Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Summer!

Summer has officially arrived.  At least for us it has. 

On Friday we had a bit of a scare.  I was getting Mia's evening dose of medicine ready and I noticed we were nearly out, so I grabbed the box with the other bottle in it only to realize that there was no other bottle.  We had already grabbed that bottle and we didn't have any more medicine for her.  My heart panicked.  I had enough for her evening dose, but not enough for her morning dose.  By the grace of God, Costco was open (we get our meds there) and the pharmacy was able to add her order to the list, however, they weren't for certain it would arrive the next morning.  It showed the medicine was available, but they said if someone else placed an order for it before them, then the medicine could go there instead.  We immediately asked our friends and family to pray.  It was a rough night and morning for me, but by the grace of God our medicine made it to Costco in the morning.  She got her dose a bit late, but thankfully she got it.  I'm such a planner and I'm usually ahead of the game in reordering medicine because I don't want to be in a position where we don't have any, but this is the first time we get two bottles in a prescription and so now I've taken both bottles and put them where her meds are and when I only have one bottle left, I will know it's time to reorder. 

We started Mia's new medicine and she is still having seizures.  We anticipate that happening for a bit while we are weaning her off one medicine and increasing the next medicine.  But, please, as you remember her, keep praying that she would be seizure free soon.

Mia and Calvin started swim lessons this week.  We are taking them to a gal's house who does private lessons.  They are having a blast.  They both love being in the water and aside from sticking their faces in, they are working hard at everything else.  Today she had Calvin floating on his back by himself.  He didn't know it, but he was doing it. 

Mia is now 40 pounds!  Woohoo!  I almost can't believe it.  40 pounds is a big deal because now she could technically ride in a booster seat instead of her forward facing car seat.  We will keep her in the car seat as long as we can because it is safer, but it's nice to know there are some options.  And she's getting bigger!  It took 7 1/2 years, but we've made it to 40 pounds!  That's a big deal.  :)

We are winding down with school, but will continue to work on things over the summer.  Just not the same intensity as the school year.  But overall, the kids do better when we have a bit more structure in the day, so continuing on with some school stuff will be great on multiple levels.  Mia did super well this year.  She still has some struggles, but overall, she's did a great job of keeping up with all of her goals.  Her favorite subject was always science.  She studied stages of life, plants and animals, the human body and we ended with bugs.  The kids especially liked growing butterflies and ladybugs...I mean ladybird beetles.  I can't figure out why we don't use their formal name.  ;)


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