Monday, September 29, 2008

Where do they come up with it?

This morning Seth, my 4 year old, wanted to take the Bible with him in Grandma's car. He asked me what the whole name of his Bible was. I said "It's the Holy Bible." Then he replied "Holy Bible" the way someone would say "Holy Cow!" It cracked my Mom and I up. We had a talk about the way you actually say it because we wouldn't want to be disrespectful to God.

Last week Josh, my 7 year old, wanted to help me make the meatballs for spaghetti. Side note, we use turkey because it's healthier and we all enjoy the flavor more. Back to my story, I told him to go ahead and squish in all the seasons. He was a bit grossed out so I reminded him that once he becomes a chef/baker, he would have to do this kind of thing. He looked at me so seriously and said "Mom, that's why I'll hire people to do this kind of work for me!" Oh if only we could all hire people to work for us... I guess he's got it all planned out.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Longest Night Ever

Last Wednesday night the boys an I ran to IKEA with my Mom and sister. It was a great night and we got a few good deals. On the way home Grandma treated everyone to a surprise treat from Sonic. About 20 minutes from home Jacob started screaming and crying like he was in pain. About 5 minutes later he was throwing up. At some point that night he started running a slight fever but I just figured it was bug and it would quickly pass.

On Sunday he was still running a fever so I kept him home from church. We ran over to urgent care because I was concerned about how long the fever had been hanging on. They checked him for strep and ear infections but nothing showed up. At that point I was told it was just viral and would pass in 7-10 days.

By Tuesday when the fevers were still getting up to 103 every 4 hours or so I was truly concerned. Then I notice that he was having a hard time turning his neck but wasn't sure what to think. My Mom kept him at her house so none of our high school students would catch anything. That night I took my sister home and was visiting with my Mom when I noticed he had a small bulge on the left side of his neck. I started putting all the pieces together and was a little freaked out! I did what every good Mom does and headed to the internet to see what it could be. Then it hit me, what if it was meningitis?

I called up a friend who is a nurse and she said to me, "Stacey, don't mess around with this. You need to get him in tonight." She went on to say that it sounded like it could possibly be meningitis and they may have to do a spinal tap. She said we should go to the children's hospital because they are trained to work with kids and would take great care of him. My Mom and sister came and picked me up and we headed down to the hospital.

After we waited for a few hours we were finally seen by the doctor and she was concerned. Finally the test results came back and said he did not have meningitis but Lymphadenitis. Basically his lymph nodes are swollen due to infection. The gave him an IV antibiotic and sent us home with a prescription for antibiotics that he will take for the next 10 days.

We are still waiting for the test results to come back on mumps but I'm praying those will be negative! Thank you Lord that it wasn't anything too scary and they were able to treat it quickly!

Here he is after the first IV
He was so tired after fighting the nurses...

Here he is after the second IV... he was back asleep in minutes!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Rockstar Baby

This picture cracks me up! I had been playing with his hair and puffing it up so he looks hilarious! He loves to play with Josh's guitar. Sorry it's blurry, I used my cell.

My College Guy

That's right ladies, I'm married to a college man! I'm really excited as Jeff and I begin this new time in our lives. Jeff is finally going back to college. He attended Moody Bible Institute for 3 years in Chicago but had to leave due to the horrible relationship he was in. For the last 9 I've been trying to get him to go back (not Chicago, college). Well a couple weeks ago he called and said "I finally did it, I signed up and I'm going back to school."

So by the end of 2009 he will graduate with his bachelor's degree in business. It's going to be tough for the next year because the boys won't see him on Wednesday nights but it will be worth it in the end. Who knows how many new doors this will open for him!

I love you Jeff and I'm proud of you for taking this next step towards your goal!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Knot on the Noggin

So this is what your 15 month old will look like on the way to the ER after a high school boy runs into him and he does a face plant on the driveway...

He's fine now but it was really scary at first!!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Racing for a cure

My Mom has started a team and we're Racing for a Cure next month! I would love to have you join our team or show support by giving. Our team goal is $1000. You can get more info here (sorry, you'll have to copy and paste)...

Friday, September 05, 2008

15 months already?

God truly blessed our home with this little guy!
I often wonder what would have happened if we wouldn't have tried to get pregnant again.
We would have missed such a beautiful blessing in our lives!
He is so happy and content with life.

Today we celebrate 15 months of his life on earth and I couldn't be more happy!
Thank you Lord for such a sweet little guy.