Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Daddy's Coming home!

The kids and I have been on our own this week. Poor Seth had to spend the week out on the beaches in Malibu at the Pepperdine Lectureships. He was asked to lead singing again, so he got to lead for a couple of things. One of these years when the kids are older, I will make it out there with him. His celebrity sightings this year included Larry King and the Kardashians (reality show family).

We did fine on our own, but will be glad to have him back in a couple of hours!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Photos of the Kiddos

The kids were all playing on the carpet this afternoon, so I snapped a couple pictures of them. I like this one of the 3 kids the the best, too bad it is a little out of focus (notice how Charlie gets progressively less interested in being in the picture): Our little 6 month old! (Has it already been 1/2 a year??):

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

6 Month Check-Up Freak-Out

So Emma had her 6 month check-up yesterday. And I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary, but the doctor was listening to her heart and said he thought he heard something and started asking me if we had a history of heart valve issues, holes in hearts, and if we had many relatives drop dead suddenly before the age of 30 and that he wanted me to take her to a cardiologist. At that point I start crying and he is trying to explain stuff to me, and he mentions things like surgery, and maybe this is why she is on the small side (Macy and Charlie were on the small side at this age too.), freaking me out more. So he leaves the room to call the cardiologist to get me in right away and I call Seth and freak him out with my crying and tell him what is going on. Thankfully, Seth was home with Macy and Charlie, normally I would of had them there with me, so THANKFULLY the kids were with him. So after Emma got her immunizations, they sent us into Dallas to a big hospital to see a pediatric cardiologist. There wasn't enough time for someone to come and watch the kids and for Seth to get the hospital in time to see the doctor, so I had to go by myself, but again, I was thankful he was with Macy and Charlie, because that would of been difficult taking them to the hospital with me. Emma had an EKG and ultrasound of her heart and then we were able to see the doctor. She wasn't a huge fan of the EKG and kept playing with the tons of wires tapped to her, but did really well for the ultrasound. The doctor was very nice and drew this little diagram for me:
He came in and the first thing he said is "I am not concerned, she will be fine.", which was a HUGE relief. If you look on the left side of the heart, there is a small opening on the left-flap-thing (whatever it is called), so blood is coming through that and it is making a murmur. He said the opening is about 2 mm, which is on the very small side. He said when it is 8 mm, that is when they do surgery. He said it is called "Atrial Septal Defect" (no, I am not going to google it, and if you do and find some scary story about it, don't tell me). Basically, he said he is surprised they even heard this early and that it will either grow together on its own or she will always have it, but that it won't be and issue and that he is 99% sure that it won't ever be an issue and she won't have growth issues or anything. So we have an appointment in 3 months to just make sure everything is still fine. What a morning! I did not expect to have a morning like that. I am very grateful that she is fine and even more grateful to know that God listens to our prayers (even when we are freaking out) and that he is ultimately in control no matter what happens.