Monday, June 29, 2009

Uh we go again!!!!

Guess who has an appointment today with the Allergist...Yep, Kade. I'm pretty sure after being off his antibiotic for an entire 10 days--may I remind you it was a 20 day antibiotic this round--I'm willing to place my bet that he has [uh um...and we all say together] "ANOTHER EAR INFECTION." I just don't know what else to do for him. We've taken the paci, seen a chiropractor, pediatrician, ear, nose, and throat specialist, and allergist. As much as I hate to say it, tubes are probably our next step. I'm trying to hold off as long as possible, because I really think this is allergy related, but I'm beginning to have doubts. I just want him to be better....ya know? Will you all keep us in your prayers so that we make the best decision for his care?

I'll update later with the results of our appointment.

I stand corrected. Praise God Kade does NOT have another ear infection. So that means one of two things...1)The 20 day antibiotic did the trick, or 2)The chiropractor is working!!!!!!!!! We left with NOOOOOOO antibiotics and clear instructions to continue breathing treatments every 4 hours for the cough. As I type this, my son is sleeping away on the sofa. (Which is also where you will find me as soon as I hit "post.")

Whatever the latest culprit is I am told is viral. Probably from his previous daycare. Long story short, Kade was suppose to start a new daycare today. We were not happy at all with our last provider. We found out the hard way that paying the most money does not = the best care. Anything that could go wrong, did. I had my last straw with them last Thursday when I picked him up (we had already submitted our notice at this point), and I saw on his daily sheet that he had refused bottles all day long. He ate for the first time at 3pm that day. He was there from 7:30-5:30 and ate only 5 oz all day. If I'm honest, I think he already had a touch of this virus thingy which he probably caught from there, but.... Correct me if I'm over-reacting, but I was furious! I could not believe they didn't call me. He ate nada, zip, nothing for 8 whole hours. Yes, that pretty much did it for me. He did not go back. He was to start the new daycare next Monday, but I called the new provider and begged to let him start today. And then, he didn't even get to.

Anywho, just wanted to update and give God praise that my little man's ears are still clear. Now, just hoping this virus has began to run it's course and will be moving on soon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy First Father's Day Love!

No. One Daddy Pictures, Images and Photos

I am growing really fast Daddy,
And I am watching all you do.
Because when I grow up to become a man,
I hope to be like you.

I love it when you play with me,
Even when you give me baths;
You make those crazy noises that
Always seem to make me laugh.

I can't believe you will soon
Show me how to fly a kite,
And I just can hardly wait until
You will teach me to ride a bike.

Then one day soon, Daddy,
You'll teach me how to hunt;
You'll show me how to scout for deer
And how to hold my gun.

Don't be sad because I'm growing up,
I'm becoming just like you.
And I'm so excited over
The fun things you and I will do

This is your keepsake to remember
Once I'm big and tall
That it really wasn't that long ago
I use to be this small.

Friday, June 19, 2009

What in the world....????

Today is a very happy day in the Killian household. Not only is it Leigh Ann's 31st birthday, but we have our belly's full of sushi and teriyaki steak/shrimp. Now all we need is a couple of hours to sleep it off. But, aside from our own satisfaction, Mr. Kade got to have his first experience at Kobes. [See reaction below!]

Do you see this look? He was totally amazed to see the chef cook our food at Kobe's. [The only other person he knows who does fire tricks is Paw Paw McNeely.] The entire time the chef was cooking, he sat and watched with such concentration. I wonder what he was thinking????? [You know, besides, "I want a bite." After all, food is relatively new to him. Too bad he doesn't have any teeth, huh? Soon, sweet boy. Sooner than Mommy wants.]

Yes, it will be a joyous day when he gets to eat real food (I'm not speaking of Gerber).

Happy Birthday Aunt Leigh Ann! Thank you for all you do for us! We hope you had an amazing birthday! We love ya!

[Yes, he's still watching the chef...wonder if he is available for hire? Hmmm....]

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Round-Up

* We are 72 hrs into being completely paci-free. The first few days Kade was a little fussy. I caved. I would give him the paci long enough to get him to sleep. Then I would sweep in like a thief in the night and snatch it from him. However, he hasn't seen his best friend in almost 3 days, and I think he's going to survive :)

*To compensate for the paci we have moved on to better things. He is now eating Rice cereal with a spoon (and I am mixing a teaspoon of vegetables in for variety). Last week, he had sweet potatoes. This week he's getting squash. Doesn't that just make your mouth water?!?

* We took Kade swimming for the first time this weekend. He looked so cute in his swim trunks that his Daddy picked out. He is a water champion! I think I had my bum crushed by a 4 month old. The pool was somewhere near 80 degrees (but felt to me more like 60). As I stood there shivering, Kade just chilled in the float. Before you all go reporting me for bad parenting, I assure you the water was indeed warm enough for him to be in. He didn't even make a sound when he got in. See for yourself here:

* Mommy's a sissy!

*Thanks for having us over Dawn & Chad! And Hayden, we are so proud of you for finally going under the water!

* We miss you Dawson, Kenleigh, and Josef while you are away at camp! Hope you are all having fun! And we can't wait until Alex gets here next month! We've missed you so much!!!!!

* Finally, Congrats to Megan for her graduation this weekend! Thanks for letting us share in the celebration!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

So this is goodbye....

Dear Friend,

You and I have grown so close over the last 4 months of my life. When I think back on all the times I needed comforting, you were there for me. When I couldn't be quiet during church, you were there. Through my MANY, MANY ear infections, I knew I could always count on you... Dangling from my bib, I always could find you within my grasp.

If I was missing my Mommy and Daddy while I was at daycare, you reminded me they would be back soon. I chose to play with you rather than take naps like my classmates. My teachers always brought you back to me when I dropped you. Yes, you and I have become the best of friends.

But today Mommy is taking you away from me. She keeps saying I am now 4 months old, and that you could really affect my teeth (whatever that is), or [gasp] that it could be you causing my ear infections. I know better--you would never hurt me. I overheard Mommy say that I only get you back if I begin to suck on my thumb, because "Mommy can't take my thumb away." Until then, our lives shall take different paths, but I will be missing you tremendously, my friend. It makes me sad just to think about it.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Wishing Paw Paw Killian a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today! I love you! --Kade

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

Hello family and friends,

I have set up a blog for Kyle, Kade, and I. I will be posting picture and journaling about our life here on a regular basis. If you like, please follow along. You can subscribe to new posts if you like, and I encourage you to leave comments. This is just a simple way we can all stay in touch with how things are so busy for us all.

Here is some video I took of Kade tonight as we were trying to make him laugh. He's such a stubborn little thing with his laughs. Enjoy!

Mommy's attempt:

Daddy's attempt:
I began blogging several years ago in search of new friends who, like me, were having a difficult time getting pregnant. Five years, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IUI's, and a doctor who told us "It will never happen" later, we are the proud parents of Kade and Kohen. They are each an example of God's absolute perfection. We thank God where medical intervention stops, Divine intervention begins.