Friday, December 26, 2008
The reason there is such a big time spand between the Thanksgiving post and the Christmas post is because we have been dealing with Ayden being very sick. Actually, he doesn't act sick, he just is sick. He runs all over the place with a smile on his face, but he has been going to the bathroom any where from 5 to 13 times a day. Robbie has Chron's disease and we were very scared for a while that maybe Ayden was showing signs of having the same thing. He was loosing a lot of weight and using the restroom several times a day. He became dehydrated so the doctors put him in the hospital for 5 days. The put his belly on rest with nothing to eat and only IV fluids. They did a bunch of blood and stool tests along with a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. It took a while for everything to come back and the good news is he does not have Chron's disease. We have done some diet changes and we are still watching him but he is doing better. Thank you Jesus.
We hope you all had a very merry Christmas. The Dunn household was full of excitement. We staid in town for Christmas. Robbie's sister came in from Texas. We spent a lot of time with his family. My parents were in Orlando. We will celebrate Christmas with my side of the family in South Carolina over New Years. That's one way to spread out Christmas. There is nothing more magical than children at Christmas. Our tradition is that we all put on matching jammies on Christmas Eve. Open a special ornament to put on the tree the night before Christmas. Then we read the Christmas story of the baby Jesus and set out cookies for Santa and head off to bed. Then the work begins for mommy and daddy. We don't put one thing under our tree until the morning of Christmas. It's just fun to see their eyes light up when they see all of the presents. Some are wrapped and some are not. We let the kids open their stuff and while they are playing with their new toys, Robbie and I open our stuff. Then we eat donuts and milk and play the rest of the day. I had to work half of the day. But the boys went to Granny's for Christmas dinner. We have a lot of special times at our home. We hope you all do the same.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
It has been a long time since I have written. I have been so busy. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. And now it is almost Christmas. We went up to South Carolina for Thanksgiving to spend time with my sister and brother. It was fun, but stressful for me. I don't travel well with little ones. No one sleeps well or eats well away from home. I hate to pack and unpack. and there is always an adjustment time to and from. And we will be doing it all again for new years. I don't know if any of you knew, but Ayden just got out of the hospital. He was in for 5 days with dehydration. He was in from Sunday Dec. 7th until Thursday Dec. 11th. He was a very sick little boy. We were scared he may have Chron's disease like his daddy. but so far so good. We are still waiting for some test results. Continue to pray please. We are still hustling and bustling through the season with baking and shopping. I can't wait to slow down. We have enjoyed seeing all of your family pictures. I will promise to write more soon and put more pictures in. But ta-ta for now.