Monday, November 9, 2015

The sinus infection from hell!

I've been battling a cold the last 2 weeks not to unusual it's been damp and cold finally so I was just powering through until last Wednesday I was feeing awful and felt like I had a bad tooth ache Larry came home early and I went to bed thinking bummer I better get to the dentist. I woke up around 3 am in such bad pain I was bawling my eyes out. My upper jaw and cheek and eyes were pulsing with pressure I thought all my teeth were going to fall out. I took some medicine which I always feel guilty about being pregnant and waited till I could call my dentist the second the office opened. I went in with tears in my eyes waiting to hear what tooth would need a root canal or something and after some extras everything looked just fine. I felt like an idiot because I was in such bad pain. He told me it was probably a sinus infection and to wait a few days and see if it would go away being that I'm pregnant and sometimes they are slower to prescribe you anything. So I waited all weekend nursing the horrible pain and crying a lot and today I went right into my dr and it was determined I had a major sinus infection and eat infection. I have never been in such pain in my life. I feel like my teeth and going to fall out and my head is going to expose. I threw up multiple times from the pressure and even took a norco which didn't take any pin away. I'm currently waiting for Larry to get home to decide if we will go to the ER to see if I can get something for the pain because I'm not going to make it, I can't function or take care of 3 kids . I hope I get better soon and that I don't die because at the moment that would probably feel better then this!!  Also I think it should be a rule that pregnant people so not get sick! Seriously it's cruel and unfair.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Scout 16 months

This girl has some personality!! She is leaning things at rapid pace. I'd like to think it is because she is brilliant but it might be her trying to keep up with her 2 older brothers :) She is the light of my life and my little buddy girl who hangs with me while the other boys are at school. She is so smiley and funny and imitates everything we do.

She can say...

  • mama
  • dada
  • hi
  • yeah
  • un-oh
  • ta-da 
  • max 
  • nono (noah) 
  • baby 
  • bye
  • baba (bottle) 
She can...
  • climb on every chair or table 
  • use a fork
  • blow kisses 
  • sleeps 2 naps and 12 hours a night
  • go up and down stairs
She loves....
  • her dad
  • her baby blanket 
  • bottle
  • her bothers
  • pushing her baby stroller
  • playing in the bathtub 
  • destroying everything
  • playing in the sandbox 
  • riding around on her scoot and zoom 
  • being tickled
  • playing with her brothers
  • being held 
  • getting lots of attention 
  • dogs 
  • mandarin oranges, string cheese, blueberries, and peanut butter 
  • looking at herself in the mirror
  • getting her teeth brushed
She is in the crazy phase of climbing on the tables and pulling things out from everything and everywhere. She thinks she is so funny when she does naughty things and loves to come up and pull my hand to take me to show me things. She is sad when they boys leave for school and always so happy to see them greeting them with a big smile and a loud hi. She loves to scream and listen to her voice inflections...she has a good set of lungs. She doesn't see herself as any different the the boys and I swear she has no clue she really is still a baby. She climbed and fell out of her crib a few weeks back and was totally shocked when she was on the wrong side in the dark. We lowered her crib to the lowest level and she should be good for awhile longer. She loves going to the park and being around friends and she loves the weekly music class we go to, she dances and sings right along! She can't wait and nether can I to go to nursery at church 2 more months to go! I love her SO much and am so happy she joined our family. She is so loved and I can't wait to see her with her sister, it might be dangerous or crazy for awhile but I know she will love that little baby. She is just the best little girl, we love her so much. It breaks my heart just a little to forget how she was just a year ago, a tiny new baby but she is turning into the funnest toddler and I love see her personality emerge and hearing her learn to talk is priceless. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Currently with Noah....

(Noah's Joy School photo 2015)

Well my spit fire are crazy! We love you so much and really we couldn't imagine life without you. The other day an older man saw you and said, man I bet he is the kinda kid you can't turn your back on for a second...I said dead on! You are that kid my love!! You are wild, and silly, and care free with just a hint of naughtiness that you like to let come out especially when you think it will be fun. You sit in time out often, and usually cry and say you will never ever do it again, which is almost 100% never true. We love your big brown eyes and your toothy smile. You say the most ridiculous things every. Today you said primary was boring...and I asked you what boring meant and you said it meant things you didn't want to do! Ha! You are clever and always are up for fun. The other day you were in the bathroom and I asked if you were every going to obey the rules, and you told me no, that you were allergic to obeying rules and then you laughed and said isn't that so funny?! Oh boy you are just the craziest 3 1/2 year old I know! Here is what's up with you...

