Friday, March 21, 2008

Update on the Kids

I've got more posts in store about loving the church, but here are some pictures for those of you who are thinking, "The church is great and all, but what happened to those cutie little kids of yours?"

3 months
Weight: 13.5 pds
Favorite Things: His sister, his swing, sucking his pointer finger
Sleep: On a good night, 5+ consecutive hours (good nights usually don't come in a row)
Reflux Update: When he is not in pain, this little guy is soooo happy! Despite medicine, Owen has continued to be in significant pain with his reflux. He's not just a baby who spits up a lot; he's a baby who spits up a lot and who is in a lot of pain! We just took him off of Zantac as I had some concerns about it. Right now we're monitoring him to see if he can do it w/out the prescription meds. Please continue to pray for him. Our Care Group prayed for his healing on Tuesday night and he has seemed to be in much less pain since then. We are praying that he is being healed...

16 months
24 pds (I think)
Favorite Things:
Baby dolls, reading, playing outside, graham crackers, talking NONSTOP!!
Sleep: down to 1 nap that lasts a whoppin' 1 hr 25 min. It's not fun. But she sleeps from 7pm-7am so that's a huge blessing!
She pretty much repeats whatever we say, one word at a time. My current favorite things that she says are: Ehmo (Elmo), Tuhtuh (Cracker), Mahing (Good Morning), Sues (Shoes)

Thanks for bearing with the lack of posts. Life is full around here!

Oops. Tali is 15 months, not 16!

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6 Responses to “Update on the Kids”

  1. I love the second picture of Owen! I'm praying for you and your little ones.

  2. Katie,

    We are praying for Owen's healing as well. If the Lord chooses to not answer that prayer at this time, I would recommend a pediatric chiropractor. The one we take Caleb to for ears, etc. has been really helpful in empowering me to help with Caleb's health without antibiotics. Sometimes when our bodies are out of line in crazy ways. Email me if you have any questions that I could help you with in discerning if you should try that or not.

    Love ya!

  3. ****Correction****

    That should say:
    "Sometimes when our bodies our out of line they react in crazy ways."

  4. sheila aicheleMarch 21, 2008

    Hi Katie,
    I try to keep updated on your blog every once in awhile. Wow, the kids are growing so much and are so cute! We can relate w/ the reflux. Silas had it pretty bad. He was on axid for the first 3 months and then they switched him to zantac. I took him off of that within a week, because he just didn't seem normal. I hated to give him stuff also, but it was so sad to see him in pain, and constantly spitting up EVERYTHING!

    Anyways, they said he would grow out of it by the time he sat up. I'm sorry to say, it wasn't until 10 months that Kurt and I both said, hey, I think it has gotten "a little" bit better. Now he's almost 13 months and it is rare for him to spit up and be in pain, so I do pray for relief for you guys. It's definitely not easy! Prayer is definitely the key!

    You'll have to check out our blog sometime, I'm not the greatest at updating it, but it has pictures of Silas on there.

    Take care,


  5. oh, Katie! Isn't it so humbling when you love something soooo much and have no power to do anything to help him on your own?!
    No wonder God had to command us to rely on Him, because that does not come naturally to a mother, amen? And then you see their sad eyes looking at you like they're saying, "Momma, why aren't you making this go away?" when they have no idea that we are saying, "Father, why aren't You making this go away?"

    Rest assured that He knows why. Think on what's true, friend...God is a help to the helpless.
    Love you and see you in 4 days!

  6. great pics, as always!

    and i'll be sure to pray for little owen. keep us updated.