Friday, May 27, 2011

Sick Babies

7 nights ago...some nasty bug found its way into my children's tummies. I don't know where they got it...but I am ready for it to go!

They both started out with nasty diapers ( I will spare you the details :) that I thought was just from moving and getting settled in. Then Kaylon screamed from his room in the middle of the night for me to arrive with him and his entire bed covered in vomit! He hung his head over the toilet SIX more times that night. BUT when he woke up the next morning he was fine. Played hard...even ran a mile with us over the bridge! That night...after he had slept for a few hours, same thing...just less of it. Woke up that morning ready to play! I don't get it! Finally the 3rd night I called the doctor and scheduled an appointment of course for the next day. I was leaning towards reflux since he was fine during the day. Poor baby would tell me "Mommy, my tummy hurts" and "My tummy sad." After trying some Tums, he said his tummy didn't hurt any more and he didn't have any episodes that night. So we cancelled that doctors appointment. BIG MISTAKE!

Kolbie on the other hand, other than going through a case of dirty diapers in a week has been fine. No signs of anything.

All until yesterday. For lack of better words...a hell broke loose at our house. Kolbie had projectile vomit at dinner and Kaylon was up hugging the toilet all night.
Off to the doctor we went. Kolbie was following the same routine as her brother and looked and felt fine by morning. The doctor determined that Kaylon had a stomach bug (duh:)...gastroenteritis is what he named it and warned me to hang in there that he still had a few more days of it left to endure. Of course, there is nothing they can do for a virus but treat the symptoms so we got a prescription for his nausea and diarrhea. Kolbie wasn't showing any signs at the appointment so he instructed to bring her in if she shows any other signs.

As the day went on, Kaylon was his cheery spastic 2 year old self, but Kolbie was clingy and restless and did not eat a bite of food all day long. This child is not my daughter. I had decided I was going to call the doctor today about her, but ...

last night about 5:30 a few red spots showed up on her. Ryan has seen a few on her tummy the night before, but we just brushed it off as some kind of skin irritation or possible flea bites. At 5:3o she had less than 10. By 6 those dots had turned into whelps, so I gave her some Benedryl. By 7 she was covered in them. So of to the Urgent Care Center we go. Immediately upon arriving to the office, her tummy decides to explode out of her diaper...I was so embarrassed, but thankfully we were the only ones there. So, she gets seen and it is determined she has a severe case of gastroenteritis also known as Rotovirus. Thankfully she is in the last stages of it because in most cases if there is a rash it means they are no longer contagious. Apparently the rash looks worse than it really is. (I'll never understand that!) The general consensus was that it usually last 10 days, so for me to stay on top of it because she still has a few days left of it. ( Where have I heard that before?? Oh yeah...just 8 hours ago at the doctors office!!)

Plans for the next 3 to 5 days.
-Stay at home
-Drink LOTS of fluids
-restock on diapers
-discover new indoor activities to keep 2 toddlers busy

oh yes...and Welcome Grammy to MS on Saturday morning with a gas mask!
Pray for us...


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pictures I just have to share!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Our 1st MS visitors

My mom and sisters decided they would come down last weekend and spend a few days with us here in MS. I can't believe we have been here a month already.

Ryan had to work Friday, so we packed up and spent the morning at the beach.

I'll never figure out why, but I guess Kaylon thinks all the sand belongs in the water. He spends the entire time getting the sand and throwing it in the ocean. Then he realized that Aunt Meag, GG and Aunt B didn't want the sand on mission diverted to throwing as much sand on them as possible.

Kolbie only spent a few minutes in the sand before she decided she didn't want to be dirty. So GG got to tote her highness around.

After the beach and a good nap, we decided we would go get our 1st snow cones of the season!

What a mess but OHHHHH so yummy! Daddy met us after work at the SnowBall shop so he could witness the adorable messyness.

Since Mama and the girls were available we jumped on our chance for our 1st date night in over 2 months. So everyone headed home for dinner and a bath while we headed out for dinner and a movie.

Ryan tried to surprise me and take me to Michaels to buy and attachment for my sewing machine that I have been wanting but was totally disappointed when I told him Michaels doesnt carry many sewing supplies...but a very sweet thought, wasn't it!

For dinner I decided we would go to The Fried Green Tomato for a "home" cooked meal and Ryan decided he would sit through a chick flick with me (Something Borrowed...HIGHLY recommended :) Then we finished off the night with a couple of drinks at Ruby Tuesdays.
It was sooo nice to have some time to ourselves minus 2 children for a few hours.


