Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

27 Weeks Old

Hey look! I remembered to do block pictures this week! :)
It's not that I have forgotten the past three weeks... it just hasn't happened thanks to illness, missions trip, and day camp!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Doctors Doctors and more Doctors

Kyle's Cellulitis 
Last Thursday Kyle had a massive welt on his leg from a bug bite. He had some Benadryl, some cream, and some ice and it wasn't getting any better, so we went to the doctor. He was diagnosed with cellulitis and put on antibiotics and steroid cream. We were told that if it got any worse to give them a call or if it wasn't better by Saturday to call.
Saturday morning, the original spot was pretty much gone, but he had a new spot of cellulitis. I called and talked to the nurse at our pediatrician office and was told to draw a line around the spot and if it got any bigger or if he started to run a fever to take him to the ER. Saturday afternoon we ended up going to the ER because the spot kept growing. The ER doctor said that it wasn't to the point where he needed IV antibiotics yet, but his suspicion was the oral antibiotics were doing their jobs because the first spot went away. He said to keep doing what we were doing and to come back if Kyle started to run a fever.
Luckily, Sunday morning he woke up with no more cellulitis...just a bunch of big mosquito bites.

Colby's Ears
In the beginning of last week, Colby started pulling on his ears. There wasn't any drainage, so I was pretty sure he didn't have an infection. We used a flashlight to look in his ears and coud see chunks of wax, so I called and made an appointment with the ENT for him to get his ears cleaned out.
Friday morning we went to the ENT and he cleaned LOTS of hard wax out of Colby's ears. After Colby kept saying "ears all better!"
Colby's ears just make lots of hard wax and there's not a whole lot we can do about it while he has tubes besides go to the ENT every few months and get it cleaned out. Once his tubes are out, we can use drops to soften the wax and can clean it out at home.

Yesterday, all four kids had a WIC visit and were weighed and measured.
Emily - 29 lbs, 3 ft 2 in
Kyle - 30 lbs 7 oz, 3 ft 5 in
Colby - 25 lbs 4 oz, 2 ft 9 in
Peyton - 15 lbs 6 oz, 2 ft 2 in

Peyton's Six Month Well Check
Peyton also had his six month check up yesterday. All of his measurements were the same as at WIC. :)
He's growing well and developing like he shoud. We are continuing with his meds for his reflux and talked about starting solids. We are going to stick with just fruits and veggies for a long time and very slowly introduce new foods. Typically it's recommend to wait 3 to 5 days in between new foods, but we are going to wait 7 to 10 days. He said if we had any signs of allergic reactions to let him know and we would do allergy testing sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Church Update

Even though this blog is mostly about our kids, from time to time I share about other stuff going on in our lives... it's been a while and we recently had a "big" change, so I thought I would give a quick update!

Last Sunday, Brent was voted in by the congregation at our church to be moved to full time status! So, as of July 1st, Brent is a full time pastor! The full time roll comes with a few more added responsibilities at church, but we are very excited for the change!

We haven't really felt the difference of this change yet, but are excited for the new work schedule for Brent... and the fact that he will not have to drive to Lansing two days a week anymore!

Last week, we took our teens on a missions trip to Chicago. We worked with a ministry called Inner City Impact and helped facilitate a soccer camp and their day camp. I'm not going to lie and say it was a lot of fun... it was a very long and exhausting week... but I'm glad that we went and excited for the impact we were able to have.

For me, the best part of the trip was listening to Kyle talk to another little boy. They were talking about Jesus and the little boy asked what the big deal about Jesus was. Kyle responded "Jesus died on the cross and then came back to life so that we can go to Heaven. We just have to tell Him we are sorry for being bad!" While I'm not sure he really "gets it," words can't express how it makes my heart feel to hear my son sharing to Gospel with another child!

This week is Day Camp for our church... it's pretty much a VBS type program. Kyle and Emily didn't want to go on Monday, but decided today they wanted to go see what Daddy was doing and see the puppets. They are excited to go back again tomorrow.