Thanks to Eye Candy Overlays and Designaglow we were able to play around with our Valentine mini session photos to make cute wallet sized valentine’s for the kids to give to friends and family! Taking my kids out asap for some shots so we can do this to hand out at preschool this year!
Kim and I used overlays, our own drawings and other digital items to create a few free printables for your kids! Perfect coloring pages for Valentine’s Day!
Go HERE to download the free PDFs!
Thanks for all your comments from last night. They were just what I needed. And if I had it in me I would email all of you to thank you personally b/c they each touched me. And truly, I just appreciate you all sharing your lives with me. It makes it easier to admit things like that on the internet!
Today was a long day that started great with a fun newborn session and ended in us finding out, after almost 3 hours at the doctor, that Bailey has asthma also. Which means maintenance drugs for her as well as Parker. And we also found out that Parker is “breaking through” her maintenance drugs which is a bad thing. Our pediatrician said she’s not sure what else we can do so we have to call the allergy specialist in the morning. Aside from a very severe case of asthma, she tossed out the fact that the allergist may decide to test her for Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a long shot but cases like hers have been known to happen I guess. The testing would only come as a last ditch effort to figure out what’s happening.
It scares the shit out of us. We’re both assuming it’s just a really severe case of asthma but once you hear something scary like that it’s hard to get it out of your head. No matter how far fetched it is. Chris is mad she brought it up at all and I guess I kind of like knowing the worst case senario. I don’t really know what to think tonight actually.
I’m exhausted, I’m scared, I’m worried and I’m just trusting that God has a plan for our family and it includes Parker having a long and healthy life. If you wouldn’t mind, I would love some prayers while we seek additional advice from a specialist and try to put our trust in the Lord.
jodie, please know that we are praying for you and your family right now with tears in our eyes acknowledging the weight of what you found out today – praying for parker and God’s plan for her life, praying for peace, praying for grace and strength to take in all of the information you just received today, praying for the specialist you will see and wisdom on their end to test for the right things and have a good plan of action. thank you for sharing so we can pray!!
We are praying and are grieving, afraid, angry, all the above with you all tonight. My prayer is that God meets both you and Chris where you are and that you all are able to meet each other there too. You all are in our prayers. know you are thought of and prayed for…Edward/the stalker
I just realized that my previous comment was titled “the stalker”, not exactly the tone I was hoping to start with…oh well, my intentions are good.
OH MY GOSH! i will definitely be sending up prayers adn put requests out! remember jodie…you’re a half full kind of gal! wow…i’m praying and thinking of you and your family!
One of these days, I’m going to play around in PS and be able to do what you do. o:)
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God does have a plan, just keep the faith and hug your beautiful kids a little tighter today!
Thinking of you and praying for you today my friend. Hang in there.
Jodie, You probably already know all this but just in case… I know that when we had Marjorie we were all tested for being a cf carrier. It wasn’t something we really knew about be/c there are so many tests for pregger ladies. But our ob mentioned it after we delivered. You might be able to check with your ob and see if he tested you — and hopefully put your mind at ease. Thoughts and prayers with you.
Praying, praying, praying for you! I know several families who have had their kids tested for CF because of chronic illness…none have ever come back positive! Hang in there, these tough times with the kids, when they seem so fragile are great for revealing the depth of our love for them–which can sometimes be hard to see, when we’re caught in the everyday tantrums and such. If it helps, you can re-reference my missing computer key for a laugh…stolen by a child within my first 6 months of owning this thing!!!!
Oh wow. It’s terrifying to wait for that kind of information. I think you have a good attitude. Whatever challenges life throws your way, I will pray God gives you the strength to meet them head-on and beat the crap out of them.
I would ask if you could see a pediatric pulminologist (a lung specialist). Prayng for little Parker today.
I love the picture of Audrey holding the wand.
We had the same issue with trying to find a medicine for Logan’s asthma. Singulair did absolutely nothing. I didn’t want to put him on a daily steroid but I eventually gave into Pulmicort and it is finally under control. We went to an awesome pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Spivey, at St. John’s. I HIGHLY recommend them. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you. I do know that kids can get stuck in a asthma-sinus/ear infection-asthma-sinus ear/infection cycle, so that could be the issue with Parker. Logan coughed till he vomited on a daily basis for MONTHS, and was constantly sick. Good luck.
I hope the visit with the allergist goes well. We’re so lucky to have access to pediatric subspecialists here in St Louis – I’m sure he/she will be able to answer all your questions. Lots of prayers that you’ll get good news and they can get her asthma under control.
I like #21 the best!
#9 is the fave of course – just a little cutie