Tuesday, November 3, 2009
If you are serious about helping out, we are taking volunteers. We need all hands on deck :) Any help is apprecated, as most of you know. I just want to make sure that my kids are taken care of and that my husband isn't feeding them chix fingers, pizza pockets, and fish sticks for days on end. You moms understand!! LOL I do feel very blessed that so many of you have come forward already and offered to helpout. WE are SOOOO greatful!!! Love to all of you, and your families.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
He is a short video of Miss Kendal crawling!! :)
That's about all that's new with the Heyde family. Stay tuned for Kendal's first birthday party blog...the BIG party is next Sunday at Bri and Andrew's. CAN'T WAIT!! It should be an amazing time with family and friends. Grandma if you're reading this, I sure hope you can make it!!! We miss you!
I also want to give a shout out to Kahler Maust who is turning 1 year old tomorrow!!! Happy Birthday buddy. :) I hope you have a great day!
Here are a few recent photo's of the kids.
Miss Kendal playing with daddy's spare keyboard..she's gonna be into everything!
I totally forgot to blog about my visit with Ara!! Geesh, some friend I am. Ara is my best friend from high school. She came to visit last week while she was on break from school. Ara is in Chiropractic school in St. Louis, so I don't get to see her much anymore. It was an awesome time, plus she got to witness Kendal crawling during her therapy. She was impressed!! Love you girl!!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Originally I was supposed to go to lunch with my mom, and then to a movie...well that isn't going to happen since I can barely walk. Oh well, it's just another day anyhow, right? Anyhow, back to the kiddo's. Aidan is becoming such a big boy, he is finally getting the potty training down. I would say that we are pretty much "potty trained" not so much "poopy trained" LOL :) We are working on him though, and it's at least an improvement. I'd say he's rarely having any accidents, so that is a major plus!!! He can still be a little monster at times, but he can be sooo funny too. He just cracks me up sometimes!! He is going through this repeat phase, where he repeats everything you say, or at least the last sentence. It's annoying, but very cute at times too. Daddy said a bad word tonight, and Aidan told him he was a "Bad Daddy" LOL to cute!! He is such a loving little boy, he's always giving hugs and kisses. I feel so bad that we are sort of in a financial strain right now, and can't afford to do the fun things that we would love to do with him. Its funny as a parents, you always want more for you children, and I'm pretty much guessing that the feeling never goes away even as they get older.
Miss Kendal is getting smarter everyday, she wants to crawl so bad. :( She is pulling herself up and holding on to things. Josh got a SUPER cute picture of her holding on to the bathtub. OMG it's so adorable, she is naked and it shows her little baby butt. I'll have to upload it when I get a chance. It's been a long process getting her ready for First Steps, but I'm feeling very confident that we have decided to go with the program, and that we didn't wait any longer to do so. I will keep everyone updated as much as possible. She is such a special little girl, she has been through so much. I know that there are other kids out there that have had it much worse, and we will continue to pray for them, it's always different when it's your own child though. I know that its made my relationship with my husband 10 times stronger. We don't have a lot of family to lean on for support, so we've learned to lean on each other. We know that our families care for us, but a lot of them are very busy, or they live out of state. It's hard sometimes, but we manage.
Well I took matters into my own hands and went and got a second opinion, and I'm so glad I did. I have a new primary doc, and I love her!! She listens to me, and wanted to know what she could do for me. She determined that I have a lumbar sprain, witch is basically just a back sprain. She could feel 3 different muscle spasms on my left side. It hurt!! She has me on a high dose of steroids for the inflammation, muscle relaxers, pain meds and a Lidoderm patch. I go back in a week to see if how things are going, and if physical therapy is going to be needed. In the mean time I went ahead and rescheduled my chiro appointment just in case she gives me the okay to go. She said that more then likely my hips are out of wack anyhow, so we'll see what she says. In the mean time, I'm off work until at least next Tuesday.
