Saturday, September 26, 2009

Puddles and Fun in the Rain

Kaitlyn loves a rainy day because that means she gets to use her umbrella that mawmaw and pawpaw gave her for her birthday. She especially enjoyed the rain today because daddy was home and he was willing to go outside and jump puddles with her as she wore her rainboots, rain coat, and carried her umbrella. She was so cute and happy to be outside in the rain. I was content being inside and would love to see the rain---go away!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kait-- Kait----lyn---lyn----

So Dennis created a cute song to help Kaitlyn learn the letters of her name for preK. It follows the tune of "Are you sleeping".

"K-A-I-T" repeat "K - A- I- T"
"L - Y- N" repeat "L - Y- N"
That spells "Kaitlyn" That spells "Kaitlyn"

"Kaitlyn Ann" "Kaitlyn Ann"

Soooooo cute to hear her sing it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kyleigh's Surgery Update

Kyleigh had the tube in her left ear replaced this morning. We were up bright and early at 4am and on the road by 4:30 to arrive at Duke by 6am. They took us back rather quickly and had her change into her gown. The anesthesiologist and Dr. Kaylie didn't come until closer to 7:30. It was a long wait but Kyleigh did well considering her last meal was 6:30 last night. She refused juice and pedialyte this morning so by this point she was starving and frustrated.

The surgery began at 8:05 and was finished by 8:20. We were back there with her and she was drinking a bottle by 8:30. Once she had a bottle she was happy for a while. She cried some and played some in the car while I took a much needed nap (too bad Dennis had to drive - no nap for daddy). Once home she was fussy again until she ate, then fussy again until another long nap. During the afternoon she was smiling and happy for the most part which was a relief as we sat in the finance department office at Kia. (Oh yeah, that's right I now have a Mommy Mobile thanks to my dad and Dennis!). Anyways, she didn't get fussy again until it was time to go home.

Once home she took another bottle and collapsed in my arms. She was in her crib asleep before 6pm. Poor baby! I hope she sleeps well, has NO bleeding, and no pain.
Thanks for all of the prayers and kind words.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Holding her own bottle-

Kyleigh was sitting in my friend Kristen's lap tonight and she grabbed her own bottle and put it in her mouth. It was absolutely precious to watch her hold her own bottle. You could tell she was so proud and she knew she had done something. I will post a pic later. Yippee Kyleigh!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So it appears that many don't see the humor of last night's prayer because they don't know the original version we say each night-

Our prayers go like this-

"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Angels watch over me through the night,
until I wake with morning light...Amen"

"Bless Mommy, Daddy, Kaitlyn, Kyleigh, Mawmaw, Pawpaw, Nana, Grandma Foster, Grandpa Foster, Ms. Caraway, Ms. Mathis, Ms. Lesley and all my friends"

Well last night and tonight she asked for the animals to watch over her while she waited on morning time and she prayed for every teacher she had at Friendly plus the teachers' she has now. So cute! Then she just had to run and tell her daddy that she prayed all by herself.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Simple Child's Prayer...

"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Animals watch me thru the night,
Keep me safe all morning light - Amen!"

"Bless Mommy, Daddy, Kaitlyn, Kyleigh, Mawmaw, Pawpaw, Nana, Grandma Foster, Grandma Foster (yes she said it twice), Ms. Caraway, Ms. Mathis, Ms. Leslie and all my friends" Amen!

This was Kaitlyn's prayer tonight. She said it all by herself but it was hilarious!

Kyleigh's update

Today Kyleigh went for her pre-op appointment at Duke to prepare for next weeks surgery to replace the tube in the left ear. It was quick and painless. She measured at 70 cm---wowsers!!! She is getting so long. They said she was at the 50%tile for her length now.

We then headed over to the eye clinic to have her glasses adjusted so that they would not pinch her head and they would stay on better. That only took a short while and we were on our way back to Greensboro.

Once in Greensboro we headed to see Dr. O'Kelley the pediatrician. They re-weighed her and she weighed 13 lbs 8oz (6 more oz than this morning but was probably the diaper and clothes). Dr. O'Kelley was pleased with her growth and how much healthier she appeared to him. He commented that her tone was more fleshy and she was a happier baby today than he had ever seen. That is because he always sees her when she is sick. Anyways, he also said at her 9 month checkup in 2 weeks that we could get the flu vaccine and then later in October when it became available she could get the H1N1 vaccine as well.

All good news!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to School Sickness

So it seems that back to school brought viruses back to our home. Dennis has had a sore throat for a few days now. Kaitlyn has been coughing and a runny nose. Kyleigh has some congestion and really fussy that turned out to be another ear infection - no thanks to the tube in the left ear that is still malfunctioning. To top it off, today I woke with a fever, headache, chills, bodyaches and a seriously sore throat. What a mess and just before a long 3 day weekend that was supposed to be full of family time and friends - urr! Hopefully this will give us all time to get rested and well before another work week begins. Kyleigh has lost weight again and it is mainly due to her reduced eating that is probably due to the ear infection. This Wednesday we go for a pre-op appointment to have the ear tube replaced the following Thursday, Sept 17th. After the pre-op she has a recheck with the pediatrician for her weight and ear. She is now 12lbs 2 oz and hopefully with the antibiotic she will increase her eating again and put on a few more ounces or maybe even a pound before next week. Despite it all Kyleigh has adjusted well to Friendly Avenue and Kaitlyn loves PreK and her new teachers.

Hoping everyone else is enjoying their Labor Day weekend.
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