Friday, October 30, 2009

October Update

Once again it has been a long time since I've updated this blog. I've probably lost all of my readers! :0)

I am now 32 weeks pregnant and very anxious to meet our little boy. I've had some complications and preterm labor is still a possibility. We are praying that he stays in until I am at least 36 weeks.
Here I am with my 32 week load. :O)

These ultrasound pictures are from when I was 31 weeks.
He looks like he is going to be quite the cute little guy!

About 3 weeks ago our pediatrician's office had a fall costume party. The kids sure had a lot of fun. They even got to have their faces painted. As soon as we got home Carole wanted hers immediately washed off. She didn't like the way it felt.

And now for the latest news. We had Andrew's first Parent/ Teacher Conference last night. We are so pleased at how well he is doing. His teacher said he is a very smart boy and has met the kindergarten expectations above and beyond. She said his greatest downfall is staying on task but he is improving. She also mentioned his favorite class is music. He loves to sing! The music teacher is very impressed with him. We are so proud of our special boy!

About a week and a half ago Carole came to me holding her throat saying her mouth really, really hurt. I also noticed she was struggling breath too. I got the flash light and looked into her mouth and was astonished at what I saw! Her tonsils were so swollen they were touching each other! I ended up taking her to the ER that night because we all know that if our kids are going to get really sick they usually tend to wait until the weekend or a late evening. :o) They put her on an antibiotic and said she had acute tonsillitis. Three days later she was not getting any better. Her breathing was getting worse. So I took her back in and they ended up putting her on a steroid to get the swelling to go down. All I have to say is that a 3 year old and steroids are not a good mix. She turned into a wild and crazy girl but the swelling did go down. Our pediatrician then referred us to an Ear Nose Throat Specialist to determine whether or not a tonsillectomy would be needed. He took one look at her throat and said that she would never get rid of the infection in her tonsils. The infection is so deep that no matter how much antibiotic they give her, it will never really go away. So Carole is scheduled to have a tonsillectomy next Tuesday, November 3. We are praying that she stays healthy until then so we don't have to postpone the surgery. We need to get this done and her healed before baby boy decides to make his arrival!

So now you are all caught up with us for now. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers! Life sure has been interesting this year but God has been with us EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!! He will never leave us or forsake us. Thank you, God!


Sabrina said...

I have MISSED you!! You look wonderful at 32 weeks! Poor Carole, and good job, Andrew!!

Catherine said...

You look great, and very excited to almost be done being pregnant! That's one BIG boy! I'm sorry about Carole's tonsils - bummer! I had to have mine out at 3 too.

dgarlets said...

Val, great to see the update and the pics! Looks like a cute little great-nephew, hope I get to meet him before he gets too old :) Thanks for sharing, Aunt Diane