It's been a while! Big kids are outside playing and little kid is asleep, so while I haven't showered or brushed my teeth yet today :) I decided to share a few little "funnies" as my kids call them with you. :)
So last Monday we got all new windows installed in our house-YAY! :) They look fabulous and I love them, but anyhoo. We had been at Garnavillo Conference for the weekend and while everything was unpacked, there were some clothes in laundry baskets, etc that needed to be put away. My thought was that since the living room was ready to go, they could start there and I could just stay one step ahead of them in the bedrooms, etc. Well, that's not how it works. These guys were FAST! They had all the old windows out and the new ones installed in less than 2 hours. They had outside work to do after that, but holy shamoley they were all over the place in here! Of course the 3 older kids had formed the welcoming committee and were making every attempt possible to engage the workers in conversation so they could show off, but Kai was sleeping so he hadn't made his appearance yet. The foreman of the crew walked into our room where Kai was sleeping in his cradle and said "Holy Smokes! There's ANOTHER baby in here! Are you running a daycare????" AND HE WAS COMPLETELY SERIOUS!!!! HAHAHA! I just looked at him and said, "Nope! They're all mine!" and just about died laughing. He felt so bad I think he apologized to me about 100 times, but I wasn't offended and I think I will remember it as long as I live. :)
Sunday we went out for Chinese for lunch. My children absolutely LOVE chinese food. We had finished lunch and were passing out fortune cookies. The kids would open them and pass them to Sam to read. Little Miss Independent Claire decided to read her own and said "Mommy! Guess what my fortune says?" I played along and said "what?". Her answer melted my heart. She was dead serious as she commented with a big smile on her cute little face "It says 'I Love Mommy!!'". Awwwww!
Quick update on Kai:
He is doing great. He's almost 10 weeks already!!! He's kind of a little chunky monkey and I would guess he weighs about 13 or 14 lbs by now! That is unusual for my kids-I think Ellie was about 13 lbs last week! :) Seriously tho-my kids have always been scrawny babies, so I love his chubby cheeks and legs! :) He has started to smile and "talk" quite a bit and LOVES his Mommy! :) There are times I wish he wasn't SO much, but I guess if that's the worst of it, I can handle a baby who just wants to snuggle with Mommy! :)
We head back to Iowa City next week to meet with the surgeon. Hopefully he will tell us that we can taper off and then stop the dilations here soon. We cut back to once a day tomorrow so I think we're headed in that direction. He has to have an ultrasound of his kidneys when we are there since they were a little enlarged when we were in Iowa City after his surgery but the neonatologist wasn't too concerned. This is basically a check to make sure everything is ok, but they are assuming it will be fine. Thanks again for all the prayers on our behalf!
Ok, the 3 big hooligans are hungry and I think the little one might be too, so I better log off for now! Have a wonderful day!! :)