to the nurses and they said to bring him in to the office.  He was acting like he was in pain for about 30-45 mins.  We called our go-to babysitter, Janice, and she was at the house in 15 minutes to stay with Lindy.  By the time we left for the doctor though, he was starting to act pretty normal.  We got to the doctor’s office and they got us in a room pretty quickly but it was taking forever for a doctor to come in.  (On a side note, Will weighed 24lbs and 4.8oz).  We appreciated them working us in but it got to the point that Drew had to go ask.  Finally a doctor comes in, but Will had actually fallen asleep.  Which is a bit odd since he never naps in the morning.  The doctor reassured us that we definitely had a right to be concerned.  He said that anyone with intestinal surgeries is at a high risk for more intestinal issues.  He examined him and couldn’t find anything wrong.  He listened to his belly and pushed around on his belly and said everything seemed normal.  He felt comfortable sending him home with instructions to watch him closely and watch his bowel movements.   If his bowel movements started coming out funny looking or if Will started acting like he was in pain again we were to take him on to the ER to get x-rays and ultrasounds.  He was going to email Will’s surgeon and just give him a heads up. 

We got home and he ate a normal lunch and was acting pretty normal.  He did take a 3 hour nap though, which is a little unusual.  After his nap he acted normal the rest of the day. We definitely don’t know what it was but it seemed to have wiped him out on Friday.  He never sleeps in the morning or hardly ever takes a 3 hour nap.

We’ve definitely watched him closely.  All yesterday he played, ate, slept, and pooped normally.  Today he has eaten normally but when we put him down for his nap he started acting a little funny like something might be hurting him.  And then in no time he was back to normal.  Because he’s pooping normally I’m thinking it’s not something with his intestines but we just don’t know what is going on.  If he wakes up like he’s in pain then we’ll have to decide if he needs to go to the hospital.  Let’s hope not!  I sure wish they could talk and tell us what hurts.

The kids have continued to talk and say new things this week.  Last weekend Will said, ‘Go Deacs.’  He obviously isn’t saying it enough since they are on a major losing streak right now.   Sunday after he ate some pizza for lunch he started whining a bit.  I asked him what was wrong and asked him what he wanted.  He said, ‘Apple.’  He was telling me he wanted applesauce, which he usually does have for lunch.  It was cool for him to tell us what he wanted!

Both kids have recently figured out how to put two words together.  Both have been saying ‘Hi Boo’ for a long time, but that’s it.  They will both say ‘Hi Mama’ and ‘Hi Dada’ now.  It’s too cute to hear them.  Lindy has also been saying ‘Open’ and ‘Go’ this week too.  We get excited about every word around here since they are pretty far behind.

While we were at the doctor on Friday I asked him about the dry skin on Will’s legs.  I wanted to make sure it was just dry legs.  He said yes, but it’s actually a bit of eczema.  He said to keep him moisturized and use something like aquafore on it.  Will does have really dry skin.  Worse this winter than I’ve ever seen it.  His face is constantly dry and I noticed this morning his head is completely dry.  I moved the humidifier into their room so hopefully that and keeping him lubed up will help him out some.  He apparently got his dry skin from his daddy whose knuckles are so dry they are bleeding. 

Well, that’s the news of the week.   Hard to believe that tomorrow is March 1st!

Both the kids love their Tag Readers.DSC_0621 Last weekend Will and Micah rode horses together.DSC_0625Lindy and Claire sat and chatted.DSC_0627  He’s turning into a little man!DSC_0638Lindy’s favorite spot, in the chair.  She won’t get down so she ends up spending a lot of time there these days!  When we get her down she immediately climbs back up!DSC_0650Last weekend the temperature was almost 60F so we went outside.  Parts of our yard still have snow that won’t melt!  How crazy to play in the snow when it was so nice out!DSC_0653DSC_0660DSC_0666 DSC_0676 DSC_0679 DSC_0669 DSC_0699 DSC_0706The kids were watching it snow most of the day on Wednesday, but thankfully it didn’t stick.  DSC_0708Thanks for picking up the puzzles Lindy but I think you missed a few pieces!DSC_0735   She has started giving a cheesy grin when she sees the camera!DSC_0750 Will and his magna tiles.DSC_0755 Playing with friends yesterday.DSC_0759 Best shot of the little ones we could get.  Micah didn’t feel like joining the group picture so it turned out to be Will and his harem.

Lindy, Atha, Will, Claire, and Nora.DSC_0764 The girls kicked the boy off the couch so they could hang out!  Atha and Nora are identical twins.  Lindy is over a year older than all of them and is the same size, maybe smaller.  I think she has them all in weight, but not height!DSC_0766

Have a great week.  Guess what?  It’s supposed to snow again this week!  Alright winter – GO AWAY!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Accident Waiting to Happen

Lindy learned how to climb up in the kitchen chair this week and it’s an accident waiting to happen.  She does well getting up there but then she gives us a heart attack once she is there.  She thinks standing up in the chair is a good idea.  She gets up facing the back of the chair and therefore she has to somehow get herself turned around and sitting on her bottom.  This gets pretty tricky sometimes.  I do think her braces make it a lot harder for her to get her feet out from underneath herself.  When she’s trying to get her feet out she is usually hanging off the side of the chair.  The first day she would get down from the chair by herself but since then she won’t do it by herself.  We help her down and she climbs right back up.  I’ve even started blocking the kitchen off during the day so that I don’t have to deal with it!  Physically and developmentally it’s a great thing for her to have figured out how to do this.  It’s just not good for her parents and the gray hair she is giving us!  She has fallen a couple times while trying to climb up but thankfully she hasn’t hurt herself!

