Friday, December 20, 2013

First Virus

We were hit by the first virus of the season. We are pretty sure the kids picked it up when we went to the eye doctor. Josiah started with the first symptoms. From there it spread like wild fire. Juliet and Jameson have been hit the hardest. Jada has a nasty cough. It gets worse whenever she lays down. Juliet can't seem to get over the runny nose. Jameson is having a horrible time sleeping. He can't get comfortable and he is having a hard time nursing because his nose is so stuffy.  It has made for some long nights. I am hoping everybody feels better soon. Justin and I have managed to avoid it so far.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jada versus The Chalazion

About two months ago we noticed a red bump on Jada's eyelid. We figured it was a stye and would clear up in a few days with the use of a warm compresses. Two weeks went by and it began to look worse. Our doctor looked at it and said that it looked like a chalazion and that we should have it looked at by an eye doctor.
We were finally able to get her into the eye doctor yesterday. We had to make the appointment in the city three hours away.  So we all woke up bright and early Friday morning, got the kids ready and headed off to the city. It was an uneventful trip getting there. The kids are accustomed to riding in the car for long periods of time, because we live so far away from every thing.  We do have one child that hates riding in the car, but she did very well this trip. They all did well. 
As soon as we got into town, we had to stop by a store to drop off our old dishwasher. While there, Auntie Seana met us to drop off some adorable clothes she bought for the kids. The kids where thrilled to see her.  Next stop was the eye doctor. It was our first time at this particular eye doctor, and it turned out to be a very pleasant experience. They were very kid friendly. Justin went in with Jada while I stayed out with the rest of the kids. The eye doctor confirmed it was a chalazion and said it looked like it was on its way out and was very optimistic that the antibiotic ointment would clear it up. We have an appointment in a month to make sure it clears up. 
We finished up our long day trip by going to a new store in town and then grocery shopping. All the kids fell asleep on the way home. We retured home at about 8:00, and the three oldest kids went right to sleep. Jameson, on the other hand, was wide awake bouncing off the walls for the next two hours. He was hilarious. 
This morning I was looking at Jada's eye and noticed another stye or chalazion forming.

This is about two weeks after it appeared.

This is the inside of her eye lid at about two weeks after the chalazion appeared.

This is almost two months later. You can't see it on the inside of her eye lid anymore, however if you look towards the inside corner of her eye you can see another one developing.

Night Time Cloth Diapers

I have found that by using a microfiber insert combined with a hemp insert to be a great night time go to diaper. I stuff a BG 4.0 with both inserts making sure the micro insert is on top of the hemp insert. The reason for this is that the micro fiber absorbs more quickly than hemp, but hemp can hold quite a bit of liquid. Using a hemp inserts really cuts down on the bulkyness. I have also used the organic flip insert, which works nicely also.
BumGenius 4.0.      Micro fiber insert.      Baby Kicks Hemparoo Joey Bunz.

Bum Genius 4.0.     Flip Organic Insert.

When I just had cloth diaper covers and no hemp inserts I used a flip cover with two stay dry inserts. That worked well too.
Flip diaper cover.      Flip Stay Dry inserts.

If you are a hard core cloth diaper person you might want to stop reading now. I am going to tell you what I use at night now that I have been doing this for a few years. Ready? I slap a disposable on them. (gasp) The horror! That's right, I said it!
Honestly, I was tired of the occasional leaks and trying to remove the strong ammonia smell from the overnight diapers. It really was a relief when I started doing this. Please don't feel guilty if you feel you have to do this too. If you decide you love cloth diapering at night, that is wonderful too.
Hope this helps.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Helping Dad!

They all wanted to help Dad with wood, even though it was really cold out.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Time Travel?

                                       Auntie  Seana                                   Juliet

                                         Jenny (Mama)                                 Jada

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jada versus The Cat

We heard screaming at five in the morning. Upon further investigation we found out Jada was "playing" with the cat. How? She put the poor thing on top of her head. Obviously it freaked out.


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