Friday, December 28, 2012
In the room, I actually told Heidi I wasn't sure why I had come, just followed a prompting. She put a scope down Cohen's nose and said she could tell he had severe allergies. I kinda guessed that, but really didn't know what it meant. So we scheduled Cohen again to go have some allergy testing done. He had to be off his meds for a week before they could test. This was hard!! He got sick and was so extremely sick. He wasn't eating and wasn't breathing well, but I knew he couldn't take his meds. I just prayed that he could have a break. His eyes got sunk and I asked if he needed a blessing. Jeremy said if he had faith he would heal. By that next morning he was a million times better. I pointed that out to Cohen and he lit up. I could tell he was figuring out the connection.
Much to my avail, I called the Dr and they didn't think it was wise to test Cohen while his immune system was down and I was so disappointed because he had suffered all week just to be off and I didn't want to do that again. The Dr made a few calls and told me that it would be OK. So we went.
Cohen was pricked 64 time. 16 pricks at one time up and down his arms and legs. He was so brave. His eyes sprang with tears, but he never cried. The night before I walked in on him while he was saying his prayers and he was praying that the Dr wouldn't hurt him. I am sure that is why he didn't cry. Each prick had a number by it so the Dr could tell what allergen he was allergic to. He had numbers all over and he showed everyone.
It turns out that Cohen is full of allergies. His tiny body can't handle any dairy, corn, and most wheat. He is very allergic to horses, cats and other animals. Trees and grasses and many weeds. As the list went on I again found myself very frustrated. What was a supposed to feed him? Our eating was going to have to change in a way that I am unsure of. I kept telling myself ..one...step...at...a ...time. I prayed for this answer and I was going to have to be thankful for it. I am. It answered so many questions as to why Cohen LOVES soccer but hates to play it. He hated being outside. His constant need for snacks but never really eating them. Every meal his stomach would hurt and I just assumed it was his way of not wanting to eat because he didn't like it. I scolded and pushed Cohen to do things that his body was telling him no. That will always hurt me but now I know. I am forever grateful for those tender mercies that help me as a mom. The prompting to go to the Dr, the blessing to make Cohen feel better, and the calm reassurance that I can figure out what I need to do to make Cohen better. On our way home we hit up Costco. Cohen was telling me all the people that told him how cute Mason was. He was proud to be there right by him and I love Cohen for that. He is one cute sweet little boy and like I tell him, we will figure this out.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
This year we got Scottie the Elf. He has been fabulous to watch over the kids to make sure they were nice and not naughty. He has been great to take all the notes the kids left for him to take to Santa. Here is one that Cohen left. Santa came through and brought a watch.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I have been wanting to do a dinner party for a while now, so when Jeremy said a Christmas party would be good, I jumped on it. Seriously I have the sweetest hubby ever to do this for me! The kids went to Grandma's and we cooked all day. We made sparkling mango lemonade with pomegranates seeds and juice drizzled in.
Dad and Mason patiently waiting for the performance.
Livvy is saying, "Oh PLEASE, OH PLEASE, can I have something REAL for Christmas." HA! No.
While we were all together for Thanksgiving we had a baby shower for Holly. I'm excited for Holly have her first baby and live somewhat close to me. She is going to be a great mama. I know this because she takes such good care of my kids. We had so much fun that day. After the shower the sisters went shopping. We just go to be together and laugh and enjoy each other without the kiddos. The best part was when Holly bought us all drinks and we sat outside a shop and just laughed. It felt so good. The only thing missing was Jolynne. We will have to do it again!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
YOU KNOW I was so excited to spend Thanks Giving in Arizona with my family. We drove to Benita's house and stayed with her but we were back and forth between my Mom's house and Lori's house. We really did have a great time. Thanks Giving morning there were lots of cooks. I kinda just relaxed and messed around with my camera as you can see. They were laughing at me a bit. BUT I bet there were so happy I got some photos.
Oh HEY, Scott!
Such a fun weekend. I love my family so much. Thank you MOM!!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
When Candice went to Nicaragua we knew we were going to miss her, but I didn't realize how much. Jed found the perfect way to distract us by investing time into remodeling her whole main floor. When I say remodel I use the term loosely because it was a major transformation of the home. It was done very secretly and I had to limit talking to her over skype because my anxiety level was through the roof when my kids were talking with Grandma. I thoguht for sure something would slip out and I would be held responsible for the slip. I did very little compared to others but it was such an big thing for me to give back to Candice for the many things she does for me. I love her.