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As for the rest of the week, Lindy had vision therapy Wednesday morning and hearing therapy Wednesday afternoon.  During vision therapy Leslie did some testing with her and I thought she did pretty darn good.  In hearing therapy we played with water and washed some dirty toys.  Lindy had a great time and tried her hardest to soak both me and Chris!

Tuesday morning was my big day.  We had the March of Dimes kick-off breakfast and I had to stand up and give a speech in front of about 60 people!  I made it through thankfully!  I’ll be launching our March for Babies team soon – stay tuned!

The kids and I went on Monday night to watch Drew play in one of his church basketball games.  Most of the games have been too late for us to go to but Monday’s game was at 6:15pm.  The kids did okay.  I kept them in the stroller because there is NO way they would have sat still in the bleachers with me.  Will alternated yelling ‘down’ and ‘dada’ the entire game!  I had to pretty much entertain Lindy the entire game because the poor girl couldn’t see the game going on.  I think she’d actually see the players when they were close to her but then they’d quickly be gone.  Probably too much for her to keep track of. 

We’ve been watching Will this week because we can’t figure out what is going on.  He’s had a slightly runny nose for 3 weeks now.  None of the rest of us seem to have a runny nose.  Sunday afternoon and Monday morning when he woke up his eyes and bridge of his nose seemed a little swollen.   Plus he had that rash a few weeks ago.  I can’t decide if they are all related or just random stuff going on.  I’m starting to wonder if he has allergies.  He acts completely fine which is why I haven’t taken him to the doctor yet. 

Will’s other excitement for the week is that he seems to be catching on to his colors and some numbers and letters.  We have these different colored boxes that have 3-4 colored items in each box.  He can successfully sort the items by himself now.  He has also been ‘counting’ on his fingers for a little bit now.  When we count out loud he points to his fingers and ‘counts’ along with us.  Yesterday he surprised me by knowing some of his letters.   He plays with the fridge alphabet toys and this apple alphabet toy all the time so he has apparently learned some along the way!  It’s fun to see him learning!

Lou Lou went pee-pee on Sunday – except it was on the floor in the bathroom and not in the potty!  Will was sitting on the potty and I kept saying ‘go pee-pee.’  Lindy was standing next to me and all of a sudden she peed all over the floor.  I honestly don’t think she did it because I was saying ‘go pee-pee’ but we did praise her.  We tried to act like we were happy that she went pee-pee!  So weird to be praising someone for peeing on your bathroom floor.  Being a parent is crazy! 

Have a great weekend!  It’s finally supposed to warm up around here!

The kids LOVE their tent but it gives them the worst static!CSC_0613CSC_0614 DSC_0591 DSC_0607 DSC_0609 Some random pictures when I was playing with my camera one day.DSC_0594DSC_0599DSC_0600 DSC_0602DSC_0606 At Daddy’s basketball game.DSC_0518

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine’s Day Recap

Drew and I were able to go out the night before Valentine’s Day to dinner and the Winston-Salem symphony.  We had a very nice evening while Mimo watched the kids for us.  I am sure that they had a very nice evening too.

Although I think Will was a little peeved at me the next morning.  When I first went in their room he looked at me and looked away.  I normally get a bunch of “hi’s” and jumping and bouncing all around his bed.   I don’t think he liked us going out the night before!

We did have a nice Valentine’s Day.  The kids enjoyed seeing and playing with Mimo in the morning before church.  We enjoyed a visit from GrandBob and Suzette in the afternoon and then we went out to eat dinner at IHOP.  Pretty romantic huh?  It turned out pretty awesome when we found out that kids eat free!

Here is our day(weekend) in pictures.

You rock me Will! (his shirt says ‘Rock My Valentine’)DSC_0407 I’ll ‘Bee’ yours Lindy!DSC_0411 DSC_0412 These melt my heart!!!!DSC_0416DSC_0418 Our family right before Drew and I headed out Saturday night.DSC_0421 Valentine’s Day church outfit!DSC_0436 Will’s hand is constantly in his mouth these days and Lindy was copying him in this picture.DSC_0439 Mimo!DSC_0445 After church shirts!DSC_0459 DSC_0466 GrandBob and Suzette!DSC_0476 My little sweetheart!DSC_0487 My Valentines!DSC_0496 Drew and his Valentines! (no clue why they both had their tongues out.  I have a feeling Lindy was copying Will).DSC_0508 Lindy and I doing a self portrait.DSC_0514