So, I forgot my camera pretty much the rest of the weekend, but Saturday we decided we would treat ourselves to The Buffet at the Beau Rivage and after we ate ourselves sick we ventured out for a 3 mile walk across the Biloxi Bay Bridge.
Saturday night we hung around outside while Ryan prepared us a delicious dinner of Smoked Pork Chops, baked beans, and potato salad. Yum!
In lieu of a birthday cake I opted for a trip to the cupcake shop. Oh la la! Mine was Strawberry limeade, Ryan got Coconut Dream, Meagan enjoyed Sour Cream, Mom got her Prozac, Brittanee picked cookies and cream, and the kids got Old Faithful minis. All I have to say is thank goodness for that walk earlier :)

Sunday morning when everybody was dresses and ready to go except for us, Kaylon sensed something was happening. He kept telling them to "Stay at my house!," but when went outside to wave them bye and it broke his heart. He was pretty pitiful there for about 30 seconds before crisis was diverted by helping me clean out my car! Haha! Silly boy!

It was a great visit and we can't wait for them to come back!

(Sidebar: We have had some geese at the pond in the neighboor hood that have been missing for a little while, while everyone was here visiting they decided to show back up! And look who they brought with them...
BABIES!!! So cute:)

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Mother's Day

My days are filled with constant companionship of 2 tiny blessings made especially for me. I look at them and my heart aches with love. I often wonder what I did with my time before they came along! Whatever it was, it would never measure up to the joy and fulfillment I get from witnessing Kaylon giving his sister hugs and kisses while she is in time out or Kolbie stealing one of Kaylon's favorite toys and hiding it in the toilet. It will never get old accepting the compliments of perfect strangers on how beautiful my children are and how they can bring out a smile and brighten anyones day. Seeing the wheels turning in their heads as they figure something out for the first time is overwhelming joy.

Being a Mom is my proudest accomplishment.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

To the Emergecny Room we go!

Daddy had just fired up the grill and we were getting settled in for a nice afternoon outside. The kids were playing in the driveway when Kolbie decided to make her way up the steps to the front door, which she had done time and time again, the only difference is she was eating and apple. Instead of watching where she was going, she had her eyes glued to that big juicy apple! She didn't even make it up the 1st step. She slipped on that one and knocked her mouth on the second step. Ryan and I were both only a foot away and saw it happen in slow motion, but neither of us could get there fast enough.

I yanked her up and started hugging her, but in that instant she wasn't crying. She is a tough girl. I pulled her back to get a look and there was so much blood. She was crying so hard she wasn't making any noise.

I ran inside to get a towel and put some ice on it, which of course she didn't like. It was bleeding so bad we couldn't even get a look at. We had to tag team it, while Ryan held her, I wiped the blood away to see an ENORMOUS gash just below her lip. Her mouth was full of blood, so we tried to rinse that out and saw that the cut was clean through. Four of her bottom teeth had cut clean through her lip.

Daddy had already grabbed up Kaylon and the keys and we were out the door for the Emergency Room. She was so hysterical and bleeding so bad that I didn't even attempt to put her in her car seat, so I buckled us both up in the front seat. Half way there,we turned right in front of a Police officer who couldn't help but notice our car driving slightly over the speed limit.
He followed us all the way to the hospital before he decided to let us go. Thank goodness! That would have just put a cherry right on top of my panic attack.

Once we got in to the ER, Kolbie turned right back into her old self again. She was waving and smiling a bloody smile to all the nurses. She had them swooning over her. They got us right back, and not long after the doctor was in. She was working her magic on him until he decided to touch her lip and remind her she had a bo bo. After he checked her out, he determined she could definatley use a couple stiches, but decided he would attempt to use the Dermabond (super glue) 1st to see if it would hold it together.

While we were waiting for the doctor and nurses to return for the procedure, she got some comforting love from her Daddy. Kaylon kept himself busy playing with surgical gloves and pushing all the buttons.

Look at my happy baby covered in blood. Even her poor bow was ruined :(

I was holding it together pretty well, but I was a crazy mess on the inside. Then the anticipation of her the pain she was about to endure through her procedure almost made me pass out. But when the doctor came back in and was ready to go, I got all up in his business. I had to hold her hands and feet while she was screaming and trying to kick. I watched him glue her back together making sure he lined up just right. That is when I noticed she was missing one of her top teeth! I pointed it out to the doctor, when he realized the tooth was still attached it was just stuck on the inside of her top lip. Seeing him stretch her sore and swollen lip to release the tooth was gut wrenching for me. Way worse than gluing her back together. I still can't believe she was smiling and waving all the while she had a tooth stuck in her top lip. I told you she was a tough girl!

Anyway...prognosis is, keep it clean and dry (haha, yeah right!) and it should be nice and healed from the inside out. The ER doc was happy with the result of the glue and doesn't seem to think she will be left with any scar at all. Whew! In less than 2 hours from her fall we were fixed and back home. (Never would that happen back home!)

She had a good night, and this morning she acted like it didn't even bother her. She gets pretty upset when she cant suck out of her sippy cup or even a straw. And she is too much of an eater to stick with yogurt and pudding, so she toughed it through a biscuit and grits for breakfast. She has been trying to pull the glue off her chin and has busted the inside wound open and bleeding a couple of times, but that was to be expected. Kaylon was worried about her last night but he is pretty much over it by now.
I am so proud of the way they both handled the whole event. I just knew Kaylon was going to be our 1st reason for rushing to the ER, but what do I know!!