Wednesday, October 10, 2007

we'reBACK!

Well, it seems like we've been away on vacation or something - but hardly! So sorry for the lack in posting - we've had a trying two weeks with Reed. All I can say is that I have never before been able to actually "feel" that we were being prayed for - but last Thursday and Saturday, wow, they were amazing days. So, THANK YOU to all of you that have been lifting us up in prayer because we are finally now in the "normal" spit up range!!! To make a long story short - after Reed losing weight and having the doctor become very concerned, we have switched Reed to the champagne formula - Nutramigen.



The nurses and doctors, from the get go three months ago, assured me that Reed's symptoms were not consistent with any type of milk allergy and that changing formulas wouldn't work... well, not so. He is still spitting up - but it is NOT painful and it does not sail across the room on a consistent basis. Praise God! :-) I think his little belly is totally irritated, so we're concentrating on being easy on his stomach until all the irritation is healed. What an ordeal! So, here is a picture of our happy 7-month old, Reed :-).


Riley and Jason have had some pretty fun projects that they've worked on since it has been such awesome weather here! This is a picture of them working so hard on Riley's window. It had some structural damage that Jason fixed and they had to paint the finished product. Riley did a lot of the painting and he did really well! Yes, that is Jason balancing on a ladder up to the second story of our house :-).



This was after a long day of work - lounging on the couch - I just LOVE this picture of the two of them!



This is a picture of Riley posing - literally, i asked him to pose and this is what he came up with. Is that a Jason look or what?



And finally, this is a picture of us yesterday - we were running around our cul-de-sac with our masks on - it was cracking me up! This was the day that we also ran around Lexington trying to find a place that had the Nutramigen in stock (oh, and if any of you all know any nurses that work in pediatricians offices, it would be nice to have a few free samples of this stuff - it's crazy expensive!!!) and Riley had on his pirate costume. We got so many "oh, look at him" looks. So funny!



p.s. don't you love that sweet look reed is giving riley? :-)

Now, last but not least, I want to hear from you... So, here we go!!!

1. Late night snack - popcorn or ice cream?
2. Favorite meal of the day - breakfast, lunch or dinner?
3. Going to the movie theatre or Netflix (or Blockbuster by mail)?
4. What freaks you out more - a mouse or a snake? (Ruth, that's for YOU!)
5. Ocean or a lake?
6. Antiperspirant and Deodorant or just an antiperspirant?
7. Candy corn - like it or no?
8. Do you have a stack of magazines in your house that you haven't read yet? If you say NO, then you have to share the secret of how to avoid this!
9. Fabric Softener in the wash - yes or no?
10. Do you wear perfume? if so, what is your favorite right now?

Ready to hear from YOU!

9 comments:

uhlsfam said...

My answers!
1. Late night snack - popcorn or ice cream? POPCORN!
2. Favorite meal of the day - breakfast, lunch or dinner? DINNER
3. Going to the movie theatre or Netflix (or Blockbuster by mail)? NETFLIX
4. What freaks you out more - a mouse or a snake? (Ruth, that's for YOU!) SNAKE
5. Ocean or a lake? NEITHER, NO REALLY, I'D CHOSE AN OCEAN, BUT IF I THINK ABOUT IT LONG ENOUGH THEY BOTH FREAK ME OUT.
6. Antiperspirant and Deodorant or just an antiperspirant? BOTH!
7. Candy corn - like it or no? IN SMALL DOES.
8. Do you have a stack of magazines in your house that you haven't read yet? If you say NO, then you have to share the secret of how to avoid this! YES!!!
9. Fabric Softener in the wash - yes or no? YES - LOVING THE GAIN ORIGINAL SCENT RIGHT NOW
10. Do you wear perfume? if so, what is your favorite right now? STILL ON THE ANGEL FOOD PERFUME THAT I PUT ON THE BLOG ABOUT A MONTH AGO - I'M IN A RUT!

The Barfield's said...

