Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Second Time 'Round

Well, our little guy is at it again. By at it, I mean not feeling well. I could tell this morning his right ear was really bothering him. He wasn't eating, fussing tons and wouldn't let me put him down. So, back to the doctor we go and what do we find out?? His ear infection is still there. AUGH! He was a perfect little boy while on amoxicillin (other than sleeping). But as soon as he was off, boy oh boy. So now we are on amoxicillin-calavanate (or something like that - without me running upstairs to get the bottle). Pray this works. I want my happy boy back.

Other than that, I feel pooped. Little guy alone wore me out today, plus I cleaned, worked on Christmas presents, went to the doctor and pharmacy and made a nice dinner. (yes, you read that correctly). It was garlic chicken with angel hair pasta and homemade alfredo sauce. And I must say...it was really good! I'm pretty proud of myself with this one...it's a keeper.

Well, I still have more I need to accomplish before I get to bed. So, that's all for now.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Iowa Thankgiving 2004 Posted by Hello

Andrew's First Visit with Santa. Posted by Hello

Home Sweet Home

We are home!! And it is oh so nice to be here. We had a wonderful trip and it was great to see everyone, but it is nice to be home. I even think Andrew agrees as he is already sleeping noticably better.

It was really nice to spend time with the family. We all arrived in IA Tuesday. Wednesday, we just hung out. We took the kiddos to the park to play but it was really cold. Thursday, Grandma and Grandpa B, Aunt Carol, Uncle Kenny, Kristin and Josh came for Thanksgiving. So there was 12 adults and 4 kids and a little craziness in the house that day...along with more food that imaginable.

Friday, we went with the kids to see the decorated Christmas trees in downtown Des Moines. Andrew got the see Santa for the first time. He just stared at him for the longest time before we got him to smile for us. Unfortunately, the one picture we got of it, looks like he's protesting when in fact, we was in the middle of smiles. Oh well.

Saturday, I got to sleep in a bit, since Grandma took Andrew for a while (I needed it desperatly after many nights of him not sleeping well at all!). THANK YOU GRANDMA!! Then the kids and myself made graham cracker houses. Well, they started as houses and I think before all was said and done, we had one house, one police car, one train, and something else I can't think of right now. It was really fun. Then Grandpa took us to see the Polar Express. Andrew and Aidan stayed with Grandma. My first theater movie since Andrew was born!! It was cute. We left Saturday night around 9pm.

We arrived early squirrally this morning around 4:00 am to find we were locked out of our home. Fortunatly, my hubby knew a trick and we were able to gained entrance. Our house was freezing. We had the heat turned off completely, and the Dressler's were kind enough to turn it on for us since it snowed 10 inches while we were gone. However, they turned it only to the 50's, so it was quite chilly. Through all this, Andrew woke up. He slept great all the way home waking up only once. However, once he saw Rocky, he was WIDE AWAKE and laughing! I didn't think we were going to be able to get him back down so that we could sleep. Thankfully, he was up only about a 1/2 hour and went back to sleep for us.

Today has been pretty lazy, as we are just recovering. It's been nice to catch up on the mail, read the paper, lounge in jammies, etc... Which means tomorrow will be busy, busy, busy with laundry, bills, cleaning, errands and grocery shopping, etc...

Well, I am off to bed. I will post a few pictures and I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 22, 2004

In the VIKING State!!

We are good luck! Here we are in MN and the Vikings WON! Now..they were playing the Lions, but hey...a W is a W. And how about those BUCKS!!!

It's been really nice here. Our activites in a nut shell... We drove all night Friday night and got in around 5:30 am Sat. The boys played video games and us girls did a little shopping. Yesterday, we went to Eric's church and he gave a great lesson! Next was Thanksgiving dinner that his church provided. We watched Shrek II as well. The guys are fishing right now (in very cold weather). We will be heading to Kristin & Josh's tonight to stay, maybe hit the Mall of America tomorrow for a bit, then head down to Des Moines for the evening and rest of our stay. The rest of the family will meet us down there either tomorrow or Thursday.

Andrew is doing well. Not sleeping well at night, but as happy as can be during the day. His cousins are doing a great job of taking care of him and keeping him entertained. :)

Well, this is short, and I may not report back in until we are back in MI. Then again, I might....who knows.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Shippin' Out

Well, now that Andrew seems to be feeling better, we decided to turn Thanksgiving into a full fledge vacation to MN & IA. And we are leaving tomorrow. AAUUGGHH!! I haven't packed, paid bills, cleaned, etc... And it's too late to think about it tonight.

Of course I couldn't work on it tonight, as it was my workout class at church, the Apprentice and ER tonight. :) Plus homemade pizza. YUM!!

Ok, probably won't write much for the next week.. So until then...Have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!

My Mom took this Picture. It's so cute! Posted by Hello

Brilliant Husband of Mine

Last night started out rough again...however, we had little man on medication, he managed to finally eat a little and Marc came up with idea to push his bouncy seat up against the crib with vibrate on.

