Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Counting down...

I'm counting down the minutes until Ryan gets home!!!!!!! Right now we have 38 minutes according to his GPS.... YAY! He was going to only drive part of the way and then the rest tomorrow but he decided to do it all in one day!!!!!!!!!!!! I was SO happy! He's finally going to be home!!!!! YAY!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mya is going to be okay!!!!

I really ment to write a blog last night and I actually started one, but Mason turned off my computer (AGAIN..he is so fast and obsessed with the blue button..i need to figure out something so he doesn't do that...but back to my blog) So, we had Mya's Dr appt yesterday. At first they started acting very serious and very concerned about her symptoms. She did have a slight fever. They checked her oxygen level and was finally able to get a reading they were happy with. Then they ordered an xray and wanted to do an uralysis (where you pee in a cup). The nurse asked Mya if she would be willing to go pee in a cup..and she flat out said, "no way, I'm NOT doing that!". I could tell by the way she said it...she was NOT going to do that. We are still working on potty training and I have not been able to find any sort of bribe that works for that so I knew we weren't going to bribe her to pee in the "hat" they put on the toilet. We tried...but she clearly wasn't going to do that. So they stuck this bag thing to her with hopes she would pee and they would collect it that way. She was NOT happy about that either. (she never ended up doing it so they never did the uralysis)So then they did the xray. She was fine with that and amazed at what her "insides" looked like. She didn't like that she couldn't see her arms though, she wanted a picture of her arms. LOL! Finally after awhile the dr went over her xray with us. Come to find out she is CONSTIPATED! All that and that is what the problem is. I had NO clue. She really didn't show signs of it. He also said she has lots of air pockets in her abdomen which probably was caused by her swallowing air when she was crying. He said that can be very painful because it has no where to go since her intestines are blocked. I was SO relieved to hear those results. Constipation...we can handle that. The tumor that I THOUGHT was growing in her stomach was something I couldn't handle! Oh and the reason for it only hurting at night was because that is when her intestines happen to do whatever it is that intestines do on a regular basis (hence the reason for it happening at the same time every night). He told me to give her Milk of Magnesia and have her eat applesauce and pears and to get extra exercise. Last night she slept the WHOLE night. No waking up crying. I was SO relieved. I am just happy that what could have been something really bad was something very common. Thank you to all of you that were praying for her. I really appreciate it. I know God had his hand on this situation.

Update on Mya

(read my previous post if you aren't sure what I'm talking about)

Last night Mya woke up at 1am again screaming and crying saying her stomach hurt. This time it was way worse than the nights before. She kept asking me to squeeze her stomach as hard as I could (of course I didn't really squeeze it that hard...just lightly rubbed it) to make the pain stop. It was SO sad watching her be in pain. We were up until 5am. She slept for about 10 min at a time in between there but kept waking up crying. I don't know what is wrong. I'm so worried about her. She is sleeping right now. She said she was ok when I woke her up this morning to bring Jordan to school. I just don't get what would make her hurt so bad at night but be fine during the day. I tried getting a Dr appt but cant' get one until March 2008 since she doesn't actually have a Dr here yet (she hasn't needed to see one since we've moved here) and would be a new patient. Okay, don't think we can wait until then. I was able to get her in with a nurse practioner that is actually where Mason goes though. I would prefer a dr but he is really good so hopefully he'll know what could be wrong. This will be the 3rd time I've had to see him in the past 2 1/2 weeks! (had to take mason 2 times for an ear infection). So anyways, her dr appt is at 1:15pm. If any of you could say a quick prayer that the Dr will know what is wrong with her and be able to her and that it's nothing serious I would greatly appreciate it. I'll keep you all updated.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Mother's Pain

