Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I cannot believe Miss Hannah is already two months old! She is smiling, cooing, talking loudly when she wants...she is so much fun and such a happy baby. I already cannot imagine our lives before her and am so thankful for the blessing she is in our family.
As I said below, she is 9 pounds, 7 ounces and 22 1/2" long at two months old. She is still very petite. We are looking forward to her dedication next week!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Aidan started screaming of ear pain around 5 on Sunday also. We tried the drops we had left over...that didn't help. Tried Tylenol. Nothing. Tried more drops. Still nothing. After four rounds of drops, waiting one and a half hours for the Tylenol to start working, and him howling in pain, I finally took him to the ER. He had a really bad ear infection in his left ear...the ear the tube fell out of.
Monday, Ethan woke up with the green gunk in his eyes. Great, just great. I knew what was coming.
Tuesday, I woke up with very itchy eyes, but I think it's just sympathy pains. Nathanial woke up a little later and he had the green ickies. By now, they also all have nasty noses to go along with everything else. So I called and canceled the flu shots they had scheduled for today.
Today we woke up and Ethan's ears had crusties on them - which only meant one thing...they were draining ickies. Means the tubes are working, but also means he has an infection. So I called the doctor again and asked if he should be seen. I was told to bring him along with Hannah, Austin, and I when we came in.
Poor Ethan has a double ear infection, eye infection, and something in his lungs. So the poor little fella is now on ear drops, eye drops, and an antibiotic. Thankfully, I know that Dr. B is as against antibiotics as I am, so I am comfortable knowing he does in fact need them. The eye drops everyone gets to use and I was given instructions to bring them all in if they weren't any better, soon.
Hannah had her two month appointment. She did very well. She weighed in at 9 lbs, 7 oz (8th percentile) and was 22 1/2 inches (25th percentile) long with a head circumference of 15 1/4" (30th percentile). She's following her curve and growing well, so no problems there. I got the calcium lecture. I have been trying to take it, honestly I have, but it gets difficult to remember. I guess now I'll just take it with every meal. In the long run, nursing should actually help my bone density, but in the short term it does a number on my bones. I made the mistake of having a bone density test done while Aidan was nursing. I'll just be safe and take the calcium supplements this time.
Hannah is also doing great developmentally with no problems whatsoever. Ethan was enthralled with her shots. Poor little guy doesn't know his turn is next.
Speaking of little miss, the calm has worn off, the storm has now set in and I must go search for the Tylenol...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This year, he is making lots of friends, he's on task, he's involved all the time and shares with others, he is able to complete all tasks, he's just doing great. I am so thankful we decided not to send him to kindergarten. Socially, he really wasn't ready. This is giving him that extra boost he needed.
It's such a relief to know he's doing well...one less thing to worry about in the course of a day!
Aidan learned a "Fat Turkey" song and it is hilarious, but for some reason, blogger is not uploading videos. I've reported it and it says they are "aware" of the problem. Until they fix it, you can see his "Fat Turkey" and another video here. It's hilarious!
While you're at it, here's a video of Nathanial dancing - they love Go Fish. While Nathanial was dancing, Ethan was up to no good coloring in a book. I probably should have taken it away, but instead I videotaped it! Noah was holding and kissing Hannah, while watching and doing a little jig to the Go Fish Guys.
Hopefully, Blogger will figure out their videos soon, so I can get them on here!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
There are a couple new posts under this one...
The boys love to paint and color right now, so we've been doing quite a bit of it. I have had a craft cabinet in the front closet for many years and we keep it stocked with art supplies and odds and ends. I don't even know what all is in it, honestly. Apparently, they have been paying closer attention to where I get the crayons than they let on.
When I was halfway through making lunch, Nathanial came into me with his hands full of what looked like super glue. I would have thought it was super glue, except he handed me a bottle of Super Fabric Textile Adhesive - Platinum Bond. Might as well have been super glue. I completely forgot we even owned it...it was left over from Austin's scouting days. I don't sew and if you've ever had a Cub and/or Boy Scout, you know there is a lot of sewing involved with all the patches. The first year, I let my mom do it. After that, I discovered this stuff and loved it. A little goes a long way, too. We had a huge tube of it.
We were running late, so I tried to wash Nathanial's hands, to no avail. I figured it would eventually wear off. (I was correct by the way...with enough washing and time, it does go away.) The boys all sat down to eat thier lunch and the school rush started. We ran around getting everyone in shoes, coats, hats, getting Aidan's bookbag, Aidan finding his sharing time item; the usual school things. Then Hannah got buckled in her carseat and the car rush started - everyone in car seats, getting buckled, making sure they have a toy if they brought one. All this for a three minute ride.
We got home, and as per our ritual, the boys headed directly up the stairs to bed as soon as coats, hats, and shoes were removed. Hannah was still sleeping peacefully in her car seat, so I ate lunch at an unhurried pace for a change. Then Hannah got up. That's when I saw it....her hair was sticking straight up on end. With clear, super glue looking stuff in it. I about screamed. I was horrified that my baby who actually has some hair may now lose it all. Because Nathanial didn't keep his hands to himself. Which was odd, because he usually doesn't really care about her if she isn't on me.
I really thought I was going to have to cut it, but I was determined not to. I shot up a quick prayer, and prayed the entire time I washed her hair. After a whole lot of baby shampoo, and rubbing, it actually came out. Whew! I was not happy with the thought that it might not. Nathanial was saved.
Then I got them up from their naps and noticed Noah's hair was similarly styled...and his face had an odd, shiny look to it. That is when I knew it was not Nathanial at all who had "loved" Hannah's hair with glue, but Noah.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I am deeply saddened by the election results turned out last Tuesday. It isn't because of "who" was elected, but rather "what" was elected. When we go to the polls, we are using a very strong voice on where we stand on certain issues. That is what makes America great. When people choose not to exercise that voice, it is saddening. Unfortunately, some people did not vote because they felt they didn't like "either" candidate or that they were voting for "the lesser of two evils" or any number of excuses. Did you know there were not just two candidates...there were seven. Seven! Is there really an excuse when there are that many people to choose from?? I don't think so. Research people and find one you like - and vote. When you don't vote, then you aren't being heard. If everyone who didn't vote because they didn't like either Obama or McCain, then why didn't they choose someone else? If they had, it may not be Obama nor McCain in office...it could be someone from the other parties.
Who are these people, you may ask? Ralph Nader (Independent), as always. I swear he will run as long as he has breath...and everyone has heard of Ralph Nader. The rest were Cynthia McKinney (Green), a black woman (best of both worlds, some would say); Chuck Baldwin (Constitution); Bob Barr (Libertarian); and Brain Moore (Socialist).
Friday, November 7, 2008
This is what happens when it goes from 78 degrees to 32 in three days:
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to VOTE NOW!! Every vote counts - don't waste yours!
Vote MCCAIN-PALIN now!
Seriously, no matter what your vote - please remember to vote today (but if it's for the O-man, then just stay home - I'm kidding...or am I?!).
This message paid for by Mommy and approved by Hannah Grace Calonder.
OK, so I thought I would have some fun today - lighten things up a bit. But seriously, do you see how happy the whole political process makes her? Her first smile caught on camera - all for John McCain/Sarah Palin and voting! Brings a tear to her mama's eye, that's for sure! Start 'em young, that's what I say. We did already vote this morning and the boys loved it. They each got stickers, which the triplets tried to eat, and lots of attention. Make sure to make time in your day to vote!