Thursday, October 18, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

We have been super busy that I feel like I don't even have the time to update the old blog.  Tim is so busy with work and school that he's not home a lot, which leave me to wrestle the kids during the day, and doesn't leave much time for anything else.  We had an enjoyable summer, but it has still been hot here so we forget it is fall already. We are looking forward to some cooler weather in the next month though.

This last month has been pretty eventful for Daniel.  For almost a year now he has had times where there is blood in his urine.  We went to the doctors several times in Utah and they did tests, but everything would come back normal.  So just before we moved, his pediatrician recommended that we see a nephrologist after we move.  So since the blood happened a couple of more times we decided it was time to schedule that appointment.  More urine samples, blood test, etc.  One of the test tested positive for protein in his urine which concerned the doctor, but the next test showed it wasn't there anymore.  So we've kind of stumped the doctor, but he wanted an ultrasound done which we did this month, but haven't gotten results yet.  We have another appointment at the end of the month and will see what happens next.  The doctor is kind of thinking that it is IGA nephropathy (which is damage, disease or other problems with the kidneys) but the only way to diagnose it is with a kidney biopsy.  So if the ultrasound doesn't show anything, he'll most likely have to get a biopsy.  So we'll find out results on the 30th and go from there.

Other than that Daniel has been his energetic self.  And he has been saying some funny things lately, and tries using big words.  Some sayings by Daniel...

Talking to Chloe, he said, "pardon me, kind miss"

D to mom: Will you get me a drink and a snack?
M: Yes, but let me take Chloe up to bed first and then I will
D: You better hurry up quick before my tummy growls again.

D acting kind of figity and Tim asks "what's wrong?"
D: I just need to get out of this house

"My legs are killing me, we need to go to the pool."

"Dad, I hate it when you work all of the time"

One morning Daniel woke up mad, and when Tim went into his room he just told him to get out because he was mad at mom, and wanted to be left alone.  So I go into his room and said, "I heard you are mad at me?"  And he replied, "I am, cuz you forgot to get me a drink before bed."  And then I reminded him that I did get him some milk before bed, and he said "oh ya" and was perfectly happy after that.

"I got a bad feeling about this"

Chloe is our mischievous, fearless girl.  You can't take your eyes off of her for two minutes or she is getting into some sort of trouble.  If someone were to ask me what her two favorite things are, I'd probably tell them drawing on herself and ripping things.  Some mischief she's gotten into lately include: drawing all over herself, eating some of my birth control, rubbing shoe conditioner all over herself as if it were lotion, putting hydrocortisone on her lips, rubbing vicks on her cheeks, opening a bottle of robitussen (that has a child safety lid, but luckily didn't drink it), climbing on our entertainment center to stand right in front of the tv, rubbed bright blue toothpaste all over her face and arms, and other things along those lines (I think you get the picture).  But she is so cute while doing all of it.  It makes it difficult to get mad at her and she is pretty sensitive so if you do get mad it just makes her cry the saddest cry ever.  So she probably gets away with more than she should.  Chloe is also starting to talk in sentences and tries to copy words that Daniel uses, which makes it pretty cute/ funny.  She is growing up so fast and learning so much everyday, and we just love the cute toddler stage she is in!

My two trouble makers!


Hilary de Lisle said...

Tracy, your little ones are getting so big! I can't believe it! And I can only imagine how awfully hot it is there, I do not envy you. Hope all goes well with Daniel's check ups, we'll keep him in our prayers!

Tiffany said...

Cute costumes. Miss you guys! I hope we can come in Jan. Still tying to work it out with kyle but I'll let you know when we decide for sure. And I know how you feel having the kids all the time. At least you only have one year of it (hopefully). Call me if you ever need someone to talk to. And hang in there! It goes by faster than you think. Try to enjoy it. I couldn't stand being home alone all the time so I was always taking the kids places by myself.