Well, he was up and down until about 1:30...Then SLEPT until 7 am! That's better than when he's normally feeling fine. This morning, he was a happy little guy with a crusty nose. :)

I can handle crust as long as he's happy.

I'm not sure what did it, the medicine, the food, the vibration or sheer exhaustion, but I am thankful and thank you for your prayers.

Ok, we hit our doctors appt this morning and have a veggie tasting here shortly. So, that's all for now.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Eyes and Ears and Mouth and Nose...

Red and Sore and Dry and Runny.

Well, we had another rough night. Marc actually took Andrew for a car ride almost to Kalamazoo and back around 11:30, just to try and have him sleep. He did sleep in the car, however woke up about 15 minutes after they got home and we were back to square one. So, I skipped church this morning and took him to the doctor this afternoon. It was hard. The pediatrician had trouble checking his ears since he was so wiggly, so I had to totally hold him down while he was screaming. It was hard not to cry myself. Anyway, he offically has ear infections and is now on amoxicillin. However, it will probably take 48 hours to really start taking affect...so we could be in for another rough night or two. He's already been up twice and it's only 10:15. :( Please pray for us.

Tomorrow is a busy day, too. We have another doctor appt tomorrow morning, then a veggie tasting after that. Yes, Andrew has a job as a consumer research panalist. He tastes different items and we get Meijer gift cards and cash. Not a bad gig. Friday is juices. :)

Ok, I need to go to bed while I can. Hopefully I can write more positive tomorrow.

PS: Sarah, thanks for the comment. :)

Monday, November 15, 2004

Sipped Six Sodas & Got Sick, Sick, Sick

Well, he didn't sip six sodas, but he is sick, sick, sick. I've got one sick little boy. It's been a rough one today. Please pray he feels better as he's just so pathetic and sad. It break my heart. :(

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Sunday Night

This will probably be short as I am tired. (Although whenever I jump on here...I think, "I'll just write a sentence or two" and a page or two later, I'm done)

We had a nice weekend. We went to Ohio this weekend to my Aunts, visited them, my parents, and cousins. We celebrated Gideon's FIRST birthday (although he got his cake today). We went to my first auction too.

Andrew learned how to make the touchdown sign from Grandpa. Here I've been working on baby signs like "more", "mom", "dad", "no", etc....for a while and instead he picks up "touchdown" in one weekend. :) It's really cute.

Then we drove back this morning for a baby shower for one of my college roommates. It was nice to get us all back together.

Ok, this really is short. Little man has a runny nose and isn't feeling well. (Thanks Gideon....we still love you). So pray tonight goes well. We have some baby meds in him.

I'm off to bed.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Mom's Night!

Thursday evenings are MINE - ALL MINE! (Bwahh ha ha ha).... :)

First of all, church is having a "Balanced Strength" class again. (kinda like Yoga, but they can't call it that at church). Kari and I went to that tonight. So that's three days a week I drive to church now...which is quite a trip..but well worth it. I really enjoy the class. Very relaxing.

Then we get back just in time for Joey from 8-8:30. Put Andrew down before 9:00 and then....
THE APPRENTICE!! I LOVE THAT SHOW!! I get so excited about it. And then...ER!! Although it was a weird episode tonight.

Oh, and to top it off, the Dresslers bought pizza for dinner....not just any $5 Little Ceasars pizza either...but PIZZA HUT PIZZA. Our favorite! Mmmmm...

So, now, if little man keeps sleeping (been up once and threatened another time already), this will be a great night. :)

Let's see...other than that, Andrew decided that he was just going to crawl right over the home-made baby gate we made out of bar stools laying on thier sides and crawl right over to the steps, where he proceeded to crawl right up one to get to some boxes. I guess we might need to invest in a real baby gate here soon.

And Andrew and I also ran errands to Walmart, Salvation Army, the bank, Aldi's and Meijer. Don't you just hate it when you have to make a bunch of stops that are all just in and out. Although, to reward Andrew (ok, really to reward mommy) for making him go with me, we stopped at Centerpoint Mall to play in their play area. In the middle of the day, there isn't a ton of kids there, so it's perfect for the wee ones. In fact, there were 2 other 9 month old boys there, so it was a lot of fun for both Andrew playing and myself talking to the other mom and nanny. When we got home, I made a little puppy chow and cleaned when I got back before heading to the class and well that's about it.

Well, I will get going since I have a very busy day tomorrow before we head to Ohio for a good portion of the weekend. Happy Veteran's Day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Well, last night was a rough one. Of course, it had to come right after his best night ever. He went down fine last night...in fact a little earlier than usual at 8 pm. However, about an hour and a half later he was up and screaming and wouldn't not be put back to sleep. I think finally around 12:30 am we got him back down. Then he was up during the night as usual and up early-squirrelly at 7:00-7:15. Which I guess is fine, since we had church this morning. But I was EXHAUSTED! After church I came home and took a nap. Well, more like disturbed rest. :)

Church was good today (for those who don't know- I help teach 4 & 5 yr olds during the ladies Bible study at church on Wednesdays). The kids we have in our class (especially these triplet boys) are so cute and funny and sweet. They are just so much fun and say such funny things. I am so happy I get to do this each week.