Josh has been wonderful, he's been super dad lately. I was totally out of it most of the weekend due to the muscle relaxers, so I'm grateful that he was here to help me. I was very sad to see him go to work on Monday. We have had some great people helping us out over the last week, an old family friend who I haven't even seen since I had Kendal, called me up and offered to take Aidan for the day. Amy you rock!!!! Amy is an old babysitter of mine, she actually stayed at my house with me when my mom had my brother. I love her, and she will always have a special place in my heart!!! She not only kept Aidan once, she then offered to take him last Saturday too!!! He had a blast, he got to swim and play all day. I was ever so grateful, plus Josh definitely deserved the break. Wow this is turning into my life story!! For now, that's what up with the Heyde's. I will keep everyone updated on all the progress. For now just keep us in your prayers, we don't need anything else bad to happen. Love to all!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
On the upside, we are taking a new approach to potty training. We are letting him go naked from the waist down for most of the day. It kind of grosses me out, I'm not a naked person. I have blankets and things all over the place, because I don't want him sitting on things without clothes on. I'm just weird like that. We thought about this approach a while back, but we honestly thought he would just pee all over everything. To our surprise he is actually running to his potty on his own to go. It was funny because, I couldn't figure out how he was getting water in his potty. Then I realized it wasn't water, he was actually going in his potty!!!!! Yay, Aidan!! We have had some set backs this week, but we will get him back on track. I'm letting him take a break for a day or so, he started resisting again and I don't want him to feel pressure. For some reason, he does better in the evenings most days. I'm hoping we can get this done by the end of the month. I'm so sick of potty training!!!!
Miss Kendal is doing okay, she is still very tiny. Her personality is really coming out lately, it's so cute!! She definitely knows her mommy and daddy. She smiles so big for her daddy everyday when he comes home. I can tell it really just brightens up Josh's day. He thought for so long that she hated him, now they are really starting to create that special father/daughter bond. So sweet! She still doesn't have any teeth, and she still isn't crawling. She is sitting up on her own for long periods of time, so at least her back muscles are getting stronger. We have stopped putting her in her Jumperoo because the doctor said her calf muscles are a lot stronger then they should be. She wants to stand on her tippy-toes and never flat-footed. We have to stretch her calf muscles to try and loosen them up. We have even limited her time in the exersaucer for the same reasons. She is pretty much on the floor all day now. She can scoot herself all over that blanket though!! She wants to crawl so bad, but she just can't figure it out yet. I just keep telling myself that she will get there when she is ready. Her eating habits are getting better, she is eating almost full jars of baby food and taking almost 6oz of formula at a time. It's such a relief! She is still on the Soy formula, and the only downfall is that she is still having constipation issues. We are giving her prunes on a daily basis, and it seems to be helping. We think the formula has to much iron in it for her small body. I mean people, she is smaller then most 3-4 month old babies. She is that tiny!!! We tried changing her formula on our own, but that was a disaster, it was giving her abdominal cramps again and everything. We decided to just stick with the Similac and try to help her out by giving her the prunes or pear juice when she needs it. So far its working.
Well that's about all I've got for now. As things change I'll keep you posted! Wish me luck on the weight loss!! I'm staying positive and hopeful to lose a good portion of it in the next 6 weeks or so.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Aidan's cake....John Deere Tractor theme...he loved it!!
Opening some of his gifts :)
Daddy was stoked about his Notre Dame T-shirt from Aunt Rita and Uncle Vaughn!!
Aidan was excited about the CARS puzzle :)
These are the video images we took at the party...pretty funny. I can tell that we need to work on our sharing.....he's a tad bit possessive in some of these video's. Still, they are pretty darn cute!!!
We got a kick out of this....he just kept looking in that bag for a toy, but he only found clothes.
This was getting up to the big gift.....
It's a Jr. Black and Decker Tool Set from Uncle Rick, Aunt Pam, Brooke, Jeff, Brandy, Shawn, Brianne and Andrew. He loved it!! He plays with it for hours :) Plus we can't even leave the house without his white John Deere Truck. He is too funny!
Finally, he got to blow out the candle on his cake....he had a great day!
That's all for now....stay tuned for more. :) We have his little party tonight with the family, then with the daycare kids on Thursday. Plus, his Chuck E Cheese party on Saturday, he's going to think that he gets a party everyday by the end of the week. :)
P.S. Aidan keeps saying "boom, boom shake your body" Where did he get that?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The boys doing the dishes :)
You get the idea :)
So congrats to Brandy and Shawn! We had a great time! (I probably should have taken some pictures of the boat....O well)
Friday, May 8, 2009
My best friend Ara, Troy, Aidan, and Kendal the night before he left.
I had the kids pictures taken at Sears a couple weeks ago..FINALLY! They were supposed to have their pictures taken last month, but Kendal was in the hospital.
