Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our Recent Happenings

A few weeks ago, our computer decided that it wasn't going to work anymore. Because of that, Andrew and I decided to get a new one. We finally got it ordered and it arrived last Friday. It has been so nice to have a computer again.

I have been keeping myself busy the past couple of weeks getting a bunch of my sewing projects done. I have finished the baby bedding (quilt, bumper, crib skirt, diaper hanger, mobile, curtains and wall hangings), made a couple of blankets, etc. I love how everything is turning out and I hope to have the room painted, Deker out of the crib and everything put together in a few weeks. I am excited to see it all put together.

One project that I got done this past weekend was to recover the bouncy seat. When Andrew and I sat down to look at it and decide how to go about it, we decided to make a slip cover for it. So, on Sunday we took bouncy seat from this:
To This:
I really love how it turned out. With all the sewing that I have been doing lately, I am very grateful that my Mom tought me how to sew when I was younger.
The other big news at our house was last weekend, we purchased a swing set for our back yard. Andrew, with the help of our friend Dan, and despite the help/hinderance of Keagan & Deker they got it all put up on Monday. Of course, the first think Keagan wanted to do this morning was go outside and play on it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Flu Bug...Please Be Gone

Wow, what a week/weekend this has been. Hopefully it will start to get better. As you read in my post on Wednesday, Deker cut his chin on Monday. His chin is healing really well. But Thursday afternoon, Deker threw another curve ball at us.

On Thursday afternoon around 4:00, the boys got up from their naps. I brought them downstairs for their afternoon snack, put Deker on a stool at our island and went to the pantry to decide what to have for our snack. I came out of the pantry and Deker started throwing up. He continued to throw-up every 45 minutes to an hour. The last time being around 8:00. We were sitting in Keagan & Deker's room and had just finished reading our books, praying and starting to say goodnight when the last time happened. We decided to go ahead and put him in his bed and hope for the best that night. He slept through the night, woke up the next morning starving and has been fine ever since.

Then Sunday morning, Andrew woke up not feeling very good. He decided to stay home from church which was good because he threw up a lot while we were gone. The last time being around 12:00 and then was just achy the rest of the day.

Sunday night, we put the boys to bed and around 11:30 that night I all of a sudden heard something and somehow (mother's intuition) immediately knew that Keagan was throwing up. I made Andrew come up with me and when I walked into their room, Keagan was standing on his bed in a pool of vomit and Deker was somewhat crying, probably because the noise scared him and we was trying to figure out what was going on. Andrew took Keagan into the bathroom, I picked up Deker to calm him down and then Andrew came in and stripped Keagan's bed. Then I got Deker back into his bed. We then washed up Keagan and put in in clean jammies.

Because two people have been through this already, we were 99% sure there was going to be more. We took Keagan downstairs with us, put him on our bed for a moment while Andrew rinsed out sheets and blankets and then Keagan and Andrew set up camp on our bathroom and bedroom floor. We brought down a bunch of washable blankets put some down on the bathroom floor with Keagan's head right at the door into our room and Andrew set up camp on our bedroom floor with his head right at the door into the bathrooom and a bucket right beside them. They were then, unfortunately, up every hour or so until about 5:00 this morning with Keagan throwing up. (Andrew had me sleep on the couch in the living room.) Keagan woke up seeming to feel better, just tired and hasn't thrown up since.

Needless to say...we are all feeling quite tired today. Keagan took a nice long nap this afternoon (I woke him up after 3 hours) and is now laying on the couch watching a little cartoon. He has been eating a little today and is keeping it down.

Now, Andrew and I are praying, crossing our fingers and "kocking on wood" that I don't get it next. Especially since Andrew goes back to work tomorrow and if I do get it, I will be dealing with that and the little boys all on my own.

I am also hoping that those kids and people that Keagan were around on Sunday don't get this nasty bug. I am also hoping that the rest of this week is better and less crazy than last week.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The best laid plans

When I woke up on Monday morning, I had exciting plans for the day. It went something like this:

Breakfast, get everybody ready for the day. Send Andrew off to paint a little shed at his sister Anna's. Take Keagan to preschool then come home and start making curtains for the nursery. Pick up Keagan from Preschool. Andrew gets home. Have lunch and then Andrew and I were going to finish the curtains and make the diaper stacker for the nursery while the boys napped.

I was pretty excited about having a lot of time to work on my projects. Unfortunately, this is not what happened. The day started out as I had planned but it all changed soon after breakfast. We were all upstairs getting the boys dressed upstairs. I took Deker to the bathroom to do his hair. This is when it all went wayward from there.

When Deker stepped down off the stool, he fell and hit his chin on the little brown stool. When I picked him up, I noticed that the bottom of his chin was bleeding. I grabbed a couple of kleenex and then told Andrew to get me a wet washcloth. After we got Deker calmed down a little bit, Andrew looked at the cut. It was about an 1 - 1 1/2 inches wide and it looked pretty deep. So, Andrew (notice that I am not the one looking that closely at it) decided that we better get it looked at because he might be stitches.

I then start by calling our family doctor to see if they would be able to see him or if we should take him to the ER or a minor emergency place. Thank goodness our Doctors office told us to go ahead and bring him in and they will squeeze him in. So we dropped Keagan off at Preschool early (he is in a co-op preschool where all the mom's take turns teaching) and we headed down to our doctors office.

By the time we left the house, the cut had pretty much stopped bleeding and when the doctor looked at it, he decided that he would put some sterry strips on it with a little glue to hold them in place. He figured this would be much less painful and traumatic than giving him stitches (I was much relieved because I was not looking forward to Andrew and I having to hold him down). So, the doctor put the sterry strips on with a bandaid over it to protect it and sent us on our way.

The next morning when I got Deker up, the bandaid and the sterry strips had already come off. Thank goodness the cut hadn't opened back up. So I made another call to our doctors office and they said to keep it covered with a bandaid and we could even put some small bandaids over it like they did the sterry strips and then another one over that. So I put a bandaid on and then Tuesday night, Andrew put some tape and and bandiad on again. I was very relieved to see the bandaid and the tape we made into sterry strips still on his chin this morning. Now hopefully it will all stay on until Andrew gets home tomorrow afternoon.

Monday night I tried to get a picture of the big bandaid on Deker's chin. Here are two pictures I got. Keagan also wanted his picture taken and it was a pretty cute one, so I thought I would put that picture on as well.