Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Maybe a breakthrough!

So, last night while at Scouts/AHG, Kiersten was laying on the floor sucking her thumb. This lady, that I have never seen before, commented on her doing that and somehow we ended up talking about all that Kiersten has gone through and the fact that she is waiting to be seen for speech and on the waiting list for Occupational Therapy! Jenn, the lady that taught Justice in the God and Me class this summer, came up to me and asked about her and then told me that if they can get another spot at the place that she works then Kiersten has the spot and can be seen there! Please be praying that this works out. I looked up the place online and it looks great and I think because she already knows Jenn it would really work! I am also thinking about moving her speech there if this other place doesn't work! I am just so excited to think that maybe she can get in sooner.

This coming weekend Jon and the boys are going camping with the scouts. Michael will be with the boy scouts at one of the camps and Justice will be with Jon at Camp Durant! They are all very excited about this! This will be the first time that we are not going as a family so that will be different. The girls and I are going to have a fun time at home and will spend it watching girl movies and doing girly things! Should be fun for us!

Other than that nothing else is really new! We are on our last week of our three week break! Gotta get the report cards done this week and then take the kids to Krispy Kreme to get their free donuts! They keep bugging about that!

Oh yeah-Jon and I had an amazing time at Myrtle Beach! It was so nice to just spend all that time together, just the two of us. We are going out tomorrow night for his birthday and have decided that we are going to take one night a week to just spend doing things together and at least once a month going out without the kids!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wow-I can't get over how long it has been!

So, I got on this morning and thought about my blog! I can't believe it was last November when I posted anything! How crazy is that? Needless to say lots have happened since then! Jon deployed last January to Iraq and returned safely home! Of course he will be deploying again soon which I am not looking forward to! He went to the E6 board and passed so hopefully he will be promoted to SSG very soon!

Michael is now 11 years old! I am not sure where the time goes! He is in 6th grade and is such a wonderful, caring boy! He is loving Boy Scouts still and really likes the campouts! He just went to his 11 year check up and is 4ft 5 1/2 inches tall and 63.8lbs which is only 10% for both and he is not very happy with that! I am sure that he will grow very soon!

Adrianna is doing ok! She is now 9 years old and in 4th grade! She just started a new medication last night to try to help her with her anger that goes along with her aspergers! She is really wanting to get that under control and I am so proud of her for how far she has come! She has a new friend that moved in next door and spends lots of time with her! She is also doing great at school except for Spelling which she has always struggled with! She is now an Explorer in American Heritage Girls and loves being involved in that!

Justice-wow-that boy tires me out on a daily basis! We have FINALLY got him enrolled in Gymnastics! He is really enjoying that and goes on Wednesday afternoons! He does an amazing job with it and it helps get some of that never ending energy out! He is such a smart little boy and is doing 3rd grade work in the 2nd grade and is 7 years old! He has such a love for God and enjoys just sitting and reading the Bible at night and still telling everyone that he meets that God loves them! I love this boy!

Kayleigh-my little mini-me! That girl is sooo sweet! She just turned 4 years old and is doing pre-school! Just today she came crying because she wanted to do school and we are on a three week break! We went to her check up and she is 39 inches (48%) and 35lbs (55%). We are taking her to audiology to have her hearing checked! I thought maybe that she had wax blocking her hearing but the doctor said everything is clear in her ears so we need to check and make sure there is not a problem! I am just hoping for selective hearing but we will see on October 28th when she goes in!

Kiersten still amazes me every day! She has come a LONG way from that little baby that was so sick and had to have heart surgery 4 years ago! The girl is 42 inches (92% and three inches taller than her 1 minute older twin) and 35.2lbs (60%). She is also liking school but has more struggles than Kayleigh! We are on a 3-6 month waiting list for her to get in and see developmental peds for her fine motor skills! I have suspected that she has had a problem with this for awhile but when we had to test her for what she should be doing at this age she totally failed the fine motor skills part! I hate having to wait this long but I guess the waiting list off post is 8 months so we will just pray for an earlier time! She is also being referred to speech to check some different things she has trouble with there! Dispite all that she has made great strides and it has been almost 2 years since her last seizure so we are hoping that she has outgrown them!

