Monday, April 14, 2008

Goings On

A lot has been going on here lately...

This weekend we took our first camping trip with the boys. It was an experience. The days were GREAT; several families from our Life Group went and we had a lot of fun. The weather was amazing...cool and not humid!! The night, however, was rough. Caleb woke up at 1:30 crying at the top of his lungs. We're not sure what was wrong, but everyone heard him since we were sleeping in a tent! He, of course, then woke Levi up and he started crying as well.

Caleb also decided that Friday was the day he was going to go on the potty every.single.time. We were thrilled that potty-training has come easy for him, but we were headed to the campground where the bathroom was quite a little walk. So, too many times to count, we headed to the bathroom when Caleb needed to potty. By the end of Saturday, we had convinced him that it was special and cool to teetee on a tree (way closer than the potty!). :-) Only when we're camping! He's had a dry diaper now for almost 4 days and even went poopoo on the potty yesterday. I wasn't ready to start potty training yet, but all his friends at Mother's Day Out are doing it, so peer pressure won out and he wanted to go on the potty, too! Works for me!!

In other big news, Caleb gave up his pacifier about a month ago. One night I was home alone with them and noticed his pacifier had little tiny holes/slits in it (we think he grinds his teeth at night). I told him it was broken and he had to throw it away. Now he thanks God during nighttime prayers for "help me throw my paci away." :-)

Levi is now eating baby food regularly. He took a lot longer to get the concept than Caleb did, but he's eating more than a jar at a sitting.

I'm going in for a HIDA scan tomorrow of my gall bladder. They will inject some nuclear substance into my bloodstream and then inject something else to make my gall bladder "squeeze." I cannot nurse Levi for 48 hours after the test because of the nuclear stuff in my body, so I've been pumping like crazy for the past 5 days trying to get enough milk saved up for those 2 days. Luckily, now that he's on baby food, he's not taking as much milk.

I go in to see the surgeon on Thursday and he will evaluate the test results. We'll go from there. My family doctor thinks it will be have to be removed, but, as a lady at church told me yesterday, "no it won't. We'll pray for that!"

That's our crazy life these days. :-)

7 comments:

victoria said...

congrats on the potty training. how old is he now?? what a big boy!! hope you get good news re: gall bladder.

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

I know that gallstones are very painful so I am not sure what to hope for. I know you don't want any surgery but I am sure you don't want any gallstone attacks either. I will pray that you get relief in the least invasive manner.

Hol&J said...

I was so impressed with Caleb and his potty training endeavors. Don't stress about him crying on the camping trip. It was such a new and possibly scary experience, that I don't blame him.

We're praying for you and your scan tomorrow.

Dave & Lisa said...

Wow, that's a lot of big news with your little guys! You are such a good mom, Jenn. Sounds like your hands are constantly full, but you're keeping in stride. I love you!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wow great news about potty training! Both my children were stubborn in that area and went alot longer in their diapers! I had my gallbladder out last year! Things have improved much since then!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wow great news about potty training! Both my children were stubborn in that area and went alot longer in their diapers! I had my gallbladder out last year! Things have improved much since then!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Oh my... You guys have been busy! Go Caleb on the potty training and the paci news. Isn't it amazing how everything seems to happen at once? I remember when Devyn just seemed ready to do both potty training and give up her paci. Praying that success in both areas continue and praying for you too. Please keep us posted!



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