Saturday, October 27, 2007

Life With Two...

is CRAZY!!! Last week I took Little Bo Peep to the doctor because she has been on breathing treatments for a few weeks and she was getting worse. Her allergist put her on three additional medications for her asthma. One of the medications was a steroid. When my sister was younger she was put on steroids several times so I knew what to expect from a child on steroids. They are just not themselves and it affect every aspect of their little life. Fortunately she was on a small dosage so I knew it shouldn't be too bad, but it was still steroids. The first day and a half she was on them weren't too bad, I didn't notice much of a difference. The third day was a different story. I started noticing she was more crabby and more aggressive. Then she went to my parents while B and I were working in the kitchen. She hit their dog a few times (she has only done this two other times and once I'm not sure she knew what she was doing); she tried to pinch my mom and while she was in time-out for that she continued to try and pinch her; then she hit the TV! So I knew it had really kicked in at that point. The hard part about it was she would be fine and then just lose it instantly. The first few days after the doctor she was having five breathing treatments a day with two different medications, the steroids and one other medication (that we found out later makes her constipated which is a whole other problem!). I felt like I was either giving medicine or breast feeding all day long. By Monday she was only on one breathing treatment twice a day and the other oral medication twice a day. We have to continue these two medications til mid November and then go back to the allergist for a check up. At that point they will most likely put her on children's Singular (Singular is the only allergy/asthma medication that I take and it works great!) and she will probably be kept on the breathing treatment once a day since it is a preventative medication.

All of this was going on while B and I were working our butts off trying to "finish" the kitchen. I put quotes there because it isn't finished but it is functioning! We have the cabinets done and filled (well the big fridge cabinet still needs to be faced, but my dad is coming over today to help with that), our sink and dishwasher are both hooked up and being used and we have been using our kitchen since Wednesday like normal people. There is still paint touch up to do, the floor molding and crown molding still need to be put in, and I still need to install the under cabinet lighting. But from my point of view the kitchen is "finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

There is Little Bo Peep's kitchen now in it's right place! I'm working on a 2'x3' college poster of our family to go above.

Can you see the unfinished cabinet? It won't be unfinished later today!

For months we have been planning on dedicating Goldilocks. B's parents came in from out of town for this and we were excited to make this promise to Goldilocks. Dedicating your baby is really just a way for you to stand before your church family to say that you are going to raise your child the way God would have you raise him or her. And in turn the church is there to support you in the great task. It was so nice to have my friend Becca oversee the dedication. She is the Children's Ministry director at our church and one of my closest friends. When we dedicated Little Bo Peep she was dedicating her daughter the same day so she didn't oversee the dedication. So that time we got to share in the experience together and this time she was still a part of everything. It is such a blessing to have a friend who can pray over your children and know she will be there later to pray for us and support us while we raise our children. And we can do the same for her and her family. At our church when parents dedicate their children the parents are asked to write and then read a prayer for their child. So my sister was able to record our prayer for Goldilocks.

Last night my parents took Little Bo Peep to their church's harvest party and she got to dress up as a butterfly!

This weekend is the first weekend in months we won't be working in the kitchen (other than the few minutes to face that last cabinet) we are so looking forward to relaxing as a family and enjoying the crisp fall weather!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

1 comment:

  1. wow. busy, busy. the kitchen looks really nice. :) sorry about your baby girl not feeling so great, that's heartbreaking. hope you are well :)


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