Friday, December 18, 2009
Created by Krysten at 11:24 AM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Created by Krysten at 3:34 PM
Monday, December 14, 2009
Well as you know being sick is no fun. Especially for little ones. But they seem to be handling it much better then I thought. They are such little troopers.
Well about Ethan:
He is starting to get his energy back. He has not wanted to eat very much for the past week and a half so he has last about 4 pounds, which is a lot for a little to lose. I am keeping him full of liquids and yesterday he started eating more then just 1 meal for us again. So I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for him. The doctor did say this will take about 3-4 weeks to completely get over. So today it is about the same and I think it will stay this way for the next couple of days.
He did start to ask for his morning snack today and that is a good sign!
He is doing well. He is still wheezing and very clingy. We are still doing the breathing treatments with the nebulizer (which he hates doing) but you can hear a difference afterwards so we are going to keep doing it until we run out of the medicine...Which will probably be another week.
He has started to pick back up with eating his baby food. He still eats only a couple of bites and then is done but it is much better then not wanting it at all. He has lost about 1 1/2 pounds now. He weighs right at 13 pounds 15 ounces.
He is a pretty little fellow with all his clothes off but I know he will pick back up soon.
He is starting to get some of his energy back and has enjoyed playing on the floor with his brother for short spurts. He was the sickest of the two so he will take a little longer to heal.
Since he has RSV I am still monitoring his breathing and praying that his lungs, and bronchial tubes heal up nicely.
It is hard to watch your kids be sick but it is even harder to know that they will have 2-3 days were they feel the same and don't seem to be getting better. So thank you for all your prayers!
Gus started to have a stomach bug last Thursday and still seems to not be better... As well as this weekend we both woke up with a head cold. So I am praying it runs it coarse quickly so we can be back to normal again.
We are also in the middle of packing to get ready to head back to Jacksonville this weekend so please continue to pray for the move and that it goes well.
As our one friend said: When it rains it pours! That is how I feel--like everything is just hitting us at once. But I know it is only for a short time and we will all be back up on our feet and running again soon!
Thank you so much!
We don't know what we would do without all the prayers and encouragement from our friends and family.
Created by Krysten at 11:31 AM
I took them to the doctor in Jacksonville today because they have been sick this week. Little did I know how bad they were until today or I would have brought them sooner.
Ethan- the oldest, has two double ear infections and bronchitis.
He is on two antibiotics and ear drops.
Tucker- the baby, has two double ear infections as well. Worse then Ethan's the doctor said. He also has RSV. Which is a serious respiratory syncytial virus most commonly found in infants. He was on a monitor for his breathing this morning so they could see how quickly he was breathing. He was sent home but we need to watch him and monitor his wheezing and how hard he has to work at breathing. He is now on two antibiotics, and ear drops as well. He also has to be on a nebulizer for 10 minutes every 4 hours.
Our doctor said this should help keep him out of the hospital and breathing better. The cough could possibly take 3-4 weeks to go away.
They are such troopers but are definitely miserable.
Please pray for there healing.
Also, Pray that Gus and I stay healthy and strong.
Thank you all for your prayers!
Gus and Krysten Evans
Created by Krysten at 11:29 AM
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Created by Krysten at 4:06 PM
Friday, December 4, 2009
Created by Krysten at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Currently right now we are living in Richmond Hill, Ga. (right outside of Savannah.)
In this building
We are awaiting to hear back on some possibilities for staying up here but until then we miss our friends and family in Jacksonville but are also enjoying our time here.
As of now, we are planning on moving back to Jacksonville come December 18th.
Ethan is growing like a weed. I can not say it enough--time goes by too fast. He will be 4 in March and is about 3 1/2 feet tall and weighs about 30-32 pounds. So he is tall and thin and will definitely be passing me up soon. ;-)
I can not believe my little boy will be 4. We have been praying about what to do with him for school. We still have not decided but I have a feeling I will probably be homeschooling. Which means I have to get busy doing some research on books, lesson plans, etc. for us.
Ethan is still very energetic, always asking lots of questions-- very curious--but still loves to be read to and told stories. He enjoys playing with his brother, running around outside, playing catch, and is into his dinosaurs right now. Every evening (unless we get home late for some reason) Ethan enjoys listening to his daddy read from the bible and then Gus reads a chapter out of Narnia. Gus recently started reading to Ethan the Chronicles of Narnia. He is now almost through book #2 out of the 7 books. Ethan has learned that not all books have to have pictures and that you can use your imagination.
We still have a long way to go with raising and teaching him in the admonition of the Lord but I am looking forward to the road we have before us.
He recently turned 10 months old and weighs about 15 1/2 pounds. I am not for sure how long he is but he is definitely lengthening out.
He has 4 teeth. Two on the top and two on the bottom. Which is a surprise to me b/c Ethan did not have that many at Tuckers age.
He is doing great with baby food. He enjoys mostly whatever I give him as long as it has banana in it. I am still making his baby food and would encourage other moms to do the same. It is really very easy and you know exactly what your child is eating. Now don't get me wrong-- I do have days I use an organic baby food jar to mix with Tuckers banana. But I make sure I only buy the baby food that has that particular food with water in it.it.
Tucker is crawling, pulling up, and will stand in one place on his own. He will step as long as he is holding onto something. So it won't be long before he is walking and literally into everything.
I am enjoying the time I have with him right now though.
I have tried to start the weaning process, from nursing him. It is not going well. All he wants to do is chew on everything I give him. I have tried putting milk in a bottle, a sippy cup with a soft mouth piece, a soft throw away juice cup with a soft lid and nothing works. So this is going to be harder then I thought--Ethan transitioned so easy that I thought Tucker might do the same--but I was wrong....
So we will continue to try and see what happens.
See--I haven't left Tucker yet except for just a couple hours. I have always been back home in time to feed him again. So my goal was for by the time Gus' Christmas party came around on Dec 12th to be able to leave him with milk for bedtime.
Boy am I in over my head for the next 2 weeks. Or maybe I should say--poor family who is going to watch him that night. He might just scream the entire time!
So pray for him and me....
So that being said, let's move on.. Shall we?
Well I don't have a picture b/c I am always taking them.. I will work on getting one and updating you!
When I am not chasing my children around the house, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, making baby food, letting our dog out, packing up or unpacking for some reason, telling one certain child to share, praying for guidance, studying the scripture, cleaning pee-pee off the toilets (b/c I live in a house full of boys), being a wife, taking pictures (my hobby), scrap-booking, etc. because I could go on.... then you will find me blogging on my new Mommy Buzz site.
It was created to help women have a Christian site to visit and get advice from. Covering a wide range of topics my prayers is that it can encourage other women who may not always have answers to their questions. And of course --adding some fun stuff in with it--like decor--cooking--etc.
So basically I have my daily routine with an occasional outing for errands, MOPS, play-dates, the park, church, bible study, etc.
Being a mom and wife doesn't leave you with much time on your hands...But it is a fantastic blessing and privilege that the Lord has given to me.
So that 's all folks...In a nutshell that's what's going on with us right now.
As new things come about with Gus' work I will let you know. Please be in prayer for us that Gods will be done and that the right decisions will be made.
Love You ,
The Evans Family
Created by Krysten at 12:33 PM
Monday, November 23, 2009
This is a post that will be posted on both of my blogs...
I was wondering if any of you have the same type problem when it comes to finding Holiday outfits?
Created by Krysten at 12:27 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Created by Krysten at 1:32 PM
Created by Krysten at 11:41 AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Created by Krysten at 3:54 PM
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."