Our Family

Our Family
"These are the children God has graciously given to me. (us)" - Genesis 33:5

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Busy, Busy, Dreadfully Busy...

For those of you who know an old Veggie Tales tune...

Anyway, we have been terribly busy. Our house is officially on the market, and we've been officially diagnosed as insane!! :) Oh my goodness! Some of our friends who have successfully made it through this craziness weren't kidding when they told us it was hard to keep a house clean with children running around. But we figured, hey, why not make it a little harder by adding a few more cherries (pits included) t the pie!

First cherry pit, I'm pregnant, and for those of you who have been in this condition at any point in time but more or less in the heat of the summer months for your first trimester, you know what I'm talking about. Nausea combined with a serious lack of energy or motivation can make it tough to care for my other two children never mind keeping the house in tip top shape in case someone wants to see it.

Second cherry pit, although we are done now, for about a week I had to take stool samples on both of my children. Ethan had 14 samples, and Joshua had 9 samples. They had a 4 hour doctors appt. last Thursday where they were tested for cystic fibrosis, both tested negative, as well as a whole lot of other possiblities. They had blood work, and the doctor who by the way I absolutely love, recommended the stool samples for both boys because she wants to rule out some other possible GI complications. For example: yeast, parasites, or any other inability to digest nutrition properly. Now for those of you who've been following this, you may be wondering why BOTH boys are being tested. Well, although Joshua doesn't have the gene for Celiac Disease, it's possible that he has his own problems with growth that could be related to hypothyroid, or the human growth hormone. He hasn't grown in lenght since he was 6 mos. old, and he's now just about 11 mos. old. So, for those of you keeping track, I have one child Ethan who "grows" in height but not in weight, and my other child Joshua who "grows" in weight but not in height. I put grows in "" because they are still only in the 3%-10% range for their height/weight growth.

I have never been so obsessed with food and the various calorie combinations in my life. All the little games I have to play to get them to consume as many calories as possible, has burnt me out. Not to mention that with my food aversions right now, it's no easy task to make something look yummy when I just want to vomit all over the floor! At least I have a friend who I can talk to who has been going through something similar with her daughter, so she has been able to give me suggestions based on what has worked for her...lifesaver!!! (you know who you are)

So, if my posts get farther apart, it's just because we have been busy. And amongst all of that busyness we hope to enjoy some sort of family time here and there! I am just about 9 weeks, so hopefully only a few more weeks of this ick feeling. Then I'll have a little more energy. (You'd think I'd learn by this time around!)

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