  • Love going to joy school 2 times a week 
  • Obsessed with the color green...everything has to be green 
  • Still has a paci and bottle :/ 
  • loves to play until you are over it then destroy whatever you were playing with 
  • In the bad transition of nap phase, still need one but fights it unless you fall asleep in the car then we all jump for joy!
  • Loves to escape the house with scout, adventures over to neighbors yards 
  • Likes doing magic tricks
  • Goes into great drapers room and turns all his lights on and off
  • Is a good eater...especially cold hot dogs and chips and cheese 
  • Likes to color on things :) 
  • potty trained!
  • Loves bubble baths 
  • Usually your arms or legs are covered with pen or a stamp
  • Loves to get his hands copied in the photo copier 
  • Has to be watched like a hawk, will wonder off in 1 second if allowed! 
  • Has no stranger danger, we are working on that! 
  • Loves his green blankie...takes it everywhere 
  • Became a great little swimmer over the summer. Loves the hot tub! 
  • Loves Max and Scout 
  • Loves animals, especially dogs...always asking for one.
  • Loves going to the park and cruising around on his trike. 
  • Loves hanging out with grandma doing play dough 
  • Asks for the ipad when he is tired
  • Wakes up a lot in the night asking for someone to lay by him
  • Great vocabulary and memory! 
Oh Noah we love you lots! You make me exhausted and I hope as you turn 4 your constant need to bolt or get lost will lessen but your funny joyful personality will stay the same. We are working on being more obedient and listening the first time around. You try to be very helpful and you have a great passion for just about everything. You love to be tickled, and tackled and kissed and you have a great laugh! We love you so much!! 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Currently with Max...

(Transitional Kindergarden  2015)

Max is almost 5 1/2 and he is so awesome and I just love him more and more! He is a great big brother, and really cares about his siblings. He is kind, and shy at times and still particular but he has really grown into his own little personality. He tries his hardest to obey and does a really great job at following rules and is a good example. Here are some more awesome things about him currently....

  • Still LOVES legos! 
  • Loves star wars and talks and acts it out continually 
  • Has about 5 lightsabers :) 
  • Can dress himself and always wears what I pick out! 
  • Loves playing outside and exploring the rocks usually acting out star wars 
  • Loves school and his friends
  • Can read really well and practices 20 minutes a day 
  • Is getting better at writing and cutting! 
  • Starting to really draw different things and color 
  • Has a great vocabulary and imagination 
  • His memory is amazing..I can tell him something from years ago and he will bring it up. 
  • Spending time with his cousins is his favorite 
  • Loves to walk and scooter to the park 
  • Likes soccer, isn't really good but never complains 
  • Knows most of the primary songs and sings them continually
  • Loves listening to scripture stories and tells me all about them 
  • Continually talks about star wars, legos, his friends, and things he learns at church 
  • Is helpful, grabs me a diaper, tells me is Scout is naughty, ect. 
  • Still loves blue and into changing into different costumes often. 
  • Loves pizza, root beer floats, carrots, yogurt, toast and grilled cheese 
  • Super creative with anything he plays with has a great imagination and tell storying 
  • Still hugs and kisses me when he goes off to school 
We love Max so much! It is sad to see him grow up, but it is also awesome how independent and funny he is getting. He is joyful, and innocent and wants to do his best and I love all his little things that make him tick. I am still blown away by his memory and I am amazed at how well he is really catching on with reading and writing which had been a struggle for him. He is still really incentive driven which is great and he loves to meet those goals and get his prizes. He treats Noah and Scout really well and is excited for the new baby. We love having him in our family and are excited to see how amazing he becomes! Love you Max!! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Photos 2015

We had family pictures done a few weeks back and it is so fun to see the kids grow. I wasn't super thrilled with taking pictures 20 weeks pregnant because I look chubby not very pregnant but not myself. BUT this is me growing another human during this moment in time so I don't want to make that a reason why we don't take pictures so I suck it up and I am happy we did. I know we will be getting a new family member soon but I figure we will just take more when she arrives because I think having photos of your family good or bad (hopefully some good) are priceless. It is amazing to see how much they all have grown in just one short year. The boys were a bit hyper and Scout is going through the phase of not wanting to sit still or stand for 2 seconds but we did manage to get a few shots! It was also a hot 90 degrees in the evening when we were taking these so called "fall" shots. After we treated the kids to in-n-out and were happy to be done till next time! I love my family. 



