Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here comes the snow!

Get ready! We're about to be hit by yet another winter storm, this one projected to bring us anywhere from 6-12 inches of snow, depending on which forecast you read. Ugh. Another snow day. Another day spent in the house. How long until spring??

Unfortunately, Alex's surgery had to be rescheduled as the anesthesiologist did not like his snotty nose. She was concerned with the possible risks should he have some type of respitory infection, although she couldn't be sure he actually has an infection because he wouldn't allow her to listen to his chest. So, we spent an entire morning at Children's Hospital for nothing...good times. ;) We'll try again in March.

Andrew was seen again this morning by the pediatrician, just to make sure his RSV has not progressed. The doc still thinks his lungs sound pretty clear, but he sent us home with a nebulizer anyway. This should help his nose clear out so he can breathe a bit easier. I can not wait until we get rid of this crud!! Poor baby...he's a trooper, though! He still smiles and giggles for me.

I decided to be brave today and make a homemade banana bread. We have a ton of ripe bananas, but since they have brown spots Addie won't eat them. She thinks they are "dirty". Such a funny little girl! I couldn't stand to just throw them out, and since we had all the other ingredients I figured I'd give this a shot. We'll see how it turns out!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sick kiddos!

It's been a crazy week!

Addie has had a cold for almost two weeks now, and Alex picked it up about a week ago. Nothing out of the ordinary for winter time - snotty noses, coughing here and there, but no fever. I don't typically worry about colds, unless the coughing gets out of hand. We just plug in the humidifiers, push the fluids, and continue to count the days until spring.

Unfortunately, though, this time Baby Andrew has also fallen prey to the cold. I decided that he should be seen by the pediatrician, since he is just seven weeks old - better to be safe than sorry! He has not had a fever, but he's got the lovely cough that his siblings undoubtedly shared with him. He tested positive for RSV, which is quite common at this time of year, and not really so dangerous for Andrew. Of course, it could become an issue should he begin having more respitory symptoms, but for now his lungs sound very clear. He sounds so pitiful when he coughs, though, and it just about kills me to know that he isn't feeling well. Since the big kids were both born in July, I've never had a teeny-tiny baby during cold and flu season.

My bigger concern was that Alex's surgery would be cancelled, but I was advised by the ENT's office to keep the appointment and let the doctors make the final call on Monday morning. As much as I dread the procedure, I really hope we don't have to delay it. Mark and I both have visions of a happier, healthier Alex once he has his new ear tubes and gets rid of his adenoids (which the ENT blames for all the nasty ear infections). For now, I'm trying to keep a positive outlook and not think about the possibility of having to reschedule everything...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Welcome to the Kearns Kingdom

Well, I'm finally doing it. I've been saying for so long that I was going to blog regularly about what may be going on in our household, so that those who care to can keep up with us. Because we're in the midst of Addie's obsession with princesses and everything related, I decided to title the blog "Capers at the Kearns Kingdom"...

Hopefully, I will update the blog frequently with all the cute little tales the kids present us every day, as well as family news and general musings. Enjoy!