Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sick Baby

I have been dealing with a sick baby this week. No. It's not Ronnie. He's not even here.

Little Elijah hasn't been feeling well. He started coughing last week (during VBS after being around sick children whose parents didn't have the sense to keep them at home), but it wasn't anything major. He had an appointment on Monday with his pediatrician to check his weight. He went from 11lb., 50z. to 13lb., 2oz. in a little over a month so we're good on weight gain for now. But when the nurse listened to his heart and lungs she promptly left the room and returned with the contraption that checks oxygen levels. His levels were really good. But after the doctor checked him she ordered an RSV test and a breathing treatment. The RSV test was cool...steal a booger from the kid's nose and we're good to go. Cool meaning that my child wasn't screaming. Bring on the nebulizer with a big scary mask and my child could not be consoled. I felt so bad holding him still, but I wanted him to feel better. The doctor came back and gave me all the info: negative for RSV (yay!), lungs sound rough so you'll have to give him breathing treatments every 4 hours (yuck!), stuff has backed into his ears so he has an infection and he'll be taking an antibiotic (no biggie), we really have no clue what's causing this so hopefully it will clear up, but if it's allergies there's really nothing to do to prevent these issues so we'll treat them when the arise, see you back in a few weeks.

So at 2:00, 6:00 and 10:00 I get to torture my sweet baby with a nebulizer full of albuterol and hear him scream while squirming with all of his might. I hate it and I'm sure he does too. But the good news is that he's starting to sound a little better. Hopefully he'll be back to normal soon!

Friday, June 25, 2010


I took this picture of Elijah yesterday during his afternoon nap. I thought it was cute how he had his little legs up in the air! I almost pulled up the blinds, but I'm glad I didn't because I love how this looks!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweet Summer

I am really enjoying the summer break thus far. The best part is being with my boys! Ethan and Elijah are so much fun to be with and I wouldn't trade our days together for anything. Ronnie, on the other hand, is a different story. Just kidding! I love being around him too, but it seems that everytime I have time to be at home he has to go over the road and be gone for days at a time. Oh well. But we make the most of the time we have together when he is home!

Last week was a pretty productive week. I got Elijah's pictures made. I normally do pics every three months. I didn't get around to his 3 month pics until this week...less than a week before he turned 5 months. Bad mama! I'll try not to do that again.

I also got the living room painted.
My Little Helper
I am constantly being reminded of how Ethan is growing up right before my eyes. I can't believe how mature he acts sometimes. We are having VBS at church this week. Last night he was such a big boy and listened to his teacher so well. He even told me what the lesson was about. I peeped in on him before everything was over and this is what I saw:
him sitting quietly while painting and following directions! He definately doesn't do that at home. As evidenced below. He was yelling for me this morning saying that he needed me so I went to help. When I got to his room I didn't see him, but I heard a little voice say "I'm in here," from the opposite direction. I turned around and this is what I found:
He wasn't doing laundry! Dang it!
Now some pics of my other little guy. He is growing like crazy and is getting to the really fun stage. He "talks" and is full of giggles and belly laughs. And his big blue eyes have me mesmerized! Here he is in his little seat like a big man:
And here he is in his gangster-ish attire. I know he just loves it when his brother dresses him!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This is my 100th post. It's been a long time coming. So much has been going on since Elijah arrived that my blog has fallen behind, unfortunately. Once I realized that the next post would be number 100, I wanted to do something big, but I really don't have anything out of the ordinary. I'll just give some of the day-to-day updates, which in my world add up to be extradordinary.

*Elijah is growing so quickly. No longer is he my little newborn baby, he is rapidly getting to the fun and cute baby stage. He weighed in at 11 pounds and 5 ounces at his 4 month appointment, which was only a gain of 2 pounds in 2 months. Therefore, we'll be going back to the doctor this month for another weight check. I have since started him on a few solids. We began with rice cereal and have moved on to bananas. He seems to really like to eat! He has already started holding his head up really well, has rolled from his tummy to his back, sits up with assistance and smiles the most gorgeous toothless grins you have ever seen.

*Ethan is growing too! He is in the 97th percentile for his height and off the charts for his weight. He is going to be a big guy like his daddy. He is so much fun these days as he explores the world around him. He loves anything to do with a farm, he longs to run around outside all day and he adores his little brother. He had his first pet, a rooster (courtesy of B), Brewster the Rooster, for about 2 weeks before an untimely demise. To hear Ethan tell it, "a 'possum et my rooster." He wants horses and cows in a fence in the front yard and a chicken "house" in the back. He continues to love tractor rides and his new favorite ride is his daddy's Jeep. He digs holes in the front yard to find buried treasure, he plants flowers and veggies and blows bubbles off the front porch. But he still refuses to use the pedals on his bike as it is so much easier to push with his feet. He gives Elijah kisses and hugs like nobody's business and protects him at Gram Jackie's like an over protective mother.

*Ronnie is still working at Wilson Brothers and really enjoys what he's doing. He's thinking about going back to school, but we're still researching his options. I don't know what else to say about him, other than the fact that he is a wonderful husband and father. He is so good with the boys and I love watching him with them. It just melts my heart!

*I have gone back to work and will finish up the semester this week. It has been a challenge getting to work with 2 small kids, but I have survived. Barely. I don't think I've gotten to school before 8.00 in 2 weeks, but it's ok. I have been more exhausted than I have ever been in my life, but I wouldn't trade what I have for anything in the world. I have a great husband and two beautiful children that I adore! My house may not be clean and I may not get everything done on time, but we're happy and healthy and I'm most thankful for that. Each day it becomes a little more clear to me how blessed I am and I don't want to take my family for granted.

Sorry that my 100th post wasn't amazing, but I wanted to update everyone about this crazy Kidd world that I am so happy to live in. Take care!