Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter Bunny 2017

Our soccer games got rained out last weekend so we made a last minute trip to the mall to see the Easter Bunny!
I love this tradition we have. We go and see the Bunny, then we walk around the mall, ride the carousel, check out the Disney store and then eat lunch.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cooper Time

I got to spend a little one on one time with Cooper when the twins went back to school after Spring Break. He was feeling well enough to get out of the house a little so we enjoyed the sunshine at the park and even had a quick trip to the Zoo!
He is so funny and says the silliest things. He talks ALOT and his big thing he says right now is "But I want to" when we tell him not to do something. He tests me a lot and I don't remember the twins being this ornery at this age!
I also can't believe we are actually potty trained!  It's been going on for a while now but of course I have been scared of the accidents and would rely on him wearing a pull up but then he started insisting on wear underwear so I would let him wear underwear at home but put a pull up on under the underwear when we went anywhere.  But one day last week he threw a fit and refused to put a pull up on under his underwear when were getting ready for school so I just went with it and he has done fine ever since.  We have had a handful of accidents but it's because we got to busy and I would forget to remind him to go potty.  But things are looking up because he is now telling us he needs to potty or even just going on his own!  I really can't believe after 5 years of diapers, we might actually be done!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Break 2017

Spring Break was very low key because of Cooper's surgery. The twins did a great job entertaining themselves though and we did manage to get out of the house a few times. The weather was awful so it wasn't so bad being stuck inside anyways!

We played every game we had in the house...
We played dress up...
And legos...
Connor, Chloe and I got to get out one night to watch the new Beauty and the Beast!
Chloe had a soccer game.
And after the game, it was too nice to stay inside...
The twins went to a fun birthday party where they got to ride horses and play games.
And we even got out and did a little spring clothes shopping and picked up some new sunglasses.
Not the best spring break but at least we got to spend lots of time together!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cooper's Surgery

Cooper had his tonsils and adenoids removed a few weeks ago.

I was very nervous about the whole thing, but I knew he needed to have it done. He has always snored and I brought this up to our pediatrician a few times and he just told me that his tonsils were large but it was no big deal unless it was causing him to get sick or ear infections all the time. He was never sick and never had ear infections so I just let it go. Until we went to Branson and Cooper slept in the bed with us and I realized that he was not getting any real sleep. He would wake himself up all night long because he would stop breathing and he would wake up and catch his breath all night long. I knew this was not right and wanted to check again with the doctor. I did and he sent me to an ENT and the ENT confirmed that he had sleep apnea and that his tonsils were in fact very large and it would take him a really long time to grow into them.

We got to the hospital and checked in and played while we waited.
They called us back and got him changed and gave him something to relax so we waited for that to kick in before they took him back.
The whole procedure only took about 15 minutes start to finish. Coming out of anesthesia was probably the worst part about all of it. He was confused and just cried and cried.
They took us back to a room and we got settled in for the rest of the day and watched movies and rested. I stayed the night with him and he ate a good dinner of mac n cheese and watched every movie we had.
After a long day and night in the hospital, he was ready to break out of there and get home to see his bubba and sissy.
The day in the hospital was the easy part. The next 10 days after we got home were rough. He was in pain and didn't understand what was going on. He didn't want to eat anything because it hurt too much. He didn't want to swallow so he would hold his slobber in his mouth and it would just sit there. He would wake up every night about the same time in pain. We weren't getting much sleep and it felt like I had a newborn to care for again!
Things did start turning around when he would want to eat but he mostly requested donut holes and chocolate milk.
And then, after a very long week, I finally saw this smile...
It was so awful to see him in that much pain, and the lack of sleep was driving me crazy, but in the end it was completely worth all of it. He is sleeping so much better now. No snoring and no constantly waking up. He is getting a full nights sleep now and even requires less sleep at night and at nap time. He is happier (except for the normal terrible twos tantrums) and I was even able to potty train him during our two weeks at home!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring Soccer 2017!

We started soccer back up this past weekend! It was fun to get back and watch the kids play and we even survived all of the wind!
The girls won their game and Chloe scored 1 goal! She happily skipped down the field afterwards.

The boys also won their game and Connor scored 1 goal! The Wolverines howled with excitement!