• fever? or a seizure?

    amelia started feeling sick monday night. she felt warm, didn’t have much of an appetite, so we gave her some tylenol before bed. tuesday morning she woke up dizzy with a temp of 103.3. more tylenol. resting on the couch all day. and watching little girl movies, mary poppins and ariel’s beginning. her fever broke mid-day and was down to 99.2. then before bed, it shot back up to 102.3. she also developed a cough and stuffy nose. this morning her temp was 102.9 and she couldn’t stop coughing. i called the doctor. the doctor found nothing but a stuffy nose and a temp of 100. they suggested a decongestant,…

  • epilepsy

    it is with a heavy heart and a good dose of fear(though i want that human emotion to go away) that i write this post. on december 1st, 2006, amelia was diagnosed with epilepsy. she had seizures daily, and often multiple times a day, for about 3 months following her diagnosis. her medication kicked in and she has been seizure free since then. praise God! when she was first diagnosed, we were told she’d need to be on the medication for two years and then she could be retested to see if the epileptic activity in her brain was gone. so this thursday, october 30th, she will have an EEG.…

  • trick or treat

    our neighborhood did it early this year. we went last night. uncle peter, cousin emily and cousin william joined us too. the weather was great! a little chilly, but no rain like we’d had for the past two years. the trick or treating continues today at grammy and gramps. they live in a small development where there aren’t a lot of kids so they need us. right?!?

  • out of the blue…

    things will hit me. like, “oh yeah, remember to call the court and see if i can get the transcripts from our adoption hearing.” someone told me i could do that, i think that day. but, i keep forgetting. or, “remember to call the hospitals where the kids were born and see if i can get a copy of their footprints.” i heard an adult adoptee talk about this. she was adopted from an orphange in el salvador and had a great life with her adoptive family. but, she always wished she had a copy of her baby footprints. a friend of hers who now works in the orphange from…

  • life through the eyes of a seven year old

    amelia got a camera for her birthday. without a doubt her favorite gift. she takes pictures constantly. and she’ll take 5, or maybe even 10, of the same thing. like 10 shots of the living room ceiling light. here’s a little sampling of her first night and day with the camera. my personal favorite is at the end. enjoy. our kids bookcase another shot of our kids bookcase another shot of our kids bookcase me me me my feet with daddy at the birthday party uncle ryan, girlfriend heather, and wilbur cousin winston uncle peter, winston’s dad gramps grammy me again me me the bottom part of my nightstand wilbur…