I have been doing pretty good! Always tired with all the things that we have had going on all the time! We just keep moving and going and at night I am ready for bed! Jon and I are going to Myrtle Beach this weekend for a marriage retreat! Shari and Eric are keeping the kids for us so it will be a nice relaxing, FREE trip paid for by the military! It is like the honeymoon that we never had! I feel so blessed to have the family that I do and enjoy every minute we get to spend together!

Ok-so that is the update that was very long in coming! I am really hoping to be keep up with this more and sorry it has been so long!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

An update

So the appointments this week all went great! Kayleigh will have to be rechecked when she is 5 years old. If she still has the hernia at that time then she will have to have surgery at that point but I am praying that it will be gone by then. Adrianna's appointment went well and she is now in a long armed cast. In two weeks she will then be put in a short armed cast and then hopefully no more casts! She is doing well with it but does hurt quit a bit. They also think she damaged the sensitivity nerve in her thumb. She is having trouble feeling things with it. She can move it alright but it feels numb and tingly. From where the numbness starts the doctor said that it will probably be about 20 months for it to be back to normal! Kierstens appointment also went well! I was so happy when the doctor said that everything was exactly the same as last year-except for the murmur. He did say that the murmur is an innocent murmur and it is probably coming from the place where her three main artieries come together! Needless to say it is not a problem and that is all that I wanted to hear. It is amazing to see the pictures of her heart now. You can barely tell where her patch is-the tissues are growing over it the way it is supposed to and it is so amazing to me! Thanks everyone for all the prayers. Now I am off today-going to Shari and Erics and then us girls are headed to the beach while the guys watch all the kids! Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Enjoying the weekend

So I am sitting here relaxing on the couch enjoying the weekend. Well, relaxing might not be the right word since my mind is going a mile a minute. Yesterday Shari and the boys came out and we went to a jewelry party. She also had one today to do so that was good. I just pray that the parties keep coming so her and Eric can go through the adoption process quickly! I can't wait till they bring my new neice home! Anyone that doesn't know my sister in law and her husband have two boys and would really love to adopt a little girl. They are so excited about this adventure and I just want the process to go so quickly for them so they can have a beautiful little girl to spoil soon! She is doing Premier Designs Jewelry Parties to raise money for the adoption and anyone that might be interested that live around NC let me know and she would love to do a show for you-or maybe a catalog party???

I have been doing nothing but constantly thinking about all the appointments that we have this week. Kayleigh goes to the surgion on Monday for her hernia. For some reason she is excited about going to the doctor! She keeps telling everyone that she is going to the doctor on Monday! Adrianna has her Ortho appointment on Tuesday to get her hard cast on. I am anxious to see what design she picks for her cast-it should be interesting. She thought she was all sold on the hot pink until she seen all the options they had when we were leaving last week. Then, to update, I was able to get Keirsten's cardiologist appointment moved up to Wednesday. Makes for a busy week but it is almost a week and a half less of a wait to know what is going on with her! The last two days she has been running her famous fevers for no reason. Makes me nervous everytime she does this. So far we have been keeping them down though with the Motrin and Tylenol so that is good and I went out and bought one of those ear thermometers so I feel more confident on it actually working. Thanks for all the prayers everyone has been saying for our family! This is the week we have been waiting for. I will update on here as I get the answers so I guess the next update will probably be Monday!

Have a great night everyone!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wow-I am tired!

Getting up at 5am yesterday morning and 4:30am this morning is taking a toll on me! I have been so warn out today! The good news is I have a nice new bed to go upstairs and lay on when it comes to bed time! My room looks so beautiful! The only thing it needs now is new bedding! At the moment though I am relaxing on my beautiful, comfy couch! I love that the seat I am sitting in reclines! I am so comfortable! Just not sure what I am going to do when it comes time to put up the Chrismas tree because my living room now seems so small with all this furniture in it!

I finally got a call back from the Peds office today. The referral for Kiersten is in and we are just waiting for Tricare to approve it. As soon as it gets approved then I can call the cardiologist and see if we can get her in sooner then the 20th. By the time Tricare approves it though I am wondering if it will even be worth it to switch the date!