I don't feel like I got much more done today other than dinner and some light housework. Little man is still a HUGE crankhead and I was just exhausted all day. He doesn't seem to have a cold anymore, so I am hoping a couple teeth pop through or something. Anything. I just am not sure why he is so unhappy these last couple days. I know it's about time for the separation anxiety stage, but I think it's more. I don't know - but I want my happy baby back!!

Prayer Request - Marc has an interview tomorrow for a position that he wants.

Ok....all this talk about being tired tells me I need to stop writing and go to bed.

On a side note - Andrew was laughing for a bit today. He now laughs when Rocky comes close to him. It's really funny.

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Mom, stop taking pictures and HOLD STILL! Posted by Hello

I'm chasing Mommy around the yard! Posted by Hello

Andrew is 8 Months Today - Busy Day!

Well, I feel wiped out. Today was a busy one. Again, little man wasn't feeling that great, so he was high maintenance for a good portion of his awake time. But I got a lot done today. It started with me making my first batch of chili which desperately needed something. I don't know what. It tasted fine when cheese was added and dunked with bread...But...I don't know...It needed something to 'kick it up a notch'.

Anyway, then Andrew and I went grocery shopping. I really needed salt for what I was working one and thought, well since I'm going to Aldi's, I'll pick up the rest of my list. And what do you know....THEY WERE OUT OF SALT....the one thing I really needed right then. So - I had to run into the Meijer. Well, if you know this Meijers....there is no such thing as a 'quick stop'. Especially with a baby. So anyway, my quick run to the store turned into a full blow trip. Just as I get back I get a phone call asking me to bring an additional item to a baby shower this Sunday (which I have no problem with)...however, I WAS JUST AT THE STORE. :) And now I'll have to make another trio before then.

SO.... anyway, Andrew goes down for a short nap, while I clean up a bit, get the mail, chase a stray dog half way to Kalamazoo with a handful of Rocky's dog food, work on some Christmas gifts, etc... After Andrew wakes up and eats some peas and bananas, we head to the park with Rocky for a while. It was really chilly but a beautiful sunny day. When we got back, Andrew chased me around the front yard for a while.

So, the evening consisted of eating the chili, visiting with Andy who stopped over after work, working on Christmas presents some more, oh! and playing FLIPWORDS online. Marc and I are addicted to it. http://games.yahoo.com/games/downloads/fw.html

So anyway, now little man is in bed for the last hour, Marc is either playing video games or watching sports and I'm updating my blog before I try to coax him into helping my clean up the mess in the kitchen. :)

Ok, enough for now. I'm tired. Have a nice night!

Best Night Ever!!

Ok, I have to preface this with that fact that Andrew wasn't feeling well all day and slept more than usual during the day...however...

Andrew slept from 8:30 pm to 2:30am. Was up mere minutes and went back down until about 7:30 am! 11 hours and up only once!! YEAH!!!

He seems to be feeling a little better this morning so far...not great but better. (although he got to laughing while playing with his Hawkeyes basketball).

Monday, November 8, 2004

Now I thought I had a Cheerio around here a minute ago. Have you seen it?? Posted by Hello

Monday, Nov 8th

Well, today was a rough one for Andrew. He is not feeling well at all. He slept a lot...only up for an hour or so at a time. And when he was up, he just wanted to be held. He didn't even like his bath today....and he LOVES baths. I felt so bad for him. He was so miserable. Although on a selfish side note, he was more cuddly and I love to cuddle him.

Now, just because he's not feeling well, doesn't mean he can't make messes. Today, he managed to dump a whole bag of Cheerios down him and his highchair. But not just Cheerios, the powdery dust that's at the bottom of the bag was EVERYWHERE! I had to wheel him and his highchair to the front door and pull him directly outside to brush him off. Cheerios went everywhere inside and outside our house. Rocky was in heaven!!

You're probably wondering....how did he get this bag of Cheerios? I'm guilty. In effort to keep a very fussy, unhappy, not feeling well little boy from screaming long enough for me to run upstairs and find his sock that went AWOL during his nap, I gave him a SEALED quart-sized ziplock of Cheerios to shake around. (I know, I know....BAD MOM...letting a baby play with a plastic bag.) However, in all of this chaos, I did manage to catch a cute picture of my little man.

Pray he sleeps well tonight and feels better tomorrow.

Saturday, November 6, 2004

I was caught! Posted by Hello

First Blog

Well, this is my first blog on this site. I'm not sure how I want to use this tool yet, but excited to have the resource available.

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