Well first off, everyone has been sick free and Carson has been asthma free for a whole week! (I'm sure I just jinks myself)
Carson had a pulmonary appointment a week or so ago and she wants him to continue seeing the Occupational Therapy for help with swallowing foods, and also she is sending him to the feeding clinic. I had no idea that Children's has a feeding clinic. There will be a physician, child psychologist, and a dietitian there. The doctor will maybe look into more tests and the psychologist wants to see if there is something we can do to alleviate his stress level and help him work through his fears when he chokes on foods. Who knew, 2 year olds can have stress. She is also wanting to change his flovent to advair. This medicine has not been followed by FDA for children under 6. So I talked it over with my primary and he said that treating the disease should out way the side effects and agrees the Carson should try it out for 3-6 months to see if his flare ups are reduced. Any thoughts???? Other than that, he did go in today for his well baby check up. (Haven't said that in a long time:-). His eczema still is a problem but other than that, he is alright. He weighs 26.4lbs which is still about the 15% range and he is almost 35in. I believe that scores 50%. So he is still short and skinny. But he is looking good and in to everything. Oh to have the energy of a two year old........
As for Coltan, he is looking super. He went to get his physical today as well so he can try out for Cross Country at school. He starts 8th grade tomorrow. I just cannot get over how old my kids are. It doesn't seem possible that I have a thirteen year old. He is 5'5 and 111lbs. He is just getting so tall. I think he has officially grew taller than me. So now if I want to yell at him I will be looking up. As for soccer, he has been practicing on Mondays and Thursday nights for two weeks. His first game is this Saturday and then it looks like he will be in a tournament over Labor Day weekend in Kansas City. So he is getting hyped about that. The only other thing going on in his life right now is that he went to the ortho last week and he has two baby teeth that won't come out and his permanent teeth are growing in sideways. We have an appointment for him this Friday to get them pulled out. How lucky is that? He will miss his 4th day of school.
Cody will be starting 7th grade tomorrow and has already kept me very busy again as well. He also has soccer practice 3 nights a week. His practice is about 40-45 minutes north of me. I was lucky enough to get in a carpool so that will help out a lot with gas money. He was in a tournament this weekend and they just stomped everyone. They played teams from Kansas City, St. Louis, and West Des Moines. Cody scored 4 goals and had 5 assists. He was on fire. His league also starts this weekend and our next tournament is in St Louis on Labor Day weekend as well. Coltan will probably live with his soccer coach that same weekend so he can get to his.
Cody also went to the doctor for his yearly physical and he is 5'1 and 97lbs. It's hard to believe that Coltan and Cody are 11 months apart and there is 4 inches and 14 pounds difference between the two of them.
All last week we had a spring cleaning party and went through every room in my house and threw lots of things away and detail cleaned the whole house. Amy, I don't know if your wanting a boy or girl but if you do have a boy, I have a lot of Carson's clothes from newborn up. They are all yours when you find out. This weekend I had soccer boys from all three teams in and out of the house. We have had some of the boys spend the night Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. I actually have two of the boys here now. So that has been about it for our busy life.
As for me, well I'm renegotiating my lease at the salon so I can buy a new air conditioner. My land lord has been generous enough to go 50/50 with me. He is also going to front my half and then we will renew my lease to a 7 year with me paying him back my rent plus my half of the air conditioner for the first year. What a huge relief. I'm also still trying to get 3-4 workouts in every week and I will be starting college tomorrow. I will go on Tues and Thurs and I'm taking 9 credits. Wish me luck. Hopefully I will find time to sleep in all of the crazies going on. On a side note, I was actually able to go to church yesterday for the first time in forever. Coltan and Cody's soccer coach and wife have been trying to get me to switch and try theirs out for a while and we ended up having a great time. After church we loaded all of our kids up plus a few that do not belong to us and went to a little Mexican restaurant for lunch. It was a really nice time. I'm actually looking forward to getting back into the services again.
Hope everyone is doing great and know that I've been thinking about you all a lot hoping for wonderful days.