Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Miscellaneous February

Here are some random pictures from throughout February. Slowly getting caught up with these blogs. Only a month behind now :-P 

On Saturday me and Mary went to the Women's Fair that was taking place at Century II the Convention Center here. I stopped at the Wesley Medical booth to chat with the nurses about Child Life. We got our photo taken in their photo booth. 


Ironic that I got a new job, then got laid out only a month later. Well just shy of a full month. Hopefully once all this is over the hire back process will be quick and smooth. 


Fun with Food: 

Mary made a fruit face one morning: 


Pigs in a blanket: 



A photo the teacher shared of Emma at school. 


Me getting my bike miles and time in on my trainer with the training app Zwift: 





Home haircut: 



Brotherly Love leaving church. Oh we found a church we love. Went about a month before this whole shut down :-( Ready to get back. The kids really liked the kids life service as well. 


Thomas reading and potty-ing



Good 'ol Harpo enjoying the yard. 


Mary saved her allowance to get this watch. It broke within a week but I replaced the plastic broken band with an elastic one and it's holding up nicely now. 


Kids being goofs with daddy:



Nom Nom Nom: 


Emma's hair do


I started a Barre Program January 13th. Finished it first of March. I LOVED it! Increased my flexibility, toned my abs and tightened my tush! <3 p="">

Silly Thomas:


Movie night: 



Isaac loves playing with his marbles


Orthodontist appointments and Surgery

The kids had their last dentist appointment in Nov/Dec in Minnesota. Where the dentists said it was time to make some orthodontist consults for Isaac. He has a very narrow top mouth which has caused major crowding. I didn't mess with seeing anyone in Minnesota but got three lined up to see before their school started to get an idea of who we would see. Read about recommendations through a mom's facebook group. 

Here was one stop: 


Isaac has always been a mouth breather... which has probably been the cause of his mouth malformation. Because he doesn't close his mouth his tongue hasn't sat in the space it should to allow his upper mouth to form around the tongue, thus causing to cave in and be smaller than it should. Now with his adult teeth there is no room. His dad had the same thing as a kid, but unfortunately didn't have a spacer placed like we will do and ended up having many adult teeth pulled.  We are hopeful a spacer will help us avoid any teeth being pulled. 

Also the third consult pointed out how big his adenoids were. We knew this was an issue because in Kindergarten his teacher inquired about his nasally talk, we've had questions about if he had exercise induced asthma, and he is a loud snoring at night. All these things are from his large adenoids and the mouth thing is just the straw that broke the camel's back so we decided to just get it taken care of. 

His dad, again had the same thing, but back in the day instead of removing them they did allergy shots... which didn't really work for him because it's not allergies it's enlarged adenoids. It was a quick and simple procedure. We had a consult with ENT, he said yes they are huge and there was fluid behind his ears so if the fluid was still there on the day of surgery they'd put in some tubes. 



Surgery was set for February 26th. We had a 5:30 arrival time. It was a little stressful as Kyle was traveling out of time and my sitter fell through at the last minute. She had written down March instead of February so I was kinda fretting about how the girls were going to get to school. I had asked everyone I knew. Had a back up plan with a neighbor from BSF I could drop the girls off at 5:15am but that wasn't ideal... another babysitter was able to come when I realized I just needed to get the girls to school and she would be done by 8:45 am. So I took thomas with me. In the end I didn' tneed to because we were home and done by 8:30 and I took the girls to school myself. 

Early Morning arrival, we were the first ones there.

Went back into the pre-op area. They STILL USE paper charts! I couldn't believe it haha! 


It was an adult surgery center but with some pediatric doctors. Given my Child Life background I requested a pediatric anesthesiologist. She was only there at certain times when the ENT MD was there so we went on that match up.  


We met everyone and he was taken back to the OR. Thomas and I went out into the lobby and had some of our snacks/breakfast. Went back in to the sitting area and it was already time to chat with the MD, who was finished up already. It was about 10 more minutes before we got to see Isaac in Post-Op. 



Turns out there was still fluid... but not normal fluid. It was thick goo from being in there so long. So he got tubes placed as well and can FINALLY hear and can FINALLY breath through his nose! Poor guy couldn't smell anything. So glad we got it taken care of before the whole coronavirus stuff. 

Getting his PIV taken out and we were out the door about 8:15am. 


Recovery was good. He did great that day and I was worried about keeping him mellow for a good recovery. But about day 2 and 3 he was feeling yucky and was happy to rest up. He never needed his zofran, we did continue to alternate Tylenol and Ibuprofen. He also had to get drops in his ears twice a day for 7 days. The Tylenol tasted disgusting so by about day 4 we discontinued use of that and stuck with ibuprofen. 

This was a couple days later we had a gift card to use at Freddy's. It's a popular place here in Wichita. I was expecting something like Steak & Shake... but when we walked in it was more like McDonald's, lol. I had to laugh cuz we are not fast food eaters. When ordering at the counter I asked the guy "So what's good here" He said "Everything" LOL.... which all taste the same cuz it's all fried in the same grease, lol. Isaac had Ice Cream for dinner. BTW Andy's Frozen Custard is better :-D 



Grandma's Visit February 17, 2020

Grandma Judy came for a visit February 17th through 20th in preparation for coming in March to watch the kids while Kyle and I went on a trip I earned to Punta Cana. The kids were out of school for some break so there was plenty of time to play. 

She brought her old doll clothes and the girls loved playing with them!



We took a trip to Exploration Place on Tuesday. The kids love this science museum, much more interactive. We get in free with our Minnesota Science Museum membership, well until it expires in July... which since everything is closed we probably won't be going back on that membership but will prob get on since they like it so much. 

There was a new exhibit we hadn't seen yet. 








On the way home we decided to be adventurous and try this shady place for bierocks. My mom had read about them and wanted to try. I'd driven by this place numerous times (it's down the road from us) but it is SOOOO sketchy! Luckily no one got food poisoning, the kids actually liked the ham and cheese ones and it was pretty tasty. 

 


Grandma got to see the girls attend their Tuesday night ballet and tap class. 



Wednesday we met Kyle for lunch at a german place we'd been wanting to try, called Prost, but the hours were funky and there wasn't a good time to go in the evening with everyone. Kinda glad we didn't cuz it was more enjoyable just the four of us (Grandma, Kyle, me and Thomas)


This was the Käsespätzle (house-made noodles with melted Swiss cheese & grilled onions served with our house salad)




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