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Feeling Overwhelmed...

This week has been a DOOZY! I don't know, well I am sure actually that is had something to do with my short temper and pregnancy hormones, but if I could not relive another week like this for awhile that would be great!

Noah has been on rampage...I am feeling defeated. After all the months of working with him, time outs, spanking, talking, lessons of behaving and obeying I thought and could see that he had made some progress. He was listening better, obeying quicker, and less wild...wasn't breaking out of the house or bolting at any chance that came his way. Well these last few weeks he has really digressed. He has been found 2 times in my dads car playing after me franticly searching the house for him, unlatched the backyard gate numerous times and found across the street...and the cherry on top is unlocking the front door and letting himself and scout out and me finding them 5 houses down the street. He has woken her up from naps and dumped more things out in the kitchen then I can count. He has made me cry a lot

The other day at the park he decided to ride his trike to the other park even after I told him no. I was loading kids into the car and he drove away I kept yelling for him and I could see his little head nodding back and forth saying "No" as he drove away. I ran after him and got pretty mad. He later in the car through screaming tears told me that "the bad jesus told him to do it, and that the good jesus told him not to in his heart, but he wanted to listen to the bad jesus, and he wasn't going to be in our family anymore." Max promptly told him there was only good jesus not bad and that he didn't know what he was talking about. I almost died. What do you say to that?!

He has been sleeping awful, bed hoping for the last month or so, I thought it was a phase but now I am not sure. His naps are spastic but if not taken he looses all common sense (whatever he has) at 5pm and wants to go to sleep. If he can get into it he will and if he knows it was naughty he says he will never do it again, even though he will.

Every night when I lay by him to go to sleep I watch his big brown eyes grow heavy and his sweet little snores I say a prayer that we can make it through another day, and that he was kept alive for another day and that I hope he knows how much he is loved even though we are experiencing some growing pains in our relationship right now.

He is so funny and loving and playful and he obviously says the most precocious things and I am sure that he is made that way to balance out the naughty and the impulsive side of him that I am so desperate to tame. Today I couldn't find him after cleaning the kitchen, I went upstairs and he was asleep on his bed...peaceful and I have to remind myself what a baby his still is, and that I am so glad he is in our family...even though he threatens to leave it often.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's A GIRL!!

We found out today that our sweet newest addition is a baby girl! Now this entire pregnancy I have been torn with the fact that I so badly wanted another girl. First I wanted Scout to have a sister something I have never had, and Second I don't know if I could at this point in my motherhood do another boy...maybe down the line but Noah is still a terror and I just wasn't sure I was up for more dirtiness everywhere and sword fighting.

Going into the ultrasound I was nervous, I have had this feeling every pregnancy but especially this one that maybe the baby wasn't healthy...maybe it is the nurse in me or my miscarriage experience that has made me extra sensitive but lets just say my heart was racing. I brought Scout girl along and drop the boys off at their cousins to play. Larry met me and we went in. I didn't even look at the screen the entire time, I was that nervous. The tech who we have seen numerous times over the last 2 years said everything looked amazing and beautiful. Baby was measuring small (which is right on with my other 3 pregnancies) and that she knew it was normal for me. Then I saw the sweetest little profile face and declared it looked like a boy! haha she laughed and said NOPE it is a girl!!

I could have cried! I felt like a pray had been answered and I was so happy for Scout to be getting a sister. Larry seemed pretty happy too and was glad like me that the baby got a clean bill of health. Really is is SUCH a miracle to have healthy children, so many awful sad things can go wrong I mean I know every detail down to the DNA, that was part of my major in college so I know what a miracle it is. And each time it becomes more apparently and we are always so grateful. I love this baby so much all ready. Max was really excited because he said he knew it was a girl, and Noah and Scout really don't have a clue. I thought that Noah might get it but he doesn't remember me pregnant with scout and he will be still 3 when this little girl comes almost 4 so he'll get it when she arrives!

We are really excited and can't wait to meet her. The name game begins because we didn't have any ideas in mind. With the other 3 we kinda knew right away so she will have to be thought about for awhile. Can't wait to meet you baby girl!!