1. popcorn, or a giant fudge bar. going for low pointage!
2. dinner usually feels like the only Real Meal.
3. Neflix for sure. Can't remember my last theatre movie actually....i'd have to think about that one!
4. in my house, either one is freaky. outside i'd rather see a mouse than a snake.
5. i'd rather look at/listen to the ocean. not a big fan of swimming in either one. so much water kinda freaks me out too. and who wants to touch the nasty gooey bottom of a lake??? gross!
6. Both. I did hear on one of the morning shows this week that deodorant/antiperspirant use doesn't cause breast cancer. yay! i hate sweaty pits.
7. not so much. too sweet. ick.
8. YES. i haven't even read all of the real simple that joyce douglas sent me over a month ago! and I LOVE that magazine!
9. yepper, i'm a downey girl!
10. the only one i have is beauti control's brown sugar. yummmmmm.

OK,there's the answers. and THANK YOU so much for posting. you made my day. can you believe you will be here in like 3 weeks??? YAYAY!

Kristina said...

Mel,
You're back! I knew something was up and Shannon filled me in -- glad you are on the upswing with Reed! I do love your questions so here it goes:
1. Ice cream
2. Breakfast!!! My parents will tell you that I can put away some biscuits, gravy, country ham, grits, bacon (yes two meats and even sausage for variety is good). We all should go to Cracker Barrel some time -- I really want them to put one over here at Brannon Crossing!
3. Neither -- what was the last movie I went to? Ratatouille with my niece -- loved it! I usually tivo mystery movies to watch while I do laundry. Hallmark Channel has some good ones (not great) but clean/decent at least. And KET has all the series: Agatha Christie, Inspector Lynley, etc. love the British!
4. SNAKE definitely. We watched a Planet Earth video in Science class today and there were snake type things in the water -- YUCK!
5. OCEAN -- but that is only a few times a year. I would love to live near the lake.
6. BOTH -- and don't you hate it when you start smelling something later in the day and realize you didn't put it on!?!
7. NO -- for decoration only -- do not eat! What is that processed stuff anyway?
8. No, do you know Dollar Tree now has magazines? They are the previous month but who cares! That is my new addiction to go there and snag a few after the grocery store. And just to be real revealing, I keep my magazines for a long time! I save them according to their month so honestly just this weekend I got out all my October magazines -- FAmily Fun, Parenting, Parents, etc. I have three years worth! I am trying to go through and rip out the things I like and keep those in a file folder to pull. I used to have like ten years of Southern Living. Think I am down to five now! I have torn out recipes and articles to save but I am still working on decluttering! TMI?
9. Yes, but not on towels -- that cuts down on their absorbancy (sp?), love the lavendar vanilla kind and when I first sleep on them!
10. Yes, couldn't even tell you what kind -- rectangle glass bottle, but I did find one in a magazine (current -- haha) that I wanted to try but can't remember the name of it -- I think it is at the other house, the little thingy that you smell.

You have a great gift for creating community on a blog! Looking forward to seeing you Friday -- did you have a good anniversary last week? Wait until you see the new furniture we bought for Libby!
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kitzkazventure said...

I am loving that smile on Reed's face. OK, now to my answers.....

1. Late night snack - popcorn or ice cream? Neither! Cereal is my snack of choice.
2. Favorite meal of the day - breakfast, lunch or dinner? It is sooo breakfast. My new problem is McDonald's after I drop Nick at Preschool...so bad!
3. Going to the movie theatre or Netflix (or Blockbuster by mail)? I have a new 3 year old, what are movies? AND Kristina, I'm hurt that you forgot the girls night to see The Nanny Diaries.... :)
4. What freaks you out more - a mouse or a snake? (Ruth, that's for YOU!) Both if they are in my house....but neither freak me as much as the thought of bugs crawling on me during the night.
5. Ocean or a lake? Totally Lake...and Northern ones...they are soooo clean and brrrrrr! refreshing!
6. Antiperspirant and Deodorant or just an antiperspirant? I have no idea....I think it is both (SUAVE)
7. Candy corn - like it or no? Love them....Kristina, they are totally pure sugar...pure high fructose corn syrup...what is bad about that???? :)
8. Do you have a stack of magazines in your house that you haven't read yet? If you say NO, then you have to share the secret of how to avoid this! I read them free at Joseph Beth's...shhh, don't tell anyone.
9. Fabric Softener in the wash - yes or no? NO, we have too many allergies...bummer
10. Do you wear perfume? if so, what is your favorite right now? Again the allergy thing but I like a spritz of some of the bath and body works stuff occasionally...moonlight path, I think???

