Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Playing in water

Check on your child

I learned a very important lesson today. If your child has been in the bathroom for what seems like a very, very long time. Check on him and the toilet prior to having him flush the toilet. Luckily my son doesn't always like the sound of the toilet flushing so he came out to ask me if it would be loud. I could then check the toilet and realize that wasn't going anywhere. But with a little help from a bucket and rubber gloves, and 4 flushes later a major disaster was avoided. A new roll of toilet paper was needed, not sure what it looked like when this all started!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eli and the nail

Last night I was at a birthday party for a friend and I got a phone call from joe. His words "we have a situation"

The situation was the question if Eli swallowed a nail or not.

Eli was sleeping in the boys room as he has been the last few nights. Somehow they were playing and knocked one of the small shelves off the wall, and exposed some nails that were holding the shelf up.

All joe heard was a blood piercing scream and Luke yell "it is am emergency" so he flies up the steps. It wasn't Eli screaming but Luke and graham saying Eli had swallowed a nail.

Joe turns to Eli and says did you swallow a nail, he opens his mouth.

Joe tries to find nails and finds 3- one in Eli's bed, one in the wall, and one outside the door. There was still a nail in the wall, so we think they are all accounted for.

However we try to logically figure this out. The boys don't usually do blood piercing screams. They may scream to get our attention if we aren't in the same room but not blood piercing. Why would Eli keep opening his mouth or say " mouth" when asked where the nail was? Was the one in his bed the one he was playing with or is there another?

So I decided to play it safe since the holidays are coming up and go to the ER. Everytime he was asked about the nail he would open his mouth.

After about an hour and a half it was determined he did swallow the nail and it was in his tummy! So we are just waiting and seeing and praying it will pass on its own!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

4 months old

Madison is a few days shy of 4 months old. She is a happy girl most of the time unless she is tired, then she screams to be laid down to go to sleep. She enjoys being talked to and blowing bubbles! She also loves sticking things in her mouth including her fingers or a toy. She is making some cooing noises. She loves to sleep mostly thru the night, maybe getting up once. Her brothers have enjoyed talking to her and showing her the things they have built or colored.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Now that Madison will make noises at you when you talk to her, they boys like her a lot better. They want her to see the picture they are coloring, to take her for a ride on their back, to give her hugs an kisses, to sit by her, etc. here is Eli sitting on his Thomas chair and wanting Madison next to him.