Archive for January, 2013


Tubular

Tubular

Evan got tubes this morning after being postponed for a week due to the doctor having the flu. It was just the two of us, and although I know it is a simple procedure, those 15 minutes alone in the waiting room seemed to take a lot longer! As expected, the left side had a lot a fluid build up, right side was decent. It went fine, and we are hoping and praying for a quick and dramatic improvement in his speech now that he will be able to hear us.
I was surprised in the differences in how kids react to the procedure (and most importantly, anesthesia). After Ben’s tubes when his was 11 mos old, he was already flirting with a handful of nurses when I was taken back to him. On the other hand, Evan was screaming his head off, totally disoriented, making himself gag. Nice. The nurses were so glad to see me walking through the door to pass him off. His reaction may have freaked them out a little!

He is fed and sleeping now. Let’s hope we see a happier, healthier camper when he wakes up!

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We are ALIVE!

Yep.  Still kicking, just took a leave of absence.  A LOT has happened.  A big move (all of 1.5 miles from our old house).  Growing boys.  And a new addition.  

Here is where we are now.

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We are getting settled, slowly but surely, in the new home.  It has an amazing backyard with a fabulous pool that can keep the boys busy for hours.  Still need to work on decorating, but that is a process that will take time.  I like to find “the perfect” piece!

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Ben is in kindergarten!  Hard to believe that we have such a big boy.  He is so smart and well mannered.  Doing great in school.  We kept him at our church school which I absolutely love!  Teachers are amazing.  2 teachers for 11 kids.  Great ratio!  He loves reading and learning about everything.  He is a questioner…which can be frustrating!  Being out on his bike is one of his favorite places to be.  

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Parker is 3 (4 in a month!).  He goes to Pre-k 3 at our church 2 days per week and always looks forward to school days.  Parker is hilarious and so animated.  He tells the best stories.  Some sound like they could be true but others are from way out in left field.  He loves being outside but can always find a way to entertain himself wherever we are!  

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Evan turned 2 in November.  He is a total Momma’s Boy.  I’ll take it!  It won’t be that way for too long.  He loves kissing Daddy’s Girlfriend and getting a rise out of Joseph.  It is one of their favorite games.  Evan is also a worker.  Always on the move.  If he sees something that needs to be done, he is on it…wipe up spills, new trash bag.  I hope this continues throughout his teenage years!  Unfortunately, Evan has some speech delays.  He is getting tubes on Monday which will hopefully get him hearing well (dr. said probably has fairly significant hearing loss from the fluid).    He starts with the speech therapist tomorrow.  Doing what we can to catch him up!  He is extremely intelligent though.  I can give his several instructions (go upstairs, get your dirty clothes, bring them down, and put them in the laundry room) and he follows through.  He is a BIG boy.  Top of the charts and very close in size to Bubba Parker!  

In other news, we are adding another kiddo to the Pfeiffer clan!  Baby is due in July, but already measuring big.  4 kids will keep us busy, but I love big families.  Lots of reward, lots of work.  

Some more pics of the family…

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