Sunday, August 31, 2014

15 Week Update

I'm a little late with this update considering I will be 16 weeks on Tuesday. The Friday before last Jada came down with a fever.  We had a hard time keeping the fever down. We never could get it to break, even switching between ibuprofen and Tylenol.  She also developed a sore throat, a headache, and lack of appetite. There were no other cold symptoms. I took her in to see the Dr. that next Tuesday. Her glands were swollen and she had white on her tonsils. He did a strep test, and it came out negative. So we went home with the diagnosis of Viral Pharyngitis. Her fever didn't break until that Friday, at which point she still couldn't eat much, because now her throat, mouth and gums hurt. Her gums were super swollen, she had bad breath, and when I looked, she had sores in her mouth.  All the symptoms pointed towards a first cold sore. That would make sense as to why the fever lasted so long. I think part of the fever was from the pharyngitis, and part of it was from the cold sore. First cold sores are really painful for the child, it's not like a sore one would get on their lip. It affects the entire mouth and can cause high grade fevers. :( Today the swelling in her gums have gone down quite a bit, and the sores in her mouth are looking better. It's still painful for her to eat certain foods, but it's getting better. Poor girl. Nobody else is showing any symptoms like Jada had. 

On Friday I had a prenatal appointment and ultrasound. Everything looks good and the sub chorionic hemorrhage is completely gone. This whole first part of the pregnancy I really felt like I was carrying a girl (I think maybe it was wishful thinking, only because girls are easier for me to deliver). The technition was able to tell right away that we are having a boy! The girls are now outnumbered! Poor Jada was really looking forward to a girl. She took it well though. We were planning on naming him Jackson Lee, but we heard that a lot of people are naming their boys Jackson. So we may change the first name to something else. This little guy is going to fit in just perfectly. We are all super excited!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Brother's Love

Last night at dinner Jada was acting really sick.  I took her temperature, and sure enough she had a fever. I told her to go lay down on the couch and that I would be there in a second. I went to her room to get her blanket and out comes Josiah with her blanket and pillow. He also got her stuffed animals and water. Then he sat down next to her to read her a story. :) It was so thoughtful and sweet.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

14 Week Pregnancy Update

When this picture was taken I was just starting to suspect I might be pregnant.

I made it to the second trimester! The nausea is much better now. My uterus has grown very quickly with this pregnancy. I actually started to show very early.  For some reason the aches and pains have already started. I'm not sure if it's because this is my fifth pregnancy, or if it's because I'm getting older. I'm hoping a trip to the chiropractor will fix it though. :) At my last prenatal appointment I had an ultrasound done. Everything looked good except for a sub chorionic hemorrhage they found. It measured 3.8 x 2.2 x 3.2 cm. The midwife wasn't worried about it at all, in fact she barely mentioned it. We just need to make sure it has resolved, so I am scheduled for another ultrasound next week.

 I can't express enough how excited Jada is. She really, really wants the baby to be a girl. She is always picking things out for the baby and talking about the baby. She talks about how she will teach the baby things and hold the baby. She is ready for the baby to be here now! 

School is in full swing right now. Josiah is doing well. His best subject is math. We sometimes have meltdowns over reading, so instead of pushing him I decided to go back a few lights units. I'm glad I did. Everything is flowing better now.  I'm hoping to get our schedule posted soon. I would be such a mess with out a schedule. 

Jada does her KII curriculum whenever she asks. After the baby comes I will start working with her everyday on the KII curriculum. 

Juliet and Jameson get to play a lot. They also join us at circle time which is mostly geared towards them anyway. 

We have been gathering lots of vegetables out of the garden to eat at dinner. The other night we picked 17 ears of corn, and let me tell you that was not enough. They LOVE corn! Now I'm wishing I would have planted more. We had a nice summer this year, and right now is my most favorite time of year!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Josiah vs The Loose Tooth

Recently Josiah developed his first loose tooth. We watch as it became more and more wiggly. We were wondering just when it was going to come out. Justin tried to convince Josiah to let him pull it, but Josiah didn't think that was a good idea. While we were outside watching the kids play, Josiah rode his bike over a ramp he built. He crashed upon landing. We saw him sitting there looking at the ground, but he wasn't crying so we decided to give him a minute. I watched as he started scratching around in the dirt. Finally he got up and came over to me. I told him that I though he should take a little break, but he didn't say anything he just stood there. I looked closely and realized he had a little blood in his mouth, and then saw he had his hand extended towrd me with something in it. I realized he had finally lost his tooth! His tooth was all covered in dirt, but he had found it all by himself! When he crashed, his chin hit his handle bar causing his tooth to come out.  We were all very excited for him!

Jada vs The Lizard

Jada loves loves loves little creatures. She has quite the bug collection. She loves catching horned toads! She has been trying all summer to catch a lizard. Those creature are hard to catch! Well she kept at it, and finally caught one. She was so excited, and I was so happy for her! 
You can see the baby lizard here on her shirt.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Juliet Turns Three!

Juliet when she was a baby!

Juliet turned three earlier this month. She such a laid back little girl. Almost always willing to share. She loves loves loves her older sister. They can play happily for hours together. On the other hand, her younger brother is her nemesis. They do not get along at all. It could have something to do with the fact that Jameson loves hearing her scream.  She is such a sweet little girl! I love being her Mama!

The night before we celebrated her birthday we put up some decorations and laid out her presents.
She was so excited the next morning. The next morning we let he open one present. She choose the
one that kept "meowing". That present was by far her most favorite. It was really the only thing she
wanted besides a diego cake. That afternoon we had Grammy and Grampy over for dinner, presents, cake and homemade icecream!

All the kids had a great day!

Birthday decorations the night before her birthday.

Opening presents!

Juliet and the cake Justin and I made for her!

Blowing out the candles!

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