Thursday, March 31, 2011


As usual it has been a while since the blog has been updated. A few weeks ago Billy had an EGD done. It was hard watching our youngest little one go through it. It killed me to listen to him cry and cry when he was in recovery because he felt funny and had no clue why. Within 24 hours he was back to himself.

The Doctor was checking for Celiac Disease, Lactose intolerance and Reflux. Since he was diagnosed with reflux as and infant, we were pretty sure that it would show up. Sure enough when we met with the Doctor right after the procedure, he gave us a prescription for the reflux and said we would have the rest of the results at our follow up appointment.

We then waited 2 weeks for the results. Yesterday was his follow up appointment. The Celiac tests came back negative. I was so relieved. At this time we do not have to worry about a gluten-free diet. He will be checked again in 3-4 years due to the family history. He also tested negative with the Lactose intolerance.

Bekah also had her blood work results back and she was all in the normal range. We haven't had an EGD done with her because her blood work came back normal. Billy's blood work came back inconclusive, so we had to do further testing.

Bill and I became members to our local Y and have been going 3-4 times a week. We are noticing small changes but they are good ones. We knew it would be good for our family all around. The kids get to play with other kids (so thankful for their child watch program), we get to spend time together and be healthy. We have only been members for around a month and I'm laughing at what I can do now compared to what I could do on the first day.

The school year is getting into full stress mode. The big EOGs(end of grade test) are just around the corner in May. We haven't had a break since January since we had a snow/bad weather week. Since we missed 5 days we have had to use all of our work days between January and April to make them up. Kids are stressed and so are teachers, it makes for an interesting day.

I'm doing after school tutoring 2 days a week. It keeps me busy because I'm at school from 7:30-4:45 and working non-stop. I then pick up the kids from daycare and head home to make a quick dinner for them. Bill and I grab healthy snacks and hit the gym until 8pm. We bring the kids home and get them ready for bed. I'm thankful that I only tutor 2 days a week and that only one of the days fall on gym day.

Bekah is measuring in at 35 1/2 in tall and around 28lbs. Billy is measuring in at 35 1/2 in tall and about 30lbs. They continue to amaze us every day. Their vocabulary is increasing like crazy. Some of the things that they are saying make us so proud while others end them up in time out. I really don't know where they come up with some things.

Bekah is getting really good at making sure that we pray before every meal. Billy likes to pray but doesn't want to lead. Bekah loves to say the prayer, but it is difficult to understand what she is mumbling under her breath.

Billy is all boy, loving his trucks and his toy story figures. He knows the names and loves watching the movie over and over. He is the first one to point out a school bus, police car, fire truck or a "digger" (construction equipment). The pure joy that he has when he sees the vehicles is just beautiful.

Bekah is doing great with the potty training. Accidents are only happening at sleep times and when she is really involved in playing. Billy just isn't interested in going on the potty right now.