Thursday, May 7, 2009

High Fives, Diarrhea and Extra Thumbs...  

High Fives
We had DAY TWO of no hugs/kisses at church. Only high-fives. Micah is really getting into it. He gives one high five, then grabs the hand of the person and gives about 50 real fast in a row. He didn't try to hug anyone last night as far as I know. He's a smart little character. Matthew (who never really tried to hug people so much anyway) doesn't really get into the high five thing. He's kind of like Eli in that respect. He likes people but he isn't very free with his affection.

Diarrhea ****WARNING**** Not for the faint of heart! You might want to skip this paragraph!
I opened the boys bedroom door this morning at 6:45 to get them up to take them downstairs for breakfast. Then it hit me. Actually, just before the door opened, I got this sinking feeling (in my nose). Once the door was open, there was no doubt. I first went to Matthew's bed. He was fine. Sitting up, bouncing and rocking and giggling when he saw me. Up went his arms for me to pick him up. But I didn't at that moment. I went on the Eli's bed. Fast asleep and I saw no problems. Then on to Micah's bed. He was still asleep. Curled up in the corner of the bed, no blankets, and at the foot of the bed. I quickly realized that he was in the very corner because it was literally the only spot that didn't have poop on it. It was all over his pillow, all in his hair (oy vay) and on every blanket and that's probably all you want to know. Of course Blake was still in the shower, but I knocked (banged) on the bathroom door and told him to get his towel and get out of the bathroom. He did and I got another towel and just wrapped Micah up like a burrito so I wouldn't get it all over me and took him to the bath tub. Gave him the grossest bath I've ever experienced. He pointed to his hair and wanted it washed and all the other places where it went. Thankfully, he didn't play in it this time. It was just squished all over him. Got him out and then wrapped up everything in the bed and put it in the washer. Ugh. What a way to start the day!!!! We think we've narrowed it down to PIZZA as the suspect food product that he cannot handle. So goodbye pizza for him!!!
****END of Grossness****

Extra Thumbs
Sunday, we were sitting with the boys when I was finished with my portion of the service I lead. They both did so well! I was holding Micah in my lap and he held my hands in just the wrap around him position that he wanted. Pretty cute. Well, Mary was holding Matthew and he decided he wanted to hold my hand too so I let him hold one and he put both hands up for me to take him (which I couldn't). BUT...Micah started staring at Matthew's hands. Then he looked at his hand that has the extra thumb and back to Matthew's hands and back to his. In that moment, he realized that the extra thumb was not normal. He was ashamed and embarrassed by it and he hid his hand so I couldn't see it. I wanted him to know that it was okay so I forced his hand out from his other and held it, but he would not allow it. He wouldn't let me touch it. Finally, he covered his forehead and eyes with his forearm and hid his face too. Ugh. I was so sad for him. That poor little guy. He's so tender and so fragile. Needless to say I've loved on him extra hard because of the incident and reminded him over and over that he is a good boy. He just beams. I've been kissing on his extra thumb and trying to make him feel okay about it. The doc said he wanted to take it off. I didn't really agree. I thought is was no big deal. I was wrong. It's coming off.

Eli's Tube
As I said in an earlier post, Eli's g-tube (mickey) can come out. We called the doctor that put it in and let her know that the specialist that ordered said it could come out. She told us that we could bring him in and take care of it, but it would be better if we just did it at home. Okay... Right... YIKES! She told us how to do it and gave us the procedure to take care of the wound afterward and what to do if something goes wrong. So...Monday night, we're pulling it. Maybe I can find something else to do. :-) Ewwwww! Just kidding. We'll just do what she said and try not to throw up. :-)

The other treasures...
Our other kids have made the transition so well so far. They have really loved their new brothers in extravagant ways. What a blessing they are to us and to Matthew and Micah. Thank You, God.

Our church has also been a HUGE blessing to our family. I can't begin to describe it in words.

And of course, my beautiful bride has been an amazing mommy to all seven of our treasures. She is the love of my life and the owner of every part of my heart.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

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4 comments: to “ High Fives, Diarrhea and Extra Thumbs...

  • Alyson
    May 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

    I just had to share this with you and Mary - get ready for what is to come and enjoy!
    http://mrstroop.blogspot.com/2009/05/large-family-funnies.html

    Alyson

  • Missy
    May 7, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

    My son Reese, has a "partial palm" with only one big finger on his right hand. When he was little, I used to call his left hand his "hand" and his right hand his "cute hand". We found a special use for that cute hand, too: it is the PERFECT eye-rubbing hand!! It has a soft little fatty area that fits perfectly in your eye socket. I used to act like my eye was sooooo tired (or sore or whatever), and ask him if I could PLEASE use his cute hand for a minute? He's smile knowingly and come over and he'd ruuuuub my eye while I moaned and groaned in ecstacy. In that way, he learned to value his hand and think of it as something extra special (and useful!!) that others didn't have.

    Maybe you could try something like this with Micah?

  • Jennifer
    May 7, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

    Oh the joys of parenthood...We too had the g-tube with Nicholas and had to put in back in...so long ago-but I remember a time it not going back in-yuck. I remember at the moment freaking out a bit and trying to get a hold of the doctor-on a Saturday of course.
    Hang in there.

  • Mrs. Troop
    May 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM  

    Hellow, Malones!
    Thanks for the visit to Mrs. Troop.
    We purchased our table at an unfinished furniture store - about 11 or 12 years ago.
    You might check into that - it was the best deal at the time.
    HARD to find BIG tables, isn't it? :-)
    Blessings on your growing family!