Still not sure if we will see you tomorrow at spanish but have a great weeked. BTW, we went to Evan's Orchard today, Those apple pies do ROCK! :) Karen

pottsfamily said...

Yeah! I'm so glad to see new pics. I love them all. Riley looks so much like Jason in all the pics. Reed looks so happy. I'm glad he is feeling better.

Sampsons said...

1. Late night snack - popcorn or ice cream? I LOVE POPCORN, BUT IF IT'S LATE AT NIGHT, ICE CREAM'S ALWAYS MY CHOICE...
2. Favorite meal of the day - breakfast, lunch or dinner? DINNER
3. Going to the movie theatre or Netflix (or Blockbuster by mail)? THEATER
4. What freaks you out more - a mouse or a snake? (Ruth, that's for YOU!) OHHHH... MICE. IT FREAKS ME OUT TO THINK THEY MIGHT BE PROWLING AROUND THE HOUSE.
5. Ocean or a lake? OCEAN
6. Antiperspirant and Deodorant or just an antiperspirant? BOTH
7. Candy corn - like it or no? A CLOSE SECOND TO JELLY BELLIES. I ALMOST GOT SOME TONIGHT, BUT KNEW I'D EAT THE WHOLE BAG, SO I DECIDED TO PASS (FOR THE BABY'S SAKE!)
8. Do you have a stack of magazines in your house that you haven't read yet? If you say NO, then you have to share the secret of how to avoid this! I FINALLY HAVE A SYSTEM DOWN FOR MAGAZINES... ALTHOUGH THE STACK IS KIND OF TALL RIGHT NOW... I'LL SHARE LATER!
9. Fabric Softener in the wash - yes or no? NOPE. IT ITCHES ME.
10. Do you wear perfume? if so, what is your favorite right now?
CAN'T DO PERFUME RIGHT NOW, BETWEEN THE ITCHIES (LOOKS LIKE I'M IN THE SAME BOAT AS THE KITZMANS!) AND PREGNANCY...

THANKS FOR POSTING! GLAD TO SEE THE FUN NEW PICS UP, AND THAT PRECIOUS, SMILING REED :)

roof said...

1.popcorn
2.dinner
3.both...I go to the movies almost every weekend and get movies by mail from blockbuster weekly...:)
4. a mouse! they are GROSS...
5.um, can't say...I just like anyplace that has sun!
6.both
7.like it
8.no
9.yes...lavender/vanilla!
10. caeser's woman AND eqyptian musk.

I LOVE the pics of your boys...so cute! The one of Riley cracks me up!

Dana said...

YAY!!! you're back!!!
missed you, girl!
1. rarely get this treat anymore, but it would be ice cream!
2. dinner
3. movie theatre - it has always been our "date" of choice, like that ever happens anymore either!
4. BOTH!!
5. neither, never been a water lover
6. BOTH!!
7. YUM, but just a little at a time
8. NO, i don't buy or subscribe; i just read at my mom's!!!!
9. YES, downy for me!!
10. yes, accapella by mary kay (think you asked me that this summer at nanny's!!)
hug dd for me & tell her to give you one right back from me!!!

Mary Beth said...

1. Snack--ice cream, definitely
2. Dinner
3. Movies
4. I definitely don't care for either!
5. Ocean
6. Both
7. I like to look at it, but not so big on eating it. The girls like it with peanuts?
8. Yes--I would love to sit down and look at my Southern Living or Real Simple, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
9. Yes--vanilla lavendar
10. Yes--I bought myself Channel Allure last year when I turned 30, then this year Tim bought it for me. I like consistency!