Now it's going to be a busy couple of weeks with all the party planning, but he is worth it!! He is super excited about his John Deere Tractor party up in Bremen!! We are having his other party at Chuck E Cheese, and that one is CARS themed. Stay tuned for pictures on the birthday parties. :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Aidan is still a handful as usual. You can definitely tell he is going to be 3!! We are still trying to get him potty trained, and we aren't having much luck. He has been telling us that he has to go "potty" however its usually after he has already gone in his pull-up. I know I can't rush it, but it's hard because I feel like he is just being lazy. He is still very attached to his cup, the kid will drink all day long if you let him. I am feeling like that is part of the issue. We are slowly getting him to go to bed without his cup , or just letting him take water to bed. He doesn't like water to well, so that stops him from sucking it down so quickly.
He is mocking Josh and I both now a days. :) It's funny, but mommy and daddy need to watch our potty mouths. :) I'm a good one for saying damn it, and then he repeats me. Oops!! Gotta watch that. :) Kids, they repeat everything!!!
Pink Hands :)
Aidan and Kendal's Easter baskets and gifts.
The Easter bunny was quite good to them this year!
Kendal checking out her new pink bunny :) She is so cute!!
Big grin for mommy!!! I love her big blue eyes. :)
The kiddo's on Easter morning, Aidan loved his new fishing game!!!
Aidan and his new John Deer blanket that mommy and daddy made him. :)
Shhh....I mean the Easter Bunny :)
Happy Easter from The Heyde's!!!!!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Well I took her home, and needless to say, she got much worse. She was up half the night crying, she wasn't eating at all, and her cough was horrible. We called the doctor back on Wednesday morning, and I spoke with the nurse. I told her our concerns, and she said Dr. Padgett was there today, and he could take another look at her. I was totally dreading seeing him, but at that point I was desperate for some answers, and wanted a second opinion. He took one look at her and said, "wow, her breathing is really labored. Sounds like she has RSV." I think we need to do a chest x-ray and admit her to the hospital at least over night. Josh and I were so scared, but relieved at the same time. SOMEONE FINALLY LISTENED TO US!! So off to the hospital we went.....
She had the chest x-ray first thing, and that was awful to watch. Josh and I both teared up on that one. I can't even describe what they did to her. They had her in this cage thing with her arms above her head all confined. OMG!! It was just awful. Then she had to have an IV, and that was nothing compared to the chest x-ray. Josh just dipped her paci in sugar water the whole time, and she fussed a little, but that was it. You could defiantly tell that she was on the dehydrated side, because she started to perk up a few hours later. The respiratory nurses came in to give her her treatments. When Dr. Padgett came in that evening to check on her, he said her chest x-ray looked okay. She didn't have ammonia, that was a relief! He said her lungs just looked a little inflamed, probably a virus. He said her RSV test was negative, but that didn't mean she didn't have the virus. He wanted her to stay the night so he could test her oxygen levels while she slept. Well of course when she finally fell asleep that night the nurse came into put her oxygen sensor on. (she kept kicking it off while she was awake) It measures the oxygen in the blood. Normal range is in the upper 90's. She was in the mid to lower 80's!! Yikes!! So they had to wake her up to put the oxygen tubes in her nose. Boy she didn't like that at all!!! She was not a happy girl. :( It seemed to help because after that, she was eating well and her spirits were up. I had my baby girl back :) So after about 48 hours in the hospital she got to come home, and she is doing much better. The only downfall is that she now won't take the powdered version of her all ready expensive formula. She wants the ready made stuff that she had in the hospital. ( Ya think she is spoiled any) :) So we have switched her to the ready made version of her formula, and she is taking 3oz at every feeding. She still has a cough, and we have to give her treatments every 6 hours. Other then that she seems back to herself. THANK GOODNESS!!
In better spirits.....
Loving her daddy :)
Being so good getting her IV out :(
All ready to go home.......
Home at last......
Big brother is happy his baby sister is home!!!
Thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers this week, we couldn't have made it through the week without them.
Love, Josh and Tricia
P.S. Sorry this is such a long post. :)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
So stinkn' cute :)
The big girl about to roll over....
There she goes....
Poor Aidan...not feeling to hot :(
Kendal watching her brother, she looks so serious. LOL :)
Yeah, they didn't feel like putting on a smile for mom, but they still look cute! :)