The kids, I think, are just as excited about the new furniture. They, however, do not like the new rules for the furniture and what they can and can't do with it-like touch the couch right after eating a pizza pocket without washing their hands! I just don't want any stains on my new furniture!

OK-so I don't think anything else is new. I did pull my muscle in the bottom of my back again last night while moving all the furniture but I think all this new comfy stuff might just help-lol!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


YAY! So Jon finally got his bonus that we have been expecting for weeks! I have never seen that amount of money in our bank account before. After we found out Jon took us to the furniture store across the street to look at some stuff that he had picked out and wanted to get. So we bought a beautiful new couch that has a hide-a-bed in it which will be great when we have company over. I have always wanted one of them and the couch has room for 7 people on it-it is just perfect. I just hope that we can fit it in this living room! We also got a new bedroom set. I LOVE it! It includes a queen size sleigh bed, two night stands with drawers, a beautiful chest of drawers with a mirror and then a chest that the tv can go in and that also has drawers. I feel like I can now have a place to put my clothes since at the moment they are in plastic containers in my closet!

Now here is the big job I have to do. We have to get all the stuff moved to the garage that we are getting rid of by tonight since tomorrow morning Adrianna has her therapy and they will be delivering the furniture after noon tomorrow! I am so excited about it because Shari and the boys will be here this weekend and she will have a new comfy place to sleep!

So also with this bonus, we are paying off all our bills! It will be so nice to be debt free again! I love the idea of taking three bills off the month! That is some more money that we can save in the end! Then after that Jon wants us to get new clothes and he is planning on buying some things! I think the money will be gone very quickly but it will be nice to have things that we need and also be able to take our trip to Michigan for Christmas! This trip is important to us so Jon can see his family before he deploys!

Please keep praying for the girls! Adrianna's arm is doing great-well for a broken arm. She goes in next Tuesday and gets the hard cast put on. We are just praying that it continues to heal well. Kayleigh goes to the surgion on Monday and we are trying to get Kiersten in to the cardiologist earlier than the 20th. I have to get her a new referral-I guess here you have to do it every year. Once the new referral is in then they will try to get her in sooner! I will let everyone know when/if it will be before the 20th!

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hey guys! Those of you on facebook may have read this already but I wanted to add it on here for those without facebook! I kind of feel like we are really being tested right now. I just keep telling myself that God doesn't give us more than we can handle so here it all goes.

Thursday, two hours before I was supposed to pick up Jon, Adrianna fell off the monkey bars on our swingset and broke her arm. Instead of heading to base to get Jon he had to be taken to the hospital by his 1st Sgt. to see us there---Welcome Home Jon! She had a scheduled appointment to see the Ortho guy on Thursday next week but for some reason they called yesterday and said after another guy looked at the xrays they want her to come in Monday. Not sure at all what this means but she did break her arm in two places. Please pray that all is ok and she will heal quickly.

Took Michael, Kayleigh and Kiersten in to the doctors yesterday for their 10yr and 3yr check ups. Good news first---Michael is 10% in height and weight (not sure he thinks that is good news though), Kayleigh is 50% in height (no longer worried about her height) and 75% in weight, and Kiersten is 75% in weight and off the chart in height---now I know why I thought Kayleigh was too short for her age!

Now on to the other news. Kayleigh has to go to a surgeon on Nov. 9th for the hernia that she has in her belly button. They just want to make sure it is going to close up on it's own and is a little worried that she is 3 and it hasn't plus I guess she felt something-I don't know-needless to say she has to go to be checked.

Kiersten is the one I am really worried about. When I took her in to the cardiologist last year they said she had a small leak in her heart but not to worry because even some people that have normal hearts have leaks there. Well, today at her check up with her pediatrician she heard a murmur. She said it was a small one and I shouldn't worry too much until I see the cardiologist again, which isn't until the 20th of Nov. Needless to say it feels like I have forever to worry! Please just pray for all of this. I told Jon that as sudden as it seems that the doctor is hearing this it can go away that quickly if God wants it too but I am still very scared! I won't have any updates on any of this until the dates that I mentioned for each. Jody-I don't know how you do it with having more than one girl go through this stuff-I am going crazy with just one of them!