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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Healthy Again!

We have finally gotten through the sickness. Everyone is back in the swing of things. Rob is on days again and it is just me and the kiddos during the day. It is surprisingly smooth throughout the day. The kids are holding their bottles finally. Jenna doesn't hold her bottle but everyone else does for the most part. They usually get distracted and decide to shake the milk out of their bottles all over their faces.
Pretty soon they will be walking. Syd will stand for a second before she lunges for us. Peyton will stand but is too scared to reach out for us. Ethan started pulling up about a week and a half ago. He is still learning how to get down so he is crashing a lot. Syd and Jenna both have a tooth now. It seems like there are little changes everyday in the kids.
Everyone was weighed yesterday for their RSV shots. Ethan was 21lbs 12oz. Peyton was 17lbs 14oz. Sydney was 17lbs 9oz. Landon was 16lbs 12oz and Jenna was 14lbs 5oz. These may be off a little because the doctor's office always weighs them heavier. Hopefully since I have my camera back I can update the blog more often again.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The House Of Sickness!

We have been sinking in fevers, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, and runny noses. Wow, I guess we know why we have to limit our visitors. Something has invaded our home and doesn't want to leave. Since Christmas we have fought sickness everyday. First it was the stomach flu and now it is RSV and whatever else has infested the house. I have been to the doctor with 4 different kids at three different times this week. First Jenna had to go in for a weight check and a discussion of our options for her in the future. Thankfully she grew in length, we only have to add some supplements to her food for right now. Peyton was taken in two days later with a stuffy head and congestion. The doc. said that he has RSV, but since the kids have had their shots the virus won't be as severe. Sydney is also fighting some congestion and her and Peyton are getting breathing treatments. Ethan, the poor guy, is bearing the brunt of the sickness. He is coughing really bad and wheasing. He is congested and has a head full. He has been fighting a fever for about two days now and is really down in the dumps. He just crawls around and lays his head down in different spots. Amazingly enough, he is still his sweet and laid back self. He is on some strong medicine so he can fight it easier. The poor guy, he was really worrying me yesterday, but today he seems to be doing a little better. All of this sickness has really reinforced why we have to be so careful about who comes into our house. The bad thing is that this stuff happens and we can't prevent it all. It wasn't any one's fault for the kids getting sick, a lot of times you don't know you have it until you've already been around other people. These things just happen.

Hopefully we are over everything by the kids birthday. I can't believe they will be 1 year old in a month. It has gone by so slow, but so fast too. They kids have really taken off since Christmas. We have gone from army crawling to full blown crawling and pulling up to standing. We also are falling too. Lots of drama and fighting like always. The kids are already possessive of their things. I don't know how I will ever be able to leave them in a room alone. They are constantly hitting, crawling, and trying to bite each other. When they get top teeth to go with their bottom teeth we will be in big trouble. We have started giving them some solid food to try. They get pieces of apple and grapes in a net thing they can chew on. They are also starting to eat cereal. It has to be their idea or they gag on it. When we put pieces in their Mouthe's they gag. We have also started bringing out sippy cups at eating time too. They aren't too interested in them yet. Everyday they are doing something new. Oh yeah, Ethan weighed 21lbs yesterday. Jenna is bringing up the rear at 13lbs 8oz. The others are flirting with 17lbs.

Below are some new pictures we have taken. My camera is broken somehow and I have to send it off so they can fix it or give me a new one. That is why I haven't updated the blog as much lately and because I have been elbow deep in puke, poop, and snot. Also, we had some pictures taken for their birthday. The one of Landon is adorable.

We took over 100 pictures continuously the other night. Not a single picture had all five of them looking up. This is the best we got. They are still pretty cute.

Isn't Landon just the cutest thing. He never makes faces like this.

Peyton loves the Thomas the Train tunnel we got them for Christmas.

Here is Jenna being herself. She looks like she just got in trouble and she is pouting. I can't imagine what she will look like when she really gets into trouble.

Rob and little Rob hanging out one night.

Aunt Mandy spending quality time with the girls and Landon.

Little Jenna already has Uncle Kevin wrapped around her finger.

We have discovered a new toy. Peyton and Landon fit nicely together. Ethan gets his own basket since he is the big boy.

Peyton somehow climbed in the swing backwards. He was really enjoying himself.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We made it through our first holiday season. We had a pretty busy couple of weeks. Christmas Eve we had all the family over to see the kids and hang out. There was an article in the Clarion that day too. Here is the link to that story.

Channel 14 also came on Christmas Eve and did a story on us. Everyone was doing fine then. By Christmas morning Sydney and Ethan were sick with the stomach flu. By that evening Peyton and Landon were throwing up too. We dealt with that plus awful slimy nasty diapers for about 2-3 days. On Thursday evening Rob came home from work sick and then I was sick by bedtime. We both had it bad for about 24 hours. We are finally over the sickness and working to get back to normal. Thanks to everyone who came to our rescue while we were sick.
Everyone, besides Jenna, is really getting around. Yesterday I was sitting on the edge of the recliner cutting Landon's fingernails. Peyton and Sydney were behind the chair playing with a toy. Next thing I heard was Sydney screaming. She had crawled all the way under the recliner. When I stood up the chair went back some and trapped her. I had to pick up the chair to drag her out. The chaos has officially started. We have baby-proofed the living room as much as we can, but amazingly they always find a way to get into trouble. It is fun, but I am surprised at how hard it is to make sure everything is safe.

New Years Eve wasn't very eventful. After the kids went to bed we watched a little TV and went to bed about 9:30. Peyton has been getting up between 3:30 and 4:00am every morning. He is the one of the five who has trouble with his teeth. He runs a fever and cries out through the night. It has been rough lately at night. So, we opted to go to bed early rather than stay up and be grouchy in the morning. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!

This is what Ethan looks like when he wakes up from his nap. I don't know how he does it.