The most painful thing for me as a mother so far has been to see one of my children in pain and not being able to do anything about it. The feelings of helplessness and hopelessness are unbearable. Last night (well, and the night before as well) Mya woke up at 1:00am crying and screaming in great pain. She said her stomach hurt. I was holding her in my bed and trying to rock her back and forth. She kepts saying, "I don't understand...why does it hurt so bad"..then she would cry some more and move around like she couldn't handle the pain. Then she would say "please Mommy, make it stop!". I wanted to make it stop but I felt so helpless. I just prayed for her. It was all I could do. Then she said, "no, that isn't helping...why isn't Jesus making me feel better!". How do you explain THAT to a 3 yr old? When you teach them that we can pray to Jesus when we are hurting and here she is hurting but she is seeing no results?!?! I was trying to hold back my tears. I couldn't. Luckily it was dark in the room and she couldn't tell I was crying. I was in so much pain in my heart just knowing she was in so much pain and I couldn't do anything about it. As far as her stomach pains. I have no clue what they could be. She is not constipated, she is not having diarhha, she is not vomiting. Usually one of those 3 things are associated with stomach pain. Then today (and yesterday as well) she woke up fine. She is fine right now so we will see how tonight goes. When I was holding her last night as she finally calmed down (about an hour later and a phone call to daddy as well...she wanted to talk to him to see if he could make her better--I swear though, Ryan has this magic way of talking to her..doesn't matter the situation..he can always calm her down and make her feel better after she talked to him she seemed better and fell asleep in my arms) I couldn't help but think, "what if something is seriously wrong with my baby? I mean, it's not like she's sick...so what would cause her these pains in her stomach? Millions of things started entering my mind. Then I started bawling even more. Then I just said another prayer and layed her down. I know God is in control and I'm sure it's nothing serious. But still, it's scary. I'm praying that tonight is a better night. If it's not though, I will be taking her to the dr tomorrow for sure.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Today was Jordan's field trip the Pumpkin Patch. Mya, Mason and I went too! We followed the buses there (and boy was it quite the drive. It took 45 min and we were in the middle of nowhere! I swear i've never seen so much farm land before!) Anyways, Jordan was SO excited to ride the bus. It was his 1st time on one. So he was super excited. Mya was less than thrilled to know that her Bubba was riding a school bus and she wasn't but she quickly got over that, thank goodness!!. When we got there we ate lunch. Then we took a Hay ride and then the kids rode on the cow train thru the corn maze. There were some slides there and pumpkins of course! The kids had so much fun. I had fun watching them have fun. Oh and Mason had fun playing the "corn box" (it's like a sand box except it was filled with corn!) Poor Mason though, wasn't feeling well. He didn't eat all day and wasn't quite his normal smiley self. He was still happy, but I could tell he wasn't himself. Poor little guy. But anyways, so that is what we did today. Hope you enjoy the pictures from our day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Annoying stranger at my door

So tonight at dinner the kids and I were all sitting down eating dinner. We were right on schedule. Jordan had a soccer game at 6pm so we had to stay completley on schedule in order to make it there on time and not feeling rushed. Then the door bell rings. Of course my kids make a mad dash for the door thinking it would be someone they knew. I also assumed it would have been someone we knew. Hardly anyone ever rings our doorbell unexpected. Well, to my surprise it was a well dressed black gentleman. He started rattling off his whole schpeal (not quite sure the spelling of that word...but sound it out and you should have the word I ment to use). I felt like slamming the door just because he was interupting my perfectly scheduled dinner. But instead..i listened...knowing my final answer would be "No, I am not interested". In my mind I kept thinking of a way to politely say, "no thanks" but there really wasn't a break in his talking to politly do that. By this time I was holding Mason who weighs 27 lbs and kept trying to climb over my shoulder. I couldn't put him down because he would make a mad dash thru the door. Well, come to find out this guy was trying to get "points" (??) to pay his way to go and audition for American Idol. He had some whole signed ordeal from our city giving him permission to go door to door (we live in a village where you can't just do anything without getting permission from the property owners association--like you can only do things in this city if you live here or are a guest of someone who does). So apparently this was legit. Then he says he will sing for us. OKAY...not to be mean..but HE WAS NOT EVEN GOOD! My kids were LAUGHING at him...you must be bad when a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old are laughing at your singing. I was trying to hide behind mason to keep from cracking a smile. I mean, I couldn't look at the guy, know what i mean? He wasn't like super duper bad..but only the first line of the song sounded half way decent. He sung the hymn "my eyes are on the sparrow". So apparently this poor guy is trying to raise money to audtion for american idol only to probably make it on the episodes where they make fun of people! I'm sure Simon will have some words for him. Something like, "it was totally pitchy", you couldn't sing for a childs birthday party, or why don't you find another profession, singing is not for you!". Anyway..back to the points that he was collecting. He got points if we ordered magizines from him. I told him, "no, i'm sorry, i already get all that I want and I'm also trying to cut back in spending". He looked at me disappointed and then told me that "Amy" like i even knew who that was..apparently she lives on my street ordered something Disney for her kids. he even showed me her check and what she ordered. I was just like, that is great for Amy, but I'm not interested. Then he said, "well, you don't have to buy any, you can just give a donation of a penny or more and I can get 7pts." Jordan ran in his room and got one "penny" for him! HOW FUNNY!!!! The guy took the penny and was like, "thanks but gave me this strange look! Well, there you go buddy..you are one penny closer to auditioning for american idol! GOOD LUCK! LOL! SO weird...then of course...we were in a RUSH to get to Jordan's soccer game and the kids never finished their dinner. I should have just shut the door the second I opened it. Sorry, i'm not the most friendly type I guess. Next time I'll look to see who's there before I open it. If it's anyone i don't know..they can just keep walking! LOL!

Friday, October 3, 2008


I do not have time right now to be blogging...but I just had to quick write this down! I believe I was just rejected by Jordan!!! Yes, my 5 yr old..my kindergartener! Ahh...okay, here's the story. Jordan will be going on a field trip in a few weeks to a pumpkin patch. Parents can go so I will be going. I just told Jordan that I was going to go and his exact words were, "I don't want you to go, I want to be alone with my friends!". WHAT??!?!?! He's FIVE!!!!! Oh dear! Then I said, "but I really wanted to go and take Mason & Mya too!". Then he said, "alright, but please don't embarass me!!" Can you believe it?!?! He is growing up WAY too fast!