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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Recap of the week(s)

Gosh, I've been trying so hard to post daily as I love blogging, but it's almost impossible with 3 little ones. I thought with Kai starting school and Amanda going back, I would have all of this spare time.....NOT!!

What a crazy week!! Where do I start? Ok, school. School is going great for Amanda. She seems to be happy and has made quite a few new friends, as if there was ever a doubt. My Miss Congeniality. :) On Monday she had her braces put on and I think she looks just adorable! I know I'm a bit biased, but she is beautiful. :)

I am also TOTALLY bummed because my camera finally completely died. ::sniff:: Scott was sweet enough to go thru the agony of calling tech support for me so that I wouldn't have to go thru THIS again. They are sending a new camera that will not be here until the 6th! UGH!

Going back to the past week...Kai began having fits on Wednesday. I would drop him off and leave him to deep sorrowful cries that broke my heart. Wednesday afternoon the teacher told me that he would come to her and sign the words, "eat, sleep, and Mama come". She would say "Yes, Kai. After nap time, Mama comes." And that would appease him for a while. Well, he has been doing this about 50x a day. My poor baby. He really does like school and loves being with the other kids, he just wants his Mama there. ::sniff::

UPDATE: He is now doing great and happily goes into the classroom with a kiss from Mama, AJ and Anna Grace every morning. He's also NOT had any potty accidents except for the first day! Wooohooo!!!

In the meantime, at home, Anna Grace has regressed quite a bit since Kai started school. I'm not sure if it's because she sees him crying so much in the mornings when we leave and she must be thinking that I am allowing him to be "tortured". We've had holding time quite a few times a day and she is just being plain defiant. It's a work in process.

UPDATE: Now that Kai is happier, she is too! Thank you, Lord! I really was starting to worry that we were back at step 1. This week things have been the best that they've been since she's been home. She (for the most part) wakes up smiling and is ready to give Mama hugs and kisses. She comes up to me 4 or 5 times during the day to just give me a hug or a kiss. I can't even describe how that feels. I get constantly told how beautiful she is, but now more than ever I can see that beauty because she is glowing with love, and I am glowing with pride. I truly never would have thought 9 weeks ago that she would ever show me affection. Boy, am I thrilled to say that I WAS WRONG!!!!

And last but not least, our little man....AJ. Poor little AJ once again came down with strep throat. Out of the blue he began running a fever, the following day it was up to 104.9! Yes, almost 105! I tossed him into a tub of cool water, overdosed him on Tylenol and was at the doctor's office an hour later. Fortunately, his temperature had gone down and by the time we arrived there it was a little over 102. He really scared the bejeezus out of me.

They started him on antibiotics last Friday. Saturday afternoon he awoke from his nap covered in hives! I again called the doctor and we had to stop all medication until the rash went away. Benadryl made him cranky, sleepy and just plain....blah! She said the hives should be gone within a day or two. Well, 3 days later, I was back at the doctor's with him. He was still covered in hives. She concluded that it was not an allergic reaction to the antibiotics like we originally thought. It was a symptom of the strep itself. So, I began new antibiotics on Monday and gave him Claritin instead of Benadryl (what a difference!) and he is doing so much better. We're back on the road to recovery. But, it was a tough 4 days!

OH!!! Thank you all for the prayers for Anna Grace. I know my last update post requested prayers for her eyes. I have at least some results. Praise God she has NO neurological issues!!! After a few tests, the doctor concluded that it is the "fold of her right eyelid that causes the slight droopiness". That was wonderful news to hear. As to the glaucoma. The little rascal still refused to sit still without having a hissy fit for her eye pressure to be tested. That is truly the main symptom to diagnose glaucoma, so we couldn't get a diagnosis. The doctor said the other option was putting her under general anesthesia, but he truly feels that it is a birth condition and not glaucoma, so we are opting to have her checked every 3 months for changes in the eye instead of having to put her to sleep. I will definitely keep everyone posted. Thank you to those that have emailed me to say that she continues to be in your prayers. I know. God is definitely hearing them.

Lastly, in the midst of all this craziness, we had Anna Grace baptized on Sunday, the 26th! I will post all about it next time, so please check back.

Blessings & peace to all.

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